B2 Speaking Part 2 Exercise 1

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speakingSpeaking Part 2 Exercise 1 is our first exercise for the B2 First Speaking Test Part 2. You compare two photos on your own for about a minute and then your partner will answer a short question about your photos.

Don’t try to describe every detail in Part 2 of the Speaking Test. Just say what is similar and different about the photos, and answer the question about them. Remember to give your reasons.

B2 Speaking Test Part 2 Exercise 1

This is B2 First Speaking Test Part 2 Exercise 1, choose the tabs to complete all the tasks.

Instructions

  1. Complete the quiz to practice useful language to use in Part 2.
  2. Listening carefully to Maria talking about her two photographs and complete the exercise.
  3. Record your voice and then download the file to share with your English teacher or a friend who speaks English well to get some valuable feedback for the B2 First Speaking Test Part 2.

Useful language

B2 Speaking Test Part 1 Ex2

First listen to Maria comparing the two photographs and saying why she thinks these people are playing musical instruments in these situations.

2 Speaking Test Part 1 Ex2b

B2 Speaking Test Part 1 Ex2c

More exercises available:

B2 First Listening and Speaking Section

Requires being able to follow and understand a range of familiar spoken materials, such as news programmes, public announcements and other sources, but targeted at the interests of the learners.

In this part you talk to the examiner about yourself and your life, e.g. your name, school, interests and future plans.

In this part, you talk about two photos on your own which you have to compare for about 1 minute. After you have finished, your partner will be asked a short question about your photo. When your partner has spoken about their photos for about 1 minute, you will be asked a question about their photos.

In this part you express ideas with your partner by looking at a discussion point that the examiner gives you.

This will be available soon.

In this part, you focus on general aspects of a topic with the examiner or you may involve your partner.

This will be available soon.

In this part, you will hear people talking in eight different situations.

In this part, you will hear five people talking about different things.

In this part, you will hear an interview.

writingB2 First Writing Section

You are required to produce two pieces of writing. The first piece is compulsory and will be an essay of 140-190 words. For the second, you can choose from an article, email/letter, essay, review or report (B2 First for schools the report is replaced with a short story) of 140-190 words.

readingB2 First Use of English and Reading Section

You need to be able to understand a range of texts, including how they are organised and the opinions and attitudes expressed in them. The texts will be from sources familiar to you such as magazines, articles, fiction and advertisements, but targeted at the interests of students.

Students’ use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well they can control their grammar and vocabulary.

For this part, you practice vocabulary word-building by changing different words using a base word.

For this part, you practice how to understand the details of a text, including opinions and attitudes.

For this part, you practice how to understand the structure and follow the development of a text.

For this part, you practice how to find specific information in a text or texts.

execisesEspecially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practise so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

 

Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the pre-intermediate level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.

A2 Key | B1 Preliminary | B2 First