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Functional Language- Comparing, Expressing preferences, and Speculating.

In Part 2 of your Speaking exam, you will need to do the following:

  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Expressing Preferences
  • Guessing/Speculating about a picture
Comparing Pictures:
– “They both show/seem to be…”
– “Both of…are…”
– “The main difference between… and… is….”
– “The main difference is that…”
Contrasting pictures:
Both …
Whereas …
While …

“Both pictures show men using phones.”
Expanding your answers and expressing your preferences:
Likes:
I’m fond of…
I quite like…
I am a keen …/ I am keen on + verb+ing…
I really love…
Dislikes:
I can’t stand…
I’m not very fond of…
I’m not particularly keen on…
Saying what you prefer:
I definitely prefer…
I’d rather..
It’s difficult to choose, but I think I prefer..
If I had to chose…
Contrasting pictures- Part 2 Speaking
Useful speculative phrases include:
Perhaps
It seems like
They might have
It could be that
It looks like…
It seems as if…

It’s also useful to watch this short video of a real Speaking exam:

FCE Speaking exam

Also read our tips on how to prepare for the writing paper.

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