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ECCE: Speaking Guide

SPEAKING TASKS: Choose an Option or Help solve a problem Stage 1: Warm-up (2-3 minutes) Stage 2: Ask questions to get information (3-4 minutes) Stage 3: Justify your choice (1-3 minutes) Stage 4: Elaborate on the Topic (2-4 minutes)

STAGE 2 Functions for both tasks Various question types Wh-questions Yes/No question First of all, Id like to know Could/Can you tell me..? What about? Asking for clarification Do you mean that? Im not exactly sure what I need to do Responding to the examiner That sounds interesting/good/great. Id like that. /I wouldnt like that. Its the kind of thing I like/Im interested in. Im not really interested in Signaling readiness OK, I think Ive enough information.

STAGE 3 Functions for choose an option task Making a decision I think that after hearing the advantages and disadvantages of each option, Id suggest...................... Expressing preference I would/wouldnt like to . I would rather + bare infinitive +than + bare infinitive I suppose I would prefer to..rather than + bare infinitive If I had to choose, I would + bare infinitive Id probably choose... Explaining your choice Id probably choose.. My first choice would be.. I think.would suit me best because.. Id choose.because it is important to me to. I think ... would be best because... I think most......would find ........more interesting. I think......has more to offer.......since.... I dont think.......are into ......and thats why I wouldnt choose it.

Introducing your own ideas To tell you the truth, I would do something else. Instead of those options, I suggest ... Theres also another possibility, ...

STAGE 3 Functions for help solve a problem task Giving advice I think you should/could.... My advice is to... Why dont you....? If I were you, Id... I think the best thing to do is to.... Giving advice on personal experience In my experience... As a teenager, I.... Ive been in a similar situation. A similar thing happened to me/my friend. I can understand how......must feel Personally, Id would love/hate it if... Introducing your own ideas Theres another way. It might be a good idea to.... Of course, there is something else that he/she could try. If I were you, Id suggest something else. He/She could.... I wonder if.....has thought of.......(+ing) STAGE 3 Functions for both tasks Dismissing the other option I wouldnt choose the other option because ... I didnt choose the other option because ... I think that ... wouldnt be ... Referring to something the examiner said As you said before ... You mentioned ...

CONVERSATIONAL STRATEGIES Matching! 1.Request Clarification 2.Giving Clarification a. Excuse me for interrupting, but.... b. I dont know where to begin.. Well, Im not sure, but.... Well, lets see/let me see/ Hmm.... c. Im afraid I dont follow you. Sorry, I didnt catch what you said. d. Now to get back to what we were talking about... Now as I was saying... By the way... To tell the truth.... e. Let me see if I understand/got that. f. OK/I see. g. In other words....(repeat in paraphrase) Let me put it this way/another way

3.Checking Understanding 4.Indicating Understanding

5.Hesitating 6.Interrupting 7.Taking Initiatives