Let’s start with a look at the basic information about the Cambridge First Speaking Exam. It is 14 minutes long and consists of four parts.
Part 1 General Questions – 2 minutes
Part 2 Individual Long Turn using two photographs – 4 minutes
Part 3 Collaborative Task – 4 minutes
Part 4 Discussion – 4 minutes
A successful candidate in the Cambridge First speaking test is someone who can show a good use of basic grammar and vocabulary in their speaking. They are also generally clear in their pronunciation of sounds.
These are very general questions , typically about things like routines and free time activities. Answer them the best you can. Yes and No answers are not really enough in this part.
Compare two photographs and answer a question. There is also a second question for each candidate to answer.
A topic question with a series of options to discuss together.In the second part of the task you are asked to make choice of one or more options.
This has more detailed questions on the same theme as in Part 3 which you should answer in as much detail as possible.
You can read a review of candidates doing a Cambridge B2 Speaking test on our special page.