Part three is where candidates present an extended talk on a predetermined theme. This comes via a card, which lists a question and some suggested options to comment on. As you can see from the instructions they are just options although it probably makes sense to use them to shape your presentation.
Instructions & Sample Card
Now in this part of the test you are each going to talk on your own for about two minutes. You need to listen while your partner is speaking as you will be expected to comment afterwards. I’m going to give you a card with a question on it and I’d like you to tell us what you think. There are also some ideas on the card for you to use if you like. Please let B see the card. Remember you have about two minutes before we join in.
Sample Part 3 Card
What makes people work more effectively?
When the two minutes is up there is a separate question for the second candidate and the first candidate responds.
Candidate 2, what other initiatives in the workplace can encourage greater effectiveness?
Candidate 1, do you agree?
Then the task is repeated with the second candidate on a different theme, along with a separate question and response.
The last segment of Part 3 is based around one of the themes which have just been discussed.
Now to finish the test we’re going to talk about “efficiency” in general.
These remaining four minutes or so then involve candidates responding both to questions and to what their partner has said.
In what ways do you believe technology helps our world to function efficiently?
Do you agree?
Once the 16 minutes have elapsed the test comes to an end with the usual
“Thank you. That’s the end of the test!”