Speaking Part 3
Part three involves discussion of topics which develop from what
you have been talking about in Part 2. Some of the questions you
are asked may be quite demanding and require an ability to think
on your feet.
In this section, you will be discussing possibilities and speculating,
referring to your own thoughts, opinions and experiences, but also
To improve your general knowledge, watch or listen to
English language news on TV ( + teletext ) or radio
every day. Check out the BBC news websites, download and study
articles that you are drawn to.
Again in Part 3, take time to organise your thoughts. Some hesitation
is natural if related to putting your thoughts together. See how
you get on with these examples which might introduce Part 3, following
on from the Stage 2 examples:
Is it a good idea to be very close to your neighbours? What
are the advantages/ disadvantages of such a close relationship?
Why is there sometimes wide variation in the type of music older
and younger people like? What do you see as the main function of
music in life?
Remember, if you are not sure about what is meant by the question,
you can always ask the examiner to explain (parts of) it and thereby
gain extra time in which to make your reply. But try to use Part
3 to show off your knowledge and demonstrate your ability to express
an opinion and justify your ideas.