Ask candidates who have practised law one further question, as appropriate.
0 Could you briefly describe the organisation you work for?
0 Could you tell us what you find most enjoyable about being a lawyer?
0 What advice would you give to lawyers starting their careers?
Ask candidates who have not practised law one further question, as appropriate.
C Couldyou tell us in which area of the law would like to practise?
0 Couldyou brieflydescribe what you are studying?
0 What have you found difficultabout studying law?
Ask each candidate one further question, as appropriate.
C In your opinion, how could universities in your country improve the study of law?
0 What opportunities are there for newly qualified lawyers in your country?
C What opinion do people in your country have of those who work in the legal profession?
What you have to do
In this part of the Test of Speaking, you and your partner both give a different oneminute
Talk. The interlocutor hands each of you, in turn, two written topics, and you
Have one minute to choose one from the set of two and prepare to talk about it.
Both topics include three prompts, which you may use if you wish.
After you have given your talk, your partner will ask you a question. This questionand-
Answer section also lasts about one minute.
What is being tested
Not your legal knowledge, but your ability to give a short, informative talk on a lawrelated
Topic. You are assessed on how well you can organise information and
Ideas, use vocabulary appropriately, express and justify opinions, and convey a
This part of the test lasts seven minutes.
When preparing your talk, organise your thoughts around a few key ideas.
(j Begin your talk by picking up on the topic and developing different aspects of it, using the
Prompts if you wish.
.,) Don't worry if you don't have time to cover all the prompts given.
Speak coherently and avoid pausing for too long.
Try to link ideas and sections of the talk with connecting words and phrases (discourse
Tryto use a range of grammar and vocabulary to show the examiners what you can do.
C Listen to the other candidate's talk carefully so that you will be able to ask an appropriate
Marketing legal services
Recent developments in marketing legal services
Marketing by lawyers
Problems raised by marketing legal services
The role of lawyers in forming business associations
The legal differences between a partnership and a company
The advantages of forming a company
Training for the legal profession
Legal education in your country
Why people want to train for the legal profession
Professional training after law school
The purpose of competition law
The difficulties of enforcing competition law
Penalties for breaking competition law
What you have to do
In this part of the Test of Speaking, you and your partner take part in a
Collaborative task. The interlocutor reads out the task and gives you both one
Written copy of the task and three prompts. You are expected to discuss the topic
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