Together without the intervention of the interlocutor.
What is being tested
Your ability to engage in a discussion, to take turns (to initiate and respond
Appropriately) and to collaborate with your partner. This part may also involve
exchanging information, expressing and justifying opinions, agreeing and/or
Disagreeing, suggesting, speculating, comparing and contrasting, and decisionmaking.
This part of the test lasts three minutes.
In addition to agreeing and disagreeing with your partner, try to pick up on their comments
And ideas and develop them further.
Don't dominate the discussion or interrupt your partner during the discussion, as these are
Not considered to be good interactive communicative skills.
Don't worry if you occasionally have difficulty remembering a specific word. Try to paraphrase
The idea you want to express or use another word.
Use the prompts - and your own ideas - to keep your discussion going for three minutes.
Never ask the interlocutor if the time is up - just keep talking until he/she says 'Thank you'.
Try to give the impression that you are genuinely interested in what you are talking about.
Interlocutor: Now, in this part of the test, you are going to discuss something
Together, but please speak so that we can hear you.
A senior associate has asked you to write a report on the effect
The Internet has had on the way lawyers work. Talk together
About what to say in the report.
There are some discussion points to help you.
You will have about three minutes to discuss this. Is that clear?
Please start your discussion now.
The effect of the Internet
A senior associate has asked you to write a report on the effect the Internet
Has had on the way lawyers work. Talk together about what to say in the
The advantages and disadvantages of the Internet for lawyers
The problems associated with intellectual property rights
Whether the Internet has reduced the cost of legal services to clients
What you have to do
In this part of the Test of Speaking, you and your partner take part in a discussion
With the interlocutor, who asks you questions related to the task in Part 3.
What is being tested
Your ability to respond to questions and comments appropriately, develop topics,
exchange information, express and justify opinions, and agree and/or disagree.
This part of the test lasts about four minutes.
() Remember that the purpose of the interlocutor's questions is to encourage discussion. There
Is no right or wrong answer to the questions.
Whether you have an opinion or not, it is important to respond to the questions without
Undue hesitation. So if you have no opinion, invent one quickly.
Try to engage actively in the discussion and to play an active part in developing the topic.
If you find it difficult to think of something to say, try to relate the question to your own
Interlocutor Select any of the following questions as appropriate:
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