So what can you expect in part 2? You will have two pictures and a question. You have to talk for one minute about your two pictures. TIP: Speculate, contrast, compare, give your opinion and answer the question at the beginning of the task. TIP: use a range of expressions not just think!
- In relation to the question
- In regards to the question
- I suppose
- I reckon
- It’s possible
- In contrast
- This picture shows… but that one..
- One difference between the pictures is that…
- This one looks more … than that…
- Another thing that’s different is…
- Something else that’s different is…
- Both pictures show…
- They’re alike in another way, too.
- In both pictures there are…
- They’re both quite similar because they both show…
- A key similarity is…
- In one respect the pictures are quite similar because…
- Don´t describe! We are at B2 level so we should not be describing the pictures in great detail.
- Practise making short one-minute talks as often as possible to get an idea for how long 1 minute feels like. Time yourself and ask a friend for feedback.
- Try to show off your range of vocabulary, grammar tenses and range.
- Practice, practice and practice. Learn some key expressions and make a checklist of speculate, compare, contrast, opinion and question and have a friend tick of each section whilst you are practicing.
- Record yourself so you can hear your pronunciation and to see what you have missed and what you could improve on.