Topic Task Tips
- Spend time choosing and preparing your topic. Choose a topic that interests you and that you can spend up to four minutes talking about.
- Try to think of a topic that includes lots of language of ISE I. For example, a topic that helps you to give reasons and opinions and discuss the past and the future.
- Use a range of different language functions from the level.
- Think of the language you will need and the questions the examiner might ask you.
- Think of questions you can ask the examiner about your topic.
- Practise listening to English in addition to speaking it — you are tested on your interactive listening skills (how well you follow the conversation), so practise having conversations in English.
- Don’t choose a technical topic — it’s difficult to remember technical vocabulary in the exam.
- Don’t memorise a script — you can plan ideas and phrases for your topic, but remember that the topic is a discussion and it is important to be natural.
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