Describe the picture: Runners
There are four parts in the PET speaking test:
- Part 1: general introductions;
- Part 2: discussion about a situation;
- Part 3: photographs; and
- Part 4: discussion about a topic.
You can find up-to-date information about the PET exam at the Cambridge ESOL website.
In Part 1 the examiner will ask you questions. These could be about home, work, where you live, what you do, your family, etc.
The examiner will ask you in turn. You can listen while the other student answers the question.
In Part 2 you have to listen while the teacher explains a situation. Then the teacher will give you a picture and repeat the situation. You have to discuss the situation with your partner. Here are some examples:
- Learning Something New
- Visiting Someone in Hospital
- A Present from Paris
- The Graduation Present
- Getting Around Europe
You have to use words like
- “Why don’t we?”
- What do you think?”
- “That’s a good idea!”
- “Hmm, I don’t think so, because…”
- “OK, let’s decide to…”
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In Part 3, you have to talk for one minute about a picture. After you finish, your partner will talk for one minute about another picture. Below are examples of pictures.
Click on each picture to open it. When it opens, use your mouse to find some words you can use. A good way to start is “The picture shows…
|On The River||London||A New Baby||New Arrivals|
|The Presidential Visit||Barbeque 2||The Fish||Barbeque 1|
|Waiting at the Airport||Picking Apples||The Red Card||Astronauts|
|Filming in the Hospital||At the Airport||Visitors at the Hospital||Runners|
In Part 4, you have to talk with your partner about a topic. The topic will be related to the photos you saw in Part 3.
For example, if the two photos were about games, then you will have to talk together about games you play or like, or games you used to play. If the two photos in Part 3 showed old people, Part 4 might be about old people in your country, or an old person you know.