During a Speaking Masterclass, students will get the opportunity to better prepare for the three parts of the speaking exam: the role-play, the photo-card activity and the general conversation. Students will receive guidance on how to recycle language structures they are familiar with, as well as information and materials to support them describe any given picture in detail.
The session will also help pupils understand and anticipate the examiner’s questions, with emphasis on how to maintain accuracy whilst having to think on the spot.
As part of the Speaking Masterclass, students will also practise forming and asking questions in the target language; furthermore, the Speaking Masterclass will provide students with strategies on how to utilise the clues and vocabulary they will see during the preparation stage during the actual exam. Depending on the needs of the group, support can also be provided with regards to using correct pronunciation. Students will be invited to look at recorded answers, which they can discuss, mark and use as a model.
For the students aiming at grades 7, 8 and 9, there will also be opportunities to see how to “show off” and “showcase” their knowledge of the target language and decide which language structures to prioritise when revising.