CAE Speaking Part 3 Example #5 – Free time

CAE Speaking Part 3 (Collaborative Task) samples and useful phrases and ideas for your answers. If you are unsure what should CAE Speaking Part 3 answers have, check this explanation. You can save it in PDF or print using the button at the bottom.

Extra question: which of the occupations is more attractive to younger people?

CAE Speaking Part 3 Useful Phrases

CinemaTheatreMusic concertMuseumLibrary
– Cinema is an affordable and accessible form of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy
– The variety of genres ensure that even the most picky person will find something to their liking
– Knowing ‘what’s on in the cinema’ makes for a great small talk!
– The greatest and highest form of entertainment
– Makes you appear cultured and high-brow
– Nurtures taste for finer things in life
– Seeing your favourite musicians live is the best feeling in the world
– You get to sing along and dance to your beloved tunes
– Making new friends at such event is a doddle even for the most socially-awkward of us
– Older generation might choose to go there to relive their happy youth memories
– Another choice for the culturally-savvy, you can get validation from your friends and get complimented  on your refined taste.
– Get exposure to the wonders of modern art which aims to challenge your understanding of what ‘beautiful’ really means.
– Yet another great way to socialise with interesting people
– A great choice for people who prioritise learning things over having fun or striking up acquaintances
– If you’re a student then this is a great place to do your homework, write your term paper or play truant
– Free computer access
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CAE Speaking Part 3 Example #4 – Vacation

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Extra question: Which vacation is going to be most memorable?

CAE Speaking Part 3 Useful Phrases

Seaside hotelEuropean capitalSki resortCruise shipAt home
  • If you don’t feel like spending your holiday walking and seeing the sights
  • Great for swimming, dining out, cruising along the sea
  • Perfect for a family vacation
  • You can get culturally enriched by visiting places like museum and galleries (if you’re into that)
  • Probably the best restaurants, theatres, recreating and entertainment industries in general
  • If you are really into risk and sports, this is the optimal option. Nothing like a steep snowy hill and crisp frosty air
  • Fresh air and exercising are definitely great for your health and general well-being
  • An opportunity to see many different countries without feeling tired from travelling.
  • Cruise ship tickets can be bought for real bargain prices in low season
  • Definitely a unique experience everyone ought to have at least once in their life.
  • Not a very popular option, this one is by definition the most affordable one – in fact you won’t be spending anything extra
  • Spending free time at home might make it possible for you to improve something around your house – change the interior of fix something you’d meant to for a while
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CAE Speaking Part 3 Example #3 – Applying for a job

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Extra question: Which is going to be least important?

CAE Speaking Part 3 Useful Phrases

Work experiencePersonal connectionsThe interviewRecommendationsQualifications
  • An experienced worker is an invaluable asset to a company – everyone can benefit from their knowledge
  • It is only worth taking on an inexperienced employee if they are young and ready to learn
  • Nepotism is not ethical, but it can be of extreme help, especially early on in your career
  • It is possible to get a lucrative offer from friends or family even before a job offer is publicly posted
  • Creating a good first impression is crucial – especially if your qualifications or recommendations are not so brilliant
  • You might never see your boss again and that first impression can end up the only thing they associate you with
  • A wise employer is more likely to show preference to prospective staff members that come highly recommended
  • Recommendations would also mean that the potential employee didn’t burn the bridges at the previous place of work
  • Similar to work experience, but with more academic focus, qualifications show person’s ability and professional aptitude
  • Some companies might have strict policy regarding documental proof of one’s education
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CAE Speaking Part 3 Example #2 – Different places to live in

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#2. Different places to live in

Extra question: Which would be the most comfortable for a family with children?

CAE Speaking Part 3 Useful Phrases

Large cityQuiet villageSmall townCity outskirtsThe city centre
  • Greater employment opportunities
  • More developed infrastructure (i. e. shops, parks, sports centres, schools and universities)
  • Much better ecological situation
  • Healthier food, being able to grow it yourself
  • Much more relaxed and laidback lifestyle
  • Friendlier people, close-knit communities
  • Infrastructure that is sufficiently developed
  • Shorter commute time and distance
  • Less traffic congestion
  • Lower prices to buy and rent accommodation
  • Quieter, less busy streets
  • Air that is slightly cleaner in comparison with the city centre
  • Usually all the best recreational activities are held there
  • Almost no commuting is needed, you can walk everywhere
  • Living in the city centre is prestigious
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CAE Speaking Part 3 Example #1 – Advantages and disadvantages of different occupations

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#1. Advantages and disadvantages of different occupations

Extra question: which of the occupations is more attractive to younger people?

CAE Speaking Part 3 Useful Phrases

Self-employmentWork at big corporationsWork at small companiesVolunteeringPart-time job
+ Being your own boss
+ Freedom of decision-making
+ Getting all the money you make
– Less security / Uncertainty
– Have to look for work and clients on your own
+ Competitive salary
+ Great career prospects/opportunities
+ Social benefits
+ Various perks, i.e. free lunches or quarterly bonuses
– High workload
– Working overtime
– Feeling of detachment
+ More direct interaction with your employer
+ More flexibility with your working hours and vacations
+ Can negotiate a pay rise easier
– Little to no room for growth
– A degree of financial uncertainty in poor economic climate
+ The joy of helping others unconditionally
+ Making a difference
+ Exposing yourself to new experiences
+ Different angle of things
– No monetary compensation
– Work can be hard and sometimes unpleasant
+ Greatest degree of flexibility
+ A nice variety to your daily routine
+ Can vary the amount of workload and work hours
– Not working full-time won’t make a lot of money
– Commuting just for a few hours’ work
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