CAE Speaking Part 3 Example #10 – Commuting

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CAE Speaking Part 3 - commuting
Extra question: which way of commuting might be most popular in rural areas?

CAE Speaking Part 3 Useful Phrases

WalkingBus or tramTrainDrivingCarpooling
– Walking is free – or almost free. All you need is a pair of comfortable shoes
– Walking to work or place of study takes exactly the same amount of time as you are not dependant on traffic congestion. This makes it more reliable
– It is a nice, gentle form of exercising
– Commuting by bus or tram is quick and affordable
– Bus lanes make getting somewhere quick even during rush hour
– Using public transport shows environmental awareness and that you care about the planet
– You can read or listen to the music en route
– Trains never suffer from traffic congestion, although they might be overcrowded during peak times
– Trains always run on schedule so you can plan your day more effectively and reliably
– Arguably, trains can be more comfortable than cars and buses as they maintain constant speed throughout the way without having to accelerate or slow down
– Probably one of the most expensive ways to commute, driving offers unmatched personal freedom
– It is most convenient for big families with kids as they have to be taken to places like school or kindergarten
– Some people find the process of driving a car enjoyable in itself, without going somewhere in particular
– Affordable and environmentally friendly
– Carpooling encourages socialising and bonding with your colleagues/fellow students
– Both driver and the passengers benefit if they chip in to pay for fuel
– Makes the commute more fun when there are more people in the car

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CAE Speaking Part 3 Example #9 – Sports

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CAE Speaking Part 3 - different sports
Extra question: which sport is least stressful?

CAE Speaking Part 3 Useful Phrases

JoggingFootballChessSwimmingMartial arts
– This sports can be nice and gentle introduction to the world of sports in general and cardio exercising in particular
– Jogging in the morning is a nice habit to have that promotes self-discipline and trains one’s willpower
– Some might like the social aspect of jogging – meeting other joggers and bonding as you can relate to the same problems and joys associated with this sport
– Football is not for the meek – people who are competitive and not afraid of getting some bruises might like it
– As well as developing most leg muscles, football improves your situational awareness
– As a team sport, it teaches the valuable lessons of learning to trust your mates and not to let them down
– The most intellectual of sports, it promotes both strategical and tactical thinking, encouraging player to think long-term
– Chess is known to develop cognitive abilities of its players owing to the sheer amount of memorising one has to do to play this game well
– Swimming is the most balanced form of exercising of the ones listed here, it develops most arm, leg, chest and back muscle groups
– A great skill to have, swimming can help you save your own life and that of others
– In addition to benefits of physical exercising, martial arts teach you self-defence, which can always come in handy
– Not only do martial arts train your body, but also your mind and willpower, they teach you do deal with the challenges and hardship of everyday life

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CAE Speaking Part 3 Example #8 – Saving money

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CAE Speaking Part 3 - saving money
Extra question: which of these ways is the easiest to follow?

CAE Speaking Part 3 Useful Phrases

Shopping listsTracking expensesBankFinancial advisorOnline shopping
– Knowing what you want to buy in advance is especially important for grocery shopping – you will only get things you need, avoiding impulse buying
– Helps to cut down on the amount of time you spend at the shop, minimising unnecessary purchasing
– Reviewing your spending can help pinpoint the biggest expenditure items
– People can get unpleasantly surprised when they find out how much money they spend on useless things which can make them change their approach to consumption
– When you don’t have immediate access to your funds it becomes easier to control your desire to buy something unneeded
– Naturally, banks have a number of offers to invest your money, although this is not directly related to saving money
– A qualified specialist can optimise your spending and provide advice on financial literacy
– When another person is involved you might feel more motivated to stick to the given tips and advices as you wouldn’t want to upset them
– Online shops can often offer better prices than regular retail stores as they don’t have to pay rent
– Discounts are more common in comparison with the conventional shops
– Unfortunately, online shops can also tempt you to buy things you didn’t plan on buying since the shopping experience online is almost effortless

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CAE Speaking Part 3 Example #7 – Ways of learning

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CAE Speaking Part 3 - ways of learning
Extra question: which approach is most cost-efficient?

CAE Speaking Part 3 Useful Phrases

College, UniSelf-educationTutorVocationalOn-the-job
+ Provides fundamental, in-depth understanding of the subject
+ After graduating, you are given a recognised proved of your qualification in the form of a diploma
– Takes years to finish
– The knowledge and information provided can become outdated or difficult to apply in real life
– Can get very expensive, many people live paying off college loans many years after graduating
+ Little to no associated costs
+ Can be done from home or anywhere else, at the time of your convenience
+ The intensity and workload is controlled by you alone
– Requires a great deal of self-control, motivation and self-organisation
– No proof of qualification which can be required by your employer
+ Personalised approach to your studying needs
+ Classes at time and place that are best for you
+ Experienced guidance from a qualified specialist
– Can be expensive
– Just like with self-education, no proof of qualification is provided afterwards
+ Highly-specialised courses that target particular skills or trades
+ Doesn’t take too much time so you can start working sooner
+ At the end of the course you are normally given a certificate or other paper that proves the fact of participation in the programme
– The resulting qualification has limited application, usually in one or two fields
+ Only gives you skill and knowledge that will be directly relevant to your duties
+ It is combined with doing work, so you don’t have to lose time and money on studying
– The knowledge that you get is very specific and can only be used for that one particular time of job

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CAE Speaking Part 3 Example #6 – Staying Healthy

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CAE Speaking Part 3 - staying healthyExtra question: which thing is most important for health of older people?

CAE Speaking Part 3 Useful Phrases

ExercisingDietSleepJobHobby
– Even brief periods of physical activity are proven to improve both health and mood, provided they are done regularly
– Exercising in the morning energises you for the rest of the day, which contributes to overall well-being
– A balanced diet helps avoid and overcome many illnesses
– On the contrary, poor choice of food can be a cause of numerous conditions related to stomach and digestive system
– Nutritious diet rich in vitamins also helps to stay in good, cheerful mood
– Maintaining a regular sleep cycle is vital for people’s physical and mental health
– Sticking to natural circadian rhythm ensures maximal productivity
– Another easy way to guarantee optimistic mood is to get enough bedtime.
– A job that brings joy as well as puts bread on the table is probably everybody’s dream
– Having a job creates a sense of purpose
– Job offers different social context, introducing you to new people both in the form of colleagues and clients. This is known to have beneficial effect on health
– A hobby is a nice way to introduce some variety to your life routine
– It is a great way to relieve stress – one of the main reasons for poor health for people in their thirties and older

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CAE Speaking Part 3 Example #5 – Free time

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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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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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