Speaking activities — Grades 4–6


These activities complement communicative teaching practices. They don’t cover all exam requirements — remember to use the GESE Exam information booklet to ensure that you cover all the exam content.

Exam preparation 

GESE Grade 4 — CEFR level A2.2

GESE Grades 5 and 6 — CEFR levels B1.1 and B1.2

Additional speaking resources

The following additional speaking activities at CEFR level B1 are informed by insights gained from the Trinity Lancaster Spoken Learner Corpus research project. Learning from prior Trinity speaking assessment results, these activities focus on practising aspects of speaking that will help students improve their communication skills in all situations.


The Topic form

For the Topic discussion, candidates prepare a Topic form which the examiner uses to develop the discussion. Exam centres provide candidates with these forms. For practice, download a sample completed form and blank forms here.

Blank Topic forms:

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