Paper 4 Oral Examination 2 Exam tips for Part A, Task 2 When it comes to Task 2, Examiner 2 will take the initiative, saying: 'I hope you've got the information I want. Let me ask you some questions'. You will be asked five questions about the given headings on the form. You need to listen to the questions carefully as they will not be in the same order as the headings and may be worded differently. Many candidates fail to provide full answers for questions requiring two-part answers. You will be reminded that there are usually three two-part answers required in the role play and you must give the whole answer to get a mark. Another problem is many candidates start every sentence mechanically with 'He/She said/told me that ... or worse still, 'He/She answered me that ...' This is unnecessary and will give the examiner a bad impression. In most cases, a simple, direct answer is required. In real-life situations it is more common to give short replies consisting of only one or two words or a phrase. Yet, when the examiner asks: 'Did he/she tell you ...?' it is natural for you to say: 'Yes, he/she told me that ...' Also, when the examiner asks about the sixth question ('Did you ask any other questions?') you should say: 'Yes, I did. I asked why/what/when etc ... And he/she told me that ...' Other useful expressions for Part A Task 1 Would you mind repeating that?/Excuse me, what did you say? Sorry, I am not quite sure of its (proper name only) spelling. Could you spell that for me? I am sorry. I don't know how to ask the (first/second/next) question. May I go on to the next one?/May I skip this one? That is it. Thank you. You have been very helpful. Goodbye and have a nice day. Task 2 Rephrasing your answer: Oh, sorry, I didn't make myself clear. The answer should be ... Missing the question: Excuse me, could you repeat the question? Not having the answer: I am sorry. I didn't get the answer/I didn't ask the question. Could you move on to the next question? In response to the examiner's 'Thank you. That's fine. Please give me the form': You're welcome. Have a nice day. Goodbye.