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SPECULATING ABOUT PHOTOS IN SPEAKING EXAMS

Do you wonder what to say when you have to talk about photos in your Speaking exam? Speculating is the answer. “But what is speculating and how do I do it?” I hear you ask. Read on for the answer.

Speculating is when you guess something based on evidence and using modals of speculation is a great way to speculate. Here are some examples:

  • I think he must be happy because he’s smiling.

Here we use must + bare / base infinitive to show that you are almost completely certain that something is true.

  • He’s looking at a website, so he could be looking for another job.

Here we have could + be + -ing to show possibility.

  • He looks injured. I reckon he might have broken his leg.

Here we use might + have + past participle to show possibility.

  • She seems tired, so I think she may have been working very hard today.

Here we have may + have + been + -ing to show possibility.

  • She can’t have slept enough last night because she looks tired.

We can use ‘can’t’ to show that you are almost completely certain that something is not true.

The first two examples are about the present. If you are taking the B2 First exam, you can impress the examiners by using modals of speculation in the present.

The last three examples are about the past. If you are taking the C1 Advanced exam, you can impress the examiners by using modals of speculation in the past.

So, don’t be lost for words when you have to talk about photos in your Speaking exam. Speculate based on what you can see and use modals of speculation to do it.

For more information about studying General English, Cambridge Exam Preparation or IELTS Exam Preparation courses with Europeak Southampton or Eurospeak Reading, please contact us on:

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Come to Eurospeak Reading for a summer of learning and fun!

Summer School with activities in England The children have now finished school in their respected countries and come to join us for our new summer school. We are now running several junior classes for students wishing to improve their English, as well as providing activities and excursions to numerous resorts around England (including Cambridge, the beach, barbeques and numerous sports activities). We have more students coming over the next several weeks from numerous countries and other students are welcome to join. Students are enjoying, and will enjoy, learning English with other children from many different cultures and also enjoy socialising in the many activities already planned.

Here are some of the activities planned during the first week of Eurospeak’s summer school in Reading.

18/06/2014 Football/Volleyball/Rounders Wednesday £5
19/06/2014 Rock Climbing Thursday £18
20/06/2014 Barbeque Friday £8
21/06/2014 London Trip (London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace (TBC) Saturday £65
22/06/2014 London Trip (Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament) (TBC) Sunday £40

Also, classes for teenagers are priced at £140 per week for 15 hours of study. Classes are normally held from 9:30 to 12:45 with a 15 minute break.

So what are you waiting for! Give your kids an experience of a lifetime and an amazing opportunity to learn.

Call us on 0118 958 9599 or email us on info@eurospeak.org.uk to find out more about our English classes with activities in Reading.