Trinity – Grade 8 – Temario


Examination format

  1. Total examination time: 15 minutes
  2. The examination consists of three assessed phases:
  1. Candidate-led discussion of a topic prepared by the candidate (up to 5 minutes)
  2. Interactive task (up to 4 minutes)
  3. Conversation on two subject areas selected by the examiner (up to 5 minutes).

Candidate performance
In addition to the items listed for the previous grades, the candidate is expected to demonstrate the following communicative skills and meet the language requirements listed below during the examination.

Communicative skills
A) In the Topic phase

  • Show understanding of the examiner by responding appropriately
  • Communicate facts, ideas, opinions and explain viewpoints about a chosen topic linked across a series of extended turns
  • Maintain coherence and cohesion throughout the phase by organising discourse
  • Engage the examiner in discussion of the topic
  • Be prepared to ask and answer questions about the content of and examiner’s views on the topic
  • Handle interruptions by using recovery strategies
  • Respond to the examiner’s contributions and requests for further information, clarifications and explanations

In the Interactive phase

  • Take control over the interaction
  • Maintain the discourse by asking for information and commenting on the responses obtained
  • Help the discussion along by encouraging comment and opinion from the examiner
  • Take, give up and offer turns when appropriate to do so
  • Take the opportunity to use the language functions listed opposite, as appropriate to the individual task

In the Conversation phase

  • Show understanding of the examiner by responding appropriately
  • Take more responsibility for the maintenance of the interaction with the examiner
  • Follow up on comments from the examiner in order to develop the conversation
  • In case of a breakdown in communication, take steps to repair it

Language requirements
Language functions

  • Expressing feelings and emotions
  • Expressing impossibility
  • Reporting the conversation of others
  • Speculating
  • Persuading and discouraging



  • Third conditional
  • Present perfect continuous tense
  • Past perfect tense
  • Reported speech
  • Linking expressions, e.g. even though, in spite of, although
  • Cohesive devices, e.g. so to continue, in other words, for example


  • Vocabulary specific to the topic area
  • Vocabulary specific to the subject areas
  • Reporting verbs, e.g. say, tell, ask, report, advise, promise
  • Appropriate words and expressions to encourage further participation
  • Phrases and expressions relating to the language functions listed above



  • The correct pronunciation of vocabulary specific to the topic and subject areas
  • Rising and falling intonation to indicate giving up and offering turns
  • Stress, intonation and pitch relevant to the language functions listed above
  • Stress and intonation to indicate emotion

Subject areas for the Conversation phase

  1. Two subject areas will be selected by the examiner from the list below.
  2. Society and living standards
  3. Personal values and ideals
  4. The world of work
  5. Unexplained phenomena and events
  6. National environmental concerns
  7. Public figures past and present




Publicado el octubre 17, 2010 en Trinity y etiquetado en . Guarda el enlace permanente. 3 comentarios.

  1. thanks.. that was of great help ! 😀

  2. Thank you so much! 🙂

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