Useful Phrases for FCE Speaking Part 2 - the Long Turn


Here are some useful phrases you can use in part 2 of the FCE speaking test. I've also written some example sentences so you can see how to use them properly. All my example sentences are based on these photos.

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The top picture shows...
The bottom picture shows...

[The top picture shows a man riding a bicycle, while the bottom picture shows a man riding a motorbike.]

In one photo there are...
In the other photo there are...

[In one photo there are some wonderful, snow-covered trees while in the other photo there are cars in the background.]

In the picture above it looks as if...
In the one below it looks like...

[In the picture above it looks as if a bear is chasing the man while in the one below it looks like the man is chasing somebody else.]

Both pictures show...
In both pictures there are...
They're both quite similar because they both show...

[Both pictures show men traveling on their own.]

There are... in both photographs.

[There are men riding alone in both photographs.]

This picture shows... but that one...

[This one shows a cold country but that one looks quite hot.]

In one respect the pictures are quite similar because...

[In one respect the pictures are quite similar because the men look very fit and sporty.]

One difference between the pictures is that...

[One difference between the pictures is that we can see other cars and people in this picture.]

The biggest difference between them is that this one... but the other one...

[The biggest difference between them is that this one has a bear in it but the other one doesn't have any bears.]

This one looks more ... than that.

[This one looks more fun than that.]

Doing ... isn't so ... as...

[Riding a motorbike in a busy city isn't so healthy as riding a bike in the fresh air.]

In my opinion...
I'd say that...
I think...
It seems to me...
My view is that...

[My view is that this bear has been photoshopped into that picture. There's no way that's a real picture. It seems to me that the maker of FCE Exam Tips tried to make this more interesting by putting a bear in the photo.]

Another thing that's different is...
Something else that's different is...

[This is a cold place, whereas this place looks hot. Another thing that's different is that this motorbike looks quite old and cheap, while the bike seems quite expensive.]

They're alike in another way, too.

[Both men look strong and healthy. They're alike in another way, too - they are both adventurous and don't mind traveling alone.]



Any useful phrases I should add to this list? Let me know!


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