I’m often asked if it is a good idea to use speaking templates on the test. Some students fear that graders will see the same templates again and again and punish students for using them. This may be true, so if you are going to use templates make sure that you are using fresh templates. That is, make sure you use templates that have been developed recently… not a set that has been in textbooks for years and years.
With that in mind, I recently completed another revision of my own collection of templates. Not only are these brand new, but they reflect all of my most recent research and ideas about how the test is put together. The page also includes video lectures about all of the integrated speaking questions.
If you have any questions, feel free to post a comment below.