CPE Speaking One-to-One

Fine-tune your skills for CPE Speaking success!

The problem?

Perhaps you’re facing the CPE exam for the first time and you’re concerned about your performance in the Speaking paper.

Or you’ve taken the exam before and didn’t quite achieve the advanced grade you need.

Perhaps you're confident your English is good enough and you want exam practice before the big day.

Or you’re not sure which areas of English you need to work on to make progress. It could be that

  • your pronunciation let’s you down
  • you find it difficult speaking fluently
  • you have ‘fossilised’ language mistakes that you just don’t seem to be able to fix
  • you have problems dealing with unknown vocabulary
  • you lack the strategies needed for speaking at length, especially in the Part 3 long turn
  • you want to put what you've learnt into practice in a CPE-style Speaking test


  • you're looking for help from someone who you have faith in and who can point you in the right direction as quickly and as effectively as possible.

If you’re already studying CPE in a class you’ll know it’s very difficult for your teacher to give you the personalised help you need - your teacher has many other students to support.

Perhaps you don’t have any qualified, experienced private tutors in your area that you trust to help you.

Aim to be your best with

CPE Speaking One-to-One

The solution

‘CPE Speaking One-to-One’ offers you the chance to work with me Peter, in one or more Skype lessons to receive support aimed specifically at your needs. You'll be able to learn the areas you need to work on, and have the chance to develop these areas over the course of our meetings.

  • You’ll be given the opportunity to record yourself BEFORE the interview answering some introductory questions. I'll use this 'introduction' to identify your strengths and weaknesses before we meet in Skype.
  • Before each meeting you’ll download our preparatory lesson. Each of our CPE Speaking One-to-One lessons include a downloadable unit of work consisting of language activities and useful strategies to help you in the exam. The lesson will also contain your CPE Speaking test question and an audio file with me offering you a model answer to the Part 3 two-minute long turn task. The lesson is designed to build your confidence for when we meet in Skype.
  • ‘CPE Speaking One-to-One’ will give you one, three or six, 50-minute Skype meetings with me. During the first meeting I’ll give you feedback on your recording. In each meeting I'll carry out a full CPE Speaking test with you and offer final end-of-lesson feedback on areas to work on.

There are three subscription levels, depending on your needs:


Ideal for students starting their CPE preparation. Get an idea of your strengths and weaknesses and experience a CPE-style Speaking test so you know what to expect on the big day.

  • English assessment
  • 1 downloadable lesson
  • 1 x 50-minute Skype interview


Perfect for students who have the exam approaching, want regular practice tests AND want to learn our effective strategies to cope with all sections of the Speaking exam.

  • English assessment
  • 3 downloadable lessons
  • 3 x 50-minute Skype interviews
  • Free 3-month account for Splendid Expressions, our 3-step approach to learning colloquial expressions.


For students with some time before the exam who want a course designed around their needs AND want to practise the strategies in our popular self-study course.

  • English assessment
  • 6 downloadable lessons
  • 6 x 50-minute Skype interviews
  • Free 6-month account for Splendid Expressions, our 3-step approach to learning colloquial expressions.

About Peter


When does the course start and finish?

The course starts from the date you make your order. You have 6 months from the date of your order to complete your Skype interviews.

What do I need to take part in the interview?

You'll need to have access to a workstation with a good internet connection and a Skype account. You will have the best experience during the interview if you use headphones and a mic rather than relying purely on the audio system on your computer.

Is there a lesson I can download to help me with the interview?

Yes, each interview comes with its own lesson that you can download and use to prepare. If you want to get the most from your time with me I strongly recommend completing the exercises before we meet. These will offer tips and strategies to help you perform at your best during the interview.

Can I be sure my teacher is experienced?

That's a very good question! As I mentioned above, I have well over 20 years teaching experience many of which were spent supporting students preparing for exams. I was also commissioned by Harper Collins to co-author and be sole author of several exam practice books.

Exam practice tests I've authored and co-authored.
Exam practice tests I've authored and co-authored

Finally, I am usually able to quickly build a good rapport with students and contribute to creating the kind of working relationship that will lead to you doing your very best during our time together.

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Choose your level of subscription.


Initial assessment

1 x Downloadable lesson

1 x Skype interview


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Initial assessment

3 x Downloadable lessons

3 x Skype interviews

Free 3-month account to Splendid Expressions



Initial assessment

6 x Downloadable lessons

6 x Skype interviews

Free 6-month account to Splendid Expressions


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