考官每个周末要考30 位考生，其中85％—90%的考生年龄都在18—25 岁之间。这意味着考官会不断见到生活和学习经历类似的考生。也就是说，你必须要更加努力才能脱颖而出，才能与众不同。
下面我们来看一个第二部分的考生范例，该话题的题目是：A Friend of Yours，话题卡上的描述是：You should say who this friend is, how you met, what you do together and why this friend is important to you.
Actually, the friend I want to talk about is a sheep, called Macy. Not a real sheep, she’s a toy, a fluffy toy, you know, about this big. Macy and I met about two years ago, in a shop, the day I broke up with my boyfriend. So I bought her… She was so cute, and I needed somebody to talk to, somebody soft, somebody I could trust. So Macy entered my life… yay! Actually, I call her Macy. It’s her English name, cos at that time I had just started studying fashion and I really admired a designer from South China called Ma Ke. It sounds a bit like Macy.
What do we do together? We just hang out, especially in the evening. We listen to music together. I tell her about what happened to me during the day. I tell her my secrets, and she listens. She’s a great listener, you know, and sometimes I put my head on her, like a pillow, and she’s very soft and warm and she never complains. Not like my ex-boyfriend! Macy is much more patient and mature!
Yeah, Macy is really important to me… I remember one time, when I was visiting my aunt in Wuxi, I left her behind when I took the train back to Shanghai. I really missed her! I had to call my aunt, and wait a week before my uncle came to Shanghai and gave her back. Ummm, also Macy is very fashionable. You know, she’s a Yang, like people born in the Year of the Sheep, so that means she’s quiet, and elegant, and also Yang people try very hard not to you’re your feelings. Just like me, they need to feel loved and protected! They’re maybe not very good about big decisions – not about love anyway – but actually deep down they are very passionate!
语法： 不仅用了一般现在时和一般过去时， 也用了过去完成时（I had just started）、过去进行时（I was visiting）。另外，还用了情态动词（somebody I could trust）和动名词（studying fashion）。
词汇：用词丰富、准确，用了很多形容词， 如fluffy, mature, patient, elegant, fashionable和passionate；还用了一些动词短语， 如I broke up with my boyfriend 和leave something behind。介词和名词的用法也都正确。
该考生的得分在7 分至8 分之间。