The Cambridge examination system is internationally known and respected and is a valuable certificated to have if you plan to work abroad.
I personally thing the Cambridge speaking parts are easier than the Escuela Oficial system but the Cambridge system has 4 parts while Escuela Oficial has 2 main parts.
The 4 parts of the Cambridge speaking exams are:
- Interview section. Giving personal information. (3 minutes)
- 2 picture part. Comparing and contrasting 2 pictures and giving opinions. (1 minutes)
- Partner discussion. Exchanging information, ideas and opinions using 5 or more pictures related by topic. (3-4 minutes)
- 3-way discussion with the examiner. (4 minutes)