I've just finished marking some oral CAs. Lots of hard work evident from pupils. But I much prefered the old style oral from OCR. Transactional language was tested. Useful for all kinds of learner. Short speech to give a boost to nervous candidates General conversation - similar to CAs in a sense but without the associated nonsense. Narrator role play - tested ability to manpulate language, respond to unpredictable elements, show off a bit. I know it's not going to change back - just sharing a thought!.