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Graded Examinations in Spoken English

Topic Form Grade 6

Title of topic:

The information on this form must be presented to the examiner during the exam.
Please note that some Topic Forms might include the candidate number and name pre-printed on
the form, and others may not. Both types of form are acceptable.
Doctor, G.P. (General Practioner), Depression, stress, anorexia, bulimia,
nurse, surgeon, paramedic, paranoia, anxiety, Alzheimers,
dentist, psychologist, chemist Broken arm, sprain, cuts, bruises, dementia
black eye, swollen ankle
Headache, toothache, neck ache,
PLACES YOU RECEIVE Medicines, pills, sling, cast, bandages,
back ache, stomach ache, sore throat,
TREATMENT: injection, painkiller, ointment
cold, flu, rash, fever, high
Hospital, health centre, clinic, temperature, a runny nose, cough,
hospice, dentist, operating theatre, allergy, dehydration, heat stroke, TO STAY HEALTHY:
ambulance, chemist
You should drink water, take vitamins,
DO EXERCISE eat healthily, do exercise and relax from
HEALTH time to time. You mustnt smoke, drink
PLAY tennis, hockey, rugby, badminton, chess, sports AND alcohol or take drugs.
GO swimming, cycling, running, jogging, hiking, to S
aerobics classes, to dance classes on a diet VERBS: Cure, treat, feel, suffer, injure,
have an accident, catch an illness, be sick,
lift weights, burn calories, work out, hire a personal 3Ss: People do vomit, smoke, hurt, sneeze, cough, stay in
trainer, train, compete, win, lose exercise to build up bed, crutches, walking stick, wheelchair
strength, stamina,
suppleness PHRASAL VERBS: work out, stretch out,
fight off a cold, come down with a cold,
POSSIBLE QUESTIONS: build up muscles, put on weight, burn off
1. If you want to keep fit what can you do?
2. Can you remember the last time you were ill at home? What were NOUNS: treatment, physical health,
you doing? mental health, exercise regime, fat,
obesity, pain, habit, surgery, alcohol,
3. What will you do if you get sick on your trip to Valencia? drugs,
4. What can you do if you have a headache?
ADJECTIVES: painful, sore, well, fine, fit,
5. What are the symptoms when you have the flu? healthy, unhealthy, sick, ill, minor injury,
6. What should you do if you sprain your ankle? serious injury, terminal illness, swollen,
hurt, stiff, fat, obese, sore, painful,
Why people travel: TYPES OF TRANSPORT:
You must/ have to
- to explore different places. Car, bus, coach, train, high speed train,
You could/ should
-to learn about other cultures. overnight train, ferry, boat, cruise ship, bike,
Book your hotel, book your
-to practice languages. moped, motorbike
flights, pack your suitcase, ask
-to escape their daily routines.
for time off, arrange your visa Drive a car/ ride a motorbike/ fly a plane/ sail a
-to visit family and friends.
and health insurance card,, get boat
- to work./ To find work.
vaccinations, change some Hire a car/ bicycle.
money/ order foreign currency,
TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION: charter a boat/ plane.
find a pet sitter
5 star hotel, apartment, caravan, campsite, tent,
Travel by car. / Travel on foot.
campervan, bed and breakfast, hostel, half board, full
board, all inclusive Catch the bus/ train.
TRAVEL Take a bus/ train/ taxi.
Bikini, swimming costume, swimming WHEN YOURE ON HOLIDAY YOU
shorts, sunglasses, beach ball, insect CAN:
spray, plasters, sun cream, after sun, Explore, see the sights, hire a bike,
towel, parasol, goggles, walking boots, Are you travelling anywhere this summer? relax, eat out, go swimming, go on
sun hat. How are you getting there? Where are you excursions, see shows, have a party,
TYPES OF HOLIDAY staying? have a barbecue, take photos, stay in a
Beach holiday, mountain holiday,
hotel, camp out, rent an apartment,
adventure holiday, tour, cruise, What do you have to do before you travel
meet the locals, visit museums and
group travel, daytrip, budget travel, abroad?
cathedrals, go to a disco, enjoy
luxury travel, backpacking,
How should people behave when they travel? yourself, have fun, have a good time,
try new foods, have a break, have a
How can people stay safe when they travel? rest, chill out, forget work
If you lose your passport what should you do? PHRASAL VERBS:
VERBS: travel, go, stay, book, eat
out, enjoy yourself, relax, have fun Set off, come back, get away, go
What should you pack when you travel
NOUNS: journey, trip, break, away, look around, check in,
holiday, destination, jetsetter check out, take off, touch down
ADJECTIVES: fun, relaxing, near, Why do people travel?
far, abroad, foreign,
READING: read book/ newspapers/ magazines, complete reading
exercises in class, read blogs in English Go to classes, complete a distance learning course,
download podcasts, study from a book, listen to CDs, go
LISTENING: listen to music, watch films in original version, listen
to a language exchange, watch English films and TV
to other people speaking English, complete listening exercises in
programmes, listen to English songs and audiobooks,
class, download English podcasts
complete worksheets
WRITING: keep a diary, write stories and poems, complete
written exercises, study grammar and vocabulary, WHY PEOPLE LEARN A LANGUAGE:
- to get a job.
SPEAKING: arrange a language exchange, attend conversation
- to get into university.
classes, practice,
- to travel.
LEARNING A - to communicate with foreign
EXAMPLE QUESTIONS: FOREIGN - to understand their favourite
songs and films.
1. Why do people learn foreign languages?
LANGUAGE - to learn about other cultures and
2. Do you think youll speak English fluently one day? the past.
3. What do you have to do if you want to speak English HOW LANGUAGE STUDENTS ARE ASSESSED:
like a native speaker?
Oral exam, written exam, listening exam
4. If youre in English class and you dont understand
something what do you do? You have to speak English at level B1 of the European
framework to get into university/ to get a good job in Spain.
5. Do you think its better to learn English in England or
Spain? Receptive skills: reading/ listening
6. Are you a good language learner?
Productive skills: speaking / writing
7. How can people learn a foreign language?
Exams also test: range of vocabulary , grammar,
8. Whats the best way to learn a foreign language? pronunciation, fluency, accuracy, the use of idiomatic phrases
9. How can I improve my Spanish listening skills? and colloquial expressions.
Models, designers, tailors, shop assistant, 1. What do you think about fashion/ girls fashion/
personal stylist, makeup artist, hairdresser, boys fashion?
famous people, factory workers, fashion 2. How would you describe your image?
journalist, photographer
3. Why is image important?
Gucci, Versace, Armani, Adolfo
FASHI 4. Why do people wear designer clothes?
BRANDS: Nike, Quicksilver, ON 5. Why do people follow fashions?
6. If you see someone who looks good do you
PLACES: Catwalk, studio, workshop, warehouse, compliment them?
CLOTHES SHOPS: boutique, factory outlet, Chinese shops, 7. Do you find any fashions ridiculous?
department store, market, supermarket 8. What do you wear when you go out somewhere
CLOTHES/ GARMENTS/ OUTFITS: jumper, a t-shirt, trousers,
9. What do you wear when youre at home?
shirt, blouse, shorts, skirt, underwear, jacket, coat, underwear,
socks 10.Do you ever splash out on expensive clothes?
SHOES: high heels, flat shoes, sandals, trainers, slip ons, boots 11.Are there any designers that you like?
12.If your friends wear things that dont suit them
ACCESSORIES: handbag, scarf, hat, cap, gloves, watch,
do you say anything?
sunglasses, tie, belt, tights
13.Whats fashionable in Spain at the moment?
JEWELLERY: bracelet, necklace, beads, ring, earrings, brooch
14.If I want to improve my look what should I do?
NOUNS: fashion, fad, trend, style, look, image, material, fabric, 15.If you see something you like in a fashion
changing rooms, wardrobe, autumn collection, spots, stripes, make magazine, do you buy it?
up 16.Do you think fashion is just for young people?
ADJECTIVES: elegant, smart, stylish, fancy, classic, conservative, 17.Have you ever had a fashion disaster? What
fashionable, trendy, ridiculous, formal, casual, expensive, cheap, happened?
high quality, low quality, striking, vain 18.Are you a dedicated follower of fashion?
VERBS: wear, wear out, put on, get dressed, take off, try on, buy, 19.Are any of your friends fashion victims?
Modal verbs: Possible questions:
You must......./ You mustnt 1. What are the rules at school/ in Spanish cafes and bars/ at the airport/in
your house/ when you drive/ in the library?
You should / You shouldnt
2. What will happen if you break the rules?
You need to../ You dont need to 3. Why do we have rules?
Note: 4. Do you think there are too many rules?
You have to.. = You must.. 5. Can you think of any stupid rules?
6. Is it legal to smoke in Spanish bars?
You dont have to.. = You dont
need to 7. Did you ever break the rules in school? Tell me about it.
If you break the rules at school.
RULES AND Useful phrases:
People are allowed to.
- The teacher will tell you off REGULATION People arent allowed to
- Youll get a bad report
- You get into trouble S
The infinitive of purpose:
Smoking isnt permitted.
Smoking is frowned upon.
- The teacher speaks to your We have laws and rules Follow the rules.
parents - to protect people.
- to protect property. Comply with the law.
- You might have to go to co-
existence classes - to prevent chaos. Break the rules/ law.
- to keep order.
- Youll be sent out of the class/ It legal to ./ Its illegal to..
- to be civilised.
suspended/ expelled The conditional: Do something illegal.
If you break the law.. If we dont have rules people will
A rebel. / A rebellious person. / A
do whatever they want.
- you have to pay a fine rebellion.
If we dont have rules the weak
- you might go to prison wont be protected. Introduce new laws.
If we dont have rules people Protest against new laws.
- you could get a criminal
wont respect others and their
VERBS: spend, buy, pay for, save, deposit money in a bank
account, withdraw money from a bank account, borrow, lend,
afford, save, invest, gamble, steal, waste
PHRASAL VERBS: splash out, save up, take out, make out a
1. Why do people work? / save money?
cheque, fork out, rip off, run up debts, pay off debts, bail out,
2. If a friend needs money will you lend it to squirrel away
NOUNS: loan, mortgage, purchase, savings, investment, fraud,
3. If you win the lottery what will you buy? theft, cash machine, bill, shops, sales, offers, notes, coins,
money, change, currency,
4. What do you have to do to make a lot of
money? ADJECTIVES: expensive, cheap, rich, wealthy, poor, penniless,
generous, mean, stingy, greedy.
5. Do you think money is important? Are there
other things which are more important than
-to earn money
6. What will be your next big purchase?
MONEY -to pay bills
7. When you get paid do you usually spend PLACES YOU CAN PUT
your money or save it? -to pay the mortgage/ to pay the
in a safe
8. Are you saving for anything at the moment?
in the bank - to go out
9. Do you think money makes you happy? in a bank account
-to buy things they need/ want
in a piggy bank/ money
10.Do you think football players are paid too box - to keep the wolf from the door!
much? under the mattress WHY PEOPLE SAVE
11.Are Spanish people generous or stingy? - to go on holiday
12.What can you do when you have money? -property (and earn - to buy a house/ car/ presents
-to pay for a wedding
13.What should you do if you want to save -shares (and earn
dividends) - to deal with emergencies
-bonds (and earn