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Speaking Test Exercise

1. Dream Jobs
Interview
- Can you tell me your full name?
- What should I call you?
- Do you work or study?
- What do you do in your job?
- Do you want to do this job in the future?
- What is the climate like in your country?
- Why it is important to know the weather forecast?

Cue Card
Describe your dream job when you were young. Please say
- What kind of job was it?
- Where did you learn about it?
- What kind of training/skills are needed for that job?
- What is the importance of this job?

Discussion
- Are you going to take this job in the future?
- What kind of jobs is preferred by young generation?
- Are government jobs considered attractive places to work?
- How do you get job satisfaction?
- What is more important, job satisfaction or salary?
- How does government help small companies to carry out their business activity?

2. Music Event
Let's talk about the place where you live now
Describe the place where you live now
Were you born there ?
Do you live on your own or with your family ?
Has the place changed much over the time you have live there ? How ?
Describe a musical event you enjoyed attending. You should say:

What the event you attended was


Where it took place
Who was with you
Also explain why you enjoyed attending the event.

The examiner may then ask you acouple of brief questions to wrap up this part of the test.
Further questions:.

Do you play music your self ?


What instruments can you play ?
What kind of music do you most enjoy ? What do you like about it

3. Famous Person

Interview

Is bicycle a good way to move around?


Do you think that there should be a separate lane for bicycles?
Why should a child have a bicycle?
Are you working or a student?

Cue card

Describe a famous person, you should say:


Who he/she is,
Why he/she is famous,
Whether or not you would like to meet him/her and why.

Discussion

Which qualities should a famous person have?


Why does the young generation copy them?
Who were the famous people 50 years ago and who will be famous in the next 50 years?
Should they have personal life?
If you had a chance to become famous what would be your attitude?

4. Animals
Interview
What is your full name?
What can I call you?
Can I see your identification?
What do people usually do on weekends in your country?
What do you do on weekends?
Did you think art is important in life, such as painting and sculptures?
Did you draw anything when you were at school?
Are there any art galleries or museums in your home town?
Cue card
Describe an animal you saw, which you find very interesting. You should say:
Where you saw it,
How you felt about it,
Why you think it was interesting.
Discussion
What kind of animals do people have in their home?
Tell me about an animal you saw which is very rare in your home town.
Why do people have pets in their homes?
Do you think people do not respect animals these days? What about 50 years ago?
Earlier people used animals for their work. Now, what do people use to do their work?
Researchers are being conducted on animals, is this a good idea?
So many animals are extinct these days. What do you think about this? Why it is happening?
5. Happy event
Interview
Tell me about the recent changes in your home town.
What is the meaning of your name?
Why were you given this name?
How may I address you?
Cue card
Describe the happiest recent event that you had.
Discussion
What moments make other people happy?
What moments are happy for the elderly?
Are rich people happy?

6. Famous Person in country


Interview
What is your full name?
How may I address you?
Where are you living?
How long have you been living there?
What are the advantages of your home town?
Is there any swimming pool?
Have you been to any swimming pool anywhere?
Cue card
Describe a famous person in your country.
Discussion
Why do people want fame?
How can a person become famous?
What kind of people get inspiration from celebrities?
What sort of people were famous in the past, 50 years ago?

7. Teacher and education


Family
Do you have a large family or a small family?
Can you tell me something about them?
How much time do you manage to spend with members of your family?
What sorts of things do you like to do together?
Did/Do you get on well with your family? [Why?]
Describe a teacher who has influenced you in your education.
You should say:
where you met them
what subject they taught
what was special about them
and explain why this person influenced you so much.

PART 3 Analytical Discussion


Discussion topics:
Developments in education
Example questions:
How has education changed in your country in the last 10 years?
What changes do you foresee in the next 50 years?

8. Something Important

Lets talk about your home town or village:

what kind of place is it?


whats the most interesting part of your town/village?
what kind of jobs do the people in your town/village do?
would you say its a good place to live? (why?)
Describe something you own which is very important to you.

You should say:

where you got it from


how long you have had it
what you use it for; and
explain why it is important to you.

Lets consider first of all how peoples values have changed.

What kind of things give status to people in your country?


Have things changed since your parents time?

9.
Lets move on to talk about accommodation:
tell me about the kind of accommodation you live in?
how long have you lived there?
what do you like about living there?
what sort of accommodation would you most like to live in?

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