Examiner : Now, in this first part, I’d like to ask some questions about yourself. What do you do? Do you work or are you a student?
• What are you studying?
• What job do you do?
• Who do you study with?
• Who do you work with?
• When did you start your course?
• When did you start your job?
• Is there anything you particularly like about your studies?
• Is there anything you particularly like about your job?
• What would you like to study in the future?
• What other job would you like to do in the future?
Let’s talk about restaurants now,
• How often do you eat in a restaurant? Why? / Why not?
• Where is your favourite restaurant?
• Do you prefer restaurant food or home-cooked food? Why?
• Have you ever complained about the food in a restaurant? Why?
• What do you think makes a restaurant successful?
I’d like to talk about the news now.
• How do you usually find out about the world news?
• When did you last listen to the news on the radio?
• Which types of news article do not interest you? Why?
• Do you think web-based news sites will become more popular than newspapers in the future? Why? / Why not?
• Would you like to be a journalist? Why? / Why not?
Examiner : Now I'm going to give you a topic and I’d like you to talk about it for one to two minutes. Before you talk, you’ll have one minute to think about what you’re going to say, you can make some notes if you wish. Do you understand? Here is some paper and a pencil for making notes and here is your topic. I’d like you to describe someone who you think can or could communicate well with others.
Describe someone who you think can or could communicate well with others.
You should say:
who this person is/was
how you know about this person
what this person does/did
and explain why you think this person is/was a good communicator.
All right? Remember you have one to two minutes for this, so don’t worry if I stop you. I will tell you when the time is up. Can you start speaking now, please?
• Do your friends think this person is/was a good communicator?
• Do you think it’s easy to be a good communicator?
Examiner: We’ve been talking about good communication, and I’d like to ask you some more general questions about this.
Let’s consider different forms of communication.
• What forms of communication [e.g. letters, faxes) do people use these days?
• What forms of communication were popular in the past?
• How are text messages different from letters?
Let’s move on to talk about communicating with people.
• Should parents or schools teach children how to communicate?
• How important are speaking and writing skills in communication?
• Do children communicate in a different way from adults?
Thank you. That is the end of the Speaking Test.