Speaking Test Introduction
Why don't we talk about the people in your hometown?
- Are the people in your hometown friendly?
- How does this compare to other parts of your country?
- Would you like to stay permanently in your hometown?
Let's move on to talk about receiving traditional mail.
- Do you receive much mail in your letter box?
- Do you find junk mail a significant problem?
- Do you post traditional mail very often? Why (not)?
Let's talk about celebrations in your culture.
- How do you celebrate your birthday? Why?
- What celebrations in your culture do you especially enjoy?
- Do any celebrations sometimes annoy you? Which? Why?
- Do you think some celebrations are not worth having?
Talk about a time you learnt or realised a valuable lesson about people.
You should talk about:
- who was involved
- what happened
- how you reacted
and how it influenced or changed you afterwards.
One minute for note-taking
All right? Remember, you have one to two minutes for this, so don’t worry if I stop you. I’ll tell you when the time is up. Can you start speaking now, please?
Begin talking on the subject, and finish before, or at, the two-minute mark.
Did other people also learn anything from this event?
Thank you. Can you give me back the topic, and the paper and pencil, please?
- What languages would be of use in your country?
- How many people speak these useful languages?
- Why do you think children are more skilled at learning languages?
- What qualities allow some people to learn languages better?
Learning in Life
- What sorts of skills need to be learnt in today's society?
- Do you think learning is best done through reading or doing?
- Should people be continuously learning throughout life? Why (not)?
- Is it ever too late to learn (e.g. a new language)
- In what ways can people's personalities be categorised (e.g. outgoing, quiet)?
- Do you think some personalities are better for specific jobs?
- What factors can determine the development of personalities?
- Would you say personality is largely inherited from one's parents?
Thank you for coming. That is the end of the speaking test.