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Speaking Practice Test 2

Part 1

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?

Part 2

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.

Thank you.

Did other people also learn anything from this event?

Thank you. Can you give me back the topic, and the paper and pencil, please?

Part 3

Language Learning

- 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)

Personalities

- 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.

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