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Speaking Practice Test 1

Part 1

Why don't we talk about the artwork in your home?

- Can you describe some of the artwork in your home?

- Where did your family acquire such art pieces?

- Would you like to change the artwork in any way? How?

Let's move on to talk about tress.

- Does your neighbourhood have many trees?

- Have you ever planted, climbed, or looked after a tree?

- What are the advantages and disadvantages of trees?

Let's talk about watching movies.

- Do you often watch movies? Where?

- What sort of movies do you like? Why?

- What do you think are the advantages of cinemas?

- Have you ever watched a movie on the Internet?

Part 2

Describe an interesting teacher from secondary school.

You should talk about:

- the school and the subject involved

- what this person looked like why this person was interesting

and what eventually happened to this person.

 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.

Have you been back to that school since then?

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

Part 3

Teaching

- Do you think teaching is an easy job? Why (not)?

- What qualities are needed for effective teaching?

- Do you think female teachers, in some ways, are better? Why (not)?

- What are the advantages of teaching, as a profession?

Technology and Teaching

- What sort of technology do school children now carry?

- What sort of technology is used in the classroom itself?

- Have there been any recent technological innovations that you know of?

- Do you think technology could one day replace teachers?

Learning Styles

- What sort of learning styles do you think there are?

- Do you thinks females learn in different ways to males? How?

- What sort of people do you think are better at learning languages?

- Would you say single-gender schools might be better than schools where the genders are mixed?

Thank you for coming. That is the end of the speaking test.

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