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Speaking Practice Test 1

Part 1

Speaking Test Introduction  - lending to the questions:

Why don't we talk about bad memories from your secondary school days?

Do you have any bad memories from your secondary school days?

What aspect did you most dislike from those times?

Do those same negative features exist today?

Let's move on to talk about email.

How often do you send or receive emails? Why?

Is junk email, or spam, a problem for you? Why?

Do you think you will use email more, or less, in the future?

Let's talk about being late

Are you sometimes late for deadlines or appointments? Why?

Is it important for you to start things on time? Why (not)?

Does other people's lateness sometimes affect you? How?

What measures do you take to arrive or start on time?

Task 2

Describe an unexpected happening or outcome in your life.

You should talk about:

what happened

the circumstances which made it unexpected

the reaction of yourself and others to it

and whether the end result was good or bad

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 you tell others about this event?

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

Part 3

Keeping the Same Job

Do many people in your country keep the same job most of their lives?

What are the advantages of keeping the same job?

Are there disadvantages to keeping the same job? What?

What sort of jobs can people hold for life? Why?

Unpredictability in Life

What sort of unexpected events can occur in life (e.g. sudden illness)?

Which of these can be the most serious (e.g. losing your job)?

Do you think people can learn something from this unexpectedness?

What can be done to reduce the degree of unpredictability of unexpectedness in life (e.g. careful planning in advance)?

Adapting to Change

What skills are necessary to adapt to change?

Do you think most people have these skills? Why (not)?

Is it necessary to have these skills in life? Why (not)?

What can go wrong if one does not have these skills? Given examples.

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

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