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Speaking Practice Test 6



The examiner will ask you questions about yourself, such as:

Tell me about the town or city you live in now.

How long have you lived in this city?

Do tourists visit your city? Why/Why not?

What places do you think tourists should see in your city?

What is the best way for tourists to travel around your city? Why?

Now tell me about the kind of music you listen to.

What kind of music do you prefer? Why?

Have you ever been to a music concert? Why / Why not?

Why do you think music is important to people?



The topic for your talk will be written on a card which the examiner will hand you. Read it carefully and then make some brief notes.

Describe a TV or radio programme you enjoyed when you were a child.

You should say:

Would you still like this programme today?

what the programme was about when it was on

where you watched or listened to it

Explain why you enjoyed this programme when you were a child.

Did your friends enjoy this programme too?



Once your talk in Part 2 is over, your examiner will ask you further questions related to the topic in Part 2. The examiner may ask you to speak about these points.

Think about the issues and answer the questions.

Let’s talk about TV and radio in your country.

In your country, which do people prefer: watching TV or listening to radio? Why?

What kind of programmes are most popular?

Do men and women tend to like the same kind of programmes? Why /Why not?

Now let’s think about the effects of TV.

Some people think that watching TV can be a negative influence. Would you agree?

What benefits can TV bring people?

What priorities do you think TV stations should have?

What about developments in programming?

What kind of 'interactive' programmes are there in your country?

Are these a good or a bad development? Why?

What kind of programmes will there be in the future, do you think?


Model Answer

I do not watch TV that often nowadays but when I was a student, I used to watch televisions a lot. There are lots of programs that really liked and watched regularly. In those days I watch mostly news and some selective TV programs. The TV program that made a strong impression on me was a documentary that I watched on Discovery Channel.

The TV program was called “The sacrifice of genius” and it was a serial that had around 10 episodes. I watched all of those episodes and enjoyed a lot. This was mainly a documentary serial which emphasized the sacrifice the famous and genius scientists like Marie Curie, Thomas Edison and 8 other scientists.

I watched the TV program in my third year of my graduation program. In our local time, the program was broadcasted at 9.00 pm every Thursday. The program showed the life and work of the famous scientists and the sacrifices they made for humans and to make the world a better place. These stories were presented in a fascinating way and were very professionally made. The spectators would have the impression that they were actually watching the real scientists and their works.

I have learned so many things about those scientists and learned the sacrifices they made. Those sacrifices were unbelievable and after watching this program, I could not stop thinking about those famous scientist and their supreme sacrifices. This program has helped me thinking in a different perspective that sacrifices for others can be more important than personal achievements like wealth, fame and self-awareness. I later searched about details of those scientists and other famous persons as well and learned many things. I was actually inspired by this program and started learning closely about the people who made the world a place where we no longer need to live in the dark and do not have to fight the wild animals to earn our foods.


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