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Speaking Practice Test 1



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

Tell me about your country.

What’s the weather like in your country?

Which time of year do you think is best in your country? Why?

Have you visited many different parts of your country? Why/Why not?

Now let’s talk about your family.

Do you share a house with any of your family? Who?

Do most people in your family live in the same town or village?

When did you last have a family party?

Which person in your family are you most similar to? How?


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 place in another part of the world that you would love to visit in the future.

You should say:

what you know about the place how you know about it how you would go there

and explain why you would love to visit that place.

Who would you go to that place with? Do you enjoy travelling generally?



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 go on to discuss TV programmes about other places.

What kinds of TV programme about different places are most popular in your country?

Can people learn more about geography from TV than they can from books? Why/Why not?

Do you think TV programmes about different places encourage people to travel themselves? Why/Why not?

Now let’s talk about visiting other countries.

For what reasons do you think international travel has increased in recent years?

Some people say it’s important for people to find out about another country before they visit it. Do you agree?

How useful is it for people to understand the language of the countries they visit? Why?

Now let’s consider the tourism industry.

Does tourism play a big part in the economy of your country? How?

What kinds of unpredictable factors can have a negative effect on the tourism industry?


Model Answer

I have a great desire to visit the Vatican City and that’s a wish I would like to fulfill. The Vatican City is a comparatively small area and I want to visit all the major places of this country. Since I live in (…say your country name…) and would require a visa to enter the Vatican City, airplane would be the most convenient transportation for me. From the airport, I would need to hire a taxi and I wish to travel the Vatican City either in a rented car or on foot. I do not have any particular plan to take a friend or a family member but a good companion would not b a bad idea. Someone who has interest in History (especially on Vatican City) would be a good company for the journey I guess. Right now I can think of (…say a friend’s name…) as my travel companion in this journey.

I have a great interest about the mysteries and history of Vatican City. The places, the artworks, the buildings, the archives and many other interesting historic events of this city make it a great attraction to millions of tourists of the world. I want to take the first hand experiences of the historic events I heard, read and learned about this city. The places and monuments of this city were described in lots of book I have read and the movies I have watched. I would like to go there to witness the greatest works of famous painters, architects and leaders. My interest in history, art and mystery are the main reasons for my interest to make this travel to Vatican City.


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