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Speaking Practice Test 4



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

Let’s talk about your country.

What is the area where you live like?

Have you always lived in the same part of the country? Why/Why not? Do many visitors travel to your country?

What do visitors to your country like to see and do?

Now let’s talk about food.

What is your favourite type of food? Why?

Do you prefer eating at home or in a restaurant? Why/Why not?

When was the first time you cooked something yourself? What?

How happy are you to try eating new things? Why?


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 present that someone gave you which you liked a lot.

You should say:

what the present was

who gave it to you

why the person gave you a present and explain why you liked that present a lot.

Were you surprised to receive that present? Do you still have that present?


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.

Now let’s talk about giving presents in your country.

On which occasions do people in your country usually give presents? How important is it to wrap presents in an attractive way? Why/Why not? Do people who receive a present usually open it straight away, or do they open it later? Why/Why not?

Now let’s talk about official charities (e.g. Oxfam, UNICEF).

How important is it for people to support and give aid to charities? Why/ Why not?

What do you think the role of official charities should be?

Why can charities sometimes help people more effectively than government organisations can?

Model Answer

When I was a child, I was given a block set on the eve of Christmas as a gift. One of my maternal uncles gave that block set to me because I liked to play with the blocks more in my childhood. I was truly surprised when my maternal uncle came to our home to give me the wonderful gift, although, in the beginning, I did not realise that he was at our home for presenting me the wonderful block set.

A medium plastic container wrapped in papers was given to me on the Christmas day and when I opened the container, I found the blocks. I was highly surprised and happy too for the excellent gift from my uncle. The blocks were made of top class plastic and there were no sharp edges. They were of different sizes and some of the block pieces were attached with wheels. The block shapes were not same. I used to make different structures with the block set. I preferred robots, aeroplanes, cars, houses and more other stuff using the block set.

The block set was important to me for several reasons. Firstly the blocks looked nice and were handy to use. Secondly, I have learnt many facts of my real life using the blocks. They have taught me patience and perseverance – when I used to fail in making any desired or imagined structure, I waited, took a pause from the making, used to think deeply over the structure and finally made that.


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