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Speaking topics +real test and model
Feb 12 from
This is a collection of the Speaking topics from February, that were sent to me by a couple of caring students.
Speaking test 1
Do you study or work? (I said I recently graduated)
What did you study?
Do you like that subject?
Why do you like it?
Why did you choose this particular subject?
I had to talk about some interesting news I read in a newspaper
- when did this happen?
- what was the news about?
- why was it interesting?
We talked about the marketing of the newspapers in my country:
- How do they market themselves in order to increase sales?
- What marketing practices do they use?
- Do I think that some newspapers put a spin on the real story to increase sales?
Then we talked about TV programs in comparison to radio programs, what are the differences
- In terms of news, do they talk about the same news?
And finally he asked me “in the future, do you think people will read news on internet?” and ” what is the advantage and the disadvantage of using the internet”.
Speaking test 2
- Where do you live
- Describe your city and your immediate area
- What are your leisure time activities
Describe any law which you like,
- explain what law that is,
- how you will follow it,
- what you like the most about it
What international law should be applied all over the world?
Are policemen popular in your country?
Who are more popular, the layers or the police?
Speaking - healthy lifestyle + sample
Your local newspaper wants to reward people who have contributed a lot to the community.
Write a letter to the newspaper. In your letter:
suggest someone who deserves the reward
mention what they have done to help the community
say what reward you would like to give this person
Write about 150 words. You do not need to write addresses.
Writing - essay
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
The increase in mobile phone use in recent years has transformed the way we live, communicate and do business. Mobile phones can also be the cause of social or medical problems. What forms do these problems take?
Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages of mobile phones?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least
**//Expressions with make//**
Listening to phone numbers
**//phone numbers//** **//2//**
Do you enjoy traveling and why/why not?
Where would you like to travel to and why?
Describe a favourite holiday destination that you like. You should say:
When you first went there.
How you get there.
What you do when you're there.
And explain why this place is so special for you.
Can you predict any major changes that could happen in the Tourist Industry over the next 50 years?
Can you compare the tourist industry in your country today with the tourist industry when your grandparents were young
Can you identify some of the factors that have led to the Industry success of the airline industry?
Can you suggest any ways in which air travel could be made safer?
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