Speaking Tests – Full tests

The speaking test lasts for between 11 and 14 minutes. It is important to remember that there are no ‘correct’ answers. Basically the examiner needs to hear you speak so that they can assess your level of English. If you only say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ or give very short answers, there is nothing for them to assess so you will get a low score. You need to give a few extended answers of two or three sentences. It really doesn’t matter what you say so long as it is relevant to the topic. The examiner won’t be judging your opinions or ideas, they’ll just be listening to your English.

Look at the speaking tests below. Get out your smart phone and record your answers to the questions. Then listen back. What do you think? What could you have improved? Do the tests again and rerecord. Get used to listening to yourself and assessing yourself.


SPEAKING TEST FIVE

PART ONE (4-5 MINS)

This first group of questions is always the same.
* What is your full name?
* Can I see your ID?
*Where are you from?
* Do you work or study?

This is where the speaking test really begins. You will have several questions about a particular topic. You should give a few extended answers (several sentences).
* Are there many public holidays in your country?
* What do you think about public holidays?
* What did you do on the last public holiday?
* How long was it for?
* Is it important to have public holidays?

Then you will have a few questions on another topic.
* Do you watch TV?
* What programs do you like to watch?
* Did you ever buy something advertised on TV or online?
* What do you think about street advertisements?

PART TWO – CUE CARD – (3 – 4 MINS)

In this part you have to speak for two minutes. The examiner will not speak.

Describe a place other than your home where you like to read and write. Please say:
* What and where is this place?
* What do you like about the place?
* How often do you visit it?

PART THREE – (4 – 5 MINS)

This section is a discussion where the examiner will ask questions. You will need to give a few extended answers.
*  How is this place helpful to you?
*  Is it important to have a special place to read and write?
*  Are there any other places that people can go to?


SPEAKING TEST FOUR

Students reported these same questions in tests in Saudi Arabia and in India in August 2015. 

PART ONE (4 – 5 MINS)

This group of questions is always the same.
* What is your full name?
* Can I see your ID?
*Where are you from?
* Do you work or study?

This is where the speaking test really begins. You will have several questions about a particular topic. You should give a few extended answers (several sentences). 

* What do you do at work?
* What is more important for you, the work itself or people you work with?
* Why ?

Then you will have a few questions on another topic.

* Did you have a hobby in your childhood?
* Why did you choose that particular hobby?
* Do you have a hobby now?
* Can you describe it?

PART TWO – CUE CARD – (3 – 4 MINS)

In this part you have to speak for two minutes. The examiner will not speak.

Talk about exercises that you do to keep yourself fit. Please say

* What are they?
* When and where do you usually do them?
* What is the importance of fitness?

PART THREE – (4 – 5 MINS)

This section is a discussion where the examiner will ask questions. You will need to give a few extended answers.

* Do you like walking?
* What do people do to keep themselves fit in your country?
* What other options do they have?
*What are some popular sports activities in your country? Why?
*Nowadays there are many gyms opening everywhere. Why do you think it is?
*Do people in your country know the importance of sports activities?


SPEAKING TEST Three

PART ONE (4 – 5 mins)

This group of questions is always the same.
* What is your full name?
* Can I see your ID?
*Where are you from?
* Do you work or study?

This is where the speaking test really begins. You will have several questions about a particular topic. You should give a few extended answers (several sentences). 
* Do you find study interesting?
* How is it helpful to you?
* Are there any age limits for becoming a student in your country?
* What should they be, in your opinion?
* Do you think this will change in the future?
* How long have you been studying this course for?
* Do you find it useful?
* Why is it important?
* Do you think it might be useful for everybody in day to day life?

Then you will have a few questions on another topic.
Let’s talk about sleep.
* How much sleep do you need each day?
* How much sleep did you have when you were younger?

PART TWO – CUE CARD – (3 – 4 MINS)

In this part you have to speak for two minutes. The examiner will not speak.
Describe a person that you would like to be similar to. Please say:

* Who is that person?
* What does he or she do?
* Why would you like to be similar to him/her?

PART THREE – (4 – 5 MINS)

This section is a discussion where the examiner will ask questions. You will need to give a few extended answers.
* What is map-reading?
* Why are some people better at map-reading than others?
* Should all people be experienced map-readers?
* Why are people interested in travelling?
* Where do people usually travel to?
* Why do some people prefer to visit another country?


 

SPEAKING TEST two

PART ONE – (4 – 5 MINS)

This group of questions is always the same.
* What is your full name?
* Can I see your ID?
*Where are you from?
* Do you work or study?

This is where the speaking test really begins. You will have several questions about a particular topic. You should give a few extended answers (several sentences). 
* What subjects are you studying?
* Why did you choose those subjects?
* What will you do after finishing your studies?

Then you will have a few questions on another topic (often 2 other topics).
Let’s talk about advertisements.
* Do you watch advertisements on TV or the Internet?
* Do you enjoy watching advertisements showing up in the middle of a TV program?
* Do you like watching advertisements on the street?

Let’s talk about colours.
*  What is your favourite colour? Why?
* What other colours do you like?

PART TWO – CUE CARD – (3 – 4 MINS)

In this part you have to speak for two minutes. The examiner will not speak.
Talk about a stage of your life that you enjoyed the most. Please say:

* When was it?
* Where were you at the time?
* Why did you enjoy it so much?

PART THREE – (4 – 5 MINS)

This section is a discussion where the examiner will ask questions. You will need to give a few extended answers.
*Have you seen a change in your personality since those days?
* How are old people treated in your country? Why?
* Is there an age when a person must stop working in your country?
* Are there any problems caused by these restrictions?
* What can be done to help the people affected by these restrictions?


SPEAKING TEST ONE

Part One – (4 – 5 MINS)

This group of questions is always the same.
* What is your full name?
* Can I see your ID?
*Where are you from?
* Do you work or study?

This is where the speaking test really begins. You will have several questions about a particular topic. You should give a few extended answers (several sentences). 
*Do you live in a house or an apartment?
* Do you like visitors coming to your home?
* How often do you have visitors at home?
* When someone visits you, how do you usually show hospitality?
* Do you like to visit other people? Why?

Then you will have a few questions on another topic.
Let’s talk about movies.
* What type of movies do you usually watch? Why?
* Was there any change in your preference since you were a child?
* If you had a chance would you make a movie? Why?

PART TWO – CUE CARD – (3 – 4 MINS)

In this part you have to speak for two minutes. The examiner will not speak. 
Describe an occasion when you were late and missed something important. Please say:

* What was the situation?
* When and where did it happen?
* Why were you late?

PART Three – (4 – 5 MINS)

This section is a discussion where the examiner will ask questions. You will need to give a few extended answers.
* What is the difference between children in the past and nowadays?
* Do you think famous people should be good role models in your country?
* Do you think companies should use famous people in advertisements to attract children?

 

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