Speaking

Speaking test 2018 updated

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What training did you do?
– Are you planning any additional training in the future?

– Does a name have any importance in your culture?
– Is there a particular meaning to your name?
– Why were you given this name?
– Is naming a child a big occasion in your country?
– What did you do in your free time with your family as a child?
– Do you ever do the same activities in your free time and on holidays?

Cue Card

Talk about a park or a garden you have visited in your childhood. Please say

– Where and when was it?
– Who did you go there with?
– Did you like it? Why?

Discussion

– Are national parks common in your country?
– Do you think parks are necessary in our cities? Why?
– What facilities should be in a park? Why?
– Should parks be free or have an entry fee?
– Do people in your home country go to visit scenic routes or places?
– Do you think people in this country would like to visit these places?
– Are scenic places in your home country and here the same?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– How do you commute to work?
– What kind of transport do you use?
– Did you get here easily?
– Did you have a training course after university?
– Do you think people need to have training courses before getting a job?

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Describe an occasion on which someone made positive comments about your work. Please say

– What did you do?
– Where and when was it?
– Who was there with you?

Discussion

– Do you think parents should give children positive and negative comments?
– Do you think parents should give their child rewards for doing something good? Why?
– Do your think adults need to get positive or negative comments on what they do?
– Some people don’t accept negative comments, why is it so?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– What is the most popular subject in your county?
– What types of fruit do you like to eat?
– Why do you like to eat fruit?
– Did you like fruit as a child?
– Do you like to send emails?
– Do you think email is the most important tool for communication?
– Do you send emails to everyone or not?
– For what purpose do you send emails usually?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you arrived early. Please say

– When and where did it happen?
– Why did you arrive early?
– What did you do while waiting?

Discussion

– Why do you think people are late sometimes?
– Do you think being late for work and for meeting with friends is the same?
– What is the main reason people are late in your country?
– What should they do to arrive early?
– What do you do to arrive early?
– Who is most careful about time, old or young people? Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe a city you are from.
– How long did you live there?
– How do you get to work or school these days?
– What do you do on your way?
– What kind of transportation do you use?

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Talk about a car journey that you remember well. Please say

– When and where was it?
– Who was there with you?
– How long did it take?

Discussion

– Did you like it? Why?
– What is the best age for learning to drive?
– Should high schools provide such training?
– What are some jobs that require good driving skills?
– What is the future of transportation, in your opinion?
– What impact will it have on these jobs?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why did you choose it?
– What do you like the most about this course?
– What do you remember about your secondary school? Why?
– Who was your favourite teacher? Why?
– Are you in contact with your school friends?
– How often do you use public transport?
– How much time do you usually spend on your trips to work?
– How did you come to this test venue today?

Cue Card

Describe an occasion when someone said positive words because you did something accurately. Please say

– Where and when was it?
– What did you do?
– How did you feel about it? Why?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about courage.
– How can parents motivate their children?
– On what occasions should they do it?
– Is it a good idea to give too much encouragement to children? Why?
– Do you think adults need to be encouraged as well? Why?
– Let’s talk about celebrities.
– Would most people like to be celebrities? Why?
– Is it good or bad to be in public view all the time?
– Do you think different media outlets magnify celebrities’ events? Why?
– How do famous people affect our society?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like fruit?
– What type of fruits do you prefer?
– What fruits did you like as a child?
– Do you like to cook?
– What do you usually cook?

Cue Card

Describe a company that you work for. Pleases say

– What company is it?
– How many people are employed there?
– How do you feel about this company?

Discussion

– What type of jobs do people prefer in your country?
– Do you think that older people should retire at a fixed age in order to provide opportunities for younger generation?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you think about robots?
– Where are they used?
– Do you think robots will be developed further?
– What do you think about mirrors?
– Do you think people use mirrors a lot? Why?
– What do you think attracts people to buy something?
– Do you think the government should help small shops? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a popular place for swimming in your city. Please say

– What is this place?
– Where is it situated?
– Why is it so popular?

Discussion

– How often do you go there?
– Who do you go there with?
– Why is that?
– What sports do you like?
– Why do you like them?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Do you like to stay in the college after lectures?
– Let’s talk about friends.
– Do you prefer having more friends or a limited number of friends?
– What do you usually do when you go out with friends?
– How often do you meet them?
– Let’s talk about robots.
– What do you know about robots?
– Do you like them?
– Would you prefer a robot or a human maid? Why?
– Would you like to have a robot driving a car? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a speech you have heard that inspired you. Please say

– Who was the speaker?
– What was the speech about?
– Where and when did you hear it?

Discussion

– Why were you inspired by it?
– What do you think about conferences?
– Can people who aren’t part of a particular conference attend it?
– Are international conferences a good idea? Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you study?
– What is your major?
– What is your favourite subject?
– Do you read the news?
– What kind of news do you read?
– Do you prefer to read the news in the newspaper or online? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a person who knows a lot about many things in your opinion. Please say

– Who is this person?
– What is his/her expertise?
– How did you meet him/her?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about teachers.
– Do you think we still need them, even though we have the Internet?
– What can you do using the Internet?
– What are the benefits of this? Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why did you choose this subject?
– Do you like reading books?
– What type of books do you read?

Cue Card

Talk about a place that is unknown to most tourists in your country. Please say

– What is this place?
– Why is it unknown?
– What can people see there?

Discussion

– Have you been to that place?
– Who did you go there with?
– Why did you go there?
– Did you like it?
– What is so special about this place?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Describe your town or city.
– Does it rain a lot in your city?
– How do you feel when it rains?

Cue Card

Describe a situation when you helped someone. Please say

– What was the situation?
– What did you do to help?
– What was the result?

Discussion

– How did you feel about it later?
– Let’s talk about helping people.
– Should younger generation be more helpful?
– What do you think about unpaid jobs?
– Do you support volunteering?
– Why do you think so?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like watches?
– Do you wear one?
– Did you buy it or got it as a gift?

Cue Card

Talk about two people from same family that you know well. Please say:

– who these people are
– how long you know them
– what their differences and similarities are

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Where do you live?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– How often do you use email?
– When are you really required to use email?

Cue Card

Talk about a city you have visited recently. Please say

– What city is it?
– When did you visit it?
– What did you do there?

Discussion

– Who did you go there with?
– What geographical advantages are required for a city development?
– Are there any famous buildings in your city?
– Can you name a few?
– How could they affect the development?
– How can transportation, businesses and weather affect the city development?
– Do you think city development requires planning to take place before the development starts?
– Can you name a city that was planned in advance, and talk about its advantages?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– What work do you do?
– Do you think you have to work harder to be paid better?
– Do you have lots of friends or one best friend?
– Do you like to make new friends?
– What types of indoor games were you playing in your childhood?

Cue Card

Describe an activity that you wanted to do, but didn’t have time for (not related to your work or study). Please say

– What is it?
– When did you plan to do it?
– Why do you want to do it?

Discussion

– Will you do it by yourself or with someone? Why?
– How would you feel, if you succeeded in doing it?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?

Cue Card

Describe a book that you have read recently. Please say

– What book is it?
– What is it about?
– Did you like the book? Why?

Discussion

– What was very exciting about this book?
– Would you recommend it to others?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Do you live in an apartment or a house?
– What kind of house would you prefer in the future?
– How do you feel when it’s a sunny day?
– What do people do usually on a sunny day?
– What do you do when it’s sunny outside?
– How is solar power used in your country?
– Let’s talk about jewellery.
– Do you like jewellery?
– What kind of jewellery do you like?
– When do you wear jewellery?

Cue Card

Talk about a person you know well, who helps and supports you. Please say

– Who is the person?
– How did you meet him/her?
– How does this person help or support you?

Discussion

– Who is more supportive at a workplace, men or women?
– Why do you think it is so?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of working in a team?
– Do you think companies should provide childcare facilities to employees?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– Do you like it or not? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a painting you have seen that you liked. Please say

– Where and when did you see it?
– What was on the painting?
– How did you feel after seeing it?

Discussion

– Do you like art in general?
– What kind of art do you like the most?
– Why do you like it?
– Should the government help artists?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What are you studying?
– Do you enjoy this field? Why?
– Have you ever been on a boat? Why?
– Would you like to buy a boat?
– What kind of activities do you do with your family on holidays?
– Did it change since your younger years? Why?

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Describe a science study that you did in your high school years. Please say

– What did you study?
– Did you like that subject?
– Describe your teacher in that subject.

Discussion

– Are any changes needed in science study approach in schools?
– What kind of changes happened to science recently?
– Who can understand science better, boys or girls?
– Why do you think it is so?
– Do you think that girls are getting better grades than boys nowadays?
– Why is that?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Will you continue your job in the future? Why?
– What do you like the most about your job?
– Let’s talk about neighbors.
– How important are they to you?
– What type of neighbors, young or old, are good to live with in your opinion?
– Did you receive any help from your neighbors?

Cue Card

Talk about a person who helped you with studies or at work. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– How did he/she help you?
– Why did he/she help you?

Discussion

– Do you read magazines?
– What magazine did you read when you were a child?
– What do you think, who reads magazines more, teenagers or adults?
– What is the difference between online and paper magazines?
– Who is a better help at workplace, men or women? Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like it?
– How hard is your major?
– How do you usually spend your weekends?
– Why did you choose this activity?
– How often do you talk with your friends?
– Do you like spending time with friends?
– What do you usually do together?
– Do you think you’ll make a lot of friends in the future?
– What kinds of things do you have to bring when you go out?
– Do you carry different things in the morning and evening?
– How do you remind yourself not to forget anything?
– Did you ever forget to bring something?

Cue Card

Talk about a well paid job that you would like to have in the future. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you want to do it?
– How will you achieve it?

Discussion

– Do you think you will be able to get this job?
– What occupations should be paid better? Why?
– Is high salary important when looking for a job?
– What other aspects of a job are important apart from the salary?
– What do you think is important for job satisfaction?
– What should workers do if they are not provided incentives?
– What is important for motivation?
– Does company get any benefits by providing motivation to its workers?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– Do you like it?

Cue Card

Talk about an invention that is changed the world in a good way. Please say

– What was the invention?
– How do you use it?
– Why do you like it?

Discussion

– Can you name other inventions that you think are great?
– What inventions might be made in the next 20 years?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Will you continue your job in the future? Why?
– What do you like the most about your job?

Cue Card

Talk about a child you spent some time with. Please say

– who the child was
– what you did together
– how you felt after spending time with this child

Discussion

– Describe your vision of raising children and the relationship with them.
– Do all children like music?
– Why do you think it is so?
– What is the relationship between children and music?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your job?
– Would you consider taking a course related to your job in the future?
– Do you like when it rains?
– Did you ever go out when it rained without an umbrella?
– Why do you like/dislike rainy weather?
– Does rain affect your work? In what way?
– What do you do with your family on holidays?
– Where would you like to go on your next holiday?

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Describe your perfect home (a house or an apartment) that you would like to have in the future. Please say:

– When you would like to have it
– Where it would be located
– What it would look like

Discussion

– What is the difference between contemporary and old buildings?
– Why do people migrate to big cities?
– How can it affect city life?
– What changes do you see happening to future buildings?
– Would traditional houses diminish in the future?
– Why were people happy in the past living in traditional houses?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?

Cue Card

Talk about an activity you had done for the first time, that you were excited about. Please say

– What and where did you do?
– Who was there with you?
– Why did you like it so much?

Discussion

– Was it a dangerous activity, in your opinion?
– Do people get enough information about it?
– What do you want to try next?
– Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What part of the country do you live in?
– Is it good to live there?
– Would you like to live there in the future?
– Are there any famous places in your city?
– What are they famous for?
– Let’s talk about mirrors.
– How often do you spend time looking in the mirror? Why?
– Did you ever buy a mirror?
– Do you think it is important to have a mirror at home? Why?
– Do you think you spend too much time watching TV?
– Why is that so?
– Did you watch it a lot as a child?

Cue Card

Talk about an interesting house or apartment you have visited. Please say

– Where is it?
– What does it look like?
– When and why did you visit it?

Discussion

– What are the common types of houses in your city?
– Why do you think they are so popular?
– What other types of accommodation are there?
– Why do people prefer that?
– Are there any authentic houses in your city?
– Do people prefer living in the city area or countryside nowadays?
– Why is it so?
– What is the best part of living in the countryside?
– Do you think people are wasting too much energy?
– What can be a solution to preserve energy sources?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
– What is the most interesting part of your study?
– Do you eat fruit?
– What kind of fruit do you like?
– Why?
– Is it important to eat fruit?

Cue Card

Talk about an invention that has changed the world for the better. Please say

– What is it?
– When and where was it invented?
– Is it useful for different age groups?

Discussion

– What invention is used the most at home in your opinion?
– Do you think the most useful and important inventions of the world were already made?
– Do you think the invention of wheel was very important?
– What leads a person to invent something?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like it or not? Why?
– Where do you live now?
– What is the name of your hometown?
– Do you want to live in your hometown in the future?
– Do you like mirrors?
– Did you ever buy a mirror? Why?
– How often do you use the mirror?

Cue Card

Describe a future plan that you have, not related to work or study. Please say

– What and when do you plan to do?
– How will you achieve it?
– Why do you want to do it?

Discussion

– Who else is involved in this plan?
– Is it important to have plans for the future?
– Is it important for children to have dreams or future plans? Why?
– What was your dream as a child?
– Why did you have that dream?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you listen to pop music?
– Have you ever been to a live concert?
– Did you meet any pop star in person?
– Do you like jewellery?
– How often do you wear it?
– Did you give jewellery as a present to someone?

Cue Card

Talk about a sport that you enjoy watching. Please say

– Where and when did you watch it?
– How often do you watch it and with whom?
– Why do you enjoy this sport?

Discussion

– Most sports now are commercialised, why do you think it is?
– Why do you think sportsmen demand high salaries?
– Is it good that sport stars are demanding high salaries in their respective countries and clubs?
– Many people prefer watching sport rather than playing it, why is that?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Where do you live?
– Do you leave in an apartment or a house?
– Do you like living there?
– Will you move out of there in the near future?
– What kind of apartment would you like to move to?
– Why do you want to do it?
– What time of the day do you like the most? Why?
– What is your daily evening routine?
– Has your evening routine changed compared to the past?
– What are your preferable means of communication, e-mail or phone? Why?
– Do you think in the future people will communicate more via e-mail or phone?

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Talk about an interesting couple whose marriage is successful in your opinion. Please say

– Who is this couple?
– How and when did they meet each other?
– Why do you think their marriage is successful?

Discussion

– Do other people think this marriage has been successful?
– What are the roles of husband and wife in a marriage in your country?
– Do they have equal rights?
– Whose responsibility is it to bring up children in a marriage?
– What is the role of family in raising a child to be a responsible citizen of his/her country?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– How often do you use a mirror?
– Is it important to use a mirror?
– Do you check yourself in the mirror while choosing your clothes?
– Do you think mirrors can be used for decoration?

Cue Card

Describe an instance when you received a good service at a shop or a restaurant. Please say

– When and where did you receive the service?
– What was the service?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion

– What should customers do when they receive a bad service?
– What should managers do in order to provide good service?
– What are the differences of services provided by big and small shops?
– Do you prefer to shop in big or small shops? Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like it?
– Do you find your work hard?
– What would you like to do in the future?
– Were you helping parents as a child doing some household chores?
– Should children help their parents at home?
– Why do you think so?

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Talk about a new shop that opened recently in your locality. Please say

– What does it sell?
– Did you shop there and with whom?
– Do you think it’s going to be popular?

Discussion

– What are the benefits of big stores in comparison to small shops?
– Why do people like to buy things from small shops?
– How can the government help small shopkeepers?
– What is the importance of local shops for the community?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like it so far?
– What are your plans for the future?
– Let’s talk about birthday celebrations.
– Do you celebrate your birthdays?
– How do you do it?
– What was the most memorable birthday for you?
– Why is that?
– Do you like marriage celebrations or weddings?
– When was the last one you attended?
– Who did you go there with?

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Describe a happy married couple that you know well. Please say

– Who are they?
– When and where did you meet them?
– What is the secret of their happiness, in your opinion?

Discussion

– Is parenting a hard task? Why?
– Should parents have long maternity/paternity leave or not?
– Why do you think so?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job?
– Where do you live now?
– What kind of house or apartment would you like to live in, in the future?
– Do you like jewelry?
– Do you wear jewelry often?
– Why do people keep jewelry for a long time?

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Describe a piece of clothing that you like. Please say:

– When and where did you buy it?
– What garment is this?
– Why do you like it so much?

Discussion

– What is the difference between men’s and women’s fashion?
– Why is that?
– What is your opinion about the green trend (the use of recycled materials) in the fashion industry?
– What is the impact of fast fashion trend on people?
– Should we judge people by their looks?
– Why or why not?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Cue Card

Talk about an occasion when you received a good service from a person. Please say

– What was the service?
– When and where did you receive it?
– Why did you like it so much?

Discussion

– How did you feel after it?
– What is the difference between services from a big or small companies?
– What jobs require staff to get in touch with a lot of people?
– What qualities should the staff member have for such job? Why?
– What should people do when they receive bad service?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?

Cue Card

Talk about two people from the same family. Please say

– who they are
– how you know them
– what their similarities and differences are
– and explain how you feel about them

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Let’s talk about the place where you live.
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What would your ideal house look like?
– Where would you like it to be?
– Let’s talk about neighbours.
– Do you know all of your neighbours?
– Do you think it is important to have good neighbours?
– Let’s talk about transport.
– Do you prefer to travel by bus or tram?
– In the future, do you think you will travel more by buses or underground trains?
– What do you think the government should do to improve bus transport system in your country?

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Talk about a time when you went to a very good event which was attended by many people. Please say

– What was the event?
– Who did you go there with?
– How did you feel during and after the event?

Discussion

– Why did you go?
– How many people were there?
– Do you like over-crowded places?
– What makes people go to, or avoid crowded areas?
– What are advantages and disadvantages of going to crowded areas?
– What is your opinion about over-crowded places?
– Why do you think so?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Let’s talk about friends.
– Is it better to have one best friend of many friends?
– Why do you think so?
– Do you spend time with your friends?
– Are friends important in your life?
– Let’s talk about family.
– How do you spend time with your family?
– How has your family influenced you?
– Let’s talk about television.
– Do you watch a lot of TV?
– What programs do you like to watch?
– Do you like watching TV with your family or alone?
– Why is that?

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Talk about a time when you had good experience in the countryside. Please say

– When and where did you go?
– Who was there with you?
– Why was it enjoyable?

Discussion

– Do young people enjoy living in the countryside? Why?
– Is countryside more developed now compared to the past?
– Can you give some examples of these developments?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Is it acceptable for visitors or advisors to make a speech for school children?
– Is it better to have a teacher make a speech or someone else, like parents?
– What do you think about robots?
– Is it good to have a robot at home?
– What do you think about travel by car which is controlled by a robot?

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Talk about an interesting conversation you had, or a speech you heard. Please say

– Who the speaker was
– When you heard him/her or talked with him/her
– What the speech/conversation was about
– Why it was interesting to you

Discussion

– What abilities make a person a good public speaker?
– Is it good to use a video presentation or other visual aids during the speech?
– Let’s talk about online shopping.
– Have you ever bought a pair of shoes online?
– Is it important to wear good shoes?
– Which do you prefer, good-looking shoes or comfortable ones?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you think your job is hard?
– Why do you think so?
– Do you play any musical instruments?
– Why / Why not?
– Do you have one friend or lots of friends?
– Why is it so?

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Describe your neighbour. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– Where did you meet?
– Do you meet often?

Discussion

– How is the neighbourhood in your home country?
– Is it difficult to get along with neighbours in city areas?
– What can be done if your neighbours are loud and noisy?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What part of your country do you live in?
– Do you like this place?
– Why is it so interesting?
– What are the interesting places to see there?
– Do you like to do house chores?
– What type of chores do you usually do around the house?
– Do you think it is important to learn housework nowadays?
– What house chores do you really dislike?

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Talk about an interesting book that you would like to read again. You should say

– What book is it?
– When did you read it?
– Why would you like to read it again?

Discussion

– Do you think children have good imagination?
– Why do you think it is?
– Is reading important to our lifestyle?
– Do you think people read less nowadays?
– What are the factors influencing our reading habits?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What is so special about this place?
– Did you like living in your hometown?
– What is your favorite place in your hometown?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?

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Describe a café that you like and visit often. Please say

– Where and what is it?
– When do you usually go there?
– What do you usually order there?

Discussion

– What do you like and dislike about this cafe?
– Will you go there again?
– Do you visit it by yourself or with friends?
– Do you think people are meant to live in big cities surrounded by strangers?
– Why do you think so?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Please describe your city.
– Do you like it? Why?
– What is your favorite TV program?
– Why is that?
– What do you do in your spare time?

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Describe an interesting neighbour of yours. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– When and where did you meet him/her?
– What do you do together?

Discussion

– What is the importance of neighbours in our society?
– Do neighbours nowadays differ from the past? Why?
– Do you think smaller communities have better communication than big ones?
– Why do you think so?
– Do people of small community do a better job of developing their community?
– How are small and big businesses involved in developing small communities?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you chose this profession?
– What do you usually do in your free time?
– Let’s talk about reading.
– Do you like to read? Why?
– What kind of books do you prefer?
– Can you name a few that you like?

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Talk about a piece of equipment that you use at home. Please say

– What is it?
– How do you use it?
– How important is it to you and your family members?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about technology.
– How is technology helping you?
– Give some examples, please.
– What are the negative impacts of modern technology on us?
– To what extent did it influence you?
– To what extent did it influence your family members?
– Would you like to have a robot in your home in the future?
– Will robots replace people in the future?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subjects are you studying?
– Why did you chose these subjects?
– Where are you planning to work after finishing your studies?
– Let’s talk about photographs.
– Do you like taking photos?
– Why do you keep these photos?
– Do you like taking photos while on a trip?
– What do you do in your free time?
– Where do people usually spend their free time in your country?
– How do you usually spend your weekends?

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Describe an event that you enjoyed recently. Please say

– What was the event?
– When and where did it take place?
– Who was there with you?

Discussion

– Did you enjoy the event?
– What was special about it?
– What kind of facilities can you suggest for young people to spend their time effectively?
– Should children spend their entire time with their parents? Why?
– Are there any approaches that can be used when parents cannot spend time with their children?
– What kind of activities are popular with children?
– Do you think that twenty four hours in a day is enough nowadays? Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your hometown.
– Do you like children?
– How often do you watch television?
– Did you watch a lot of TV as a child? Why?
– Do you like buying shoes?
– What do you prefer to wear, comfortable or fashionable shoes?
– Have you ever bought shoes online?

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Talk about a good time you spent with a young child. Please say

– who the child is
– when you spent time with him/her
– what you did together
– and why you had a good time.

Discussion

– Do you think it is a good strategy for parents to always control their children?
– Why do you think so?
– Are children living differently now than in the past?
– Nowadays children use lots of electronic gadgets, what do you think about it?
– Does it affect children’s development?
– In what way?
– Are there any positive effects of using gadgets?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?

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Describe two people from the same family that you know well. Please say

– Who are they?
– How did you meet?
– What do you do together?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about children’s influence on a family.
– Compare your past and current family life.
– Is it easy to make new friends?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What are you doing now?
– Who was your favorite teacher?
– Why did you like him/her the most?
– Would you like to become a teacher in the future?
– Why is that?

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Talk about a gift that you gave to someone and the occasion. Please say

– What was the gift and the occasion?
– Why did you choose this gift?
– Where did you buy it?
– How did the person feel after receiving it?

Discussion

– Why do people give gifts in our society?
– Why do some people like to give hand-made gifts instead of purchasing them in a store?
– What kind of educational gifts can be given to children?
– What is the significance of these gifts?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Let’s talk about your home.
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What does it look like?
– What can you see from your windows?
– Do you like to stay in your hometown or city?
– Let’s talk about colors.
– What is your favorite color?
– What color do your friends like?
– What color wouldn’t you like to see on the walls of your home?
– Why is that?

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Describe a piece of equipment that has been in your home for years and you still use it. Please say

– What is it?
– How often do you use it?
– Do your family members use this equipment too?

Discussion

– Why do you like using this equipment?
– How long have you had it in your family for?
– Did you buy it?
– Do other people use such equipment?
– What other machines can you see in the office?
– Are people changing their things frequently?
– Which kind of machines do people use in a factory?
– What are the consequences of using machines for work?
– Who is using machinery the most, younger or older workers?
– Do you think older people feel comfortable using machinery?
– Why is that?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

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Talk about a moment that made you laugh a lot and you cannot forget it. Please say

– What happened?
– When and where did it take place?
– Why was it so funny?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about comedy.
– Who is funnier, women or men?
– Why do you think so?
– Can you name a few famous comedians in your country?
– What is better, reading a funny story or watching a comedy movie? Why?
– What do you personally prefer? Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

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Talk about an instance when you were prevented from using a mobile phone. Please say

– Where and when did it take place?
– Why did you need to use your phone?
– How did you feel then?

Discussion

– Why was the phone usage prohibited there?
– Don’t remember the other questions.

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you think is special about your home?
– What indoor games do you play?
– Which indoor game are you learning to play?
– When you leave the house what do you take along with you?
– What do you often forget when you go out?

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Describe an interesting house or apartment you visited. Please say

– where this place is
– what it is like
– why you consider it interesting
– and whether you would like to live in it

Discussion

– How many types of houses are there?
– What are the differences between a new house and an old house?
– How are people wasting energy at home?
– How can solar heaters help to save energy?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like chocolate?
– What kind of chocolate do you prefer? Why?
– How often do you eat chocolate?
– Did you like chocolate as a child?
– Why do children like chocolate?
– Do you remember an instance when you were given chocolate as a present? Why?
– What is your favourite colour? Why?
– What colour would you like to paint your bedroom or other rooms in your house?
– What colours are popular among your friends? Why?

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Talk about a team project you were involved in. Please say

– What was the project?
– When and where did you work on it?
– Who did you work with?

Discussion

– Where can team projects be implemented, other than professional fields?
– Why is that?
– Do you think team projects are possible among students?
– Do you think children should do team projects? Why?
– Do you think working in a team is better than working alone? Why?
– What are the necessary steps to be taken while working in a team?
– What benefits do team members derive from working as a team?
– Do you think a team leader should be responsible for everything in a team?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like to go to places near water (lakes, rivers or the sea)?
– What do you like to do there?
– Do you take your family to those places?

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Talk about a recent experience that you had with a wild animal. Please say:

– what animal it was
– when it was
– what happened
– and explain how you felt after the experience.

Discussion

– Is the contact with wild animals necessary?
– Do you think there are benefits from contact with wild animals only for children, or for adults as well?
– Why do you think so?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe a place you live in now.
– Let’s talk about mirrors.
– How often do you use a mirror?
– Did you ever buy a mirror?
– Are mirrors good for decoration?
– Why do you think so?
– Is secondary education necessary?
– What do you like or dislike about it?

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Describe a well-paid job that you would like to do. Please say

– What job is it?
– Why do you want to do it?
– What would you do to get it?

Discussion

– Do you know someone doing such a job?
– What jobs are important in your opinion?
– Is it necessary to motivate employees to do their job?
– What is a good motivation in your opinion?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What are you doing now?
– Who was your favorite teacher?
– Why did you like him/her the most?
– Would you like to become a teacher in the future?
– Why is that?

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Talk about a gift that you gave to someone and the occasion. Please say

– What was the gift and the occasion?
– Why did you choose this gift?
– Where did you buy it?
– How did the person feel after receiving it?

Discussion

– Why do people give gifts in our society?
– Why do some people like to give hand-made gifts instead of purchasing them in a store?
– What kind of educational gifts can be given to children?
– What is the significance of these gifts?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– How often do you look at yourself in the mirror? Why?
– Do you look in the mirror after shopping?
– Do you think a mirror is a good choice for decoration?
– What items do you take with you when leaving the house?
– Why is that?
– How do you make sure that nothing is forgotten?
– Do you have different items with you in the morning and evening?
– Why is it so?

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Talk about a famous or successful person who is important to you. Please say

– Who is this person?
– Why is this person important to you?
– How did he/she influence your life?

Discussion

– Do you think it is easier to become famous now compared to the past?
– Why is that?
– What kind of people were becoming famous in the past?
– How about now?
– What sorts of people become famous in your country? Why?
– Do you think to be famous one needs a certain talent?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Do you like this place? Why?
– Do you think it is a good place to live in?
– Would you recommend it to your friends?
– Do you like shoes?
– How many pairs of shoes do you have?
– Do you like comfortable or fashionable shoes?
– Do you think people have too many shoes these days?

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Talk about something you plan to do in the future apart from your work or studies. Please say

– What do you plan?
– When and why do you want to do it?
– How will you achieve it?

Discussion

– Do you think planning is important?
– Why do you think so?
– What do you think about routine planning?
– Can you give some examples?
– What could governments do to plan better?
– What is the difference between those who plan and those who don’t?
– Why is it so in your opinion?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Let’s talk about your hometown.
– Where do you live?
– Did you grow up there?
– Is it a good town for families with kids?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– Can you describe your place?
– Do you like taking pictures?
– What do you do when you take photos?
– Do you have many childhood photos?

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Describe a place such as a swimming pool, skyscraper or any other building in your hometown or city. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and when was it build?
– Do you like to visit this place? Why?

Discussion

– Let’s talk about materialism and competitive world.
– Do you think our behaviour these days is affected by materialism? How?
– How do you expect things to change in the future?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do for a living?
– Do you find your job stressful?
– What do you do with your friends on weekends?
– Do you like to make new friends?
– Do you remember your dreams after you wake up?
– Do you like to hear dreams of others? Why?
– Do you like to learn about dreams? Why?

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Describe a disagreement that you had with someone. Please say

– When and where was it?
– What was it about?
– How did you feel about it later?

Discussion

– How can decisions affect a person’s life?
– What are the main decisions youngsters have to make nowadays?
– Did you get advice from somebody before making crucial decisions? Why?
– Why do people make wrong decisions sometimes?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What are your future plans?
– Do you like holidays? Why?
– What do you prefer to do on holidays?
– How long do you usually enjoy holidays?
– Do you like celebrities?
– Who is the favourite celebrity from your country? Why?

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Describe a place where you feel relaxed. Please say

– What and where is this place?
– Who do you go there with?
– Why do you find it so relaxing?

Discussion

– Are there any other activities where people feel relaxed?
– What should companies do for their employees’ relaxation?
– Are there any changes now in relaxing activities compared to the past?
– Why do you think it is so?
– Are there any other ways for relaxation?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– What do you do for a living?
– What do you think shoes tell about someone’s personality?
– Do you like to wear formal or casual shoes?
– Do you purchase shoes online?
– Do you think people have too many pairs of shoes?
– Do you like to spend money on shoes?

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Describe customer service you received in any shop or a hotel. Please say

– What was the place?
– What was the name of person serving you?
– How did you feel about it?

Discussion

– How can customer service affect a person’s life?
– What are the main differences of customer service provided by retail and brands’ shops?
– Have you felt angry because of bad customer service? Why?
– Why do people feel bad about customer service?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in a house or an apartment?
– What does it look like?
– What can you see from your window?
– What is your favourite colour?
– Did you like this colour as a child?
– What are popular colours among your friends?
– Why is that?

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Talk about your favourite movie. Please say

– What is this movie?
– Where and when did you watch it?
– What is the movie about?

Discussion

– Explain why you like the movie.
– What films are popular in your country?
– What films are popular with teenagers and the elderly?
– Why do some people love watching black and white movies?
– Are there any black and white movies screening in your country?
– People spend too much money on making movies, do you think they really need to spend that much to make a good movie?
– Most of the movies have computer-generated graphics, why do you think it is so?
– In the future, do you think computer generated movies will be still popular?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like sports?
– Do you enjoy watching sports?
– What kind of games do you play?
– What kind of games did you play as a child?

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Describe an interesting song. Please say:

– what kind of song it is
– how you found out about it
– what it is about
– explain why it is interesting to you

Discussion

– Do you like music?
– What kind of music do you like?
– When do you usually listen to music?
– What kind of music did you like when you were younger?
– What kind of music is popular in your country?
– Do you play any musical instruments?
– Do you wish you could play any musical instruments?
– Which is your favourite instrument?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe your hometown.
– Let’s talk about handwriting.
– How often do you write by hand?
– Do you prefer handwriting or typing on a computer?
– Let’s talk about teaching.
– Do you enjoy teaching?
– Have you ever taught somebody?

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Describe a foreign country where you would like to work for a period of time. Please say

– What country would it be?
– What would you like to do there?
– Why do you want to go to this place?

Discussion

– What is so special about this country?
– Why do people choose going abroad to study or work?
– What are the advantages of working or studying abroad?
– Will it benefit you back in your country?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you live in a house or a flat?
– Can you describe it, please?
– What can you see from your windows?
– Do you invite friends over to your place?
– Do you also go to your friends’ houses?
– What do you and your friends usually do together?
– Do you like when friends are visiting you at home?
– Do you prefer to meet with your friends at home or elsewhere?
– Do you like celebrities?
– Is there any celebrity that you like the most?
– Do you go to the cinema to watch movies? Why?

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Describe a film that you have watched recently and liked. Please say

– What film was it?
– Where and when did you see it?
– Why was this film memorable to you?

Discussion

– Do you think it is right that producers spend extreme amounts of money on making their films?
– Do you think it is right that celebrities earn high incomes?
– Some countries like America, Australia and India have their own film industry, do you think this is good? Why?
– Some say in the future there will be no real people in the cast, all graphics will be generated by computers. What is your view on this?
– Do you think that films should be based on real stories?
– Do you believe that films based on true life stories are accurate?
– Should they really be accurate? Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Why are you taking this exam?
– What would you like to do after graduating from university?
– Do you remember your favourite teacher from school?
– Would you like to be a teacher in the future?
– What colours do you like?
– Did you like the same colours as a child?

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Talk about a garden that you would like to visit. Please say

– What garden and where is it?
– Why would you like to visit it?
– Who do you prefer to go there with?

Discussion

– Do your friends go there frequently?
– What can people do in their garden at home?
– Do you have a garden in your house?
– What would you like to do in your garden?
– Is it beneficial for children to play in a garden?
– Is it necessary to have gardens or parks in our cities?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Do you like sunny weather?
– Why is it so?
– How do people usually convey information to each other?
– Is it easier to inform somebody now, compared to the past?
– Why do you think so?

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Talk about an instance when you were surprised to receive some interesting news or information. Please

– Where and when was it?
– What was it about?
– Who did inform you about it?

Discussion

– How did you get the news?
– What did you feel then?
– Did you tell somebody about it?
– How did you feel about it later?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What part of the country are you from?
– Do you think your town is a good place to live?
– Why do you think so?
– Let’s talk about dreams.
– Do you remember your dreams when you wake up?
– Do you like to hear about other people’s dreams?
– Let’s talk about children.
– In what cases parents are proud of their children?
– Do you think even little babies can make their parents proud?
– Do you think school studies benefit young children?
– Is school time important? Why?

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Describe a situation when you were proud of your family member. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– What did he/she do?
– How did you feel about it? Why?

Discussion

– Did you tell anyone else about this event?
– When are adults proud of their work?
– Do you think any person in any job can be proud of their work?
– In your county do most people feel proud of their work?
– Why is this feeling so important?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– What are your future plans?
– What is your favorite color?
– Was it the same when you were a child?
– What color wouldn’t you choose to decorate your home?
– Do you like sports?
– Do you do physical exercises?
– What exercises do you do to stay fit?

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Describe a sport centre in your hometown. Please say

– Where is it situated?
– What facilities does it have?
– How important is it for your city?

Discussion

– Do you think there should be more sport centres in your city?
– Why do people watch sport competitions?
– Can you mention some sports that men or women engage in?
– What are the pros and cons of hosting the Olympic Games?
– Why do you think so?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you read newspapers and magazines?
– What was the first magazine or newspaper that you ever read?
– Do you think reading foreign newspapers and magazines is a good idea?
– Why do you think so?
– Do you enjoy sunny days?
– Why do you think sunny days are good?
– Do you go somewhere for holidays?
– What place have you visited recently?
– Was the weather good there?
– How often do you go for a holiday?
– Do you plan ahead for it?

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Talk about a degree you would like to do or a course you would like to take. Please say

– What is it?
– When and where would you like to study?
– Why would you like to do it?

Discussion

– How easy is it to do?
– Do you think people need good teachers?
– How would you describe teaching?
– Do you think Math and Sports teachers should have similar qualities?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Tell me about your hometown.
– Do you want to live in your hometown in the future?
– Do you do household chores?
– What household chores do you like or dislike?
– Did you do household chores as a child?
– Do you think it is important to teach children to do household chores?
– Why do you think so?
– Would you consider teaching as a profession you might choose?
– What high school memories do you like the most?
– What are the things you dislike about those days?
– Are you still in contact with your high school friends?

Cue Card

Talk about a holiday destination that you would like to visit. Please say

– What and where is it?
– With whom would you go there?
– What is so special about this place?

Discussion

– Where do you plan to go on a holiday?
– Who will you spend it with?
– How do you choose a place for a holiday?
– Can you recommend a place in your country for a holiday?
– What are the advantages and disadvantages of having tourists in a country?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why do you like your job?
– Does your job involve reading?
– Do you like to read?
– Do you prefer print books or e-books?
– Do you like spending time by the sea?
– Is it important to you?

Cue Card

Talk about a small business that you would like to start in the future. Please say

– What kind of business it would be
– Where it would be located
– When you would start the business
– Why you would start this kind of business

Discussion

– Would you prefer working for a company or being your own boss?
– Do you think academic education is more important than experience in the field?
– What skills are required to start a small business?
– What are the risks of running your own business?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Why did you choose this profession?
– Do you still like it?
– What would you like to do in the future?

Cue Card 1

Talk about a movie that you watched recently. Please say

– What was the movie?
– When and where did you watch it?
– Did you like it? Why?

Cue Card 2

Talk about an interesting place near your city. Please say

– What is this place?
– Do people like to visit it? Why?
– What do people usually do there?
– Explain why this place is attractive.

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– What are your future plans?
– What is your favorite color?
– Was it the same when you were a child?
– What color wouldn’t you choose to decorate your home?
– Do you like sports?
– Do you do physical exercises?
– What exercises do you do to stay fit?

Cue Card

Describe a sport centre in your hometown. Please say

– Where is it situated?
– What facilities does it have?
– How important is it for your city?

Discussion

– Do you think there should be more sport centres in your city?
– Why do people watch sport competitions?
– Can you mention some sports that men or women engage in?
– What are the pros and cons of hosting the Olympic Games?
– Why do you think so?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe your place of residence.
– Are you interested to live in your place for a long time?
– What makes your area interesting?
– Why do you think so?

Cue Card

Describe your favourite location for swimming. Please say

– What and where is it?
– How often do you visit this place?
– Who do you go there with?

Discussion

– Do you think children should learn to swim?
– Do you think swimming can be learned by reading a book?
– Do you think swimming should be included in the school curriculum?

Interview

– What is your name?
– Tell me about your home country.
– Which part of your country do you like the most? Why?
– Do you like gossiping? Why?
– Lets talk about animals.
– Do you have pets?
– How do you take care of them?
– Do you love them? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a moment when you had to make a decision to go against your manager at work. Please say

– what your decision was about
– why you had to make the decision
– how you felt after that

Discussion

– Do you think our politicians should be more careful when they make decisions?
– How do their decisions affect people in general?
– Do you think about the consequences when you make decisions?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you love your work?
– What are your plans for the future?
– Can you tell me something exciting about your town?
– Do you like celebrations?
– What do you usually celebrate in your town?

Cue Card

Talk about a science subject that you studied and liked. Please say

– What is it?
– Why did you choose it?
– How can you use it in life?

Discussion

– Why are you interested in this field of science?
– What do you think about the next technological advancements in the future?
– Can you give some examples?
– Do you think scientific discoveries can have some positive and negative effects at the same time?
– What inventions might be developed in the future, in your opinion?
– Do we have self-driving cars already?
– Why do we need them?
– Please give some examples.

 

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you like mirrors? Why?
– Did you buy any mirrors?
– Do you think a mirror is useful for decoration?
– When you shop for clothes, is the mirror important? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a speech that you heard recently. Please say

– What was it about?
– Who gave that speech?
– Did you like it? Why?

Discussion

– What do you think about public speaking?
– Is it important for a person to be able to speak publicly?
– Have you ever been to any conferences?
– Do you think they are important? Why?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Is it a house or an apartment?
– Can you describe your place?
– What can you see from the window?
– Do you like to invite people to your home?
– What do you prefer, inviting people over or visiting their homes?
– What is common in your country, meeting with people outside or at home?
– Why is it so?
– What colour do you like the most?
– Did it change compared to the past?
– What colour do you like to use for your home decoration?

Cue Card

Describe a job you would like to do in a foreign country for a short period of time. Please say

– What job would it be?
– Where would you prefer to work?
– Why would you like to do it?

Discussion

– Who would you like to go there with?
– Do you really want to do that work in the future?
– Is it an advantage for students to work in a different country?
– Why do you think so?
– What job do students usually do for a short time in other countries?
– Why do you think some students don’t work in other countries?
– Is it an advantage for people to work for an international company?
– Why do you think so?
– What skills are valued the most by international companies?
– What is more important for business, academic or practical skills in your opinion?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Can you describe your work?
– Do you enjoy your work?
– What part of your work do you like the most?
– Do you like dreams?
– Do you remember some of your dreams?
– Do you think dreams have meanings?
– Can they be interpreted?
– Do you have a lot of friends?
– Would you prefer to have one good friend or many friends?
– What do you usually do with your friends?
– Do you think you will make a lot of new friends in the future?

Cue Card

Describe an incident from history that has influenced you. Please say

– Where and when did it happen?
– How did you hear about this incident?
– How did this influence you?

Discussion

– Do you like history?
– How do people know of history?
– Do you think only major historical figures are remembered and others are ignored?
– Why do you think so?
– What can one learn from history?
– Do you think studying history in school is important? Why?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you chose this job?
– Where do you live now?
– What colours do you like?

Cue Card

Describe something interesting or unusual that you did recently. Please say

– What was it?
– Who did you do it with?
– Would you do it again?

Discussion

– Did you tell anyone else about this?
– How do you spend your weekends?
– How many days do you think are needed for a good vacation?
– Why do you think so?
– Do you think women have more free time than men in your country?
– Why is it so?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Describe your hometown, please.
– Do you like watches?
– Do you wear one?
– What type of watches do you like?

Cue Card

Talk about your future plans that aren’t related to studies or work. Please say

– What do you have planned?
– When are you going to do it?
– Why did you make these plans?

Discussion

– What do you think about planning?
– What is more important at the workplace, team or salary?
– Why do you think so?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Why did you choose this job?
– What will you do in the future?
– What color do you like? Why?
– What color is popular among your friends? Why?
– What color won’t you decorate the walls of your room with? Why?
– Do you like chocolate?
– Did you also like chocolate as a child?
– Do you think most people like chocolate? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a piece of equipment that is essential for you in everyday use. Please say

– What is it?
– Why is it important to you?
– How often do you use it during the day?

Discussion

– Who else in your family uses this equipment?
– What other equipment do you have at home?
– What is the future of machines or robots, in your opinion?
– Describe the advantages of industrial robotic and automation systems.
– Do you think having robots in our houses would be beneficial?
– Do you think robots will take our jobs in the future?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Describe your home.
– What can you see through your windows?
– Do you like it?
– What would you change in your home? Why?

Cue Card

Describe an unusual thing that you did recently. Please say

– What is it?
– Why was it special for you?
– Would you do it again?

Discussion

– Do you think children have a good childhood nowadays?
– How important is free time for children? Why?
– How important is the interaction between parents and children during free time?
– Why do you think so?

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What kind of job do you do?
– Does it require hard work?
– Let’s talk about dreams.
– Do you have dreams while you sleep?
– What kind of dreams?
– Lets talk about shoes.
– Do you like shoes?
– What kind of shoes do you prefer?
– Why is that?
– Where do you usually buy them?

Cue Card

Describe a job that you would like to do in the future. Please say

– What job is it?
– What are the basic requirements for such a job?
– Is it a high paying job?

Discussion

– Do you think you will get that job? Why?
– Are people in your country paid well in all jobs?
– Do people choose their jobs according to salaries?
– Do employees need motivation at work? Why?
– Would motivating employees benefit the company eventually?
– What are the highest paid jobs in your country?
– Why do you think it is so?

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Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do for a living?
– Why did you choose to do it?
– Do you like your job?

Cue Card

Talk about a garden that you have visited recently. Please say

– Where is it located?
– Do you like it? Why?
– What is so special about this garden?

Discussion

– Do you think having public gardens in urban areas is a good idea?
– Is it necessary to have public gardens in commercial areas?
– What do you think about views of different age groups on public gardens?
– Do you think it is important to teach children about plants and eco systems in general?
– Why do you think so?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Where do you live now?
– Is this place safe for children?
– Can you read maps?
– How often do you use a map?
– What do you prefer, paper or electronic maps?

Cue Card

Talk about a family member with whom you like to spend time. Please say

– Who is he/she?
– Why do you like to spend time with him/her?
– How often do you meet?

Discussion

– What do you think about social media?
– What are its advantages and disadvantages?
– Do you believe in online friendship?
– Do you prefer to spend time with family or friends?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe the area where you live.
– Do you like the place where you live?
– Is this area good for children?
– Do you like to visit parks or gardens?
– When was the last time you visited a park or a garden?
– What kind of weather do you like?
– Do you like to talk about the weather?

Cue Card

Talk about a recent celebration (a wedding, a party and so on) that you have attended. Please say

– What was the reason for the celebration?
– What were you doing there?
– Did you enjoy the celebration?

Discussion

– Do you think people spend a lot of money on weddings these days?
– Do you think people get married late nowadays? Why?
– Do you think attending such events is important? Why?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe the home where you live.
– Do you think it is a good place to live in?
– What do you like the most about your home?
– Is it a good place for children?
– Do you think it is good for study?
– If you have to study for a long time what do you do to concentrate?
– Can you concentrate when it’s noisy or only when it’s quiet? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about an important letter that you have sent to someone. Please say

– Why did you send it?
– What was it about?
– To whom did you send it?

Discussion

– What types of letters do you usually send?
– Do you think people these days mostly use letters, e-mails, phone or SMS(text messages)?
– What is the best way of sending letters, using mobile phone or e-mail?
– What presents are good to give to people in your opinion?

 

Interview

Q What is your full name?
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q Do you enjoy your study?
Q What are your future plans?
Q Do you like the nature?
Q Do you like camping?
Q Do you often see advertisements on TV or the Internet? Why?
Q Do you like seeing advertisements on the road?
Q How do advertisements influence people?
Q What do you think about living in the countryside?

Cue Card

Q Describe a book that you have read recently. Please say- What book is it?
Q When did you read it?
Q What was it about?
Q Did you enjoy reading the book?

Discussion
Q
What is the importance of books?
Q Do reading habits change as people grow older?
Q What will be the role of books in the next 25 years?
Q Is reading books more beneficial than watching films or TV? Why?

 

Interview

Q What is your full name?
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q Why did you chose this job?
Q What kind of food do you like?
Q When do you usually eat this food?
Q Lets talk about the weather.
Q What is the weather like in your country?
Q What weather do you like more, hot or cold? Why?
Q Do you talk about the weather with your friends?
Q Do you think you can live in extreme hot or extreme cold conditions? Why?

Cue Card

Q Talk about your best school friend. Please say- How did you meet him/her?
Q Describe him/her.
Q What did you do together?
Q Why do you remember him/her?

Discussion

Q Do you think it is hard for people to be in contact with friends?
Q What is the most common way to communicate with friends?
Q Why do you think Internet is useful for that?
Q Why do you think people can care more about friends than family?

Interview

Q What is your full name?
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q Describe the place where you live.
Q Do you like it there? Why?
Q What can you do there?
Q Is it a good place to raise a child?
Q Will you stay there in the future?

Cue Card

Q Describe a city that you have visited recently. Please say- When and where was it?
Q What did you do there?
Q What did you like or dislike about it?

Discussion
Q
Did you go there by yourself or with somebody?
Q Why do most people live in cities?
Q Why were cities established where they are?
Q Do you think city planning is important? Why?
Q Why are there better education offers in cities?

Q What type of people live in cities?
Q What are the main differences between cities and small towns?
Q Would you prefer living in a city or a small town with family?

Interview

Q What is your full name
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q Where do you live now?
Q Describe your home.
Q What are its advantages and disadvantages?
Q What is your favourite room at home? Why?

Cue Card

Q Talk about a recent event where you gathered with your friends. Please say- What was the event?
Q Why was it special for you?
Q hat were people’s remarks after the event?

Discussion

Q What made that event memorable?
Q Do you like shopping?
Q When do people usually go shopping in your country?
Q Do you think technology changed our food production?

 

 

Interview

Q What is your full name?
Q Can I see your ID?
Q Where are you from?
Q Do you work or study?
Q Describe your home.
Q What is your favourite spot there?
Q Let’s talk about shoes.
Q Do you like comfortable or fashionable shoes?
Q Why is it so?
Q What is your favourite type of shoes?
Q How often do you buy shoes?
Q Is price important when you chose shoes? Why?

Cue Card

Talk about a prize that you would like to win. Please say
Q What is the prize?
Q What do you need to do to win it?
Q How would you feel after winning?

Discussion

Q  Are prizes given to children in school important to them?
Q Will forcing children to study help them achieve anything?
Q Is it good to give rewards to children? Why?
Q How can an employer show appreciation to the best employees? Why?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you wear hats or caps?
– When do you usually wear them?
– Do you feel it is important to wear hats or caps?
– Why do you think so?

Cue Card

Talk about an artist that you admire the most. Please say

– What are his/her qualities?
– Why do you like him/her?
– What are his/her greatest achievements?

Discussion

– Do you know other local artists?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Describe the building where you live.
– What does it look like?
– What do you see from the window?
– What do you do when there are guests at your home?
– What do you prefer, being a guest at someone’s home or being a host? Why?
– Do you like chocolate?
– What kind of chocolate do you like?
– Why do you like it?
– Why is chocolate so popular?
– Have you ever given chocolate as present to someone? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a situation in your life that made you laugh a lot. Please say

– What was the situation?
– When and where did it take place?
– How did you feel about it later?

Discussion

– What is your idea of funny advertisement?
– Do men and women like the same comedies? Why?
– What is the difference between comedies on TV and comedy books?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What are your future plans?
– Do you go on holidays?
– How often do you do it?
– Where do you usually go?
– With whom do you travel? Why?
– How much time do you need for a great holiday? Why?
– Do you like photography?
– What do you do with pictures you take?

Cue Card

Describe a time when you had to use your imagination. Please say

– When and where was it?
– What did you do?
– How difficult was it for you?

Discussion

– Would you do it again?
– Explain why.
– Do you think kids have imagination?
– Would you give a child a toy or a computer / iPad game?
– Do you think a teacher plays an important role in fostering the imaginative capacities of children?
– How can technology affect our children?
– Do you think having a rich imagination is good for future work opportunities?
– What kind of jobs require such a skill?

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What school did you go to?
– Do you exercise?
– Why do you do it?
– Where do you usually exercise?

Cue Card

Describe how you save money. Please say

– Where and when do you do it?
– Is it an easy way for you?
– What do you save money for?

Discussion

– How can we teach children to save money?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Do you like your job? Why?
– Who is your favorite celebrity? Why?
– Would you like to be a celebrity? Why?

Cue Card

Describe a gift that you gave someone recently. Please say

– What was it?
– Who did you give it to?
– When and where was it?

 Discussion

– What was the occasion?
– Do people like to give gifts to others?
– Why do you think it is?
– What is better, a homemade gift or something you bought in a shop? Why?
– Do children feel happy when receiving gifts?
– Why do you think so?

 

 

Speaking test

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Can you describe your place?

Cue Card

Talk about a piece of equipment you have at home, which your family is also using. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and when did you get it?
– How useful is it?

Discussion

– Would you recommend to others to have it at home?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country?
– Do you like reading books?
– What type of books do you read?
– Are you reading a book presently?
– Would you like to write a book in the future?

Cue Card

Describe a small business that you would like to have. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and why would you do it?
– What will you need to start it?

Discussion

– What are the qualities required for a businessman?
– Why do you think they are necessary?
– Do you think a businessman needs more practical or theoretical knowledge?
– Why do you think so?
– What are the advantages of owning a business rather than working as an employee?
– Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– Where do you live now?
– Can you describe your place?

Cue Card

Talk about a piece of equipment you have at home, which your family is also using. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and when did you get it?
– How useful is it?

Discussion

– Would you recommend to others to have it at home?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What is your favourite subject?
– Why do you like studying it?
– What do you like to do when it is sunny outside? Why?
– What do you do on weekends?

Cue Card

Describe an activity that you do when you have free time. Please say

– What is it?
– Why do you like doing it?
– How have you been doing it?

Discussion

– Do you think it is good to have a hobby?
– What hobbies are popular in your country?
– Why are they so popular in your opinion?

 

Interview

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What subject are you studying?
– Where do you live now?
– Can you describe a transportation system in your area?
– Do you use it a lot?
– How do you prefer to travel?

Cue Card

Talk about the highest paying job that you would like to do. Please say

– What is it?
– Where and when did you hear about it?
– Why would you like to do it?

Discussion

– What are the benefits of such a job?
– Why do you think this job is necessary?
– Do the advantages of this job outweigh its disadvantages?