Speaking B2- Test 2

Speaking – Approximately 15 minutes
Interview (20 sec. for each)
Eight questions on everyday topics
Voicemails (40 sec. for each)
Two voicemails in response to two different situations
Talk (1 minute)
Short talk on an issue or scenario
Follow-up questions (30 sec. for each)
Six follow-up questions on the theme of the Part 3 talk

 

 

Part 1. Interview

 

You are going to answer eight questions. Start speaking when you hear this tone.

 

The clock shows how much time you have to answer each question.

 

  1. What’s your name?
  2. Which country do you come from?

 

 

Fashion (20 sec. for each)

 

  1. Can you describe the type of clothes you usually wear?
  2. Where do you prefer shopping for clothes?
  3. What would you wear to attend a wedding in your country?

 

 

Weather (20 sec. for each)

 

  1. What is your favourite kind of weather?
  2. How do you think the weather makes life difficult for people in your country?
  3. Can you tell me about a time when you experienced very hot temperatures?

 

 

 

Part 2. Voicemails (40 sec. for each)

 

Voicemail 1 (40 sec.)

 

You are going to leave a voicemail message.

 

First read and listen to the task and decide what you want to say.

 

You have 40 seconds to leave your voicemail. Start speaking when you hear the tone.

 

You were recently asked to attend a job interview. However, you are now unable to attend the interview. Leave a voicemail message for the manager of the company. In your message, you should:

 

  • Say who you are

 

  • Explain why you are unable to attend the interview

 

  • Suggest an alternative date for the interview

 

 

 

Voicemail 2 (40 sec.)

 

You are going to reply to a voicemail message. First read and listen to the task and decide what you want to say.

 

You have 40 seconds to leave your voicemail. Start speaking when you hear the tone.

 

Listen to the message from your friend about a holiday. Then, leave a voicemail message for your friend. In your message, you should: 

 

  • Accept your friend’s invitation

 

  • Ask for information about the cost

 

  • Tell your friend when you can go

 

Now listen to the message.

 

 

You now have 20 seconds to think about what you want to say.

 

 

 

Part 3. Talk (1 minute)

 

You are going to give a talk. Read and listen to the task, and start speaking when you hear the tone.You are going to give a talk to your English class about different inventions.

 

You are going to give a talk to your English class about different inventions.

 

Choose two photographs. Tell your class how these inventions have improved our lives.

 

You now have 30 seconds to think about what you want to say.

 

 

 

 

 

Part 4. Follow-up questions (30 sec. for each)

 

You are going to answer six questions about your talk. Start speaking when you hear the tone.

 

The clock shows how much time you have to answer each question.
The talk was about inventions:

 

  1. What is an invention that you find particularly useful in your everyday life?
  2. Which personal qualities do you think are necessary to be a successful inventor?
  3. Do you think an inventor learns more from their successes or their failures?
  4. How can technology help educate people?
  5. Many people say that technology has made people lazy. Do you agree?
  6. In what ways do you think technology will change our lives in the future?

Part 2: Audioscript

 

Hey there, it’s Dorothy! I just want to tell you that I went to the library this morning and loaned that book you asked for. Sadly I didn’t have a proper look at it and now that I am home I see there are some pages missing. I really need this book for my master thesis but now I don’t know how to return it, in case the library staff ask me to pay for it. I’m in a mess, please tell me what you think I should do?
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