Speaking B2- Test 1

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?

 

 

Languages (20 sec. for each)

 

  1. Tell me which languages you can speak.
  2. How long have you been studying English?
  3. Why do you think English will be useful for you in the future?

 

 

Exercise (20 sec. for each)

 

  1. Which sports do you enjoy doing?
  2. Can you tell me about the last time you did some exercise?
  3. When do you prefer exercising alone and when do you prefer exercising with other people?

 

 

 

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 recently took your car to a garage to have a problem fixed. You are not satisfied with the work that was carried out. Leave a voicemail message for the garage manager. In your message, you should:

 

  • Say who you are

 

  • Explain why you are not satisfied

 

  • Say what you want the garage owner to do

 

 

 

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 party. Then, leave a voicemail message for your friend. In your message, you should:

 

  • Thank your friend for the suggestion

 

  • Tell your friend why you don’t like the suggestion

 

  • Say which place you prefer for the party and why

 

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.

 

The town where you live has a large empty building and the town’s residents need to decide what the best use for the building would be.You are going to give a talk to your English class about different ways of using the building.

 

Choose two photographs. Tell your class how these two ideas might be a good use for the building.

 

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 buildings:

 

  1. Tell me about an interesting building in your town.
  2. Some people say that very old buildings should be preserved. What do you think?
  3. How do you think buildings will be different in the future?
  4. In your home, which room do you spend the most time in?
  5. What is the best age to leave the family home?
  6. Where would you prefer to live: in a city or in the countryside?

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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