Speaking B1- 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?

 

 

Sports (20 sec. for each)

 

  1. What sports do you like to watch?
  2. Can you tell me about the last time you watched a game or sports event?
  3. Do you prefer watching team sports like football or individual sports like tennis?

 

 

Holidays (20 sec. for each)

 

  1. When do you usually have a holiday?
  2. What did you do on your last holiday?
  3. Do you prefer going on holiday with your family or with your friends?

 

 

 

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 are on a two-week study holiday in England, staying in a room in a college. However, there are problems with the accommodation, making it difficult for you to study.
Leave a voicemail for the manager of the accommodation. In your message you should:

 

  • Say who you are

 

  • Describe the problems

 

  • Say what you want the manager 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 a message from your friend about going to watch a film at the cinema. Then, leave a voicemail message for your friend. In your message, you should:

 

  • Ask some questions about the film

 

  • Explain which evening is best for you

 

  • Suggest something to do before the film

 

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.

 

Your school’s English department has been given some money to spend. You are going to give a talk to your English class about the best way of spending the money.

 

Choose two photographs. Tell your class how you think these would help students improve their English.

 

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 learning a language:

 

  1. How old were you when you started learning English?
  2. What is a good age to start learning a language?
  3. People say that some languages are easier to learn than others. Do you agree?
  4. Can you give me some reasons why people learn foreign languages?
  5. Some people say everyone in the world should learn to speak the same language. What do you think?
  6. Do you think technology will make language learning unnecessary?

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?
Please log in to join the chat