Speaking B1- 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?

 

 

Transport (20 sec. for each)

 

  1. How did you get here today?
  2. In the place where you live, how can people travel around?
  3. What do you like or dislike about travelling by public transport?

 

 

Shopping (20 sec. for each)

 

  1. What sort of things do you enjoy shopping for?
  2. Can you describe your favourite shop?
  3. Do you prefer shopping on your own or 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 have an English lesson today with a private language teacher. You have transport problems and cannot get to the lesson. Leave a voicemail message for your teacher. In your message you should: say who you are and when your lesson is; apologize and describe your transport problems; arrange another lesson.

 

 

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 who has just started at the college where you are a student. Then, leave a voicemail message for your friend. In your message you should: 

 

  • Welcome your friend

 

  • Give your friend some advice about clubs

 

  • Suggest a time and place to meet

 

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 activities young people take part in.

 

Choose two photographs. Tell your class what young people can learn from these activities.

 

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 free time.:

 

  1. What sort of things do you like doing in your free time?
  2. Some people complain that hobbies are very expensive. Do you agree?
  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being in a club – for example, a cycling club or a reading club?
  4. Who do you most like spending your free time with, and why?
  5. How do you feel about spending time on your own?
  6. What would you choose to do if you had more free time?

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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