Speaking module practice test 1
Here is a full length practice section for the Speaking module. The best way to use this practice section is to practise with a friend who speaks English well. Ask him or her to use the questions to interview you.
Record the practice interviews and listen to them. When you hear yourself answering questions successfully, your confidence will improve.
If you can’t find anyone to ‘interview’ you, you should read the questions and record them. Play back the recording, pause it after each question and answer the questions.
Part 1 (4 – 5 minutes)
During the first part the examiner will ask you a few general questions about yourself.
- Where do you live?
- Do you work or study?
- Do you like music? What kind of music do you like?
- Do you have any hobbies?
Part 2 (3 – 4 minutes)
During this part the examiner will give you a topic card. You will have to speak about the topic for one or two minutes. You will get one minute to prepare your answer.
Talk about a time when you were very busy. You should say:
- What the situation was
- What you had to do
- How you managed the situation
After your talk, the examiner will ask you one or two questions about the topic.
- Do you think time management is important?
- Can you work under pressure?
Part 3 (4 – 5 minutes)
During this part, the examiner will ask you two or more general questions related to the topic in part 2.
- Do you like to wear a watch?
- Do you think that it is important to be punctual?
- Do you have any specific strategies to manage time?