In Part 2, the student is given a card with a topic, including some questions. The topic is generally about something the student will have met in life. The student has 1 minute to prepare and then must talk for 1-2 minutes on the topic, including answering the questions.

Sample Questions

Advice


Talk about a time you received good advice. You should say:
– what the advice was
– who gave you the advice
– why this person gave you the advice
– how the advice changed your life.
News


Talk about a piece of news you found interesting. You should say:
– what the news was
– when this news happened
– where you heard this news
– why you thought it interesting.
Angry


Talk about a time you were angry. You should say:
– what made you angry
– when this happened
– what you did when you were angry
– how you calmed down.
Outside activity


Talk about an outside activity you enjoy. You should say:
– what the activity is
– where you do this activity
– how often you do this activity
– why you enjoy it.
Animal


Describe an animal that you like. You should say:
– what the animal is
– what you know about this animal
– when you first saw this animal
– why you like it.
Outside place


Describe a place outside that you frequently visit. You should say:
– where the place is
– how often you go there
– what people can do there
– why you like to visit this place.
App


Talk about an app that you find useful. You should say:
– what the app does
– when you first used this app
– why it is useful
– what you did before you had this app.
Person you admire


Describe a person you admire. You should say:
– who the person is
– how long you have known this person
– what type of personality this person has
– why you admire this person.
Art


Describe a piece of art you like. You should say:
– what the art looks like
– what you know about the art
– where you saw the art
– why you like it.
Personality


Talk about your personality. You should say:
– what type of person you think you are
– what is good about your personality
– any problems your personality makes
– any changes you would like to make to your personality.
Book


Describe a book that you recently read. You should say:
– what the book was called
– what happened in it
– why you chose this book
– whether you liked it.
Photograph


Describe a photograph that is important to you. You should say:
– what the photograph shows
– when the photograph was taken
– where the photograph is kept
– why it is important to you.
Celebration


Describe an important celebration in your country. You should say:
– what the celebration is
– when it is celebrated
– what people usually do to celebrate
– why you like it.
Possession


Describe a possession in your family that is important. You should say:
– what the possession is
– where your family got it
– where it is kept
– why it is important.
Change


Talk about a time your life changed. You should say:
– what the change was
– what made this change happen
– when this change happened
– whether your life is better or worst after this change.
Respect


Talk about a person you respect. You should say:
– who the person is
– how you know this person
– what you usually do with this person
– why you respect this person.
City


Talk about a city you have visited. You should say:
– where the city is
– when you visited it
– who you were with
– what you liked about it.
Restaurant


Describe a restaurant you frequently visit. You should say:
– where this restaurant is
– what type of food it serves
– what the restaurant looks like
– why you like this restaurant.
Conversation


Describe an interesting conversation you have had. You should say:
– what the conversation was about
– who the conversation was with
– when this conversation happened
– why the conversation was interesting.
Routine


Describe a routine you have. You should say:
– what time of day this routine happens
– what you do during this routine
– how long this has been your routine
– when you break this routine.
Cook


Talk about a person you know who is good at cooking. You should say:
– who this person is
– how you know this person
– what type of food they cook
– what special dishes they make.
Rule


Describe a new rule you would like in society. You should say:
– what the rule would be
– why this rule is a good idea
– who should be responsible for making this rule
– what problems this rule might have.
Electronics


Talk about a piece of electronic equipment that you find useful. You should say:
– what the equipment is
– when you first bought it
– why it is useful
– what you did before you had this equipment.
School


Describe a school you went to. You should say:
– when you went to this school
– what you studied at this school
– what you enjoyed about this school
– what you didn’t like about this school.
Exercise


Describe a type of exercise you often do. You should say:
– what the exercise is
– how often you do this exercise
– who you do this exercise with
– why you like this exercise.
Science


Talk about an area of science you find interesting. You should say:
– what the area of science is
– how this area of science helps society
– what type of people are good at this science
– why you find this science interesting.
Family


Describe a member of your family with whom you have a close relationship. You should say:
– who the family member is
– what you usually do together
– what type of person this member of your family is
– why your relationship is so close.

Service


Talk about a time you received good service. You should say:
– where you received the service
– who gave you the service
– why you thought it was good
– how you thanked the person.
Film


Talk about a film you saw recently. You should say:
– what type of film it was
– what happened in the film
– when you saw it
– whether you enjoyed it or not.
Skill


Talk about a skill you have learnt. You should say:
– what the skill is
– how long it took to learn this skill
– what problems you had when learning this skill
– how this skill has helped you.
Friend


Describe a close friend. You should say:
– how you first met
– what type of person your friend is
– what you usually do together
– what you like about this person.
Song


Talk about a song that is meaningful to you. You should say:
– what the song is
– what the song is about
– when you first heard this song
– why this song is meaningful to you.
Game


Talk about a game you enjoy. You should say:
– how you play the game
– who you usually play this game with
– when you first played this game
– what you like about this game.
Sport


Talk about a sport you like to watch. You should say:
– what the sport is
– where you watch it
– what you usually do when you watch this sport
– why you like to watch this sport.
Gift


Describe a gift that was special to you. You should say:
– what the gift was
– who gave you the gift
– why did they give you the gift
– why you thought it was special.
Sportsperson


Describe a sportsperson you admire. You should say:
– who the sportsperson is
– what you know about this person
– when you first saw this sportsperson
– why you admire this sportsperson.
Historical item


Describe a historical item you have seen. You should say:
– what the item was
– what you know about this item
– when you saw this item
– whether you found the item interesting or not.
Street


Describe a street that you often visit. You should say:
– where the street is
– what is on the street
– whether it is busy or not
– why you like this street.
Hobby


Talk about a hobby you enjoy. You should say:
– what the hobby is
– when you usually do this hobby
– whether you need any special equipment to do this hobby
– why you enjoy it.
Surprise


Talk about a time you were surprised. You should say:
– what the surprise was
– when the surprise happened
– who was there
– whether you liked the surprise or not.
Internet


Talk about something you do on the internet. You should say:
– what the activity is
– how long you spend doing this
– what websites you find useful
– what you did before you had the internet.
Teacher


Talk about a teacher who helped you. You should say:
– what class this teacher taught
– how this teacher taught you
– what type of person this teacher was
– how this teacher helped your life.
Journey


Describe a journey you have taken. You should say:
– where you went
– how you travelled
– why you went on this journey
– what problems you had on the journey.
Team


Talk about a time you worked with a team. You should say:
– who was in the team
– what your team was trying to do
– what your role in the team was
– whether the team worked well.
Kindness


Describe a time someone was kind to you. You should say:
– who was this person
– what did this person do
– when this happened
– how you thanked this person.
Television show


Talk about a television show you frequently watch. You should say:
– what type of show it is
– what happens on the show
– what you do when you watch this show
– why you like this show.
Language


Talk about a language you have tried to learn. You should say:
– what the language was
– how you learnt it
– how long it took to learn
– what was difficult about learning it.
Time of day


Talk about your favourite part of the day. You should say:
– when this time is
– what you do at this time
– where you usually are at this time
– why you like this time of day.

Meal


Describe a memorable meal you have had. You should say:
– when this meal was
– who was with you
– what type of food you ate
– why this meal was memorable.
Toy


Describe a toy you had when you were a child. You should say:
– what the toy was
– where the toy came from
– why you liked it
– what happened to the toy.
Music


Talk about a type of music you like. You should say:
– what the type of music is
– which musicians do this music well
– when you started to like this music
– why you like this music.
Travel


Talk about a time you went travelling. You should say:
– where you went
– who you travelled with
– what you liked about your trip
– what problems you had when travelling.
Musician


Talk about a musician or singer you like. You should say:
– what you know about this musician or singer
– what type of music this person makes
– when you first heard this musician or singer
– why you like this person.
Useful job


Talk about a job you think is useful for society. You should say:
– what the job is
– what type of person is good at this job
– whether you think you would be good at this job
– why you think this job is useful.