Speaking: Part 1
1. In Part 1 of the Speaking test, you may be asked about your home town. Organise the words into things you like in your home town, things you don’t like and things you would like to have, if they are not already in your hometown.
architecture parks weather monuments restaurants
theatres mountains rivers/lakes the sea museums shopping malls sports centres
2. Listen to an extract from Speaking Part 1 and write down the Examiner’s questions. Record your answers.
3. Listen again to the recording from exercise 2. Note down useful language the student uses.
4. With a partner, ask and answer these questions.
Your home town
- Where do you come from?
- What is the weather like in your home town?
- When is the best time of year to visit your home town?
- Why do you like / not like your home town?
- Are there any interesting places to visit in your home town?
- Do you live in your house or an apartment?
- Where are you living now?
- What else do you live with?
- What is you favourite room in your home?
- Why do you like / not like the place where you live?
5. Some questions ask you to think about something you might to, using ‘would’. Ask and answer these questions with a partner.
- Would you recommend your house/apartment to another person?
- Would you move house if you had the chance?
- Would you like to buy a house in your home town one day?
- Would you like to live by yourself or with family/friends?
6. Match questions 1-6 with answers A-F.
- Can you tell me a little bit about your home town / where you are from?
- How long have you been living here / there?
- What do you like about living here / there?
- Is there anything you find difficult about living here / there?
- How do you get to school / college / work?
- Tell me a little a bit about your studies? Is there anything you dislike?
- What do you like about your studies? Is there anything you dislike?
- Have you travelled to another country? (Which one?)
- Do you enjoy travelling? Why / Why not?
- What’s your favourite form of travel? Why?
1. Complete the sentences with ONE word in each space.
2. Make sentences like those in exercises A and B using used to, would and the past simple.
For example: be close – my brother – play together – go fishing a lot
Answer: I used to be close to my brother. We‘d play / we played together and we‘d go / we went fishing together a lot.
1. my gran – very religious – go to church – Sunday – always make us say a prayer before dinner
2. my grandfather – be very indulgent – always buy us sweets – let us watch TV all day
3. when – I – a kid, we – go to mountains every summer – go walking – dive and swim in the river – be fantastic
4. l – play basketball a lot – train twice a week – have a match every Sunday – we – win the league once
5. we – sit together at school – always talk to each other – pass notes – teacher – tell us off
3. Work in pairs. Tell your partner about two of the things below. Use used to and would to explain character and habits.
- someone you know whose character has changed
- your memories of a grandparent
- your memories of summer holidays with family
- the lunch break when you were at primary school
- a free-time activity you no longer do
The file attached is for copying only. Please create your own file. DO NOT write anything in the file attached as other participant will be using it as well. Send additional files you have completed in the lesson to email@example.com with the title “Lesson 4: Speaking”.