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Here are some real speaking test questions that students from India were recently asked in their exams:

Speaking test #1

Interview

- Is bicycle a good way to move around?
- Do you think that there should be a separate lane for bicycles?
- Why should a child have a bicycle?
- Are you working or a student?

Cue card

Describe a famous person, you should say:
- Who he/she is,
- Why he/she is famous,
- Whether or not you would like to meet him/her and why.

Discussion

- Which qualities should a famous person have?
- Why does the young generation copy them?
- Who were the famous people 50 years ago and who will be famous in the next 50 years?
- Should they have personal life?
- If you had a chance to become famous what would be your attitude?

Speaking test #2

Interview

- What is your full name?
- What can I call you?
- Can I see your identification?
- What do people usually do on weekends in your country?
- What do you do on weekends?
- Did you think art is important in life, such as painting and sculptures?
- Did you draw anything when you were at school?
- Are there any art galleries or museums in your home town?

Cue card

Describe an animal you saw, which you find very interesting. You should say:
- Where you saw it,
- How you felt about it,
- Why you think it was interesting.

Discussion

- What kind of animals do people have in their home?
- Tell me about an animal you saw which is very rare in your home town.
- Why do people have pets in their homes?
- Do you think people do not respect animals these days? What about 50 years ago?
- Earlier people used animals for their work. Now, what do people use to do their work?
- Researchers are being conducted on animals, is this a good idea?
- So many animals are extinct these days. What do you think about this? Why it is happening?

Speaking test #3

Interview

- Tell me about the recent changes in your home town.
- What is the meaning of your name?
- Why were you given this name?
- How may I address you?

Cue card

Describe the happiest recent event that you had.

Discussion

- What moments make other people happy?
- What moments are happy for the elderly?
- Are rich people happy?

Speaking test #4

Interview

- What is your full name?
- How may I address you?
- Where are you living?
- How long have you been living there?
- What are the advantages of your home town?
- Is there any swimming pool?
- Have you been to any swimming pool anywhere?

Cue card

Describe a famous person in your country.

Discussion

- Why do people want fame?
- How can a person become famous?
- What kind of people get inspiration from celebrities?
- What sort of people were famous in the past, 50 years ago?

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