A test taker from Canada (thank you, MK!) remembered the following questions from her very recent Speaking test:
Part 1 (Interview)
– What is your name?
– Where are you from?
– Do you sometimes forget where you put your belongings, like your keys or phone?
– Have you ever forgotten someone’s name? How did you handle the situation?
– Do you have a childhood memory that you can easily remember?
– Do you find it easy to remember birthdays of your close friends and family?
– Have you ever had to write things down to remember them?
– Have you ever forgotten to do something really important?
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Describe a piece of good news that you heard about someone you know well. You should say:
– what it was
– when you heard it
– how you heard it
and explain how you felt about the news.
Part 3 (Discussion)
– Many people share their good news on social media. Can businesses achieve more sales by also sharing good news on social media?
– How might small business owners use social media to promote their business?
– Do you think word-of-mouth plays a significant role in spreading good news about small businesses?
– What are some advantages of starting a small business compared to a large one?
– How do you think the challenges faced by small businesses differ from those of larger corporations?
– In your opinion, what factors contribute to the success of a small business?
– How do small businesses impact local communities and economies?
– Do you think government support is crucial for the growth of small businesses? Why or why not?