The first part of the Speaking test is the Interview. You enter the room, see the examiner, say “Good morning!” and smile. He or she asks to see your passport and to sit down. If he/she offers to shake your hand – do it, otherwise – don’t.
Your body language is important here, it must show that you are relaxed and confident. When you are talking, try to make eye contact with the examiner as much as you can.
During the interview the examiner asks you questions about yourself, your work, studies, parents, brothers/sisters, pets, etc. Your answer to each question should consist of one or two sentences; try not to answer with just “Yes” or “No”. After all it’s your English they want to hear.
This is an easy task to prepare for. Read carefully the following questions and answers, and you will get a very clear picture of what will happen.
Possible questions and answers
1. Where do you come from?
Answer – I live in Smallvile. It is a big city /small town located in the south of NeverNeverLand.
2. What is your home like?
Answer – I rent an apartment. We have two bedrooms, one living room, one kitchen and of course one restroom. The apartment is not very big, about 70 square meters.
3. What the advantages and disadvantages your home has?
Answer – The advantage is that my accommodation has lots of sunlight from the windows. And the disadvantage is that it is noisy because the centre of the city is near by.
4. Tell me about your family.
Answer – I have a mother, a father and a brother. My mother is a social worker, my father is a civil engineer and my brother is a student.
5. Tell me about your job.
Answer – Well, I work for a big firm /small company named BananaSoft. It is located in Smallvile. My job title is Software Designer.
6. Is there anything you dislike about your job?
Answer – Normally, I enjoy my job very much. But sometimes my boss gives me boring assignments, which I don’t like at all.
7. What are your plans for the future?
Answer – I would like to improve my English first and then to find another job with better salary.
8. What type of transport do you use most?
Answer – There are 2 types of transport that I use: I either drive my car or take the bus.
9. Do you like reading?
Answer – Yes I do. I enjoy reading very much. Usually, I read every other day of the week.
10. What do you like reading the best?
Answer – I enjoy reading news papers, magazines and of course my favorite fantasy books.
11. What kind of television programs do you watch?
Answer – Well, my favorite channel is Some TV Channel. I find it very interesting and educational.
12. Tell me about a film you have seen recently
Answer – I saw “Some New Movie” a week ago. It is a comedy and I like comedies. This one has some silly jokes but other than that I enjoyed it.
13. Do you have a pet?
Answer – Yes I do. I have a dog named Richy. He is 4 years old.
14. What kind of food do you like?
Answer – I prefer Asian cooking, mostly Chinese. My favorite dish is noodles with vegetables.
15. How often do you go shopping?
Answer – Well, I don’t like shopping, so I do it only when I have to.
16. What is your favorite festival and why?
Answer – I like October Fest. It’s a German festival that starts in late September and ends in October. People drink lots of beer at October Fest and that is why I like it.
17. How do people celebrate this festival?
Answer – Well, they build pavilions and stands that sell beer and all kinds of food, a lot of bands are playing there. People from all around Europe come to celebrate the October Fest dressed in German Traditional clothes.
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