20 Dec 2019
Tests Taken: 1015
4.5
Speaking Practice Test 4

SPEAKING 

PART 1

The examiner will ask you questions about yourself, such as:

  •    What town or city do you come from?
  •    Can you describe your family home?
  •    What does your family usually do at the weekend?
  •    Do you like going out with your family? Why?
  •    Where would you like to take a holiday? Why?
  •    Who would you most like to go on holiday with?
  •    What was the best holiday you’ve ever had?

PART 2

The topic for your talk will be written on a card which the examiner will hand you. Read it carefully and then make some brief notes. 

A museum you have visited

Describe a museum or art gallery that you have visited.

You should say:   

where it is

why you went there

what you particularly remember about the place

At the end of your talk, the examiner will ask one or two brief questions to signal that it is time to stop talking. For example, he or she might ask you:

Do you like museums/art galleries?

Would you recommend this one to other people? 

PART 3

Once your talk in Part 2 is over, your examiner will ask you further questions related to the topic in Part 2. The examiner may ask you to speak about these points.

Museums

  •    the need for museums and art galleries in our society
  •    making museums more interesting
  •    museum art -vs- popular art
  •    graffiti - art or vandalism
  •    the role of public artworks, e.g. statues and buildings

TIP

*   Look at the follow-up discussion ideas for Part 3 on this page. See how they are broadly linked to the topic of Part 2.

*   Make a few notes in response to each of the prompts given here. The discussion could take any of these directions.

*   Try to think of at least five other interesting ideas linked to this topic. Remember! You can take the discussion in a direction of your choice, if it is appropriately linked.

 *  Don't be afraid to take the initiative in Part 3 of the speaking test. This is your chance to show your fluency, your ability to give and support an opinion and your range of grammatical forms and vocabulary.