23 Dec 2019
Tests Taken: 1017



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

  • What part of your country do you come from?
  • How long have you lived there?
  • How do you like to travel around?
  • What type of restaurants are there in your city/town/village?
  • Which is your favourite? Why?
  • What sort of food do your parents like to eat?


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. 

Your school days


Describe an enjoyable event that you experienced when you were at school.

You should say:   

when it happened

what was good about it

why you particularly remember this event



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:

Did you enjoy your time at school?

Would you recommend your school to others?


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.


  •     single sex - vs - co-educational schools
  •     school uniforms
  •     the teacher as authority or friend
  •     the role of the teacher in the language classroom
  •     education - vs - training


*   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.