Ninja instructions: In each part, you can record your voice and listen to it. The purpose of this is for you to replay your recording and use the self-evaluation form to identify what you need to work on.
When preparing for this part of the exam always:
Timed: Use a stopwatch or online timer to keep track of your time.
Voice Recorder: Practice speaking with an online voice recorder or mobile phone.
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Part 1– Personal Information (Giving personal Information): You will be given 3 questions and you will need to speak for 30 seconds for each question.
Here are some examples of questions you might see in part 1 of the exam.
These questions should be easy to answer. Just relax used this as an opportunity to get used to talking to a computer!
Topics: Family, My Job, Weather, Likes and Dislikes, Daily Routine,Interest and Leisure,Holidays and Travel, Future Plans, Books, Films, Food, Health and Fitness, Media, Learning.
Examples of some questions might include:
- Please tell me about your family
- Please tell me about your hobbies.
- Please tell me about your work or studies.
- Please tell me about your favorite food.
- What do you like doing in your free time?
- What is the weather like today?
- What is your typical day like?
- What is the food like in your country?
- What is your village/ town/ city like?
- How do you like to spend your holidays and vacations?
If you feel nervous: begin by repeating/ reading the question. ” What is your village,town or city like? It is …….
If you need time to think, say: Let me see… or Hmm.. I would probably say..
Always use a stopwatch or ,mobile phone to time your answers.
Try developing a structure to answer these types of questions: This will help if you are struggling to fill up the time.
: Your focus should be on improving your vocabulary and reduce repetition, pauses, and nervousness.
Example of a typical answer:
Topic: INTERESTS AND LEISURE TIME
Please tell me about your hobbies and interest? (30 seconds)
I enjoy reading books in my free time. I especially enjoy non-fiction books. I’m also interested in politics. I love watching debates on TV and trying to mimic the speakers. I love (verb + ing ) listening to K-pop music. I make time to play with my kids on the weekend, and when I can, I usually watch TV, in particular, the news. When I have the chance I make my own t-shirts and clothes on my old sewing machine. One of my other interests is camping . I prefer outdoor activities and spend a lot of time gardening. I’m growing cucumbers this year.
Example of a speaking structure:
In my free time I like______________.
It is______________, because____________.
I also like to____________, and___________.
I think is fun_________, because_________.
(Conclusion)That’s why free time is important to me
Expanding on a topic.
When I am________________ , I feel___________.
I wish I could ______________ all day, and I even forget about everything else.
I enjoy doing____________ with my friend (friends), because ________________.