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SPEAKING EXAM

4TH YEAR STUDENTS


EOI TEST
B1 CERTIFICATE
Monologues and Spoken Interactions
Monologues: Topic 1
TEENAGERS AND HEALTH
You are going to talk about teenagers and health. Reflect on what you know about the topic and prepare
a three minute presentation about it. You can use the following prompts as a guideline

▶ Do you consider yourself a healthy person?

▶ Do you care about health? How?

▶ Unhealthy and bad habits in today teenagers:


what would you change?

▶ Is physical activity (jogging, going to a gym,


swimming pool) an important part of a healthy
lifestyle?

▶ How often do you take regular activity?

▶ Is obesity a great problem among teenagers


where you live?
Monologues: Topic 2
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT
You are going to talk about travel and transport . Reflect on what you know about the topic and prepare
a three minute presentation about it. You can use the following prompts as a guideline

▶ What are your favourite type of holidays?


Sightseeing, adventure, ecotourism. Why ?

▶ What is your own experience as a tourist? Have you


ever been in a difficult situation when you travel?

▶ Which places would you recommend to visit?

▶ Is tourism important in your country?

▶ What are the advantages and disadvantages?

▶ Which are the most and least convenient means of


transport when travelling?

▶ Is public transport a good option in the place you


live?
Monologues: Topic 3
FRIENDSHIP
You are going to talk about friendship . Reflect on what you know about the topic and prepare a three
minute presentation about it. You can use the following prompts as a guideline

▶ How important are friends for you?


Why ?
▶ How often do you meet them?

▶ What do you like doing together?

▶ What qualities do you consider essential in a friend?

▶ Long distance friends: How do you keep in touch?

▶ Making friends in internet: advantages and


disadvantages.

▶ Can your parents be your (best ) friends?

▶ Your friends today vs your friend in your childhood.


Monologues: Topic 4
FAMILIES
You are going to talk about families . Reflect on what you know about the topic and prepare a three
minute presentation about it. You can use the following prompts as a guideline

▶ How important is your family for you?

▶ Your family in general: family members, your


position, relationship with them.

▶ Who is your favourite relative? How often do you


visit them?

▶ What do you like doing together?

▶ How often do you meet them? Are you fond of


family gatherings?

▶ Chores around the house. Your personal experience.

▶ Living with your parents at the age of 30. What do


you think?
Monologues: Topic 5
MUSIC
You are going to talk about music . Reflect on what you know about the topic and prepare a three
minute presentation about it. You can use the following prompts as a guideline

▶ What kind of music do you like?

▶ Can you play a musical instrument?


◦ If so, what do you play?
◦ How long have you been playing?
◦ Are you good at it?
◦ Have you ever taken part in a musical or singing
competition?

▶ Where do you listen to music? Do you ever download


music from internet?
▶ What's you favourite type of music?
▶ How does music make you feel?
▶ Do you listen to music according to your mood?
▶ Do you have a favorite band or singer?
▶ What is your opinion about classical music?
▶ Do you usually go to concerts? What was the last
concert you went to?
▶ What do you think about talent shows?
Monologues: Topic 6
SPORTS
You are going to talk about sports . Reflect on what you know about the topic and prepare a three minute
presentation about it. You can use the following prompts as a guideline

▶ How important is sport in your life? Do you play any sports?


How often?
▶ What do you do to keep fit?
▶ Are you a member of any sports team?
▶ Do you think everybody should practice sports?
▶ What do you think is the most popular sport in your country?
Are people in your country crazy about sports?
▶ Do you ever watch sports on TV? Have you ever been to a big
stadium to watch an important sporting event?
▶ Who is your favorite professional athlete? Why?
▶ Who do you think is the best all around athlete in the world?
In your country?
▶ How do you feel about extreme sports?
▶ Would you like to try any of these?
▶ Do you think professional athletes earn too much money?
Why or why not? Which sport's athletes do you think earn the
more money?
Monologues: Topic 7
TEENAGERS AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
You are going to talk about celebrities and famous people . Reflect on what you know about the topic
and prepare a three minute presentation about it. You can use the following prompts as a guideline

▶ Should cell phones and other technologies be


allowed in school?
▶ Should video games and new technologies be
restricted by parents at home?
▶ Do you think video games can create addition?
▶ Should traditional books and teacher be replaced
by computers at school?
▶ How can new technologies be useful at school?
▶ Do you think that social networking sites ruin social
communication among teenagers or are they a
useful way and safe way to keep contact?
▶ What are the most serious problems teenagers may
have with the inappropriate use of new
technologies?
▶ Do you prefer traditional books or e-books?
Monologues: Topic 8
ENVIRONMENT
You are going to talk about environmental problems . Reflect on what you know about the topic and
prepare a three minute presentation about it. You can use the following prompts as a guideline

▶ Are you concerned with environment?


▶ What do you do to help environment?
▶ Do you recycle? What things do people around you recycle?
▶ Does your local government make it easy or hard for
citizens to recycle?
▶ What is the most important environmental problem in your
area?
▶ Is pollution an important environmental problem in the
area where you live?
▶ Do you think cars should be banned from city centres?
▶ What can you do to help prevent pollution?
▶ Should we make the development of renewable energy
sources an economic priority?
▶ Are worried about global warming?
▶ Do think global warming is real?
◦ Do you think this is an effect of pollution?
▶ Does your country have a smoking ban law in place?
▶ What are the benefits/ disadvantages of a smoking ban?
Monologues: Topic 9
FASHION AND CLOTHES
You are going to talk about fashion . Reflect on what you know about the topic and prepare a three
minute presentation about it. You can use the following prompts as a guideline

▶ What kind of clothes do you like wearing? Have you got


your own style?
▶ Do you think you are a fashionable person?
▶ Do you wear the latest fashion? Do you consider
yourself a “fashion victim”?
▶ Do you change your clothes depending on the places
you go or the things you do?
▶ Can people tell the way you feel by the clothes you are
wearing?
▶ Where do you prefer buying your clothes from,
department stores, chain stores, boutiques or second
hand shops?
▶ Do you ever buy clothes on-line or by mail order?
▶ Do you think you spend too much on clothes? How
much is it “Too much
▶ About designer clothes: The more expensive clothes are,
the longer they last Do you agree?
▶ Do you think is it possible to dress well without
spending a fortune?
▶ In what sense can we talk about the designer culture?
▶ What effects do you think it has on teenagers?
Monologues: Topic 10
CRIME
You are going to talk about crimes . Reflect on what you know about the topic and prepare a three
minute presentation about it. You can use the following prompts as a guideline

▶Do you think your area is a safe


place?
▶What are the most important social
crimes that your community faces?
▶Have you or anybody close to you
ever been a victim of a criminal or
violent act?
▶Do you think cybercrime is very
common ?
▶Do you think that punishment for
violent crimes should be the same
for juveniles and adults? Why/why
not?
▶Have you ever done something
illegal?
Interaction Topic 1: Pets at home
▶ CANDIDATE A: ▶ CANDIDATE B:
▶ You have just moved to share a flat ▶ You have just moved to share a
with a friend. You want to take a flat with a friend. He/she wants
pet (a cat, a dog, a bird) with you to talk to his/her pet to the flat.
but your flatmate doesn't agree to You totally disagree. You don't
share the flat with an animal. want to share your flat with
animals.
▶ Explain to your flat mate the ▶ Try to convince him/her about
advantages of having a pet for both the inconvenience a pet would
of you and make it clear that only cause to both of you and make it
you would have to take care of it. clear that you will not take care
Try to come to an agreement. YOU of it. Try to come to an
BEGIN THE DIALOGUE.
agreement.
Interaction Topic 2 :Cities
▶ CANDIDATE A: ▶ CANDIDATE B:
▶ You think that your town is ▶ You think that your town is
becoming uninhabitable for becoming uninhabitable for
people like you, who go people like you, who have to use
everywhere by bicycle to stay the car to cover their needs
friendly with the environment. (work, children, etc.).
▶ Explain to your friend that there
are too many cars and not
▶ Explain to your friend that there
enough cycle paths, and give
arguments to convince him/her are too many bicycles on the
not to use the car any more. Try road, and give arguments to
to come to an agreement. YOU convince him/her why you will
BEGIN THE DIALOGUE. continue using your car. Try to
come to an agreement.
Interaction Topic 3 :Street Graffiti
▶ CANDIDATE A: ▶CANDIDATE B:
▶ A few weeks ago you realized ▶You are a “street artist” and
your city is full of horrible you love making graffiti
graffiti. You think that this around your town. You think
behavior should be punished. that this is a way of personal
▶ Explain to your friend why you expression.
think this is intolerable and what ▶Explain to your friend why
measures should be taken this behaviour should not be
against the people who make punished and why you want to
the walls so dirty. Try to come to continue ‘decorating the town
an agreement. YOU BEGIN THE
DIALOGUE. walls’.
Interaction Topic 4 :Holidays
▶ CANDIDATE A: ▶CANDIDATE B:
▶ You are meeting your friend to ▶You are meeting your friend
talk about your plans for next to talk about your plans for
holidays. You like nature and you next holidays. You love
think spending a week in a camp travelling and visiting new
site is a very good idea. places and you have thought
▶ Explain to your friend all the about going somewhere in
activities you could there and Europe.
how much fun it would be. ▶Explain to your friend why
He/she totally disagree as this is the best option and
he/she prefers something
different. Try to come to an your plans. Try to come to an
agreement. agreement.
You begin the conversation
Interaction Topic 5: Choosing a place to live

▶CANDIDATE A: ▶CANDIDATE B:
▶You and family have to move
▶Your family has to move to
to another city. You are
another place. You are discussing with your
discussing with them about son/daughter about the best
the best place to live. You place to live. You think the
think the best option is a flat best option is a small town
in the city centre. near the city.
▶Explain to them the ▶Try to convince him/her about

advantages of living there. the positive aspects of living


there and come to an
YOU BEGIN THE agreement
CONVERSATION
Interaction Topic 6 :Reality Shows

▶CANDIDATE A: ▶CANDIDATE B:
▶ You have been accepted to take ▶ Your partner has been accept
part in the next edition of the Briti ed to take part in the next edition
sh Big Brother (Gran Hermano on of the British Big Brother (Gran Her
Spanish TV). You think mano on Spanish TV).
this is a great opportunity. ▶ You think this would be a big mis
▶ Explain the reasons why taking take. Think of reasons why it would
part in this programme w not be a good idea for your friend
ould be good for you. Try to convi
to take part in the programme.
nce your friend that you are makin
▶ Try to persuade him / her to chan
g the right decision. YOU BEGIN
THE CONVERSATION ge his / her plans.
Interaction Topic 7: Gap Years

▶ CANDIDATE A: ▶ CANDIDATE B:
▶ Your friend wants to take a year ▶ You would like to take a year o
off and travel around ff and travel around the world b
the world before going to univer efore going to university. Your fri
sity. You do not think this is a g end does not think this is a good
ood idea. idea.
▶ Explain the reasons why you b
Explain your point of view and y elieve you are making the right
our reasons, and give him/her so decision.
▶ Try to persuade him / her
me advice on what he / she shou
ld do instead. Try to persuade hi about the benefits that a year off
m / her to change his / her mind. would have for you.
YOU BEGIN THE DIALOGUE.
Interaction Topic 8 : Going out

▶ CANDIDATE A: ▶CANDIDATE B:
▶ You and your friend are makin ▶You and your friend are makin
g plans to go out tonight. You g plans to go out tonight. You
like eating out.You would like to
go to an ethnic restaurant (possi like films a lot. There is a film
bly Chinese or Italian). that you would like to see at
▶ Think of reasons that will convi your local film theatre.
nce your friend to have dinner in ▶Think of reasons that will con
a restaurant tonight. Try to com vince your friend to go to the
e to an agreement.
cinema tonight.Try to come t
YOU BEGIN THE DIALOGUE.
o an agreement .
Interaction Topic 9 :Birthday Presents

▶ CANDIDATE A: ▶ CANDIDATE B:
▶ Your friend Peter’s birthday is in a
▶ Your friend Peter’s birthday is in
a month, and you are discussing month, and you are discussing wit
h another friend what would be
with another friend what woul a good present. You think the best is
d be a good present. You thin to buy him a gadget or any other
k the best is a handmade technological device.
present.
▶ Explain to your friend the reason ▶ Explain to your friend the reason
s why a handmade s why this present
Present would be a good one, an would be a good one, and ask him/h
d ask him/her to help you make i er to share the costs between the t
wo of you. Try to come to an agree
t. Try to come to an agreement ment. YOU BEGIN THE DIALOGUE
.

Interaction Topic 10 :Cultural Activities

▶ CANDIDATE A: ▶CANDIDATE B:
▶ Your school is planning the ▶ Your school is planning the
English cultural activities for the English cultural activities for
year. You and your classmate(s) the year. You and your
are members of the organising classmate(s) are members of
committee. the organising committee.
▶ Try to reach an agreement on ▶ Try to reach an agreement on
the following: the following:
-A film you’ll show -A film you’ll show
- A guest you’ll invite for a talk - A guest you’ll invite for a talk
- Other possible activities - Other possible activities