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2013 May - August Speaking Part 2 Questions

I am still working on the complete list but I will update it within the next two weeks! Please come back in two weeks for updates! Describe an interesting event in history you know about. - What the event was - When and where it occurred - Who was leading the event - And explain why you think it was interesting Describe a party you would like to arrange for your friends or family - Who you would invite to the party - When and where you would hold this party - What you and your guests would do at this party - And explain why you would like to hold this party Describe the type of clothes that you usually like to wear - What type or style of clothes they are - Where you usually buy these clothes - How often you buy them - And explain why you like this style of clothes Describe a person who visited your home - Who the person was - When the person visited you - What you and the person did together - And explain how you felt about the visit Describe a book you recently read - What book it was - What the book was about - Why you read it - And explain why you would like to read it again Describe a special meal you were treated to - Where you were invited to - Who invited you - What you ate - And explain how you felt about the meal Describe another language in addition to English and your own language that you would like to learn - What this language is and where it is spoken - How you would learn it - What equipment or facilities you would need to study this language - And explain why you want to learn this language Describe something that made you laugh a lot

- What it was - When it happened - Who you were with - And explain why you still remember this event Describe an interesting person you met recently - Who the person was - When and where you met the person - What you did together - And explain why you think this person is interesting Describe an advertisement that made you buy something - What kind of advertisement it was - When and where you saw this advertisement - What product it advertised - And explain why you decided to buy this product Describe an unusual job you would like to do in the future - What job it would be - What you would do in that job - Why this job is unusual - And explain why you would like to do that job Describe a perfect holiday you would like to have in the future - Who you will go with - Where you will go on holiday - What you will do in this holiday - And explain why you think it will be a perfect holiday Describe something you to do keep healthy - What you do - When and how often you do it - How often you do it - And explain how it benefits your health Describe a seaside place you like to visit - Where it is - What you like about it - What you do there - And explain why you like to visit it Describe a trip you took by public transport - When and where you went - Why you made the trip - What you did on the trip - And explain how you felt about the trip Describe your favourite method of communication (e.g. telephone, letter, text) - What it is

- What are the advantages - When you use it - And explain why it is your favourite method of communication

2013 May-August Speaking Part 2 Topics
Here are the Speaking Part 2 questions for May to August. There are more, but I can only confirm them next week. Which ones do you find most difficult? Good luck with your preparation! 1. Describe a rule in school you like or dislike 2. Describe a seaside place 3. Describe an occasion when you were visited 4. Describe a trip by public transportation 5. Describe a healthy lifestyle 6. Describe an interesting radio station program 7. Describe a party you would like to organize for friends and family 8. Describe a country you like (other than the one you live in) 9. Describe an old person you respect 10. Describe a funny or interesting story or film from your childhood 11. Describe an interesting event in history 12. Describe a time you learned something useful from others 13. Describe something that made you feel happy recently 14. Describe an interesting person you met recently 15. Describe a photograph 16. Describe a street for shopping 17. Describe a science lesson you had (such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics) 18. Describe an outdoor activity you like doing 19. Describe a place you have been to for study or work 20. Describe a music group / band / singer in your country 21. Describe a good teacher 22. Describe a place where people go to listen to music 23. Describe a shopping experience you were satisfied with 24. Describe a picnic 25. Describe a decision you regret 26. Describe your behaviour when you win an award

2013 May - August Speaking Part 1 Topics
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Work Study Home Hometown Names Advertisements

7. Computers 8. Cooking 9. Daily routine 10. Emails & letters 11. Gifts 12. Paintings 13. Patience 14. Television 15. Trees 16. Boats 17. Buildings 18. Clothes 19. Concentration 20. Friends & family 21. Healthy lifestyle 22. Housework 23. Internet 24. Relax 25. Mobile phone 26. Music 27. Parks 28. Public transport 29. Schools 30. Sleeping 31. Toys 32. Writing 33. Countryside 34. Busy life

Some people think that humans can use animals in any way for their own benefit. Others, however, believe that people should not use animals in the wrong way. Discuss both this views and give your opinion. Some people agree that teachers should be strict with their students; others believe that teachers with friendly approach will achieve better results. In many countries school-age children are spending their free time in doing homework. Is it a good or bad thing? What is your own opinion? Give examples to support your view. In many countries, the quality of life in the large cities is worsening. What possibly can cause this problem? What measures can be taken to resolve it?

Nowadays big cities in many countries become overcrowded. Why? Give some reasons and solutions for this problem. Usage of private cars is increasing day by day. What are the problems associated with it? Suggest some solutions. The advantages and disadvantages of computers and TV for the mental development of children.

Speaking Part 2: 2013 Jan - Apr
Describe an important plant in your country - What plant it is - What you know about it - How you know about it - And explain why it is important in your country Describe a performance that you recently watched - What performance it was - When and where you watched it - Who you were with - And explain how you felt about the performance Describe a game you enjoy that is not a sport - What game it is - When you started to play it - Who you usually play it with - And explain why you enjoy playing it Describe a time when you were late - When you were late - Why you were late - What you were late for - And explain what happened after that Describe something you bought after watching an advertisement - What you bought - What the advertisement was about - When and where you watched it - And explain how you felt about the thing you bought Describe a place with a crowd of people you visited - Where the place was - What you did there - Who you were with - And explain why you were there Describe a personality you learnt from a family member - Who this person is - What you learnt from him or her - How you would describe this personality - And explain how this family member influenced you

Describe a piece of furniture in your home - What furniture it is - Where you got it - What it looks like - And explain how useful it is in your home Describe an experiment you did in high school - What experiment you did - Who you did it with - How you did it - And explain what you learnt from the experiment Describe an interesting you heard or watched What speech it was When and where you heard or watched it What made you listen to or watch is And explain why you found it interesting Describe a polite person you know - Who this person is - How you knew this person - What your relationship is with him or her - And explain why you think this person is polite Describe a foreign language other than English and your mother tongue that you want to learn in the future - What language it is - What you know about it - How you plan to learn it - And explain why you want to learn it Describe your favourite piece of clothing - What piece of clothing it is - When and where you wear it - How you got it - And explain why it your favourite Describe an educational TV program you enjoy watching - What program it is - When and where you usually watch it - What the program is about - And explain how educational it is Describe a room you enjoy staying in for a long time - What room it is

- What you enjoy doing there - How long you spend in the room - And explain why you enjoy the room Describe a sport or leisure activity that you would like to do near the ocean - What sport or activity it is - Who you would like to do it with - How you would like to plan it - And explain why you would like to do it Describe a film about a real person or real event you have watched - When and where you saw this film - What the film was about - Who you watched this film with - And explain how you felt about this film Describe an important traditional event in your country - When this event is held - Who is involved in the event - What activities people do - And explain why this event is important Describe a garden you enjoyed visiting - Where it was - When you visited the garden - What you saw in the garden - And explain why you enjoyed visiting the garden Describe a teenager you know - Who he or she is - How you knew him or her - What he or she is like - And explain how you feel about him or her Describe a song that has special meaning for you - What song it was - When you first heard it - What the song was about - And explain why this song is special for you Describe your favourite method of communication - What it is - Who you communicate with using this method - How often you use it - And explain why it is your favourite way

Describe a training session, a class or seminar you enjoyed attending - What it was about - Who attended it - What you did - And explain why you enjoyed it Describe an old photograph that you like - Who was in the photo - When and where it was taken - Who took the photo - And explain why you like it Describe a neighbour you know well - Who he or she is - How long you have known him or her - What he or she is like - And explain why you think he or she is a good neighbour Describe something you bought that you were unhappy with - What it was - When and where you bought it - How you bought it - And explain why you were unhappy with it Describe a way to relax that works well on you - What the way is - When you usually do it - Where you do it - And explain why it works well on you Describe an unusual job you would like to do if you had the opportunity - What job it would be - How you know about this job - Why this job is unusual - And explain why you would like to do this job Describe a plan you have for the future (not related to work or study) - What it is - What made you plan it in such a way - What you need to do to make the plan work - And explain how you will feel when this plan happens Describe a beautiful flat or house you visited - Where is was - When you visited it

- What it looked like - And explain how you felt about this flat or house Describe an interesting person you enjoy talking with - Who he/she is - How often you see him or her - What you usually talk about - And explain why you enjoy talking to him or her Describe a meal or dish you like to eat - What it is - Where you usually eat it - What is special about the meal or dish - And explain why you like to eat it Describe a time when you made a wrong decision - What decision you made - When you made it - Why you made the decision - And explain why you think it was a wrong decision Describe a time when you were close to wild animals - When and where you were - Who you were with - What animals you were close to - And explain how you felt about it Describe a street you are familiar with in your hometown - Which street it is - Where it is - What the street is like - And explain how you feel about this street Describe a kind of physical exercise that is popular in your hometown - What it is - When and where people do it - How popular it is - And explain why it is popular Describe a sport event you enjoyed watching - What event it was - When and where you watched it - Who you were with - And explain why you enjoyed watching it

Describe a friend you haven’t seen for a long time - Who this friend is - How long you haven’t been in contact - Why you haven’t been in contact for a long time - And explain what you would like to do together Describe your favourite time of day - When it is - What you do during this time - Who is usually with you - And explain why it is your favourite time of day Describe a vehicle you would like to own - What vehicle it is - What it is like - How you would buy it - And explain why you would like to buy it Describe an important event in the history of your country - What event it was - When it occurred - How you know about it - And explain why it was important Describe an activity you did that was new or exciting - What you did - When and where you did it - Who you did it with - And explain why this activity was new or exciting for you Describe a situation that made you laught - What the situation was - When it happened - Who was with you - And explain why you laughed Describe a special toy you had when you were a child - What it looked like - When you got it - Who gave it to you - And explain why it was special to you Describe an important city in your country - What city it is - Where it is

- How you know about it - And explain why it is important Describe a trip you went on in your childhood - Where you went - How long the trip took - Who you went with - And explain why you remember this trip Describe a famous person in your country who has influenced you - How you know this person - What made him or her famous - What achievements he or she had - And explain how this person influenced you Describe an interesting old person you know - Who this person is - How you knew this person - What is interesting about him or her - And explain how you feel about him or her Describe a couple who you think have a happy marriage - Who they are - How long they have been married - How they live their lives - And explain why you think they are happily married Describe a place of natural beauty - Where it was - When you went there - What you saw there - And explain how you felt about it Describe a group activity you took part in (at school, university or work) - What the activity was - Who was with you - How you took part in it - And explain how you felt about being part of the group Describe a difficult thing you did well - What it was - How you did it - Who you were with - And explain how you felt after you did it

Describe a place near water that you enjoyed visiting - Where the place was - Who you were with - What you did there - And explain why you enjoyed visiting it Describe your favourite weather - What kind of weather it is - What you usually do - How it affects your feelings - And explain why it is your favourite weather Describe a science subject you studied in high school - What subject it was - Who taught this subject - How you did in this subject - And explain how you felt about this subject Describe a popular band or musician in your country - Who the band or musician is - What kind of music he, she or they perform - How you know about him, her or them - And explain why you think they are popular Describe something expensive you would buy if you had a lot of money - What you would buy - How much it would cost - What you would do with it - And explain why you would buy it Describe a book you read recently that you would like to recommend to others - What book it is - What the book is about - What you learnt from the book - And explain why you would like to recommend it to others Describe an electronic device that you have that is not a computer - What it is - How long you have had it - How you use it - And explain what you like or dislike about it Describe a gift you gave to someone - What the gift was

- Who gave it to you - Why you chose that gift - And explain how the other person felt about it

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