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b1 Monologue 2010 Person a1

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DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ

IN_NI_EO

SET 1
TASK 1 MONOLOGUE

CANDIDATE A
• • •
Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue. You can add ideas of your own. Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes.

1 STEREOTYPES
• • • • Are there any typical characteristics which you think describe the people from your country? Which ones? Are people from different areas of your country similar / different in any way? Do foreign people have any stereotypes about people from your country? Which ones? Do you think they are right? What are the stereotypical ideas you have about people from other countries (United Kingdom, USA, France, Italy, China...)? Are they realistic? Think about this sentence and comment on it: “People from different countries are not very different from each other”. Do you agree with it? Why? Why not

People sometimes abandon their pets. How do you feel about this? Keeping animals in captivity for our entertainment: zoos. ivory decorative furniture. talk about it. What’s your opinion? Fur coats.. . circuses…Do we really need this? Can animals help people in any way? How? Therapies with animals. 3 ANIMALS • • • • • • Do you have any pets? If so. You can add ideas of your own..DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ IN_NI_EO SET 2 TASK 1 MONOLOGUE CANDIDATE A • • • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. Some people keep exotic and wild animals as pets. Talk about this. using animals for the cosmetic industry. Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue. Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes. in apartments.

(Cooking. etc) What are the good and bad points of education nowadays? Are computers going to replace books and notebooks? Why? Why not? . sewing.DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ IN_NI_EO SET 3 TASK 1 MONOLOGUE CANDIDATE A • • • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. Latin. 5 EDUCATION • • • • • • What was school like for your parents? Is it very different from the education you have received/are receiving? What is/was your favourite subject at school? Why? Is/Was there any subject you hate/hated? Why? Do you think Physical Education is important? Why? Why not? Are there any subjects that you miss in today’s school system. Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue. You can add ideas of your own. Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes. philosophy.

’ Do you agree with this statement? What’s the most popular sport in your country? And in other parts of the world? .DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ IN_NI_EO SET 4 TASK 1 MONOLOGUE CANDIDATE A • • • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. 7 SPORTS • • • • • Do you do any sports? Which ones? How often? What do you like / not like about it? What do you think about sports which make a lot of money? What do you think about sportspeople who appear in adverts? Have you ever practised any risk sport? Which one? Did you enjoy it? What do you think about this kind of sports? ‘High-level sports are dangerous and unhealthy for the people who practise them. Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes. You can add ideas of your own. Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue.

Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes. Everybody in the family should cooperate with the housework. Children learn more from their parents than they do at school. Children should leave the family house before 25. Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue. Every child needs at least one brother or sister. You can add ideas of your own.DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ IN_NI_EO SET 5 TASK 1 MONOLOGUE CANDIDATE A • • • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. 9 PARENTAL RELATIONSHIPS • • • • • • Parents should be strict about what time their children come home. . Children should work in their school holidays and earn money.

What are their advantages and disadvantages? How should we spend our time when we retire? How can we feel useful in society? Your life when you are old. You can add ideas of your own. 11 OLD AGE • • • • • • How are elderly people treated in our society by the government / by other people? What kind of problems do they have? What advantages can we find in old age? Many of them live alone and feel lonely. Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue. Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes.DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ IN_NI_EO SET 6 TASK 1 MONOLOGUE CANDIDATE A • • • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. Why? How can this problem be solved? Homes for elderly people. How do you imagine it? .

even children? Give examples. Are you stressed? What causes this feeling? What are the consequences for you? How do you relax? . Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes. Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue. How can we avoid or relieve stress? Talk about different methods you can think of. You can add ideas of your own.DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ IN_NI_EO SET 7 TASK 1 MONOLOGUE CANDIDATE A • • • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. 13 STRESS • • • • Do you think stress is a problem in current society? How does it affect our lives? Is everybody affected by it.

Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue.DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ IN_NI_EO SET 8 TASK 1 MONOLOGUE CANDIDATE A • • • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. for example… …when you are sad? / …when you are happy? …when you want to relax? / … when you want to have fun? Do you play any musical instruments? Can you sing? Do you like karaoke? What kind of books do you like? Do you usually read novels / essays / poetry? Is reading a good habit? Why? Why not? How can we encourage children to read? What is your favourite book? Why? What book / books didn’t you like at all? Why? What do you think about the books which have been made into films? Do you remember any? • • • • • . You can add ideas of your own. Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes. 15 MUSIC & BOOKS • • What kind of music do you like? What is your favourite band or singer? Why? What kind of music do you listen to in different situations.

celebrities…)? Why? Do you admire anybody in your family? Why? Do you admire any of your friends? Why? Do you think it is necessary to admire your boyfriend / girlfriend to love him / her? Do you admire any organization or group (NGOs.DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ IN_NI_EO SET 9 TASK 1 MONOLOGUE CANDIDATE A • • • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. Do you agree with this sentence? What do you admire most about yourself? . Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes. sportspeople. 17 ADMIRATION • • • • • • Who is the person you most admire (artists. You can add ideas of your own. Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue. teams…)? ‘Heroes and heroines are really normal people’.

Reality shows and gossip programmes vs. Children watch too much TV.DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ IN_NI_EO SET 10 TASK 1 MONOLOGUE CANDIDATE A • • • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. Violence is really common on TV these days. Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue. documentaries and educational programmes. Advertising on TV. Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes. There are too many channels on TV. You can learn a lot of things watching TV. You can add ideas of your own. 4 TELEVISION • • • • • • • People waste a lot of time in front of the television. .

I would love to be famous. they don’t make any effort. If I became a celebrity.DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ IN_NI_EO SET 11 TASK 1 MONOLOGUE CANDIDATE A • • • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. but they don’t WORK. Being famous is a positive value in our current society. You can add ideas of your own. 2 FAME • • Nowadays. a lot of people want to become famous…and they want it really quickly! “Big Brother”. Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue. I would… • • • . Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes. “Operación Triunfo”…people participate in these contests to become celebrities and to get a lot of money.

You can add ideas of your own. Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes. 8 MEMORIES • • • • • Do you usually remember appointments or birthdays? Do you forget where you have left things? Are you a forgetful person or are you able to remember small details? Have you ever used mnemonic techniques (strategies to remember things)? Which ones? Did they work? What is the oldest memory that you have? Do you have any special memories from your childhood (good or bad)? Do/did your parents tell you any memories from the times when they were children? What are the ones which they tell/told you more often? Do you think remembering things from the past is good/bad? .DIRECCIÓ GENERAL D’ORDENACIÓ I CENTRES DOCENTS Conselleria d’Educació PROVES DE CERTIFICACIÓ IN_NI_EO SET 12 TASK 1 MONOLOGUE CANDIDATE A • • • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions. Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue.

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