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PET SPEAKING PRACTICE

PART 1 – PERSONAL QUESTIONS (in pairs); 2/3 minutes

(Can I have your mark sheets? I’m …. And this is…. She/he is just going to listen
to us)

What’s your first name/ surname/ family name?

How do you spell it? How do you write it?

Where do you live?

What’s your address?(nº da porta em 1º lugar)

What’s your email?(@- _ ).

Where do you come from/ Where are you from?

What’s your nationality?

What’s your job? What do you study at school/ Which subjects do you study?

How do you come to school? How do you get to school?

Do you ever ride a bicycle?

What type of transport do you prefer?

What time do you wake up on weekdays? And at the weekends?

What time do you go to bed on weekdays/ at the weekends?

What time do your lessons start/ finish?

Do you study English at school?

How often do you have English lessons in a week? Do you like it? Why?

How is English useful for your future?

Tell us about your school: facilities, what do you like most/ less

Are you a member of a school club? What is it? What do you do there?

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Do you get a lot of homework from school?

How many students are there in your class? What are they like?

Which subjects do you like best/ do you hate? Why?

What subjects would you like to learn in the future?

How do you learn best?

Who is your favourite teacher’ Why?

What do you like best/dislike about your school?

Where do you have lunch during weekdays?

What time do you have lunch during school hours?

What do you usually have for lunch at school? At home?

What do you eat at breakfast/ dinner?

What do you like doing at the weekends?

What did you do yesterday/ last weekend?

Where did you go?

Who did you spend your time with?

In what type of house do you live in? is it in the city/ countryside?

Do you have your own bedroom? Describe it.

Where would you prefer to live? Why?

How many brothers or sisters have you got?

Who do you live with?

What do you like doing in your free time/ What are your hobbies? How do you like
spending your free time?

What are you going to do this weekend?

Where do you usually meet your friends? What do you usually do together?

Do you play any sport? Do you play sports at school?

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What sport do you watch on TV?

Do you take part in charity sports events?

Have you ever learnt a musical instrument? What is it? How often do you practise it?

What type of instrument would you like to learn?

Do you like going to the cinema? Who is your favourite actor/ actress/ film? Why?

What was the last film you saw? What was it about? (plot)

Do you like listening to music?

What is your favourite music? Why? What types of music do you prefer?

Who is your favourite singer or band?

What’s the weather like in your city/ village?

What’s your favourite type of weather?

What do you think of the weather today?

Do you like cooking?

What’s your favourite food? What kind of food do you hate?

Have you got any pets? What are they? What are their names?

What’s your favourite wild animal?

What do you usually do after school? When you arrive home?

Do you like reading? What type/ sort/ kind of books do you like?

Which was the last book you read? What was it about?

After secondary school, do you intend to attend university? Which course would you
like to study? Why?

Which job would you like to take in the future? Why?

Where would you like to work?

What do you usually eat for breakfast/ lunch/ teatime/ dinner?

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PART 2 – to both students (interaction).- 2/ 3 minutes

I’m going to describe a situation to you.

Situation:

At the end of the term, your class is going to spend a day at the seaside. Talk together
about the things you will do there. All right? Talk together.

(give students Picture 1 A)

Here is a picture with some ideas to help you (give sts a few moments to look at
the picture; teacher shouldn’t join unless sts have problems

Teacher/ Examiner repeats the situation

Part 3- 3 minutes; both sts

Now I’d like each of you to talk on your own about sth. I’m going to give each of
you a photograph of one way of travelling.

To st A: here’s your photo. (give st A Photo 1 B). Please show it to st B but I’d
like you to talk about it. St B, you just listen. I’ll give your photo in a moment.

St A: please tell us what you can see in your photo

….Thank you (take back photo)

St B: please tell us what you can see in your photo (give st B Photo 1 C). It also
shows a way of travelling. Please show it to St A and tell us what you can see in
the photo.

Part 4 – 3 minutes; both sts

Your photos showed different ways of travelling. Now I’d like you to talk together
about how you would choose to travel.

(give sts about 2 minutes to talk together. Do not join unless they have
problems, for example to offer a comment. “I prefer to fly but I know it’s not good
for the environment”.

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Thank you. That’s the end of the test.

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