This is the second practice speaking test video. Listen and answer the questions from each part of the speaking test. This helps you get used to the length of the test and the types of questions asked.
- Read through the instructions below before you listen to the test video.
- Listen to the questions, pause the video and answer the questions.
- After you finish your test, read through the transcript to check that you understood all the questions correctly (transcript given below video).
- pen and paper: for making notes for speaking part 2
- phone or recording device: for recording your answers so you can play it back and check your speaking
- a timer: for controlling the time in each part and making sure you don’t take more than 14 minutes for the whole test
- Have your materials ready (phone, pen, paper, timer)
- Press record on your phone, start your timer and press play on the video below (do this at the same time). Keep your recording device and timer going throughout the whole test. The test will take between 11 and 14 minutes.
- Part 1
- there will be 12 questions – you must answer each question immediately
- after each question, pause the video and record your answer
- don’t take less than 4 minutes or more than 5 minutes to answer all part 1 questions
- if you finish in under 4 mins, you answers are too short
- if you didn’t finish all 12 questions in 5 minutes, your answers are too long or you hesitated too much before answering
- Part 2
- in part 2, you have 1 min to prepare a talk and your talk must last from 1 to 2 minutes
- have your pen and paper ready
- the cue card (topic card with prompts) will be shown on the screen
- in the video, you will be given one min to make notes – use your pen and paper to prepare your talk
- in the video, you will be given two full minutes to talk (a skip button will appear after 1 minute so you can move to part 3 if you finish early but try and speak for the full 2 minutes)
- Part 3
- there are 5 questions in this part – you must answer each question immediately
- you should give long, detailed answers with examples if possible
- after each question, pause the video and record your answer into your phone
- don’t take less than 4 mins or more than 5 minutes to answer all part 3 questions
- After your test has finished
- listen back to your recording and check your answers – see how you could improve your answers
- read through the transcript and check you have understood all the questions correctly
- listen to the speaking test model answers and see how you can improve your answers
Practice Speaking Test: Video 2Transcript
Speaking Part 1
Where is your hometown?
Do you like your hometown?
Are there any old buildings in your hometown?
How could you hometown be improved?
What’s your favourite food?
Was there any food you disliked as a child?
Where do you usually buy your food from?
What do you consider is a healthy diet?
Do you like sport?
Did you play much sport as a child?
What is the most popular sport in your country?
Do you think men and women like similar sports?
Speaking Part 2
A book you recently read
What type of book it is
Where you got the book from
What it is about
And explain why you enjoyed it.
Speaking part 3
What’s the difference between fiction and non-fiction books?
Do you think people read more books today than they did in the past?
How could parents encourage their children to read more?
Why do some adults read books for children?
Why do some people prefer ebooks?
Do you think paper books will one day disappear?