Part 1: The introductory phase

The candidates are asked to give factual, personal information. The examiner will ask the candidates questions about their interests, daily lives, likes and dislikes (etc). Part 1 is split into 2 phases,

 

Phase 1

 

Good morning/afternoon/evening. 

Can I have your mark sheets, please?

 

I’m … and this is ….

 

(Candidate A) What’s your name?

(Candidate B) And, what’s your name?

 

Do you work or are you a student?

(For UK exams) Where do you come from?

(For non-UK exams) Where do you live?

Thank you.

 

Phase 2 has several familiar topics including:

 

Topics
Daily routine
Home
Friends
Family life
School and education
Sports
Jobs
Holidays
Hobbies
The future

 

Phase 2

Now let’s talk about daily routine

 

  • What do you do in the mornings?
  • Do you get up early?
  • What do you normally eat from breakfast?
  • Do you have a shower every day?

 

Phase 2

Now let’s talk about home

 

  • Who do you live with?
  • Do you live in a house or a flat?
  • How many bedrooms are there in your house?
  • What’s your favourite room in the house?

 

Phase 2

Now let’s talk about friends

 

  • How often do you see your friends?
  • Where do your friends live?
  • What do you like doing with your friends?
  • Did you see your friends last weekend?

 

Phase 2

Now let’s talk about family life

 

  • Do you have brothers or sisters?
  • Is your family big?
  • Who do you see more, your friends or your family?
  • Did you like going on holiday with your family when you were a child?

 

Phase 2

Now let’s talk about school and education

 

  • Do/did you like going to school?
  • What is/was your favourite subject at school?
  • Who is/was your favourite teacher? (Why?)
  • Do you always do your homework?

 

Phase 2

Now let’s talk about sports

 

  • How often do you do sport?
  • What is your favourite sport?
  • Do you like doing sport inside or outside?
  • Do you go to the gym?

 

Phase 2

Now let’s talk about jobs

 

  • Do you work or are you are student?
  • What is your ideal job?
  • Where do you want to work?
  • What jobs do you dislike? (Why?)

 

Phase 2

Now let’s talk about holidays

 

  • Where do you usually go on holiday?
  • Who do you go on holiday with?
  • How many holidays do you have every year?
  • What was your best holiday? (Why?)

 

Phase 2

Now let’s talk about hobbies

 

  • Do you have a hobby?
  • Where do you normally do your hobby?
  • When do you normally do your hobby?
  • What is the most popular hobby in your family?

 

Phase 2

Now let’s talk about the future

 

  • What are your plans for the future?
  • Where do you want to live in the future?
  • What job do you want to do?
  • Will you live in your hometown in the future?

 

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