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Study the advertisement
You have decided to attend the event and you would like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:
1) autograph signing
2) if photos can be taken
3) time of event
4) location of event
5) many people attending
You have 20 seconds to ask each question.
Sample answer: Will Danny be signing autographs? Can I have my photo taken with Danny? What time does the event begin and end? Where will the event take place? Where is it going to take place? Do you expect a lot of people to attend?

Imagine that while travelling during your holidays you took some photos. Choose one photo to present to your friend. You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences).
In your talk remember to speak about:
when you took the photo
what/who is in the photo
what is happening
why you took the photo
why you decided to show the picture to your friend
You have to talk continuously, starting with: Vve chosen photo number...
Sample answer:
I have chosen photo number two. This is a photo I took while on holiday recently. The photo is of the inside of the airport of the first city we landed in. This airport was quite spectacular to see. It's very open and modern, and it's got lots of facilities inside. It's quite easy to get round and there are lots of signs pointing you in the right direction. You can see some people walking about with their luggage, but there was lots of space, so it wasn't too crowded. More places should have airports like this to greet travellers. I think it's a good way to advertise your city as being a great travel destination. I took this photo because this airport happens to be one of the nicest airports I've ever visited, so I wanted something to remember it by. I'm showing it to you because I know airports can often be stressful, unpleasant places, so I wanted to show you that sometimes they can be very impressive and enjoyable places too.

Study the two photographs. In 1.5 minutes be ready to compare and contrast the photographs:

1) give a brief description of the photos (action, location)
2) say what the pictures have in common
3) say in what way the pictures are different
4) say which of the exercise routines presented in the pictures youd prefer
5) explain why
You will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.
Sample answer:
These are some photos of exercise routines. In the photo on the left, we can see a room full of people who are practising yoga. They are lying on the floor and they are all doing the same position. They're wearing flexible clothing, which you need to do during a workout. In the right photo, we can see a woman on an exercise bike. It looks as if she's working very hard and she's working up a sweat. The thing these photos have in common is that they show people doing exercise routines indoors. There are several differences between the photos though. The photo on the left shows a group of people in a class, whereas the one on the right shows one person exercising individually. Also, the people in the yoga class are doing a set routine, and they have an instructor who's guiding them. Furthermore, their routine, although difficult, is more about stretching and strength than it is about burning calories. In the photo on the right, the woman's aim is to burn calories, and she is free to exercise for however long she likes. She can do her own routine, and there's no need for an instructor. I prefer the exercise bike to the yoga class, because I like working out on my own and at my own pace.

Study the advertisement
You’re thinking of buying this car and you would like to get more information.
In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:
1) age of car
2) condition of car
3) kilometres car has done
4) accidents
5) price
You have 20 seconds to ask each question.
Sample answer:
How old is the car? What is the condition of the car? Can you tell me a little about the car's condition? How many kilometres has the car done? Has the car been involved in any accidents? What is the price of the car?

Imagine that some years ago you took some photos. Choose one photo to present to your friend. You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences). In your talk remember to speak about:
when you took the photo
what/who is in the photo
what is happening
why you took the photo
why you decided to show the picture to your friend
You have to talk continuously, starting with: I ’ve chosen photo number...
Sample answer:
I've chosen photo number one. I took this photo some years ago while I was out in my town. The photo is of a skateboarding park in my neighbourhood. As you can see, there are many kids chatting and skateboarding. The city council has made a special area for them to do it. There are lots of high walls and slopes to do tricks on. It looks like a lot of fun, doesn't it? It's good that the city has a special place like this built, so that skateboarders won't be doing it on the streets. That way, they won't have accidents with pedestrians or road traffic. Also, it's a way for young people to stay entertained and get some exercise as well. I took this photo because although I don't do skateboarding myself, I think it's really fun to watch, and I know some of the kids because they're from my school. I thought you might like to see this photo because I know you are interested in the sport as well. Maybe you have something like this in your town, too.


Study the two photographs. In 1.5 minutes be ready to compare and contrast the photographs:
give a brief description of the photos (action, location)
say what the pictures have in common
say in what way the pictures are different
say which of the scenes from different eras presented in the pictures youd prefer to experience,
explain why
You will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.
Sample answer:
These photos show people hanging out in places from different eras. The left photo shows some young people hanging out in a modern type of club and having a good time. They're dressed in trendy clothing and their hair is arranged in styles that are commonly seen today. The furniture in the club is modern as well as the light fixtures and other decorations. In the right photo, we can see a scene from an era that was a long time ago. It might be from the 1930s or 1940s. People are dressed rather formally and in old-fashioned clothing, which I imagine was stylish and modern back then. The decor in the cafe seems to be typical of that period. The similarities between the photos are that they show people hanging out in public places having a good time. The differences are the time periods and the styles of dress and decor. I think I would prefer to experience the scene from the 1930s, when things were very different from how things are today. I would prefer to dress in the same manner as the people in the 1930s photo as well and to experience what life was like back then, before computers and mobile phones changed everything.

Study the advertisement
You have decided to attend the fair and you would like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:
1) events
2) admission fee
3) items for sale
4) start time
5) type of food
You have 20 seconds to ask each question.
Sample answer:
What events will take place at the fair? Is there an admission fee to enter the fair? What sort of items will be for sale? What time will the fair begin? What type of food will be on offer?


Imagine that while travelling during your holidays you took some photos. Choose one photo to present to your friend. You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences). In your talk remember to speak about:
when you took the photo
what/who is in the photo
what is happening
why you took the photo
why you decided to show the picture to your friend
You have to talk continuously, starting with: I ’ve chosen photo number...

Sample answer:
I've chosen photo number 3. I took this photo while I was on holiday with my family six months ago. It's of a narrow bridge that we came across in a forest that we were hiking through. The bridge crosses quite a steep valley with a river running down it. And as you can see from all the white water, the water's moving very quickly! Many people visit this bridge because it's beautiful, and it's quite fun - and a little scary - to cross it. It's safe, because the bridge is well made, but it can be frightening to look down while you're on it. The bridge has been there for several years and it's a very special feature of the forest. I took this photo because I thought crossing the bridge was a really great experience. I'm showing you this photo because I wondered whether you've ever been on a bridge like this. Have you crossed one, or would you cross it if you had the chance? Would you feel scared? I recommend it if you're brave enough!


Study the two photographs. In 1.5 minutes be ready to compare and contrast the photographs:
give a brief description of the photos (action, location)
say what the pictures have in common
say in what way the pictures are different
say which of the safety officers presented in the pictures youd prefer to be
explain why
You will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.

Sample answer:
These photos show different types of officers dealing with public safety. In the left photo, we can see a policeman talking on a radio. I think it might be a radio in his car. From the expression on his face, he's talking about something very serious. In the right photo, we can see firefighters dealing with a serious fire. There's a firefighter at the bottom of a huge ladder, and he's looking up at another firefighter right at the top of the ladder. Both pictures show people doing difficult jobs in an effort to make things safe for others. The difference is the specific type of job, and I think the level of danger is different as well. As a policeman, you do have a risky job, as sometimes you come into contact with criminals and other dangerous people, but that probably happens quite rarely. In the picture of the firefighters, however, it seems that the situation is far more dangerous. The man or woman at the top of the ladder could lose their life if something goes wrong. They could get burnt by the flames, choke and suffer health problems from the smoke, or maybe even get trapped in the burning building. I think I would prefer to be the police officer, simply because the job seems to be safer. I think firefighters do an amazing job and I have an enormous amount of respect for them, but it's not a job I could personally do.


Study the advertisement
You have decided to buy a flower arrangement from the shop and you would like to get more
information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following:
1) types of arrangements offered
2) delivery service
3) delivery included in price
4) plants also sold
5) other products
You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

Sample answer:
What types of arrangements do you offer? Do you provide a delivery service? Is the cost of delivery included in the price? Do you also sell plants? What other products do you sell in your shop?


Imagine that some years ago you took some photos. Choose one photo to present to your friend. You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences). In your talk remember to speak about:
when you took the photo
what/who is in the photo
what is happening
why you took the photo
why you decided to show the picture to your friend
You have to talk continuously, starting with: I ’ve chosen photo number...

Sample answer:
I've chosen photo number one. This is a photo of a stray cat in the street near my house. I took this photo some years ago when I was out in my neighbourhood. There aren't normally a lot of stray cats around, so I was surprised to see it. He looked fairly healthy, although I thought he was a bit skinny. I say 'he', although it could have been female. I felt sorry for him because he was all alone without a home. I imagined he probably had a difficult time finding food. I wanted to do something for him, but I couldn't just take him home. Hopefully someone from an animal shelter came to pick him up. That's where most of the stray cats and dogs in my neighbourhood go, until homes can be found for them. Actually, I wasn't sure that he didn't belong to someone, so I took this photo in case someone mentioned that they'd lost a cat. I'm showing the photo to you because I'm wondering if you have a lot of stray cats in your town, and how people deal with the problem there. I think it's very sad when people don't look after animals properly.


Study the two photographs. In 1.5 minutes be ready to compare and contrast the photographs:

give a brief description of the photos (action, location)
say what the pictures have in common
say in what way the pictures are different
say which of the cars presented in the pictures you’d prefer
explain why
You will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences). You have to talk continuously

Sample answer:
These photos show types of cars. On the left we can see a large car that can seat several people. It's probably appropriate for a family of four or five. On the right we can see a type of sports car which can only seat two people. The pictures are similar in that they show modern cars, but the types of cars are very different. I imagine the car on the left is used to carry things round town, such as bringing groceries home from the supermarket, or taking kids to sports practice or to visit friends and relatives. It's great for carrying round large items as well, for example, if you visit a furniture shop and buy a big piece of furniture. It would also be good for day trips or holidays, as it's got plenty of room for luggage and equipment. Basically, it's more of a prai:tical car than the sports car. The sports car, on the other hand, is very attractive to look at. It's probably a lot more expensive, but there's not a lot you can do with it. You could drive it round town and show it off to your friends, but you couldn't take many of your friends for a ride in it - only one at a time! Also, it has much less space for carrying things. You could only transport things in the passenger seat, providing that no one else was with you. I think I would prefer the larger car because there are many more things I could do with it, and I'd also like the option of riding with a group of friends. I wouldn't be able to afford the sports car anyway, but I wouldn't mind taking it for a drive, just to see what it's like!