Consolidation: Advanced Speaking 1

SPEAKING PRACTICE TEST 1

WARM-UP SPEAKING

What can people learn from preparing for and participating in competitions?
Get ready to talk to an audience on this issue. 
You have 1 minute to take notes and 3 minutes to present your answers.

Bullying. How do you understand this issue? Get ready to talk to an audience on this issue. 
You have 1 minute to take notes and 3 minutes to present your answers.

Teenagers often find it difficult to handle money wisely.
Get ready to talk to an audience on this issue. 
You have 1 minute to take notes and 3 minutes to present your answers.

What are some activities that the older and younger family members can enjoy doing together?
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You have 1 minute to take notes and 3 minutes to present your answers.

Water is among of the world’s most valuable resources. What are some ways that water is used and conserved in Vietnam? Get ready to talk to an audience on this issue. 
You have 1 minute to take notes and 3 minutes to present your answers.

ADVANCED SPEAKING

‘Failure’ is a word that should not be used in education. What is your opinion?
Get ready to talk to an audience on this issue. 
You have 1 minute to take notes and 5 minutes to present your answers.

Not many people can afford expensive medical treatments.
Should such medical research be allowed?
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You have 1 minute to take notes and 5 minutes to present your answers.

Many nations need increasing amounts of energy for development. Is it possible for them to protect the environment in the process? Get ready to talk to an audience on this issue. 
You have 1 minute to take notes and 5 minutes to present your answers.

Advertisements are often entertaining but consumer choice is rarely affected by them.
Is this your experience? Get ready to talk to an audience on this issue. 
You have 1 minute to take notes and 5 minutes to present your answers.

‘The pen is mightier than the sword.’ Can written language have such power?
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You have 1 minute to take notes and 5 minutes to present your answers.

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PICTURE DISCUSSION PRACTICE 1

You will engage in a conversation with your teacher or the examiner on a topic based on the picture below.
You have 1 minute to study the picture and 1 minute to answer each question on your own.

What do you think is happening in the picture?

What qualities would be helpful to have for one to organise a large-scale event?

One cannot grow or learn without pressures and challenges. What is your opinion?

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PICTURE DISCUSSION PRACTICE 2

You will engage in a conversation with your teacher or the examiner on a topic based on the picture below.
You have 1 minute to study the picture and 1 minute to answer each question on your own.

What do you think the children in the picture will learn from this activity?

What are the qualities of a good team?

It is especially important to expose children who grow up in an urban environment to nature. What is your opinion?

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