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"Week 1 Lifestyle Speaking Prompts"

PART 1

INTRODUCTORY QUESTIONS

Good morning/afternoon. My name is _____________. Can you tell me your full name please?

Thank you.

And what shall I call you?

Thank you.

Can I see your identification, please?

Thank you, that's fine

First of all, I'd like to ask you some questions about yourself.

COMPULSORY FRAMES

Let's talk about your home town or village

What kind of place is it?

What's the most interesting part of your home area?

What kind of jobs do the people in your town/village do?

Let's talk about what you do.

Do you work or are you a student?

(Work)

What's your job? Why did you choose that kind of work?

How long have you been doing it?

Are there things your job that you don't like? What are they?

(Study)

What subjects are you studying?

Why did you choose those subjects?

How long have you been studying them?

Do you enjoy them? Why?

OPTIONAL FRAMES

I'd like to ask you about keeping fit...

What do you do to stay healthy?

Is it easy to keep fit where you live? (Why/Why not?)

What do you think is more important, eating healthily or doing exercise? (Why?)

Let's move on to reading habits...

How many hours a week do you spend reading? (Why?)

What kind of books do you like to read? (Why?)

Is there anything you find hard to read? (Why?)

Now let's talk about food...

What kinds of food do you particularly like? (Why?)

Is there any food you don't like? (Why?)

Who does the cooking where you live? (Why?)

I'd like to talk about going out...

Do you like going out or staying at home? (Why?)

What do you like to do when you go out?

Have the places you go out to changed since you were a child? (How/Why?)

I'm going to ask you about entertainment now...

Can you tell me what kind of entertainment you like? (Why?)

What are the entertainment facilities like in your city?

How do you think your interests will change in the future? (Why?)

Now let's talk about television...

What do you usually watch on television? (Why?)

How many hours of television do you watch each week? (Why?)

When do you think is the best time to watch television? (Why?)

Let's move on to talk about holidays...

How often do you go on holiday? (Why?)

Do you prefer going on holiday with family or friends? (Why?)

Where would you go if you could travel to one famous city for free? (Why?)

I'd like to ask you about eating out...

Do you prefer to eat at home or in restaurants? (Why?)

How often do you eat with your family? (Why?)

Do you think it's important for families to eat together? (Why?)

Now I'm going to ask you about e-mail...

Do you send and receive email regularly? (Why/Why not?)

Who do you use email to communicate with? (Why?)

Do you know anyone who can't use email? (Why/Why not?)

PART 2

Describe a photograph you have taken which is important to you. You should say:

What the picture shows,

When and why you took it,

Where you keep it...

...and explain what is special about it

PART 3

We've been talking about a photograph which is important to you, and I'd like to ask you one or two more general questions related to that.

  1. Why do people like to keep certain photographs?
  2. How important are photographs for learning about the past?
  3. How has the way we use photographs changed in the last 20 years.

  1. How might photography change in the future?
  2. How has the invention of photography affected art?
  3. How reliable are photographs as a record of events?

PART 2

Describe an exciting competition or sporting event in your country. You should say:

What the event or competition was,

when and where it took place,

who won...

...and explain why it was exciting.

PART 3

We've been talking about a sporting event in your country, and I'd like to ask you one or two more general questions related to that.

  1. Why dopeople enjoy watching sports events?
  2. What are the differences between attending sports events with watching them on television?
  3. How can television coverage of sports events be improved?

  1. Why do people like watching some sports more than others?
  2. How can little-known sports become more popular?
  3. What is the role of sports events in increasing international cooperation?

PART 2

Describe something which causes you stress. You should say:

When you get stressed,

Why this thing causes you stress,

How you feel when you are stressed...

...and explain what you do to deal with the problem

PART 3

We've been talking about something which causes you stress, and I'd like to ask you one or two more general questions related to that.

  1. What are the common causes of stress?
  2. How can individuals avoid stress?
  3. What are the differences between the stresses of modern lifestyles and those of the past?

  1. Why do some people seem to deal with stress better than others?
  2. What measures can employers take to reduce stress in their workforce?
  3. What is the impact of long-term stress on health.

PART 2

Describe a sport you haven't tried but would like to try. You should say:

What it is,

Why you want to try it,

How to play it...

...and explain why it's good for your health

PART 3

We've been talking about a sport you'd like to try, and I'd like to ask you one or two more general questions related to that.

  1. What is the importance of teaching team sports in schools?
  2. How can we encourage children to do more sport?
  3. How do the sports people play change as they get older?

  1. How can sport activities help people overcome illness and injury?
  2. What are the roles of talent and practice in becoming successful at sport?
  3. How will technological developments change the way we play sports in the future?

PART 2

Describe a type of food you like. You should say:

What it is,

where it comes from,

how it's made...

...and explain why you like it.

PART 3

We've been talking about a type of food you like, and I'd like to ask you one or two more general questions related to that.

  1. Do you think it's important for people to eat meals with their family?
  2. Why has it become harder for families to find time to eat together?
  3. How can families make time to eat together?

  1. What are the differences betweenthe food eaten on special occasions and that eaten every day?
  2. How might food eaten on special occasions change in the future?
  3. How do food and meal times reflect people's beliefs and culture?

PART 2

Describe a film you have enjoyed. You should say:

What it was about,

when and why you saw it,

what special features it had...

...and explain what you especially liked about it

PART 3

We've been talking about a film you enjoyed, and I'd like to ask you one or two more general questions related to that.

  1. How have films changed in the last 10 years?
  2. What makes films popular and successful?
  3. How will film-making change in the future?

  1. What is thethe impact of films on society?
  2. Why do governments sometimes want to censor films?
  3. Are films an accurate reflection of life?

PART 2

Describe someone in your family. You should say:

Who he/she is,

what he/she looks like,

what kind of personality does he/she have...

...and say what kinds of things you do together.

PART 3

We've been talking about someone in your family, and I'd like to ask you one or two more general questions related to that.

  1. Why do many people say family is more important than friends?
  2. What are the different roles people play in the family?
  3. How might family life change in the future?

  1. How importantthe role of family life in developing a country's economy?
  2. What can governments do to promote family life?
  3. Why do more families seem to be breaking up these days?

PART 2

Describe a festival or national holiday that is celebrated in your country. You should say:

What happens on that day,

when it is celebrated,

why it is celebrated...

...and say why it is important for people in your country.

PART 3

We've been talking about a festival or national holiday, and I'd like to ask you one or two more general questions related to that.

  1. Why do countries have special festivals and holidays?
  2. How have festivals changed in the last few years?
  3. Havethese changes have been beneficial or not?

  1. What is the role of festivals in boosting tourism?
  2. What can governments do to promote their festivals abroad?
  3. What can festivals tell us about people living in other countries?