As we have seen in various posts (HERE) on this site, the speaking exam includes several themes that you need to get used to talking about. But one topic that you can bet your life will come up is ‘English language learning’. You are sure to be asked about your opinion of learning English and your experiences with the language. It is clear that all English language learners should get used to speaking about this topic and be able to express their opinion on the issue in various contexts.
This post offers some example questions for B2+ and C1 level in PDF so that you can practise with your language learning partners.
- Should foreign language learning be a core subject in all education systems?
- Why can it be challenging to learn another language?
- When is the best time to learn a foreign language, as a child or later in life?
- What is your opinion of learning English?
- Would you say that learning a foreign language opens your mind?
- How does learning another language affect your career opportunities?
- Does your country have a bilingual education system?
- Which language is the most useful in the current job market?
- In your opinion, what is the most beautiful language to listen to?
- Have you had positive or negative experiences with foreign language learning?
- What do you most like about learning English?
- What is the most difficult part of learning English?
- What advice would you give to a person who wants to take up language learning?
- Is there an easy way of mastering a language?
- Is it better to learn a language in a language school or independently?
- Might it be a good idea to live abroad from a short time, in order to improve your foreign language skills?
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*EXAM TIP: If the examiner asks you about your opinion on language learning, it is not a good idea to express a negative opinion about it. Be positive and talk about your experiences and why you believe having a good grasp of English could be a useful for your future.