B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

PET (B1) SPEAKING: TIME

What time do you have your meals? How do you like to spend your free time? Who do you spend most of your time with? What do you do when you want to relax? What takes you a long time to do in the morning? Do you spend more time working or having fun? Is… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: TIME

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C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING · STUDENT

ADVANCED (C1): TRAVEL AND GETTING AROUND

Describe the most interesting experience that you have ever had on public transport Have you ever had to deal with difficulties while travelling abroad? How do you tend to spend your time when you are away on holiday? How many countries have you visited and which would you say was your favourite? Whose travel advice… Continue reading ADVANCED (C1): TRAVEL AND GETTING AROUND

C1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

CAE (C1) SPEAKING: LANGUAGES ARE UNIQUE

The fact that each language is unique is what makes each and every one of them so interesting. Do you agree with this statement? If all languages were completely translatable, would picking them up be more straightforward? What is the most frustrating part about trying to master a foreign language? Is it important to try… Continue reading CAE (C1) SPEAKING: LANGUAGES ARE UNIQUE

B2 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PART-TIME JOBS

Did you have a part-time job as a teenager? What are the benefits of working a part-time job from a young age? Should university students be encouraged to work while they get their degree? What can having a part-time job teach you about the job market? At what age do people usually get their first… Continue reading FCE (B2) SPEAKING: PART-TIME JOBS

B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

PET (B1) SPEAKING: JOBS

Have you ever had a job? What would you like to do in the future? Do you currently have a part-time job? Which jobs can´t you stand? What would be your ideal job? Why is it a good idea to have a job when you are studying? Have you ever changed your job? Do you… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: JOBS

B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

PET (B1) SPEAKING: PARTIES

How do you celebrate your birthday? Do you enjoy going out to bars or discos? Have you ever thrown a house party? How often do you go clubbing? Who do you normally go out with? What is your favourite type of music to listen to when you go out? When was the last time you… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: PARTIES

GRAMMAR

JUSTIFYING: GIVING REASONS

When we give reasons for an action, what we are doing is justifying this action, or better said, explaining the motive behind an action or event. We use reasoning to extend speech and also to maintain conversations. There are various ways to do this: How to learn: The important thing to remember is that context is… Continue reading JUSTIFYING: GIVING REASONS

B2 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

FCE (B2) SPEAKING: USING OUR TIME

Example: do you waste lots of your time? Does time wasting annoy you? Where do you usually go when you want to have some alone time? What do you normally do when you want to kill some time? Have you ever run out of time in an exam or when doing an assignment so that… Continue reading FCE (B2) SPEAKING: USING OUR TIME

B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

PET (B1) SPEAKING: FAMILY

Do you have a big family? How many siblings do you have? Are you parents still married? Do you get on well with everyone in your family? Who do you spend most time with in your family? What do you and your family do in your free time? How often do you argue with your… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: FAMILY

B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

PET (B1) SPEAKING: THE HOUSE

Do you live in a house or a flat? What is your house/flat like? How many bedrooms do you have? In which room do you spend most of your time at home? Have you got a garden? Is your house in the city/town centre or in the outskirts? Why is it good to have a… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: THE HOUSE

B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

PET (B1) SPEAKING: MONEY

Is money important to you? Are you going to get a job with a high salary in the future? Do you think earning a lot of money is important to be happy? When you were a child, did you get pocket money? What do you normally spend your money on? Do you go shopping on… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: MONEY

B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

PET (B1) SPEAKING: THE PAST

To review the past tenses, look at our grammar structures post HERE   When you were a child, what was your favourite hobby? What did you do last weekend? Did you have to work or study yesterday? What were you doing at 11 am yesterday? Did you use to eat vegetables as a child? When was… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: THE PAST

B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

PET (B1) SPEAKING: LIKES AND DISLIKES

Discuss these questions about likes and dislikes, remember there are various ways to express your likes and dislikes, see our post HERE for all of the key verbs:   Do you enjoy doing sport outside? Are you keen on listening to music in your free time? What can’t you stand doing? Does reading appeal to you? Are… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: LIKES AND DISLIKES

B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

PET (B1) SPEAKING: PLACES

What is your favourite place in the world? Where is the best place you have ever been on holiday? Where do you go when you want to relax? Where do you spend most of your free time? Do you prefer to be inside or outside? Where were you born? Have you always lived in the… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: PLACES

B1 ENGLISH · SPEAKING

PET (B1) SPEAKING: CLOTHES

Are clothes important for you? Do you enjoy shopping for clothes? Do you ever read fashion magazines? What shoes size are you? What is the most expensive piece of clothing that you have ever bought? Do you try clothes on before you buy them? What colour suits you best? What is your favourite piece of… Continue reading PET (B1) SPEAKING: CLOTHES