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APTIS

SPEAKING PRACTICE

PART 1. PERSONAL INFORMATION. Answer these questions. (30 seconds each)

1. Tell me about your family.


2. Tell me about your hobbies.
3. Tell me about your work or studies.
4. Tell me about your favorite food.
5. What’s the weather like today?
6. What’s your hometown like?
7. What’s your typical day like?
8. What’s your neighborhood like?
9. What’s the food like in your country?
10. How do you like to spend your vacation?
11. Tell me about your best friend(s).
12. Tell me how you usually spend your weekends.
13. What kind of clothes do you usually wear?
14. What can a tourist do in your country?
15. What’s your house/apartment like?

PART 2. Answer these questions. (45 seconds each)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about extreme weather you


have experienced. (45 sec)

Q3 How do you think the weather in a


city influences its people? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about a TV program or series


you watched as a child. (45 sec)

Q3 How do you think TV can influence


children’s behavior? (45 sec)

Claudia Rocha
APTIS
SPEAKING PRACTICE

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about a similar experience you


have lived or witnessed. (45 sec)

Q3 What effect does technology have on


romantic relationships? Support your
opinion. (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you or


someone you know got medical
attention. (45 sec)

Q3 How do you think the healthcare


system could be improved in
Cartagena? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about recent shopping


experiences you have had. (45 sec)

Q3 How do you think shopping habits


affect a person’s life? Support your
opinion. (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you watched


something interesting on TV. (45 sec)

Q3 Some men believe women should


not be with them when they are
watching sports on TV. What is your
opinion? (45 sec)

Claudia Rocha
APTIS
SPEAKING PRACTICE

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about your cooking experience


or your eating habits. (45 sec)

Q3 Do you think children should be


taught how to cook from an early
age? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about your experience taking


exams. (45 sec)

Q3 Do you think multiple-choice


questions are better than open-
ended questions on a test? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture. (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you got sick.


(45 sec)

Q3 What do you think are some ways


people could be healthier? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you went


out with friends. (45 sec)

Q3 What is your idea of a perfect time


out with friends? (45 sec)

Claudia Rocha
APTIS
SPEAKING PRACTICE

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you had to


study. (45 sec)

Q3 Do you think that with the advent of


technology libraries are still
relevant? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you saw a


movie. (45 sec)

Q3 What is your favorite and least


favorite type of movies? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you had to


stand in line. (45 sec)

Q3 What do you think is the best way to


deal with someone who cuts in line?
(45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you


celebrated your birthday. (45 sec)

Q3 What is your idea of a perfect


birthday celebration? (45 sec)

Claudia Rocha
APTIS
SPEAKING PRACTICE

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you learned


how to do something. (45 sec)

Q3 Do you think everyone should learn


about music? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you did


something with your family. (45 sec)

Q3 What is the perfect type of family for


you? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you took a


trip. (45 sec)

Q3 How do you think traveling can


benefit a person? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about a time you did something


for others. (45 sec)

Q3 How do you think your community


could be improved? (45 sec)

Claudia Rocha
APTIS
SPEAKING PRACTICE

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you


attended an art event (concert, art
exhibit, play, etc) . (45 sec)

Q3 Do you think everyone should learn


about art? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last time you did


some kind of housework. (45 sec)

Q3 Should fathers stay home and take


care of the house and children
instead of mothers? (45 sec)

Q1 Describe the picture (45 sec)

Q2 Talk about the last meeting you had


with coworkers or classmates. (45
sec)

Q3 Do you think people should be


allowed to dress casually at work or
school? (45 sec)

Claudia Rocha
APTIS
SPEAKING PRACTICE

PART 3. (45 sec. each)

1. Describe the two pictures. (45 sec)


2. What would your life be like if you had these jobs? (45 sec)
3. Do you think they should be paid the same? (45 sec)

1. Describe the two pictures. (45 sec)


2. What would your life be like if you lived in each of these places? (45 sec)
3. Do you think living in the city is better than living in the countryside? (45 sec)

1. Describe the two pictures. (45 sec)


2. Where do you think these people are going? (45 sec)
3. Do you think everyone should be allowed to dress casually at work? (45 sec)

Claudia Rocha
APTIS
SPEAKING PRACTICE

1. Tell me what you see in these two pictures. (45 sec)


2. Which of these two families would you rather spend a day with? (45 sec)
3. Is it better to have a big family than a small one? (45 sec)

1. Tell me what you see in these two pictures. (45 sec)


2. Which of these sports would you play on a Sunday afternoon? (45 sec)
3. What skills do you think are necessary to play these two sports well? (45 sec)

1. Tell me what you see in these two pictures. (45 sec)


2. Which of these classes would you rather be in? (45 sec)
3. Are big classes better than small classes? Why? (45 sec)

Claudia Rocha
APTIS
SPEAKING PRACTICE

PART 4. (1 min. to prepare, 2 min to answer the three questions)

2 MIN.
1. Tell me about a time you got very annoyed.
2. How did you manage to calm down?
3. Do you think some people are better at dealing with
anger than others?

2 MIN.
1. Tell me about a time you saw a movie.
2. What was it about?
3. Should movies have subtitles or be dubbed?

2 MIN.
1. Tell me about your school years.
2. Which was your favorite subject? Why?
3. Do you think children should learn a foreign
language in school?

2 MIN.
1. Tell me about a time you ate out.
2. What kind of food did you eat?
3. Do you think it is better to eat out than to
eat at home?

Claudia Rocha