SKILLS – Speaking

Speaking part 1



  • Tell me about an interesting place you have visited
  • Where would you most like to live?
  • Which country would you most like to visit?
  • Who do  you most like to spend time with?
  • Which famous person would you most like to meet?
  • How important is it to meet friends regularly?
  • What does you closest friend look like?
  • Do you and your friens have similar personalities?
  • In your family, who do you most look like?
  • Describe the personality of your closest friend



  • Is it important to have a hobby?
  • Do you prefer outdoor or indoor activities?
  • Describe a game you enjoy playing
  • Tell me about the sports your family enjoys
  • What is the most popular sport in your country?
  • Do you prefer team sports or sports that you do on your own?
  • Do you agree that there is too much sport on television?
  • Would you like to be a famous sportsman/woman?
  • What makes a good team captain?
  • Have you ever been in a sports team?
  • Telll me about a book you have read recently
  • How often do you go to the cinema?
  • What type of films do you like to watch?
  • Do you prefeer cinema or television?
  • Would you like to be in a film? why?
  • Do you ever watch video-sharing websites such as YouTube?
  • Would you ever put a video on YouTube?
  • Who is your favourite actor?
  • What kind of films do you never watch and why?



  • Which subject at school do you think is the most useful?
  • When and where do you like to study?
  • Have you got a good memory?
  • Do you like to study listening to music or in silence?
  • How do you revise for exams?
  • How useful is it to revise for exams with friends?
  • When is the best time to start revising for an exam?
  • Why is it important to work hard at school?
  • How important is it to invite friends to your home?
  • What was the last event that you were invited to?
  • In your country, how do you make guests feel welcome?
  • How do you like to celebrate a family event?
  • If you were invited to a friend’s home, would you take them a gift?
  • Do you prefer to go out with your friends or your family?
  • Do you prefer parties with a few close friends or lots of friends?
  • How friendly are people from you country to visitors?
  • What is the best event you have ever been invited to?
  • Tell me about a wedding you were invited to
  • Have you ever refused an invitation?
  • Have you ever been invited to a formal event?



  • What time do you like to get up in the morning and why?
  • Is it important to always get enough sleep?
  • Are you more energetic in the morning or the evening?
  • What time of day do you usually work the best?
  • What time do you usually  go to bed and why?
  • Are you good at organising your time?
  • Is it always easy to get on with your brothers and sisters?
  • What makes a good friend?
  • Are you good at keeping secrets?


  • Do you think that shops should stay open 24 hours a day?
  • Why is it important to find time to relax?
  • Does time seem to pass more quickly as you get older?
  • How do you pass the time on long journeys?
  • Would you  like to have a job where you work at night?
  • Do you ever feel that you waste time?

Speaking part 2

Questions part 2

How many people are there?

Who are they?

What are they doing?

Where are they?

What’s the weather like?

What clothes are the people wearing?

What things can you see?

Where are those things?

What are they being used for?

How are the people feeling?

Have you ever done that?

Does the picture remind you of anything?