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Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 5 – Communication Activity

Speaking

Instructions Part 5

* 40 seconds are allowed for preparation

1. Daily Life & Home

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about buildings in a town. He wants to find out your opinion about buildings. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring buildings
  • Shopping buildings
  • Free time buildings
  • Favourite type of buildings
  • Care of buildings

Question 1 of 5: Where do you like going in your town? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy shopping in big department stores? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: When was the last time you went to the cinema?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer modern buildings or old buildings? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to look after old buildings? Why? / Why not?

2. People & Relationships

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about cultures and countries. He wants to find out your opinion about learning about a new country. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring other countries
  • Trying new dishes
  • Getting to know other people
  • Interest in other cultures
  • Communication skills

Question 1 of 5: Do you like learning about other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy trying food from different countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you met many people from other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Which country would you most like to visit? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to learn the language before visiting a new country? Why? / Why not?

3. Hobbies & Leisure

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about reading and books. He wants to find out your opinion about reading books. He will ask you questions about:

  • Reading topics
  • Book purchase frequency
  • Books as presents
  • Book format
  • Books in the future

Question 1 of 5: Do you like reading books about people with interesting lives? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When was the last time you went to a bookshop? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you ever bought a book as a present for someone? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer reading on a screen or reading printed books? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people will still read printed books in the future? Why? / Why not?

4. Entertainment & Media

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about advertising. He wants to find out your opinion about adverts (ads). He will ask you questions about:

  • Ads on TV
  • Products advertised
  • Type of ads
  • Effective adverts
  • Use of adverts on TV

Question 1 of 5: Do you often watch adverts on TV? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Which products do you like seeing adverts for? Why?

Question 3 of 5: What kind of adverts do you remember most? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Have you bought anything recently that you saw in an advert? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think that there’s too much advertising these days on TV? Why? / Why not?

5. Eating

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about restaurants. He wants to find out your opinion about eating out. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in eating out
  • Food choice
  • Unhealthy products
  • Eating in or out
  • Waste of food

Question 1 of 5: Do you like to eat in restaurants? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Is it better to cook homemade food or to order fast food? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which food or drinks do you think are unhealthy? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer to get a takeaway or to eat out in restaurants ? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people eat too much nowadays? Why?

6. Shopping

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about shopping. He wants to find out your opinion about the best way to buy. He will ask you questions about:

  • Where to buy
  • Consumerism
  • Shopping centres
  • Company when shopping
  • Shopping in your free time

Question 1 of 5: Do you prefer shopping online or in local shops? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think that we buy a lot of things we don’t really need these days? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like going shopping in shopping centres? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it better to go shopping with friends or alone? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think shopping is a leisure activity nowadays? Why?

7. Health & Fitness

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about relaxation. He wants to find out your opinion about relaxing. He will ask you questions about:

  • How to relax
  • Relax atmosphere
  • Relax and free time
  • Learning new skills
  • Work/study load

Question 1 of 5: What do you do when you want to relax? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you prefer to relax with friends or alone? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Is it important to do exercise in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it useful to learn new skills in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people spend too much time working/studying these days? Why? / Why not?

8. Career & Education

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about learning new skills. He wants to find out your opinion about learning new skills. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in learning new skills
  • Learning skills at school
  • Way of learning
  • Teaching skills
  • Lifelong learning

Question 1 of 5: Would you like to learn a new skill? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: What was the most useful thing you learnt to do at school? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you prefer learning new things in a group or in your own? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Have you ever taught someone to do something? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to keep learning new things all your life? Why? / Why not?

9. Transport & Travel

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about weather and travelling. He wants to find out your opinion about travelling. He will ask you questions about:

  • Favourite weather type
  • Favourite holiday destination
  • Living abroad
  • Keeping in touch
  • Moving out

Question 1 of 5: Do you like cold weather? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When you go on holiday, do you prefer to stay in your country or go to other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Is there a country you would really like to live in? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How do you keep in contact with friends and family when you’re away from home?

Question 5 of 5: Is it better to live in lots of different places or always live in the same place? Why?

10. The Natural World

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the environment. He wants to find out your opinion about the environment. He will ask you questions about:

  • Environment education
  • Means of transport
  • Free time in nature
  • Recycling
  • Care of the environment

Question 1 of 5: Did you learn about protecting the environment at school? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you ever ride a bicycle? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like being in places with lots of trees? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Would you like to recycle more things? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people do enough to protect the environment? Why? / Why not?

Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 5 – Communication Activity Copy

Speaking

Instructions Part 5

* 40 seconds are allowed for preparation

1. Daily Life & Home

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about buildings in a town. He wants to find out your opinion about buildings. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring buildings
  • Shopping buildings
  • Free time buildings
  • Favourite type of buildings
  • Care of buildings

Question 1 of 5: Where do you like going in your town? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy shopping in big department stores? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: When was the last time you went to the cinema?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer modern buildings or old buildings? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to look after old buildings? Why? / Why not?

2. People & Relationships

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about cultures and countries. He wants to find out your opinion about learning about a new country. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring other countries
  • Trying new dishes
  • Getting to know other people
  • Interest in other cultures
  • Communication skills

Question 1 of 5: Do you like learning about other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy trying food from different countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you met many people from other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Which country would you most like to visit? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to learn the language before visiting a new country? Why? / Why not?

3. Hobbies & Leisure

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about reading and books. He wants to find out your opinion about reading books. He will ask you questions about:

  • Reading topics
  • Book purchase frequency
  • Books as presents
  • Book format
  • Books in the future

Question 1 of 5: Do you like reading books about people with interesting lives? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When was the last time you went to a bookshop? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you ever bought a book as a present for someone? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer reading on a screen or reading printed books? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people will still read printed books in the future? Why? / Why not?

4. Entertainment & Media

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about advertising. He wants to find out your opinion about adverts (ads). He will ask you questions about:

  • Ads on TV
  • Products advertised
  • Type of ads
  • Effective adverts
  • Use of adverts on TV

Question 1 of 5: Do you often watch adverts on TV? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Which products do you like seeing adverts for? Why?

Question 3 of 5: What kind of adverts do you remember most? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Have you bought anything recently that you saw in an advert? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think that there’s too much advertising these days on TV? Why? / Why not?

5. Eating

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about restaurants. He wants to find out your opinion about eating out. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in eating out
  • Food choice
  • Unhealthy products
  • Eating in or out
  • Waste of food

Question 1 of 5: Do you like to eat in restaurants? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Is it better to cook homemade food or to order fast food? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which food or drinks do you think are unhealthy? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer to get a takeaway or to eat out in restaurants ? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people eat too much nowadays? Why?

6. Shopping

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about shopping. He wants to find out your opinion about the best way to buy. He will ask you questions about:

  • Where to buy
  • Consumerism
  • Shopping centres
  • Company when shopping
  • Shopping in your free time

Question 1 of 5: Do you prefer shopping online or in local shops? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think that we buy a lot of things we don’t really need these days? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like going shopping in shopping centres? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it better to go shopping with friends or alone? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think shopping is a leisure activity nowadays? Why?

7. Health & Fitness

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about relaxation. He wants to find out your opinion about relaxing. He will ask you questions about:

  • How to relax
  • Relax atmosphere
  • Relax and free time
  • Learning new skills
  • Work/study load

Question 1 of 5: What do you do when you want to relax? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you prefer to relax with friends or alone? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Is it important to do exercise in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it useful to learn new skills in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people spend too much time working/studying these days? Why? / Why not?

8. Career & Education

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about learning new skills. He wants to find out your opinion about learning new skills. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in learning new skills
  • Learning skills at school
  • Way of learning
  • Teaching skills
  • Lifelong learning

Question 1 of 5: Would you like to learn a new skill? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: What was the most useful thing you learnt to do at school? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you prefer learning new things in a group or in your own? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Have you ever taught someone to do something? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to keep learning new things all your life? Why? / Why not?

9. Transport & Travel

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about weather and travelling. He wants to find out your opinion about travelling. He will ask you questions about:

  • Favourite weather type
  • Favourite holiday destination
  • Living abroad
  • Keeping in touch
  • Moving out

Question 1 of 5: Do you like cold weather? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When you go on holiday, do you prefer to stay in your country or go to other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Is there a country you would really like to live in? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How do you keep in contact with friends and family when you’re away from home?

Question 5 of 5: Is it better to live in lots of different places or always live in the same place? Why?

10. The Natural World

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the environment. He wants to find out your opinion about the environment. He will ask you questions about:

  • Environment education
  • Means of transport
  • Free time in nature
  • Recycling
  • Care of the environment

Question 1 of 5: Did you learn about protecting the environment at school? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you ever ride a bicycle? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like being in places with lots of trees? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Would you like to recycle more things? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people do enough to protect the environment? Why? / Why not?

Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 5 – Communication Activity Copy

Speaking

Instructions Part 5

* 40 seconds are allowed for preparation

1. Daily Life & Home

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about buildings in a town. He wants to find out your opinion about buildings. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring buildings
  • Shopping buildings
  • Free time buildings
  • Favourite type of buildings
  • Care of buildings

Question 1 of 5: Where do you like going in your town? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy shopping in big department stores? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: When was the last time you went to the cinema?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer modern buildings or old buildings? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to look after old buildings? Why? / Why not?

2. People & Relationships

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about cultures and countries. He wants to find out your opinion about learning about a new country. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring other countries
  • Trying new dishes
  • Getting to know other people
  • Interest in other cultures
  • Communication skills

Question 1 of 5: Do you like learning about other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy trying food from different countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you met many people from other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Which country would you most like to visit? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to learn the language before visiting a new country? Why? / Why not?

3. Hobbies & Leisure

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about reading and books. He wants to find out your opinion about reading books. He will ask you questions about:

  • Reading topics
  • Book purchase frequency
  • Books as presents
  • Book format
  • Books in the future

Question 1 of 5: Do you like reading books about people with interesting lives? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When was the last time you went to a bookshop? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you ever bought a book as a present for someone? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer reading on a screen or reading printed books? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people will still read printed books in the future? Why? / Why not?

4. Entertainment & Media

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about advertising. He wants to find out your opinion about adverts (ads). He will ask you questions about:

  • Ads on TV
  • Products advertised
  • Type of ads
  • Effective adverts
  • Use of adverts on TV

Question 1 of 5: Do you often watch adverts on TV? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Which products do you like seeing adverts for? Why?

Question 3 of 5: What kind of adverts do you remember most? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Have you bought anything recently that you saw in an advert? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think that there’s too much advertising these days on TV? Why? / Why not?

5. Eating

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about restaurants. He wants to find out your opinion about eating out. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in eating out
  • Food choice
  • Unhealthy products
  • Eating in or out
  • Waste of food

Question 1 of 5: Do you like to eat in restaurants? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Is it better to cook homemade food or to order fast food? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which food or drinks do you think are unhealthy? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer to get a takeaway or to eat out in restaurants ? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people eat too much nowadays? Why?

6. Shopping

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about shopping. He wants to find out your opinion about the best way to buy. He will ask you questions about:

  • Where to buy
  • Consumerism
  • Shopping centres
  • Company when shopping
  • Shopping in your free time

Question 1 of 5: Do you prefer shopping online or in local shops? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think that we buy a lot of things we don’t really need these days? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like going shopping in shopping centres? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it better to go shopping with friends or alone? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think shopping is a leisure activity nowadays? Why?

7. Health & Fitness

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about relaxation. He wants to find out your opinion about relaxing. He will ask you questions about:

  • How to relax
  • Relax atmosphere
  • Relax and free time
  • Learning new skills
  • Work/study load

Question 1 of 5: What do you do when you want to relax? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you prefer to relax with friends or alone? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Is it important to do exercise in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it useful to learn new skills in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people spend too much time working/studying these days? Why? / Why not?

8. Career & Education

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about learning new skills. He wants to find out your opinion about learning new skills. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in learning new skills
  • Learning skills at school
  • Way of learning
  • Teaching skills
  • Lifelong learning

Question 1 of 5: Would you like to learn a new skill? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: What was the most useful thing you learnt to do at school? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you prefer learning new things in a group or in your own? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Have you ever taught someone to do something? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to keep learning new things all your life? Why? / Why not?

9. Transport & Travel

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about weather and travelling. He wants to find out your opinion about travelling. He will ask you questions about:

  • Favourite weather type
  • Favourite holiday destination
  • Living abroad
  • Keeping in touch
  • Moving out

Question 1 of 5: Do you like cold weather? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When you go on holiday, do you prefer to stay in your country or go to other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Is there a country you would really like to live in? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How do you keep in contact with friends and family when you’re away from home?

Question 5 of 5: Is it better to live in lots of different places or always live in the same place? Why?

10. The Natural World

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the environment. He wants to find out your opinion about the environment. He will ask you questions about:

  • Environment education
  • Means of transport
  • Free time in nature
  • Recycling
  • Care of the environment

Question 1 of 5: Did you learn about protecting the environment at school? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you ever ride a bicycle? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like being in places with lots of trees? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Would you like to recycle more things? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people do enough to protect the environment? Why? / Why not?

Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 5 – Communication Activity Copy

Speaking

Instructions Part 5

* 40 seconds are allowed for preparation

1. Daily Life & Home

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about buildings in a town. He wants to find out your opinion about buildings. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring buildings
  • Shopping buildings
  • Free time buildings
  • Favourite type of buildings
  • Care of buildings

Question 1 of 5: Where do you like going in your town? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy shopping in big department stores? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: When was the last time you went to the cinema?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer modern buildings or old buildings? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to look after old buildings? Why? / Why not?

2. People & Relationships

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about cultures and countries. He wants to find out your opinion about learning about a new country. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring other countries
  • Trying new dishes
  • Getting to know other people
  • Interest in other cultures
  • Communication skills

Question 1 of 5: Do you like learning about other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy trying food from different countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you met many people from other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Which country would you most like to visit? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to learn the language before visiting a new country? Why? / Why not?

3. Hobbies & Leisure

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about reading and books. He wants to find out your opinion about reading books. He will ask you questions about:

  • Reading topics
  • Book purchase frequency
  • Books as presents
  • Book format
  • Books in the future

Question 1 of 5: Do you like reading books about people with interesting lives? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When was the last time you went to a bookshop? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you ever bought a book as a present for someone? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer reading on a screen or reading printed books? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people will still read printed books in the future? Why? / Why not?

4. Entertainment & Media

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about advertising. He wants to find out your opinion about adverts (ads). He will ask you questions about:

  • Ads on TV
  • Products advertised
  • Type of ads
  • Effective adverts
  • Use of adverts on TV

Question 1 of 5: Do you often watch adverts on TV? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Which products do you like seeing adverts for? Why?

Question 3 of 5: What kind of adverts do you remember most? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Have you bought anything recently that you saw in an advert? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think that there’s too much advertising these days on TV? Why? / Why not?

5. Eating

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about restaurants. He wants to find out your opinion about eating out. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in eating out
  • Food choice
  • Unhealthy products
  • Eating in or out
  • Waste of food

Question 1 of 5: Do you like to eat in restaurants? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Is it better to cook homemade food or to order fast food? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which food or drinks do you think are unhealthy? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer to get a takeaway or to eat out in restaurants ? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people eat too much nowadays? Why?

6. Shopping

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about shopping. He wants to find out your opinion about the best way to buy. He will ask you questions about:

  • Where to buy
  • Consumerism
  • Shopping centres
  • Company when shopping
  • Shopping in your free time

Question 1 of 5: Do you prefer shopping online or in local shops? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think that we buy a lot of things we don’t really need these days? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like going shopping in shopping centres? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it better to go shopping with friends or alone? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think shopping is a leisure activity nowadays? Why?

7. Health & Fitness

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about relaxation. He wants to find out your opinion about relaxing. He will ask you questions about:

  • How to relax
  • Relax atmosphere
  • Relax and free time
  • Learning new skills
  • Work/study load

Question 1 of 5: What do you do when you want to relax? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you prefer to relax with friends or alone? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Is it important to do exercise in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it useful to learn new skills in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people spend too much time working/studying these days? Why? / Why not?

8. Career & Education

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about learning new skills. He wants to find out your opinion about learning new skills. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in learning new skills
  • Learning skills at school
  • Way of learning
  • Teaching skills
  • Lifelong learning

Question 1 of 5: Would you like to learn a new skill? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: What was the most useful thing you learnt to do at school? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you prefer learning new things in a group or in your own? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Have you ever taught someone to do something? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to keep learning new things all your life? Why? / Why not?

9. Transport & Travel

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about weather and travelling. He wants to find out your opinion about travelling. He will ask you questions about:

  • Favourite weather type
  • Favourite holiday destination
  • Living abroad
  • Keeping in touch
  • Moving out

Question 1 of 5: Do you like cold weather? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When you go on holiday, do you prefer to stay in your country or go to other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Is there a country you would really like to live in? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How do you keep in contact with friends and family when you’re away from home?

Question 5 of 5: Is it better to live in lots of different places or always live in the same place? Why?

10. The Natural World

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the environment. He wants to find out your opinion about the environment. He will ask you questions about:

  • Environment education
  • Means of transport
  • Free time in nature
  • Recycling
  • Care of the environment

Question 1 of 5: Did you learn about protecting the environment at school? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you ever ride a bicycle? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like being in places with lots of trees? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Would you like to recycle more things? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people do enough to protect the environment? Why? / Why not?

Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 5 – Communication Activity Copy

Speaking

Instructions Part 5

* 40 seconds are allowed for preparation

1. Daily Life & Home

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about buildings in a town. He wants to find out your opinion about buildings. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring buildings
  • Shopping buildings
  • Free time buildings
  • Favourite type of buildings
  • Care of buildings

Question 1 of 5: Where do you like going in your town? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy shopping in big department stores? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: When was the last time you went to the cinema?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer modern buildings or old buildings? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to look after old buildings? Why? / Why not?

2. People & Relationships

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about cultures and countries. He wants to find out your opinion about learning about a new country. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring other countries
  • Trying new dishes
  • Getting to know other people
  • Interest in other cultures
  • Communication skills

Question 1 of 5: Do you like learning about other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy trying food from different countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you met many people from other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Which country would you most like to visit? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to learn the language before visiting a new country? Why? / Why not?

3. Hobbies & Leisure

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about reading and books. He wants to find out your opinion about reading books. He will ask you questions about:

  • Reading topics
  • Book purchase frequency
  • Books as presents
  • Book format
  • Books in the future

Question 1 of 5: Do you like reading books about people with interesting lives? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When was the last time you went to a bookshop? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you ever bought a book as a present for someone? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer reading on a screen or reading printed books? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people will still read printed books in the future? Why? / Why not?

4. Entertainment & Media

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about advertising. He wants to find out your opinion about adverts (ads). He will ask you questions about:

  • Ads on TV
  • Products advertised
  • Type of ads
  • Effective adverts
  • Use of adverts on TV

Question 1 of 5: Do you often watch adverts on TV? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Which products do you like seeing adverts for? Why?

Question 3 of 5: What kind of adverts do you remember most? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Have you bought anything recently that you saw in an advert? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think that there’s too much advertising these days on TV? Why? / Why not?

5. Eating

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about restaurants. He wants to find out your opinion about eating out. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in eating out
  • Food choice
  • Unhealthy products
  • Eating in or out
  • Waste of food

Question 1 of 5: Do you like to eat in restaurants? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Is it better to cook homemade food or to order fast food? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which food or drinks do you think are unhealthy? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer to get a takeaway or to eat out in restaurants ? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people eat too much nowadays? Why?

6. Shopping

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about shopping. He wants to find out your opinion about the best way to buy. He will ask you questions about:

  • Where to buy
  • Consumerism
  • Shopping centres
  • Company when shopping
  • Shopping in your free time

Question 1 of 5: Do you prefer shopping online or in local shops? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think that we buy a lot of things we don’t really need these days? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like going shopping in shopping centres? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it better to go shopping with friends or alone? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think shopping is a leisure activity nowadays? Why?

7. Health & Fitness

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about relaxation. He wants to find out your opinion about relaxing. He will ask you questions about:

  • How to relax
  • Relax atmosphere
  • Relax and free time
  • Learning new skills
  • Work/study load

Question 1 of 5: What do you do when you want to relax? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you prefer to relax with friends or alone? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Is it important to do exercise in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it useful to learn new skills in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people spend too much time working/studying these days? Why? / Why not?

8. Career & Education

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about learning new skills. He wants to find out your opinion about learning new skills. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in learning new skills
  • Learning skills at school
  • Way of learning
  • Teaching skills
  • Lifelong learning

Question 1 of 5: Would you like to learn a new skill? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: What was the most useful thing you learnt to do at school? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you prefer learning new things in a group or in your own? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Have you ever taught someone to do something? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to keep learning new things all your life? Why? / Why not?

9. Transport & Travel

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about weather and travelling. He wants to find out your opinion about travelling. He will ask you questions about:

  • Favourite weather type
  • Favourite holiday destination
  • Living abroad
  • Keeping in touch
  • Moving out

Question 1 of 5: Do you like cold weather? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When you go on holiday, do you prefer to stay in your country or go to other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Is there a country you would really like to live in? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How do you keep in contact with friends and family when you’re away from home?

Question 5 of 5: Is it better to live in lots of different places or always live in the same place? Why?

10. The Natural World

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the environment. He wants to find out your opinion about the environment. He will ask you questions about:

  • Environment education
  • Means of transport
  • Free time in nature
  • Recycling
  • Care of the environment

Question 1 of 5: Did you learn about protecting the environment at school? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you ever ride a bicycle? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like being in places with lots of trees? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Would you like to recycle more things? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people do enough to protect the environment? Why? / Why not?

Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 5 – Communication Activity Copy

Speaking

Instructions Part 5

* 40 seconds are allowed for preparation

1. Daily Life & Home

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about buildings in a town. He wants to find out your opinion about buildings. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring buildings
  • Shopping buildings
  • Free time buildings
  • Favourite type of buildings
  • Care of buildings

Question 1 of 5: Where do you like going in your town? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy shopping in big department stores? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: When was the last time you went to the cinema?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer modern buildings or old buildings? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to look after old buildings? Why? / Why not?

2. People & Relationships

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about cultures and countries. He wants to find out your opinion about learning about a new country. He will ask you questions about:

  • Exploring other countries
  • Trying new dishes
  • Getting to know other people
  • Interest in other cultures
  • Communication skills

Question 1 of 5: Do you like learning about other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you enjoy trying food from different countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you met many people from other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Which country would you most like to visit? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to learn the language before visiting a new country? Why? / Why not?

3. Hobbies & Leisure

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about reading and books. He wants to find out your opinion about reading books. He will ask you questions about:

  • Reading topics
  • Book purchase frequency
  • Books as presents
  • Book format
  • Books in the future

Question 1 of 5: Do you like reading books about people with interesting lives? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When was the last time you went to a bookshop? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Have you ever bought a book as a present for someone? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer reading on a screen or reading printed books? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people will still read printed books in the future? Why? / Why not?

4. Entertainment & Media

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about advertising. He wants to find out your opinion about adverts (ads). He will ask you questions about:

  • Ads on TV
  • Products advertised
  • Type of ads
  • Effective adverts
  • Use of adverts on TV

Question 1 of 5: Do you often watch adverts on TV? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Which products do you like seeing adverts for? Why?

Question 3 of 5: What kind of adverts do you remember most? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Have you bought anything recently that you saw in an advert? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think that there’s too much advertising these days on TV? Why? / Why not?

5. Eating

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about restaurants. He wants to find out your opinion about eating out. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in eating out
  • Food choice
  • Unhealthy products
  • Eating in or out
  • Waste of food

Question 1 of 5: Do you like to eat in restaurants? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Is it better to cook homemade food or to order fast food? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which food or drinks do you think are unhealthy? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer to get a takeaway or to eat out in restaurants ? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people eat too much nowadays? Why?

6. Shopping

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about shopping. He wants to find out your opinion about the best way to buy. He will ask you questions about:

  • Where to buy
  • Consumerism
  • Shopping centres
  • Company when shopping
  • Shopping in your free time

Question 1 of 5: Do you prefer shopping online or in local shops? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think that we buy a lot of things we don’t really need these days? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like going shopping in shopping centres? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it better to go shopping with friends or alone? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think shopping is a leisure activity nowadays? Why?

7. Health & Fitness

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about relaxation. He wants to find out your opinion about relaxing. He will ask you questions about:

  • How to relax
  • Relax atmosphere
  • Relax and free time
  • Learning new skills
  • Work/study load

Question 1 of 5: What do you do when you want to relax? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you prefer to relax with friends or alone? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Is it important to do exercise in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it useful to learn new skills in your free time? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people spend too much time working/studying these days? Why? / Why not?

8. Career & Education

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about learning new skills. He wants to find out your opinion about learning new skills. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in learning new skills
  • Learning skills at school
  • Way of learning
  • Teaching skills
  • Lifelong learning

Question 1 of 5: Would you like to learn a new skill? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: What was the most useful thing you learnt to do at school? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you prefer learning new things in a group or in your own? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Have you ever taught someone to do something? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Is it important to keep learning new things all your life? Why? / Why not?

9. Transport & Travel

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about weather and travelling. He wants to find out your opinion about travelling. He will ask you questions about:

  • Favourite weather type
  • Favourite holiday destination
  • Living abroad
  • Keeping in touch
  • Moving out

Question 1 of 5: Do you like cold weather? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: When you go on holiday, do you prefer to stay in your country or go to other countries? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Is there a country you would really like to live in? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How do you keep in contact with friends and family when you’re away from home?

Question 5 of 5: Is it better to live in lots of different places or always live in the same place? Why?

10. The Natural World

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the environment. He wants to find out your opinion about the environment. He will ask you questions about:

  • Environment education
  • Means of transport
  • Free time in nature
  • Recycling
  • Care of the environment

Question 1 of 5: Did you learn about protecting the environment at school? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you ever ride a bicycle? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you like being in places with lots of trees? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Would you like to recycle more things? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people do enough to protect the environment? Why? / Why not?

Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 5 – Communication Activity

Speaking

Instructions Part 5

* 40 seconds are allowed for preparation

1. Daily Life & Home

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about moving. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things might affect a person’s decision to move to another country. He will ask you questions about:

  • Experiences abroad
  • Benefits of living abroad for young people
  • Retirement
  • People’s character
  • Decision-making

Question 1 of 5: Do you think most people would like to experience life in another country? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea to encourage young people to spend a few months living in another country? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Why do you think sometimes older people decide to move to another country when they retire? Why / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How much can a person’s character influence the decisions they make? Why?

Question 5 of 5: How easy do you think it is to make important decisions? Why?

2. People & Relationships

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about things that annoy us. He wants to find out your opinion about why the different things that annoy people might have a great effect on their lives. He will ask you questions about:

  • Reasons to get angry
  • The pace of life
  • Learning how to control your mood
  • How to avoid losing your temper
  • Tolerance

Question 1 of 5: Why do you think some people lose their temper more often than others?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think the pace of life today makes it more likely for people to lose their temper? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think ‘anger management’ courses can be a good idea? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it always better to show your feelings rather than hide them? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think we become less tolerant of other people’s behaviour as we get older? Why? / Why not?

3. Hobbies & Leisure

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about doing adventurous activities. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things can affect people’s views on doing adventurous activities. He will ask you questions about:

  • Benefits of adventurous activities
  • Importance of doing activities in people’s spare time
  • Individual vs. group activities
  • Frequency of doing activities in your free time
  • Responsibilities

Question 1 of 5: What do you think people gain from doing adventurous activities?

Question 2 of 5: How important do you think it is for people to do different activities in their free time? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it’s better to do activities in groups rather than on your own? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Are you the kind of person who prefers doing activities spontaneously? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Why do you think sometimes activities can take over people’s lives and leave them no time for work and studies?

4. Entertainment & Media

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the influence of technology. He wants to find out your opinion about how technology impacts on different aspects of life. He will ask you questions about:

  • Technology in the future
  • People’s attitudes towards technology
  • The most influential technological development on society
  • Limits to technology use
  • Effects of technology in children’s learning

Question 1 of 5: How do you think technology will develop in the future? Why?

Question 2 of 5: How do the attitudes of older and younger generations towards technology differ? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which technological development do you think has had the most positive effect on society? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think parents should impose time limits on a child’s use of the computer? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: What effects do you think computer use has had on literacy? Why?

5. Eating

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about restaurants. He wants to find out your opinion about eating out. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in eating out
  • Food choice
  • Unhealthy products
  • Eating in or out
  • Waste of food

Question 1 of 5: Do you like to eat in restaurants? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Is it better to cook homemade food or to order fast food? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which food or drinks do you think are unhealthy? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer to get a takeaway or to eat out in restaurants ? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people eat too much nowadays? Why?

6. Shopping

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about dressing code. He wants to find out your opinion about how important is it to have a dress code in different situations. He will ask you questions about:

  • How clothing reflect personality
  • Ways of dressing
  • Fashion designers and their influence
  • How you outfit affect your mood
  • The worth of investing in clothes

Question 1 of 5: How far do you think clothes reflect the personality of the person wearing them? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Given a choice, would you prefer to dress comfortably or smartly? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think that fashion designers have too much influence over the way we dress? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s true that wearing different types of clothes can change our moods or the way we feel? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: In your opinion, is it important to spend a lot of money on clothes in order to look good? Why? / Why not?

7. Health & Fitness

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about healthy life. He wants to find out your opinion about the different things that can contribute to a healthy life. He will ask you questions about:

  • Attitudes towards health
  • Availability of health care
  • Health at school
  • The relationship between health and holidays
  • The power of laughter

Question 1 of 5: Do you think we should just enjoy ourselves and not worry about our health? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think health care should be freely available to everybody? Why?

Question 3 of 5: At what age do you think schools should start educating children about healthy things? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s good for our health to take regular holidays? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think that laughter is sometimes the best form of medicine? Why? / Why not?

8. Career & Education

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about working together in a team. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things can affect the experience of working together in a team. He will ask you questions about:

  • Getting feedback
  • The benefits of collaboration
  • Social activities at work
  • The effect of success
  • Work-life balance

Question 1 of 5: Do you think that getting and giving feedback on each other’s work is always a good thing? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think that working in a team can produce better results than working individually? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it benefits companies if they arrange social activities for their staff? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think people’s attitudes to work change as they become more successful? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people will spend a longer or shorter time at work in the future? Why?

9. Transport & Travel

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about planning a holiday. He wants to find out your opinion about why people might consider different things when planning a holiday. He will ask you questions about:

  • Importance of being on vacation
  • Type of destinations
  • Variety of holiday places
  • Planning in advance
  • Getting to know other cultures

Question 1 of 5: Do you think it’s important to take regular holidays? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: What are the benefits of having a holiday in your own country compared with travelling abroad? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Why do you think some people return to the same place every year for their holiday? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea for people to plan all the details of their holiday in advance? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: How important is it for people to experience the culture of the place they are visiting? Why? / Why not?

10. The Natural World

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the environmental issues. He wants to find out your opinion about how different environmental issues impact on people’s lives today. He will ask you questions about:

  • Awareness of environmental issues
  • Cycling from early ages
  • Rewarding recycling
  • Charity fundraising
  • Attitude towards problems

Question 1 of 5: Do you feel that people are fully aware of the environmental problems we face these days? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea to encourage children to cycle from an early age? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it would be a good idea to reward people for the amount of rubbish they recycle? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How helpful do you think charities raise a lot of money for the environment? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think we should only live for today and not be concerned about the future? Why? / Why not?

Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 5 – Communication Activity

Speaking

Instructions Part 5

* 40 seconds are allowed for preparation

1. Daily Life & Home

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about moving. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things might affect a person’s decision to move to another country. He will ask you questions about:

  • Experiences abroad
  • Benefits of living abroad for young people
  • Retirement
  • People’s character
  • Decision-making

Question 1 of 5: Do you think most people would like to experience life in another country? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea to encourage young people to spend a few months living in another country? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Why do you think sometimes older people decide to move to another country when they retire? Why / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How much can a person’s character influence the decisions they make? Why?

Question 5 of 5: How easy do you think it is to make important decisions? Why?

2. People & Relationships

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about things that annoy us. He wants to find out your opinion about why the different things that annoy people might have a great effect on their lives. He will ask you questions about:

  • Reasons to get angry
  • The pace of life
  • Learning how to control your mood
  • How to avoid losing your temper
  • Tolerance

Question 1 of 5: Why do you think some people lose their temper more often than others?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think the pace of life today makes it more likely for people to lose their temper? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think ‘anger management’ courses can be a good idea? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it always better to show your feelings rather than hide them? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think we become less tolerant of other people’s behaviour as we get older? Why? / Why not?

3. Hobbies & Leisure

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about doing adventurous activities. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things can affect people’s views on doing adventurous activities. He will ask you questions about:

  • Benefits of adventurous activities
  • Importance of doing activities in people’s spare time
  • Individual vs. group activities
  • Frequency of doing activities in your free time
  • Responsibilities

Question 1 of 5: What do you think people gain from doing adventurous activities?

Question 2 of 5: How important do you think it is for people to do different activities in their free time? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it’s better to do activities in groups rather than on your own? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Are you the kind of person who prefers doing activities spontaneously? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Why do you think sometimes activities can take over people’s lives and leave them no time for work and studies?

4. Entertainment & Media

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the influence of technology. He wants to find out your opinion about how technology impacts on different aspects of life. He will ask you questions about:

  • Technology in the future
  • People’s attitudes towards technology
  • The most influential technological development on society
  • Limits to technology use
  • Effects of technology in children’s learning

Question 1 of 5: How do you think technology will develop in the future? Why?

Question 2 of 5: How do the attitudes of older and younger generations towards technology differ? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which technological development do you think has had the most positive effect on society? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think parents should impose time limits on a child’s use of the computer? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: What effects do you think computer use has had on literacy? Why?

5. Eating

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about restaurants. He wants to find out your opinion about eating out. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in eating out
  • Food choice
  • Unhealthy products
  • Eating in or out
  • Waste of food

Question 1 of 5: Do you like to eat in restaurants? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Is it better to cook homemade food or to order fast food? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which food or drinks do you think are unhealthy? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer to get a takeaway or to eat out in restaurants ? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people eat too much nowadays? Why?

6. Shopping

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about dressing code. He wants to find out your opinion about how important is it to have a dress code in different situations. He will ask you questions about:

  • How clothing reflect personality
  • Ways of dressing
  • Fashion designers and their influence
  • How you outfit affect your mood
  • The worth of investing in clothes

Question 1 of 5: How far do you think clothes reflect the personality of the person wearing them? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Given a choice, would you prefer to dress comfortably or smartly? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think that fashion designers have too much influence over the way we dress? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s true that wearing different types of clothes can change our moods or the way we feel? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: In your opinion, is it important to spend a lot of money on clothes in order to look good? Why? / Why not?

7. Health & Fitness

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about healthy life. He wants to find out your opinion about the different things that can contribute to a healthy life. He will ask you questions about:

  • Attitudes towards health
  • Availability of health care
  • Health at school
  • The relationship between health and holidays
  • The power of laughter

Question 1 of 5: Do you think we should just enjoy ourselves and not worry about our health? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think health care should be freely available to everybody? Why?

Question 3 of 5: At what age do you think schools should start educating children about healthy things? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s good for our health to take regular holidays? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think that laughter is sometimes the best form of medicine? Why? / Why not?

8. Career & Education

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about working together in a team. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things can affect the experience of working together in a team. He will ask you questions about:

  • Getting feedback
  • The benefits of collaboration
  • Social activities at work
  • The effect of success
  • Work-life balance

Question 1 of 5: Do you think that getting and giving feedback on each other’s work is always a good thing? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think that working in a team can produce better results than working individually? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it benefits companies if they arrange social activities for their staff? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think people’s attitudes to work change as they become more successful? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people will spend a longer or shorter time at work in the future? Why?

9. Transport & Travel

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about planning a holiday. He wants to find out your opinion about why people might consider different things when planning a holiday. He will ask you questions about:

  • Importance of being on vacation
  • Type of destinations
  • Variety of holiday places
  • Planning in advance
  • Getting to know other cultures

Question 1 of 5: Do you think it’s important to take regular holidays? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: What are the benefits of having a holiday in your own country compared with travelling abroad? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Why do you think some people return to the same place every year for their holiday? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea for people to plan all the details of their holiday in advance? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: How important is it for people to experience the culture of the place they are visiting? Why? / Why not?

10. The Natural World

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the environmental issues. He wants to find out your opinion about how different environmental issues impact on people’s lives today. He will ask you questions about:

  • Awareness of environmental issues
  • Cycling from early ages
  • Rewarding recycling
  • Charity fundraising
  • Attitude towards problems

Question 1 of 5: Do you feel that people are fully aware of the environmental problems we face these days? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea to encourage children to cycle from an early age? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it would be a good idea to reward people for the amount of rubbish they recycle? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How helpful do you think charities raise a lot of money for the environment? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think we should only live for today and not be concerned about the future? Why? / Why not?

Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 5 – Communication Activity

Speaking

Instructions Part 5

* 40 seconds are allowed for preparation

1. Daily Life & Home

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about moving. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things might affect a person’s decision to move to another country. He will ask you questions about:

  • Experiences abroad
  • Benefits of living abroad for young people
  • Retirement
  • People’s character
  • Decision-making

Question 1 of 5: Do you think most people would like to experience life in another country? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea to encourage young people to spend a few months living in another country? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Why do you think sometimes older people decide to move to another country when they retire? Why / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How much can a person’s character influence the decisions they make? Why?

Question 5 of 5: How easy do you think it is to make important decisions? Why?

2. People & Relationships

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about things that annoy us. He wants to find out your opinion about why the different things that annoy people might have a great effect on their lives. He will ask you questions about:

  • Reasons to get angry
  • The pace of life
  • Learning how to control your mood
  • How to avoid losing your temper
  • Tolerance

Question 1 of 5: Why do you think some people lose their temper more often than others?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think the pace of life today makes it more likely for people to lose their temper? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think ‘anger management’ courses can be a good idea? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it always better to show your feelings rather than hide them? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think we become less tolerant of other people’s behaviour as we get older? Why? / Why not?

3. Hobbies & Leisure

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about doing adventurous activities. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things can affect people’s views on doing adventurous activities. He will ask you questions about:

  • Benefits of adventurous activities
  • Importance of doing activities in people’s spare time
  • Individual vs. group activities
  • Frequency of doing activities in your free time
  • Responsibilities

Question 1 of 5: What do you think people gain from doing adventurous activities?

Question 2 of 5: How important do you think it is for people to do different activities in their free time? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it’s better to do activities in groups rather than on your own? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Are you the kind of person who prefers doing activities spontaneously? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Why do you think sometimes activities can take over people’s lives and leave them no time for work and studies?

4. Entertainment & Media

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the influence of technology. He wants to find out your opinion about how technology impacts on different aspects of life. He will ask you questions about:

  • Technology in the future
  • People’s attitudes towards technology
  • The most influential technological development on society
  • Limits to technology use
  • Effects of technology in children’s learning

Question 1 of 5: How do you think technology will develop in the future? Why?

Question 2 of 5: How do the attitudes of older and younger generations towards technology differ? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which technological development do you think has had the most positive effect on society? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think parents should impose time limits on a child’s use of the computer? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: What effects do you think computer use has had on literacy? Why?

5. Eating

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about restaurants. He wants to find out your opinion about eating out. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in eating out
  • Food choice
  • Unhealthy products
  • Eating in or out
  • Waste of food

Question 1 of 5: Do you like to eat in restaurants? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Is it better to cook homemade food or to order fast food? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which food or drinks do you think are unhealthy? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer to get a takeaway or to eat out in restaurants ? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people eat too much nowadays? Why?

6. Shopping

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about dressing code. He wants to find out your opinion about how important is it to have a dress code in different situations. He will ask you questions about:

  • How clothing reflect personality
  • Ways of dressing
  • Fashion designers and their influence
  • How you outfit affect your mood
  • The worth of investing in clothes

Question 1 of 5: How far do you think clothes reflect the personality of the person wearing them? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Given a choice, would you prefer to dress comfortably or smartly? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think that fashion designers have too much influence over the way we dress? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s true that wearing different types of clothes can change our moods or the way we feel? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: In your opinion, is it important to spend a lot of money on clothes in order to look good? Why? / Why not?

7. Health & Fitness

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about healthy life. He wants to find out your opinion about the different things that can contribute to a healthy life. He will ask you questions about:

  • Attitudes towards health
  • Availability of health care
  • Health at school
  • The relationship between health and holidays
  • The power of laughter

Question 1 of 5: Do you think we should just enjoy ourselves and not worry about our health? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think health care should be freely available to everybody? Why?

Question 3 of 5: At what age do you think schools should start educating children about healthy things? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s good for our health to take regular holidays? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think that laughter is sometimes the best form of medicine? Why? / Why not?

8. Career & Education

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about working together in a team. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things can affect the experience of working together in a team. He will ask you questions about:

  • Getting feedback
  • The benefits of collaboration
  • Social activities at work
  • The effect of success
  • Work-life balance

Question 1 of 5: Do you think that getting and giving feedback on each other’s work is always a good thing? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think that working in a team can produce better results than working individually? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it benefits companies if they arrange social activities for their staff? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think people’s attitudes to work change as they become more successful? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people will spend a longer or shorter time at work in the future? Why?

9. Transport & Travel

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about planning a holiday. He wants to find out your opinion about why people might consider different things when planning a holiday. He will ask you questions about:

  • Importance of being on vacation
  • Type of destinations
  • Variety of holiday places
  • Planning in advance
  • Getting to know other cultures

Question 1 of 5: Do you think it’s important to take regular holidays? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: What are the benefits of having a holiday in your own country compared with travelling abroad? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Why do you think some people return to the same place every year for their holiday? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea for people to plan all the details of their holiday in advance? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: How important is it for people to experience the culture of the place they are visiting? Why? / Why not?

10. The Natural World

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the environmental issues. He wants to find out your opinion about how different environmental issues impact on people’s lives today. He will ask you questions about:

  • Awareness of environmental issues
  • Cycling from early ages
  • Rewarding recycling
  • Charity fundraising
  • Attitude towards problems

Question 1 of 5: Do you feel that people are fully aware of the environmental problems we face these days? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea to encourage children to cycle from an early age? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it would be a good idea to reward people for the amount of rubbish they recycle? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How helpful do you think charities raise a lot of money for the environment? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think we should only live for today and not be concerned about the future? Why? / Why not?

Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 5 – Communication Activity Copy

Speaking

Instructions Part 5

* 40 seconds are allowed for preparation

1. Daily Life & Home

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about moving. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things might affect a person’s decision to move to another country. He will ask you questions about:

  • Experiences abroad
  • Benefits of living abroad for young people
  • Retirement
  • People’s character
  • Decision-making

Question 1 of 5: Do you think most people would like to experience life in another country? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea to encourage young people to spend a few months living in another country? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Why do you think sometimes older people decide to move to another country when they retire? Why / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How much can a person’s character influence the decisions they make? Why?

Question 5 of 5: How easy do you think it is to make important decisions? Why?

2. People & Relationships

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about things that annoy us. He wants to find out your opinion about why the different things that annoy people might have a great effect on their lives. He will ask you questions about:

  • Reasons to get angry
  • The pace of life
  • Learning how to control your mood
  • How to avoid losing your temper
  • Tolerance

Question 1 of 5: Why do you think some people lose their temper more often than others?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think the pace of life today makes it more likely for people to lose their temper? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think ‘anger management’ courses can be a good idea? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Is it always better to show your feelings rather than hide them? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think we become less tolerant of other people’s behaviour as we get older? Why? / Why not?

3. Hobbies & Leisure

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about doing adventurous activities. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things can affect people’s views on doing adventurous activities. He will ask you questions about:

  • Benefits of adventurous activities
  • Importance of doing activities in people’s spare time
  • Individual vs. group activities
  • Frequency of doing activities in your free time
  • Responsibilities

Question 1 of 5: What do you think people gain from doing adventurous activities?

Question 2 of 5: How important do you think it is for people to do different activities in their free time? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it’s better to do activities in groups rather than on your own? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Are you the kind of person who prefers doing activities spontaneously? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Why do you think sometimes activities can take over people’s lives and leave them no time for work and studies?

4. Entertainment & Media

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the influence of technology. He wants to find out your opinion about how technology impacts on different aspects of life. He will ask you questions about:

  • Technology in the future
  • People’s attitudes towards technology
  • The most influential technological development on society
  • Limits to technology use
  • Effects of technology in children’s learning

Question 1 of 5: How do you think technology will develop in the future? Why?

Question 2 of 5: How do the attitudes of older and younger generations towards technology differ? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which technological development do you think has had the most positive effect on society? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think parents should impose time limits on a child’s use of the computer? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: What effects do you think computer use has had on literacy? Why?

5. Eating

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about restaurants. He wants to find out your opinion about eating out. He will ask you questions about:

  • Interest in eating out
  • Food choice
  • Unhealthy products
  • Eating in or out
  • Waste of food

Question 1 of 5: Do you like to eat in restaurants? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Is it better to cook homemade food or to order fast food? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Which food or drinks do you think are unhealthy? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you prefer to get a takeaway or to eat out in restaurants ? Why?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people eat too much nowadays? Why?

6. Shopping

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about dressing code. He wants to find out your opinion about how important is it to have a dress code in different situations. He will ask you questions about:

  • How clothing reflect personality
  • Ways of dressing
  • Fashion designers and their influence
  • How you outfit affect your mood
  • The worth of investing in clothes

Question 1 of 5: How far do you think clothes reflect the personality of the person wearing them? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Given a choice, would you prefer to dress comfortably or smartly? Why?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think that fashion designers have too much influence over the way we dress? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s true that wearing different types of clothes can change our moods or the way we feel? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: In your opinion, is it important to spend a lot of money on clothes in order to look good? Why? / Why not?

7. Health & Fitness

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about healthy life. He wants to find out your opinion about the different things that can contribute to a healthy life. He will ask you questions about:

  • Attitudes towards health
  • Availability of health care
  • Health at school
  • The relationship between health and holidays
  • The power of laughter

Question 1 of 5: Do you think we should just enjoy ourselves and not worry about our health? Why?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think health care should be freely available to everybody? Why?

Question 3 of 5: At what age do you think schools should start educating children about healthy things? Why?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s good for our health to take regular holidays? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think that laughter is sometimes the best form of medicine? Why? / Why not?

8. Career & Education

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about working together in a team. He wants to find out your opinion about how different things can affect the experience of working together in a team. He will ask you questions about:

  • Getting feedback
  • The benefits of collaboration
  • Social activities at work
  • The effect of success
  • Work-life balance

Question 1 of 5: Do you think that getting and giving feedback on each other’s work is always a good thing? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think that working in a team can produce better results than working individually? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it benefits companies if they arrange social activities for their staff? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think people’s attitudes to work change as they become more successful? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think people will spend a longer or shorter time at work in the future? Why?

9. Transport & Travel

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about planning a holiday. He wants to find out your opinion about why people might consider different things when planning a holiday. He will ask you questions about:

  • Importance of being on vacation
  • Type of destinations
  • Variety of holiday places
  • Planning in advance
  • Getting to know other cultures

Question 1 of 5: Do you think it’s important to take regular holidays? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: What are the benefits of having a holiday in your own country compared with travelling abroad? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Why do you think some people return to the same place every year for their holiday? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea for people to plan all the details of their holiday in advance? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: How important is it for people to experience the culture of the place they are visiting? Why? / Why not?

10. The Natural World

A reporter from a magazine is writing an article about the environmental issues. He wants to find out your opinion about how different environmental issues impact on people’s lives today. He will ask you questions about:

  • Awareness of environmental issues
  • Cycling from early ages
  • Rewarding recycling
  • Charity fundraising
  • Attitude towards problems

Question 1 of 5: Do you feel that people are fully aware of the environmental problems we face these days? Why? / Why not?

Question 2 of 5: Do you think it’s a good idea to encourage children to cycle from an early age? Why? / Why not?

Question 3 of 5: Do you think it would be a good idea to reward people for the amount of rubbish they recycle? Why? / Why not?

Question 4 of 5: How helpful do you think charities raise a lot of money for the environment? Why? / Why not?

Question 5 of 5: Do you think we should only live for today and not be concerned about the future? Why? / Why not?