Skills-Speaking Folder: Part 5 – Communication Activity Copy

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?

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