CONTENTS FOR THE SPEAKING TEST: DIALOGUES

OPTION 1- IN FAVOUR AND AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE
OPTION 2- IN FAVOUR AND AGAINST A VEGETARIAN DIET
OPTION 3- IN FAVOUR AND AGAINST FOSSIL FUELS
DEBATE 4- IN FAVOUR AND AGAINST PLASTIC SURGERY
DEBATE 5- IN FAVOUR AND AGAINST MASS TOURISM
DEBATE 6- IN FAVOUR AND AGAINST PACKAGE HOLIDAYS





LETTER OF COMPLAINT AND THIRD CONDITIONALS

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STRATEGIES FOR THE MONOLOGUE

In the case that your monologue is too short and you need to complete it in order to speak for 2-3 minutes, here are some strategies that you can use.

You can use an introduction like this (or shorter):
First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Mike, I live in Icod, I’ve been preparing this test for a long time and I’ve been studying English since I was at school. However, right now I’m terribly nervous, so, therefore, if I make any mistakes, sorry, I apologise in advance. Ok, wish me luck. Here we go.

Then you can use strategies to expand your ideas like these:
So, the question is: “Are you a spender or a saver?” ... repeat the question
Well, it’s not easy for me to answer this question, let me think…gain some time
Actually, I had never thought of this before…
By the way, the other day ... use a personal anecdote
Personally, I disagree with the idea that ... use a personal opinion

You can use a conclusion like this:
So, to sum up, as I said before, in conclusion, I am a spender. As I mentioned before, I adore shopping.

And finally an ending like this:
Well, that’s it. I hope you have liked it, and I hope I have passed the test!
Thank you for your attention!



IMPORTANT: use these strategies with moderation.

CONTENTS FOR THE MONOLOGUES AND DIALOGUES

MONOLOGUES:
CARD 1
Do you believe in the supernatural?
PREPARATION TIME: 2 MINUTES
PRESENTATION TIME: 3 MINUTES

CARD 2
What are the biggest problems affecting Spain? Are you optimistic about the future?
PREPARATION TIME: 2 MINUTES
PRESENTATION TIME: 3 MINUTES

CARD 3
How would you describe yourself at a job interview?
PREPARATION TIME: 2 MINUTES
PRESENTATION TIME: 3 MINUTES

CARD 4
What are your resolutions for the new year? Do you have any regrets about last year?
PREPARATION TIME: 2 MINUTES
PRESENTATION TIME: 3 MINUTES

CARD 5
What is better, traditional or alternative medicine?
PREPARATION TIME: 2 MINUTES
PRESENTATION TIME: 3 MINUTES


DIALOGUES: 
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Presentation time: 4-5 minutes

CARDS 1 and 2 -Roleplay: polite enquiry on the phone. (2 different situations)
CARDS 3 and 4 -Debate about different applicants for a position in your company. (2 different situations)
CARD 5 -Debate about believing or not believing in the supernatural.
CARD 6 -Debate about alternative versus traditional medicine.