C P E Speaking Practice


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C P E Speaking Practice

  1. 1. CPE Oral Interview - PAPER 5 Part3 <ul><li>In this part of the test you and your partner are going to talk on your own for about 2 minutes each. </li></ul><ul><li>After a candidate has done their long-turn, you have to comment on what has been said and expand a little on the topic. </li></ul><ul><li>When you have both finished, you will be engaged in a discussion with your partner. This discussion lasts for four minutes in which you have to explore the topics you have spoken about further. </li></ul>
  2. 2. When a new product is launched, what things make it a success? <ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Price and packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Product quality </li></ul>
  3. 3. What should a shop or supermarket do to ensure customer satisfaction? <ul><li>Staff attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Prices </li></ul><ul><li>Range of products </li></ul>
  4. 4. Talk together for four minutes <ul><li>How is the way people shop today changing? </li></ul><ul><li>What effect has technology had on the way people shop? </li></ul><ul><li>Is shopping nowadays more pleasurable than it was 50 years ago? </li></ul><ul><li>Do consumers have greater expectations of products and services nowadays? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of things make customers angry these days? </li></ul><ul><li>Are people becoming more materialistic? </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do you think makes some types of advertising potentially dangerous? <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Medium </li></ul><ul><li>Target Market </li></ul>
  6. 6. How far do you agree TV commercials are better than the actual programmes? <ul><li>Originality and Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Words and Music </li></ul><ul><li>Settings and Locations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Talk together for four minutes <ul><li>How are people influenced by adverts today? </li></ul><ul><li>How much are you influenced by advertising? </li></ul><ul><li>Why might some ads have a negative effect on children’s health? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think that society has become too materialistic? Justify. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think shopping has become a leisure activity? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of things make you dig into your pocket? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever been had by any commercials? </li></ul>
  8. 8. What effect does growing older have on relationships? <ul><li>In the family </li></ul><ul><li>Friendship </li></ul><ul><li>At school and work </li></ul>
  9. 9. What do you think is the best way to prepare children for life? <ul><li>In the home </li></ul><ul><li>At school </li></ul><ul><li>Leisure activities </li></ul>
  10. 10. Talk together for four minutes <ul><li>What kind of relationships do you think last the longest? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think that the skill of making relationship should be taught at school? Justify. </li></ul><ul><li>How important do you think it is to like the people you work with? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree that schooldays are wasted on the young? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you regret about your own schooldays? </li></ul><ul><li>What skill would you most like to learn in the future? Why is that? </li></ul>
  11. 11. How important do you think the Internet will be as the thing of the future? <ul><li>Developments </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Changing lifestyles </li></ul>
  12. 12. What aspects of technological development do you find most exciting? <ul><li>Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural </li></ul>
  13. 13. Talk together for four minutes <ul><li>What aspects of technological development do you find most worrying? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What aspects of life do you think have been made easier by the development of technology? Justify. </li></ul><ul><li>If you could have invented anything, what would it be? Why is that? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree that technology is creating a stay-at-home-society? Justify. </li></ul><ul><li>What is your vision of the future: realistic, optimistic or pessimistic? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Why do you think books continue to be popular in this technological age? <ul><li>For children </li></ul><ul><li>For workers </li></ul><ul><li>For travellers </li></ul>
  15. 15. What do you think individuals can gain from reading? <ul><li>Cultural knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Linguistic knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Quality time </li></ul>
  16. 16. Talk together for four minutes <ul><li>Do you think people should be encouraged to read more books? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best book you have ever read? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think that writers should be well-paid? Why (not)? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you usually choose a book. Justify. </li></ul><ul><li>What sort of books do you enjoy reading? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think books will ever be supplanted? </li></ul>
  17. 17. How can individuals help make a better world? <ul><li>Education and training </li></ul><ul><li>Environment issues </li></ul><ul><li>Social importance </li></ul>
  18. 18. What satisfaction or experience can you gain helping the needy? <ul><li>Helping children </li></ul><ul><li>Helping teenagers </li></ul><ul><li>Helping the elderly </li></ul>
  19. 19. Talk together for four minutes <ul><li>Have you ever helped raise money for charity? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think is the best way to help the destitute? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of charity events would you be willing to take part in? Justify. </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of events raise the most money. Justify. </li></ul><ul><li>How important is long term planning for poverty prevention? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens when things are left to chance? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Are there more benefits or drawbacks to keeping animals in zoos? <ul><li>Food and health </li></ul><ul><li>Home environment </li></ul><ul><li>Endangered species </li></ul>
  21. 21. How has eating habits changed over the last 50 years? <ul><li>Time Constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Women Emancipation </li></ul><ul><li>Customs & Traditions </li></ul>