E3 Det Rg2.2 Mock Oral Exam1st Term2009 2010


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E3 Det Rg2.2 Mock Oral Exam1st Term2009 2010

  1. 1. ENGLISH 3 (RG2.2) MOCK ORAL EXAM  FIRST TERM 1 ENGLISH 3 (RG2.2) MOCK ORAL EXAM FIRST TERM FUNCTIONS AND VOCABULARY 1. Apologies, Excuses and Thanks (EVU 16) TASK 3 Uninterrupted story a. Have you ever been late for an important appointment ? What happened ? b. Have you thanked someone for doing something this week or last week? c. Have you ever given a short ‘thank you’ speech in front of a few people? 2. Comparison 1 (M 105); Comparison 2 (M 106); Comparison 3 (M 107); Superlatives (M 108) TASK 1 Exchanging information a. What are the similarities and/or differences between houses/eating habits/shopping/the health system in your home country and Belgium? 3. Opinions, agreeing and disagreeing (EVU 25) TASK 2 : Discussion (see specific topics infra and supra) 4. Animals and Insects (EVU 45) TASK 1 Exchanging information a. Describe a childhood pet. - Who did you get it from? -How old were you? - How long did you have it? - What did it eat? b. How important are animals/pets/insects for you ? Can they fascinate you ? c. What would you do if you saw your neighbour hitting their dog on several occasions? TASK 2 Discussion d. Can animals be used in scientific experiments ? 5. The Body and what it does (EVU 47) TASK 1 Exchanging information a. In what situations do you nod or shake your head, shake hands, smile, kiss someone on the cheek ? Are there any differences between the gestures used in your culture and in your classmate’s culture ? 6. Daily Routines (EVU (53) TASK 1Exchanging information a. Describe your routine on a typical Saturday. b. Describe your housekeeping habits. c. What household chores do you like or dislike ? How do you try to make them more pleasant or interesting ? d. How different are your Sunday routines from your weekday routines ? TASK 3 Uninterrupted story e. Are your daily routines now different from your daily routines five years ago ? 7. Describing a Flat or House (EVU (54 D); Around the Home 1 (EVU 55); Around the Home 2 (EVU 56) TASK 1 Exchanging information a. Describe the contents of your lounge. What piece of furniture couldn’t you live without and why? b. What is your favourite room in your house/flat or what room do you spend most time in ? Describe it. c. In your home, where do you keep the things you don’t use very often? d. What factors do you think about when you are placing furniture in your home, room or workplace? (Do you know about ‘feng shui’?) TASK 2 Discussion e. "Men and women have contrasting ideas about what makes the ideal home." Do you agree? f. What makes the ideal home in your opinion ? TASK 3 Uninterrupted story g. Compare the house where you live now with the house where you lived as a child. 1
  2. 2. ENGLISH 3 (RG2.2) MOCK ORAL EXAM  FIRST TERM 2 8. Everyday Problems (EVU 57) TASK 1 Exchanging information a. Are you practical ? Can you repair things which are out of order, not working properly, broken or stained ? Give examples. TASK 3 Uninterrupted story b. When did you last break, burn, stain or forget something or leave something behind ? 9. Money (EVU 58) TASK 1 Exchanging information a. How has the introduction of the Euro affected you? b. If you found 100 Euro in the street, what would you do? TASK 3 Uninterrupted story c. Have you ever spent money on something which wasn’t worth it ? When ? What ? Why ? 10. Health : Illness and Disease (EVU 59); Health : Injuries (EVU 60) TASK 2 Discussion a. Some doctors believe that many natural substances are better than antibiotics for certain minor health problems. Which remedies would you be prepared to try for certain ailments? TASK 3 Uninterrupted story b. Describe a serious injury or wound from your past. How did it happen? What were the circumstances of the injury? What part of your body was hurt? How long before you were fully recovered? c. Were you often ill when you were a child or did you often have aches or pains ? Explain (cause, symptoms…) d. Do you remember the first time you went to the dentist ? Describe. e. Have you ever seen or had an accident ? How did it happen ? 11. Clothes (EVU 61) TASK 1 Exchanging information a. Is the price of clothes and shoes expensive, reasonable or cheap in your country ? TASK 3 Uninterrupted story b. Have you got any clothes which you have never or hardly ever worn ? What clothes ? How did you get them? 12. Shops and Shopping (EVU 62) TASK 1 Exchanging information a. Some information about shopping habits in the UK and the US : shopping for groceries is usually done by going to the supermarket once a week; shops do not close for lunch, and some stay open till 7 pm or later on certain days, especially in big cities; in families it is often the mother who does most of the food shopping; many people buy bread, cakes and biscuits in a supermarket rather than in a bakery. Are habits in your country similar or different ? b. Can you have the following services provided in your country? Can you - have milk and newspapers delivered to your home? - have a suit or dress made in 24 hours? - have your shoes cleaned in public? - have your shopping delivered to your home - have items gift-wrapped in a shop free of charge? - have a phone installed within a week? - have your car windows cleaned at a petrol station? - have your eyes tested free of charge? - have a film developed in less than an hour? - have your portrait painted in the street? - have your dog walked? c. What would you do if you saw an old lady shoplifting in a supermarket? TASK 2 Discussion d. When a company is selling a new product, the brand name is very important because a name has a lot of associations. TASK 3 Uninterrupted story 2
  3. 3. ENGLISH 3 (RG2.2) MOCK ORAL EXAM  FIRST TERM 3 e. When did you last go shopping ? Did you enjoy it ? (Do you usually enjoy shopping ?) What shops did you go to ? 13. Food (EVU 63) TASK 1 Exchanging information a. Ask your partner to describe their eating habits. What types of food do they avoid eating and why? b. What is the recipe of one of your favourite dishes? Describe the ingredients, how you prepare it and how to cook it. c. What food do you never or hardly ever eat ? Why ? d. Do you like having friends for dinner ? e. What is your favourite starter, main course and dessert ? TASK 2 Discussion f. What do you think is a healthy meal ? g. In the past people only ate fruit and vegetables in season. 14. Cooking and Restaurants (EVU 64) TASK 2 Discussion a. Do you think it is a waste of money to eat at a very expensive restaurant ? 15. On the Road (EVU 67) TASK 1 Exchanging information a. Do you like driving ? Why (not) ? What kind of driver are you ? (= Do you always fasten your seat belt, never drive faster than the speed limit, never jump the traffic lights, always stop for pedestrians at pedestrian crossings… ?) b. What would you do if you were at a bus stop and a car parked there illegally? TASK 2 Discussion c. In your opinion is travelling by car safer than travelling by plane? TASK 3 : Uninterrupted story d. Do you remember your first attempts at driving? 16. Jobs (EVU 70) TASK 3 Uninterrupted speech a. Have you ever worked in the past? If not, could you talk about what you studied? STRUCTURES 1. Present continuous a. What are your relatives or your friends doing at the moment? 2. Present simple a. How many times a day to you have to queue for things? What do you have to queue for? 3. Past simple a. Where were you born? b. What did you do during the Christmas holidays? 4. Past continuous 5. Present Perfect a. How long have you known your best friend? b. What have you done this week? c. Are there any things you haven’t done this week? d. How often have you been ill in your life? e. How often have you been to England? f. Have you met any interesting people this year? 6. Present Perfect Continuous a. Where do you live? How long have you been living there? b. How long have you been studying English? 7. Past Perfect 8. Word Order 9. Comparison 3