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ORAL EXAMINATION B1

TALKING ABOUT THE FUTURE – informing and predicting
When are you next going on holiday? Where are you going? If you pass this exam, are you going to continue to study English? What are you hoping to do when you retire?

EXPRESSING PREFERENCES
If you could choose to eat in any restaurant, which would you choose? What’s your idea of a relaxing evening? What do you like/dislike about your job?

TALKING ABOUT EVENTS IN THE INDEFINITE AND RECENT PAST
Have you ever studied another foreign language? Tell me about that experience. Have you ever celebrated Christmas away from your own home? How was it different? What did you do last weekend?

GIVING REASONS
Why do you think Italian food is considered one of the best in the world? What really annoys you? Why? Why did you decide to become a teacher?

STATING THE DURATION OF EVENTS

What type of car do you have ? How long have you had it? How long have you lived in your present house? And before that? How long have you been a teacher? Did you have another job before that?

QUANTIFYING
Do you think people spend too much time watching television? What are the positive and negative aspects of TV? Do you think people spend enough time doing sport? Is it important to do sport? Do you have enough time to do everything you want? How much time do you spend at school or preparing for school?

EXPRESSING OPINIONS AND IMPRESSIONS
What is the public transport like in your country? Should you always tell the truth or are there some situations when it’s justified, or even better, not to tell the truth? Do you think life is similar now in all European countries or are there still many national differences? What are they?

EXPRESSING OBLIGATION AND NECESSITY
What qualities are necessary to perform your job well? Is there anything we can do in our everyday life to reduce pollution? When do you think people should turn off their mobile phones? Why?

EXPRESSING CERTAINTY AND UNCERTAINTY
Do you think young people are too influenced by fashion trends? What do you think will be the result of this? Do you think you might change your school/job in the future? Do you think you might move house in the future?

RELEVANT TO TEACHING
How important do you think it is for children to start learning a foreign language at a young age? If you could change anything in the Italian education system, what would you change? What will primary school be like in twenty years’ time? Do you think it will change very much? What are the regulations about homework/ discipline in your school? ASK ME QUESTIONS QUESTIONS ABOUT: ABOUT Typical weekend Background Favourite film/TV programme/book