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This post will be a great help to prepare for your oral exams. I have included here sample cue cards and topics for you to practice. They are very realistic and practical, so make sure you use them.  And yes, you´re welcome🙂

People

 An adventurous person

Describe an adventurous person who you know.

You should say:

  • who the person is
  • how you know this person
  • what this person does that is adventurous

and explain why you think this person likes to take risks.

lesson with sample answer and helpful vocabulary

A childhood friend

Describe a friend you had when you were a child

You should say:

  • how you first met
  • how long you were friends
  • what you used to do together

and explain why you liked this person.

 An old person

Describe an old person you admire.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how long you have known him/her
  • what qualities he/she has

and say why you admire him/her

A good cook

Describe someone you know who is good at cooking.

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know him or her
  • what kinds of food they cook

and explain why this person is good at cooking

Places

A house or apartment

Talk about a house or an apartment you would like to live in.

You should say

  • what it would look like
  • how big it would be
  • where it would be located

And explain why you would like to live there

see lesson for sample answer and helpful vocabulary

Travel

Describe a place that you would like to travel to.

You should say:

  • where you would like to go
  • how you would go there
  • who you would go with

and explain why you would like to go to this place.

A restaurant

Describe a restaurant you know.

You should say:

  • where this restaurant is
  • what type of food the restaurant serves
  • how often you go to this restaurant

and explain why you would recommend this restaurant.

A hotel

Describe a hotel you have stayed in.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • what facilities it has
  • when you stayed there

and say whether you would recommend it to a friend

A garden

Describe a garden you remember visiting.

You should say:

  • where it is
  • what it looks like
  • what people do there

and explain why you remember it.

Objects

 A magazine

Describe a magazine you think is interesting

You should say:

  • how you know about this magazine
  • where you can buy it
  • what it contains

and explain why you think this magazine is interesting.

A photograph

Describe a photograph that you remember.

You should say:

  • when it was taken
  • who took it
  • what is in the photograph

and explain why you remember this photograph

A letter

Describe an important letter that you received.

You should say:

  • who wrote it
  • what the letter was about
  • how you felt about the letter

and explain why it was important.

Clothes

Describe your favourite item of clothing.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • when you bought it
  • why you bought it

and say why you like it so much.

Habits and likes/the present

Leisure time

Describe what you usually do in your leisure time.

You should say:

  • who you do this with
  • where you do it
  • how you do it

and explain why you like to spend your free time this way.

A skill

Describe a practical skill you have.

You should say:

  • what the skill is
  • how often you use it
  • who taught it to you

and explain why the skill is so practical

A television programme

Describe a television programme  you watched and did not enjoy.

You should say:

  • what this programme was
  • where and when you watched it
  • what it was about

and explain why you did not enjoy it

Lesson with sample talk to listen to and help with vocabulary 

A book

Describe a book you are reading

You should say

  • what the book is about
  • when you read it
  • how long you read it for

and explain what you like about the book

Plans/the future

A country

Describe a country you plan to visit.

You should say:

  • what the country is
  • when you plan to go there
  • who you would like to travel with

and explain why you would like to go there.

Shopping

Describe something special you want to buy in the future.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what it is like
  • when you intend to buy it

and explain why you want to buy it.

Experiences/The past

A wedding

Describe a wedding you attended

You should say

  • when it was
  • who got married
  • what happened at the wedding

And explain whether it was a typical wedding ceremony

 sample answer with advice on how to extend your answer

A decision

Describe an important decision that you made

You should say:

  • what the decision was
  • how you made your decision
  • what the results of the decision were

and explain why it was important.

A musical event

Describe a musical event in your country

You should say

  • What the event it is
  • Where it takes place
  • What kind of music is played

And you should explain why you enjoy it

Listen to a sample answer and get help with vocabulary

Try this exercise on spoken music vocabulary

A news story

Describe some interesting  news  that you have recently read about or heard about

You should say:

  • what the story was
  • who was involved in the story
  • where you read or heard about this story

and explain why this news story was interesting to you.

A sample version and help with vocabaulary

A decision

Describe an important decision that you made

You should say:

  • what the decision was
  • how you made your decision
  • what the results of the decision were

and explain why it was important.

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