A1 Speaking and Listening Sample Test B
Now... Could you listen for one minute! I just want to tell you all that you can buy dictionaries and other books during break from 11 o’clock this morning. All the English coursebooks are half price so you can get them now for £7.50. So, the sale’s in room B3....
Listening script 2:
Hello everyone... before we start, I want to tell you about the international evening next Tuesday. Remember, the party starts at 7 o’clock. The teachers will bring some music CDs from different countries. We hope you can all come!
Examiner: Hello Angela, hello Andrew. My name is Richard.
Phase 1a (4–5 minutes)
The Examiner will select questions from those provided in the test pack, in a
variety of areas such as name, nationality, work/study,
where candidates live, and free time activities.
- Could you tell me your full name please?
- Can you spell it for me?
Nationality/where candidates live:
- Where do you come from?
- How long have you lived here?
- Do you work or are you a student?
- What do you like about your job? / What do you like about studying?
Free time activities:
- Do you have any hobbies?
- What are some of your hobbies?
Phase 1b (5 minutes)
Examiner: Now I'd like you to ask each other some questions. Angela, I'd like you to ask Andrew about the things he reads. Andrew, I'd like you to ask Angela about how she learns English. Now think about the questions you want to ask. You have one and a half minutes. You can write down your questions if you want to. If you don’t understand, please ask me.
Examiner: Angela, are you ready? Please ask Andrew your questions.
Examiner: Thank you.
Examiner: Andrew, are you ready? Please ask Angela your questions.
Examiner: Thank you.
Phase 2a (4 minutes)
Examiner: In this part of the test, you are going to listen to two recordings and answer some questions. You can make notes if you want to. You hear two teachers giving some information to a class. What is the information about? An international party, a computer class or a book sale?
Examiner: Angela, what is the first recording about? An international party, a computer class, or a book sale?
Examiner: Andrew, what is the second recording about? An international party, a computer class, or a book sale?
Examiner: Now listen again, and answer these questions.Click here to listen
Examiner: Angela, in the first recording, what time does the book sale start? And how much does a coursebook cost?
Examiner: Andrew, in the second recording, what time does the party begin? And what will teachers take to the party?
Phase 2b (3-4 minutes)
Examiner: Now you’re going to talk together about parties and festivals. Talk to each other about parties and festivals you enjoy.
Parties and Festivals – prompt questions
- Do you like going to parties? (Why?/Why not?)
- What do you do on your birthday?
- Is there an important festival in your country? (Tell us about it.)
- What food do you eat at a party or festival?
Examiner: Thank you. That is the end of the test.