Tell briefly¬†about your time¬†at¬†school in English. Start by telling your name¬†and then¬†continue¬†for example with these topics:
‚ÄĘ Where did you go to school? You can choose which school level to talk about.
‚ÄĘ¬†What was your school like?
‚ÄĘ¬†What were your teachers like?
‚ÄĘ Tell about a fun / sad / embarrassing situation from your years in school.
You have 1 minute to think about what you want to say. You can make¬†notes during the preparation¬†period, if you want. Start speaking when¬†you hear “Start speaking now, please”. You have 1¬Ĺ minutes to speak. Try to speak for the whole time!
Preparation period: 1¬†minute
Speaking time: 1¬Ĺ minutes
Take part in the following conversation. Answer¬†as naturally as possible in the situations presented. The speaking time is given in brackets. The replies of the person you are speaking with are marked by stars.
You make a phone call to¬†a mail order company and make an order:
YOU: [Greet the person and ask to be connected to the sales department.] (10 sec)
YOU: [Greet the person and introduce yourself. Explain¬†that you would like¬†to order a microwave oven that you have seen in their catalogue.] (20 sec)
YOU: [Check it. It is¬†YWA478.] (15 sec)
YOU:¬†[You thought that the price was ¬£80. Ask if the price has risen.] (15 sec)
YOU: [It is too expensive for you. End¬†the phone call politely.] (10 sec)
Take part in the following conversation. Answer¬†as naturally as possible in the situations presented. Clues are presented within the brackets for the situation at hand.
This is a phone conversation. You have been connected to Mr. Jones. NOTICE THAT IN THIS SITUATION, YOU BEGIN THE CONVERSATION¬†IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BEEP!
YOU: [Make sure that¬†you are speaking with¬†Mr. Jones.] (15 sec)
YOU: [Say that you were actually calling about the same thing.] (15 sec)
YOU: [Suggest Tuesday, 7th of November.] (15 sec)
YOU: [The suggested time is ok with you.] (10 sek)
YOU: [Correct the date; 14th of November is a Tuesday. Suggest a meeting between 8 am and 11 am.] (20 sek)
YOU: [10.30 am is ok with you, but you can only attend for half an hour.] (15 sek)
YOU: [Answer affirmatively and confirm the meeting ¬†time once more.] (20 sek)
Present and justify your opinion on the following topic in English. Try to speak as naturally as possible.
Are there different duties/chores for men and women?
-Which chores are for men, and which are for women? Why?
-Are there any professions that are suitable¬†only for men or women? Why?
-Have you noticed differences in gender roles in¬†different cultures? Give some examples.
-Have gender roles changed in Finland during the recent years? How?
-How do you think gender roles will change in the future?
You have 2 minutes to think about what¬†you want to¬†say. You can make notes during¬†the preparation period¬†if you want. Start speaking¬†when you hear: ‚ÄúStart speaking now, please‚ÄĚ. You have 2¬†minutes to speak. Try to speak for¬†the whole time!