Sample Speaking Interview Audio – Introduction

Speaking sample task – Part 1

Part 1 Introduction and interview

[This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself and checking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.]

Let’s talk about your home town or village.

  • What kind of place is it?
  • What’s the most interesting part of your town/village?
  • What kind of jobs do the people in your town/village do?
  • Would you say it’s a good place to live? (Why?)

Let’s move on to talk about accommodation.

  • Tell me about the kind of accommodation you live in?
  • How long have you lived there?
  • What do you like about living there?
  • What sort of accommodation would you most like to live in?

 

Transcript

Examiner:
Now, in this first part, I’d like to ask you some more questions about yourself, OK?
Let’s talk about your home town or village. What kind of place is it?

Candidate:
It’s quite a small village, about 20km from Zurich. And it’s very quiet. And we have only little … two little shops because most of the people work in Zurich or are orientated to the city.

Examiner:
What’s the most interesting part of this place … village?

Candidate:
On the top of a hill we have a little castle which is very old and quite well known in Switzerland.

Examiner:
What kind of jobs do people in the village do?

Candidate:
We have some farmers in the village as well as people who work in Zurich as bankers or journalists or there are also teachers and some doctors, some medicines.

Examiner:
Would you say it’s a good place to live?

Candidate:
Yes. Although it is very quiet, it is … people are friendly and I would say it is a good place to live there, yes.

Examiner:
Let’s move on to talk about accommodation. Tell me about the kind of accommodation you live in …

 

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