Part 1: kind of sport you prefer |
Part2/3: A favourite gadget
In this part, the examiner asks you about yourself, your home, work or studies and other familiar topics.
What kind of sport do you prefer?
I don't prefer a specific kind of sport, but I really like working out in the gym. That helps me to keep my body in a good shape. A few years ago, I had a sports coach, but now I developed my own fitness program and train alone.
Do you do any kind of sports during weekends?
Yes, sure. I have a lot of spare time during weekends and I do javelin on Saturdays. In summertime I also go cycling with my friends. Generally, I don’t like staying at home all day. I prefer active rest.
Tell me about your hobbies. Is there anything you like to do in your leisure time?
I used to play tennis as a hobby. But a few months ago, my family moved to a new place, and there were no tennis courts nearby. That's why I took up wrestling. But I still play tennis every once in a while.
Let's move onto a new subject, do you like listening to the music on a regular basis?
Yes, without a doubt. I like different music genres and I listen to various tunes almost every day. I do not like elevator music, though. It makes me bored and annoyed.
Have you ever been interested in singing?
No, not really. I took singing classes when I was younger, but, unfortunately, I am tone deaf, so I can't sing very well.
Can you say that music is a very important part of your life?
No, I can't. Although I enjoy music and listen to classical music every now and then, I'm not obsessed with it.
Part 2 In this part, you will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe your favourite gadget.
You should say:
What is it
When did you get it
How often do you use it
and say why is it so important to you.
I don’t own many gadgets. I have a PC, laptop and a smartphone and I can’t imagine my life without either of those. However, my laptop is the most important piece of technology for me.
I got it as a birthday present from my parents a few years ago and I use it nearly every day now. Although at first using it was like rocket science for me, after a few weeks I was able to do everything I needed. From browsing websites to reinstalling the operating system. What's more, without my laptop I wouldn’t be able to do my homework for the university.
Also, I use it for surfing the Internet and finding whatever I want, whether it is a piece of code for my project or a useful tip on how to cook a steak. Generally, my laptop became an essential device for me.
Part 3 In this part, the examiner asks you a few more detailed questions about the same topic.
Do you think we need to know much about computers?
Well, not too much, but there is definitely a couple of essential things everyone should know. First of all, you need to know how to enter a web address. how to navigate websites. It is very important nowadays to be able to surf the net for the information you need.
What is the most impactful piece of technology in our lives?
In my point of view, the Internet is the most important technological advance of our time. It gives us so many new opportunities to discover anything we want about our world! You just need to boot up your computer to go online. And with wireless networks at home and public Wi-Fi hotspots we can do it easily and almost everywhere.
How computers affect our everyday life?
In a positive way, certainly. They help with so many things, starting from writing and printing your own essay and ending with developing advanced programs and digital editing. Without computers studying would have been time-consuming and inefficient.
How effective is the use of computers in the classroom?
Hmm, in my opinion, using computers in the classroom is very effective. I think it is important for students to become competent in the use of computers to prepare them for the workplace. You know, computers are used everywhere in the workplace now. But, I also think that having computers so easily available gives teachers the opportunity to introduce students to the variety of information on the Internet.