Forecast Speaking April – August 2020 (Part 1)

50 topic part 1 is divided into 10 main groups
4 focus topics PART 2 and PART 3 with 42 specific topics

A. Speaking Part 1

I. Fixed topics

1. Work or study

  • Are you a student or do you work now?
  • What subject are you studying?
  • Why did you choose that subject?
  • Is there anything that you don’t like about it?
  • What would you like to do in the future?
  • What are the most popular subjects in your country?
  • What are your favourite classes/ courses/ subjects at school/ university?
  • Do you think it’s important to choose a subject you like?

2. House or flat

  • What kind of housing do you live in?
  • Do you live in a house or a flat?
  • Do you live alone or with your family?
  • Could you please describe the place you live in?
  • Can you describe the room you live in?
  • Which is your favourite room in your home?
  • Is there anything which needs to be improved in your flat?
  • What can you see when you look out the window of your room?

3. Hometown

  • Where do you come from?
  • What’s the most attractive part of your hometown?
  • What’s the weather like in your hometown?
  • Do you know much about the history of your hometown?
  • Has your hometown changed much these years?
  • Would you say your hometown is a big city or a small town?
  • For you, what benefits are there living in a big city?
  • Do you think you will be still living in your hometown in the future?

II. Familiar topics

4. Movies

  • Which movies do you like?
  • Do your friends like this movie? Do you want to be a movie star?

5. Friends

  • What kinds of people do you think you will make friends with? Do you think you are a good friend for others?

6. Travelling

  • Do you like travelling?
  • Which cities have you travelled to?
  • What kind of cities do you like to travel to?
  • What is the place that left you the deepest impression when travelling?

7. Break / holiday

  • Is a short break or a long break more important ?
  • Which one do you prefer?
  • What is the role of breaks?
  • Why do we have to take a break?
  • How many public holidays do you have in your country?
  • Do you think people need more public holidays?
  • Which holiday is your favorite?

8. Music

  • Do you like music?
  • When do you listen to music?
  • How much time do you spend listening to music every day? What kinds of music do you like to listen to?
  • What’s your favorite kind of music?
  • Have you ever been to a concert before?

III. Activities topics

9. Laugh

  • Do you like to watch movies or TV shows that make people laugh?
  • Do you usually make your friends laugh?
  • Are you the kind of person who makes people laugh?
  • Do you think it’s important to laugh with friends?
  • Are you good at telling jokes? Do your friends like to tell jokes?
  • Do you like to watch comedies?

10. Running

  • Do you like running?
  • Have you ever taken a running class?
  • When was your last long running?
  • Why do you need to run?
  • Where do you think is a good place to run?
  • Do you think running is a good way to stay healthy?
  • Do you like watching running races on TV ? Why?

11. Walking

  • Do you walk a lot ?
  • Do you think people often take more than in the past?
  • Do you think people will take a walk more often or not?

12. Sleep

  • How much sleep do you need every day?
  • Do you take naps at noon?
  • Do you like to read before bed?
  • How have your sleeping habits changed since you were young?

13. Cooking

  • Do you like cooking?
  • Who taught you how to cook?
  • Do you want to learn how to cook?
  • Did you learn to cook when you were a child?
  • Do you often bake?
  • What types of things are baked in our country?
  • Do you think baking is a healthy method of cooking?
  • Do you prefer eating home cooked meals or eating out?

14. Drink water

  • How often do you drink water?
  • Do you drink bottled water or water from water machines?
  • What kinds of water do you like to drink?

15. Fish

  • Why do people go fishing?
  • Do you like eating fish?
  • Where can you see fish?

IV. Fashion-related topics

16. Jeans

  • Do you wear jeans?
  • How often do you wear jeans?
  • Do you like to wear jeans?
  • Why do you think jeans are popular in your country?

17. Perfume

  • Do you use perfume?
  • What kind of perfume do you like?
  • What does perfume mean to you?
  • Do you give perfume as a gift?

18. Hair

  • How often do you have a haircut?
  • How long have you had your current haircut?
  • Have you ever had an unhappy haircut experience? Do you like to have your hair cut?

V. Art-related topics

19. Art

  • Do you like art?
  • Have you ever visited an art gallery?
  • Is there any artwork on the wall in your room?

20. Photos/Pictures

  • Do you like to take photos?
  • Do you prefer to take photos yourself or to have other people take photos?
  • How often do you take photos?
  • In what situations do you take photos?
  • How do you keep your photos?

21. Colours

  • Do you like dark colours?
  • What’s your favorite colour?
  • Do you usually wear clothes in your favorite colour?
  • Are there any colours you dislike?