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Video: Part 1 of the speaking test


Part One of the speaking test. Here are some common questions about Part One.

How long is Part One?

This part of the test takes 4 to 5 minutes

What do I have to do?

Answer the examiner’s questions

What is the focus of the questions?

Personal and familiar topics

What kind of topics?

There are many different topics, but some common types are family, your hometown, your leisure activities and interests

How many questions will I be asked in Part One?

This depends on the length of your answers, but you will be asked at least three questions in Part One

Should I try to talk for as long as possible?

No. Avoid very short answers but only say what is relevant to the question

Here are some example questions:

Do you work or are you a student?

Tell me about your hometown.


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