IELTS HOPECO Speaking Practice Test 10: Communication

8/20/2015 5:00:30 PM
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Part 1
  1. What languages do you speak?
  2. Do you think it’s important to learn a foreign language?
  3. When did you start learning a foreign language?
  4. Do you enjoy learning languages?
  5. Do you think young children should learn to speak a foreign language at school?
  6. Are there any languages you would like to learn? What are they? Why?
  7. What activity do you find most useful for learning English?
  8. What do you find most difficult about learning English?
Part 2
Describe a conversation you had which was important to you.
You should say:
  • when the conversation took place
  • who you had the conversation with
  • what the conversation was about
  • and explain why the conversation was important to you.
 
Part 3
  1. What differences are there when using various channels of communication (face-to-face, telephone, writing)?
  2. To what extent do you think the media influences how people communicate with each other?
  3. Do you think there are differences in the way men and women communicate?
  4. Do you think that people become better communicators as they get older?
  5. Do you agree that education has a strong and positive effect on people’s ability to communicate effectively?
  6. What impact has the growth of technology had on the way people communicate and how do you think this will develop in the future?
 
 
Useful Vocabulary
A. Common forms of communication
  • speaking / talking face-to-face
  • sending / writing an email
  • speaking / talking on the phone / by mobile phone
  • using an electronic messenger service
  • sending a text message / an SMS (texting)
  • social networking
  • sending / writing a letter (snail mail)
  • sending a fax

B. Non-verbal forms of communication
  • lip-reading
  • using hand gestures / signals
  • using body language
  • using facial expressions
  • using sign language
 

C. Informal utterances
  • Give me a call
  • Give me a buzz (call)
  • Call me
  • Give me a bell (call)
  • Send me a text / an email
  • Keep / Stay in touch
  • Text me / email me
  • I’ll be in touch
  • Drop me a line (letter/email)
 
D. Other forms of communication
  • making / giving a speech
  • giving a lecture / lecturing
  • speaking in public / public speaking
  • giving a seminar
E. Reasons for communicating
  • giving a demonstration / demonstrating
  • making a complaint / complaining
  • giving instructions / instructing
  • making small talk / building social relations
  • asking for / giving directions (directing)
  • exchanging views / opinions
  • asking for / giving advice (advising)
  • gossiping

F. Business communication
  • writing a report / proposal / recommendation
  • giving a presentation
  • participating in a call conference
  • chairing a meeting
  • participating in a video conference
 

G. Effective communication skills
  • maintaining eye-contact
  • punctuating your sentences
  • projecting your voice
  • emphasizing / repeating key words
  • varying your intonation
  • engaging the listener

Useful Linking Expressions
A. Giving opinions
  • In my view, …
  • Personally, I think …
  • In my opinion, …
  • I believe / feel that …
  • From my point of view, …
  • For me personally, …
  • In my experience, …
  • As far as I’m concerned, …
  • As I see it, …
 


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