Monologue - Exam sample

 

You will find here some exam samples from the 2010 exam monologues. Follow the instruction given on the cards and practise! Remember to time yourself and, if possible, to record your speech and listen to it afterwards. You might want to print them out to be able to read them better.

 


SET 1 CANDIDATE A



TASK 1

MONOLOGUE

  • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions.
  • Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue. You can add ideas of your own.
  • Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes.


1 STEREOTYPES


  • Are there any typical characteristics which you think describe the people from your country? Which ones?

  • Are people from different areas of your country similar / different in any way?

  • Do foreign people have any stereotypes about people from your country? Which ones? Do you think they are right?

  • What are the stereotypical ideas you have about people from other countries (United Kingdom, USA, France, Italy, China...)? Are they realistic?

  • Think about this sentence and comment on it: “People from different countries are not very different from each other”. Do you agree with it? Why? Why not


SET 8 CANDIDATE B



TASK 1

MONOLOGUE

  • Read the title of the topic and the suggestions.
  • Choose one or more ideas to include in your monologue. You can add ideas of your own.
  • Talk about the topic for 3 to 3:30 minutes.


16 HOLIDAYS


  • What kind of holidays do you prefer:

guided tours / going camping/ backpacking/ in your own car etc?

  • What kind of places would you like to visit most:

cultural places/ ski resorts / seaside resorts etc?

  • Who do you prefer to go on holiday with (alone, with your family, friends, partner…)?

  • What kind of activities do you enjoy doing when you go on holiday (visit monuments and museums, relaxing, doing sports…)?

  • Where did you go on your last holidays? What did you do there?

  • How do you enjoy travelling (by plane, by boat, by car…)?