Intermedio 1: questions for the oral exam.

INTERMEDIO 1. QUESTIONS FOR THE ORAL EXAM. JUNE 2014

 

FOOD

-What’s your favourite dish?

-What are your favourite fruit and vegetable?

-Is there anything that you don’t eat?

-Is your diet balanced?

-Do you ever have ready-made food?

-Do you ever have take-away food?

-What did you have for lunch today?

-What are you going to have for dinner tonight?

-Do you have healthy eating habits?

-How often do you eat chocolate? Does it make you feel happier?

-When you eat out, do you usually order meat, fish or vegetarian?

-What food do you usually eat when you’re feeling a bit down? And before you have an exam or important work to do?

-What was your favourite food when you were a child?

-What do you usually have for breakfast?

-Where do you usually have lunch?

-Do you like cooking?

-Is the diet in your country getting better or worse?

 

FAMILY / PERSONALITY

-Describe your family.

-Describe a member of your family. What does s/he look like? What is s/he like?

-How often do you see your brothers/sisters?

-Are you having dinner with your family tonight?

-When is the last time you met one of your cousins?

-Do you think the number of people getting divorced will go up or down in the future?

-How often do you eat with your brothers/sisters?

-Are you going to go on a holiday with your family this year?

-When is the last time you bought a present for a family member?

-Do you think the birth rate will go up or down in your country?

-Are you going to buy a present for a member of your family this month?

-Are you going to have a new nephew or niece soon?

-Do you think families should have a meal together every day?

-Do you think children should leave home as soon as they can afford to?

-Do you think parents should charge their children rent if they live at home and have a job?

-Do you think parents should be “friends” with their children on Facebook or other social networks?

-Do you think elderly parents should live with their children when they are too old to live alone?

 

MONEY

Do you like going shopping? Why?

How often do you go shopping?

Are you good at saving money?

When did you buy a present for the last time?

Have you ever borrowed money from a friend?

Have you ever sold anything on eBay or a similar website?

Have you ever lost your wallet or credit card? What happened?

Have you ever saved for something for a long time?

Have you ever wasted money on something you’ve never used?

Have you ever won any money in the lottery or a contest?

Have you ever lent money to someone who didn’t pay you back?

Do you know anyone who has set up a new business on their own? Is it successful?

 

TRANSPORT

What kind of transport is there in your city/town?

What’s the best way to get around your city/town?

What is the fastest transport to get around your city/town?

Are there any cycle lanes in your city/town?

Is it easy to find taxis in your city/town? How expensive are they?

How long does it take you to go to work?

How long does it take you to come to school?

What’s the best way to get to the airport from the city centre? How long does it take?

What time is the rush hour in this town?

Are there traffic jams very often in your town/city?

What’s the speed limit in your town/city? Are there speed cameras?

What will happen if you park somewhere illegal?

What is the most dangerous thing to do while you are driving?

Do you think slow drivers cause more accidents than fast drivers?

Do you think people who drink alcohol and drive should lose their driving license for life?

Do you think drivers who are over 70 are as dangerous as young drivers?

 

CITIES / TOWNS / VILLAGES

Where do you live? Would you like to move to a different place?

How do you get the city centre?

How long does it take you to get to the city centre?

What is the last time you made a trip? Where did you go?

Compare New York, Murcia and La Arboleja, using these adjectives: big, small, dirty, noisy, beautiful, polluted.

 

MOBILE PHONES

What make is your phone?

How long have you had it?

Would you like to get a new mobile phone? Why?

What ringtone do you have?

What do you use your phone for (apart from talking)?

When and where do you normally switch off your mobile?

Have you ever lost your phone?

Have you ever sent a message to the wrong person?

Have you ever forgotten to turn your phone off, with embarrassing consequences?

Can you use your phone at a petrol station?

Do you send or receive texts in the cinema?

Is it necessary to turn off your phone on a plane during take-off and landing?

How has technology changed your life?

 

GOOD AND BAD MANNERS

Is it good manners to talk loudly on your phone in public?

Is it polite to reply to a message on your phone while you are talking to somebody face-to-face?

Should a man wait for a woman to go through the door first?

Do you think a man must always accompany a woman home?

Is it a good idea to critize the food if you are invited to somebody’s house for lunch?

Do you have to put your mobile on silent when you are having a meal with friends?

On social networks, do you think people mustn’t put pictures of their children?

Is it rude to kiss your boyfriend/girlfriend in front of other people?

 

FRIENDSHIP

Think about a close friend and answer the questions:

How long have you know her/him?

Where did you meet?

Why do you get on well?

What do you have in common?

Do you ever argue? What about?

How often do you see each other?

How do you keep in touch?

Have you ever lost touch? Why?

Do you think you’ll stay friends forever?

 

SPORT

Do you like sports?

Do your family and friends like sport?

Do you do any kind of exercise at the moment? How often?

Do you think you are fit? Would you like to get fitter?

What sports did you have to do at school? Did you enjoy it?

Have you ever been injured doing sport?

Have you ever cheated in a sport, game or exam?

Do you think there are good sports facilities in your town?

Do you think physical education should be optional or compulsory at school?

Do you think there is too much sport on TV, or not enough?

 

CINEMA

Can you think of a film which was incredibly funny/sad/boring?

What is your favourite type of movie?

Do you prefer seeing films at home or in the cinema?

What kind of films do you prefer? American? Spanish? From any other country?

Do you prefer seeing foreign films dubbed or with subtitles? 

Talk about your favourite film:

    +Which one is it? 

    +What kind of movie is it?

    +Where and when is it set?

    +Who’s in it? Who is it directed by?

    +Can you summarise the plot?

    +Does it have a good soundtrack?

    +Why did you like it?

 

THE BODY

Have you ever been injured?

Do you think you are fit? Would you like to get fitter?

Which part(s) of the body…

-do you wear a ring / a cap / gloves on?

-do ballet dancers stand on?

-do footballers often injure?

-do people put make up on?

-do people brush?

-do people carry a rucksack on?

 

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