FCE Speaking Part Four on family

Complete First Unit 1 

Work in groups of three or four if you can. Ask and answer the questions below in exam format, switching who plays the examiner role every three minutes or so. You can ask questions to particular people by using their names, or just throw out the questions for anyone to answer.

  1. Are there times when it’s better to leave a child to cry?
  2. At what age do you think children should be allowed to stay out as late as they like?
  3. Do you think children should be polite with their family?
  4. Do you think it’s better for parents to make teenagers do household jobs or wait for them to volunteer?
  5. Do you think it’s true that teenagers usually argue with their parents?
  6. Do you think paying children for housework is a good way to train them to be responsible?
  7. How important is it to teach music to kids?
  8. If you could choose, what size of family would you want?
  9. Many people choose not to have children these days. Why do you think this is?
  10. People are getting married later and later these days. Why do you think this is?
  11. Some people say that people should be trained to be good parents. What do you think?
  12. What could you do to teach teenage children good manners?
  13. What do you think the advantages of starting school younger are?
  14. Which is the best way of making sure your children don’t get fat?
  15. Why do you think some people get nannies for their children?
  16. Would you prefer to be part of a large family or to be an only child?
  17. At what age do you think people really become mature adults?
  18. Do you think it’s a good idea to let teenagers wear what they like?
  19. How important are negotiating and compromising with teenagers?
  20. Is it better to clean up a teenager’s bedroom for them, or to leave it until they decide to do it themselves?
  21. What is the best way to stop teenage parties getting too wild?
  22. Why do you think teenagers annoy their parents?
  23. Would you tell off a teenager for being 20 minutes late coming home? 

Change groups and discuss questions 17 to 23 again.

Read the text on pages 10 and 11, including the missing bits. Does the text agree with any of your ideas? 

Do the exam task (putting text into the right one of the spaces given).


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