FCE Speaking Part One on family

Student A

Ask your partner(s) the top question then one or two questions from each of the following sections.

Initial question

  1. Do you have a large family?

Other common questions

  1. Do you take after your mother or your father?
  2. Would you say that you get on with one of your parents more than the other?
  3. Do you plan to meet up with your extended family?
  4. Do you do anything to keep in touch with your extended family?
  5. What things did you argue with your parents about when you were a child?
  6. What is your favourite way to spend time with your family?
  7. What kind of parent do you think you would be?

Trickier and rarer questions

  1. Do you usually take summer holidays with your family?
  2. What sort of family celebrations do you least enjoy?
  3. How important is family to you?
  4. Would you like to have a large family? (Why/ Why not?)
  5. Did you help with the housework when you were younger?

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Student B

Ask your partner(s) the top question then one or two questions from each of the following sections.

Initial question

  1. Do you have any brothers and sisters?

Other common questions

  1. Did you get on with your brothers and sisters when you were young?
  2. What do the other members of your family do?
  3. Has your relationship with your parents changed since you were a child?
  4. Have you met up with your extended family recently?
  5. Do you spend a lot of time with your family?
  6. Do you like family holidays?
  7. Which member of your family are you closest to?

Trickier and rarer questions

  1. How do you usually celebrate birthdays in your family?
  2. Is there anything that you’d like to do with your family in the future?
  3. Tell us about the last time you gave a present to someone in your family.
  4. Do you keep in touch with your family enough, would you say?
  5. Are you interested in finding out more about your family tree?

 

Look at all of the questions and ask your teacher about any you can’t understand or can’t answer, particularly making sure you understand the underlined parts.

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