Prueba de expresión oral 7 de Aptis con ejemplos de respuestas del B1
Aquí tienes la versión complementaria del Speaking Practice Test 7, esta vez con ejemplos de respuestas del B1. Si aún no has probado el simulacro de examen Practice Test 7, te recomendamos que lo hagas antes de ver este vídeo. Ponte a prueba y toma nota de las respuestas que des. Anota también las preguntas que te hayan resultado difíciles de responder. Puede ser que te quedes «en blanco» y no se te ocurra de qué hablar. O puede ser que no tengas una variedad de estructuras y vocabulario que utilizar. Como hemos dicho antes, muchos temas se repiten en los tests de Aptis. Así que si puedes identificar los temas con los que tienes problemas, puedes trabajar especialmente en esas áreas.
Antes de mirar
Revisa las respuestas que diste en la prueba tipo examen. Has utilizado una variedad de tiempos en tus respuestas? Por ejemplo, no sólo el pasado simple, sino también ‘used to + infinitivo’ y el presente perfecto? ¿Has intentado utilizar diferentes formas de futuro (no sólo «going to + infinitivo»)? ¿Y su vocabulario? ¿Has utilizado algún adjetivo «colorido» o extremo, como «encantado» en lugar de «feliz», o «maravilloso» en lugar de «bonito»? ¿Y has hablado durante todo el tiempo?
Cuando veas el vídeo con ejemplos de respuestas del B1 y leas el guión, piensa en cómo podrías mejorar tus respuestas. Utiliza la gramática como marco de referencia: quita nuestros ejemplos y pon los tuyos. Por ejemplo, hemos dicho: «Voy a pasar el próximo fin de semana con mis amigos. Si hace buen tiempo, probablemente iremos a la playa. Si no, tal vez vamos al cine«. Sustituye las partes subrayadas por tus propias ideas. MMemoriza frases marco cortas como esta para utilizarlas en el examen. No memorices partes largas del guion: sonará poco natural si lo haces.
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Test 7 Guión: Ejemplos de Respuestas B1
Speaking Part One
Please tell me about your favourite animal.
My favourite animal isn’t very typical – I love bats! I used to love Batman when I was a child, so maybe that’s why I like them. Most people think they’re ugly, but I think they’re really cute! They’ve got sweet faces and they’re so small. I love watching them fly. They’re also useful animals, because they eat mosquitos.
What are you going to do next weekend?
I’m going to spend next weekend with my friends. If the weather’s good, we’ll probably go to the beach. My aunt has a small flat at the coast, and she’s not going there next weekend. If not, maybe we’ll go to the cinema. I’d really like to see the latest Marvel film. I’ve already seen most of the others – they’re great!
Please tell me about your best friend.
One of my best friends is Angie. We met in a market – she was selling jewellery and I bought a pair of earrings. We started talking, and now we’ve been friends for over 20 years. Angie’s a very kind and helpful person. She always listens if I have a problem, and I do the same for her.
Speaking Part Two
Describe this picture.
There are five children, three girls and two boys. They’re sitting in a line and looking at mobile phones or tablets. It looks funny, because they’re wearing old-fashioned costumes but the mobiles are modern! One boy is dressed like an admiral, and the other one looks like he’s from a royal court. Two of the girls are wearing long dresses, and the other one might be in school uniform. They could be in a theatre – perhaps they’re going to do a school play. Or maybe they’re at a party.
What type of games do children in your country play?
I think the most popular type today are video games like Fortnite or FIFA. All the kids have Playstation or something similar at home, and they play online with their friends or with kids from other countries. At school they play more active games in break-time, like football or basketball or skipping. Most children also play imagination games, like ‘teachers and students’ or ‘doctors and nurses’. And sometimes a new game or toy appears, like ‘fidget spinners’ and they all play that.
How have children’s games changed in the last fifty years?
I think they’ve changed a lot. When I was a child, we were always playing sporty games in the park. At home we used to play cards and board games with all the family, but these days many children only want to play electronic games alone in their rooms. Nowadays even young children have their own tablet or mobile to play with. So I think that’s the biggest change. But some traditional games are still popular, like hide-and-seek, hopscotch and ‘rock, scissors, paper, stone’.
Speaking Part Three
Tell me what you see in these two pictures.
Both pictures show different types of jobs. In the first picture you can see two firefighters walking in the street. The first one is a woman, and she’s carrying a long hosepipe. The second could be a man or a woman. The street in the background looks very wet, so perhaps they’ve just put out a fire. They’re both wearing a uniform, whereas in the second photo you can see a doctor in everyday clothes. He’s giving a patient a vaccination. Perhaps it’s the Covid 19 vaccine.
What kind of people choose these jobs?
Firefighting is a really dangerous job, and I think firefighters have to be very brave. They risk their lives at work every day. They also need to be extremely fit and strong. In my opinion, some people like danger, and they would be bored in a normal job. So they become firefighters. People who choose to become doctors usually want to help people. They have to be friendly and patient, and know how to listen. They must also be intelligent, because you have to study a lot to be a doctor.
Which would you prefer to do, and why?
In normal times I’d definitely prefer to be a doctor, because I’m really scared of fires. But now we’ve got the pandemic, I think it’s also dangerous to be a doctor or a nurse! So that’s a difficult question to answer. I think I’d be better as a doctor, because I enjoy working with people. It would be more interesting, because I’d meet people of all ages and every day would be different. On the other hand, I really wouldn’t want to work in a hospital these days. I’d rather be a family doctor.
Speaking Part Four
Tell me about a time when you learned something from an older person.
How did you feel about it?
Why do you think such relationships between generations are important?
I’ll never forget my grandmother’s stories about her life in the second world war. She was a single mother with three daughters, and life was hard. They were poor and she had to work, but she didn’t want to leave her children alone. So she decided to send them out of the city to stay with relatives in the countryside. She missed them every day, but she knew it would be safer for them. I learned that when you’re a parent, you sometimes have to make hard decisions to do what’s best for your children.
Her story made me sad, but I also felt proud that she was so strong. I hoped that I could be as strong as she was if I had to make a hard decision.
In my opinion relationships between generations are really important because both sides can learn from each other. Children learn about real-life history and understand what life used to be like. And for old people it’s a great way to keep in touch with modern life and stay young in mind. Children have a lot of fun with their grandparents and other older relatives, and old people are usually delighted to have children in the house. They don’t feel so lonely. So that’s why I think these relationships are very special, for the young and for the old.
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