Speaking Test No 2


IMAGE 1 (25 points)                                           IMAGE 2 (20 points)

PART 1: PICTRUE DESCRIBING: For this speaking task, you need to describe the image on your screen giving as many details as you can. It’s good to start by talking about what you see in general and then providing more specific details. Emphasize key words that represent what is in the picture. Remember to speak clearly and at a steady pace. You will be given 30 seconds to prepare your reply. You will have 45 seconds to talk about the image. Your response will be evaluated for pronunciation, intonation and stress, grammar, vocabulary, and cohesion (your ability to balance short and complex sentences). Choose one of those two images

Image 1: Imagine you are in a place like this. What will you feel like and describe about this place (This is a resident area)

Image 2: Imagine you catch a sight from your window of the Eiffel Tower. What do you see in this view ?

PART TWO: PASSAGE SPEAKING: For this test, you will be given 2-3 minutes to read a passage. Read it out loud and correctly without any mistakes such as PRONUNCIATION, GRAMMAR, COPOHENSION AND VOCABULARY. Good luck !

If you choose Image 1 in part 1, choose the first passage. If you choose Image 2 in part 1, read passage No 2

Passage 1 (15 points):

Though my country is small, yet there are many places of interest spread throughout the country.

In the southern most part of the country, where the state of Johore lies, there are some very interesting and beautiful places. In Kota Tinggi, for example, there are beautiful waterfalls which are visited by many people everyday. Then, there is Johore Lama, a place of great historical interest. In Johore Bahru, there is a beautiful beach which is visited daily by several people who love the sea. In Batu Pahat, another town in Johore, is Minyak Buku, an interesting place on the coast.

Passage 2 (20 points): 

Seldom does one have opportunity of seeing a fight between a tiger and a crocodile. I, however, had this opportunity one day when I went with my father into a forest, in search of some wild plants.

I had never been to a forest before. Therefore, whatever I saw in that forest interested me greatly. I looked at the rich vegetation all round as well as the variety of colorful flowers and birds, large and small. I saw the activity of some of the wild creatures, such as snakes, squirrels and insects. Occasionally, I heard the cry of some strange animal in pain, perhaps while being eaten by a larger animal. I also heard some rustling noises in the undergrowth; but I was not afraid of all these. Such things, I knew, were natural to the forest.

My father whose only interest was in the type of plants he wanted for my mother’s garden, however, paid little attention to the sounds and movements in these green depths. He continued his search for more and more of those plants until we reached one of the banks of a large river in the forest. There we stopped for a while to enjoy the sights around.



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