Examiner: Hello, my name is . . .. Can you tell me your name, please?
Candidate:My name is . . ..
Examiner: Can you show me your I.D., please! Thank you.
Examiner: First, I’d like to ask you a few general questions about yourself. Do you live in a city a town or in the country?
Candidate:I live in a small village not far from this city, about a 30-minute drive from here.
Examiner: Is it a good place to live for young people!
Candidate:I don’t thinly so. There aren’t many places to go out to, just one bar and a pier which has got some shops and a cinema. There isn’t much night life there. Most young people move to the city once they finish school. I liked growing up there, though, and I went back when I finished my university degree. It’s a great place for families with kids, but not if you’re young and lilac going out often.
Examiner: Now, let’s talk about television. Do you like watching television?
Candidate:I don’t watch TV that much, really. I prefer to pick up a book. I do watch DVDs every now and then, though.
Examiner: What kind of TV programmes did you like to watch when you were a child?
Candidate:I liked programmes about nature—animals and plants, that sort of thing. I still do, but I don’t watch them as often as I would like to. They’re very informative, especially for kids.
Examiner: Now, let’s talk about sports. Do you play any sports? Which ones?
Candidate:No, I don’t. I’m terrible at sports. I’ve always been bad at sports; I guess it’s got something to do with my poor eyesight. I’m simply hopeless at any kind of ball sport. It doesn’t bother me much, though. I like watching sports, especially winter sports.
Examiner: Now in this part, you should talk about a topic Not one minute. You can take a minute to make some notes before you speak. Here is a pencil and some paper for you, and the topic card. I would like you to describe a skill, for example, driving, speed reading, or any other skill you have learned successfully.
(Candidate makes notes)
Examiner: Now, you have one minute to talk about the topic. I will tell you when to stop.
Candidate:I’ll talk about driving, which I thinly is the most important skill I’ve learnt. I’ve been driving for about ten years now, and I learnt how to drive when I was 16.As I’ve told you, I lived and grew up in a small village not far from here, and you need a car to go anywhere, so it was essential to drive if you didn’t want to feel isolated. My father taught me how to drive, but I didn’t get a driving license until I was 20. I also failed my first driving test, and had to do a course with a driving instructor to learn how to drive properly in the city I’ve had a
car for over six years and I drive every day, but I think it was the formal course and the driving test I had to do that helped me become a good driver.
Examiner: Could you teach this skill to anyone else?
Candidate:I actually have. I’ve taught my sister to drive.
Examiner: Now in this part, I would like to ash you a few more general questions about the topic you’ve talked about. fat qualities does a good trainer need to have?
Candidate:Hmm… Jet me think…. Well, I suppose one of the most important qualities is to be able to explain and to be patient if one doesn’t get it the first or even the tenth time, Another important characteristic is to like helping people learn. These are the most important qualities, in my opinion.
Examiner: Why do you think many companies invest a lot of money in training?
Candidate:Well, I think those companies that want to stay competitive need to invest in training their staff Businesses are changing so fast nowadays that it’s essential to provide employees with the training necessary for them to do their jobs efficiently. Another reason might be that people like to feel valued, and giving them training is one way for a company to show that. The company I work for invests a lot in training, and I see it as one of the major benefits I receive, as it will help me become more employable in the future should I choose to ct page jobs.
Examiner: Do you think schools and universities prepare young people well for future employment?
Candidate:I don’t think so. In most schools and universities, the students’ heads are crammed with useless information which helps them pass a test or an exam. I believe people start learning when they leave school and start working. I’m not saying theoretical knowledge isn’t important—I’m just saying that a lot of what bids are taught at school won’t be very useful for them in the future. There are vocational schools and colleges, however, where young people learn skills for a specific job, for example, welding or carpentry. These do prepare young people for future employment, in my opinion.
Examiner: Thank you. That’s the end of the test.