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					    Are you ready for your National
               Tests?




      100 Questions which can be useful in
                 your oral Test
     Español 2: 1-60      Español 3: 1-110
+    ADDED       KEY VOCABULARY
- CLICK ON DUCK FOR VOCABULARY PRACTICE
                           Instructions
This slide show is designed to help you prepare for the roleplay part of your
speaking test.
-Level 2 = 1-60
-Level 3 = 1-110


-The next screen is split into 1 hundred boxes
-Choose one box at a time; or, if you wish you
can just go through them 1-110.
-Try to note down which numbers you are certain you know.
- Each slide has a question – CAN YOU...?
-Look at the question and try to answer it. When you have thought of the answer,
click again and the answer is shown.


        Click on alarm clock
        takes you back to 1st
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              1. Can you ask for items in a pharmacy?

                      Me gustaría……               ¿Tienes….




(Una botella de) crema solar        Un cepillo       Un cepillo de dientes




(una botella de) champú        pasta de dientes    una botella de colonia
                               …. por favor
       2. Can you ask how much things cost and say how you
                           want to pay?


                            ¿Cuánto cuesta?
                                                 ¿Cuánto cuestan?

                                 Plural items
   Singular
   items


Quiero pagar...




                  con tarjeta de crédito        en efectivo
    3. Can you say ask how much it is to get in to
                    somewhere?


¿Cuánto cuesta....




                       la entrada?
  4.) Can you say what you would like to drink in
         café/restaurant/friend’s house?
  Me gustaría beber...




agua                 chocolate caliente   limonada




  té                 zumo de manzana      café
        5.) Can you ask where things are in a
                     shop/cafe?
 ¿Dónde está/n...?




La cajera       Los servicios   Los probadores   La salida
           6.) Can you ask for fruit and veg in a
                   market/supermarket?
 ¿Tienes?                         ¿ Hay?




manzanas         naranjas          peras      Melocotones




patatas          zanahorias        cebollas      coliflores
      7.) Can you ask to 1. hire equipment from a shop, 2.
         say why you want it and 3. give further details?
  Important to remember and use the verb ‘alquilar’ to hire

Me gustaría alquilar...




 dos raquetas de tenis               tres bicicletas             tres esquís




para jugar al tenis               para hacer un viaje         para ir a las montañas


                                                                                x2

Es para...            dos personas ......        y      tres horas / dos días
 8.) Can you say how much you want?
Quiero......                        Me gustaría......


           un litro de.....




           quinientos gramos de..




               un kilo de...
   9.) Can you ask for things in a tourist office?
  Quiero......                                   Me gustaría......




Un mapa de la ciudad        una tarjeta postal       un folleto de información




                       Un horario de tren
   10.) Can you ask where places are and ask is it far?
    ¿Dónde está.....?




 La estación de tren    La estación de autobús   La comisaría




¿Está lejos?
11.) Can you ask for items in a stationery shop?
  Quiero......                    Me gustaría......




Un lápiz         Una carpeta   Una goma        Un periódico
     12.) Can you book a table at a restaurant?
Me gustaría reservar una mesa.......




para dos / tres personas...




             a las cinco      /           a las ocho y media




cerca de la ventana           en la terraza / al aire libre    en el rincón
      13.) Can you order food and drink in a restaurant?
De primer plato                       Quiero......
(1st course)


                                  La sopa                        Una ensalada
De segundo plato
(Main course)

                         el pescado                   pasta              un bistec
De postre
(pudding)


                  una tarta de chocolate             un yogur          helado
Para beber
(to drink)
                                        café                    agua
          14.) Can you buy clothes in a shop?
Me gustaría comprar......




 unos zapatos                un vestido        un abrigo          un jersey




     GRANDE                          Mediano           Pequeño




     De la talla 40                                        De la talla 38


     Verde            Rojo          Negro      Azul               Naranja
   15.) Can you buy other items from a supermarket
                 or a camping shop?
Me gustaría comprar...




 leche              pan       galletas   cereales




         un plato             una taza
   16.) Do you know all the question words?
               ¿ Qué?        Is there..?
               ¿Cuál?        Is it far/near?
   ¿Cuánto/ Cuántos?         How..?
            ¿Cuándo?         How much / How many..?
         ¿A qué hora?        Where..?
¿Tengo que / Necesito?       How do you get to...?
             ¿Dónde?         Can you...?
              ¿Hay...?       What..?
         ¿Se puede..?        Which..?
              ¿Cómo?         How much does it cost?
      ¿Cuánto cuesta?        When?
 ¿Por dónde se va a..?       At what time?
    ¿Está lejos/cerca?       Do I need to?
        17.) Can you order hotel/hostal rooms?
Quiero reservar ...




  Una habitación para una persona        Una habitación para dos personas


                      x3                             x7


   para tres noches                      para una semana




      con baño        con ducha     con teléfono           con balcón
  18.) Can you buy stamps / send things / change money at
                      the post office?
Quiero comprar.....


                         un sello




                para Inglaterra     para Francia       para Portugal

Quiero enviar ...


to send
                      un paquete               una carta

Quiero cambiar dinero ...
         19.) Can you ask for directions in town?
Por dónde se va....?




           al banco           al mercado         al hospital


          100 m                                   3km
       ¿Está cerca?                             ¿Está lejos?




Es posible ir...
                      a pie           en tren                  en autobús
    20.) Can you ask what time things start and finish?
¿A qué hora empieza....?




el concierto               la clase    el programa

¿A qué hora termina....?




el concierto               la clase    el programa
         21.) Can you ask when things leave / arrive and
         whether you have to change trains?
     ¿A Qué hora sale / llega ....?




                      el avión        el autobús



¿Necesito...




                 cambiar de tren
              22.) Can you book an excursion?
Quiero reservar una excursión...

Quiero ir a ....




                       el castillo           la playa              el museo




Quiero ir .......                                    ???




                    mañana           en una semana         el doce de marzo
       23.) Can you say which menu you would like
                      and ask for cutlery?
Quiero el menú....

 8 EUROS          /    10 EUROS           /      12 EUROS

  de ocho euros           de diez euros            de doce euros




Me gustaría....



un tenedor             un cuchillo            una cuchara
       24.) Can you ask for tickets?
Quiero..




           dos entradas para el concierto/el cine




           dos billetes para Barcelona
       25.) Can you give more detailed information about
             what tickets you want (single / return)?

Quiero un billete de ida para Paris




Quiero un billete de ida y vuelta para Paris




          en primera clase             en segunda clase
      26.) Can you say how you want to travel and why?

Prefiero ir.....




    en tren                      en coche                 a pie




                 ...porque es menos caro / más barato
                        ...porque es más rápido
  .....porque no afecta el medio ambiente (doesn’t affect environment)
       27.) Can you book a place at a campsite?
¿Hay sitio...?         (Is there any space?)


Somos .....


                    tres personas


Tengo...




                 una tienda              una caravana   un coche


Es para....

                         x3

                 tres noches
    28.) Can you say what you want to do in a
        friend’s house / that you are tired?
Quiero...




  telefonear a mi casa   ver la televisión   jugar con el ordenador   dormir




 ESTOY CANSADO/A
           29.) Can you say where you would like to do a work
       experience placement and ask what date you should arrive?

Me gustaría trabajar...




en un restaurante    en una oficina     en un colegio    en una pista de hielo



 ¿Cuándo...

                                      necesito llegar?
30.) Can you ask for more information about
       a work experience placement?

¿A qué hora...?

                     empieza el trabajo?           termina el trabajo?


¿Hay un salario..?
                                           ?



 ¿Dónde puedo comer..?                         ¿Hay una cantina?
31.) Can you answer questions about your school?
Voy al colegio...




           en coche              a pie                      en autobús

Mi clase favorita es...




                la informática               la geografía
Hay.....
                                         veinte personas en mi clase
32.) Can you say where you’re staying and for how long?

Me quedo en....




           un hotel                    un camping       un albergue



Me quedo....
                                  x3            x7             x14



                      tres días            una semana    dos semanas
     33.) Can you talk about your part time job?
Trabajo en...




       una tienda de música            una tienda de ropa            un supermercado

Empiezo...                             Termino.....



                 a las once                           a las tres
Gano



                cinco libras la hora           diez libras la hora
34.)Can you say what you normally do to help at home?

Normalmente...




Plancho la ropa   Lavo los platos   Hago la cocina   Paso la aspiradora
35.) Can you ask where you can buy things at cinema/airport..?

¿ Dónde puedo comprar...?




 Unos dulces     Unas bebidas    Un periódico    Una revista
  36.) Can you ask what you need to
wear/when you need to arrive for work?
¿Qué ropa necesito llevar?




                                 ??????




¿A qué hora necesito llegar?




                               ??????
      37.) Can you ask if things are near to
               hotel/town centre?
¿Hay...




          un parque    un centro comercial   una pista de hielo



 ..cerca del hotel?
 ..cerca del centro?
        38.) Can you report lost property?
He perdido...




   Mis llaves   Mi cartera       Mi pasaporte   Mi reloj     Mi bolsa




   en el tren        en la parada de autobús               en un café
           39.) Can you describe lost property?


SIZE



            Es grande               Es mediano              Es pequeño



COLOUR


            es roja                es azul              es verde



MATERIAL




            es de algodón (wool)    es de cuero (leather)          es de oro (gold)
     40.) Can you say what is in your bag?

Mi bolso contiene...




Mi cartera         Mis llaves   mis gafas   mi pasaporte
   41.) Can you ask questions about your friend’s job /
                           school?
¿Cuántas ...
                   personas hay en tu clase?


¿Que es...

                             tu asigntatura favorita?

¿Tienes...

                       un trabajo?


¿A qué hora...


                         empieza el trabajo?
 42.) Can you say whether you like your job and why?

Me gusta mi trabajo....



porque....
             es interesante    es divertido   recibo mucho dinero




No me gusta mi trabajo....



porque....
             es aburrido      es horrible       el salario no es mucho
     43.) Can you tell a doctor what is wrong with you
                   and give symptoms?
Me duele(n)....




            la espalda    el pie           el brazo          las orejas




      Estoy cansada          Tengo calor              Tengo frío
   44.) Can you say when your illness began?
Empezó...
      Two days ago    Yesterday     This morning

      Hace dos días   Ayer          Esta mañana
45.) Can you ask if there’s a pharmacy nearby?
¿Hay...




          una farmacia cerca de aquí?
   46.) Can you ask to have a bath/shower
  and say what you have forgotten to bring?
Quiero / Me gustaría...




            una ducha                      un baño

He olvidado...




      mi cepillo de dientes   mi cepillo             mi champú
      47.) Can you ask what time meals are?
¿A qué hora es...




         el desayuno   la merienda     la cena
  48.) Can you say what time train you want to take?
Quiero tomar el tren....




   7:30                    8:15                    9:45


a las siete y media   a las ocho y cuarto   a las diez menos cuarto
49.) Can you ask what platform it is?




     ¿Qué ánden es?
 50.) Can you say what you are looking for in town
           and that you are on holiday?
Busco...




           La comisaría                    La playa




                     Estoy de vacaciones
  51.) Can you buy souvenirs and ask where the till is?

Me gustaría comprar...




      una bufanda             un sombrero    una taza


¿Dónde está.....?




                    La caja
  52.) Can you ask what is in your hotel room?

¿Hay...




      un baño         un teléfono   un balcón



                en el hotel?
      53.) Can you ask for food at a grocer’s?
Quiero...




              la harina       el azúcar         la sal




             el queso     la mantequilla   los huevos
   54.) Can you say what you are going to wear out?
 YOU MUST USE FUTURE TENSE HERE!!

Voy a llevar...




      una camiseta      unos vaqueros   unas zapatillas   un vestido
55.) Can you ask for the bill and ask if service is included?




                 La cuenta por favor




            ¿El servicio está incluido?
      56.) Can you say you are hungry/thirsty
          and ask where the bathroom is?




            Tengo sed                    Tengo hambre



¿Dónde está....?    El cuarto de baño?
57.) Can you say which foods you don’t eat?
No como...




     jamón         patatas fritas   cebollas
  58.) Can you say what nationality you are?
Soy...




         inglés / inglesa   sueco / sueca   español / española
  59.) Can you ask if you need to see the doctor /
                go to the hospital?
¿Es necesario.....




            ver al médico?      ir al hospital ?
   60.) Can you ask what time the office/shop closes and
          opens or ask when you have to return?
¿A qué hora ...




              abre                           cierra
                     la oficina/la tienda?
                     61.) Reservación - detalles
                  GIVING INFORMATION ABOUT RESERVATIONS

This kind of sentence happens a lot in bus/train stations.
Here you need to say at least your full name and destination. You may add the time as
well.
The higher roleplays really need you to think carefully about the situation you are in.




•Tengo una reserva para Londres / Glasgow (a las nueve y media)
•Me llamo Emma Persson



   TIP – Check the box on your roleplay card for a destination.+ See also No 73
                    62.) Restaurante/Servicios?
          ASKING WHETHER THERE IS A RESTAURANT CAR / TOILETS

Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question.
This is quite easy: simply ask if there is a restaurant/toilets on the train/bus/plane.




• ¿Hay un restaurante / servicios                    en el tren / autobús / avión?




   TIP – .”Hay” means ‘There is + There are’
       63.) Llegada a Londres / Salida del tren?
                 ASKING WHAT TIME THINGS ARRIVE / DEPART

Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question.
Ask what time the train/plane arrives / leaves.




 ¿A qué hora llega el tren a Londres?
 ¿A qué hora sale el tren a Londres?




   TIP – Look carefully at the words on the sheet, they may help you with the
   answer. Llegada = arrival       ¿A qué hora llega el tren a Londres?
           Salida = departure      ¿A qué hora sale el tren a Londres?
              64.) Visita a Fuengirola - cuándo?
                         ASKING WHEN TO VISIT A PLACE

Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question.
Ask when your friend wants to visit a town/place.




 ¿Cuándo te gustaría visitar Fuengirola?




   TIP – Be careful to use ‘¿Cuándo? – When?       NOT ¿A qué hora? - What time?
                                65.) Comida?
                          ASKING WHERE YOU CAN EAT

Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question.
Ask where you are going to eat?

¿Dónde vamos a comer?

¿Hay restaurantes para comer?

Now imagine you are going to a work experience
placement and want to know about eating arrangements.




   TIP – Try to use future tense here. If you arranging a trip and you see the word
   comida , you need to ask about eating arrangments. The second sentence is a
   good example of using a common word ‘restaurantes’ to ask the question.
                             66.) Recuerdos
                    SAYING YOU WANT TO BUY SOUVENIRS

Say you want to buy some souvenirs – For higher grades, say what you want to
buy and for whom.


    Me gustaría comprar unos recuerdos para mi familia.

    Voy a comprar una camiseta para mi madre y un sombrero para mi
    hermana.




   TIP – Always give as much relevant information as you can. If you just say you
   want to buy some souvenirs, you will not get the highest marks.
                   67.) Por qué estás llamando
                        GIVING A REASON FOR YOUR CALL

Put yourself in the roleplay, think ...why am I calling? For a job? For information ?
For a booking?


Try to think of an example where you are phoning for information about a job in a hotel...

    ¡Hola! Me gustaría informarme acerca de trabajos en su hotel.


    ¡Hola! Estoy llamando para obtener información sobre la posibilidad
    de trabajar en su hotel.



   TIP – Remember their are lots of words for jobs – empleos, trabajos, puestos.
                     68.) Uniforme / ropa?
              ASKING WHAT CLOTHES YOU HAVE TO WEAR

Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question.
This type of question is usually put in where there is a phone call to a work
placement / job or arranging to go out somewhere.
1st try to ask if you must wear a uniform
¿Es necesario llevar uniforme?
¿Tengo que llevar un uniforme?


Now try to ask what clothes you should wear for a night out

 ¿Qué ropa debería llevar?



TIP – The examiner will want to here a whole sentence with either tengo que.... or
es necesario .for the uniform.
                     69.) Salario / Sueldo?
                      Asking how much the salary is.

Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question.
This type of question is usually put in where there is a phone call to a work
placement / job.


   ¿Cuánto es el sueldo?


   ¿Cuánto es el salario?




TIP – The examiner will want to here a whole sentence with either tengo que.... or
es necesario .for the uniform.
      70.)Descripción del profesor / del ladrón
                              Describing a person

Describing a person is quite a common task in the higher roleplays. You will need to
give detailed information. It is usually a member of your family, a teacher or
someone involved in a crime.
First have a go at describing a teacher….

         Mi profesora se llama María. Es joven, simpática y organizada. A
         veces es un poco pesada.

 Now try to describe a robber / criminal.

         El ladrón tiene el pelo negro, los ojos azules y una
         barba. Es alto y muy gordo.



 TIP – Think carefully about what is needed here. For a description of a family
 member / teacher it is more likely you will describe their character; however for a
 thief or criminal, the description you give should be physical.
     71.) El horario del trabajo / del colegio?
                 Asking what the work / school hours are

Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question.
The word ‘horario’ means the hours. There are two ways of tackling this question
(using the verbs to start and finish, or just asking what the hours of work are.


  ¿A qué hora empieza y termina el colegio / el trabajo?


  ¿Cuáles son las horas del colegio / del trabajo?




TIP – You made want to add the word normalmente or generalmente.
   72.) El desayuno / La merienda / La cena – dónde?
       Asking where you are going to eat (breakfast, lunch and tea)

Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question.
Also, you’ll need to use future tense so that it is clear you are talking about eating
later.

¿Dónde vamos a comer el desayuno?
¿Dónde vamos a comer la merienda?
 ¿Dónde vamos a comer la cena?




TIP – You can use this type of sentence to ask where you are going to stay / buy
things…
¿Dónde vamos a quedarnos?                ¿Dónde vamos a comprar….?
                        73.) Reservación - detalles
                 Giving details on a booking to theatre / concert

For this type of reservation you will need to say your name, the concert/production
you have booked and the time you have booked it for..




    Hola me llamo Emma Persson y he reservado dos billetes para Romeo
    y Julieta a las ocho y media.


    Hola me llamo Lisbeth Salander y he reservado dos billetes para el
    concierto de Héroes del Silencio a las nueve.




   TIP – The box on your roleplay should give you information on which concert /
   theatre production it is.
                                74.) Suplemento?
                            Asking if there is a surcharge


Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask a question.
Here you will just need to ask if you have to pay an extra charge for cancelling /
changing a booking.

    ¿Tengo que pagar un suplemento?


    ¿Hay un suplemento que pagar?




   TIP – The 1st option will score more highly but if you are in doubt, then you could
   just use ‘hay’
                          75.) Detalles personales
                            Giving your personal details

When you see this in an exam, you need to focus on the situation of the roleplay. You
have to give at least 3 pieces of information: your name, your telephone number
and age. Basically, the rule is that anything that is relevant can be used.

  Me llamo Malin y mi número de teléfono es 20 45 67 89
  Tengo quince años.

Other information might include your nationality, the languages you speak and
your date of birth.

   Soy inglesa / sueca / española. Hablo inglés, sueco y español .
   Mi fecha de nacimiento es el veintitrés de diciembre.



TIP – Spanish telephone numbers are usually eight numbers long and you would
say the numbers in 2s (veinte, cuarenta y cinco, sesenta y siete, ochenta y
nueve.
                           76.) Problema (coches)
                     Saying you have a problem with the car.
When you see this in an exam, you should give at least 1 problem with your vehicle.
Give your name first and say you have a problem with your car…
Hola me llamo Samehra Khan y tengo un
problema con mi coche…


                                                           Broken windscreen
Se ha roto el parabrisas


                                                           No brakes
 Los frenos no funcionan


                                                           Puncture
  Tengo un pinchazo

TIP – To further impress the examiner, you could add phrases like ‘ Necesito ayuda’
or introduce yourself as a tourist…’Estoy de vacaciones aquí’
                               77.) Dónde -detalles
                                 Saying where you are
When you see this in an exam, you should say where you are so the garage can
locate you. There are two main ways to do this – the easiest way to do this is by
saying where you are and what you are near.

Estoy en el centro de la ciudad....cerca de la iglesia


Estoy en las afueras del pueblo – cerca de un supermercado




TIP – Remember to use estar for saying where you are – Estoy....
                       78.) Esperar mucho tiempo?
                     Asking if you will have to wait a long time
 Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question. Here you will need
 to use ‘tener que’ – to have to.


  ¿Tengo que esperar mucho tiempo?

Always be prepared to ask the question in another way – this helps if you don’t know
the exact vocabulary. How about asking when the mechanic will arrive.



   ¿A qué hora vas a llegar?




TIP – Don’t panic in the exam – Think about what the question is asking you and
then if you don’t know the exact phrase, think of another way to say it.
                           79.) Problema – detalles
                       Returning goods to shops - stationary
 Here you will probably have to say that you have a problem with an item you bought.
 You must use past tense to do this ( i bought...). Also look at the information on the
 roleplay card, does it say which shop you are in. You will not get any marks if you
 complain about clothes in a stationery shop. For this practice, imagine you are in a
 stationary shop.

  Buenos días, Compré un libro aquí ayer pero hay un problema....


  ...Faltan unas páginas (there’s pages missing)
  ....No es el libro correcto (It’s not the right book)
  ...Hay una huella (There’s a mark)




TIP – In the higher roleplays, remember to pick an item that you can both describe
and give a problem for. Don’t say you bought a pencil, shirt... if you can’t continue
the roleplay.
                            80.) Problema – detalles
                        Returning goods to shops - clothes
 Here you will probably have to say that you have a problem with an item you bought.
 You must use past tense to do this ( i bought...). Also look at the information on the
 roleplay card, does it say which shop you are in? You will not get any marks if you
 complain about clothes in a stationery shop. For this practice, imagine you are in a
 clothes shop.

  Buenos días, Compré unos zapatos aquí ayer pero hay un problema....


  ... No me quedan bien (they don’t fit well)
  ...Hay una huella (there’s a mark)
  ...No me gusta el color




TIP – In the higher roleplays, remember to pick an item that you can both describe
and give a problem for. Don’t say you bought a pencil, shirt... if you can’t continue
the roleplay.
                           81.) Compra - cuando
                         Saying when you bought things

Here you need to say when you bought the item. Remember to use past tense again.


Compré los zapatos ayer


Compré la chaqueta la semana pasada




TIP – You could also use a pronoun instead of repeating what you bought....
Lo compré ayer – I bought it yesterday     Las compré ayer – I bought them yesterday
                                 82.) Solución?
                          Asking if a solution is possible
Here you need to say what you want. It’s important you learn 1-2 phrases for doing
this as these types of roleplay are very common. Ask to change it or for a refund


¿Es posible cambiarlo (por otro)?                       Exchange


Me gustaría un reembolso -                              Refund




Learning words like reembolso (refund), cajera (cash desk) and servicios (toilets) is
very important because there is no other way of conveying these ideas.
                         83. Por qué estás llamando
                    Saying why you are phoning (report a crime)
Here you need to phone a police station and say you want to report a crime. If you
look on the roleplay card, it is quite likely you will find the word for robbery.




    Me gustaría denunciar un crimen

Now have another go at describing a robber. Remember, the Police would want a
physical description.


        El ladrón tenía el pelo rubio, los ojos marrones y una
        barba. Llevaba gafas.




Tip – It is very likely you are going to be asked for personal information in a ‘reporting a
crime’ roleplay. Don’t use the phone number of the police station (which you may find on
the roleplay card) , make sure you know your own.
                    84. Ir a la comisaría / al médico?
            Ask whether you need to go to the police station / doctor
Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question.
Here you need to ask whether you need to go to one of these places. You can use
either ‘Tengo que’ or ‘Es necesario’



    ¿Tengo que ir a la comisaría?


    ¿Es necesario ir al médico?




Tip – Es necesario / Es probable are good phrases to remember as they will be useful in
a number of situations.
                          85. Habitación - problema
                    Say there is a problem with your hotel room.
Here you need togive information about a problem in a hotel room. Be careful to choose
something that you can think of a solution for. Give at least one thing that is wrong.

 Hay un problema con mi habitación....


                          Está sucia




                           Hay insectos en el cuarto de baño



                           Las luces no funcionan


Tip –   There are many roleplays which involve problems...Be sure you learn to say
you have problems with all possibilities (hotel rooms, cars, tickets, clothes and food)
                                   86. Acción?
             Ask what can be done (about a problem in a hotel room)
Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question. You do not have to
suggest a solution but you must ask them what they can do to resolve the problem. Try
first of all to just ask them what they are going to do.

    ¿Qué vas a hacer para solucionar el problema?


  Now use            ‘¿Es posible...?’ / ‘¿Sería posible..?’ to suggest a solution

                                ¿Es posible cambiar mi habitación?....




                                ¿Sería posible limpiar la habitación?


Tip –   BOTH of these answers would be acceptable. The first is maybe more simple
but suggesting a solution is a suitable alternative.
                              87. Visita a la fería?
                    Suggest visiting somewhere (a fair / a town)
Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question.
You need to suggest visiting place. Usually it will be the place advertised on the
speaking card.

    ¿Visitamos la fería de Valencia?




Tip –    You could use use ‘¿Vamos..? – Shall we go?
             88. Qué estabas haciendo...
            Saying what you were doing at the time of accident / crime
 Here you need to explain what you were doing when something happened. These types
of questions usually happen if you are reporting a crime, an accident or a personal
injury.
For the first example, imagine you have injured yourself and say what you were doing.

    Estaba jugando al fútbol / baloncesto... Estaba bailando en una discoteca


Now try to say what you were doing when a road accident happened....

    Estaba cruzando la calle ....          Estaba comprando una chaqueta
      (crossing road)                             (buying something)




Tip –   Listen carefully for the ‘estabas’ bit. As soon as you hear this, repeat it in your
answer estaba...
             89. Tu alojamiento en España
                        Saying how you arrived somewhere
Here you need to say where you are staying. Try to give 2 pieces of information at least.
First say where you are staying...
Me quedo.....




        en casa                 en un hotel          en un campamento


Now try to add some information.. Where it is...? SIze...? Name..?


   de una amiga               Ritz en el centro             cerca de la ciudad


Tip –    Remember the word ‘alojamiento’ (accommodation) It appears a lot in exams.
                               90. Cómo llegaste al hotel
                               Saying how you arrived
Here you need to say how you arrived somewhere.
Use the past tense of ‘llegar’ I arrived and then add a mode of transport.


Llegué.....




                 en tren                         en coche




Tip –    It would be acceptable here to use ‘fui’ – I went
            91. Tus cualidades personales
                Saying what personal attributes you have to be good for a job
Here you need to give your personal qualities
Think of 2-3 describing words and then maybe another good sentence to get you a job.

Soy una persona.....

trabajadora            sociable      simpática           divertida       energética

Now try to add another sentence – You never arrive late / Languages you speak....


Nunca llego tarde...


Hablo español, inglés y sueco...




Tip –   Anything that is relevant to giving you a job is acceptable here. Try to impress
the examiners by using at least one thing without soy....
            92. Cuándo puedes trabajar
                                Saying when you will be available
 Here you need to say when you will be available. You should try to use future tense
when you see this. You could give an exact date, or say something like ‘next week’ , ‘
tomorrow’.

Estaré libre ..... el treinta de agosto
             ..... mañana
             .... en una semana




Tip –    You could also used ‘Puedo trabajar’ – ‘I can work...’
             93. ¿El pronóstico meteorológico?
                           Asking what the weather is going to be like
Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question. Here you need to
use future tense.



¿Qué tiempo va a hacer esta tarde?




Tip –     You could also use the present tense as long as you specify a time in the
future.
¿Qué tiempo hace más tarde?
¿Qué tiempo hace mañana?
              94. Adónde prefieres ir y por qué
                               Saying where you want to go and why
Here you need to give a place and say why you want to go there. First of all say where
you want to go....

Prefiero ir.....




                   al parque               al museo


Now try to use either     Hay (there is)   Me gusta(i like)   Es(it is)   to give a
reason.

porque...

    Hay menos ruido / tráfico
    Me gusta el arte / el aire libre
    Es más tranquilo / interesante
            95. Tus planes para mañana / el resto de tu visita
                       Saying what you plan to do later on in day / in trip
Here you need to say in the future tense what your plans are for later in the day.
Anything realistic will do unless you have broken an arm and say you are going to play
football. Begin by saying what you might do later on in the day.

Voy a jugar al fútbol y luego voy a volver al hotel para ducharme.
Voy a visitar los sitios de interés y después voy a ver la tele.

Now try to say what you will do with the rest of your visit. Saying you are going
to have a shower is NOT a correct response.
Me gustaría visitar los sitios y comer en un restaurante
Me gustaría salir a una discoteca para bailar.


Tip –    Be careful !, sometimes you will be asked what your plans are for the future....
In this case, you would need to say something like ‘ Voy a continuar mis estudios’
             96.Lo que te gustó de tu visita y por qué
                                   Saying what you have enjoyed

In this question, you will need to say what you liked about a visit and why. You must
talk in past tense here..... Say you liked the food / attractions / people / opportunity to
practice language....ANYTHING RELEVANT

Me gustó la comida española
                Me gustó la gente española
                Me gustó visitar el museo / el parque de atracciones
Important to
use preterite... Me gustó la oportunidad de practicar mi español
I liked
               + Now try to think of a reason why
porque...... fue una experiencia útil                 /     la comida estaba muy
buena
            la ciudad es muy bonita               /        quiero mejorar mi español


Tip –   You may also be asked what you did NOT like about a place you visit, so be
prepared to be critical as well ....No me gustó la comida (I didn’t like the food)
            97. Las diferencias entre tu insitituto y el instituto español
        Say what the differences are between something in England and Spain
Here you have to make a comparison between something you have seen in England
and Spain. You should be using the words ‘más’ and ‘menos’. For this example, try to
think of two differences you could give between a Spanish/French school and one in
England....



   En mi colegio las clases empiezan más tarde
   En mi colegio la comida es mejor
   En los colegios en España, los estudiantes son más ruidosos
   En mi colegio hay menos respeto por los profesores




Tip –   You may also wish to use the words ‘Mejor’ – better or ‘peor’ worse
98. Lo que se puede hacer para mejorar el medio ambiente de la ciudad
                 Saying what could be done to improve the city environment.


Here you will have to suggest something that could be done to improve the cities
environment. This is a really difficult question so try to use the question to make an
answer. Use ‘se puede’ you can.....+ anything you can think of..
Se puede.....




reciclar papel      prohibir los coches en el centro       tener más transporte público




Tip –    Remember that ‘lo que’ = what.....
It is used a lot in the higher roleplays...Lo que viste – What you saw
                                       lo que piensas – What you think
                                        99. Lo que viste
                         Describing what you saw - Accident or robbery
Here you need to use past tense to describe what you saw. This is a very hard
question to do. The easiest (but lowest scoring way) would be to simply say you saw
an accident between a pedestrian and a car. Try this first..

Vi un accidente entre un coche y un peatón                 pedestrian

Now try to say what they were both doing. This will score the higher grades. Clue + Try
to use the estaba ... construction

Vi un accidente entre una mujer que estaba cruzando la calle y un coche que
estaba girando a la derecha.

     cruzar = to cross
     girar a la derecha = to turn to the right

It is very important you use the correct tense here. Remember phrases like Vi – I saw
Noté – I noted    Había – There was
             100. Cómo ocurrió el accidente
                               Saying how an accident / injury happened
You need to use the past tense (preterite) to say how you injured yourself. There is a
really important phrase which you can use for all of these types of questions ...’I fell’
Say what you were doing first using the ‘estaba.... construction.

Estaba jugando al fútbol
Estaba bailando
Estaba caminando en el parque

Now try to say how you did it...Can you remember how to say ‘I fell’?

y...Me caí     (I fell)
y...Lo quemé (I burnt it




Tip –     You could also say you didn’t see something to further impress the examiner...
No vi un árbol.....       No vi la pelota
            101. Fechas ?
                            Asking about dates of job / exchange
Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question.



¿Cuáles son las fechas del trabajo?


¿Qué fecha empieza el trabajo?
            102. Cena – detalles?
               Asking for details about what you are going to do about dinner
Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question..


  You could ask ‘ Is there a restaurant’? / What can we do for dinner?

     ¿Hay un restaurante?


     ¿Qué se puede hacer para la cena?




This could also be ‘desayuno’ or merienda’
            103. Compras
                       Saying what you want to buy / are going to buy
Using future tense would be good here but not essential – any of the below would
be acceptable.


Quiero comprar...


Voy a comprar....


                      Una guitarra             Un vestido             Unos pantalones
            104. Medicamentos?
                     Asking if you can have / if you need some medicine
Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question..




      ¿Necesito tomar medicina?


      ¿Puedo tener una receta?
      Can you give me a prescription?
            105. Televisión / cine – detalles?
                   Asking what there is to see on tv / at cinema
Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question..



   ¿Hay una buena película en el cine?


   ¿Qué hay en el cine esta tarde?


   ¿Hay un programa interesante esta tarde?
   Is there an interesting program this evening?
            106. Cuanto tiempo - visita?
                               Asking how long the visit will last
Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question..


    ¿Cuánto tiempo dura la visita?


or if you cant remember the 1st sentence....


      La visita, ¿es para mucho tiempo?
           107. Descripción del artículo
                         Describing something you lost/left behind
Obviously what you lost determines the outcome of your answer but the examiner will
want to see you expanding to 3 or 4 things. You might want to include ....Colour,
Brand, Size, Age, Material.

               Es un nuevo reloj.Es un reloj para chicos y es un Rolex.




                Es un abrigo blanco y de cuero. Es bastante largo.
                Es un regalo de cumpleaños.
            108. Vuelo perdido - razón
                              Saying why you missed your flight

 It would be very good to introduce yur problem here – just use the words from the
 title and put into the past tense ....then give your reason.

He perdido mi vuelo porque ...

                       Había......




mucho tráfico        un problema con el coche        un problema con las maletas




Había is a really useful phrase to use here – there was + anything that could have
stopped you.
            109. Ropa?
                       Asking what clothes someone is going to wear
Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question..



¿Qué ropa te gustaría llevar?
            110. vuelta – cuando?
       Asking when you should come back (e.g         to a lost property office)
Note that there is a question mark so you have to ask the question..


   ¿A qué hora debería volver?


   ¿Hace falta volver a qué hora?




Note* This question could also appear without the question mark, in which case you
would need to say when you are returning home (from country / back to house)
Voy a volver mañana
                                Vocab boost!!!
Some essential vocab for your speaking test – Click on a picture for some essential practice.




Days/Months             Fruit/Veg                 Other food       In town          Transport




Post office               Cutlery etc           Souvenirs          Tourist office    Stationery




Clothes                 Lost property            Activities     Feelings        Helping in house
            Los días y los meses


                   Enero
Lunes              Febrero
Martes             Marzo
Miércoles          Abril
Jueves             Mayo
Viernes            Junio
Sábado             Julio
Domingo            Agosto
                   Septiembre
                   Octubre
                   Noviembre
                   Diciembre
                         La fruta y las verduras


Una ensalada    Un melocotón Una naranja       Un plátano      Una pera




Las patatas    Una col     Las cebollas   Un coliflor   Los champiñones
                           La comida


El pescado    El queso   Las patatas   El pollo   Un croasán       Un huevo
                         fritas




La leche El zumo Un bocadillo   Una tarta   El jamón   El azúcar     El pan
*Librería – bookshop
biblioteca - library
                                 En el pueblo



El mercado       La oficina de      El teatro       La oficina    La panadería
                 turismo




El cine         La estación      La estación de     Correos       EL museo
                  de tren        autobús




El               El              La comisaría     La biblioteca    La librería*
polideportivo    aeropuerto
                             El transporte
¿Puedo ir ....?              Can I go there by...
                             (Everyone forgets this phrase – REMEMBER IT)




            a pie          en tren
                                              en coche           en barco




            en bicicleta        en avión            en autobús     en metro
           Correos



Un sello    Un paquete   Una carta
             Cutlery


Un tenedor   Un cuchillo   Una cuchara




             Un plato
                    Los recuerdos


Un sombrero   Una bufanda   Unos pendientes   Una pluma Una camiseta
              En la oficina de turismo




Un mapa del pueblo una tarjeta postal Un folleto de información Un horario
             La librería /papelería


Una regla   Una goma   Un sacapuntas   Un libro   Un periódico
                     La ropa


Un jersey   Una camisa   Un pantalon   Un vestido   Una falda
           La oficina de objetos perdidos



Un reloj     Un pasaporte     Un móvil      Una tarjeta de credito




Un bolso        Un monedero        Las llaves      Una mochila
                             Actividades
Quiero....




tomar un baño   tomar una ducha       hacer equitación   Ir de compras   ir al cine




nadar           jugar al baloncesto    hacer ciclismo         ir a la montaña
                  ¿Qué tal?



Tengo sed   Estoy cansada   Estoy enferma   Tengo hambre
                        Ayudar en casa


Friego los platos   Paso la aspiradora Hago la cocina   Plancho la ropa

				
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