Pacific Institute of Education
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  • Welcome to Pacific Institute


    Pacific Institute of Education is known for its thorough research and professionalism, is a one-stop solution to aspirants of IELTS.

    Pacific Institute of Education is a premier educational group one of the best of its kind in the education area, which offers comprehensive classroom preparation programs for IELTS test.

    Pacific Institute of Education is a major North India Education group with presence of its centre in Amritsar and Moga. Both centres follows a uniform curriculum and has outstanding, well trained faculty. Both the centre offers same teaching standards and syllabus.

    Authorised IELTS test booking centre


    Pacific Institute of Education has been authorised by British Council and IDP to book IELTS test.


  • Who We Are

    Pacific Institute of Education is part of Pacific Group which is the world leader in providing Global Resettlement Solutions, which is vouched by thousands of people who have happily settled in some of the favoured countries like Canada, UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

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    Company History

    Pacific Institute of Education is known for its thorough research and professionalism, and is a one-stop solution to aspirants of IELTS and PTE.


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    Our Staff

    Parwinder Singh

    The Managing Director of Pacific Institute of Education. He is a experienced person and the one who gains coaching from him in IELTS always attain his desired target.


  • Services List

    " Pacific Institute" has a well developed "One Stop Service Centre" to meet your needs. Here is a broad list of services we offer:

    Overview

    IELTS

    IELTS training is carried out on a comprehensive scale and is in-depth. Batches are formed on roll-on basis. To introduce to the candidates the pattern of the IELTS exam, they are put through an orientation, which explains the details of the IELTS exam, before they join the rest of the class either on week ends or on weekdays.
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    PTE

    Similar to IELTS training PTE training is also carried out on a comprehensive scale and is in-depth too. Batches are also formed on roll-on basis. To introduce to the candidates the pattern of the PTE exam, they are put through an orientation, which explains the details of the PTE exam, before they join the rest of the class either on week ends or on weekdays.


    English Speaking

    Pacific Institute of Education welcomes you to join our English Speaking Training programs. Pacific Institute is committed to giving you a great and a different learning experience with ensured results. Whether you wish to start learning English as a beginner or you are a student, Executive , House wife , we have the right English speaking course for you, making you speak fluent English with neutral accent guaranteed !

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    Maths

    We have the highly qualified and experienced staff to provide coaching to +1, +2, B.Sc., B.Tech classes


    Physics

    We have the highly qualified and experienced staff to provide coaching to +1, +2, B.Sc., B.Tech classes


    Chemistry

    We have the highly qualified and experienced staff to provide coaching to +1, +2, B.Sc. classes


    Computer Education

    Pacific Institute offers a wide range of courses. These include courses for 12th pass/ college students, courses for engineers as well as short-term courses to improve skills & knowledge in any area.
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    Entrance Tests

    Pacific Institute provides professional level coaching to the students to attain success in various Entrance Tests like J.E.T, T.E.T, Bank, P.O. and all other tests.


    Computer Projects

    Pacific Institute provides assistance to the students in making up their projects related to web designing and other streams related to computer


    Interview Preparation

    Interview is a platform where the interviewer and the interviewee get to know each other. Preparing for an interview is like preparing for a exam where all your skills will be tested. Read More


    IELTS Test Registration

    Pacific Institute of Education is an authorised IELTS test booking centre both for the British Council & IDP
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    IELTS Result

    Pacific Institute of Education is an authorised IELTS test booking centre both for the British Council & IDP
    To Check your IELTS result please follow the links:Read More


  • Why IELTS?

    One Test. Countless Opportunities.

    IELTS is accepted for both study and migration by governments in more countries than any other English language test. By choosing IELTS you have more options for the future:

    Study ? Thousands of educational institutions around the world use IELTS to help select their students.

    Read More


    MYTHS AND TRUTHS ABOUT IELTS

    MYTHS
    1. IELTS is too difficult
    2. If i sit the test in my home country, I might get a better result.
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    Practice Material

    LISTENING

    The Listening test is 30 minutes long and is four separate recordings.
    The Listening test is the same for both Academic and General Training tests.
    The following IELTS Listening Sample Tasks are to be used with the Answer Sheet and MP3 audio files/transcripts. Each answer sheet indicates which Recording to listen to, or if a transcript is provided.




    READING

    IELTS Academic Reading


    The Academic Reading test is 60 minutes long.
    Texts for the Academic Reading test are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers.
    A variety of questions is used, chosen from the following types: multiple choice, identifying information, identifying writer’s views/claims, matching information, matching headings, matching features, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, diagram label completion, short-answer questions.




    IELTS General Reading


    The General Training Reading test is 60 minutes long.
    A variety of questions are used, chosen from the following types; multiple choice, identifying information, identifying writer’s views/claims, matching information, matching headings, matching features, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, note completion, table completion, flow-chart completion, diagram label completion, short-answer questions.




    WRITING

    IELTS Academic Writing


    The Academic Writing test is 60 minutes long.
    The test comprises two writing tasks of 150 words and 250 words.
    In Task 1 you will be asked to describe some visual information (graph/table/chart/diagram), and to present the description in your own words. You need to write 150 words in about 20 minutes. In Task 2 you will be presented with a point of view or argument or problem. You need to write 250 words in about 40 minutes.
    Below are samples of Task 1 and Task 2. (Note that the Academic Writing test is different to the General Training Writing test).






    IELTS General Writing


    The General Training Writing test is 60 minutes long.
    It has two writing tasks of 150 words and 250 words.
    In Task 1, candidates are asked to respond to a situation, by writing a letter for example, requesting information or explaining a situation. In Task 2, candidates write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
    Below are samples of Task 1 and Task 2. (Note that candidates for the General Training module do a different Writing test to the Academic module).






    SPEAKING

    In the Speaking test, you have a discussion with a certified Examiner. It is interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get.
    The test is 11 to 14 minutes long with three parts. In Part 1, you answer questions about yourself and your family. In Part 2, you speak about a topic. In Part 3, you have a longer discussion on the topic.
    The Speaking test is the same for both Academic and General Training tests.



  • Success Stories

    Testimonials

    “The best place where student can get more detailed information regarding their admissions and visas.”

                                                                         -Bhupinder


    “I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude to everyone at Pacific Institute for the support & co-operation I received during the entire process from IELTS till visa.”

                                                                               -Ranjit


    "I am glad I was with Pacific Institute and i am thankful to them even today for making it easier for me to walk my way to success. Thanks for everything"

                                                                  -Gagan Kochar


    "The classes are very good and well organised. We are getting individual attention for all classess. The IELTS coaching here is planned in such a way that it avoids time wastage. I am very much thankful to PAcific Institute."

                                                                     -Ishita Mehra


    I am really happy that I have completed my IELTS course and I was able to do my exams really well. I thank for giving me so much of confidence for writing the exam. Thanks to giving me an opportunity to come and do the practice anytime. "

                                                                      -Mayak Goel


    "English was very difficult for me to speak, but after joining here I did not waste even a day in that month, learnt grammar, vocabulary and now I can communicate with others without any kind of hesitation. I am very much thankful to Pacific Institute of Education."

                                                                                -Tania


    "My experience in this institute is beyond expectation. I believe this is the best place in India to learn computers."

                                                               -Rajwinder Kaur


    "Pacific Institute is not only an institute, but an experience where I grew as a person."

                                                                             -Deepak


    "All the faculty of this institute are very caring and provide full support to the students."

                                                               -Suhani Sharma


    "Dear Parwinder Singh,
    My name is Gurjant Singh Randhawa from Australia. I was student of IELTS preparation at Pacific Institute of Education in 2008 and upon completion my IELTS, I went to Australia. Now I have got my permanent residency in Australia and want to thank you for your special classes and hard work.
    I would also like to talk with you to THANKS for your ALL hard work. Would you please confirm me your number and suitable time for talk?
    Have a good weekend!!"


                                               -Gurjant Singh Randhawa

  • Our Location



    Contact Us


    Pacific Institute of Education

    Pacific Institute, Near Bharat Palace,
    Opp. Bibi Kaulan Hospital,
    Tarn Taran Road,
    Amritsar, India (143001)

    Mobile: +91-81463-53355
    Mobile: +91-98886-05913
    Phone: +91-183-5012032

    IELTS and other courses enquiry:

    E-mail: info@pacificinstituteasr.com
    E-mail: pacificinstitute@live.com.au
    E-mail: pacificamritsar@outlook.com

  • Why IELTS?

    One Test. Countless Opportunities

    IELTS is accepted for both study and migration by governments in more countries than any other English language test. By choosing IELTS you have more options for the future:


    Study ? Thousands of educational institutions around the world use IELTS to help select their students.


    Work ? IELTS is required by professional registration bodies for accounting, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, teaching and more in many countries.


    Migrate ? IELTS is accepted by governments as a requirement for permanent residency in Australia, Canada, the UK and New Zealand.


    Six more reasons to choose IELTS
    1. 48 test dates per year : British Council and IDP IELTS Australia offers 48 test dates per year at over 200 locations worldwide.

    2. Prepares you for study and work overseas : IELTS tests many of the English language proficiency skills you will need to use in your studies and in your work in English speaking environments.

    3. The trusted test : IELTS is co-owned and was co-created by a global partnership of education and language experts: the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL). Our commitment to quality and reliability is why IELTS is accepted and preferred by thousands of top colleges, universities, professional registration bodies and employers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK and the US.

    4. Fairer to you : You deserve a fair chance to do your best. That?s why, unlike other tests, IELTS gives you a quiet room for the Speaking test with no distractions or interruptions. Your speaking skills will be carefully assessed by a highly qualified examiner ? we don?t rely on computers to judge your performance.

    5. Faster results : IELTS results are issued 13 calendar days after you sit the test. Results can be previewed online, while your test report form can be delivered by mail, be collected from your test centre, or sent directly to the institution you are applying to (with your permission).

    6. The international test : IELTS test questions are written by a team of writers from all over the world. All questions are carefully prepared and trialled to avoid any bias toward certain cultures, age groups or gender. Both American and British spellings are accepted to make the test fairer to everyone, wherever you learn English or sit the test.



    How your score has been calculated
    The Academic and General Training papers are graded to the same scale.

    Overall band score: Your overall band score is calculated by taking the mean score of the four test components (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). The score for each component is equally weighted. Your overall band score is rounded up to the nearest whole or half band.

    For example : If you achieve 6.5 for Listening, 6.5 for Reading, 5.0 for Writing and 7.0 for Speaking, you will be awarded an Overall Band Score of 6.5. Total score of 25 � 4 = 6.25 which is a band score of 6.5.

    If you achieve 4.0 for Listening, 3.5 for Reading, 4.0 for Writing and 4.0 for Speaking, you would be awarded an Overall Band Score of 4.0. Total score of 15.5 � 4 = 3.875 which is a band score of 4.0.

    Listening and Reading scores : IELTS Listening and Reading components each contain 40 questions. Each correct item is awarded one mark, therefore the maximum raw score you can achieve for each component is 40. Band scores ranging from Band 1 to Band 9 are awarded to candidates on the basis of their raw scores.

    Please note : In order to equate different test versions, the band score boundaries are set so that all candidates? results relate to the same scale of achievement. This means, for example, that the Band 6 boundary may be set at a slightly different raw score across versions.

    Writing and Speaking scores : When marking the Writing and Speaking components of the test, examiners use detailed assessment criteria which describe written and spoken performance at each of the 9 IELTS bands.

    Writing: Examiners award a band score for each of four criterion areas : Task Achievement (for Task 1), Task Response (for Task 2), Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. The four criteria are equally weighted.

    Assessment criteria : To get a better understanding of the level of performance required to attain a particular band score, you should familiarise yourself with the assesment criteria.

    My IELTS result will only be valid for two years. Why? The IELTS partners recommend that a Test Report Form which is more than two years old should only be accepted if it is accompanied by proof that you have actively maintained or tried to improve your English.

  • MYTHS AND TRUTHS ABOUT IELTS

    MYTH 1

    IELTS is too difficult

    TRUTH
    IELTS is no more difficult than any other exam. The questions are straightforward and designed to assess how well you can use your English – not to trick you or test your opinions. As with any exam, IELTS requires thorough preparation.
    Also, remember that there is no pass or fail in IELTS. The results are reported on a 9-band scale (1 being the lowest, 9 being the highest). This scale has remained consistent for over 20 years.
    The score you need is determined by the requirements of your visa or the institution/organisation to which you are applying. Always remember to check what score you need before you take the test.

    MYTH 2

    If I sit the test in my home country, I might get a better result.

    TRUTH
    This is a common myth. However it is important to understand that the IELTS test will be the same level of difficulty wherever you sit the test.Think about where you will feel most confident taking the test.
    It is important to recognise that good meals and good sleep in the lead-up to your test will help you perform your best. Also consider how far you need to travel early on test day to reach the test centre.
    Keep in mind that all IELTS examiners in each country receive the same high level of training and are closely monitored to ensure they rate your responses consistently wherever you sit the test.

    MYTH 3

    If I smile and make the examiner laugh in my Speaking test, I may get a better mark.

    TRUTH
    Smiling can help you feel relaxed which in turn might help you perform better.
    Every examiner is trained and monitored closely to be fair to every candidate and assess your level of English only. The examiners will not give you more or fewer marks if you are smiling and laughing.



    MYTH 4

    I will lose marks if I don’t speak with an Australian, American or British accent.

    TRUTH
    You are not expected to change your accent for the IELTS test. Instead, focus on speaking clearly and at a natural pace so that the examiner can understand you. Practising your English every day and listening to different native speaker accents will help you to pronounce difficult words more clearly.

    MYTH 5

    If I write more than the word limit in my Writing test, I will get more marks.

    TRUTH
    The minimum word limit is important. You must write at least 150 words for Task 1 and at least 250 words for Task 2. If you write less than this, you will lose marks. However if you write more, this does not mean you will gain marks. Rather it is more important that you use correct English, appropriate grammar, a wide range of vocabulary and sentence structures.

    MYTH 6

    If the opinions I express in my Writing or Speaking test are different to the examiner, I might lose marks.

    TRUTH
    In your Writing and Speaking test, there are no right or wrong opinions. The examiner is assessing how well you can use your English to report information and express ideas.

    MYTH 7

    If I keep practising sample questions I will get a better bandscore

    TRUTH
    Practising sample tests will help you learn what is expected in each part of the test. This is good test preparation in order to maximise the English skills you have. However, remember that to improve your English you need to use English in everyday contexts – speak it with your friends, write notes and email in English, read English newspapers, listen to English radio.
    If you feel you need help with your English, you should also consider taking an English course. For more advice, click here.

    MYTH 8

    IELTS is harder than other English tests.

    TRUTH
    Thousands of educational institutions, employers, and professional registration bodies accept IELTS because it is a high quality and fair test. This is why IELTS is also accepted by more governments for migration purposes than any other test.
    The institution/organisation you are applying to will determine what level of English you need.

  • IELTS

    IELTS training is carried out on a comprehensive scale and is in-depth. Batches are formed on roll-on basis. To introduce to the candidates the pattern of the IELTS exam, they are put through an orientation, which explains the details of the IELTS exam, before they join the rest of the class either on week ends or on weekdays.

    It also gives detailed information about length of passages, content of dialogues, accents heard, kinds of questions, marks allotted, time available, band score, etc. Samples of the answer scripts for Listening, Reading and Writing are also provided. The students are also given ‘take-home’ material to build up their lexical resource as required for the Writing and Speaking modules.

    The candidates are trained in all the four modules on a daily basis in both the weekday and the weekend batches. During the training period, the class listens to the recordings and reads the reading passages together in the stipulated time.

    The faculty explains the answers at the end of the session and helps sort out individual problems. Reading, and Listening sections are done as daily tests. Writing and Speaking sections of the test are done under personalized supervision of the faculty in charge. Each student is given performance feedback at the end of each section.

    The candidates are also given feedback on their writing Task I and II as well in the form of remarks on Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. They are also provided with sample answers for writing which helps them improve. The Speaking section is dealt with during training, with the Cue Card section alone being different for each candidate, on a daily basis.

    In Pacific Institute of Education there is unique feature of its training the students. We give personal attention to each student right from the moment of joining to the end of the training. We take assessment test of language to ensure that how much time student requires for their language improvement training. The training/coaching duration varies from 1 week to 3 months maximum.

    We have regular batches and weekend batches according to the suitability of the students timings. We also differ from others in the aim to make students achieve the best possible score. After coaching students feel at ease and much more confident as compared to the past. We give numerous tricks to crack IELTS exam with good scores.

  • English Speaking

    Pacific Institute of Education welcomes you to join our English Speaking Training programs. Pacific Institute is committed to giving you a great and a different learning experience with ensured results. Whether you wish to start learning English as a beginner or you are a student, Executive , House wife , we have the right English speaking course.

    The English language is fast emerging as the most effective universal medium of communication. To be a part of the global quest for personal and academic excellence, to be an efficient component of this highly competitive global environment, you need the ability to speak your mind freely, effectively, fluently and confidently. If you lack these skills, you could be losing out on a lot more than you think!

    We provide you with opportunities of interaction, we indulge you in informative discussions and encourage you to express yourself without inhibitions so that you gain fluency and confidence in english speaking.

    Course Overview

    Course Objective

    At the end of the course you will:

  • Interview Preparation

    Interview is a platform where the interviewer and the interviewee get to know each other. Preparing for an interview is like preparing for a exam where all your skills will be tested.

    And hence, it is very important to crack the interview in a right way by showing what positive aspects of your personality, attitude and knowledge. We provide tailored solutions for aspirants by inculcating right problem solving attitude, leadership skills and excellent communication skills.

    Course Overview

  • Computer Education

    Pacific Institute offers a wide range of courses. These include courses for 12th pass/ college students, courses for engineers as well as short-term courses to improve skills & knowledge in any area. we provide necessary skill sets to people, important to their field of work.

    Whether it is about technical learning, School learning, or about fostering talent in rural or semi urban Places we houses it all.

    Skills Specific Courses

  • IELTS Test Registration

    Pacific Institute of Education is an authorised IELTS test booking centre both for the British Council & IDP


    To know the test dates follow the below links:


  • IELTS Result

    Pacific Institute of Education is an authorised IELTS test booking centre both for the British Council & IDP


    To know the test dates follow the below links:


  • Student Visa

    Pacific Institute of Education commenced visa services with an aim to provide expert and best-suited solutions to people interested studying to different countries like Australia, New Zealand, UK & Canada.

    With a single mind approach in tailoring career paths to suit individual profiles within the parameters that may prevail in each case. Our Business Philosophy is to build up a reputation between our entire students aspirant and their families as a responsive resource for quality education consultants.

    We offer a wide choice of courses and institutions. We represent over 300 education institutions globally. Choosing Right Universities and Decision-Making. We are very selective about the institutions we represent and ensure that they are genuine education providers and are government approved.

    Our commitment is to give professional consultancy and we have superior talents in our group to provide effective service. Our organization has a focus-minded attitude, to guide students to the best possible Institutions, thus enabling them to build their future. Using our expertise and vast experience we can identify the most suitable university for each student. We are the stepping-stones to their future and remember that our success is directly linked to their success.

    Career Counselling

    Making a right choice of course to pursue and which institute to study in imperative to a satisfying future. We at Pacific Institute understand that choosing an institute that is best suitable to student is critically important decision for career building. Our dedicated And first hand experienced team understands prospective student’s needs very well and we make sure that our every client is well served and provided personalized attention so that the student can plan and achieve their career goals. Keeping in view their individual profile and professional market scenario, we guide and assist each prospective student to make the best career choice.



    Information on Courses and Institutes we Represents

    We provide in-depth information on courses and institutes available based on each student’s academic and work experience background and provide them professional guidance in choosing the right course in right university.



    Admissions Guidance

    We guide and assist students with complete admission process on one to one basis. Our professional staffs helps students in filling the admission application forms properly while giving attention in their application and highlighting the essential areas, we also assist them with references and statement of purpose. We professionally scrutinize and Pre-assess their application and thus handling the admission process quicker and faster.



    Organizing Spot Admissions and Education fairs

    As we are official representative of various renowned institutes in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and UK so with the help of these respective institutes we organize Spot admission sessions and educations fairs in India to provide opportunity to our students meet and interact with the Univ. Representative face to face and get further information they want and get their doubts clarified.



    Visa Assistance

    We guide and assist our students in entire visa application process right from planning and preparing the application for admission, scrutinizing the documents, Visa Interview preparation and Submitting visa application. We keep ourselves regularly updated with latest visa information and changes for all countries we work for.



    Pre Departure Briefings

    Pacific Institute of Education organizes Pre Departure Programs and Get Together for our students coming from India and we also provide Pre Departure kits to our students for students from Asia – Pacific Regions who are not able to attend the briefing session. We feel that this is the most important event for students to attend as this gives the opportunity to students to make new friends and form a group. This session provides in depth knowledge of Culture, Environment, and Study Methods Do’s and Don’ts and law and legal provisions of Student visa regulations to the students. We make sure that every student from our organization should feel relaxed and comfortable before landing and should not feel any shock after reaching the destination.

  • Who we are

    Pacific Institute of Education is part of Pacific Group which is the world leader in providing Global Resettlement Solutions, which is vouched by thousands of people who have happily settled in some of the favoured countries like Canada, UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

    Pacific Institute as the name suggests deals with engraving your career on the international soil. It was initiated 8 years back in India with great vehemence. We offer assistance to people who foster a dream to study and settle abroad.

    Our services are tailored to suit individual needs and to cater to their desires. We deal mainly in two categories of visas namely “student visa” and “tourist visa.” Our clients receive expert advice and scrupulous screening of their applications throughout the entire process of applying visas.

    “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” With the world revolutionizing into a global village, distances are shrinking and breaking of trade barriers with advancement in technology has created a phenomenal demand for people worldwide. Developed countries like Canada, USA, Australia, and New Zealand offer excellent opportunities that attract students and visitors from India to go abroad.

    We at Pacific Institute work on the dictum that a high success rate means great progress and a step towards betterment but also keeping in mind the satisfaction and fulfillment of the requirements of our precious clients. The client is most important for us and you will feel the change only when you come and experience it. “Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible.

  • Company History

    Pacific Institute of Education is known for its thorough research and professionalism, is a one-stop solution to aspirants of IELTS. Pacific Institute traces its emergence from the year 2006 with an edge over other institutes. Today we look years back we see thousands of our students on having settled their careers as they were able to get right guidance at right time.

    Pacific Institute existence in the educational field is like flying an eagle with an attitude and working on the pursuit of achieving perfection to the maximum extent. What differentiates Pacific Institute from the others is professionalism and expertise in test preparation. This dedication has lead Pacific Institute spread wings wide and wider.

    Pacific Institute ensure success of students and guide them to achieve success in their careers by giving them the best possible training skills on exams and counseling related to education abroad.

    The staff of Pacific Institute is result oriented. We believe in providing high end coaching and always try to get the best of our staff and students as well.

  • Speaking Part 1


    Family

         • Do you have a large family or a small family?

         • Can you tell me something about them?

         • How much time do you manage to spend with members of your family?

         • What sorts of things do you like to do together?

         • Did/Do you get on well with your family? [Why?]

    Festivals

         • Tell me about the most important festival in your country.

         • What special food and activities are connected with this festival?

         • What do you most enjoy most about it?

         • Do you think festivals are important for a country? [Why?]

    Visitors

         • What would you suggest a visitor should see and do in your country?

         • Are there any traditional arts or music you would recommend?

         • Tell me about the kind of foreign visitors or tourists who go to your country.

         • In what ways has tourism changed your country?

    Daily Routine

         • What would you like to change in your daily routine?

         • Are all your days the same?

         • Tell me about your typical weekday and your typical weekend.

         • What is the balance of work/study and free time in your normal day?

    Computers and Internet

         • How often do you use the computer? What for?

         • Do you like using the internet? Why or Why not?

         • How did you learn to use a computer?

         • Do you think it is important to know how to use a computer? Why/Why not?

    Leisure time

         • What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

         • Do you think you get enough free time? Why / Why not?

         • How important is it to use your free time usefully?

    Sport

         • How popular is sport in your country?

         • Do most people play sport or watch it on TV? Why?

         • Did you do any sport when you were a child? Which?

         • Do you play any sport now? Why/Why not?

         • Is sport important for people today? Why/Why not?

    Clothes

         • What kind of clothes do you wear for work/college?

         • Do you prefer wearing formal or casual clothes? Why?

         • Do you like to get clothes as gifts from friends or family? Why/Why not?

  • Speaking Part 2


    Describe a teacher who has influenced you in your education.

    You should say:

         • where you met them

         • what subject they taught

         • what was special about them

         • and explain why this person influenced you so much.

    Describe a film or a TV programme which has made a strong impression on you.

    You should say:

         • what kind of film or TV programme it was, e.g. comedy

         • when you saw the film or TV programme

         • what the film or TV programme was about

         • and explain why this film or TV programme made such an impression on you. [Why?]

    Describe a memorable event in your life.

    You should say:

         • when the event took place

         • where the event took place

         • what happened exactly

         • and explain why this event was memorable for you.

    Describe something you own which is very important to you.

    You should say:

         • where you got it from

         • how long you have had it

         • what you use it for

         • and explain why it is so important to you.

    Describe an interesting historic place.

    You should say:

         • What it is

         • where it is located

         • what you can see there now

         • and explain why this place is interesting

    Describe an interest or hobby that you enjoy.

    You should say:

         • how you became interested in it

         • how long you have been doing it

         • why you enjoy it

         • and explain what benefit you get from this interest or hobby.

    Describe a useful website you have visited.

    You should say:

         • what the website was

         • how you found the address for this website

         • what the website contained

         • and explain why it was useful to you.

    Describe a well-known person you like or admire

    You should say:

         • who this person is

         • what this person has done

         • why this person is well known

         • and explain why you admire this person.

    Describe a song or piece of music you like.

    You should say:

         • what the song or music is

         • what kind of song or music it is

         • where you first heard it

         • and explain why you like it.

    Describe a festival that is important in your country

    You should say:

         • when the festival occurs

         • what you did during it

         • what you like or dislike about it

         • and explain why this festival is important.

  • Speaking Part 3


    Developments in education

         • How has education changed in your country in the last 10 years?

         • What changes do you foresee in the next 50 years?



    People’s cinema-going habits nowadays

         • Do you think the cinema has increased or decreased in popularity in recent years?

         • In your opinion, will this trend continue into the future?

    Making a film or TV drama of real/fictional events

         • What are the advantages and disadvantages of making films of real-life events?

         • How important do you think it is for a film-maker to remain true to the original story?

    The role of ceremony in our lives

         • How important are ceremonies in our lives?

         • Do you see the role of private and public ceremonies changing in the future?

    Attitudes to marriage in your country

         • Have attitudes to marriage changed in recent years?

         • In what ways do men and women feel differently about marriage, in your opinion?

    How values can change

         • What kind of possessions show status in your country?

         • Do you think it was different for your grandparents?

    The consumer society

         • Modern society is often called ‘materialistic’. Why do you think this is?

         • Do you think consumerism is a positive or a negative development?

    Looking after historic places

         • How do people in your country feel about protecting historic buildings?

         • Do you think an area can benefit from having an interesting historic place locally? In what way?

         • What do you think will happen to historic places or buildings in the future? Why?

    The teaching of history at school

         • How were you taught history when you were at school?

         • Are there other ways people can learn about history, apart from at school? How?

         • Do you think history will still be a school subject in the future? Why?

    The social benefits of hobbies

         • Do you think having a hobby is good for people's social life? In what way?

         • Are there any negative effects of a person spending too much time on their hobby? What are they?

         • Why do you think people need to have an interest or hobby?

    Leisure time

         • In your country, how much time do people spend on work and how much time on leisure? Is this a good balance, do you think?

         • Would you say the amount of free time has changed much in the last fifty years?

         • Do you think people will have more or less free time in the future? Why?

    The internet and communication

         • What effect has the internet had on the way people generally communicate with each other?

         • Why do you think the internet is being used more and more for communication?

         • How reliable do you think information from the internet is? Why? What about the news on the internet?

    The internet and shopping

         • Why do you think some people use the internet for shopping? Why doesn't everyone use it in this way?

         • What kinds of things are easy to buy and sell online? Can you give me some examples?

         • Do you think shopping on the internet will be more or less popular in the future? Why?

    Famous people in your country

         • What kind of people become famous people these days?

         • Is this different from the kind of achievement that made people famous in the past? In what way?

         • How do you think people will become famous in the future?

    Being in the public eye

         • What are good things about being famous? Are there any disadvantages?

         • How does the media in your country treat famous people?

         • Why do you think ordinary people are interested in the lives of famous people?