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Sunday, September 25, 2011

speaking memories - some other cue cards asked

1. Long journey
2. live match you saw
3. favourite magazine
4. Favourite newspaper

Speaking memories ( 24th Sept)

1.       What is your full name?
2.       Can I see your identity?
3.       What are you doing – working or studying?
4.       What do you like in your job?
5.       Did you face any difficulty in finding this job?
6.       Do you think mobile phones are good for use? Why?
7.       Did you find any difficulty in using the mobile phone?
8.       Have you ever learnt dancing?
9.       On what occasions people dance in your country?
10.   Do you enjoy when you see other people dancing?
11.   How do you feel when you see other people dancing?

Speaking memories ( 18th Sept)

1.       What is your full name?
2.       Where do you come from?
3.       Do you think it is a good place for youngsters?
4.       What is your school’s name?
5.       Did you choose your school for study?
6.       If you get a chance to go on a long trip where would you like to go?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

writing memories - 24th September 2011

AC task 1 - Pictorial flow chart of a fishing canning process
AC task 2 -

In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a range of subjects. In others children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to a particular career. For today’s world which system is appropriate?

( This assay is from the 2007 list and the plan of the essay was posted on my blog on 8th Oct 2009- Read it here

The complete essay was posted on 24th Sept 2010 -Read it here

Friday, September 23, 2011

Parents often buy their children many toys. What are the advantages and disadvantages of children having a large number of toys? Use examples from your personal knowledge and experience.

 September 2011 General Training essay - Australia ( topic taken from

Toys are not just playthings. They are the building blocks of our child’s future. They teach our children about the world and about themselves. That is precisely why parents always want to provide their children with toys. The issue of concern here is regarding the number of toys children are given. While some parents fill their children’s rooms to the ceiling with toys, others limit the number of toys that children have to play with.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Writing memories - 17th Sept 2011

Writing 1: 2 bar charts which show how children in 2 age groups (5-10 and 10-15) go to school ( walking, car, bus, bicycle) in two years 1996 and 2006 in one European country.

Writing 2: In some countries, it is decided to move industries and businesses out of large cities into regional areas. Do you think it's advantages outweigh its disadvantages?

Describe a walk that you have enjoyed - Where was it - When was it - With whom

·        I go for a morning walk daily
·        But here I am going to talk about a walk that I enjoyed the most
·        The walk was with my friend
·        He is studying in Australia
·        He had come to India during his vacations
·        He spent one night with me last month
·        The next morning we both went for a long walk
·        We enjoyed the early morning breeze and chatted with each other.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Speaking memories ( 18th Sept)

1.       May I know you name please?
2.       Tell me about your hometown?
3.       Is it a city or a village?
4.       What can young people do there?
5.       What are the advantages of cell phones?
6.       Where do you use them most?
7.       Will they be used more or less in the future?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Talk about a leader whom you like – a sportsman, businessman or a politician - Who is he - What does he do - What are his qualities - What made him successful

·        I know of many leaders who are sportsmen, businessmen or politicians, but here I would like to talk about a leader whom I like very much.
·        He is none other than Anna Hazare.
·        He has recently been in the limelight because of his fight against corruption.
·        He has moved the entire nation to protest against corruption.

Speaking memories ( Sandeep – 16th Sept. 2011)
1.       What is your name?
2.       Have you ever learnt swimming?
3.       Why? / Why not?
4.       Should children learn swimming?

Speaking memories ( Simranjeet – 16th Sept. 2011)

1.       What is your name?
2.       What do your friends call you?
3.       Are you working or studying?
4.       What part of your job you like the most?
5.       Did you have any problem finding this job?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Writing memories - 15th Sept. 2011

AC task 1 - Three pie charts -  the first jobs that students of UK universities got in 1992, 1997 and 2002. The job categories were - sales, clerical and managerial, administrative, professional and other.

Essay - Today, it is common that TV news programmes show the images of disasters and violence to the public. Discuss the reasons and the effects on the individual and the society. ( this essay is from the 2007 list and was posted in the blog on 25th Sept 2010. )     Read it here

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Some countries have introduced a law to limit working hours for employees. Why is this law introduced? Do you think it is a positive or a negative development?

There are countries in the world such as USA, Canada, Australia and many more where a person cannot work for more than 40 hours a week. In my opinion, it is a positive development. In the following paragraphs, I shall discuss why this law was introduced and my arguments to support my views.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Talk about a program that you saw on TV and did not like. Please say - What program was it? - What was it about? - Why didn’t you like it? - What could have been done to make it better?

(written by Manish)
·         I have seen many TV programmes in my life.
·         But here I am going to talk about the TV programme, I didn’t like.
·         The TV programme was “Rakhi ka insaaf”.
·         I saw it in last December.
·         I was in Chandigarh at that time

Saturday, September 3, 2011

"The qualities a person needs to become successful in today's world cannot be learned at a university or similar academic institution. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Success is a very subjective term. It is very difficult to define a successful life. All too often we equate a successful life with material possessions. Yet, there are millions of people out there who lead successful, fulfilled lives and are not financially sound. They may not be rich in the financial sense, but they are rich in life and values. Therefore, I partially agree with the statement.

Writing memories – 3rd Sept 2011- Atul

Task 1 – Write a letter to the manager of an International company in which you want to work.

Task 2 – Governments are spending a lot of money on arts such as painting and sculpture. Do you think Govt. should spend money on these things?

Writing memories – 3rd Sept 2011- Manpreet

Task 1 – Bar graph 6 countries – urban and rural population in 2006 and prediction for 2013

Task 2 - Some people think that the government should provide assistance to all kinds of artists including painters, musicians and poets, etc. However, other people think that is a waste of money. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
( 2007 – topic)

Talk about your last holidays -Do you like to go on holiday? -Where do you like to go? -Do you prefer to travel alone or with others? -What do you do in your holidays?

(written by Anita)

·        To overcome the monotony of daily life everyone needs vacations.
·        So, I am also very fond of going on holidays.
·        Here I am going to talk about my last holidays which I spent in Singapore and Thailand.
·        It was a 15 days trip.

Talk about a subject that you liked during your higher or secondary studies. Please say - What was the teacher like? - Why did you like the subject? - Explain the importance of the subject.

( I have written about two subjects - English and Maths)
·        I studied many subjects in my school time, but here I would like to talk about mathematics.
·        It was my favourite subject in school time because of my teacher Mrs Promilla.
·        She was in her forties at that time.
·        She was not very tall, but very attractive.
·        She always wore a sari.
·        I remember, I was very weak at maths.

Talk about a well known TV or radio presenter, in your speech - describe the presenter, - say what the show was about, - what characteristics the presenter had

·        There are many TV presenters whom I like but here I would like to talk about Mr Amitabh Bachhan.
·        He is my favourite TV presenter.
·        He has hosted KBC i.e. Kaun Banega Crorepati four times.
·        He is in his 70s
·        He has a charismatic personality.
·        He is tall and handsome.
·        Even at this age he is very lithe and agile.
·        He is a legend in himself.


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