Are you ready for your role- plays?
110 Questions which you need to
say YES to before May 6th
Foundation 1-60
Higher 1-110
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KEY VOCABULARY
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Instructions
This slide show is designed to help you prepare for the roleplay part of your
speaking test.
-Foundation questions = 1-60
-Higher questons = 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.
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1. Can you ask for items in a pharmacy?
Me gustaría……
(Una botella de) crema solar
(una botella de) champú
Un cepillo
pasta de dientes
…. por favor
¿Tienes….
Un cepillo de dientes
una botella de colonia
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
té
chocolate caliente
zumo de manzana
limonada
café
5.) Can you ask where things are in a
shop/cafe?
¿Dónde están...?
La cajera
Los servicios
Los probadores
La salida
6.) Can you ask for fruit and veg in a
market/supermarket?
¿Tienes?
manzanas
patatas
¿ Hay?
naranjas
zanahorias
peras
cebollas
Melocotones
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
para jugar al tenis
tres bicicletas
para hacer un viaje
tres esquís
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......
Un mapa de la ciudad
Me gustaría......
una tarjeta postal
Un horario de tren
un folleto de información
10.) Can you ask where places are and ask is it far?
¿Dónde está.....?
La estación de tren
¿Está lejos?
La estación de autobús
La comisaría
11.) Can you ask for items in a stationery shop?
Quiero......
Un lápiz
Me gustaría......
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
cerca de la ventana
/
a las ocho y media
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
GRANDE
un abrigo
Mediano
Pequeño
De talla 30
Verde
un jersey
De talla 38
Rojo
Negro
Azul
Naranja
15.) Can you buy other items from a supermarket
or a camping shop?
Me gustaría comprar...
leche
pan
plato
galletas
taza
cereales
16.) Do you know all the question words?
¿ Qué?
Is there..?
¿Cuál?
Is it far/near?
¿Cuánto/ Cuántos?
¿Cuándo?
¿A qué hora?
¿Tengo que / Necesito?
¿Dónde?
¿Hay...?
¿Se puede..?
¿Cómo?
¿Cuánto cuesta?
How..?
How much / How many..?
Where..?
How do you get to...?
Can you...?
What..?
Which..?
How much does it cost?
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
x7
x3
para tres noches
con baño
para una semana
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
Quiero cambiar dinero ...
una carta
19.) Can you ask for directions in town?
Por dónde se va....?
al banco
al mercado
100 m
al hospital
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
la clase
el programa
¿A qué hora termina....?
el concierto
21.) Can you ask when things leave / arrive and
whether you have to change trains?
¿A Qué hora sale / llega ....?
el avión
¿Necesito...
cambiar de tren
el autobús
22.) Can you book an excursion?
Quiero reservar una excursión...
Quiero ir a ....
el castillo
la playa
Quiero ir .......
el museo
???
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
à ocho euros
/
10 EUROS
à diez euros
/
12 EUROS
à 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
...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
Es para....
x3
tres noches
una caravana
un coche
28.) Can you say what you want to do in a
friend’s house / that you are tired?
Quiero...
telefonear a mi casa
ESTOY CANSADA
ver la televisión
jugar con el ordenador
dormir
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
¿Cuándo...
necesito llegar?
en una pista de hielo
30.) Can you ask for more information about
a work experience placement?
¿A qué hora...?
empieza el trabajo?
¿Hay un salario..?
¿Dónde puedo comer..?
termina el trabajo?
?
¿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 para....
x3
tres días
x7
una semana
x14
dos semanas
33.) Can you talk about your part time job?
Trabajo en...
una tienda de música
Empiezo...
una tienda de ropa
un supermercado
Termino.....
a las once
a las tres
Gano
cinco libras a la hora
diez libras a 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
..cerca del hotel?
..cerca del centro?
un centro comercial
una pista de hielo
38.) Can you report lost property?
He perdido...
Mis llaves
en el tren
Mi cartera
Mi pasaporte
a la parada de autobús
Mi reloj
Mi bolsa
en un café
39.) Can you describe lost property?
SIZE
Es grande
Es mediana
Es pequeña
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 bolsa 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
Estoy cansada
el pie
Tengo calor
el brazo
las orejas
Tengo frío
44.) Can you say when your illness began?
Empezó...
Two days ago
Hace dos días
Yesterday
Ayer
This morning
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
a las siete y media
8:15
a las ocho y cuarto
9:45
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
Estoy de vacaciones
La playa
51.) Can you buy souvenirs and ask where the till is?
Me gustaría comprar...
una bufanda
un sombrero
¿Dónde está.....?
La caja
una taza
52.) Can you ask what is in your hotel room?
¿Hay...
un baño
un teléfono
en el hotel?
un balcón
53.) Can you ask for food at a grocer’s?
Quiero...
harina
queso
azúcar
mantequilla
sal
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
¿Dónde está....?
El cuarto de baño?
Tengo hambre
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...
inglesa
paquistaní
francesa
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 reservación para Londres / Glasgow (a las nueve y media)
•Me llamo Ayesha Batool
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 is pronounce like English ‘Hi’ – It 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 ‘¿Cuàndo? – 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 información sobre trabajos en su hotel.
Hola! Estoy llamando para información sobre trabajos 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 profesor se llama señorita Clark. Es amable y muy simpática y
también está un poco loca.
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 Aasiyah Shah y he reservado dos billetes para Romeo y
Julieta a las ocho y media.
Hola me llamo Misha Dharrad y he reservado dos billetes para el
concierto de Shakira 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?
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 Bushra Siddique 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 / paquistaní / británica. Hablo inglés, español y árabe.
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 ....
(crossing road)
Estaba comprando una chaqueta
(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
Tip –
Ritz en el centro
cerca de la ciudad
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
Tip –
en coche
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, francés y inglés...
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 –
future.
You could also use the present tense as long as you specify a time in the
¿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
Now try to use either
reason.
Hay (there is)
porque...
Hay menos ruido / tráfico
Me gusta el arte / el aire libre
Es más tranquilo / interesante
al museo
Me gusta(i like)
Es(it is)
to give a
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
buena
la ciudad es muy bonita
/
/
la comida estaba muy
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 peor
En los colegios en España, los estudiantes son más ruidosas
En mi colegio hay menos respeto para 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
Tip –
prohibir los coches en el centro
tener más transporte público
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 cuera. 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
Post office
Clothes
Fruit/Veg
Other food
Cutlery etc
Souvenirs
Lost property
Activities
In town
Transport
Tourist office
Stationery
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 et las verduras
Una ensalada
Las patatas
Un melocotón Una naranja
Una col
Las cebollas
Un plátano
Un coliflor
Una pera
Los champiñones
La comida
El pescado
El queso
Las patatas
fritas
La leche El zumo Un bocadillo
El pollo
Una tarta
Un cruásan
El jamón
El azúcar
Un huevo
El pan
*Librería – bookshop
biblioteca - library
El mercado
El cine
El
polideportivo
La oficina de
turismo
La estación
de tren
El
aeropuerto
En el pueblo
El teatro
La oficina
La estación de
autobús
Correos
La comisaría
La biblioteca
La panadería
EL museo
La librería*
El transporte
Puedo ir ....?
Can I go there by...
(Everyone forgets this phrase – REMEMBER IT)
a pie
en bicicleta
en tren
en avión
en coche
en autobús
en barco
en metro
Correos
Un sello
Un paquete
Una carta
Cutlery
Un tenedor
Un cuchillo
Un plato
Una cuchara
Los recuerdos
Un sombrero
Una bufanda
Unas 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
Una bolsa
Un pasaporte
Un monedero
Un móvil
Una tarjeta de credito
Las llaves
Una mochila
Actividades
Quiero....
tomar un baño
tomar una ducha
nadar
jugar al baloncesto
hacer la equitación
Ir de compras
hacer el ciclismo
ir al cine
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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