1 NIVEL INTERMEDIO DISCURSO CONTINUO
2 MODELO 1 TRAVELLING Look at these photos. Describe, compare and talk about them. Make sure you talk about accommodation, means of transport, places you like visiting matthieu-aubry brentdanley Jason Tester Eph Zero
3 MODELO 1 TEACHER S TRAVELLING Preguntas de desbloqueo. 1. What do you prefer doing when you re on holiday? Why? 2. When was the last time you went sightseeing? 3. What s the most exciting holiday you ve had? 4. Have you ever been abroad? 5. Which countries would you like to visit? Why? 6. Have you ever flown? What s the longest flight you ve been on? 7. Are you afraid of flying? Do you know anyone with a fear of flying? 8. Have you ever missed a plane, coach or train? What happened? 9. Do you have any travelling anecdotes? 10. What s the best/worst journey you ve ever had? 11. What s the most beautiful place you ve seen?
4 MODELO 2 WEATHER AND ENVIRONMENT Look at these photos. Describe, compare and talk about them. Make sure you talk about the weather, different sources of energy, pollution psd/ tnarik kingdesmond mehan swanksalot
5 MODELO 2 TEACHER S WEATHER AND ENVIRONMENT Preguntas de desbloqueo. 1. What kind of weather do you like best? Why? 2. Can you describe a situation in which the weather spoilt your plans? 3. Do you think the weather forecast is usually accurate? 4. What are the most important environmental problems for you? 5. What can we do to reduce pollution? 6. What can we do to have a green lifestyle? 7. Do you recycle? 8. Is it easy for you to recycle in the place where you live? 9. Have you ever been to a zoo? 10. Do you think zoos are good places for all the animal species?
6 MODELO 3 HEALTH AND PHYSICAL CARE Look at these photographs and compare them. Make sure you talk about the following: How do you think health and physical care are connected? flickr.com/photos me-framed-in-a-blogspot.com flickr.com/photos/jaylara
7 MODELO 3 TEACHER S HEALTH AND PHYSICAL CARE Preguntas de desbloqueo. 1. Do you catch a cold more than once a year? 2. Do you have any allergies? 3. Are you afraid of needles? 4. How often do you go to the dentist s? 5. Have you ever had braces on your teeth? 6. Do you go for regular medical check-ups? 7. How often do you eat junk food? 8. What kind of junk food do you eat? 9. What drinks do you think are healthy? 10. Are you a member of a gym? 11. What kind of exercise do you do?
8 MODELO 4 WORK Look at these photos. Describe, compare and talk about them. Make sure you talk about working conditions and describe the different types of jobs. Koluso Markb120 niosh Billread PhillipC
9 MODELO 4 TEACHER S WORK Preguntas de desbloqueo. 1. What s your job? 2. What are the good and bad sides of your job? 3. Have you had any other jobs? Which one(s)? 4. What is your ideal job? 5. What s the most important thing for you in a job? (salary, working conditions ) 6. What kind of jobs would you never do? Why? 7. What s the most important thing in order to find a job nowadays? (good qualifications, experience, personal qualities ) 8. Do you usually get on well with your colleagues?
10 MODELO 5 EDUCATION Look at these photographs, describe them and compare them. Make sure you talk about the following: changes in education, different types of schools, etc. (CC) Carla Gomez Monroy (CC) spaarnestadphoto (CC) woodleywonderworks (CC) ccarlstead (CC) roujo
11 MODELO 5 TEACHER S EDUCATION Preguntas de desbloqueo. 1. What school do (or did) you go to? What is (was) it like? 2. Do you have good memories of your schooldays? 3. What is/was your favourite subject? Why? 4. Are there any teachers from kindergarten or primary school you particularly remember? Why? 5. In your opinion, what are the main differences between schools in the past and nowadays? 6. What do you think about the educational system in Spain? 7. Did you have to study any foreign languages at school? How old were you when you started? Do you think children should start studying foreign languages as soon as possible? Why (not)? 8. Do you think that subjects taught at school should be more practical or more useful for life than they are now? Why (not)? 9. Do you think that single-sex classes are better for learning? Why (not)? 10. Do you think that education should be compulsory until the age of eighteen? Why (not)?
12 MODELO 6 FOOD Look at these photos. Describe, compare and talk about them. Make sure you talk about the food you like, different kinds of restaurants, places where you buy food yogurtland.com London Permaculture lesphotosdejerome photos/rbitting/
13 MODELO 6 TEACHER S FOOD Preguntas de desbloqueo. 1. How long does it take you to have lunch or dinner? 2. Do you like eating out? What kind of restaurants do you prefer? 3. How often do you go to fast food restaurants? 4. Are you a good cook? 5. What s your favourite dish? 6. What s the best/worst meal you ve ever had? 7. Do you think you have a healthy diet? Why? Why not? 8. Where do you usually buy food? 9. How often do you buy takeaway food or ready-cooked meals? 10. What are the advantages and disadvantages of traditional markets?
14 MODELO 7 DAILY LIFE Look at these photographs, describe and compare them. Make sure you talk about the following: working hours, household chores, hobbies and leisure time, etc. (CC) monkeyc.net (cc) shoplifter_too (CC) mtimages (cc) Leo Reynolds (CC) Kaptain Kobold (CC) tomswift46
15 MODELO 7 TEACHER S DAILY LIFE Preguntas de desbloqueo. 1. How many hours a day do you spend working/studying? 2. What do you usually do in your free time? 3. Would you like to have more free time? What would you do? 4. Do you think it is important for children to spend time with their parents? Why (not)? 5. Do you collect anything? Do you know any collectors? What would you collect if you had a lot of money? 6. How do you relax? Do you think men and women relax in different ways? 7. Who does the housework in your house? Do you think that men and women share the household chores now more than in the past? Why (not)? 8. Do you think that being a housewife is a job? Should people get paid for that? 9. Are timetables and routines different depending on the country? (eating, going to bed, pubs, shops ) 10. What are/would be the main advantages and disadvantages of shops opening on Sundays?
16 MODELO 8 Pruebas de Certificación de Idiomas Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas del Principado de Asturias LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION Look at these photographs, describe and compare them. Make sure you talk about the following: different ways of communicating, speaking languages, access to information, etc. (CC) Ross Mayfield (CC) matteopenzo (CC) aslinth (CC) Bodum
17 MODELO 8 TEACHER S LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION Preguntas de desbloqueo. 1. Why are you learning English? Do you speak any other foreign languages? 2. Can you think of any circumstances when language can become a barrier? 3. Have you ever heard about Esperanto? What is it? Has it been successful? Why (not)? Would you like to learn it? 4. What do you think of languages that are dying? Do you think they should be preserved? 5. Does language make the personalities of each nationality different? 6. How do you think language first started? 7. Do you ever use the Internet to communicate? How? 8. Do you think that and mobile phones are changing the way people speak and write? Why (not)? 9. How do you usually learn about what is happening in the world? 10. Do you think traditional newspapers are going to disappear? Why (not)?
18 MODELO 9 Pruebas de Certificación de Idiomas Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas del Principado de Asturias SHOPPING AND COMMERCE Look at these photographs and compare them. Make sure you talk about the following: shopping, consumerism, range of products, means of payment, buying online, sales, etc. (cc) G.L. Barone (cc) lapreuenphiladelphia2008 (cc) adbusters (cc) Fabuleuxfab (cc) Quin.anya
19 MODELO 9 SHOPPING AND COMMERCE TEACHER S Preguntas de desbloqueo. 1. Is shopping a pleasure for you? Why (not)? 2. When and where do you shop the most? 3. How often do you go shopping? 4. Do you go to the sales? Why (not)? 5. Do you think discounted goods are good value or old junk? Why? 6. Can you afford whatever/anything you want? 7. What s the most expensive thing you have ever bought? 8. What s the best bargain you have ever purchased/grabbed? 9. What would you like to buy, if you had the money? 10. Do you ever shop online? Why (not)? 11. What are the advantages/disadvantages of e-commerce/shopping online? 12. Do you use credit cards? What are they good for? 13. Don t you think we have too much choice? Can you give us an example? 14. Do you think we buy more things than we need? Why (not)? 15. Do shops make you buy things you don t need? Why (not)?
20 MODELO 10 Pruebas de Certificación de Idiomas Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas del Principado de Asturias GADGETS Look at these photograghs and compare them. Make sure you talk about the following: new devices, their uses, technology and children, videogames, etc. (cc) planetbene (cc) penmachine (cc) Xurble (cc) Benebenebenebene (cc) imamom
21 MODELO 10 GADGETS TEACHER S Preguntas de desbloqueo. 1. What gadgets (computer / laptop / mobile phone / mp3 player, etc.) do you own? 2. What do you use it / them for? 3. Which gadget or device would you buy if you had the money? 4. Do we have too many gadgets? 5. Do you keep old devices or tapes? Why (not)? 6. Do you think technology gets old too quickly? 7. Are computers easy to use? 8. Should children use computers? 9. Do you know what a GPS is for? 10. Can gadgets (such as GPS or mobiles) be dangerous when driving? How? 11. Are videogames for children only? 12. Do you play videogames? If so, do you play alone or with friends? 13. How do you think videogames will be played in the future? 14. Can videogames be active / help you learn something? 15. Can you learn anything from videogames?