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BEC Spoken Test

BEC Spoken Test

PART 1

The examiner asks the candidate about him/herself, his/her home, work or studies and other familiar topics.

EXAMPLE

Cold weather

Have you ever been in very cold weather? [When?]

How often is the weather cold where you come from?

Are some parts of your country colder than others? [Why?]

Would you prefer to live in a hot place or a cold place? [Why?]

l. Have you ever been in very cold weather? (When?)

Yes, I have. I went to the Harbin which is a big city located in Northeast of China in the winter a few years ago for my sister's wedding. I'm someone who hates coldness then I got a really bad cold. But luckily, the wedding was nice.

2. How often is the weather cold where you come from?

I'm a local here in Beijing where we have a clear division of the four seasons, which means we would normally have several months of winter every year.

3. Are some parts of your country colder than others? (Why?)

Yes, of course. China is such a big country with huge space for its huge population. We do have areas in different geographical altitudes. I'm not really an expert on this, but I think the territory of China expands to areas called "tropical zone", "moderate zone" and "subfrigid zone".

I personally prefer warm places, for really simple reason, because I just cannot stand the coldness of winter. Plus, though I'm not sure about the reason, people in hot places are normally slim. Perhaps it's because they don't have good appetite and eat less.4. Would you prefer to live in a hot place or a cold place? (Why?)

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