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Test 1 / 10

Here you have a card with a question written on it and you are required to explain what you think about the subject. There are some additional ideas on the card which you may use if you like.

Which is preferable, making your own decisions or asking others for advice?

  • in education
  • at work
  • at different ages

A series of questions will now be asked, which both candidates are required to discuss together.

  • Nowadays, there are so many products to choose from that it’s impossible to choose. To what extent do you agree?
  • Who should decide how taxes are spent, government ministers or local people? ….. (Why?)
  • Why do jobs that involve taking difficult decisions appeal to some people?
  • What difficult decisions do you think scientists will face in the future?
  • What is the best way of deciding how a criminal is punished?
  • How easy is it to repair a wrong decision?
Test 2 / 10

Here you have a card with a question written on it and you are required to explain what you think about the subject. There are some additional ideas on the card which you may use if you like.

Does the music business have a future?

  • Illegal downloading.
  • Album streaming
  • Computer-generated music.

A series of questions will now be asked, which both candidates are required to discuss together.

  • Do you think artists should make their music available for free on the internet?
  • Do you think people will stop making music because of the internet?
  • Do you think the government should try to solve the problem of illegal music downloading?
  • Do you think computers will make the music of the future?
  • Would you go to a concert to hear a computer generate music?
Test 3 / 10

Here you have a card with a question written on it and you are required to explain what you think about the subject. There are some additional ideas on the card which you may use if you like.

How is technology affecting education?

  • Tablets not books.
  • Wikipedia.
  • Virtual reality.

A series of questions will now be asked, which both candidates are required to discuss together.

  • Do you think students learn more from tablets or books?
  • Do you think it is safe for students to trust sites like Wikipedia?
  • Do you expect students who use tablets to do better than students who use books?
  • Do you think the government should control the influence of technology in the classroom?
  • Do you think the presence of technology in the classroom is unfair on poor children?
Test 4 / 10

Here you have a card with a question written on it and you are required to explain what you think about the subject. There are some additional ideas on the card which you may use if you like.

How is shopping changing?

  • E-commerce.
  • Amazon.
  • The corner shop.

A series of questions will now be asked, which both candidates are required to discuss together.

  • Why do you think internet shopping is so popular?
  • Do you think corner shops will disappear?
  • Do you think internet shopping is safe?
  • Do you think big supermarket chains can compete with companies like Amazon?
  • Should the government have more control on companies which sell on the internet?