Speaking 5ª parte

Más desarrollos de interacciones de inglés de 2º de Básico, esta vez con temas variados “A little of everything” o de todo un poco.

Unos consejos: ayuda mucho imprimirse los diálogos, transcribir la secuencia fonética sobre las palabras que más difícil nos resulte la pronunciación, o que nunca nos acordemos de como “suenan”, y repetir en voz alta los diálogos. Es conveniente adaptar las estructuras que nos parezcan más antipáticas de memorizar por otras equivalentes. Y una vez ensayado todo, lo mejor es improvisar sin “los guiones” delante.

Y por ahora, creo que no voy a colgar más diálogos y me voy a dedicar a seguir mis propios consejos.

A little of everything

Tennis lessons

Student A: Your answers:
Candidate A, here is some information about tennis lessons.

12 lessons (Mondays 6-8pm)
at Green Park, Beachside Road
For ages 10-16
Only £75!
Please bring sports shoes!

Student B: Your questions:
Candidate B, you don’t know anything about the tennis lessons, so ask A some questions about the tennis lessons and A you answer them.

Many lessons?
For everybody?
Need / bring?


B: Hi!, How are you?
A: Fine, thanks, and you?
B: I’m in bad shape. I need to get fit.
A: Why don’t you take some tennis lessons?
B: It’s a great idea. Where you can take them?
A: At Green Park, Its address is Beachside Road.
B: How many lessons are there?
A: To start, 12 lessons, all Mondays from six to eight pm.
B: Are they for everybody?
A: Oh, oh! As far as I know for ages ten to sixteen.
B: I’am older!
A: You should ask them if they take lessons for adults.
B: Yes, I’ll do that. And are they expensive?
A: No, they are cheap, only seventy-five pounds.
B: Am I going to need to bring anything?
A: Yes, you are going to need to bring sports shoes.
B: Thank you very much for the information you have given me. It’s going to be very useful.
A: Welcome! What are you waiting for? Ask them!

Language school

Student B: Your answers:
Candidate B, it’s your turn to have some information.
Candidate B, here is some information about a language school.

10 Station Road, Brdgetown
Daytime & evening lessons: 6 days per week
Courses in English, German, Spanish & French
Excellent teachers!

Student A: Your questions:
Candidate A, you don’t know anything about the language school, so ask B some questions about it.

Name / school?
All languages?
When / lessons?
Good / teachers?


A: Hi!, How are you?
B: Fine, thanks, and you?
A: Not so bad, but I’m busy preparing an exam.
B: Really, and how are you doing?
A: Well… I aren’t good at foreign languages, and I have to revise my English if I want to pass my examinations.
B: You should look for a language school.
A: You’re right. Do you know some good language school?
B: Yes, I do.
A: What is the name of that school?
B: : Its name is The Swan Language School
A: Do they teach all lenguages?
B: Yes, there are courses in English, German, Spanish and French for anyone.
A: When are the lessons?
B: There teaches daytime and in the evening lessons, 6 days per week.
A: There are good teachers?
B: Yes, there are excellent teachers! I learned a lot about English language when I was enrolled there.
A: And… is it expensive?
B: I don’t know. I’ll check it
A: What is its address?
B: It is located at 10 Station Road, in Bridgetown.
A: Thank you very much for the information you have given me. It’s going to be very useful.
B: Welcome! What are you waiting for sign up?

Eating habits

Student A: Your questions:
You are a university student doing a survey about Spanish people’s eating habits. You go out into the street and stop a citizen. Ask him/her some questions about his/her eating habits. You can use the information below.

Ask / questions?
Kind / food / like / eat?
Favourite meal?
Why / prefer / …?
What / usually / dinner?
Think / Spanish food?
Typical / drink / Spain?

Student B: Your answers:
You have to answer the questions from the Student A.

– Good morning Sir / Madam! Can I ask you some questions?
– Yes, of course. I have plenty of time.
– What kind of food do you like eating?
– I almost love all kinds of food: vegetables, pasta, fish… but I hate eggs.
– What’s your favourite meal?
– Dinner. I really enjoy dinner.
– Why do you prefer dinner?
– That’s because everybody is at home.
– What do you usually have for dinner?
– Well. Sometimes fish. Other times a sandwich, it depends on the day.
– What do you think of Spanish food?
– Spanish food is very varied and there are many dishes for every taste.
– What’s the typical drink of Spain.
– Wine, but beer is most popular.
– That’s all for today. Thank you very much.
– Welcome.

Job interview

Student A: Your questions:
You are looking for a job as a babysitter and you have a job interview at ‘Babycare’, a company that employs babysitters. The manager will ask you about the following things:

Name / surname / spell?
Study? If so, what?
Like children?
Experience working with children?
Work mornings a afternoons?
Adress / telephone number?

Student B: Your answers:
You have to answer the questions from the Student A.

– Hello. Please sit down.
– Hello.
– I am going to ask you a few questions.
– OK. I’m ready.
– What is your name?
– My name is Ane.
– I see. And what is your surname?
– Parker.
– Could you spell that, please?
– Yes, of course. P-A-R-K-E-R.
– How old are you?
– I’m 22.
– Are you studying?
– Yes, I am.
– What are you studying?
– I’m studying to become a doctor.
– That sounds interesting. And do you like children?
– Yes, I do. Very much!
– Do you have any experience working with children?
– Yes, with my little brother and sister. I look after them sometimes.
– Do you prefer to work in the morning or in the afternoon?
– In the afternoon.
– Why?
– In the morning I go to university.
– Can you give me your address and telephone number, please?
– Yes, of course. I live at n.32, Uria Street and my phone number is 600 6000 600
– OK. Thank you. You’ll hear from us soon.
– I would be glad to hear from you again.

Describing a photo

The beatles crossing Abbey Road

Student A: Your answers:
Read the information about a famous photo and answer your partner’s questions.

Name of photo: Abbey Road album cover
Photographer: Iain Macmillan
Year: 1969
Description: The Beatles (John, Ringo, Paul,
and George) walking across Abbey Road /
near recording studio in London / wearing
1960s clothes / sunny day
Reason it is famous: photo / last album cover

Student B: Your questions:
Make questions and ask your partner about a famous photo.

What/ name / photo?
Who /take?
What year/take?
Can / describe?
Why /famous?


– What’s your favourite photo from when you were a child?
– A photo from when I was six with my classmates in the School.
– Can you describe it?
– Yes, we are all wearing white housecoats and we are all standing up in the class.
– What’s the best photo you’ve ever seen?
– This is The beatles crossing the zebra crossing.
– What’s the name this photo?
– It’s name is Abbey Road album cover
– Who was take it?
– By the photographer Ian Macmillan.
– What year did it take?
– It took in nineteen sixty-nine.
– Can you describe it?
– Yes, I can. In the photo The Beatles are walking acroos the zebra crossing in Abbey Road. This street was near their recording studio in London. The Beatles are wearing style dress from sixty’s and it’s being a sunny day.
– Why is it famous?
– Because it was the last album cover.
– I find it very interesting.

Media habits

Student A: Your answers:
You have a new British friend. He/ She asks you about TV/ radio/ media in Spain.
You have to answer him/her.
Student B: Your questions:
You are a student British and you have to ask Student A the following questions:

favourite TV programmes?
hours / watch TV a day?
ever listen to / radio?
ever listened / radio and watched TV at the same time?
favourite radio stations?
how often / buy magazines or newspapers?
prefer / music programmes on TV / radio?


– Hello, can I ask you a few questions about the media, please?
– Yes, of course.
– What are your favourite TV programmes?
– My favourite TV programmes are documentaries and soap operas.
– I see. How many hours a day do you watch TV?
– About two hours more or less.
– And do you ever listen to the radio?
– Yes, every day.
– Have you ever listened to the radio and watched TV at the same time?
– Yes, of course, sometimes when I see a football match.
– And what about you? What are your favourite radio stations?
– Oh! I like Kiss FM and Los Cuarenta Principales (the top forty)
– How often do you buy magazines or newspapers?
– Once or twice a week.
– Do you prefer music programmes on TV or on the radio?
– On the radio, usually while I am driving.
– OK, it’s been nice to see you again. Bye.
– Bye.


Hay muchos más temas sobre los que puede versar la interacción oral, si alguien tiene más ejemplos, le agradecería que me los mandara (mucho mejor si ya están trabajados o guionizados los diálogos).