Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card)
Describe a school you went to in your childhood.
You should say:
- Where it was?
- What it was like?
- What did you learn there?
and explain how you felt about it.
A Modal answer with band 7+
Well, having an education in one's childhood is very interesting and no one can forget those. I vividly remember my primary school when my mom used to drop me and fetch me from school throughout the week. My primary school is situated in Kuala Lumpur suburb not far from my apartment.
I vaguely remember about its structure because after 5th grade I moved to Australia with parents and I had been in that school for 5 years. My school was an international school of IGCSE curriculum and they maintain infrastructure accordingly. Having around four to a five-story building, it has capacious classrooms equipped with a projector with the sound system. We used to watch rhymes on it.
Learning was really enjoyable and fun over there. I was taught numbers, arithmetic calculations, basic science and many more courses. What's more, yeah, I also learn how to mingle with friends and make friends with new students. Sometimes there was an annual concert and I used to participate with wholeheartedly. Moreover, drawing and colouring were my favourite subject.
Overall, I cannot forget my primary school, and I am hoping to visit there at least once just to thanks for everything.
An explanation based on SPEAKING: Band Descriptors (public version)
Fluency and coherence
Speaks at length without noticeable effort or loss of coherence.
Demonstrated language-related hesitation at times, or some repetition and/or self-correction.
Uses a range of connectives and discourse markers with some flexibility.
Uses a wide vocabulary resource readily and flexible to convey precise meaning.
Uses less common and idiomatic vocabulary skilfully.
Paraphrase effectively as required.
Grammatical range and accuracy
Given the modal answer has a wide range of complex structures with flexibility.
Produces a majority of error-free sentences.
It is easy to understand throughout; L1 accent has minimal effect on intelligibility.
Sustains flexible use of features, with only occasional lapses.
Uses a range of pronunciation features with mixed control.