Speaking practice - Higher

It's worthwhile thinking of extended opinions on all aspects of family life and friendship. Consider advantages and disadvantages, things that you would change and any future plans you may have with your friends and family.

Listen to these questions and think about how you would respond.

Question

Transcript:

¿Cuáles son las ventajas de tener una familia muy grande?

Translation:

What are the advantages of having a big family?

Question

How could you respond? Click for a sample answer.

Transcript:

En mi opinión, hay muchas ventajas. Creo que los niños aprenden más rápido a compartir, a ayudar en casa y a ser más cuidadosos con sus cosas. Además, nunca te aburres, tienes amigos en casa y nunca estás solo.

Translation:

In my opinion, there are lots of advantages. I think that children learn to share quicker, to help at home and to be more careful with their things. Also, you never get bored, you have friends at home and you are never alone.

Question

Transcript:

¿Qué harás con tu familia este fin de semana?

Translation:

What will you do with your family this weekend?

Question

How could you respond? Click for a sample answer.

Transcript:

Los fines de semana solemos descargar una película y comer pizza. Este fin de semana creo que iremos de compras y luego cenaremos en la casa de mis abuelos. El domingo por la mañana saldremos juntos, pero todavía no sé qué haremos.

Translation:

What will you do with your family this weekend?

At the weekend we normally download a film and eat pizza. This weekend I think that we will go shopping and then we will have dinner in my grandparents' house. Sunday morning we will go out together, but I don't know what we will do yet.

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