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English Test : Small Talk

At the beginning of the interview, the officer might first engage you in some simple small talk (questions about everyday life). This is designed to be friendly, to make you feel comfortable and to see if you understand basic English. We provide you here with some possible small talk questions and answers for you to practice on.

Weather

How’s the weather today? Listen
Sample response: it is a nice sunny day
Is it raining outside? Listen
Sample response: No it is not raining right now
How do you like the weather today? Listen
Sample response: It is too cold for me!

Transportation

How did you come here today? Listen
Sample response: I took the bus
Did it take you very long to get here? Listen
Sample response: Yes, it took me two hours
Did it take you long to find a parking spot? Listen
Sample response: No I found a parking spot pretty quickly
Did you have any problems getting here? Listen
Sample response: Yes I took the wrong turn a couple of times
How was the traffic? Listen
Sample response: It was flowing nicely
Did you come by bus or by car? Listen
Sample response: I came by bus

General

Have you been waiting a long time to talk to me today? Listen
Sample response: I have been waiting for 30 minutes
How was your week-end? Listen
Sample response: My week-end was great, I spent a lot of time with my family
How are you? Listen
Sample response: I am doing great, thank you! And you?
Did you study for the citizenship test? Listen
Sample response: Yes I studied every day for the past month
Do you feel well prepared for your test today? Listen
Sample response: Yes
Do you have any questions? Listen
Sample response: Yes I was wondering how long is the interview?
Do you have plans for the week-end? Listen
Sample response: Yes I plan to go out to the movies with my friend