LIVE Testing

In early 2014, Robotel launched the RMT Project – a project devoted to the development of digital language learning materials. This project oversees the development of this official content, created by outstanding language teachers, for the SmartClass+ language learning platform. For more information about this project and details on how to download SC+ exercises read here:

This is an ongoing project. The first materials, targeting the English language, are available right now. New materials will be added as they are developed. Stay tuned to our blog, for updates.

LIVE TESTING activity- All levels


Individual Topics to Talk about

The teacher gives the students a topic and then tells them they have x minutes (e.g. 3/5 minutes) to talk about the topic when he/she says ‘begin’. The teacher then starts a live recording session. This can be used for practice or testing purposes.

Download complete PDF: Individual Topics to Talk about

Topic Level  Grammar/Vocab Practised

Tell me about your best friend.

All Present Simple / Descriptions

What is your favourite season and why? (See media activity in Beginner.)

All Present Simple

Tell me about your favourite place.

All Present Simple / Descriptions

What is your favourite national holiday and why?

All Present Simple

Tell me about one or two of your pet peeves and explain why they are pet peeves. For example: ‘I can’t stand it when people start texting when I’m talking to them because …’

All Present Simple

Tell me about a book or film you enjoyed.

All Present / Past Simple

Tell me about your weekend.

All Past Simple

Tell me about the person you respect the most. Why do you respect them?

All Various tenses possible

If you could meet any famous person, who would you like to meet and why?

All Various tenses

What five things would you change about your life if you could and why?

I Conditional and giving reasons

Who has influenced you the most in your life so far? How has this person influenced you?

I / A Various tenses

Tell me about your ideal job.

I / A Conditional

What country would you like to visit and why?

I / A Conditional / Present Simple

Tell me about something you regret and explain why you regret it.

A Past tenses / Gerunds

What do you hope to have achieved before the age of ___? (For teenagers, try 30)

A Future tenses


About the Author:

993592_346852808774885_2069455930_nHi! My name is Rachel and I’m a teacher, translator, reviewer, and consultant. I have many years of experience and have taught people of all levels and of all ages (4 to 84!). I love sharing knowledge and experience.

Rachel Tunnicliffe, Conservatoire de musique du Québec, Self-employed translator a Collège Mérici, Québec


How is the content publishing by Robotel licensed?

Creative Commons License
All content distributed in this project is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Related links:

How to download media files/SC+ exercises from SmartClass+ Cloud Exchange?

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