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篇一:北京市英语口语等级证书考试

Can you tell me something about your work?

Can you tell me something about your study?

What are employment opportunities like in Beijing?

III. Topic presentation and follow-up questions(about 4-5 minutes) Now, let’s talk about something you have prepared.

You have about 2 minutes for your presentation.

What are you going to talk to me about? (What is your topic?)

[Ask the candidate to start his/her presentation.]

[Ask two or three follow-up questions about his/her presentation, the discussion may last about 2 minutes,]

IV. Off-hand topic presentation and follow-up questions (about 3 minutes)

Now, here are some other topics. Please choose one topic from them.

[Show the candidate 4 numbered cards, all face down, and ask him/her to choose a card. ]

What is your topic number?

[ Read out the topic that the candidate has chosen. ]

Your topic is ......

[ Read the information under each topic. ]

Now you have 2 minutes to talk about it, and then I’ll ask you some questions.

[ Allow the candidate two minutes to give the presentation. ]

[ Topics and suggested follow-up questions. ]

Topic 1 Free-time Activities

1. What do your parents usually do at weekends to get relaxed?

2. What outdoor activities do you usually choose as a pastime?

3. What do you think of bowling and golf?

作者:betweenese 提交日期:2008-10-30 18:41:53

北京市英语口语证书考试高级考试简介

考试方式:考官和考生一对一的对话,考试时间为12-15分钟。考试步骤和考试要求分述如下:

考试步骤:高级口语考试有以下几个步骤组成:

考官与考生相互问候和介绍(1分钟);

考官与考生进行自由对话(3分钟);

考生就某一话题按要求作口头陈述,并回答考官提问(4分钟);

考生就未事先准备的话题进行发言,并与考官就相关问题展开讨论(4分钟);

结束考试,考生退场。

目标描述:通过高级口语考试的人员应该能够:

主动与考官打招呼,并相互问候和介绍;

与考官进行自由交谈,语言得体、流畅;

就个人或他人的工作、学习或生活等情况与考官进行交流和沟通;

在日常人际交往中有效地使用语言进行表达,如发表意见,表达各种可能性和不确定性等;

描述事物及其发展过程;

委婉地提出问题或拒绝回答;

有效地把握谈话的内容和节奏,会用客套话,会提出问题,结束谈话; 在交际中恰当地表达自己的情感,如:希望、遐想、意愿、忏悔等; 对交际中产生的误会加以澄清或解释;

清楚地讲述自己准备的话题;

流利地回答考官提出的与话题有关的各种问题;

交谈中转变话题时会做出合适的应答;

与考官就未准备的话题进行交流,反应迅速,停顿较少;

熟悉各种一般性公务活动中的套话和用语,与外国人进行交流,语言舒畅、自然、得体;

承担一般性会谈的口头翻译工作。

篇二:市英语口语等级证书考试(初级)

市英语口语等级证书考试(初级)

初级简介:北京英语口语证书考试(Beijing Oral English Certificate,简称BOEC)是北京市教育委员会、北京教育考试院、北京英语口语证书培训考试领导小组在北京市率先推出的一项测评英语口语水平的考试。该项目旨在提高首都市民的英语口语水平,以提高城市国际交往功能为主线,以营造良好的语言交流环境为重点,以学校教育为基础,以培养语言交际能力为核心。初级要求考生具有简单的对话能力,能听、会说,适合一般交际场合和服务场合的英语会话。参加初级口语考试的考生一般是学习过2年左右英语课程;或经过一段时间的英语强化培训;或自学了相同的内容。考试采用利用电脑,考官和学生一对一口头交流的方式,时间5-7分钟。此考试每年举行两次:5月和11月。

北京市英语口语等级证书考试样题

——初级——

(本试题仅供口试考官使用,口试时间:5—7分钟)

I. Greetings and settling down ( about 2 minutes)(学生看不见问题) Good morning/afternoon.

Sit down, please.

My name is ......... (examiner's full name).

What's your name?

Are you working or are you a student?

What do you do, *_____? (What's your job?)

Which school are you studying at, *_____?

……

Okay, now I'm going to give you a picture. Look at the picture and answer my questions. (select 5 questions for each picture)

Situational responses (select one picture)(about 2 minutes)

(此部分考试系统会给出一幅图片及问题,考官面对的屏幕上会出现图片和问题,考生面对的电脑屏幕上只出现图片。考试系统题库中有多幅图片和问题。)

Picture I In the Shop(考官选择5个问题提问)

1. What do you see in the picture?

2. What is the man wearing?

3. What is the girl wearing?

4. Does the girl have long hair or short hair?

5. What does the man want to buy?

6. How much is the shirt?

7. What's the size of the shirt?

8. Do you think the man can pay by credit card/bank card/cheque?

Picture I In the Shop

III. Discussion (1-2 minutes)

Now I'd like to ask you a few questions on the topic of... (Select one topic area}

考试系统自动给出考官问题,考生看不到文字

Hobbies and Interests

1. What do you usually do in your spare time?

2. Do you have any other hobbies?

3. Can you say something about it/them?

4. What kind of music/books/TV programmes/sport do you like?

That's the end of the test. Thank you!

评分:考试全程录音。考官从语音语调、词汇语法、领悟能力、口头表达等方面判定考生是否通过考试。考试合格颁发证书。

考试常见要点:(考点均出自《人人说英语初级》)

一、问候部分常见句型:

___ My name is….

___ I am a student

1. I am from BVCA

2. I am a freshman

3. English, math, Chinese, Politics and so on

4. Yes, I like it very much. Here I can make more friends and learn much knowledge.

二、看图回答问题:(常见问题及单词)

地点:what place…?

食堂:dining hall教室:classroom 宿舍:dorm 会议室:meeting room 实验室:lab 操场:playground 商店:a shop 机场:airport

火车站:railway station公车站:bus stop 公园:park 花园:garden 餐馆:restaurant 宾馆:hotel 广场:Square 办公室:office

图书馆:library……

人物:Who…?

学生:students老师:teachers顾客:customer 医生(博士):doctors 病人:patient 运动员:player护士:nurse 警察:Policeman

店员:salesman/ saleswoman……

时间:what time…? / what is the time for…?/ when…?

上午8点:8 a.m. 下午6点: 6 p.m.早晨:morning 下午:afternoon 晚上:evening周末:weekends中午:about noon午后:past noon

午夜:midnight 周一至周日:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

春天:spring 夏:summer秋:Autumn冬:Winter

季节:season……

事件:what is…doing? / what do you think is…going to do? /

打车:take a taxi开会:hold a meeting欢迎客人:welcome the guests 运动:play sports 野餐:go on a picnic看病:see a doctor看电影:Watch a film 购物:go shopping 吃饭:have a meal上课:go to class

听报告:attend a lecture 参加聚会:join the party 聊天:chat with friends 参观学校:visit the school观光:go sightseeing / travel乘船/火车/飞机/汽车旅游:travel by ship/ train/ air/ cars 拍照:take photos

散步:take a walk 上网:net play 游泳: swimming 爬山:Climb mountains表演节目:give a performance……

问细节:what is the price of…?(价格)

How much…? (价格)

What does he want to buy? (买什么东西)

What does the man have in his hand?(手里拿的什么东西)

What is the season? (季节)

How many…? (问数量)

百:hundred 千:thousand 元:yuan

一般疑问句的回答: Are there…? ( Yes/ no)

Do you think…? ( Yes, I do. / No, I don’t)

Is he…? (Yes, he is / No, he isn’t )

Will he…? ( yes, he will/ no, he won’t)

选择疑问句的回答:Is it crowded or not ? ( it is crowded)

Are they having lunch or supper?( they are having lunch)

三、讨论部分常考话题中的常用句:(考点均出自《人人说英语初级》)

Holidays and Festivals:

?

? What do you like to do on holidays? I like to see a film, go shopping with my friends and read a good novel at home. moon cake( dumpling饺子,zongzi, Tangyuan)

?

? Christmas day It is the most important festival for Chinese families. People get together to have a big meal, eat dumplings and watchSpring Festival Gala Evening. Eating out

?

?

?

? Twice a week. I usually eat out with my friends and family members. I like chocolate. I also like to eat in KFC. It has the best hamburgers I often try the different ones. Different restaurants have different features and specials.

Shopping

?

?

?

? I often go shopping at weekends . I often make a shopping list when I go shopping because I am afraid of forgetting something . No, I don’t. I think it is a waste of time. it is a important(necessary) service because it can help us save time and trouble. If you have any questions, just ask the assistants. Transport

?

?

?

? by subway, it is the most fastest way to go to some place. not very easy, because if we meet traffic jams, it is a waste of time. I will travel by train because it is cheaper and comfortable, by air is too expensive and sometime not safe. it is very good. Taxi drivers in Beijing are always very friendly to their passengers, and we usually have enough taxis.

常用的特殊疑问句型举例

Questions:

1. What place is it in the picture? (office)

2. What is the woman doing? (working/talking on the phone)

3. What is she holding in her right hand? (A pen)

4. Is she a manager? (Yes)

5. What report is she preparing? (A sales report)

6. What time is it in the picture? (19:00/7pm/7 o”clock.)

Who are the people in the picture? (Mother and daughter)

What is the girl doing? (drawing)

Are they happy or not? (happy)

篇三:北京市英语口语等级证书考试

北京市英语口语等级证书考试

概 述

一、总则

英语是学习科学文化知识,获取国外信息,进行国际交流的主要工具。为了全面提高北京人

英语口语水平,北京市建立了英语口语等级证书考试及培训的制度。

北京市英语口语等级证书考试及培训重点是考查考生用英语进行口头交流的能力,而不是书写能力和笔译能力。要求考生能够听得懂,说得出。主要用以测试下列人员的英语水平:

1.各行业、各部门及各企事业单位的有关专业技术人员。

2.各行各业在职职工和全市广大市民。

3.面向本市教育系统的各级各类学校,包括小学初中高中、职业学校、民办学校、成

人院校及普通高等学校的在校学生。

4.英语自学者。

考试不受年龄、学历的限制,考试成绩合格者将被授予合格证书或优秀证书及证章。

考试范围以本大纲所规定的内容和要求为依据。

二、考试等级

根据用人单位的不同需求和英语学习者的不同水平,北京市英语口语等级证书考试由低到高分三个等级:初级(Elementary Stage)、中级(Intermediate Stage)和高级(Advanced

Stage)。

三、评价目标

北京市英语口语等级证书考试重点考查考生用英语进行口头交流的能力,要求考生能够听得懂,说得出。考试总的评价目标是:通过初级考试的人员具有简单的英语会话能力,能听、

会说,能够在一般交际场合和服务场合用简单的英语与外国人进行会话;通过中级考试的人员具有一定的听、说、读、写能力,能够在各窗口行业关键岗位以及各行业部门的一般涉外岗位等直接与外国人进行交流;通过高级考试的人员能够用英语从事一般性公务活动并能承

担一般性会谈的口头翻译工作。

为达到

北京市英语口语等级考试

上述目标,考试对考生应掌握的词汇量提出如下要求:

1.参加初级考试的人员应能听会说600-900个左右的单词和一定数量短语。

2.参加中级考试的人员应能听会说1500-2000个左右的单词和一定数量的短语;

3.参加高级考试的人员应能听会说2500个以上的单词和一定数量的短语。

四、考试形式与结构

北京市英语口语等级证书考试采用考官和考生一对一进行口头交流的方式,但每个级别的考试在考试时间和考试形式方面有所不同。初级口试基本采用考官和考生会话的方式,包括让考生看图说话,回答考官提问,考试时间5—7分钟。中级口试除会话外,还要求考生讲述事先准备好的一个话题,考生讲述完毕后,考官还要就该话题向考生进行提问,考试时间8-10分钟。除上述要求外,高级口试还要求考生现场抽取一个话题(或一幅图片)进行即席发言,发言后,考官与考生就该话题或其他问题展开讨论。考试时间12—15分钟。三个级

别的考试结构如下表所示:

初级

5—7分钟

●考官与考生会话

8—10分钟 ●考官与考生会话 中级12—15分钟 ●考官与考生会话

●考生讲述事先准备的

话题,并回答考官提问

●考生就未事先准备的 高级 ●考生看图回答考官提●考生讲述事先准备问的话题 ●考官与考生就日常话●考官与考生就上述

题进行问答

话题及其它简单问题进行讨论 话题进行发言(可借助图片)

●考官与考生就上述话

题及其它问题展开讨论

五、合格及优秀标准

北京市英语口语等级证书考试依据不同级别总的评价目标确定了不同级别的合格标准。口试过程中,考官依据各个级别的口试评分标准进行评分。评分采取以整体印象法(Holistic Marking)为主,结合分项打分(Analytical Markin)的办法。北京市英语口语等级证书考试每个级别总的合格标准为:

初级:通过初级口试的考生能够在充分掌握学习过的材料的基础上,运用简单的单词、短语或一些最常用的表达法,积极地完成最基本的、有限的、与一般生活或工作相关的简单交流,如询问或传递基本的事实性信息。

中级:通过中级口试的考生能够比较熟练地运用所学材料,就生活中的话题或自己所熟悉的工作与外国人进行交流,如询问或传递基本的事实性信息,表达简单的观点和意见,并能用简单的补救措施解决交流中的困难。

高级:通过高级口试的考生能够就生活或工作中熟悉的各种话题与讲英语的人士进行比较自然的交流,例如能够就国内外普遍关心的话题用英语进行交流,表明自己的观点、意见和态度。能够描述一个事件,或就一般性问题作简短发言。能够胜任日常生活的口头翻译,承担一般性会谈的口头翻译工作。

北京市英语口语等级证书考试优秀标准为:在上述合格标准基础上,从反应程度、语音语调及表达意思等方面俱佳者为优秀。北京市英语口语等级证书考试样题-可以参考

口试时间为10—12分钟)

I. Greetings and introductions (about 1 minute)

Good morning/afternoon.

Sit down, please.

My name is ............ (full name).

What's your name? And what's your number (准考证号)?

Could I have your mark sheet, please? (Can you give me your mark sheet, please?)(Can I have that piece of paper?)

II.General conversation with the candidate(about 4minutes)

Now, first of all I'd like to know something about you.

Do you live near here?

Can you tell me something about your work?

Can you tell me something about your study?

What are employment opportunities like in Beijing?

III. Topic presentation and follow-up questions(about 4-5 minutes)

Now, let's talk about something you have prepared.

You have about 2 minutes for your presentation.

What are you going to talk to me about? (What is your topic?)

[Ask the candidate to start his/her presentation.]

[Ask two or three follow-up questions about his/her presentation, the discussion may last about 2 minutes,]

IV. Off-hand topic presentation and follow-up questions (about 3 minutes)

Now, here are some other topics. Please choose one topic from them.

[Show the candidate 4 numbered cards, all face down, and ask him/her to choose a card. ] What is your topic number?

[ Read out the topic that the candidate has chosen. ]

Your topic is ......

[ Read the information under each topic. ]

Now you have 2 minutes to talk about it, and then I'll ask you some questions.

[ Allow the candidate two minutes to give the presentation. ]

[ Topics and suggested follow-up questions. ]

Topic 1 Free-time Activities

1. What do your parents usually do at weekends to get relaxed?

2. What outdoor activities do you usually choose as a pastime?

3. What do you think of bowling and golf?

篇四:北京市英语口语等级证书考试样题 高级

北京市英语口语等级证书考试样题

——高级——

(本试题仅供口试考官使用,口试时间为12—15分钟)

I. Greetings and introductions (about 1 minute)

Good morning/afternoon.

Sit down, please.

My name is............(Examiner’s full name).

What's your name? And what's your number (准考证号)?

Could I have your mark sheet, please? (Can you give me your mark sheet, please?)

Thank you.

II.General conversation with the candidate (about 3 minutes)

Now, first of all I'd like to know something about you.

? Are you a student or are you working?

? Do you live near locally?

? What kind of jorney did you have to get here today?

? Do you live with your family or friends?

? What subjects are you studying?

? What do you enjou about (one of the subjects namaed by the candidate)?

? Can you tell me something about your early school days? What were they like?

……

Thanyou. Now, I’d like to ask you something about your persoanl experience.

? Who are the most important people in your life?

? Do you and your friends share the same ideas?

? Tell me about your best friend.

……

Thank you. Now, I’d like to ask you one more question.

? Could you tell me something about why you are learnig English?

? What do you thinbk of your English proficiency? How easy do you think it will be to maintain the leve of

English you have achieved?

Thank you.......

III. Topic presentation and follow-up questions(about 4-5 minutes)

Please rad all THREE topics below carefully.

Choose ONE which you feel you will be able to talk about for TWO minutes.

You have ONE minute to read and prepare your talk.

Topic A

You are going to talk about reading. What sort of things do you like reading? The following may give you some ideas. Choose 2 or 3 pints you would like to talk about. Add other ideas of your own if you wish.

? novels

? shorts stories

? book about famous people

? newspapers and maganzines

? non-fiction books

? other……

[Follow-up question: Do you think the web has changed your reading habits? Give your reason. ]

Topic B

Finding a satisfying job is not easy. Your impression and performance at the job interview are essential for your success. How will you impress your interviewers? Choose 2 or 3 points you would like to talk about. Add other ideas of your own if you wish.

? dress and hair style

? body language

? response to questions

? relevance of your answers

? informativeness of your answers

? others……

[Follow-up question: What would be your most important tip for the job applicant? Give your reasons. ]

Topic C

……

What are you going to talk to me about? (What is your topic?)

[Ask the candidate to start his/her presentation.]

[Ask two or three follow-up questions about his/her presentation. The discussion may last about 2 minutes,]

IV. Off-hand topic presentation and follow-up questions (about 4 minutes)

Now, here are some other topics. Please choose one topic from them.

[Show the candidate 4 numbered cards, all face down, and ask him/her to choose a card. ]

What is your topic number? [ Read out the topic that the candidate has chosen. ]

Your topic is...... [ Read the information under each topic. ]

Now you have 30 seconds to prepare your talk.

[Allow the canditate 30 seconds before saying.]

Would you like to begin now? Now you have 2 minutes to talk about it, and then I'll ask you some questions.

[ Allow the candidate two minutes to give the presentation. ]

[ Topics and suggested follow-up questions. ]

Topic 1

Free-time Activities

Could you tell me something about the free-time activities of the people around you?

[Select Two appropriate follow-up questions for the candidate.]

1. What do your parents usually do at weekends to get relaxed?

2. What outdoor activities do you usually choose as a pastime?

3. What do you think of bowling and golf?

4. What do you think of spending one's free time in a bar?

5. What kinds of activities benefit you most? Why?

…….

That's the end of the test. Thank you.

篇五:北京英语口语考试高级历年试题

BOEC高级口语复习题 (口试时间为12-15分钟)

说明:该复习题根据07年5月、07年11月和08年11月三套试题编写。

I. Introduction and General Conversation (about 4 minutes)

Good morning/afternoon!

Sit down, please.

My name is …(examiner's full name)

What's your name and what's your registration number(准考证号)?

Could I have your mark sheet(登分卡), please?

Thank you.

Now, first of all, I'd like to know something about you.

Do you live nearby?

How long have you lived there?

How did you get here today?

Do you live with your family or with your friends?

Are you studying or do you work?

What subjects are you studying?

How long have you been learning English?

Can you remember your first English lessons? … What were they like?

How important is English to you?

What courses do you like best?

Could you tell me something about your early school days? What were they like? Do you plan to study anything in the future? Why/Why not?

What do you learn from your classmates and friends?

Thank you. Now, I'd like to ask you some questions about your personal experience. What's the most exciting thing you've ever done?

Is there anything you'd like to be able to do in the future?

What's your favorite way of relaxing?

What do you enjoy doing most when you’re at home?

What do you enjoy doing with your friends?

What kind of music do you enjoy most?

Do you like animals? Why /Why not?

What’s the longest journey you’ve ever been on?

Do you agree that playing computer games is a good hobby? Explain.

II. Topic presentation and follow-up question (about 4 minutes)

Please read all THREE topics below carefully. Choose the one that you feel you will be able to talk about for TWO minutes. You have ONE minute to read and prepare your talk.

Topic A (07年5月)

Nowadays there is fierce competition in our work owing to internal and external pressure, Self-actualization and peer pressure are two essential factors we have to consider in order to survive. How do you manage to survive competitively? The following may give you some ideas. Choose 2 or 3 points you would like to talk about. Add other ideas of your own if you wish.

? establish a good relationship with boss

? demonstrate one's own strong points in work

? make friends with colleagues

? keep on learning from senior and experienced colleagues

? improve one's own personality

? others

(Follow-up questions: How do you usually relieve work pressure? Give your reasons.)

Topic B(07年5月)

Our wages remain unchanged or even decrease to some extent, compared with the rapidly increasing prices. Now you have decided to talk with your boss to get a pay rise. How do you ask for a pay rise tactically? The following may give you some ideas. Choose 2 or 3 points you would like to talk about. Add other ideas of your own if you wish.

? your contribution

? good relationship with boss

? compare your pay and work with those of your colleagues

? threaten to quit

? others

(Follow-up question: What would you do if you fail to get a pay rise? Give your reasons.)

Topic C(07年5月)

Many people's jobs are not closely related to or even have nothing to do with what they learned at college. How should one adjust himself to such a job? The following may give you some ideas. Choose 2 or 3 points you would like to talk about. Add other ideas of your own if you wish.

? gain new knowledge

? take college courses useful for one's work

? learn from senior colleagues

? don't care

? others

(Follow-up question: What kind of excuse seems to be the most convincing? Give your reasons.)

Topic A(07年11月)

To start a business is a long-cherished dream for many young people, particularly those fresh from universities. What are the main problems one has to consider before starting a business on his own? The following may give you some ideas. Choose 2 or 3 points you would like to talk about. Add other ideas if you wish.

? need capital to start a business of one’s own

? depend on one’s management ability

? require rich resources of social connections

? work under your own pressure

? risk bankruptcy

? others

(Follow-up question: What kind of business are you interested in? Give your reasons.)

Topic B(07年11月)

Working for someone else is the helpless choice most people have to make when entering the society. What are the advantages and disadvantages of working for others? The following may give you some ideas. Choose 2 or 3 points you would like to talk about. Add other ideas if you wish.

? need not worry about bankruptcy

? survive in fierce competition

? enjoy more free time

? tolerate exploitation

? worry about pay rise

? others

(Follow-up question: What would you do if you stay in the same position without a pay rise for a long time? Give your reasons.)

Topic C(07年11月)

Lifelong learning has become the guiding principle for the development of education and training policy, especially for personal development. What’s your understanding of this principle in your work? The following may give you some ideas. Choose 2 or 3 points you would like to talk about. Add other ideas if you wish.

? apply what is learned to practical work

? gain new knowledge from work

? take college courses useful for one’s work

? learn from senior colleagues

? don’t care

? others

(Follow-up question: What is the most important thing for lifelong learning? Give your reasons.)

Topic A(08年11月)

Economic policies and personal career development are related in one way or another. A good understanding of government policies may enhance job performance to some degree. What resources are usually used to improve your job performance? The following may give you some ideas. Choose 2 or 3 points you would like to talk about. Add other ideas if you wish.

? professional journals and books

? mass media

? colleagues

? workshops, meeting and conferences

? training courses

? others

(Follow-up question: What problems may arise from lack of policy knowledge? Give your reasons.)

Topic B(08年11月)

Girls perform on average better at school than boys. Do they perform better in work? What gender differences are manifested in career development? The following may give you some ideas. Choose 2 or 3 points you would like to talk about. Add other ideas if you wish.

? gender bias in employment

? gender equality in pay

? gender and promotion

? personal relationship

? creativity in work

? others

(Follow-up question: How do you usually compete with the other gender in your work? Give your reasons.)

Topic C(08年11月)

The financial crisis on Wall Street may have some impact on foreign-invested enterprises in China. It may dry up jobs if new projects face close scrutiny. What if you are laid off as a result? The following may give you some ideas. Choose 2 or 3 points you would like to talk about. Add other ideas if you wish.

? not clear about the impact

? not clear about what to do

? think about finding a new job

? enjoy a long vacation

? start business on one’s own

? tighten monetary policy

? others

(Follow-up question: How should one avoid being laid off? Give your reasons.)

III. Presentation and Discussion (about 4 minutes)

Now, here are some other topics. Please choose one topic from them.

(Show the candidate 8 numbered cards at random order, and all face down. So that the information on them will not be seen, and ask him or her to choose a card.)

What is your topic?

Now you have 30 seconds to prepare your talk.

Would you like to begin now?

Now you have 2 minutes to talk about it, and then I'll ask you some questions.

Topic One Health (07年5月)

Deadly contagious diseases including viral hepatitis and AIDS are threatening people's life? Why do they spread so quickly?

Follow-up questions:

1. What's the relationship between living habits and health?

2. What would you do if one of your friends happened to be an AIDS victim?

3. Why are there prejudices against AIDS victims?

4. What should the government do to control the spread of such diseases?

5. How should one protect himself from such diseases?

Topic One Work and Health (07年11月)

Karoshi, or death due to overwork, is threatening an increasing number of people in many countries including Japan and China. What’s your opinion of overwork?

Follow-up questions:

1. Why are some workers required to work for longer office hours?

2. What problems may arise from extra work or part-time job?

3. What can be done to reduce your office hours?

4. What do you think of the idea of taking work home?

5. What are the symptoms of “Karoshi”?

Topic One Work and Health (08年11月)

Work is an important determinant of health. It can influence health positively or negatively.