【Mock Test A】Part 1 - Speaking (New)

Mock Test A (New)

PART 1: Read Aloud

  1. There is every reason to believe that effective regulations are not merely a luxury that only the rich can afford, but an important   foundation for a thriving private sector and economic growth. But the broad pattern of the past five years has been that the main reform   efforts are taking place in rich countries.(Recommended Time: 17-19)

  2. The survey found that the statistical chances of someone from a poor background being accepted at one of the country’s most   respected universities are far lower than those of a student from a wealthy family. This means that the inequalities in society are likely to be passed down from one generation to the next. (Recommended Time: 18-20s)

  3. Every morning, no matter how late he had been up, my father rose at five thirty, went to his study, wrote for a couple of hours, made us all breakfast, read the paper with my mother and then went back to work for the rest of the morning. Many years passed before I realized that he did this for a living. (RecommendedTime: 16-18s)

  4. Although it comes from a remote region in the Himalayas, this plant now looks entirely at home on the banks of English rivers. Brought to the UK in 1839, it quickly escaped, colonising riverbanks and damp woodlands. Now it is spreading across Europe, New Zealand and Canada. In the Himalayas the plant is held in check by various pests, and it grows and reproduces unhindered. (Recommended Time: 22-24s)

  5. While yellow is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. (Recommended Time: 12-14s)

  6. Orientalists, like many other early nineteenth-century thinkers, conceive of humanity eitherin large collective terms or in abstract generalities. Orientalists are neither interested in nor capable of discussing individuals; instead, artificial entities predominate. They herd beneath very wide labels, every possible variety of human plurality, reducing it in the process to collective abstractions. (Recommended Time: 26s)

  7. Children as young as 14 months old will spontaneously help others for no reward. But astudy of 3 to 5 year olds found that, although they would spontaneously draw pictures, if they were given a reward for drawing pictures, then later they wouldn't make any drawings   unless a reward was offered. (Recommended Time: 18-19s)

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