Are you studying for the CILS B1 Cittadinanza Speaking part?
I made a template with a list of the most frequently used topics for CILS B1 Cittadinanza. Every speaking prompts is followed by my answers in intermediate Italian and bits of information on how to use it to pass the exam.
How to efficiently use this content?
- Adapt the content to your needs. It's a good idea to mention your personal experience for each prompt. For example, if you're talking about "learning a foreign language," you should start by talking about the benefits of learning a foreign language, then move on to your personal experience. If your chosen topic is life in the city versus life in the countryside, you could describe your personal opinion, experience, and the benefits and drawbacks of living in one or the other. As a general rule, for each topic mentioned, share your personal experience and, if possible, switch to describe a positive or negative aspect of a situation.
- Write your responses to each prompt in 3-5 lines. Writing is like speaking in slow motion, and it will improve your ability to speak and construct sentences. In the best-case scenario, have a teacher correct your answers.
- Do not memorize my answers: the examiner will notice if you are simply repeating something you have learned by heart, and you will risk failing the exam. Instead, limit yourself to UNDERLING chunks of answers that you can easily use to discuss broad topics (family, work, traveling, hobbies).