ICFE Topic examples for speaking test

Подборка тем для тех, кто готовится к сдаче экзамена ICFE (разговорной части экзамена).

  1. Do you know what the main types of derivatives are?
  2. Do you know why and how companies issue shares?
  3. Do you possess any shares? Why and how did you buy them?
  4. Do you the history of your currency over the past 50 years?
  5. Does the organization you work for use or trade derivatives?
  6. Have you ever had any problems as a customer with the products or services of a financial institution?
  7. Have you ever speculated in anything? What happened?
  8. How can actions of the central bank affect individuals as well as accompanies?
  9. How can large corporations raise finance?
  10. How do banks decide who to lend money to?
  11. How do commercial banks make money / profit?
  12. How do they decide what rates to lend at?
  13. How is the value (the exchange rate) of your currency determined?
  14. If you have a large amount of money to invest, would you invest it yourself, or get a professional investment consultant to do it?
  15. Is there one way of doing a business’s account, or lots of different possible ways?
  16. There were two big stock market crashes in the 20th century. Do you know when?
  17. To what extent is banking regulated in your country? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this?
  18. What are the different basic strategies of asset management?
  19. What are the functions of the central bank?
  20. What are the most common ways for importers to pay exporters for goods?
  21. What are the two main uses of derivatives?
  22. What are your countries main exports?
  23. What are your countries main imports?
  24. What is a friendly / hostile takeover?
  25. What is a raid?
  26. What is a takeover bid?
  27. What is a takeover?
  28. What is auditing and why it is necessary?
  29. What is the difference between retail banking and investment banking?
  30. What services would you expect a retail or commercial bank to offer?
  31. Which are the largest banks in your country?
  32. Which area would you prefer to work in – commercial banking or investment banking and why?
  33. Which countries or regions are your country’s major trading partners?
  34. Why accounting is necessary for companies and organizations?
  35. Why are financial institutions supervised and regulated?
  36. Why do large corporations prefer not to borrow from banks?
  37. Would you like to invest and manage other people’s money?

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