I am a 100% sure you can ask them to repeat the question if you aren’t sure what they’ve said. Let them know as soon as you enter that you have mild hearing loss and would appreciate if they could speak louder. If it helps, here is my experience:
The speaking part didn’t go exactly as planned. I was nervous and focused on making sure that the content I was speaking about was 100% accurate. I ended up getting a 9 but was super stressed throughout the 10-11 minutes. What I strongly suggest you speak like you are talking to a friend. Keep it casual and keep talking. Don’t worry about the time. If you make a mistake, compose yourself and follow the sentence with “please let me rephrase that”. You can make up stories as you go but I didn’t feel the need to do so. Some of the questions that were asked:
Section 1 - Where are you from? Who is your favorite popstar? Would you like to be a popstar? Which popstar did you see during your first concert? Can you speak about a historical character that you look up to? What is the role of the media in disseminating historical information? (I’m terrible at answering on the spot so really what’s key here is to make up stuff and keep talking as if you would to a friend even if all of the content is made up).
Section 2- Can you speak at length about a vegetable, seed, flower or plant (I made notes about the plant I chose). One tip - Talk in details about the plant. Talk to this person as if she has never heard about it.
Section 3- Can you explain the importance of agriculture to the economy of a country? How do you see farming as a profession? What are some of the negatives of farming? Why is our environment important? What are some things we can do as individuals to protect our environment? (I was exhausted by this point but tried to keep calm and rambled on. No need to use any fancy words. Just focus on your delivery and keep talking).
Best of luck