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IELTS Speaking Test Japan

IELTS | Part 1
What is your full name? My name is Asami Takashi Can I see your ID? Yes, here's my identification. Do you work or study? I am a student. What city are you from? I'm from Osaka Where is it located exactly? Osaka is in the Kansai region of Honshu, Japan's main island. It is located on the Yodo River on Osaka Bay, it's the third largest city in Japan. Do you like living there? Yes, I do, I think it's a lovely place. Tell me some interesting facts about it. Okay, well, Osaka is considered to be one of the economic centers of Japan and in the past it was famous as a trading center, especially for rice, and was where the first modern futures market developed. Are there many large cities in your country? Not all of them are large, I think there are ten cities which have more than 1 million people living in them. The three largest ones are Tokyo, then Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya. These are the largest cities and have more than 2 million people living in them. The other cities are smaller.

IELTS | Part 2
Describe the thing that you cannot live without (except phone and internet). Please say:

- What is it? - Why cant you manage without it? - How long have you had it for? - How did you feel when you were without it? Sample answer: I would have to say my car. Public transport in Japan is not so conevenient and sometimes infrequent so havng a car is the preferred choice for getting around, especially if you have to travel to various places. I use my car mainly to go from my home to university and back. But at the moment I'm also workig as a part-time intern in a local business so I have to go there three afternoons a week as well. Trying to do all that by using public trasport would be almost impossible and would take a lot more time. I've had my car for about two years now, it's a Toyota Prius and I love it. It's very comfortable and well equipped and it's also easy to park and economical to run. I can't imagine having to do all the things I do normally without having my car.

But a few months ago there was a problem with it. I noticed a strange noise coming from the front of the car one day. At first I ignored it, but then it gradually became worse and worse. I told my brother about it and he arranged for the car to be inspected by the mechanic. I'm not a very technical person , but apparently there was a problem with the suspension and they had to replace a part. That is the only problem I've ever had with it. The bad news was that they had to order the part specially and I was without my car for about ten days in total. It made my daily activities very difficult, and I didn't really like using the public transport at all. It wasted so much time. I was surprised how quickly I had gotten used to having my car and just how convenient it is. I hope that in the future I don't have any more problems with it. It really is an essential part of my life and I don't want to be without it again.

IELTS | Part 3
Why do you think teenagers always want to have the latest devices such as the iPhone 5? I think it's quite natural. We live in a world that functions and centers around technology nowadays and having the latest device allows you to make the most of the advances and developments in the market. It's the same as older people like to have the latest model of car or a new apartment. People like to have the best or the latest version of things. It's not just teenagers. Why do they often buy a new one even though they already have one? One reason could be that each new verison normally has more functions or features than the older one and allows the user to do more or access more things. Some people also believe that the newest version of something is always better. What do they do with the old one after buying a new one? Many of my friends give their old devices to their younger brothers or sisters or to another family member. I have one friend who is a real technology freak and he always finds a way to use the old device for something else, another project or purpose. How hard is it for parents to convince their children not to buy an expensive phone? I think it's very hard. Many parents grew up without the internet and such digital devices being a normal part of life. They are still relatively new, so parents might not really appreciate just how important and interesting they are for young people.

IELTS Speaking Test Australia


IELTS speaking test Australia | Part 1 Questions
What is your full name? My full name is ... Can I see your ID? Yes, here's my passport. Where are you from? I'm from Vietnam originally, and I've been in Australia for 3 months. Do you work or study? I'm studying here and working part-time. What subject are you studying? I've been studying English to improve my IELTS score.

Why do you think people choose such a subject in your country? In my country English is very popular, especially among young people because they think that it is a way to improve their opportunities for the future. If you can speak English well, there are better job prospects and you can maybe study at a university in a foreign country. Do you like reading books? Yes, I love reading. What type of books do you like reading? I like reading fiction, mainly thrillers. Are you reading a book presently? Yes, at the moment I'm reading a book by Daniel Silva, in English, it's called The English Assassin In the future, Would you like to write a book? Maybe, I really love reading, but I'm not sure if I would be any good at writing, but I like the idea of maybe writing a book when I'm older.

IELTS speaking test Australia | Part 2 questions


Describe a city that you have visited. You should say: - where the city is (and its name) - when you went there - what you liked most about the city and explain why this city left an impression on you. I'll talk about Sydney, which I visited last month. I went with some friends I met here and we spent the weekend there. It's the capital, but not of Australia, of New South Wales but it is the most populated city in the country. It's located on the south-east coast of the country next to the Tasman Sea. I think the population is something like four and a half million people. It's such a famous city and everyone recommended that we go and visit it. We arrived early on Saturday morning and started by taking a stroll around the harbor area. It's very interesting and there are lots of ships to see and along the side of the harbor there are lots of restaurants and cafes you can go to. Then we went on an open-top bus tour that took us around the city. We saw all the main Sydney attractions such as Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, The Rocks, the Opera House, Hyde Park, Kings Cross and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and there was another place but I can't remember its name. We did another bus tour on Sunday, but that one took us more out of the city to Bondi Beach and some other places. I particularly like the variety of things to see and do in and around the city, and the days we were there the weather was just perfect, so we could rally enjoy everything. I think what impressed me most was how clean and well kept all the different areas were, and like I said, the variety of activities and attractions. You can find sport, adventure, culture and lots more, and oh yes, the people we met that weekend were very friendly to us.

IELTS speaking test Australia | Part 3 questions


Why do you think many people prefer to live in the city instead of in a rural area? Well, in my country it's because there is more work. In the countryside it is mainly agriculture and many younger people prefer to work in other types of job and there are better opportunities in the cities. In general, there are more facilities and more things to do in a city. I think they are more interesting as a place to live. There are many more things to do and people to meet.

Would you agree that people living in rural areas have fewer problems than people living in cities? There is certainly less crime and living in a rural area is more peaceful and safe, but it depends on the types of problems you are talking about. People can get sick in a city or in the country, it's the same. People can become depressed or unhappy in both places. Life in the country is maybe simpler than city life and less stressful, but it doesn't mean you won't have problems if you live in a small village in the country - maybe just a different kind of problem. I know of some farmers, friends of one of my uncles, that have some serious problems with their farms. Do you think it's just as good to live in the suburbs of a city as it is to live in the middle of the city? I think both places have some advantages and disadvantages. Living in the city center is very convenient, everything is very close and you can find anything you want within walking distance. Living in the suburbs is maybe better for families because it's a little quieter and safer for children but still close to all the facilities of the city. How do you think a town changes and grows to eventually become a city? Historically most places grew because of trade and business. Maybe because the town was near the sea or had a railway or something important to make people want to go there. Many of the industrial towns offered jobs for many people so that's why their populations grew and they eventually developed into cities. Now, it's a little different, as more people are working through technology and are able to work from anywhere and still communicate with people for work and business. Maybe in the future there won't be such massive growth of towns like in the past.

IELTS Speaking Test Brazil


Part 1 IELTS speaking test Brazil Where do you live? I live here in Sao Paolo Is it an apartment or a house? I live in a house, with my parents. It's in a residential area of the city. What is your favorite room in the house? [Why?] My favorite room is the kitchen, it's where we all meet and talk about things. It's also where my mother spends a lot of her time and I still have happy memories of spending days with her in the kitchen when I was a child. What is your favorite color? [Why?] Black, that's a color, isn't it? I know it's a bit strange ... but I love black. Not everything in black, but I think it's such a strong color. Do your friends like the same color? No, most of them don't ... they used to laugh whenever we saw anything black and they would joke about it. Now, not so much ... they just accept it. Anyway, I like other colors too, it's just that black is my favorite color.

Part 2 IELTS speaking test Brazil


Talk about a funny show you saw or a funny incident that happened to you. Please say:

- What was it? - Why was it funny? - Who was there with you? and what you remember most about it. Okay, so a couple of months ago I was attending a job interview in a building downtown. The office was on the sixth floor so I took the elevator up there, I had never been there before so it was all strange to me. I was looking

around for the name of the company where I had to go but couldn't see where I should go. I was still standing near the elevators when suddenly the doors of one of them opened ... and then that's when suddently something very funny happened, a woman was coming out of the elevator and caught the heel of her shoe in one of the spaces between the elevator and the floor, I think her heel broke and she awkwardly fell forward towards me ... it was like it was happening in slow motion ... and without thinking I put out my arms to catch her so she wouldn't fall on the floor. But when I caught her, I lost my balance too and we both fell onto the floor. We weren't hurt and after a few moments we looked at each other and started laughing about it. Some other people helped us up onto our feet again, and the woman thanked me and shook my hand and asked me if I was sure I was alright and not hurt, and then she turned around and walked away. Anyway, I finally arrived at the office, went to the reception desk and told the receptionist that I had arrived. She asked me to sit and wait for the person who would be doing the interview. I sat in reception for about ten minutes and read a magazine. I was very nervous because it was my first real interview for a job in my career after university, so I wanted to make a good impression on everyone. I had spent a lot of time choosing what I thought were the perfect clothes for the interview and I thought I was very well prepared, but I was still very nervous and I felt a little messy after the incident with the woman. Then a door opened, and a woman came out of the room and came towards me, she looked very elegant and important. She looked at the receptionist, who nodded, and then came towards me. She was smiling but I was still feeling nervous ... it was the same woman who I had caught as she fell out of the elevator just 20 minutes ago. She smiled at me and thanked me again for catching her and we began chatting. Then, I didn't feel so nervous because at least she understood why I looked a little messy. The best thing about the whole incident was ... I got the job. I think I must have made a good impression on her! Part 3 IELTS speaking test Brazil Is laughter important in our life? Yes, I think it is. Life can be very serious sometimes and having a good laugh makes you feel better about everything, for a while anyway. Even experts and doctors say that laughing is good for you because it can reduce stress levels. I think life would be very boring if we didn't laugh at anything. What difference is there between mens and womens humor? The difference? Well, I think that women laugh at things which are funny for them and men do the same ... I mean laugh at things which are funny for men. The problem is that many women don't understand why men find something funny and likewise men don't understand why something is funny for women, but that's ok, we're completely different after all. We're not meant to be the same. I think humor for men is more childish than women's humor, but that's just my impression, I could be wrong. Does laughter help one to learn a language? I'm not sure, I've never thought about it. Maybe, I know I used to watch some American TV comedy shows when I was learning English, but there was a lot of things they said that were supposed to be funny that I didn't understand at first. There's a lot of cultural references and things like that involved in humor, so unless you understand how the people think, their history and normal behaviors and everything, it can be hard to decide what is really funny. Now, I understand more, because I have more experience, so yes, I suppose laughter could help you learn a language, if it doesn't confuse you.

IELTS USA speaking test


Part 1 | IELTS USA speaking test
What is your full name? It's Elizabetta Canalis Can I see your ID please? Yes, of course, here's my passport. Where are you from? I'm from Rome in Italy. Are you working or studying at the moment? I'm doing both. I'm studying English here because I want to go to university here and I'm also doing some work as a model. Are you fond of receiving gifts? Yes, I love getting gifts, and giving them to people too. What kinds of gifts do you like to receive most? Gifts from my friends mostly because they know me well and are good at choosing gifts that I like. It's nice to get surprise gifts too sometimes though. What was the last gift you received? It was a surprise from my father. He organized my tickets to come to the USA. I was planning to pay for them myself, but he surprise me by announcing that he had already bought them and taken care of all the arrangements. It was really nice of him.

Part 2 | IELTS USA speaking test


Describe an outdoor activity that you did for the first time. Please say: - What did you do? - Where and when did you do it? - How did you feel later? And say if you would recommend this activity to your friends Sample answer: I'll tell you about something I did last month, for the first time. I was invited by a friend to go rock climbing, well, to be honest it was rock climbing but indoors (at the beginning), not on a mountain. He's been doing it for about six months and I had asked him about it once as I was curious how you could climb inside. He tried to explain to me about the 'rock wall' that they use to practice and it all sounded very interesting. Anyway, I joked with him that I would like to try it someday, but I didn't think he took what I said seriously at the time. So one weekend last month he just called me, on a Friday evening, and asked me what my plans were for the next day. I told him that I hadn't planned anything special, but maybe I would go shoppng or meet a girlfriend for lunch or something like that, just to relax. That's when he told me that he was going to take me to a rock climbing center here in the city and show me what it was all about. I'd forgotten all about our conversation until he invited me to go with him.

It was great fun, although I was a little scared at first, apprehensive really more than scared, as the instructor was very good and I started practising on the ground and very low on the wall to gain my confidence so there was very little risk. After training with the instructor for a few hours and learning all about the safety aspects and the basic techniques used in climbing I thought that that was the end of the activity. But my friend had arranged for us to visit a place just outside of town where we could actually climb on real rocks for practice. It was a beautiful day and after practising on the indoor wall I really wanted to try and do it on some real rocks, so off we went. When we arrived, there were quite a few people climbing already. My friend helped me to get started and accompanied me all the time, he was really very patient, and when I thought I was stuck at one point he showed me how I could overcome the problem and continue. I have to admit that it was a great day, something new and exciting that I'd never done before. I really liked it and I think I want to try it again soon. I'll probably have to try and improve my level of fitness because it seems to be quite demanding physically, but hey, that's a good reason to get toned and fit which is a good thing. I have another friend who loves doing physical exer cise so I'll probably recommend it to her also.

Part 3 | IELTS USA speaking test


Was it an expensive activity? No, on that occasion it wasn't because my friend arranged everything - it didn't cost me anything. I think if you buy some of the special equipment then it could be quite expensive, but then you'll probably use it for a long time so it's good value for money. I suppose if you were really serious about it you could spend more money on travelling to climb in different places, that might be more expensive than any equipment you buy. Do you generally like trying new things? Yes, but I'm really not the adventure type - I don't go for all the adrenalin or extreme sports. The only reason I tried rock climbing was because my friend invited me to go with him. If he hadn't, I probably would've never gotten round to doing it on my own. Would you do the same activity again in the future? Yes, I probably will - I really enjoyed myself and it seems like a great way to stay fit and enjoy the good weather outdoors at the same time. It's quite relaxing too because you have to concentrate on what you're doing so you forget about everything else that might be bothering you in life, it's a bit like therapy, and when you finish you feel a little tired but very satisfied. Do people in your country usually do this type of activity? In my country it's not as popular as it is here. We have many mountains and there have always been climbers but here it seems to be a really popular activity, especially with young people. How do you think people should be encouraged to do more outdoor activities? I don't know if they should be encouraged on purpose. It's a matter of personal choice. Some people just don't like being outside in the country or doing this kind of activity so there's little point in tryin to encourage them to do something they aren't interested in. It's nice if they are aware of the opportunity to try it - but if they don't want to then ok. What do you consider to be the main disadvantage of such activities? Personally, I don't think there are any disadvantages, except it might cost you some money. Most outdoor activities are healthy and many such as cycling or even just walking do not require you to be super athletic or anythig like that, you can just enjoy being outside in the fresh air if you like that kind of thing. I think there are many more advantages than disadvantagse associated with outdoor activites.

IELTS China speaking test


Part 1 | IELTS China speaking test
What is your full name? My name is Zhang Ziyi Can I see your ID? Yes, here's my ID card. Where are you from? I'm from Beijing Are you working or studying? I'm a student, I'm studying Economics at university, here in Beijing. Do you live in a house or an apartment? I live with my parents in our family house. Which room is your favorite at home? I have two favorite rooms. The first one is my room, because I have all the things I love there and I can relax and be peaceful there .. and study. I also love our dining room because it has a great big window which allows a lot of natural light to enter thre room ... so it's always very airy and bright, it's a lovely room to sit in and see the garden outside. Do you use any mobile devices except a mobile phone? [Why/Why not?] Yes, I use a tablet. My father bought it fro me a couple of years ago. I use it for checking my email, chatting on social media and also for doing research for university. When did you first start using mobile devices? Apart from my mobile phone, I suppose it was when I got my tablet ... I hadn't really had a mobile device before that. Would you like to swap your mobile device for the latest one? [Why/Why not?] Yes, I was talking to my father just the other day about replacing it, it's getting a bit old and worn now after about two years of using it continuously, so I think it would be a good idea to replace it with a newer version, one that's more powerful and has more memory.

Part 2 | IELTS China speaking test


Describe your first day at work or the place where you study. Please say: - What kind of building was it located in? - Why was it important for you to work/study there? - How did you feel at the end of the first day? and explain if you were pleased or disappointed with the experience. Okay, so I'd lke to talk about my first day at university, which was two years ago. It's the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. It was founded back in 1951 so the building is not new. It's quite big though, and has many different parts to it. The campus has a nickname "Hui Garden" () and there is a main building whjich is called Boxue () at

the northwest of the campus. There is another teaching building on the southeast side called Ningyuan (). In the middle of the campus there is also an structure we call Chengxin (). The newest part of the campus is the library which opened in 2008. There is also an area for sports and a lot of the grounds are landscaped. Some people here call it the "Switzerland of Universities in China" because it is quite small but very high quality. I wanted to study there because it has a very good reputation and there are a lot of foreign students who come to study there also. It has a very good academic reputation and many of the students who graduate from the university obtain positions in the ministry of commerce and work for the government. I had never been to university before, so when I arrived on the first day everythig was strange and new for me. I didn't know anyone there as most of my friends from school chose to study at different places. I can remember feeling confused and a little apprehensive on the first day, but that soon passed when I met another girl who lives quite close to me and we have become good friends. I can remember that when I arrived home after the first day at university I had a headache and felt very tired, but it was still a good day.

Part 3 | IELTS China speaking test


What do you conside to be the most important factors relating to the place where you work/study? Well, as I said, this university has an excellent academic reputation, an international student body, the staff are very good, and many people who work in the ministry of commerce studied here in the past. As I am studying Economics and would like to work in the ministry in the future, these were some of the reasons why I chose to study here. It seemed the most logical choice. Should work-at-home jobs be well paid or not? [Why/Why not?] I think it depends on the job. Nowadays many executives and professionals do some or all of thir work from home, thanks to technology allowing them to communicate from wherever they are. But there are also people who do manual work at home, making things to sell at markets. There is a big difference between the type of work people might be able to do at home, so it's sensible that what they earn depends on what they do - not where they do it. What is the situation with work-at-home jobs in your country currently? Honestly, I'm not sure, I know that soome artisans work from home and my father, who is a corpoarte lawyer, spends maybe half of his time working at home and the rest of the time in meeting s with clients and in the offices of his company. Apart from that I know that there are many jobs where people work from home using the internet in some countries but here I'm not sure... I've never really thought about it or looked into it. What do you think will be the situation regarding work-at-home jobs 10 years from now? I think that more people will work from home, especially professional people. There are many advantages, it can save time and travel, allow more people to do more work and there are many new careers which based on technology nowadays and these are perfect for people working from home because they really don't need to go to an office or factory every day to do their work.

IELTS USA Speaking Test


Part 1 IELTS USA speaking test
Where do you come from? I'm from the Ukraine originally, but I've been in the US for the last 5 months, here in Arizona. Are you a student or are you working? At the moment I'm studying, but working part-time as well. Where do you work? I have a part-time position as a research assistant at the university of Arizona here in Tucson.

What are the main responsibilities of your job? I work in the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory which is used to teach about how the planetary system was formed and evolved. I have to organize various research tasks and also academic material for participating students as well as assist one of the profesors in her research for the university. Do you have any hobbies? Yes, I like to keep fit. I like running and going to the gym or doing Pilates. Do you like dancing? No, not really. Maybe sometimes if I go to a club with some friends or at a party I'll dance a little, but not very often. Is dancing a good hobby? [Why? / Why not?] I think it could be if you like doing it. There are many types of dance and it's supposed to make you feel good and relaxed afterwards, so it could be a good therapy for stress. It's certainly popular with a lot of people. Do you prefer watching movies at home or at the cinema? [Why?] Can I say both ...because sometimes it depends on the movie. Sometimes I like to go to the cinema with a friend to see the latest movie releases or if the movie is in 3D it's normally better to watch it at the movies. But there are times when I like to watch a movie when I'm at home just to relax for a while, so I guess I like both of the options. Do you like watching movies alone or do you prefer to watch them with someone else? [Why?] As I said ... I like both, although I probably prefer to go out with my friends to see a movie at the weekend at the cinema maybe, but during the week I'll maybe watch a movie online by myself.

Part 2 IELTS USA speaking test


Talk about a new law you would implement where you live to make it a better place, please say: - What law would it be? - Will it be easy to introduce such a new law? - Will it be popular? And what the benefits of such a new law would be. Sample Answer I will talk about my own country because I'm not sure about the laws here in the US. But in the Ukraine we have seen several attempts to implement recycling programs, but unfortunately after the initial international funding has beed used up they always seem to go bankrupt. Most of them were curb-side recycling programs which meant that trucks had to go and collect recycling material from the various areas of the city and then transport it to a central recycling plant. One of the problems with this is the amount of trucks required to make it efficient and also the fact that the trucks use diesel as fuel which produces even more environmental pollution. There was also a great emphasis placed on recycling paper, cardboard and plastic rather than more useful materials such as aluminum. This is in great demand for construction and production purposes from house building to constructing airplanes and cars not to mention cans for drinks. Aluminum is one of the most useful materials to recycle and it is also a very efficient process. A large part of the cost of producing new aluminum is in the electricity used in the smelting process - recycling it cuts out much of that cost. I would pass a law which requires more and more businesses to recycle their products and materials used in their production and manufacturing plants and possibly to be responsible for the recycling of their products at the end of their useful lifecycle. This woulod have a greater impact than concentrating on the usual domestic garbage side

of recycling programs which are often more popular for social reasons. It may not be easy to introduce such a law and any additional costs for companies may result in slightly higher prices to the end consumer but it would probably be more effective. The government could impose financial penalties or reward depending on how successful each company is in their recycling efforts. I think it would be popular if people understood why it was being done ... and that would mean some promotion of the idea and concept and a clear explanation of the benefits for the future of the economy and planet as a whole. Simply recycling more aluminum would reduce the amount of electricity required to produce new aluminum and that would be an immediate saving, even with the costs of recycling it.

Part 3 IELTS USA speaking test


Are lawyers respected in your country? [Why? / Why not?] Yes, it's a good profession and they are resonably well paid if they work for a good comapny. I think they are respected because they have to study and prepare a lot, similar to doctors. In your opinion is it fair that lawyers are paid very well? Firstly, not all lawyers are paid very well. Like in most countries, lawyers who work in public service for the government don't earn very big salaries, well, not as much as a lawyer working for an international company or a tax lawyer for example. Is it fair? I think that if the labor market decides that a lawyer should earn a lot becasue of the type of work they do or because they have a lot of responsibility then that is ok. I mean it's like a soccer player or film star - why do they earn so much money - because the soccer club or the film company decide that they are worth it or maybe they have skills or knowledge that only a few people possess - which make them rare. Do you think that being a policeman is a good career choice? What are some of the advantages or disadvantages of this profession? It's a good choice if you want to develop a career in the long term. There is a lot of structure and opportunities within the police. You cal also learn skills that are transferrable to civilian jobs in the future. I have a cousin who is in the police and he loves it. He says the pay is good and the benefits and pension after many years of service are better than in many ordinary jobs. Do you agree that all policemen should have guns? I'm not sure. I think it depends on where they are and what their responsibilities are. For the police here it's normal, but there are some countries where they don't have all police officers armed. They have special armed squads for when it's necessary. But some countries have less armed attacks or violence than others so I think whether or not the police are armed is based on the local circumstances. I think they should be armed if it's likely they will need to deal with armed criminals or violent situations.

IELTS Vietnam Speaking Test


Part 1 IELTS Vietnam speaking test
Where are you from? I'm from Ho Chi Minh City What is your hometown famous for? I guess that most people would know it as the capital of South Vietnam in the past when we were two separate republics. Most people agree that it is the economic heart of the country and makes possibly the largest contribution, as a business center, to the overall economy of the country. And of course most people have heard of the famous musical "Miss Saigon" which was based on some of the historic events that took place here in the past.

Do you still live in your hometown? Yes, I do, I still live with my family there. What do you like about living there? It's a large international city, it's busy and exciting and yet you can find quiet places to spend time too. I grew up there so that's one reason I like it. There are many people from other countries who live and work in the city and there is a lot of international influence which makes it more interesting than some other places in Vietnam. Are you working or studying at the moment? I'm working and studying. I'm studying theater and working as a model and actress sometimes. Do you enjoy your job? Yes, very much. It's interesting and I get to meet lots of different people and sometimes go to different places. I'm a very creative person so the theater and working in drama are two things that I love. Is it difficult to get a such a job in your country? It can be. I spent a lot of time doing part-time work and learning about acting before I got some good jobs. One of the resons I'm studying theater, which covers many more aspects than just acting, is that it will give me more opportunities in the future for different projects.

Part 2 IELTS Vietnam speaking test


Talk about a skill you have learned to do very well (eg. cooking or driving), please say: - What skill did you acquire? - How did you acquire that skill? - How is it important for you? and if you want to learn more about this skill. Sample Answer: When I was a little girl I used to love dancing to music so my mother took me to dance classes. I loved them and learned lots of different styles of dancing. I started when I was about 7 or 8 years old and practiced all through the time I attended school. I even entered some competitions but I never won them, there were always girls better than me. Competing wasn't really important for me though, I just loved dancing and the rhythm and the movements and stretching helped me keep fit. I didn't really appreciate it when I was younger but I think I lerned a lot of selfdiscipline from my dance classes when I was a little girl. I also learned that if you keep practicing then even something which seemed impossible can become easy or at least easier, so I guess I learned perseverance also. My teacher was an ex-ballet dancer trained in classical dance in France, but she also taught us more modern dancing too so I grew up appreciating many different types of dancing. Even now I still love to dance and find it very comforting ... almost therapeutic you might say ... it helps me relax. I'm not sure if I would learn or study more about dancing now, I'm more interested in drama and acting, but I will always be very grateful to my mother for giving me the chance to learn and take dance classes and to my dance teacher for giving me such a special gift that I can still enjoy now.

Part 3 IELTS Vietnam speaking test


What are some practical skills that children acquire at school? Well, they learn to read and write, and they learn analytical and thinking skills, and they also learn social skills as well. I think those are the main ones. Obviously as they get older they learn about specific subject in more detail.

How important do you think these skills are? Very important. Especially reading and writing. If a child can read then it is possibly the most important skill they can learn because then they can learn about anything else by reading about it. The otherskills are important too but I think reading is by far the most important one - it can make a person into an independent learner and then self-education is possible. Do children learn certain skills faster or easier than most adults? In some cases yes. Most people agree that children learn foreign languages easier and faster than most adults. Maybe adults might learn some skills faster that depend on previous experience, an advantage they would have over children. But in general I think children have more open minds and can accept information more easily rather than questioning everything or comparing it to what they already know. Do you think that team building is important in the work place? [Why? / Why not?] Generally, yes, because in most work environments you need to collaborate with other people to get anything done. It is easier if everybody works together instead of against each other, so knowing how to work in a team or how to manage a team is a good skill to have. Do you like learning new skills or learning about new things related to work? Yes I do, I'm constantly learning new things on the course I'm studying at the moment and I think it's good. The more you know the more you can do or the easier things become - and you can also help other people more if that is something you like doing. Is it important employers provide opportunities and pay for skill development courses for their employees? [Why? / Why not?] In an ideal world that would happen, yes. However, not all employers have the resources to provide such opportunities for all their employees. I think it is something that large multi-national comapnies do for their employees, or some of their employees, because they can see the benefits in the long term future, but many smaller companies simply can't afford to pay for constant training or provide the resources for employees to always be developing their skills. It is important, but not always practical, depending on the circumstances.

Vietnam IELTS Speaking Test


Part 1 IELTS Vietnam speaking test
Where are you from? I'm from Hanoi Do you work or study? I'm studying a masters Degree in Business Administration at the moment at the university of graduate studies here in Hanoi. Is cooking popular in your country? Yes, I think it's popular. Most young girls learn from their mother or grandmother how to cook the most popular dishes. Who normally does the cooking in your house? My mother does most of it - although I often help here when I have time, or if we are having a large meal together as a family. Would you like to learn how to cook? I would like to learn to cook food from other countries, maybe French cuisine, which is quite popular here among some people.

Why do you want to learn cooking? I think cooking can be a creative activity, when it's not just for feeding the family every day. I find it relaxing when I do it for fun and like to experiment with diferent ingredients. Do you think cooking programs on TV are useful? I think they are interesting and can give you some insiration or motivation to try different things. My problem is I can never remember all the details of what I see, only the idea, and so when I try to make something it never turns out the same as it did when the chef on TV did it. What is the advantage of a TV cooking program? I think they can give you lots of ideas about different cuisine to try and you can also learn some good cooking tips - but I also like to have a cook book with ecipes or download recipes from the internet - it is easier to follow them like that.

Part 2 IELTS Vietnam speaking test


Describe how you would organize a surprise party for your friend. Please say - Where would you do it? - How would you do it? - What arrangements would need to be done for the party? Sample Answer: That's easy, I did it for a friend a couple of months ago. It was for my best friend, we have been friends ever since we were little girls. I organized it at her home so she wouldn't expect it. Obviously I had to tell her parents and family and explain that it would be a surprise so they couldn't say anything to her. I arranged for her friends from university to come to her house, and I helped prepare the food with some of her aunts, but we did it in the home of one of them so that my friend would have no idea about the preparations. I wanted to have some special music for her party so I arranged for one of her friends who plays in a musical group to bring the group and perform for her at her home. They are an acoustic group and play modern music but with traditional influences and I knew that my friend would love it. All the arrangement were done in about a week, after telling her parents about it I had a lot of help from her family and also her friends and on the day of the party we did a lot of cooking and prepared all the food and then took it round to my friends house. The whole experience was amazing - and my friend loved it alll - it was a very special day for us.

Part 3 IELTS Vietnam speaking test


Do you have festivals in your country? Yes, we do, we have many in our culture and as there are various ethnic groups within Vietnam there are some celebrations which are universal and others which only certain groups of people celebrate. Tell me about a local celebration in your town. OK, there are a few, but apart from the big ones like Tet which is celebrated throughout the country, I can tell you about the Co Loa Festival which is a special parade which passes through several different locations throughout Hanoi and as part of the parade there are some interesting things to see such as wrestling and cockfighting. The parade normally happens in February each year. It is based on the legend about An Duong King who came from Au Lac and he had a magic crossbow. The legend says that a Golden Tortoise, presented An Duong Vuong with a very powerful magic crossbow that could kill many enemy soldiers with only one shot. But the kings daughter

told the secret of the magic crossbow to her husband - he was the rebel leader's son - the legend says that when her father realized he had been betrayed by his own daughter, he killed her and then killed himself. What is the relevance of international festivals or celebrations to the worlds community? When it's international I think it's very important because it allows us to learn more and understand more about different countries and their cultures. It's always interesting to read about these things but to actually see examples at festivals or international events is much better - and sometimes you can meet and talk to the participants. It is a good thing for international relations and that is imortant as many people are becoming more mobile and ned to be aware of different aspects of life in various parts of the world.

IELTS Speaking Test Canada


Part 1 IELTS Canada speaking test
Where are you from? I'm from Colombia, but I've been here in Canada for a couple of months now. Do you work or study? I'm studying at the moment. I'm doing an English course related to Business. Do you live in an apartment or a house? For the time being I'm staying with some friends here in their apartment. Do you like living in a big house? [Why?/Why not?] Well, my family house in Medellin, in Colombia is a lot bigger than the aprtment here, and I miss the space sometimes and the garden, but I think living in an apartment is good for lots of reasons, especially if you're busy working and don't have time to look after the house. Do you prefer to use public transport or a car? I prefer to have a car, I used to have one back home, but here I'm learning to use the public transport - it's different from back home and it's also more expensive too. In your country, do people use public transport a lot? Yes, they do, most people use it, either the buses or taxis which are quite cheap. Cars are quite expensive and many people can't afford them so public transport is the most common method people use. How can people be encouraged to use public transport? I think that's easy - for example back home most people use it because it's cheap, the buses go everywhere and you don't have to wait long to get one. Here it's different, it's more expensive, they are less frequent and buses don't go past many places. If it's convenient then people will use public transport, so it has to be cheap, frequent and cover the entire city or area.

Part 2 IELTS Canada speaking test


Describe a room where you stayed for a long period of time. Please say - What was the room? - What did you do there? - Why did you spend so much time in there? OK, so I'll tell you about my study at home in my parent's house. I spent a lot of time there last year when I was studying for my Masters Degree. It was originally a bedroom but we converted it some years ago to be a study and installed a desk and chair, a computer and some other things so that my sister and I could either study or work there, my father too sometimes.

It was a nice room - vith a view out over the garden at the rear of the house and there was a lot of natural light which came in through a a pair of glass doors. It used to be really nice to spend time in there becasue it was almost like sitting outside but much more comfortable. As I said, I used to spend a lot of time there reading and preparing assignments for my course. It was away from the main area of the house so it was always nice and quiet and easy to concentrate when I was in there. We used to have a sofa in there too so when I felt a little tired I used to have a little siesta on the sofa for maybe an hour and then continue studying. It really was a very comfortable room to be in and I miss it sometimes.

Part 3 IELTS Canada speaking test


Do buildings differ from place to place? Clearly, yes, the styles and the way they are constructed also. There's a big difference between the architecture here in Ontario and back home. What are the differences between old and modern buildings? I think maybe older building have what most people refer to as 'character' but newer buildings are maybe better designed in terms of cost, efficiency and nowadays in terms of energy and the environment. Do modern buildings offer any advantages? What are they? Yes, many of them are built using better materials and better constrution methods. Also, now there are more and more buildings, residentialand commercial which are designed taking into account their long term environmental impact which is important for the future. One of the biggest advantages is that more people can now live in the same space as before which is much more efficient use of space and resources. What do you think buildings will look like in the future? They will probably look very different from what they look like now. One of the problems sometimes is that people don't like the new buildings that architects design becasue they don't look like traditional buidings - but the important thing is that these are buildings of the future not of the past and personally I think that buildings will look even 'stranger' in the future as we adapt to new ideas and different concepts of how we live and occupy space.

IELTS speaking test Bangladesh


IELTS speaking test Bangladesh | part 1
Do you work or study? I'm a student at the Asian Unoversity for Women in Dhaka. What is considered typical food in your country? In general, the most common ingredients consist of flat bread and rice, but there are many regional foods which are also popular. We like to eat chicken, beef and mutton, and vegetables, dal and many dishes are prepared in the form of a curry. I think chatpati, mutton rezala and kheer are the favorites in my family. Do parents usually have dinner with their children in your country? Traditionally, yes, and in my house we always eat together unless my father is away travelling on business. Maybe things are changing slowly as more young people seek employment in the large cities and develp their own livies independently of their families, but in general mealtimes are very important and sharing food together has a very strong tradition and is seen as important for families to share this time with each other.

In your opinion, is it important that parents and children eat together? Personally, yes, I think it's very important. As I was growing up as a young girl I can still remember my father telling us about things while we ate together, I also remember when maybe some other family members, like one of my uncles, would visit, eating together was always very interesting and an opportunity to share and learn more. I still like having meals with my family.

IELTS speaking test Bangladesh | part 2


Describe an unusual or interesting thing you did recently. You should say: - Where did you do it? - When did you do it? - Who did you do it with? - Why was it interesting?

I can tell you about a trip I made a few months ago. I went to London in the UK with one of my professors from university. We were part of a research team that went from Bangladesh to meet with some other teams from around the world in London and discuss an international project that we have been working on for the last few years. I had never been to london before, so it was amazing for me. I had often seen pictures from my father, who used to spend a lot of time there on business, years ago, but I never dreamed that I would be visiting it myself this year. My professor and I spent about a week in London, three of the days were basically for work and then we had one free day and the weekend to see some of the local sights and experience a little of the culture of London. It wasn't a lot of time but it was still nice to be able to see some of the famous places and see all the people from around the world. It's such a cosmopolitan place. We spent hours looking at famous buildings and every now and then we would stop and sit in a cafe and drink something, to rest a little before continuing. On the second last day we actually got lost on 'the tube', that's what they call the London underground train system, it's massive and we got our directions completely wrong. Luckily for us some local people helped us get to where we wanted to visit. I think they must be used to seeing lost 'tourists' all the time. It was a really wonderful and interesting experience for me, as I had always dreamed of visiting England, I just didn't thik it would be this year - the trip was a surprise.

IELTS speaking test Bangladesh | part 3


In your country, is travelling a typical activity people do during the weekend or in their free time? Yes, I think it is. Obviously people don't always travel abroad at the weekend, but now that many families have members living in different parts of the country, I think that travelling to visit family and maybe friends is a very common activity that most people do. I've made two trips this month so far to visit family here in different parts of the country. Do people have less free time now than in the past? [Why?] Honestly, I know that everyone says they have less time, but I'm not sure that it's true for everybody. I think it maybe applies to certain people, but there are still a lot of people that live and do the same things that they have always done - I don't think that they feel they have any less time than before. It's different if you compare, for example, teeenagers and their grandparents, then of course, young people are involved in much more than their grandparents were. But they still have free time, it's just that their free time is often occupied with activities, while in the past people spent more time doing nothing, simply talking, and not always 'doing something'.

What do children do in their free time in your country? I think the normal things that children do - play soccer - play cricket - computer games and things like that. Homework for school and chores at home if they have to. Do you think children should be doing these kind of things in their free time? [why?/Why not?] I think that children need to have a balance between things they have to do and things they enjoy doing. It's important that they study and learn even when they're not in school - but it's also important that they spend time with their frineds and particiapte in sports or some kind of physical activity to keep them healthy. Should there be the same amount of free time for women and men? [Why?/Why not?] I think maybe women are still occupied more than men sometimes, although when I see my mother preparing a meal and sometimes it takes her hours, she's talking to her sister or the children at the same time. So sometimes I think she's occupied, but it's different from being at work and being occupied becuase at work you can't chat with your family and do things like that. I think men are generally more occupied with work and so have less real free time. In your opinion are computers important? In the world we live in today - essential! We could not live without them now. I don't think there is one area of our daily lives that has not been affected by the increasing use of computers. Business, banking, shopping, study, computers are everywhere nowadays and even in some aspects of life that we maybe don't even think about. Do you use a computer often? Yes, every day. For work and pleasure. I use it as part of my studies and work at the university and I also use it for fun, socializing and surfing on the internet, and now I'm using it to chat with some of the other delgates we met in London on my recent trip. They come from different universities in countries all over the world, so it's great that we can chat online and share ideas.. What kind of things do you use your computer for? As I said, work, study, social. I've bought things on the internet, I reserved tickets for the theater once a couple of months ago. I use it to find information, send emails, watch videos and many other things. Oh, and of course, banking, although that is just more recently, but I think it's good.

IELTS Speaking Test Nepal


IELTS speaking test Nepal | part 1
Do you work or study? I work, I'm a security guard in a deprtment store. Is it easy or difficult to find jobs like that in your country? I found it quite easy, but my parents supported me. Some families don't like their daughters working in jobs like this. Do you like your job? Yes, there's a lot of variety and I get to see and meet a lot of different people every day. It's more interesting than working on my family farm or in an office. But one day I would like to have my own small business. When did you first use the Internet? When I was at elementray school. A few years later my parents had an internet connection installed in their office, where they run their agricultural business from, and I could access it almost every day. Do you buy things on the internet? I've only done it once or twice. It's still a novel way of shopping for many peole here.

How often do you normally buy things on the internet? Not very often, but maybe in the future I'll use the interent more for making purchases.

IELTS speaking test Nepal | part 2


Talk about a family photograph you like. Please say: - Who took the photograph? - who is in the photograph? - Why do you like this photograph? Sample Answer I'll tell you about my favorite photograph, which is a photo of my family, my parents, my brother and three sisters. It was taken by my uncle when I was still a small girl. We went on a family excursion to various places in Nepal. The photograph was in a place called Butterfly Valley and it a group photo and in the background you can see a spectacular waterfall. We were all much younger then but I can remember it was a very happy time for my family and a really special trip that we took together. Whenever I feel sad I like to look at this photo because it always reminds me of my beautiful family, how happy we all were, and how lucky we are to have the many blessing we have in our lives. I would like to return there some day in the future and visit that special place again. I have a copy of the photo whcih I keep in my room, but we also have a larger version of it which is framed and hangs on the wall in the main social room of our house.

IELTS speaking test Nepal | part 3


In your opinion, what elements make a good photograph? I think it's important that the content of the photo is interesting, or if it's of people, then they are all happy and well positioned. The color and lighting can also affect how good a photo is. The best photos I have seen seem to manage to capture the 'feeling' of the moment or the spirit of the place where it was taken. So composition, lighting, focus and locationcan be very important. Do you think photography is a form of art? Yes, there are some famous photographers in the world, and some photographs are certainly very beautiful to look at. Like painting and sculpting, photography can be a very interesting way of expressing things, or capturing a special moment or place forever. Do people in your country attend photography classes? I'm not sure. I don't have any friends who go to photography classes or do a photography course, but there are schools or colleges for art and fashion here in Nepal so I suppose that quite a lot of people must be interested in photography and maybe studt it or learn more about it than just taking snapshots of their family. Do you like to hang photographs on the walls of your home? Yes, but it's my mother who organizes them all. She loves to choose the photographs and where exactly to hang them. You could call it her hobby. We are quite a large family and most of the photographs are of family members, cousins, nieces and nephews and so she always has a new photo which she wants to show everyone.

IELTS Speaking Test Philippines


IELTS Speaking Test Philippines | Part 1
Where are you from? I'm from here, Manila.

Do you work or study? I just started working, I graduated last summer. Do you live in an apartment or a house? I live with my parents in our family home - it's a large house in the suburbs of Manila. Do you like your home? Of course, I love it, I've lived there all my life and it is a very special place for me. What kind of house would you like to have in the future? I would really like to have a house like my parents I think. Maybe when I get married, but if I move to another country maybe I will change my mind and decide on something different.

IELTS Speaking Test Philippines | Part 2


Describe an important plant in your country. Please say: - What is this plant? - How did you first learn about it? - Why is it so important? I can tell you about the Golden Shower Tree which is a well known plant here in the Philipinnes, well it's realy a small tree, but it's very populer here. It can grow quite tall, sometimes up to 20m high, it has green leaves, they're between 6 inches and 24 inches long typically and have smaller leaves, I think they're called 'leaflets' which are about 8 inches long. It produces lots of yellow flowers, I think that's how it got to be known as the Golden Shower Tree, because of the many golden or yellow colored flowers it produces. It has fruit which has a very strong odor and inside it there are seeds, these seeds are poisonous. The trunk or the main part of the tree and its branches are very hard wood. Here, these plants, or trees, are very popular with butterflies and bees which seem to find them very attractive - most probably because of the bright flowers on them.I first remember seeing one at my grandparent's home. They had several in their garden and I can remember my grandfather telling me all about them. Later I noticed them in many different places and I seem to recall we learned about them in school as well. I think this is one of the most popular ornamental planrts we have, and it is used in medicine as well. When the flowers blossom there are lots of them and they cover the tree so you can hardly see the green leaves anymore. It seems to grow well even in dry weather and with lots of sun. It also has another name, which is "disease killer" and the pulp from the fruit is sometimes used by people like a laxative and for other ailments such as fever, arthritis and stomach problmems. I'm sure it has more uses, but those are the ones that I can remember at the moment. Some people have said the root of the tree can also be used for medicinal purposes but other people say it is very dangerous if you are not an expert, because it is very strong.

IELTS Speaking Test Philippines | Part 3


Do you like this plant? Yes, I do, I think it's very pretty, especially all the golden flowers. It also reminds me of my grandfather whenever I see one - so yes, it's one of my favorites. Is farming important for your country? Very! It's one of the biggest indutries in my country. Many people still live in the country and earn their living from working the land - even though that may be changing now - we have a long history of agriculture. The main crops that are grown here include rice and corn, sugarcane, bananas, pineapple, mangoes and coffee and then there are some farmers who also produce other crops such as abaca which is like a banana plant and peanuts as

well ... and also some eggplant, onions, garlic ... and I'm sure there are many more as well ... oh and of course we also grow rubber and cotton too. So yes, farming has always been very important here in my country. What measures should we take to protect our nature? One of the problems in this country is that there has not been enough funding and investment in irrigated land and protecting the soil which has been damaged over many years by using various pesticides and fertilizers which have now resulted in land which produces less than it did in the past. There is also a trend happening at the moment where many rural farmers are actually selling their land to developers and they are constructing residences or golf courses on the land. The farmers need the money and this is happening rapidly at the moment, so the government really should have some kind of plan to make sure that the countryside is protected and will not be overdeveloped. I'm not sure what measures exactly could be put in place, but there needs to be some kind of environmental policy which protects or limits the rate of development of such land or we could be making more problems for ourselves in the future. Do you think future generations will be interested in farming? Probably not, it has been difficult for many people to maintain their farms , paying for seeds and the workers to plant and harvest the crops, as I said, many small rural farmers sell their land if they are given the opportunity. I think the younger generation are more interested in commerce and other areas rather than farming as a way of earning a living. They've seen older people struggling in recent years and technology has also changed things a lot here - so it's likely that young people will not be interested in farming and want to do something else for work.

IELTS Speaking Test Vietnam


IELTS Speaking Test Vietnam | Part 1
Where are you from? I'm Vietnamese, from here in Hanoi. Do you work or study? I'm studying at the moment, my Masters Degree in Business, specializing in Strategic Planning. Do you live in a house or an apartment? I still live with my parents in their house, our family house. Do you like your home? Yes, I love it. I have so many happy memories growing up there with my brothers and sister. What will your future house look like? I really don't know. If I stay here in Vietnem then I suppose I would like to have a traditinal family home like my parents. But at the moment I'm planning to emigrate to Australia, so I don't really know what type of house there I would like to get eventually. What public transport do you normally use? I use the buses almost every day. It's the best option for me at the moment. Maybe next year, if I don't go to Australia I will get a car. Why do you use them? The buses? because they're cheap and frequent and I can catch one close to my home and it takes me all the way to the university. I only have to walk maybe one block. Like I said, buses are convenient. Maybe if I lived out of town or had to go someplece different to work - then maybe I wouldn't find them so good - but for me at the moment, they are the most convenient transport.

Do you think people should use public transport more? Here, lots of poeple use public transport. Many people don't have much choice. I remember when I spent a year studying abroad in South America, the buses and taxis were very similar to here. They were cheap and frequent and most people used them. I think it's in western countries where people use private cars more maybe - and use buses less in the city. What would you do to improve Hanoi's public transport? I really don't know. There are a lot of people here in Hanoi, more than six and a half million people, so of course there is going to be a lot of traffic also. Maybe, more bus lanes and restrictions would help reduce the volume of traffic. Or more control of the mototaxis; there are more of them than any other form of transport, but it's really a case of planning and only the local authorities know what the plans are for the future. Do you think public transportation is expensive in your city? No, it's really cheap - well buses are - it's only about 14 cents. Taxis can be expensive if you use them a lot, or go long distances. But in general, transport is cheap. What time of the day do you like the most? Why? I like the evening the best, when I'm at home with my family and relaxing. The air is fresh and everything is quiet and peaceful. I love to sit in out garden and look at the sky at night and see the stars sometimes - it's almost hypnotic I think. How is the structure of your day now different compared to the past? I suppose a few years ago when I first started studying I was more relaxed and more social than now. Now becasue I'm doing my Masters Degree there is a lot of reading I need to do and I seem to have much less time for other activities. So I don't go out as often as I used to. But really, my life hasn't changed much in the last few years, it just feels a little more busy at the moment than usual. I still live in the same place - see the same poeple do the same things. Maybe if I do go to Australia, I will be able to tell you about many changes in the future!

IELTS Speaking Test Vietnam | Part 2


Talk about an advertisement which made you want to buy a certain product. Please say: - What was the product? - What was shown in the advertisement? - What did you like about the advertisement/product? Why? - Why was the product important to you? Sample Answer Let me tell you about an ad I saw a few weeks ago. It was on the internet and it was advertising a service to buy and sell gold online. It's something one of my frineds told me about a some time ago, but I never really though about it seriously after he had told me about it. The image used in the ad was what caught my attention first. It was an imga of a gold bar, gold bullion, and it juts looked so beautiful. I clicked on the ad and it linked me to a website which sold gold. I didn't really know much about this so I read all the information on the page and they were selling gold bullion, gold coins and other gold products. I had no idea that you could buy all these different gold products online and some of them weren't expensive - well the price varies - but you could buy gold for less than $100 and they shipped it directly to you. I thought it seemed like a good idea - everybody loves gold - and I thought it woud be a good investment for the future. Anyway, I didn't do anything about it at the time, but I did decide to do some more research about the subject. Over a week I visited some other websites and read a lot more about buying, selling, and ivesting in gold. I learned so much and began to get really interested in the topic. Eventually I decided to buy some gold rounds and coins, simply because I liked the design, and I learned that the price of gold is relatively low at the moment so it seemed like a good time to buy. This was last week, and they delivered my order a couple of days ago. I think Imust have spent about 20 minutes just looking at these gold

items when I first opened them. they were so beautiful and I had never bought anything gold before in my life so it was like a special moment. Now, I have a plan to try and buy some more gold every month, little by little. there are some coins that are really interesting but I also want to buy gold because I think it's a good idea for the future.

IELTS Speaking Test Vietnam | Part 3


Do you think advertising influences peoples choice of products? Absolutely, a lot of people are very easily manupulated by advertising, everone knows that. Companies know it and take advantage of it to make moeny. We all buy things we don't really need sometimes, just because of the marketing or the advertising which makes us think we need to have or buy a certain product. There are many products for sale which quite similar, but those companies who tend to spend more on marketing and advertising sell more of their product than the others, even though the actual product may be quite similar. Who shows advertisements in your country? They're everywhere, on TV, on the internet, on the streets, magazines, I mean - any company selling a product or service is advertising - maybe they choose to advertise in different places, but they're all showing ads all over the place.I guess if you stopped to count them all, you would be counting hundreds of ads every day that you see just walking around or on TV. Apart from food and clothing, what products are advertised? Almost every thing that you can buy has an ad ... you see ads for cars, ads for property, for travel and vacation. And then there are ads trying to sell services to people. Mobile phone ads are very popular at the moment, well ads for the mobile network providers really. What are your views on showing or mentioning children in advertising? Well, if it's an ad selling things for children then it makes sense. You wouldn't want to see an adult advertising something for children - it wouldn't seem real - and personally I don't see anything wrong with children appearing in ads or marketing campaigns. In fact in some cases the child has gone on to become like a celebrity, which isn't a bad thing because then they have more opportunitie in life, maybe they can become an actor or something like that or maybe a TV presenter. What are some other methods of advertising in your country? I think we have all the normal methods of advertising here, TV, radio, newspaper and magazines, then there's the paper leaflets some people hand out in the street, we have internet advertising, billboards on the street and other advertising activities. Some of the large car companies here sponsor events, like sports or maybe something similar. I think the type of comapny, or product, might have something to do with the way they advertise it or where they advertise it. In your view, What is the most effective advertising media? I'm not sure. Doesn't it depend on the product or service that a company is trying to sell? That is why marketing companies get paid a lot of money - to design the best plan - to reach the right people. Maybe there are some products that can be advertised anywhere and be effective, but most have a preferred media or style of advertising depnding on who they are aimed at. For example, you wouldn't try and sell cheap products in a high quality magazine or advertise expensive cars ina poor neighbourhood. So each company has to decide what kind of product it is they are selling and choose the most effective channel for their advertising. Do you think any advertising could be harmful? No, not really, after all, ads only inform or suggest that something is good and we should buy it. It's the people who make the decision to buy - or not. I can't imagine how an ad could harm someone, it doesn't do anything - it's passive.

IELTS Speaking Test United Kingdom


IELTS Speaking Test United Kingdom | Part 1
Where are you from? I'm form Muscat, in Oman Do you work or study? I'm a student at the moment. I'm studying drama, here in Edinburgh. Have you ever been to a museum? Yes, lots of them. I love going to museums - you can learn so much about history and so understand more about the present. Did you go to museums as a student? I used to go with my grandfather when I was a little girl, and then by myself when I was a student, yes. Do students in your country always go to museums? No, I don't think it's a particular 'student activity', it's something you do if you're interested in history or maybe a special topic. The last time I went to a museum there were all kinds of people wandering around there - not just students. Do you think students should go to museums? Really, I think everyone should spend more time in museums - not just students- it's such a great education and it makes you think about things in a different way when you see and understand what people have done before now. I think it gives you a deeper perspective on your own life and the world you live in. I will always be grateful to my grandfather for taking me with him when I was a little girl.

IELTS Speaking Test United Kingdom | Part 2


Describe a garden you like to visit often. Please say: - Where is it? - What kind of garden is it? - What do you like most about the garden, and why? Sure, there's a garden here in Edinburgh that I really love. Well, actually it's more than a garden, it's like a park, It's called Princes Street Gardens and it's very large. Apparently it was created from an old loch, like a lake, which dried up. It's been there for hundres of years now and has a lot of trees, plants, flowers and other interesting things like statues, monuments and fountains and stuff like that. It's a public garden and every day you can see hundreds of people there - some of them are tourists visiting Edinburgh - and others are just walking through the gardens on their way to someplece, or you can often see people sitting having something to eat or drink at one of the cafes. Just last week I saw several people sitting on some of the benches reading, now that the weather has turned nice again. I used to go to the gardens a lot when I first arrived here from abroad. I found it very relaxing - so much greenery - in the middle of the capital city. Now I try to go every couple of weeks to explore a little and learn a bit more about the gardens. I have some favourite places in the gardens, for example, the Ross Fountain, and there are many other monuments and commerative sites whhich honor explorers, reformers, and volunteers and poeple who died in various wars and for various causes throughout history. It's almost like walking through a history book sometimes. I would love to have enough time to learn about all of them.

But one of the 'things' I like most is that you can always find a quiet place to be by yourself if you go - or you can go to different parts where there are a lot of people all around - there's a lot of variety and you can see, and sometimes even meet, people from all over the world. I suppose if you were really interested in flowers and trees and things like that it would be a great place to spend some time too. I'm not really, but it's easy to see that there are a a lot of different plants and shrubs throughout the gardens. I just like going there because there is always something to do and different people to see, and to see how different the gardens look as the seasons change.

IELTS Speaking Test United Kingdom | Part 3


Do your friends visit this garden too? Do you think gardens are important for people? What are the benefits of gardens for different age groups? Should governments encourage more gardens in cities?

IELTS Turkey
Part 1 IELTS Turkey speaking test
Where are you from? I'm from here, Ankara Do you work or study? I work, I'm a technical support manager. Why is patience important? I think it's important because it can help in many situations. Being impatient doesn't really help resolve any problems and in fact it can sometimes cause more problems. Are you a patient person? Generally, yes I am, although I sometimes feel imatient in certain situations, I try not to show it, as I said, it doesn't really help in most situations so there's no pit in making other people feel uncomfortable. What do you do when you get impatient? I count to 10. My grandfather taught me this - it's very simple, whenever I feel impatient and maybe angry about something - I just count to 10 and it seems to make me more calm. Is it important to have good relationship with colleagues at your workplace? [Why?] Yes, it's important. It can be difficult to achieve it sometimes depending on the personalities involved but it's certainly a better situation than having to deal with a lot of conflict every day. If everyone is getting along well then normally everything else goes well also. What type of clothes do you prefer to wear? [Why?] Well, when I'm at work I wear a shirt and tie and formal pants or trousers, but when I'm away from work I like to wear casual clothes, and when I have time off from work I usuallu just wear a T-shirt and jeans most of the time. What factors do you consider before buying any clothes? If it's casual clothes then whatever I like, as long as it isn;t too expensive. When I buy clothes for work I'm not very fussy either, I usually just buy plain colored shirts and some simple ties and dark colored pants or trousers. I'm not very fashion conscious and I don't like spending a lot of time shopping for clothes.

Do you like shopping? No, not really, I like buying gadgets and tech stuff but shopping for clothes and stuff like that - not really. I try to avoid it until I really need something. It can be a problem sometimes because my girlfriend loves shopping - she's the complete opposite from me. How often do you go shopping? On my own, not very often, but my girlfriend takes me with her quite often to go shopping and maybe eat and drink something together.

Part 2 IELTS Turkey speaking test


Describe an outdoor meal or picnic that you had. Please say: - Where did it take place? - What was the occasion? - What did you eat and drink there? and explain why you enjoyed / didn't enjoy that meal/picnic? Last summer I remember we went to the west coast to a town called Dalyan. It's a well-known reserve for the loggerhead turtles and many people go there to see them in the nesting season. Anyway, we travelled there in a friend's car - there were four of us - and we spent the day there. It was beautiful and quite different from life in the city. We didn't really have a picnic but we bought some kfte and dner from one of the local stores and took it to eat near the beach with some drinks. We found a quiet spot and enjoyed simply eating, talking and looking out over the mediterranean sea. I love going to the beach, and I wish I could do it more often. It wasn't really a special occassion other than spending some time together outside of the city at a beautiful place, but it wasn't like it was someone's birthday or anything like that. But it was a very nice day we spent there and I would like to go back again and explore that particular area some more. It was a great day because the drive there was good too, the scenery on the road was amazing. I had been there many years ago as a kid but I had forgotten just how spectacular some of the landscape is along the road to Dalyan. We all enjoyed the day and although it was quite simple, and the food was bought locally, it was still a day that made all of us happy.

Part 3 IELTS Turkey speaking test


When do people eat outdoors in your country? We eat outside a lot, maybe at restaurants in the street and things like that. It's common here especially in the evenings. If you go to the tourist areas there are lots of people eating outside because it's much cooler and they like it because it's maybe not so normal for them. Do people often eat outdoors in your country? Yes, I think it's quite a common thing to do. There are lots of vendors who sell all kinds of food in the street and many restaurants who have open areas next to the street or maybe a terrace outside where you can eat. We have good weather for much of the year so it's nice to sit outside and enjoy the evening. What do you think about eating in fast-food chains? You know I used to eat in them a lot when they first arrived here in Turkey, but not so much now - the novelty has worn off. They can be more expensive than our own Turkish food and people say it's not that healthy for you either. They're more popular with a lot of young people and visitors. Nowadyas I go maybe once or twice a year, no more.

Do you think people are more health-conscious now than in the past? Yes, I would agree with that, there's a lot more information about health and fitness available now and more people are trying to lead healthy lives. My best frined and I joined a gym last year and we are very interested in health and fitness now. Why do people try to eat healthier foods? I think many people have differnt reasons. I know that I feel better than I used to and have more energy and I think there's a big emphasis on being young now - and being healthy and fit keeps you young - maybe that's one of the reasons why it's so popular. It's a generation thing I think because a lot of older people don't really pay much attention to it. Why do many countries have food/cuisine exhibitions at international events? It could be to help promote their culture or even help encourage tourism to their country. Events like that are good ways to showcase the best of your country and maybe make people more interested in visiting some day to experience it for themsleves. I think that kind of event has become popular because international cuisine has become more easily available in many other countries now - it's easier to eat food from other countries than it was many years ago - that has made people more interested in knowing more about other contries and not just their own local food. Do you think that food can represent a country? Yes, just like music, food is very particular to certain countries and regions of the world. It's part of the culture of a country just like music and dance and language. Some are more famous than others, for example, Mexican food is known all across the world and Italian pasta too - so yes, food can represent a country as part of the overall culture.

IELTS Speaking Test India


IELTS Speaking Test India | Part 1
What is your full name? Can I see your ID? Where are you from? Do you work or study? Where do you live at the moment? Is it a house or an apartment? What is your favorite room? Why? Do you have any plans to move in the future? Why? Do you communicate via letters or emails? Do you often receive letters? How many letters do you get? What kind of letters are they? Do you prefer to send letters or emails? Why?

IELTS Speaking Test India | Part 2


Talk about a place where people often go to listen to music. Please say: - Where is the place? - What kind of people go there? - What music is played there?

IELTS Speaking Test India | Part 3


What new technology is used in the music industry? Do you think we should pay to download music? Why? Do you think new technology influences music nowadays? How? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such technology?

IELTS Speaking Test Australia May 2013


IELTS Speaking Test Australia | Part 1
Where are you from? I'm from Mexico Do you work or study? At the moment, I'm here in Australia studying English. In Mexico I used to work as a marketing analyst. Do you live in a house or an apartment? In a rented house, here in Sydney. Do you like it? [Why? / Why not?] Yes, I like it very much. It's very different from my apartment back home in Mexico. It's also fun to share with some other people for a change. We are all here learning, or trying to improve, our English and hoping that we can eventually come and live here permanently in Australia. Do you plan to move in the future? Yes, weel I hope to move to Australia i the future. I'm going to be here for another 6 months and then I have to go back to Mexico for a while to organize some things. Then I want to look for a job here in Sydney and move here permanently. So I will be looking for an aprtment or maybe a small house here in the next year or so i think. What would your future home look like? If it's a house, I think it might be something similar to where I live at the moment. It's really nice, just outside the city in the suburbs. But I might decide to look for an aprtment in the city, so I guess that would be different, but I would still like it to be in a nice quiet area, maybe with a pool and some good neighbors.

IELTS Speaking Test Australia | Part 2


Talk about a radio programme you have listened to recently. Please say: - what the programme was about - when you listened to it - if it was interesting [Why? / Why not]

IELTS Speaking Test Australia | Part 3


Are there any benefits to having a national radio station? [What are they?] How is advertising organized on the radio in your country? Do you listen to the radio often? How often? Why do you think some people like listening to the radio while they do other things?

IELTS SPEAKING TEST HONG KONG


IELTS Speaking Test Hong Kong | Part 1 Do you work or study? I work, I'm an agricultural engineer. Where are you from? I'm from England, from London. What do you like about your job? Really, I like almost everything about it. There's a lot of variety and I love dealing with everything related to the earth and growing things. I think it's fascinating. I've been able to work abroad through my job and have visited many interesting places because of my work also. Why did you choose this profession? My grandfather was a farmer, he had a farm where I spent a lot of my time during vacations from school. He began to teach me all about it and I think that's when I first became interested in agriculture. When I was at school i was very interesyted in geography as well, It was my favorite subject, and so when i was thinking about what to study at university I decided to do Agricultural Engineering. It seemed like the obvious choice. IELTS Speaking Test Hong Kong | Part 2 Describe a dish that you frequently have. Please say: - What is this dish? - How is it prepared? - Why do you particularly like it? Sample Answer: Okay, so one of my favorite dishes is chicken fried rice. Its really simple, I know, but when its cooked well, its delicious. My mother taught me how to cook it when I was a young girl, in fact I think it was the first thing she showed me how to cook so I think thats one of the reasons I like it so much. You can also change it quite a lot and add some extra things into it or keep it very simple. Another reason I like it is because its really easy, quick and cheap to make. So I start with some chicken, I prefer to use chicken breast because its tastier and generally better quality than other parts, though you can use any chicken really. I partly cook the chicken breast by boiling it until its ready. While cooking the chicken I also precook the rice. I use a rice cooker as it gets the best results, but you can use just a pan of water if you want. While the rice and chicken are cooking I prepare the vegetables or anything else I want to put in the dish. Sometimes I put some extra things like some ham or mushrooms, but I normally just include a little onion, sliced up really thin, some green peas, and some tomatoes, again chopped up really fine with all the seeds removed. When everything is ready and the rice and chicken have cooled down, I start to prepare for frying the rice and mixing everything together. I add a little oil to a large frying pan along with some seasoning and beaten eggs, and then add the rice, stir it up and then add the chicken. After cooking it a little I add the vegetables and any other ingredients, mixing it all the time. When I think its ready I taste it to see if there is enough seasoning and flavour, and then its ready to eat. One of the other reasons I like it so much is because you can make it for one person or many people, just by changing the amount of ingredients accordingly and almost everyone I know loves it so its really easy to make something quick if anybody comes round to visit and theyre hungry. Sometimes its better than going out and we can chat while Im cooking it, so its nice.

IELTS Speaking Test Hong Kong | Part 3 Have eating habits changed over time in your country? What are the disadvantages of todays diet? Should children be taught in schools how to eat properly?

IELTS Speaking Test Pakistan


Sample IELTS speaking test questions from an IELTS interview in Pakistan

IELTS Speaking Test Pakistan | Part 1


Do you work or study? I work. I'm an accountant with a national firm based here in Islamabad. Where are you from? I was born in Faisalabad, that's where my family are originally from. Can you describe the seasons in your country? Yes, there are basically four different seasons in my country, winter, spring, summer and then the monsoon season. Winter is usually from December to February and it's typically cool and dry. Spring runs from march to May and is normally hot and dry and then comes the summer rainy season which lasts until around September and that is followed by the retreating monsoon season during October and November. Do you like when its raining? No, not really. It's a nice change from the heat of spring, but the rain brings many problems and makes daily life a little more difficult.I prefer the spring season personally, even though it can be very hot some days. Do you like cold or hot weather? I like warm or hot weather best. Ever since I was a child it's been my favorite season and I look forward to it every year after the winter. Do you think there was a major change in climatic conditions recently? There's been a lot of talk about it but I'm not sure if the changes have been more dramatic than in the past or we are just monitoring them better than we used to. History shows us that the Earth has gone through various different climatic changes and long periods of cold and hot weather. I think it's probably a natural weather cycle that takes place over a long period of time.

IELTS Speaking Test Pakistan | Part 2


Talk about your favorite subject at school/university. Please say: - What was the subject? - What did you learn about? - Why was it your favorite subject? When I was at school my favorite class was Geography. I used to have an excellent teacher who made everything seem very interesting. I also enjoyed learning about many different things related to our lives such as where we live, how we are affected by weather, farming and other topics and how we can learn so much from rocks, trees and other items around us which can tell us about past events many thousands of years ago. I can distinctly remember many lessons about agriculture and how it was developed in many different regions of the world. The difference between farming needs in different parts of the world and how the produce could be

exported from one country to another. I also remember learning about rock formations and how rivers can form valleys and erode rock, and the earth, over a long period of time and change the landscape. I thought it was fascinating at the time how you could learn so much about something which seemed to be so simple. My Geography classes made me look at everything differently. What I had previously seen as just a river or rock became something much more interesting when I realized how much information it could tell us and how many different aspects there were to them. Even now, I think I still look at things and think about what's beneath the surface, what's behind the visible parts, the parts we can't see or never think about. There's always so much more involved than what we can simply see everyday. Really, I think it was my favorite subject at school because it dealt with real things. I mean, we learned about mountains, rivers, countries, populations, social migration and many other things like that. You can see these things in life, it all seemed relevant. I can remember I didn't like Math much as a school subject because I couldn't relate it to everyday life. Solving all those mathematical problems didn't seem connected to real life. Another reason I liked Geography as a subject was because, as I said, my teacher was great. She made everything seem interesting and had an excellent way of explaining things to her students. The time always seemed to fly past in those classes because they were so interesting.

IELTS Speaking Test Pakistan | Part 3


What do you think about new methods of teaching children? What are those methods? Do you think the current education system will change in the future?

IELTS Speaking Test INDIA


IELTS Speaking Test India | Part 1
Where are you from? I'm originally from a small village in the north of the country, but my family move here to the city when I was very young. Where do you live? At the moment I'm living with some friends, here in the city. Is it an apartment or a house? I'm sharing a rented apartment with some friends. It's in an old apartment block in the central district here in the city, on the 7th floor so its got a tremendous view. We've known each other since we were at university so it works out well and we all get on together. What kind of accommodation do you prefer? Well, I like where I stay at the moment, but ideally I'd like to have my own house someday in the future, with a garden. I prefer a house because normally you have more space. I would also like to live in a quieter neighborhood as the city centre can be quite noisy sometimes. Would you like to stay in a big house/small house? Why? A big house, with a big garden and lots of space. I like spending time in the garden of my parent's house, it's so peaceful. I also love dogs, so I think it's better to have lots of space for them to run and play without needing to go out in the street. In your country do people use boats? Yes, there are all kinds of boats, for personal use and commercial use. They're very common on the coast.

What do they use boats for? Lots of businesses use boats, or ships, to transport their goods to other countries and I have several friends whose families have small boats for using in their leisure time, mainly at weekends, they go fishing or diving or sometimes just to sail around the coast and visit one of the many fishing villages that you can find. Would you like to own a boat? Yes, one day in the future maybe. It's a great way to relax and see something different and it's nice and healthy being out on the sea for an afternoon. What would you do with a boat? I think I'd do the same as most people here, go fishing and diving, take my friends along with me, maybe take some food and drink with us and have a picnic or sail round the coast and explore a bit. Would you shop online or in a store for a boat? I'd probably do some research online first, you know, about different models and specifications, and then go to a dealer and actually look at any boat thyat I was interested in. Obviously I'd want to take it for a test drive and make sure that I like it before buying it. If I found a boat I liked and wanted to buy then I would try to find it at the best price so maybe I'd buy it online or maybe from a local boat dealer depending on the best price I could get. Have you ever been dissatisfied with an online purchase? No, I've never had a bad experience with anything I've bought online. But I don't buy many things normally. I've had more disappointing experiences with online banking than buying products or other services.

IELTS Speaking Test India | Part 2


Talk about an interesting website you have come across recently. You should say: - Why you visited it? - How was it helpful to you? - Did you find the information that you were looking for?

A couple of months ago I found an interesting site while I was looking for help to prepare for the IELTS tests, the site is by the british Council and is called TakeIELTS. I think it is a good site and I found it when I was searching for resources to practice for the exam. It has lots of helpful information, IELTS practice tests and videos of IELTS candidates giving advice and tips about how to do different things in the test. It's very comprehensive and threre are even full IELTS preparation courses online if you pay a subscription charge. the site helped me learn all about the format of the exam, the different sections and skills that are tested and I got to see lots of examples of the types of questions that are used in the IELTS test. before I started to prepare for the exam I didn't really know anything about it. None of my friends had done it before and there weren't any preparation course that I could attend because I work a lot and couldn't make the schedule of the classes. I think I learned most about the IELTS test from that website, even though I found some other sources for material and information on the internet also. After spending quite a lot of time on the site I had a very good idea of what was involved in the IELTS test and what skills I needed to develop. It was very informative, but I wish they had some more videos of the actual IELTS speaking test showing real people doing the interview. I found some videos like that on YouTube and I thought they were very informative and helped me learn more about what to do during the IELTS speaking test. Overall though I think it's one of the best sites that I came across while looking for IELTS resources.

IELTS Speaking Test India | Part 3


Do you think usage of the internet is different for different age groups? Yes, very different. For example, I use it for almost everything, evryday. I do my banking on the internet. I use it to shop and find information, to do research for projects and I also use it for fun and entertainement too, not to mention keepig in touch with all my frineds on facebook and things like that. I think older people use the internet more for different things, for example, my parents use it to email their frineds and keep in touch with my sister who is studying in Australia at the moment. They sometimes use video to call her, but mainly they like to write all their news and send it in an email. In general I think most older people don';t like spending somuch time in front of a computer whereas younger people probably get most of their information and entertainment through the internet either on their laptops or other mobile devices. Do you think the government should consider educating elderly people to become computer-literate? No, not really. It's a personal thing I think. Not everybody wants to or needs to be computer literate, they just need to learn the basics of email and maybe how to pay things online,like bills. I think most kids are happy to show or help their parents if necessary and my grandparents, for example, just aren't interested in searching the web for information. They like to do things the way they have always done - by speaking to a person and asking questions. They know how to use email though. It might be a good ideaq if the government made basic computer classes available for anybody who wanted to learn - but I don't think there is a need to plan a large scale national computer literacy curriculum or anything like that. Can we live without the internet? Well, we used to live without it, just like we lived without the car and color television. But nowadays everything is based on the internet. Business, commerce, banking, shopping, education, social interaction and almost anything you can think of. The internet is now an integral part of modern life. Most people don't even think how marvelous it is or how incredibly powerful it is. I guess it's like the electric light bulb - we take it for granted, most people don't know exactly how it works, but it's part of life and it's an essential part of modern life, so I don't think we'll stop using it, but it might be possible to live without it if you really want to, but your lifestyle would be very different.

IELTS Speaking Test Uzbekistan


IELTS Speaking Test Uzbekistan | Part 1
Where are you from? I'm from Tashkent, the capital city. Do you work or study? I'm studying at the moment, I'm in my final year at the Tashkent State University of Economics. What type of transport do you usually use? I have a motorcycle and I also use the metro or trams depending where I want to go to. The metro is good for going to a lot of places and relatively cheap. If I want to go out of the city then I usually take my motorbike because it's more convenient for me. Do you think transportation in your country is good? Why? In the major cities the transport is ok. The metro system is very good for us, it's clean, fast and safe and there are lots of destinations served. The old trolleys or trams can be slow sometimes and they can have problems when they disconnect from the electricity, but usually the driver can fix it and then continue. Outside of the cities in rural zones a lot of transport is by local taxi.

How would you upgrade the transportation in your country? I think it would be good if the rail network were upgraded. The infrastructure is very old in many places and needs to be repaired or replaced to improve the service. Some of the older trolley buses should be renovated or replaced also to improve the overall reliability of the system

IELTS Speaking Test Uzbekistan | Part 2


Describe a situation when you were late. You should say: - When was it? - Why were you late? - How did you feel about it?

About a week ago, I was late for an important meeting with one of my teachers at the university. We were supposed to meet at around 3pm to discuss a project I'm working on for one of the courses I'm attending this year. Anyway, at lunchtime I had to go into the city and take care of some errands. One of the things I had to do was collect an item from my uncle's shop for my mother, but when I arrived my uncle wasn't there and his assistant didn't know anything about it. So I had to wait. Eventually my uncle arrived at the shop, but I had been waiting for nearly an hour. When I left I thought I might be able to make it to the university on time, but then there was a problome with one of the buses that I too and we got stuck in a traffic jam, and I lost more time. By the time I finally arrived at the university and went to my teacher's office he had already left. I was almost an hour late for your appointment so I can;t blame gim for not waiting any longer. I saw him the next day and had to apologize to him. He understood the situation and we arranged to meet early this week. Of course, I made sure that I arrived early this time, so there was no problem. I felt bad about arriving late because I like my teacher and he had offered to help me, he didn't have to do that, but you can't control everything and sometimes delays happen and you just have to accept the situation. I don't think he was angry, it happens a lot here.

IELTS Speaking Test Uzbekistan | Part 3


Do people in your country accept excuses for being late? Why? / Why not? It depends on the situation and if the excuse is genuine or not. We are very hospitable and respectful here and we believe that if a person arrives late it is better than not arriving at all, but most people try to arrive on time and most of the time it's not a problem. I think excuses are only a problem if the occasions are too frequent or inconvenient for the other person. What type of excuses do people in your country accept? There are many reasons why people might be late arriving somewhere or attending a meeting or appointment. Problems with the family, having to help an older member of the family or look after one of the younger children in an emergency, problems with transport or delays in traffic are common and of course when you are sick or ill and have to postpone an event or appointment. Most other people understand these situations, because it has also happened to them at one time or another in their lives.

IELTS Speaking Test Nepal


IELTS Speaking Test Nepal | Part 1 Where are you from? I come from Kathmandu City, I live there with my family. Do you work or study? I'm working, I'm a systems engineer with one of the cellular network companies based here. What is the major challenge at your job? Well, apart from the daily technical problems associated with maintaining the network operational and solving problems, we need more resources to extend coverage to other areas. Mobile and internet coverage is growing rapidly here at the moment, last year it increased by more than 50%, so we're experiencing a lot of challenges related to network capacity. Would you recommend this job to others? Yes, definitely, I think it's a very interesting job for a young person and there are many changes happening at the moment driven by technology. It is an important time, and in the future I think it will be even more important for the development of my country. Do you like to take pictures? No, not really. I took a couple of photos last week, but that was for work, so that I could explain a technical problem to a colleague. I really don't take many personal photos, I'm very shy. My sister loves to take photos though, she probably takes enough for both of us. Do you have a family portrait at home? There is an old family photo that we have in our main room. It shows three generations of my family, my grandparents, my parents and me and my brother and sister. It was taken a long time ago when we were children. It's not very big, but it's one of my mother's favorite photographs. What is unique about it? I think it's the only photo we have that has both sets of grandparents in it. There are my maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents together. Only two of them are alive now, so I think that makes the picture even more special for my parents and the rest of the family. When was the last time you took a picture? The last time was last week, I took a picture of an network installation for by boss to show a problem with the way it had been done so that a technician could come and rectify it. Do you think people exercise a lot these days? A lot? No, not really, not here. People who live outside the cities walk a lot, especially those who live in the country and the mountains. And children play some sports and other activities. I suppose they get a lot of exercise, but you don't often see people doing exercise like in some other countries. Do you exercise yourself? What exercises do you do? I do when I have time. I still play soccer with some friends from school. We try to play every weekend, but sometimes I'm busy and can't make it. I tried to learn yoga about a year ago from a book, I wanted to learn how to relax and I had heard that yoga can be very beneficial for you in the long term. I tried it for a couple of months, but then I stopped doing it. Maybe I'll try again soon because it was quite interesting.

IELTS Speaking test Nepal | Part 2


Describe a major event in your country. You should say: Who takes part in the event What is important about the event Why you like/dislike this event Every year in October or November we celebrate the festival of Chhath; it is an ancient Hindu festival which is dedicated to the sun god Surya. It lasts for four days and there are various activities that people do or are involved in during the period. People believe that Surya is responsible for maintaining life on earth so they pray and offer thanks and also make wishes for things they would like to happen in their lives. It's thought that worshiping the sun brings good fortune to families, farmers and many aspects of our lives. The first day of Chhath involves people bathing. Many people go to a holy river, and they sometimes take the holy water home with them to help in the preparation of the offerings. People clean their homes and only eat one meal during the day. People cook some traditional vegetarian food, some people even cook it on a special stove made from the earth and use wood to do the cooking, there are also some special beliefs that the utensils used for cooking should be wooden but nowadays many people use metal ones. On the second day, people don't eat, or they fast, they eat something in the evening once the sun has gone down. The traditional food includes rice and puffed-wheat as well as bananas. On the third day of this event, people spend most of the time preparing the special food, families might go to a pond or river and offer their prayers and offer milk to the sun as it sets. There is also chanting or traditional singing. It can seem like a carnival at times when friends and family all come together to celebrate it. There is also another tradition we observe which is Kosi when we make earth lamps and place them under a canopy which is supported by five sticks, the sticks represent earth, wind, fire, air and water, the five elements of the earth. Many people perform this ritual in the evening at home with their family. The next day you can see many people at the riverbanks making their offerings to the sun as it rises in the sky, and then they eat. This is one of the most important cultural events for many people in this part of the world and many families spend time together during this special time of year.

IELTS Speaking test Nepal | Part 3


Do you think people from the countryside forget their local culture when they move to the city? Why? Sometimes, I think they lose some of the activities because life in the cities is quite different, but many people try to observe their old way of life the same as it was before when they first move to the city. It's different if you've been brought up in the city, we don't do all the traditions that exist but we know about them. Sometimes it's not possible if you're working in a modern company so we may make some celebrations but the actual rituals are adapted to be more convenient and less time consuming. How can people be encouraged to preserve the culture? I think that teaching young children about our history and culture is very important. If we don't do this then we might lose some of our culture in a few generations. Even if we don't observe all of the traditional activities that our ancestors did, it's important to know about them and their significance in our culture.

IELTS Speaking Test Singapore


IELTS Speaking Test Singapore Part 1 Do you work or study? At the moment both, I study full time and work part-time in the evenings and at weekends. Do you think that your job is too hard? No, not really. It's not a very demanding job but then I only do it part-time to help fund my education. maybe if I did it all day ever day i would find it more difficult. What do you usually do after work? Well, I usually finish work quite late at around 10.30pm so I normally get on the bus and go straight home to eat dinner and then study. Maybe on Friday night I might sometimes go out and meet some friends. Did you go to parks during your childhood? Yes, almost everyday. We used to live right next to a park so it was one of my favorite places to play after school. It was big and had lots of things you could do there. It was always full of children playing. How often do you go to the parks now? Really, not very often, maybe when I go out with my family or during vacations from university. I'm really too busy to go to the park like I used to before. It would be nice to go more often, but I just don't have enough time at the moment. Do you think parks are important for people? Absolutely, it's a change of scenery from being at home or at the office or in school. You can enjoy the scenery, the lake and enjoy the fresh air, take your dog for a walk if you have one, and my favorite park is far away from the traffic so it's really quiet and peaceful when I go there. What do you do to relax? I don't really get that much time to relax at the moment. This year is very busy for me, but when I do get some free time I like to listen to music or meet up with my friends and go out somewhere to enjoy ourselves. I used to like reading a lot, but nowadays I do a lot of reading for my studies so I like to do something different when I have free time to relax. Do you think people have enough time to relax? I think most people would say no. I certainly feel that I have a lot less time to relax than in the past. I think the pace of life even only ten years ago was much less frantic and people had more time for other things apart from studying and work. Life has become much more competitive nowadays and that doesn't leave a lot of time for just relaxing. I think people tend to plan relaxation activities more now than in the past because they know that it's important. IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 Describe an advertisement that made you want to buy a product. Please say: - What was the product? - What was the advertisement about? - Why did it make you want to buy that product? About a couple of months ago I saw an advertisement on the internet for a special pair of running shoes. It was the picture that caught my attention first because the shoes looked very different from normal running shoes. They were designed like a pair of gloves for your feet, if you know what I mean.

They were made from a special 'breathable' material and had a synthetic sole grafted onto the body so that they fitted like a glove on your foot, but the bottom was quite similar to a normal running shoe so that it gripped well and provided protection for your feet. Unlike a normal running shoe each toe was separate. It was really strange to see something like that because I had just been wondering a few weeks earlier why someone hadn't invented a running shoe like this before - and then a couple of weeks later by pure coincidence I came across them on the internet. I wasn't even looking for them or anything. Anyway, the ad was basically a 360 degrees color photo of the shoes, showing them from all angles and some technical and product information about them. There was also a video that was maybe 3 or 4 minutes long and showed a runner going up a rocky hill and the video explained how these running shoes allowed the runner to 'feel' more of the ground underneath his feet and grip better because of the flexing motion of the bottom of the shoes. It was more an informative ad than anything arty or creative, but it made me want to buy the shoes because I hadn't seen them before and I wanted to try them, so I ordered a pair in my size and they arrived a couple of days later. I've tried them out a couple of times so far and they seem really good. They cost me just a little bit more than some of the normal running shoes, but I think they're worth the extra money. The running experience is quite different from normal and personally I prefer it. IELTS Speaking Test Part 3 What kinds of media are available for advertising in your country? All the usual channels such as TV, radio, internet, magazines, newspapers, hoardings and billboards and such like, really anything you can think of people will put to use to advertise products or a brand. Promotional gimmicks such as T-shirts and even cars are often used to promote an event or brand. Are there any other traditional kinds of media for advertising other than TV and newspapers? Yes, as I said, the large billboards are still very popular although they are mainly used by large well established brands because they are very expensive to pay for. Radio advertising is still very popular because it's quite inexpensive compared to national TV or newspapers. And then there are those sponsors who promote themselves at sports events using the traditional media of large displays or having their company name or brand on the sports equipment. There are lots of traditional ways that companies still advertise even though many companies are now spending a lot of money on internet advertising. What products are usually advertised using these different media types? In the case of radio I think they are mainly products that have a local appeal as there are many different local radio stations available. The large billboards seem to be mainly occupied by mass market products like fashion orientated goods or maybe food and drink type products, they are typically used by large companies that sell a product or service which appeals to the masses.

BONUS TOPICS FOR PART 1


Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking Module consists of personal questions about you, your family, your work, your education or other familiar topics. A categorized list of such topics and questions is given below. You can use these sample questions to rehearse for this part of the oral interview. Make sure you can speak correctly, clearly, and with ease and confidence in response to each question. Remember to make your answer interesting by providing more than the most basic information. Some of these sample questions are highly likely to appear on your exam, so review them well. FAMILY
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HOME
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Describe your family? Do you have a large or small family? How much time do you spend with your family? What do you like to do together as a family? Do you get along well with your family? Are people in your country generally close to their families? WORK

Describe your home. What kind of building do you live in? How long have you lived there? HOMETOWN

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What do you do? What are your responsibilities? How many hours do you work each day? Do you enjoy your work? Is there some other kind of work you would rather do? If you could change your job or profession, what would you do? Describe the process of getting a job in your country. Describe the company or organization you work for. What is your position? What do you like about your job? What do you dislike about your job? EDUCATION

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Describe your hometown. Whats special about it? Where is your hometown located? Is it easy to travel around your hometown? What is it known for? What do people in your town do? What are the main industries in your hometown? What problems face your hometown? What languages are spoken in your hometown? What are the advantages of living in your hometown? What are some problems faced by your hometown? Compare your hometown with another city. What are some environmental problems faced by your hometown? WEATHER

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Describe your education. What kind of school did you go to as a child? Did you go to a co-educational school? What was your favourite subject as a child? Who was your favourite teacher? What is the education system like in your country? Do you think your country has an effective education system? STUDIES

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Whats the weather like in your country? Does the weather affect your mood? How do rainy days make you feel? Whats your favourite season of the year? What do you like to do when its hot? What do you usually do in the winter? How many seasons does your country have? TRAVEL

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What are you studying now? What is your area of specialization?

Do you like to travel? What kind of places have you visited in your life? Which place would you really like to visit? Why? Whats the best place youve ever visited?

WEDDING
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PLACE
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Have you ever been to a wedding? Whose wedding was it? Where was it held? What clothes do people wear? Describe the wedding ceremony. What sort if gifts do people buy for the bridal couple? What kind of clothes did the bride and groom wear? COMPUTERS

Describe a place you like to go. Why is this place special to you? When did you first visit this place? Where is this place located? What language is spoken here? Do you speak this language? MARRIAGE

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Do you think computers help society? Do you think computers are bad for health? How do you think computers have changed the world?
SMOKING

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What is the attitude toward marriage in your country? Do most young people plan on getting married in your country? What are some of the advantages of marriage? What are some of the disadvantages? Is the divorce rate high in your country? Do you think people should be allowed to get divorced? HOBBIES

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What do you feel about smoking in public places? Do you think smoking should be banned in peoples homes? INTERNET

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Do you use the Internet much during the day? What do you usually do on the Internet? What are some advantages of the Internet? What are some disadvantages? Do people in your country use the Internet a lot? Do you do any shopping on the Internet? EMAIL

Do you have any hobbies? What are some of your hobbies? When did you first develop tis hobby? What are some of the advantages of having a hobby? How much time do you spend on your hobby? FILMS

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Do you enjoy watching movies? Whats your favourite film? Who are your favourite actors? How often do you watch films? SHOPPING

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Do you send and receive email regularly? Who do you usually communicate with? How often do you check your email? Do you think writing email has strengthened or weakened peoples writing skills? What are some disadvantages of email? FRIEND

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Do you enjoy shopping? How do you feel about shopping? Do you like shopping on the Internet? Do you have any favourite stores? What dont you like about shopping? Which is the most popular place to shop in your hometown? DAILY ROUTINE

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Describe a friend. How long have you known each other? What do usually do together? What do you like the most about him / her? How often do you see each other?

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Describe your daily routine. What do you do on the weekend? What is you typical weekday like? Does your life change much from week to week? Do you have any free time during the week?

SPORTS
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FOOD
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Do you like sports? Do you enjoy watching sports? Do you enjoy participating in any sports? Which sports are most popular in your country? Whats your favourite sport/ When did you first become interested in sports? How often do you participate in sports? What equipment do you need for your favourite sport? GOING OUT

What are some of your favourite foods? What foods are popular in your country? What are some of the famous dishes of your country? Do you enjoy cooking? TOURISM

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Do you like going out or staying at home? What do you like to do when you go out? How often do you go out? Do people in your country go our a lot? How and where do people in your country usually socialize? What kind of entertainment is popular in your country? FESTIVAL

Which places would you recommend to a visitor to your country? Do a lot of tourists visit your country? What do they usually do there? How has tourism changed your country? Is your country expensive for most tourists? What are some famous landmarks in your country? YOUR COUNTRY

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Whats the most important festival in your country? How do people celebrate this festival? What special food is associated with this festival? What special activities are associated with this festival? What do you enjoy most about this festival? Do you think festivals are important for a society? TELEVISION

Which country are you from? Where is this country located? Which part of the country do most people live in? What are the main industries in your country? Is it easy to travel around your country? CLOTHES

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Do you watch television a lot? What do you usually watch on television? How many hours of television do you usually watch? What are the most popular shows in your country? What kind of shows do you like to watch? What are some advantages of television? What are someof the disadvantages of television? What did you last watch on television? Why do you think certain TV shows are so popular?

What type of clothes do you like to wear? What kind of clothes do people in your country usually wear? How important is fashion to you? What kind of clothes do you dislike? Do you think people behave differently in different kinds of clothes? What kind of clothes do people wear to work in your country? Are clothes expensive in your country? GAMES

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Do you enjoy playing any games? What kind of games do you play? Do you think adults should play games? What do children learn from games? What kind of games did you play when you were a child? What games are popular in your country today? What kind of games were popular when you were young? Do you think mental games like chess are good for you?

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COLOURS Do you have a favourite colour? What are your countrys colours? Do you think colours affect our moods? Can you learn anything about a person from the colours he / she likes? Do you like the same colours now as you did when you were a child?

MUSIC
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Do you like music? What kind of music do you like? When do you usually listen to music? What kind of music did you like when you were younger? What kind of music is popular in your country? Do you play any musical instruments? Do you wish you could play any musical instruments? Which is your favourite instrument?