IELTS Speaking Sample 8
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IELTS Speaking Mock Test # 8
PART 1 - Introduction
Q. How did you reach the examination centre?
A. After I left my home I hired a taxi and it dropped me in front of the exam venue. So it was easier for me to reach here.
Q. What are the most common types of transportation run on the roads of your town?
A. Well, private cars and public buses are the most two common types of vehicles in my town. Taxis and trams are also available. To reach a far destination within the city one can also take a metro rail.
Q. Which types of transportation do you often use to move?
A. I mostly use public buses to move from one place to another within the city. If I need to visit outside the city, I take the train and that’s the most convenient way of travelling for long distance travelling in our city. Sometimes I hire a taxi, which is bit expensive, to reach important places where I need to maintain strict time schedule like I did today.
Q. Do you think that new transportation system should be introduced in your city? Why?
A. I don’t think new transportation system would be required in my city right now. However, the existing transportation system like public bus and tram should be renovated. The number of such public transportations should also be increased for the convenience of the commuters.
PART 2 - Cue Card
Cue Card Topic:
Describe a historical place that you know about.
You should say:
• what the place is
• where it is located
• what is the historical significance of the place
and explain what you think about this place.
[You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
PART 3 - Detailed Discussion
Q. Which city in the world you would like to visit? Why?
A. I would like to visit Brussels, which is the Capital of Belgium. This city is quite distinctive and after I saw a documentary on this city in Discovery Channel, I made my mind visit this city someday. The heart of the city has the ornate Grand-Place and many cafes and fast food shops inside the 17th-century guild houses. This city is the symbol of ancient prominence and the intricate Gothic Hôtel de Ville (town hall) with its distinctive bell tower is something worth visiting.
Q. What will you suggest to a tourist who came to visit your country?
A. I would suggest any foreign tourist to visit the National Museum first. This would be an excellent opportunity for him/ her to learn about our history and traditions. I would also advise this person to stay in the northern rural part of the country to observe some of the historically important significances of the 17th century. The city centre at the west part of our capital offers an excellent chance to observe the lively gathering of people from different professions. The main attraction of this place is actually the most popular coffee shop in our city and one of the best places to know about the people of our country. The Beach in the city of Graham is another attractive place this person should visit. The exotic foods, the tranquillity of the nature and wild beauties of the birds and animals are sure to amaze his/ her.
Q. Why travelling is important?
A. Travelling is, in fact, a unique experience and a great source of firsthand knowledge. Travelling helps us to broaden our horizon of knowledge and deepen our understanding of the world, people and different cultures. Lessons learned from travelling different places are proven to be quite effective in practical life. Knowledge gained from books is often too much theoretical while travelling, on the other hand, gives us an excellent opportunity to learn about life, culture, history and geography. There is a quite interesting saying that represents the true importance and significance of travelling “The more you will read the more will you learn. And the more you will learn the more places you would want to travel.”
Q. Have you ever been to a foreign country?
A. Yes, I have been to several foreign countries including the UK, India, Malaysia, Spain and Nepal. Each country has its own traditions and infrastructures so they gave me a whole new experience as a visitor.
Q. How do you compare the country you have visited with your own?
A. Well, the countries I have visited are quite different than my home country in terms of people, their way of grooming, the language the use, the buildings, the history, the foods and many other aspects. While my countries have very few skyscrapers and high rising buildings, the UK and Spain had plenty of them. The foods and people’s interactions were different. Finally, I am accustomed to all the aspects and way of life in my home country while these two were quite new for me in other countries.