IELTS Speaking Sample 19

IELTS Speaking Mock Test 19

Part One - Introduction:

Q. What is your name?
A. My name is Albert Alexei.

Q. And what can I call you?
A. You can call me Alexei.

Q.  What was your major in University?
A. My major in university was Computer Science.

Q. Which is more necessary for a job? Experience or education?
A. I think both are necessary. To apply for a job, a good educational background is required nowadays. On the other hand, an experienced professional can get a better job compared to a person without professional experience. In fact, for a fresh graduate, strong academic knowledge is required. Over the time, s/he gathers practical experiences and gain expertise. I am sure a majority of the companies look for a good combination of these two – education & experience.  

Q.  What type of job you prefer?
A. As I have completed my graduation in Computer Science, I would like to work as a software developer. I prefer the type of jobs that enable the employee to have some flexibility and better working environment. The company should provide sufficient opportunity for the employees to learn and also the scope for enhancing their careers. 

Q.  What are the most common types of jobs in your hometown?
A. Working in government offices, telecommunication companies, software farms and manufacturing factories are the most common job types in my hometown. Apart from that, there are farmers, manual labours, doctors and teachers as well.

PART 2 - Cue Card


Describe someone in your family who you really admire.

You should say:

  • who  he/she is
  • what relation you have with him /her
  • what you do together.

and explain why do you admire this person.

[ You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

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Part Three - Details Discussion:

Q.  What type of qualities you prefer to make friends?
A. The two most important qualities that I always prefer are positive mentality and honesty among friends. If someone has these two qualities, I will become his/her friend easily. Apart from that, I look the way s/he makes a conversation, criticise others and behave with others. Finally, I would also look for common interest as I believe having common interests and similar views make the friendship stronger.

Q.  Do you have many friends? How much time do you spend with friends?
A. I used to have quite a large number of friends during my college years. Nowadays I have comparatively fewer friends, but they are very close to me. I have around 3-4 close friends and many other good friends whom I really like to discuss, talk and spend time with.

As I have got busy these days, I spend around 5-6 hours with my friends weekly. Sometimes, it varies from 3 to 10 hours on an average. 

Q.  What is more important to you- your family or your friends?
A.  I would say family comes first. However, I would not say that my friends are not important to me. My family is my first identity and I love all of my family members a lot. They, especially my parents, have done a lot for me. They are, in fact, still sacrificing for the betterment of my life. This is unparallel and could not be expected from anyone else.

On the contrary, friends are important to enjoy our time with them, help each other, enjoy gossip, debate, visit places and share things that we would often hesitate to share with others and good friends are like a great comfort and support in life.

Q.  Why we admire some people while we do not like others?
A.  I think there is no specific laws and rules for admiring or disliking someone. From my experience, I can say that we admire someone who we find helpful, amiable and talented. People who are selfless and works for the greater goods are often admired. For instance, I have neither met Thomas Alva Edison nor Mother Teresa. But I admire both of them for the things they have done for the humanity. Then we often revere our parents due to their great sacrifices for us and this admiration comes naturally. Sometimes we are helped by people who we never expect us to help and they become admirable to us. For example, I was once helped by a total stranger on a serious danger and I still remember him and think him with a high admiration.

On the contrary, disliking comes mostly from someone's behaviours, acts and way of life. For example, if someone behaves rudely, we immediately dislike him. I guess we have a natural way of reacting depending on someone's attitude towards us. We can also dislike a corrupted person and a person who is quite selfish and harmful to others. I would say the opposite reasons for liking someone make us dislike someone in most of the cases.


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