IELTS Speaking Preparation (Part 2)

Part 1: Introduction and Interview on Familiar Topics:

Good morning/afternoon. My name is ................ Can you tell me your full name, please? Thank you.

Can I see your identification, please? Thank you, that’s fine

Now I’d like to ask you some questions about yourself.

Let’s talk about your home town or village.
- What kind of place is it?
- What’s the most interesting part of your home area?

Let’s talk about what you do. Do you work or are you a student?
- What’s your job? Why did you choose that kind of work?
- How long have you been doing it?
- Are there things you don’t like about it? What are they?
- What subjects are you studying?
- Why did you choose those subjects? How long have you been studying them?

- Do you have a small or large family?
- How much time do you spend with them?
- What things do you do together?

- How long have you been learning English?
- Where did you learn?
- Was it easy to learn?
- What opportunities do you have to speak? Is it important?

- Where do you live?
- How long have you lived there?
- What kind of accommodation would you like?

Leisure Activities:
- What do you do at your leisure time?
- Do you have a special hobby?
- Why do you think people should have hobbies?

Daily Routine:
- I’d like to talk about your daily routine.
- Are all your days the same?
- What would you like to change?
- What is the balance of work/study?

Moving on to Food, let's talk about food…

- What kind of food do you like?
- What are typical  foods in your country?
- Is cooking a man’s or woman’s job?
- How do you like foreign food?

Part 2: Individual Long Turn (Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card):

Now I’m going to give you a topic and I’d like you to talk about it for one or two minutes. Before you talk, you will have one minute to think about what you will say. You can make some notes. Here is a paper and pencil for you to make some notes if you wish, and here is your topic.

1. Describe something you own which is very important to you.

You should say:

    where you got it from
    how long you have had it
    what you use it for; and

explain why it is important to you.

2. Describe a teacher who has influenced you.

You should say:

   where you met him/he
   what subjects he/she taught,
   why she/he was special

and how they influenced you.

3. Describe a story, book, or movie that had a big impact on you.

You should say:

   what it was about
   when you heard/read/watched it
   why you read/watch it or who told you the story.

and explain why it was so powerful.

4. Describe a time in your life when you helped someone else with a problem.

You should say:

   what was the problem?
   how did you help this person?
   what did you learn from this experience?

and what advice would you give others? Would you help in the same way?


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IELTS Mentor
Your overall band score would be the average of the individual band scores. So even if you get, let's say 4.5 in a writing' you can still secure an overall band score 5, provided that you get higher than 5 in other module(s).
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Grammar first.
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