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IELTS Speaking Test - Sample 100

IELTS Speaking Test # 100

Part 1 Topic: "Photographs".
Part 2 Topic: "Describe a day when you thought the weather was perfect".
Part 3 Topic: "Types of weather" & "Weather forecasts".

Part One - Introduction

[This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself and checking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview. In the interview, the examiner asks the candidate about his/her home, work or studies and other familiar topics.]

Topic - Photographs:

Q.  What type of photos do you like taking? [Why/Why not?]
A.  This is an interesting topic and to be honest, up until now I have not thought about it. It was kind of amusing to think about the type of photos I like taking. Well, I like to take photos of natural sceneries, birds and people. While taking a person's photo, I love to take my daughter's snapshot the most.

Q.  What do you do with photos you take? [Why/Why not?]
A.  Well, at first I sort out the photos worth saving for the future and then I delete the snapshots I do not like. I have a Flickr account, which is the most popular online photo sharing and storing platform, and I upload the photos I select for saving. I share some photos on my Facebook and Instagram account. A few years ago I used to print the pictures I liked the most but I do not do that these days.

Q.  When you visit other places, do you take photos or buy postcards? [Why/Why not?]
A.  This is another intriguing question for me. Whenever I visit a new place, I love to capture the memory in my smartphone and camera. Buying postcard was something I did in my childhood, but not these days. Postcards have become less common and they are hard to find these days, especially in my country.

Q.  Do you like people taking photos of you? [Why/Why not?]
A.  This is a hard question for me to answer and I would be completely honest here. I mostly do not allow others to take random photos of mine. However, if I find that there is a group of people and they expect me to be on the frame, I do not oppose it. However, my usual doctrine for letting others capture my photo is not applicable for my daughter. Whenever she is ready to take a shot, I obey her order!!!

Part 2 - Cue Card / Candidate Task Card

[The topic for your talk will be written on a card which the examiner will hand you. Read it carefully and then make some brief notes.]

Describe a day when you thought the weather was perfect.

You should say:

  • where you were on this day
  • what the weather was like on this day
  • what you did during the day

and explain why you thought the weather was perfect on this day.

[ 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.]

[Examiner: All right? Remember you have one to two minutes for this, so don't worry if I stop you. I'll tell you when the time is up. Can you start speaking now, please?]

Sample Answer to this Cue Card Topic:


Part 3 - Two-way Discussion:

Discussion topics: Types of weather:

Q.  What types of weather do people in your country dislike most? Why is that?
A.  Well, we live in a tropical country and people hate it when the temperature and humidity are high. They love the rain but heavy downpour sometimes causes trouble and people hate this as well. During the summer, we have Nor'wester and we also dislike it.

Q.  What jobs can be affected by different weather conditions? Why?
A.  Jobs which require employees in a city to stay outside, communicate with people or visit different factories and offices are mostly affected by the adverse weather condition. In rural areas, fishermen and farmers cannot continue their works due to unusual weather as well. In fact, everyone wants a shiny and comfortable whether to go to their offices or workplace and any exception can cause discomfort.

Q.  Are there any important festivals in your country that celebrate a season or type of weather?
A.  Yes, people in Singapore have many such festivals. Every year in July, we have an authentic Asian culinary fare especially to celebrate the food festival in Singapore. Another such festival is called the Mid-Autumn Festival and it is observed on the 15th day of the lunar month, the Mid-Autumn. This festival is also known as the Mooncake or Lantern Festival and it is traditionally celebrated during the farming year of the abundant harvest.


Discussion topics:Weather forecasts:

Q.  How important do you think it is for everyone to check what the next day’s weather will be? Why?
A.  The weather greatly affects the daily routine and schedule of each individual. From a schoolboy to a corporate big shot, everyone has a plan for the next day and if proper preparation is not taken based on the weather forecast, the day may simply be ruined. This is why everybody should look at the weather forecast for the next day and prepare accordingly. I myself regularly check the weather prediction in AccuWeather, an online weather forecasting application, and plan my days ahead.

Q.  What is the best way to get accurate information about the weather?
A.  These days, reliable and large weather forecasting service providers are the best source for this. AccuWeather, CNN weather, BBC Weather are some of the most reliable weather forecasting service providers who cover almost every city and country in the world for offering their service. With the widespread popularity of smartphones, many authentic applications have emerged to provide this service as well. Weather forecasting news on TV channels are also reliable but they are less convenient to follow, in my opinion.

Q.  How easy or difficult is it to predict the weather in your country? Why is that?
A.  Well, it is not that difficult these days and many solid predictions of storms and disasters have saved countless people in recent years. However, it was not that easy only a decade ago when the weather forecasting department had to rely on primitive devices. With the advancement of satellite and computer technology, this has become easier and more accurate. Having said that, I must mention that 'it is still a prediction' and not "something 100% accurate".

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