Here are some examples of questions about body language and communication from a recent IELTS speaking test, sample answers are provided to give an idea of possible ways to respond to these types of questions.
IELTS 2015 Part 1 Questions and AnswersHere are some examples of Part 1 IELTS Speaking Test questions asked earlier this year with sample answers provided to give you some ideas how you can respond to these types of IELTS speaking questions.
IELTS Speaking Test Venezuela Part 1 Questions
What is your full name?My name is Jorge Morales
Can I see your ID?Yes, sure, here’s my ID card
Where are you from?I’m from Caracas
Do you work or study?I do both. I’m working at the moment and also studying for my degree in business administration and international finance.
What do you do?I work in administration in a national company here in Caracas. I’m an assistant in the human resources department.
Do you like your job?Yes, I like it a lot – I get to be involved with lots of different projects and work with a variety of people so it’s always interesting. One of the things \I like most about the work I do is that most of the projects we deal with are aimed at improving things for the employees of the company – so that’s a good thing and it’s nice to be part of it.
What do you think about handwriting?I don’t know … I’ve never really thought about it. I suppose it’s important if you have to do a lot of writing, I mean it’s important that you have good handwriting so that people can read it and understand it easily. I know that certain people such as doctors are supposed to have really bad handwriting, but maybe now that much more writing is done on computers and other devices, it’s not so important anymore for people to have nice handwriting… as long as it is legible.
Do you think it is possible to know somebody by their handwriting?Personally, I don’t think many people would be able to tell much about a person just by looking at their handwriting – they might be able to guess some aspects of their character – but I think you would need to be an expert in handwriting to really say with any certainty what a person was like just based on a sample of their handwriting.
IELTS Speaking Test Venezuela Part 2 Questions
Describe a prize that you would like to win. Please say:I’d really love to win the women’s national speed skating gold medal. That would be a wonderful prize to win. I’ve been skating ever since I was a little girl and I think next year will be my best chance to win a gold medal in the competition.
- What prize is it?
- Why would you like to win it?
- What do you have to do in order to win it?
It would be great to be able to do it after all these years of practice and also because I think in the future I might find it hard to commit enough time to the sport to be able to perform as well, so next year might be the last year that I compete due to pressure of time. I would really like to win it because it would be a great way to end my competitive career as a skater. After that I’ll probably just skate for fun or maybe help coach young skaters.
The first step will be qualifying for the regional competitions and hopefully if I’m successful there I’ll get to represent my region at the national event and compete against the best skaters in the country. It requires a lot of training and discipline but I feel that this year I will be ready for it both physically and mentally.
IELTS Speaking Test Venezuela Part 3 Questions
Do you think employers should reward their employees more?I think it depends on how well they reward them at the moment. The important thing is that employees feel valued and appreciated by their employers and that they feel motivated to do their best at work at all times.
Sometimes, it’s not just a case of giving ‘rewards’ such as a bonus or promotion, sometimes employees like the opportunity to grow and develop through training or participating in other opportunities at work.
It’s important that employees feel their efforts are rewarded, but it doesn’t always have to be just about money, there are various ways to reward people for their hard work or contribution.
How do you think they should do it?Well, there are various different methods which employers could use. Obviously there’s money, which could be in the form of a one-off bonus or a permanent increase in wages or salary, special prizes such as a gift, holiday or other treat and then there are the mutually beneficial rewards such as encouraging employees to participate in professional development and training opportunities which reward the employee with additional skills and knowledge which also benefits the employer.
A lot depends on whether the idea of the reward is as a one-off short term thing or part of a longer-term career plan. What’s probably most important is that employers understand what it is important for individual employees – not all people are motivated by the same type of reward.
Do you think professional athletes earn too much money?No, I believe that athletes, like entertainers, earn what the market values their contribution to be to their sport or art. If people didn’t think they were worth what they earn – they wouldn’t be paid so much money.
You have to look at the difference between those athletes at the top of their sport and those that compete at lower levels – it’s only the best who earn lots of money and usually only in sports which are highly popular and commercialized like football, soccer, motor racing and so on.
When you consider these athletes are the best in ‘their business’ and then compare what they earn to international bankers and the top CEOs in the world, it’s easy to understand why they earn so much – they are all at the top of their respective fields.
Here are some examples of the questions (with sample answers) asked in a recent IELTS speaking interview.
IELTS Speaking Test Part 1 Questions
What is your full name?My name is Jorge
Can I see your ID?Yes, of course, here’s my ID card
Where are you from?I’m from Brazil
Do you work or study?I work, I’m a Mechanical Engineer
Why did you choose this job?Because I thought it was an interesting job. I love designing things and knowing how things work and trying to improve them. The job I have at the moment is in the automotive sector which is great because I also love cars. So it’s something I really enjoy and it is challenging work.
What kind of food do you like?Really, I like all kinds of food, but I suppose if I had to choose one type of food rather than another I would go for chicken, usually with some kind of spicy sauce.
When do you usually eat this food?Chicken? Well, I suppose a couple of times a week at least, although normally in different recipes. So sometimes it might be roasted, fried or grilled, and with different vegetables accompanying it, so it’s always interesting.
Let’s talk about the weather. What is the weather like in your country?It’s generally warm all year round, between 18°C and 32°C, and there are two distinct periods or seasons, a dry one and then the rainy season. The rainy season only lasts for about three months so it’s quite short, most of the year it’s dry with just some occasional light showers.
What weather do you like more, hot or cold? Why?Hot, definitely. I don’t like cold weather, I think it’s horrible. I think hot, or warm, weather is much better, everything is easier, you can wear fewer clothes, you don’t have to heat your house or apartment and it’s much nicer to spend time outside.
Do you think you can live in extreme hot or extreme cold conditions? Why?Personally, I wouldn’t really want to live in either of the extremes, but some people do. There are people who live in very cold places and others who live in incredibly hot climates. I suppose they are used to it so they never really think about it much. I prefer when the climate is comfortable rather than extremely hot or cold. I guess the people who do live in locations where the climate is extreme do so because that’s where they were born and it’s normal for them.
IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 Questions
Talk about your best friend at school. Please say:
- How did you meet him/her?
- Describe him/her
- What did you do together?
- Why do you remember him/her?
Here are some examples of Part 3 discussion questions asked in a recent IELTS speaking interview in the USA last month.
IELTS USA Speaking Test Part 3
Is it necessary to be well-informed?It might not be absolutely necessary but it’s probably better than being ignorant about what is happening or going on in the world around you. Everybody is always talking about how globalization affects everyone and everything so it makes good sense to know what’s happening in the world because it can affect lots of different things. Obviously it’s impossible to know everything about all the events that are happening, but you can certainly keep up with the main ones that are happening just by spending a little time watching the news.
Talk about a subject that people always ask you about. Please say:
- What is it?
- Where did you learn it?
- Why do they ask you about it?
- How do you feel about it, when they ask?
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Sample AnswerWhen I was a child I became interested in kick boxing and took classes for two years. Through that I discovered that I really like physical activities and especially training and I’ve tried most types of training exercises such as weight training, TRX and Crossfit. I usually train all the time with just a rest day or maybe two every week but even when I don’t go to the gym I usually do something active even on a day off. Maybe I’ll go biking or hiking or swimming just for a change.
Here are some of the questions asked in a recent IELTS speaking test in the USA with sample answers to give you ideas about how you can answers such questions.
IELTS USA Speaking Test Part 1
What is your full name?It’s … / My name is …/ My full name is …
Here are some questions (with sample answers) reportedly asked in a recent IELTS speaking test in Australia this month. How would you answer these types of questions? What would you say?
IELTS Speaking Test Part 3 Questions | Friends & Friendship
When did you last see your friend?It was about a month ago, we went for a coffee together and to catch up with what’s been happening.
IELTS Speaking Test Part 3 Questions
What mode of travel do you prefer? Why?Actually, I quite like most types of transport, so when I travel I enjoy going by plane or train or even boat sometimes. It depends where I’m travelling to. Generally, flying is the easiest for longer distances, transatlantic for example, but within a country anything from buses to cars to motorcycles are great for seeing different places and getting a feel for a different country and its culture.