IELTS Speaking Test Hong Kong

Sample IELTS speaking test questions from an IELTS interview in Hong Kong

IELTS Speaking Test Hong Kong | Part 1

What is your full name?
Robert James Mulberry

Can I see your ID?
Yes, of course, here's my ID card.

Do you work or study?
I work, I'm an agricultural engineer.

Where are you from?
I'm from England, from London.

What do you like about your job?
Really, I like almost everything about it. There's a lot of variety and I love dealing with everything related to the earth and growing things. I think it's fascinating. I've been able to work abroad through my job and have visited many interesting places because of my work also.

Why did you choose this profession?
My grandfather was a farmer, he had a farm where I spent a lot of my time during vacations from school. He began to teach me all about it and I think that's when I first became interested in agriculture. When I was at school i was very interesyted in geography as well, It was my favorite subject, and so when i was thinking about what to study at university I decided to do Agricultural Engineering. It seemed like the obvious choice.

IELTS Speaking Test Hong Kong | Part 2

Describe a dish that you frequently have. Please say:

- What is this dish?
- How is it prepared?
- Why do you particularly like it?

Sample Answer:
Okay, so one of my favorite dishes is chicken fried rice. It’s really simple, I know, but when it’s cooked well, it’s delicious. My mother taught me how to cook it when I was a young girl, in fact I think it was the first thing she showed me how to cook so I think that’s one of the reasons I like it so much. You can also change it quite a lot and add some extra things into it or keep it very simple. Another reason I like it is because it’s really easy, quick and cheap to make.

So I start with some chicken, I prefer to use chicken breast because it’s tastier and generally better quality than other parts, though you can use any chicken really. I partly cook the chicken breast by boiling it until it’s ready. While cooking the chicken I also precook the rice. I use a rice cooker as it gets the best results, but you can use just a pan of water if you want. While the rice and chicken are cooking I prepare the vegetables or anything else I want to put in the dish. Sometimes I put some extra things like some ham or mushrooms, but I normally just include a little onion, sliced up really thin, some green peas, and some tomatoes, again chopped up really fine with all the seeds removed.

When everything is ready and the rice and chicken have cooled down, I start to prepare for frying the rice and mixing everything together. I add a little oil to a large frying pan along with some seasoning and beaten eggs, and then add the rice, stir it up and then add the chicken. After cooking it a little I add the vegetables and any other ingredients, mixing it all the time. When I think it’s ready I taste it to see if there is enough seasoning and flavour, and then it’s ready to eat.

One of the other reasons I like it so much is because you can make it for one person or many people, just by changing the amount of ingredients accordingly – and almost everyone I know loves it – so it’s really easy to make something quick if anybody comes round to visit and they’re hungry. Sometimes it’s better than going out and we can chat while I’m cooking it, so it’s nice.

IELTS Speaking Test Hong Kong | Part 3

Have eating habits changed over time in your country?
What are the disadvantages of today’s diet?
Should children be taught in schools how to eat properly?

[sample answer coming soon!]

IELTS Speaking Test Kazakhstan

Sample IELTS speaking test questions from an IELTS interview in Kazakhstan

IELTS Speaking Test Kazakhstan | Part 1
What is your full name?
Can I see your ID?
Do you work or study?
Where are you from?
Can you describe the seasons in your country?
Do you like it when it’s raining?
Do you like cold or hot weather?
Do you think there has been a major change in climatic conditions recently?

[sample answer coming soon!]

IELTS Speaking Test Kazakhstan | Part 2

Talk about traditional events in your hometown. Please say:
  • – Why do you celebrate them?
  • – When do they take place?
  • – What is the importance of these events?

[sample answer coming soon!]

IELTS Speaking Test Kazakhstan | Part 3

What traditional clothing do people wear during these celebrations?
Why don’t young people wear traditional clothing most of the time?
Do you think people will continue to wear traditional clothing?
What do you think about modern clothing?
Do you like it or not?
Why are traditions important to society?
Do you think traditions are transferable?
Are there any changes in the event duration compared with the old days?

[sample answer coming soon!]

IELTS Speaking Test Pakistan

Sample IELTS speaking test questions from an IELTS interview in Pakistan

IELTS Speaking Test Pakistan | Part 1

What is your full name?
John Smith

Can I see your ID?
Yes, here's my passport

Do you work or study?
I work. I'm an accountant with a national firm based here in Islamabad.

Where are you from?
I was born in Faisalabad, that's where my family are originally from.

Can you describe the seasons in your country?
Yes, there are basically four different seasons in my country, winter, spring, summer and then the monsoon season. Winter is usually from December to February and it's typically cool and dry. Spring runs from march to May and is normally hot and dry and then comes the summer rainy season which lasts until around September and that is followed by the retreating monsoon season during October and November.

Do you like when it’s raining?
No, not really. It's a nice change from the heat of spring, but the rain brings many problems and makes daily life a little more difficult.I prefer the spring season personally, even though it can be very hot some days.

Do you like cold or hot weather?
I like warm or hot weather best. Ever since I was a child it's been my favorite season and I look forward to it every year after the winter.

Do you think there was a major change in climatic conditions recently?
There's been a lot of talk about it but I'm not sure if the changes have been more dramatic than in the past or we are just monitoring them better than we used to. History shows us that the Earth has gone through various different climatic changes and long periods of cold and hot weather. I think it's probably a natural weather cycle that takes place over a long period of time.

IELTS Speaking Test Pakistan | Part 2

Talk about your favorite subject at school/university. Please say:

- What was the subject?
- What did you learn about?
- Why was it your favorite subject?

When I was at school my favorite class was Geography. I used to have an excellent teacher who made everything seem very interesting. I also enjoyed learning about many different things related to our lives such as where we live, how we are affected by weather, farming and other topics and how we can learn so much from rocks, trees and other items around us which can tell us about past events many thousands of years ago.

I can distinctly remember many lessons about agriculture and how it was developed in many different regions of the world. The difference between farming needs in different parts of the world and how the produce could be exported from one country to another. I also remember learning about rock formations and how rivers can form valleys and erode rock, and the earth, over a long period of time and change the landscape. I thought it was fascinating at the time how you could learn so much about something which seemed to be so simple. My Geography classes made me look at everything differently. What I had previously seen as just a river or rock became something much more interesting when I realized how much information it could tell us and how many different aspects there were to them. Even now, I think I still look at things and think about what's beneath the surface, what's behind the visible parts, the parts we can't see or never think about. There's always so much more involved than what we can simply see everyday.

Really, I think it was my favorite subject at school because it dealt with real things. I mean, we learned about mountains,

rivers, countries, populations, social migration and many other things like that. You can see these things in life, it all seemed relevant. I can remember I didn't like Math much as a school subject because I couldn't relate it to everyday life. Solving all those mathematical problems didn't seem connected to real life.

Another reason I liked Geography as a subject was because, as I said, my teacher was great. She made everything seem interesting and had an excellent way of explaining things to her students. The time always seemed to fly past in those classes because they were so interesting.

IELTS Speaking Test Pakistan | Part 3

What do you think about new methods of teaching children?
What are those methods?
Do you think the current education system will change in the future?

[sample answer coming soon!]

IELTS Speaking Test UAE

IELTS speaking questions from an IELTS interview in United Arab Emirates

IELTS Speaking Test United Arab Emirates | Part 1

What is your full name?
Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Do you live in a house or an apartment?
Do you like your home?
What would your dream home look like?
What old building do tourists usually visit in your country?

[sample answer coming soon!]

IELTS Speaking Test United Arab Emirates | Part 2

Describe your favorite room at home. Please say:
  • - What are the main features of this room?
    - Why do you like to spend your time there?
    - What do you usually do there?

[sample answer coming soon!]

IELTS Speaking Test United Arab Emirates | Part 3

Do you use a boat?
What do people in your country use boats for?
Would you like to have your own boat? [Why?]

[sample answer coming soon!]

Describe a seminar or a speech that you have attended

IELTS Cue Card Topic Question Part 2 Speaking Test

Describe a seminar or a speech that you have attended.

You should say:
  • What kind of seminar/speech was it?
  • Where was the seminar/speech held and who was the speaker?
  • Was it helpful for you in some way?

IELTS Speaking | A seminar or speech you attended

About six months ago I attended a seminar held by a company here in the university. The purpose of the seminar was to present and discuss the opportunities for postgraduate study in Australia.

This was something I had been considering for a while so I decided to go, with a friend of mine, and find out more about what was on offer and what would be involved if I did finally decide to study my master’s degree in Australia. The seminar was held in an auditorium here at the university, on a Thursday evening, and lasted for around two hours in total.

The main speaker was a representative of an educational agency which deals with students who want to follow postgraduate courses in Australia. She outlined the various steps required to be approved and also some discussed some of the academic areas which were popular for foreign students and she also presented some information about long term career opportunities in Australia and the highly skilled jobs for which there was a shortage of candidates at the moment.

I found the seminar extremely interesting because it actually answered many of the questions I had at the back of mind and addressed several points I had been considering previously, so all in all it was very informative and helpful.

In fact, now I’m almost certain that Australia is where I want to pursue my postgraduate course in the future – that’ll be in two years from now, so it gives me time to organize everything.

That’s really what set me on the road to doing IELTS this year, because obviously that is one of the requirements for acceptance in almost all universities in Australia.

Possible follow up questions

Why do people get nervous when they speak in public?

Quite possibly because it’s something they don’t do very often, or it might even be the first time they are doing it. It’s one of those things that the more you do the better at doing it you become – but the first couple of times can be nerve-racking if you’re not used to standing up and talking in front of people.

However, if you do it regularly, it’s surprising just how quickly you can begin to feel comfortable speaking in public in front of people you don’t know. Like anything really, practice makes perfect, and you soon learn lots of little tricks and things to help you deal with any nerves, or unforeseen circumstances.

How can they improve their public speaking skills?

So, one of the easiest ways to become better at speaking in public is to practice. Now, clearly it’s not that easy to find a large group of people to speak to whenever you want to practice, but there are still a lot of things you can do to improve your performance, without needing an audience.

For example, it’s important to be able to look at your audience when speaking so practicing reading your notes while speaking and moving your head from one side of the room to the other so you can make eye contact with audience members while speaking is a simple technique to practice until it becomes natural.

Another tip would be to record yourself speaking – this can be very effective because most people have no idea what they really sound like when they speak. So it’s a good way to evaluate and analyse yourself in private and try and improve anything you don’t like about the way you speak.

Along the same lines, you could video yourself delivering one of your speeches to get a better idea of how an audience sees you. And then, obviously you need to actually speak to groups of people as if you were delivering a real speech. Even asking a couple of friends to sit and critique your performance can help you become better, more polished, and feel more comfortable and confident when speaking in public.

IELTS Speaking Tips

  • Never memorize a sample answer. Use them for ideas, expressions, phrases, etc. but IELTS examiners are trained to identify memorized speech - so don't do it!
  • Always try to think of at least one example and some reasons before you begin speaking - it's much easier and it only takes a second or two

IELTS Speaking Test Nepal

Sample IELTS speaking test questions from an IELTS interview in Nepal

IELTS Speaking Test Nepal | Part 1
What is your full name?
Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
What is the most used kind of transport in your country? Why?
What needs to be done to encourage people to use public transport more?
Does your job require concentration and attention to detail?
How do you concentrate, when you need to?

[sample answer coming soon!]

IELTS Speaking Test Nepal | Part 2
Describe an event where it was very crowded. Please say:
- What event was it?
- Why did you attend it?
- How did you feel at the event?

[sample answer coming soon!]

IELTS Speaking Test Nepal | Part 3
What do you think about traveling in groups?
What are the advantages or disadvantages of such a trip?
Who do you think travels in groups more: younger or older people?

[sample answer coming soon!]

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