IELTS Speaking Test Questions from an IELTS Interview in Australia | Part 1
What is your full name?Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Can I see your ID?Yes, of course, here it is.
Where are you from?I'm from Mexico
Do you work or study?At the moment, I'm here in Australia studying English. In Mexico I used to work as a marketing analyst.
Do you live in a house or an apartment?In a rented house, here in Sydney.
Do you like it? [Why? / Why not?]Yes, I like it very much. It's very different from my apartment back home in Mexico. It's also fun to share with some other people for a change. We are all here learning, or trying to improve, our English and hoping that we can eventually come and live here permanently in Australia.
Do you plan to move in the future?Yes, weel I hope to move to Australia i the future. I'm going to be here for another 6 months and then I have to go back to Mexico for a while to organize some things. Then I want to look for a job here in Sydney and move here permanently. So I will be looking for an aprtment or maybe a small house here in the next year or so i think.
What would your future home look like?If it's a house, I think it might be something similar to where I live at the moment. It's really nice, just outside the city in the suburbs. But I might decide to look for an aprtment in the city, so I guess that would be different, but I would still like it to be in a nice quiet area, maybe with a pool and some good neighbors.
IELTS Speaking Test Australia | Part 2
IELTS Speaking Test Australia | Sample Answer | A radio ProgrammeJust a couple of days ago I was listening to a programme called Arena on one of the national radio stations. It’s basically a political commentary type of radio show where listeners can call in and give their opinions and discuss points with the hosts of the programme, and sometimes actually speak directly to politicians who have been invited on to the programme.
That particular day they had on a representative from the ministry of health and they were discussing the crisis in the health service and what the government is planning to do about it. It was quite funny how the hosts kept asking direct questions and the woman from the ministry gave long-winded answers but managed to not actually answer most of their questions with any real hard facts. There were quite a few calls from listeners as well, and some of them were more than a little angry and explained about their own personal cases where they or a family member had experienced difficulties recently trying to use their local health services.
As far as being interesting goes, well, I would say it was quite interesting to hear all the complaints regarding the inefficiencies in the health service providers, the sheer scope of the problem nationally, and how it is actually affecting ordinary people in their local health centers or hospitals, so, yes overall it was quite interesting, even though the government representative didn’t really give any detailed information about when or how things would be improved.
IELTS Speaking Test Australia | Part 3
Are there any benefits to having a national radio station? [What are they?]Yes, in my opinion it’s a good thing because the entire population has access to the same information, assuming it’s a public information radio station.
Even if it’s a commercial radio station which broadcasts nationally, there are benefits because it means that everybody can share the experience of listening to the same programmes.
There are many types of national programme which appeal to all people within a country, so it’s not always necessary to dedicate a local radio station to certain topics.
How is advertising organized on the radio in your country?Basically there are two main advertising strategies normally used by companies in relation to radio advertising. Each radio station and programme usually has certain programmes or sections of programmes which are sponsored by a company or maybe an organisation.
This usually means that the company name, slogan and message is repeated various times throughout the programme as the main sponsor of the radio show.
Also, companies buy time slots in-between sections of a radio show or in-between programmes and the radio station sells these time slots according to the popularity of a particular show and how many listeners it attracts.
Why do you think some people like listening to the radio while they do other things?I would guess the most popular reason is that it makes the time more enjoyable or makes the time pass quicker. For example, I suppose if you were waiting for an appointment, and you had nothing to do, then listening to a radio show would make the waiting time less boring.
I know that some people like to listen to the radio, especially if they’re on their own for long periods of time, for example, my cousin is a driver and he is on the road a lot and often listens to the radio while he is driving because it makes him feel more connected when he’s out in the middle of nowhere on a long distance delivery.