IELTS Speaking Test USA | Part 1
What is your full name?My name is ...
Can I see your ID?Yes, here's my passport
Where do you come from?I'm from the Ukraine originally, but I've been in the US for the last 5 months, here in Arizona.
Are you a student or are you working?At the moment I'm studying, but working part-time as well.
Where do you work?I have a part-time position as a research assistant at the university of Arizona here in Tucson.
What are the main responsibilities of your job?I work in the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory which is used to teach about how the planetary system was formed and evolved. I have to organize various research tasks and also academic material for participating students as well as assist one of the profesors in her research for the university.
Do you have any hobbies?Yes, I like to keep fit. I like running and going to the gym or doing Pilates.
Do you like dancing?No, not really. Maybe sometimes if I go to a club with some friends or at a party I'll dance a little, but not very often.
Is dancing a good hobby?[Why?/Why not?]
I think it could be if you like doing it. There are many types of dance and it's supposed to make you feel good and relaxed afterwards, so it could be a good therapy for stress. It's certainly popular with a lot of people.
Do you prefer watching movies at home or at the cinema?[Why?]
Can I say both... because sometimes it depends on the movie. Sometimes I like to go to the cinema with a friend to see the latest movie releases or if the movie is in 3D it's normally better to watch it at the movies. But there are times when I like to watch a movie when I'm at home just to relax for a while, so I guess I like both of the options.
Do you like watching movies alone or do you prefer to watch them with someone else?[Why?]
As I said ... I like both, although I probably prefer to go out with my friends to see a movie at the weekend at the cinema maybe, but during the week I'll maybe watch a movie online by myself.
IELTS USA Speaking Test | Part 2
IELTS Speaking Answer | A new environmental law
One of the problems with this is the amount of trucks required to make it efficient and also the fact that the trucks use diesel as fuel which produces even more environmental pollution. There was also a great emphasis placed on recycling paper, cardboard and plastic rather than more useful materials such as aluminum. This is in great demand for construction and production purposes from house building to constructing airplanes and cars not to mention cans for drinks.
Aluminum is one of the most useful materials to recycle and it is also a very efficient process. A large part of the cost of producing new aluminum is in the electricity used in the smelting process - recycling it cuts out much of that cost.
I would pass a law which requires more and more businesses to recycle their products and materials used in their production and manufacturing plants and possibly to be responsible for the recycling of their products at the end of their useful lifecycle. This woulod have a greater impact than concentrating on the usual domestic garbage side of recycling programs which are often more popular for social reasons.
It may not be easy to introduce such a law and any additional costs for companies may result in slightly higher prices to the end consumer but it would probably be more effective. The government could impose financial penalties or reward depending on how successful each company is in their recycling efforts.
I think it would be popular if people understood why it was being done ... and that would mean some promotion of the idea and concept and a clear explanation of the benefits for the future of the economy and planet as a whole. Simply recycling more aluminum would reduce the amount of electricity required to produce new aluminum and that would be an immediate saving, even with the costs of recycling it.
IELTS USA Speaking Test | Part 3
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