IELTS China speaking test

IELTS speaking test questions | China

Part 1 | IELTS China speaking test

What is your full name?
My name is Zhang Ziyi

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

Where are you from?
I'm from Beijing

Are you working or studying?
I'm a student, I'm studying Economics at university, here in Beijing.

Do you live in a house or an apartment?
I live with my parents in our family house.

Which room is your favorite at home?
I have two favorite rooms. The first one is my room, because I have all the things I love there and I can relax and be peaceful there .. and study. I also love our dining room because it has a great big window which allows a lot of natural light to enter thre room ... so it's always very airy and bright, it's a lovely room to sit in and see the garden outside.

Do you use any mobile devices except a mobile phone? [Why/Why not?]
Yes, I use a tablet. My father bought it fro me a couple of years ago. I use it for checking my email, chatting on social media and also for doing research for university.

When did you first start using mobile devices?
Apart from my mobile phone, I suppose it was when I got my tablet ... I hadn't really had a mobile device before that.

Would you like to swap your mobile device for the latest one? [Why/Why not?]
Yes, I was talking to my father just the other day about replacing it, it's getting a bit old and worn now after about two years of using it continuously, so I think it would be a good idea to replace it with a newer version, one that's more powerful and has more memory.

Part 2 | IELTS China speaking test

Describe your first day at work or the place where you study. Please say:

  • - What kind of building was it located in?
    - Why was it important for you to work/study there?
    - How did you feel at the end of the first day?
and explain if you were pleased or disappointed with the experience.

Okay, so I'd lke to talk about my first day at university, which was two years ago. It's the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. It was founded back in 1951 so the building is not new. It's quite big though, and has many different parts to it.

The campus has a nickname "Hui Garden" (惠园) and there is a main building whjich is called Boxue (博学楼) at the northwest of the campus. There is another teaching building on the southeast side called Ningyuan (宁远楼). In the middle of the campus there is also an structure we call Chengxin (诚信楼). The newest part of the campus is the library which opened in 2008. There is also an area for sports and a lot of the grounds are landscaped. Some people here call it the "Switzerland of Universities in China" because it is quite small but very high quality.

I wanted to study there because it has a very good reputation and there are a lot of foreign students who come to study there also. It has a very good academic reputation and many of the students who graduate from the university obtain positions in the ministry of commerce and work for the government.

I had never been to university before, so when I arrived on the first day everythig was strange and new for me. I didn't know anyone there as most of my friends from school chose to study at different places. I can remember feeling confused and a little apprehensive on the first day, but that soon passed when I met another girl who lives quite close to me and we have become good friends. I can remember that when I arrived home after the first day at university I had a headache and felt very tired, but it was still a good day.

Part 3 | IELTS China speaking test

What do you conside to be the most important factors relating to the place where you work/study?
Well, as I said, this university has an excellent academic reputation, an international student body, the staff are very good, and many people who work in the ministry of commerce studied here in the past. As I am studying Economics and would like to work in the ministry in the future, these were some of the reasons why I chose to study here. It seemed the most logical choice.

Should work-at-home jobs be well paid or not? [Why/Why not?]
I think it depends on the job. Nowadays many executives and professionals do some or all of thir work from home, thanks to technology allowing them to communicate from wherever they are. But there are also people who do manual work at home, making things to sell at markets. There is a big difference between the type of work people might be able to do at home, so it's sensible that what they earn depends on what they do - not where they do it.

What is the situation with work-at-home jobs in your country currently?
Honestly, I'm not sure, I know that soome artisans work from home and my father, who is a corpoarte lawyer, spends maybe half of his time working at home and the rest of the time in meeting s with clients and in the offices of his company. Apart from that I know that there are many jobs where people work from home using the internet in some countries but here I'm not sure... I've never really thought about it or looked into it.

What do you think will be the situation regarding work-at-home jobs 10 years from now?
I think that more people will work from home, especially professional people. There are many advantages, it can save time and travel, allow more people to do more work and there are many new careers which are based on technology nowadays and these are perfect for people working from home because they really don't need to go to an office or factory every day to do their work.

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