IELTS Test Part 1 Speaking
What is your full name?It's [insert your name]
Can I see your ID?Sure, here’s my ID card.
Where are you from?I’m from …[insert country or city/ city and country]
Do you work or study?I’m working at the moment; I’m doing an internship as part of university undergraduate degree in international business.
Do you find your job interesting? Why?Yes, I love it. I’m learning a lot and getting a better understanding of issues related to topics I’ve only considered from an academic viewpoint previously – the reality is quite different sometimes.
What will be the future changes in your field?I’m not sure, but as the world becomes more globalized I suppose we could expect business to become even more globalized too. This would mean the need for cross-border cooperation and collaboration will be even greater and that seamless integration of business processes and financial mechanisms will be even more commonplace than they are now.
What activities do you like to do at weekends?It depends a lot on how much free time I have. If I don’t have to study or do any research I love to go to the countryside and relax. But if I’m busy or don’t have a lot of free time maybe I’d just hang out with my friends or go and see a movie or something like that.
What did you do last weekend?Last weekend was a little different because it was my sister’s 16th birthday, so we had a big family birthday party for her. Really, that took up most of the weekend because all my relatives came to visit and we had people staying at home with us and then the celebration lasted most of the afternoon and evening, so by the end of it all everyone was quite tired.
Who was there with you?Most of our family came at some time or another to wish her happy birthday. There are only one or two family members who don’t live locally so most of our aunts, uncles, cousins and even school friends came to our house.
Do you mostly spend weekends on study or leisure?At the moment it’s about half and half. While I’m doing my internship I don’t have as much academic studying to do, although I’m still doing some research work in preparation for an assignment I’ll have to do next semester.
What is your favorite part of the weekend? Why?I suppose it’s being able to sleep a little longer than normal during the week. It’s nice to just wake up naturally without an alarm clock – and nice to eat breakfast and get ready without worrying about the time.
Let’s talk about habits.I like to read mostly unless I have a whole day free, at the weekends for example, then I would prefer to go out and do something with some friends.
What do you do during your free time?
What books do you like to read?At the moment the books I read are normally related to my studies, but I also like reading novels, mysteries and crime stories, as I find them really interesting.
Where is the best place to read at your home?I like to read in our garden when the weather is nice. It’s nice and quiet and when it’s cool it’s a beautiful place to sit and read for a couple of hours. I also like to read in bed at night.
IELTS Test Part 2 Speaking
IELTS Speaking Answer | Topic Cue Card | Advice that you gave to someoneOkay, so not long ago a friend asked me about what she should do regarding a choice she had to make. She was trying to decide if she wanted to study for her master’s degree or accept a job and start working with a multinational company in the city. The problem was she liked both options and couldn’t make up her mind about which one she thought was best.
I suggested she write down all the good things about each option and also any drawbacks she could think of associated with each choice. And I told her that if she wanted we could discuss them together to see if there was an option which was clearly best for her.
She thought this was a good idea, so she first made her list and then a couple of days later we sat down and went through each point discussing it until we finished talking about everything she had written on her list. By the time we had finished she realized that she could do both. She decided to go to accept the job offer and work for a couple of years to gain valuable experience and then apply to do her master’s degree because she thought it would make more sense if she actually had some related real life experience in her field rather than just academic knowledge. She also realized that she would still be quite young when she finished her postgraduate degree and that it wouldn't be a problem.
So in the end she was really happy that she took the time to sit down and look at the situation in an analytical way because she realized that it wasn't just a case of choosing between two options – she could actually combine both and create a third option which she hadn't considered initially.