IELTS Speaking Test | Part 1
What is your full name?My name is …
Can I see your ID?Yes, here’s my ID card
Where are you from?I’m from [city] in [region/area]. OR I’m from [city]. (If you live in the same city where you are doing the IELTS speaking test)
Do you work or study?I work. I’m an Operations Assistant at a company here in [city].
Do you usually take a bus or a taxi to work? Why?
Is it easy to use buses or taxis in your area?
For you, what are the benefits (advantages) of using that form of transportation?
Then there are also the wider benefits such as being more efficient in terms of energy than private transport; buses are extremely efficient in terms of how many people can be transported for the amount of fuel consumed. So there’s an environmental benefit, too
What do you like to (or usually) do while you are travelling?
IELTS Speaking Test | Part 2
IELTS Speaking Test Answers | A goal you hope to achieve
I’ve been planning and working towards this goal for the last couple of years, even since I finished my undergraduate degree and began to look at the employment opportunities, both here and also the opportunities to work in countries like Australia, Canada, the USA and the UK. It was at that point that I decided that studying and working abroad was something I really wanted to do in my life.
I don’t know if the working part will be something permanent or possibly only for a few years – a lot will depend on exactly what happens when I get there, and if there are long term opportunities available for me.
However, once I graduate from my master’s program, which I’m completing at the moment, I hope to be accepted into a doctoral research program at Queensland University, in Australia.
Completing the IELTS test is one of the requirements as part of the application, so it’s essential I get a good overall score in the test. Most of the other requirements I’ve already organized, like papers, documenting my relevant work and academic experience, and other things like that, so you could say I’m in the last stage of achieving the goal that I set myself.
It’s important for me personally, for a couple of reasons, firstly, it would be an incredible opportunity to further my academic knowledge and also participate in research with some of the best known researchers in my field. Secondly, it would be an amazing personal experience in terms of growing and developing as an individual. So I’m really looking forward to finally achieving it.
IELTS Speaking Test | Part 3
Do you think people should talk to others about their goals?
But, in the case of my goal to go to Australia, it was something I couldn’t really just keep to myself because it affects my family and friends as well, and even though it’s not a shared goal, it was something which we did talk about together at times.
What is more rewarding, working towards the goal or achieving it?
Now that I’m almost ready to go, I’m excited about the opportunity but I think the whole process has been interesting and positive looking back on it now. On a deeper level, it’s not just a matter of achieving my goal – it’s how that will affect the rest of my life, and that’s something that I still have to live and experience, so it’s a lot more than just one simple moment of reward – bigger and more important rewards may yet come in the future.
Do you think it’s important to have realistic goals?
For example, I could think that I’d like to be a professional soccer star and earn lots of money; now for me that’s just a dream because I don’t even play soccer, but for somebody else, a young person who plays soccer, and has real talent for it, becoming a professional soccer player might be a realistic goal, something they could work towards and eventually achieve it they take the right steps and do what’s necessary to get there.
A lot depends on your own perspective and circumstances in terms of whether a ‘goal’ is realistic or not.
Is it always necessary to have something to aspire to in the future?
It’s not always necessary to be working towards something big, or constantly trying to improve yourself, or learn new things. Some people are like that naturally and others are more relaxed and seem happy doing the things they do and are not very ambitious about achieving other things in life, and that’s fine for them, as long as they’re happy about it.
Everyone is different, and that’s a good thing. If everybody wanted exactly the same things in life, it would be boring.
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