IELTS Speaking TestPart 1
- What is your full name?
- Can I see your ID?
- Where are you originally from?
I was born and grew up in [city] in [country].
- Where do you live now?
- Do you like it? Why?
- Is there public transport available near your home?
- Do you intend to live there for a long time? Why? Why not?
- Do you like flowers?
- Do you have any plants in your home?
- What kind of plants are they?
- When was the last time you bought a plant?
- Have you ever had a garden?
- On what occasions do you buy flowers in your country?
IELTS Speaking TestPart 2
IELTS CUE CARD ANSWER | An instance when you received good news
Now, this happened just a couple of weeks ago. It was a Friday afternoon, and my supervisor called me into his office, where he was waiting, with his boss, too. I usually don’t have that much interaction with her, I normally deal with my immediate supervisor, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I entered the office and saw here there.
Anyway, I needn’t have worried because she told me that she and my supervisor were more than happy with the work I had been doing, and based on this they were going to recommend that my contract be extended for another two years.
She asked me if I was still enjoying my time there at the university, and she also asked me about any future plans I might have. I told her that I was extremely happy living and working there, and that in the short term I would very much like to continue doing so – and maybe in the future investigate further research opportunities in relation to my specialization.
Then I thanked her, and my supervisor, for telling me the good news and left the office to go back to my own department.
By the time I left the office I was incredibly excited – it really was great news, and since it was the weekend, I went out to celebrate with some friends that evening.
IELTS Speaking Test | Part 3
Let’s talk about the news
- Do you think people have the right to know the true news?
- Do you prefer to read or to listen to the news? Why?
- What qualifications should a person have to work in a top position of a news corporation?
Some people might think that being a news anchor is the top position – which is basically just delivering the news, or maybe a senior correspondent who reports on a specific topic because they are usually highly experienced and qualified to report on the subject.
And then – there are people who might consider someone in a top position to be the CEO or Chairman of the organization, someone who doesn’t actually report the news but runs the company.
Either way, they need to have some integrity and knowledge and experience of the media industry to be able to perform their job well.
Let’s talk about online business
- How helpful are online businesses in your opinion?
Now, is the service you get from a website the same as walking into a store or walking into your local bank? No, clearly it’s not. And there may be some times when you need more contact with an individual – but on the whole you can buy something or do banking online without the need for contact with an actual person – and even when something does go wrong, online support services are far superior now to what they were just a few years ago.
- Do you think starting an online business is a good or a bad idea? Why? Why not?
But if you want to sell something, then having an e-commerce website makes perfect sense, because nowadays the technology makes it incredibly simple to sell and deliver goods to customers all over the world quickly, efficiently and competitively.
Overall, if you have a business idea which is possible to do online – I think it’s a good idea.
After all, the risk and investment are much less – you don’t have to invest a lot of money in a brick and mortar store just to sell your products – you can sell them straight from the warehouse to the customer, which keeps business overheads down, and allows you to invest more into your business.