IELTS Speaking TestPart 1
What is your full name?My name is [first name, middle name, surname]
Can I see your ID?Yes, here’s my passport.
Where are you from?I’m from [name of city] in [name of country].
Do you work or study?
Why did you choose that subject?
And I chose marketing specifically because it’s something I became interested in during the first semester at university. I’d really like to get a position in the marketing department of a well known brand to develop my professional career.
Do you prefer to study individually or in a group?
If you have free time after studying, what do you like to do normally?
When we got there we had something to eat and a bit of a rest before riding back. One day I’d like to tour all round the country on my bike, maybe with a small group of other riders.
How do people in your country usually show their happiness?
What kinds of things usually make you feel happy?
So I guess there are many different things which can make me feel happy. Sometimes they’re big important things like graduating and other times it can be just doing something fun with people you like.
IELTS Speaking TestPart 2
IELTS Speaking Test Cue Card Answer | A skill you learned
I actually learned to ride a bike by myself. Nobody taught me, I just decided to try and ride my big brother’s bike one day when nobody else was around. The first couple of attempts were hilarious – I fell off and ended up with my leg tangled up in the bike.
I got quite a few bumps and scratches while I was learning. First I tried to just balance on the bike, without trying to move it, and then I balanced on the bike and went down a very slight hill, just steering the bike and trying not to fall off.
At the bottom of the hill I fell off. I got up and walked back up the hill with the bike and did it again. I kept on doing this until I could go all the way down the hill and use the brakes to stop the bike without falling off.
The next step was to learn to balance and peddle at the same time without wobbling all over the place. This was quite difficult at first – but I kept on trying and trying and eventually I was able to pedal for about 50m without any problems.
After that, I just kept practicing whenever I could and eventually I learned to control the bike better, and that’s basically how I learned to ride a bike by myself.
I would say it’s definitely been a useful skill, because it’s allowed me to go out and go to different places that I wouldn’t have gone to if I hadn’t been able to ride a bike. And now it’s also a good way to socialize, as I told you about before, so it’s not only a practical skill but also very useful.
IELTS Speaking TestPart 3
Which skills do thou think are important for children to learn at school? Why?
One of the important things that schools must do is try and anticipate what skills children will need in the future; I mean the world is a very different place from when, for example, my parents went to school.
There’s a lot more technology in everyday life and especially in work, and I think that schools need to make sure that children are technologically equipped to deal with modern work practices.
Are there any skills which they don’t learn at the moment but you think they should learn? Which skills are they?
Unless educators can invent a way for children to learn the basics like reading and writing and math quicker than they do now – I don’t see any way that they could include teaching any more skills in the same amount of time.
What might be some other skills children will need to learn in the future?
As working practices become more dynamic and fluid, it might also be a good idea to learn how to manage your time and keep yourself motivated. More and more people are working over distances and although they might collaborate in a team – they often spend many hours working on their own.
It’s important that they can solve their own problems and stay on track, so learning how to manage yourself efficiently might help. But that’s not something you would learn at school, I don’t think – maybe later on at college or university.