IELTS Speaking Actual Test in the UK – April 2017 & Sample Answers

IELTS Speaking Actual Test in the UK - April 2017 & Sample Answers
IELTS Speaking Actual Test in the UK - April 2017 & Sample Answers

Speaking Part 1

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?

Activity near water

Do you like to go to places near water (lakes, rivers or the sea)?

Yes, I’m really into going to these places. I think it’s easy to understand why most people gravitate to places near water. The main reason is that I can find the water very soothing and calming.  Whenever I’m under stress, I just go straight to the lake nearby so that I can feel relieved. Moreover, I am a big swimmer and love being in the water.  That was the first sport I mastered as a child and I felt lucky to know how to swim that soon because there is always a feeling of weightlessness and freedom when I’m near open water.

Under stress (phrase) dealing with something that causes worry or anxiety

Relieved (adj) feeling relaxed and happy

What do you like to do there?

Obviously I’d first take some picture. The ocean looks stunning at any time to me. Then I’ll go swimming. There’s no such thing more relaxing than surfing and chasing big waves. Then probably I’ll build some sandcastle or just lie down and enjoy the fresh ambience.

Stunning (adj) very impressive or beautiful

Ambience (noun) air, the atmosphere of a place

Flowers

Do you like flowers? (Why?)

Yes, I do like flowers. As an introvert, sometimes, I find myself feeling peaceful and relaxed while enjoying nice flowers in my garden. I have a habit of taking pictures of flowers after the rain. I feel most at peace spending chunks of good-time on my own, in relative silence, contemplating the beauty of flowers with raindrops through my camera lens.

Vocabulary

Introvert (n) a shy, reticent person.

(a) chunk of (n) a significant amount of something

Good-time (n) (of a person) having the pursuit of pleasure as one’s chief aim

To contemplate (v)  to look thoughtfully for a long time at

Which/What is your favorite flower?

White roses are truly my favorite flower. They are traditionally associated with marriages and new beginnings. However, their beauty has also made them a gesture of remembrance. Therefore, a bouquet of white rose is a perfect way to say “I’m thinking of you”.

Vocabulary

Gesture (n) a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning

(a) Bouquet of (flowers) (phrase) an attractively arranged bunch of flowers, especially one presented as a gift or carried at a ceremony

Do you think flowers are important?

For an introvert like me, enjoying the harmonization of various types of flowers with different gorgeous colors in the garden or in florist shops could brighten up my days and lift my spirits.

Vocabulary

Harmonization (n) a good combination

Gorgeous (adj) beautiful, very attractive

Brighten up (phrasal verb) make something more pleasant and happy

Lift our spirits (expression) make us feel happier

Speaking Part 2

Describe a well-paid job that you would like to do. Please say

– What job is it?
– Why do you want to do it?
– What would you do to get it?

Band 9.0 Sample Answer

It’s difficult to predict the future as to what job will dominate the labor market, but I’m pretty sure that teaching English as a foreign language stands a good chance of being one of the hottest professions in the upcoming years. And, to be honest, I’m working hard on enhancing my English teaching ability to prepare myself properly for this golden opportunity and become an IELTS examiner down the road.

Teaching English requires patience and perseverance and if you’re an impetuous and bad-tempered person, then this noble profession is not cut out for you. In this job, I will have to get exposed to people of different educational and cultural backgrounds, some of them might be too stubborn to be a good listener or simply they’re too lazy to acquire any knowledge. The two qualities I have mentioned is my strong suit actually. I have been employed as an English teacher and somehow learnt about the art of imparting knowledge and encourage students to actively participate in the lessons without being fed up with the students, I think this characteristic can be tackled over time and that being not too lenient with the students means I care for them pretty much.

At the moment, teaching social subjects like Literature or History admittedly doesn’t guarantee a lucrative income. Yet it’s not the same for English as it’s an international language and is a prerequisite for international students or those working in multinational corporations. So, l speculate that in the foreseeable future the job as an IELTS examiner will promise a bright future.

Vocabulary

As to (phrase) concerning someone or something

Labor market (phrase) the number of people who are available to work, considered together with all the available jobs

Stand a chance (phrase) to be likely to achieve something

Down the road (idiom) in the future

Impetuous (adj) done quickly, without thinking about what the effects will be

Bad –tempered (adj) angry, irritable, or ungracious

Cut out for someone (phrasal verb) to be the right type of person to do something

Impart (verb) To pass on; transmit

Be fed up with (phrasal verb) be bored with something/somebody

Lenient with someone (adj) if a person or system is lenient, they punish someone less severely than they could

Speaking Part 3

 What jobs are important in your opinion?

I believe it’s relative to what is most needed at various, particular times. However, If you ask me, I would say that the most important and useful occupation to modern society is farmer. In recent times, the vast majority of food is grown by large corporate companies using expensive chemicals and pesticides. However, without those who care for the crops and without traditional farmers, modern society could not be sustained at its current population density. Therefore, farmers are a necessary part of modern society, and complete a very important and useful task, despite not being a part of urban society. Besides, teaching are also regarded as one of the most important jobs because they have some of the greatest burdens on their shoulders, and could tell you more of what society would be like than anyone else alive today.

Population density (phrase) the number of people per unit of area, usually quoted per square kilometer or square mile

Is it necessary to motivate employees to do their job?

Motivating employees play an absolutely crucial role in any business. A motivated workforce can lead to a high productivity and help all organizations or companies attain their business goals. Therefore, employee motivation should be a main objective in any organizational and business plans.

 

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