IELTS Speaking Actual Test in Australia – July 2017 & Sample Answers

IELTS Speaking Actual Test In Australia - July 2017 & Model Answers
IELTS Speaking Actual Test In Australia - July 2017 & Model Answers

Check out IELTS Speaking Recent Actual Test in July 2017

Part 1

– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– Do you think your job is hard?
– Why do you think so?
– Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument?
I learned to play the organ when I was in kindergarten. It was quite funny because I started out as one of the performers, then my teacher told my mom that I had better play the organ instead of performing, so I became her trainee and it continued for around 4 to 5 years until I was 10.
– Do you have one friend or lots of friends? Why is it so?

Part 2

Describe an interesting neighbor

You should say:

Who the person is

How long do you know the person

And explain the reason why you think the person is interesting

Sample Answers

My family live in a truly friendly neighborhood where people are more than willing to support each other whenever somebody is in need, which is also why we are all very close. Among them, Charlie – a kind middle-aged man and my father’s best friend – is the one I find most intriguing, yet mysterious at the same time.

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Charlie has been living next door for how long that I can hardly recall, but I know for certain that his baking skill is off the charts – another reason why he’s my favorite. When I was younger, Charlie and his wife usually came over our house on weekend where we had barbecue and cold drinks together and Charlie would make special chocolate cookies for me everytime. My first impression about him wasn’t that pleasant though since he grew full beard and had a scary eagle tattooed on his bicep, which was terrifying for any little girl. In spite of his not-so-friendly appearance, Charlie is a true softie who acts like a mother hen occasionally. Then I understand why there’s a saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Besides his talent in the kitchen, he is such an amazing story teller that I kept tailing him, literally, as a kid for more extraordinary tales. What makes his stories appealing is not only his warm voice but the underlying messages that he tries to deliver through them. I have learnt a lot from Charlie and he is like my unofficial god father, which makes him hold a very special place in my heart.


Middle-aged (adj): no longer young but not yet old

Intriguing (a): very interesting because of being unusual or not having an obvious answer

Be off the charts: much better than usual

Impression (n): an idea, a feeling or an opinion that you get about somebody/something, or that somebody/something gives you

Softie (n): a kind, sympathetic or emotional person

Mother hen (n): a person who likes to care for and protect people and who worries about them a lot

Underlying (a): important in a situation but not always easily noticed or stated clearly

Appealing (a): attractive or interesting

Part 3

– How is the neighbourhood in your home country?
– Is it difficult to get along with neighbours in city areas?
– What can be done if your neighbours are loud and noisy?

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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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