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

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

IELTS Speaking Part 1

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

Are there many advertisements in your country?

Definitely, there are. They appear all over the place from the streets to social media with a high density. For example, there is a multitude of colorful flyers sticked on the street walls in Sydney.

Vocabulary

All over the place (expression) everywhere

Density (n) the quantity of people or things in a given area or space.

A multitude of (expression) a very large number of people or things

Flyers (n) a small handbill advertising an event or product.

What are the different places where we see advertisements ?

Advertising is here, there, and every where. It gets to people through different types of communication such as flyers and banners on the streets or printed ones on newspaper, magazines or electronic ones on social media. It could be written, verbal or a short movie.

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Here, there, and every where (expression) everywhere

How do you feel about advertisements ?

Sometimes, I find it a little bit disappointing because the quality of products is usually overrated. However, there are other beneficial advertisements in supermarkets which has informative contents for customers such as on which days there will be promotions or which new products will be launched.

Vocabulary

Informative (adj) to provide useful or interesting information

Promotions (n) activity that supports or encourages a cause, venture, or aim.

Launch (v) to introduce (a new product or publication) to the public for the first time.

Overrated (adj) to have a higher opinion of (someone or something) than is deserved

Do you like sunny days ?

I definitely love sunny days, on which I can hang out with friends or do some sports. It is even better with the winds blowing. Sunny days are somehow helpful for laundry as well as cleaning both inside and outside the house.

What do you like to do when it’s a sunny day ?

I’d love to participate in some outdoor activities under the sun like meeting up with some friends or do some sports, especially swimming. Or I’ll grab the chance for a photography tour. Everything becomes so clear and stunning on sunny days, no matter it’s early in the morning or late in the afternoon, as long as the sun shines, I’m sure I’ll find inspiration almost everywhere.

Vocabulary

To grab the chance (v) to have an opportunity to do Sth

Would you like to stay at home or go outside when the weather is great ?

I think I would say it depends on my mood and my workload. I definitely cannot go out enjoy myself if my work is still a mess, even though it was such nice weather. And unless I feel super energetic and motivated, I think most of the time I’d prefer staying inside, no matter how the sun shines or how cool the weather is.

Are there many sunny days in your hometown ?

It is a modern big city so unless it’s our rainy season, otherwise the sun would shine most of the time, either during one day or the whole year. Sometimes the temperature rises so high that it feels like burning, that’s when people prefer staying indoor enjoying the cool air produced by air conditioners.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2

Describe a time when you were busy

You should say :

  • When was that time
  • Why was you busy
  • How did you handle it

Sample Answer

Nowadays, with the incredibly fast – paced living, it’s not unusual to see how busy people are in their lives. Honestly speaking, I have found myself like thousands of time up to my neck in work, however the time that is most memorable for me is the one of chasing the deadline to submit my final thesis paper for graduation. The allowed time for me to fulfil this task is 2 months, nevertheless I spent almost three weeks struggling to figure out the topic. In addition, I was under pressure by the job pressure at the company where I was performing as an intern. Between working at the corporates, attending classes and completing the assigned thesis, I was in fact a busy little beaver for almost 2 months. I barely had time remaining for my personal stuff and I was really stressed out that I was falling behind my schedule for my thesis paper submission. It was in deed a complicated one that required me to do tons of research, both from libraries and the Internet. In addition, I had to visit some local companies to collect data for my thesis. Those days were so tough and I had been so busy that sometimes I slept for 3 hours only at night. However, at the end of the day, I completed the thesis with flying colors and had it submitted in due time. Although it was extremely challenging for me at that time, I felt that all of my dedication and effort were truly rewarding. It also gave me some precious experience in time management and dealing with stress in life.

Vocabulary

Fast – paced (adj) including a lot of different things happening quickly

Up to one’s neck in something (idiom) involved in a difficult situation, or with more work to do than you can deal with

Figure out (verb) to be able to understand something or to solve a problem

Under pressure (phrase) be stressed

Busy little beaver (idiom) A very busy, assiduous, or hardworking person

Fall behind (phrasal verb) fail to keep up

At the end of the day (idiom) finally; in the end

With flying colors (phrase) with great success

In due time (phrase) after a certain period

Deal with (verb) to take action to do something, especially to solve a problem

Speaking Part 3

Do you like the fast pace of modern life ?

Not really. Living life in the fast lane surely can be both mentally and physically draining. I can see people nowadays often struggle to juggle work commitments with the demands of the family and keeping up with friends. Besides, a hectic lifestyle can very easily take a toll on our overall well-being if we fail to take better care of ourselves.

Juggle (veb) do many things at once

Take a toll (phrase) to have a bad effect on someone or something (often + on )

What kind of lifestyle is suitable to people in modern society ?

I believe people of modern times should definitely strive for a more balanced lifestyle by making more mindful and healthier choices for the sake of their physical well-being. People can start taking charge of their life by being more active, enjoying hobbies and sharing time with friends and family. This, in my opinion, is the most important investment anyone can make in his or her life.

For the sake of (phrase) : for the benefit or good of someone or something

What relaxation techniques do people usually use ?

As far as I know, some of the relaxation techniques for stress relief that work for most people are to get a good belly laugh with some variety shows or simply by surrounding themselves with funny and cheerful friends; listening to slow and soothing music to calm my mind; savoring only the good experiences and trying to focus on the present and things that really matter in life, which are good health and having their loving family and friends by their sides.

Belly laugh (noun) a loud, unrestrained laugh
Surround someone with something (verb) to encircle or enclose someone or something with people, something, or things.

Written By

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 ieltsmaterial.com. 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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