IELTS Speaking Actual Test in India – April 2017 with Suggested Answers

IELTS Speaking Actual Test in India – April 2017 with Suggested Answers

IELTS Speaking Part 1

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

Leisure Time

Do you spend your free time at home or outside ?

Starting to go to work means that I have a craving for my free time. Whenever I have a day off, I always enjoy those moments by staying at home and sleeping. The reason for this choice is because I have to work outside all day, so my house is a perfect place for me to let my hair down.

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What do you do in free time ?

To me, free time is such a precious gift from the busy pace of life. Hence, I always do my favorite things in my free time. Since I am still a postgraduate, I often enhance my English by watching films. Then I sometimes bake some cakes for my snacks for the following week.

Do you like to spend your free time with families or friends ?

Well, there’s no denying that families are the best thing that people have. Therefore, I prefer spending my free time with my beloved family to with my friends. I love doing that because that’s only the time I can sit with my parents and seek for advice about my daily problems.


craving [n] a strong or uncontrollable want

let my hair down [idiom] to allow yourself to behave much more freely than usual and enjoy yourself

postgraduate [n] a student who has already got one degree and is studying at a university for a more advanced qualification

snack [n] a small amount of food that is eaten between meals, or a very small meal

seek advice [phrase] ask someone for a piece of advice


How often do you buy others gifts ?

Since I’m one of those idealists when it comes to buying presents, not often do I buy others gifts, but it doesn’t have to be a special occasion that I send them presents. Especially to my friends, just a small gift like a handmade bracelet or a simple drawing could make their day.


Idealist (n) a person who is guided more by ideals than by practical considerations

Make someone’s day (idiom) make an otherwise ordinary or dull day pleasingly memorable for someone.

What kinds of gifts are popular in your country ?

I think gifts are becoming more diverse these days. Stuffed animals, accessories, jewelries and flowers are too traditional for the young. Probably handmade stuff is currently on top of the list because of their spiritual value. And sometimes it doesn’t have to be a physical gift. Probably a delicious homemade meal is enough to make their day.


Diverse (adj) many and different

Stuffed animals (expression) a toy animal made from cloth and filled with a soft material so that it is pleasant to hold

Spiritual value (n) Sth that is especially meaningful and memorable

Make one’s day (phrase) to make an otherwise ordinary or dull day pleasingly memorable for someone


What colors do you like ?

Since my taste always changes, my favorite color at the moment is black. Although I have just bought some black items recently, black surprisingly suits me. It feels like I become more mature and more mysterious when wearing a black dress. And because it’s one of the basic colors, it’s easy to mix and match with other items of different colors and styles.


taste (n) a preference or liking for something; inclination

To mix and match (v) select and combine different but complementary items, such as clothing or pieces of equipment, to form a coordinated set

Do colors affect your mood ?

Actually, the converse effect is more suitable for me, especially when it comes to shopping. I don’t thnk I’d feel happier when I look at a pink-colored shirt or feel pulled-down when I wear a gray cardigan. So no, I don’t think color is related to my feelings inside.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2

Describe a tourist site/ tourist destination in your country that you enjoy visiting 

You should say :

  • What it is
  • What types of people visit there
  • What is the significance of this destination

Sample Answer

One of the perks of living in Paris is that you are surrounded by nothing but the finest of everything, from vibrant history of art, luxury fashion to world-class cuisine, which is very much like Christmas. I have been living here my whole life and fallen in love with it times after times for its allure and uniqueness. I usually wander around the city whenever I have time to spare and The Champs-Elysées Avenue is my favorite spot.

You’ve probably heard about The Champs-Elysées since it is considered one of the most popular streets in the world and also the pride of Parisian. Situated in the prime location, running between the Place de la Concorde and the Place Charles de Gaulle, the avenue is about two kilometers long bordered by cinemas, theaters, café and luxurious shops. And speaking about luxury, The Champs-Elysées is well-known for its upscale shopping experience with signature brands such as Louis Vuitton, Marks & Spencer, Adidas and so on. If you’re into luxury lifestyle, don’t miss out Champs-Elysées. I am neither a shopaholic nor a big spender on high-end products, therefore, I only go window shopping most of the time. What makes this place irresistible for me is the feeling of ease and freedom, though temporarily, when I am too busy indulging myself in the hustle and bustle of the crowded street. Walking along a tree-lined boulevard, listening to all the sounds and voices keep me occupied and away from what troubles me, which lifts up my mood instantly. Hence, when I feel down or demotivated, I often go for a walk along The Champs-Elysées, my very own cure for boredom and sorrow.

  • Vibrant (v): full of life and energy
  • World-class (a): as good as the best in the world
  • Cuisine (n): a style of cooking
  • Allure (n): the quality of being attractive and exciting
  • Uniqueness (n): the quality of being very special or unusual
  • Prime location (n): location that has lots of advantages or attention
  • Upscale (a): in a way that involves buying or selling goods and services that are expensive and of high quality
  • Signature (a): a particular quality that makes something different from other similar things and makes it easy to recognize
  • Luxury lifestyle (n):
  • Shopaholic (n): enjoying shopping very much and spending too much time or money doing it
  • High-end (a): expensive and of high quality
  • Window shopping (n): the activity of looking at the goods in shop/store windows, usually without intending to buy anything
  • Irresistible (a): so strong that it cannot be stopped or resisted
  • Hustle and bustle: energy and excitement
  • Occupy (v): to fill your time or keep you busy doing something
  • Demotivated (a): feeling that it is not worth making an effort

IELTS Speaking Part 3

Do you think the tourist industry is a good industry to work in for young people in your country ?

It depends, there are many different types of work in tourism. Some jobs are temporary, part-time or seasonal while others can be professional careers related to hotel and restaurant management, or even self-employment.  Tourism seems to be a booming industry in many countries so it can provide many opportunities for young people, either short-term or long-term depending on what they are specifically looking for.
I think if a young person is serious about building a career within the tourism industry, it can provide good opportunities as more and more people are travelling nowadays and visiting places outside their own countries so the future of tourism in general looks to be a healthy one in terms of employment prospects.

Should there be any restrictions on the tourism industry ?

If we consider the impact of travel and accommodating a large number of people visiting a particular area for tourism purposes, then yes, there probably should be some form of restriction. When a certain location becomes extremely popular with tourists it can change the local culture and impact life for the native inhabitants. It can affect prices, transport and congestion.

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