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IELTS Speaking Actual Test in India - March 2017 & Sample Answers
IELTS Speaking Actual Test in India – March 2017 & Sample Answers

IELTS Speaking Actual Test in India – March 2017 & Sample Answers

Speaking Part 1

1 What is your full name?

 Well, I am Hritagni Sen.

2 Can I see your ID?

 Of course. Here it is. 

3 Where are you from?

I am from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which is the 4th largest city in India and is also the leading commercial centre of South India. The capital city, formerly known as ‘Madras’, is widely famous for its culture and white-sand beaches.

4 Do you work or study?

At present, I work in an edtech firm as a Content Marketing Specialist where I have to focus on the strategic, technical or creative aspects of content marketing and perform the tasks allotted to me. My colleagues are amazing to work with, and we learn a lot of things from each other. 

5 Do you like relatives/visitors coming to your home?

Only if I’m informed about the visit. I typically don’t like sudden visits that they pay when I have to open the door in my pyjamas. That kind of visitors to me is so impolite. Oh, and I also don’t like a big crowd visiting my place. They’re too noisy and most of the time I’m afraid of my property secretly being stolen.

6 Do you prefer to have friends visit you, or relatives ?

Both friends’ and relatives’ visits are meaningful to me. Since our relatives live miles away, we really appreciate their efforts and time to visit us. My friends actually only come when they’re invited, so we don’t have much problem with time.

7 Do you prefer visiting your relatives or inviting them to your place ?

Well, If I’m in a good mood and not up to ears in work, I would rather pay my relatives a visit or ask them out to a restaurant nearby to have a decent meal together as well as to strengthen our relationship.

Speaking Part 2

Talk about a bicycle, motorbike or car trip that you are planning for the future.

You should say :

  • where and when you want to go
  • who you would like to go there with
  • why you want to do it
  • and explain what you hope to do on the trip.

Sample Answer

Frankly speaking, I’m not an extrovert, so I haven’t been on many trips up to now. However, I would crave for having a pleasant experience on a motorbike trip to [place] – only within a 50- kilo meter drive from my house. I have an intention to travel on my own to do the sightseeing, which may save me from the hassle and nuisance from my friends, who complain all the time about where to visit, what to eat, where to stay, and so on.

If everything goes according to plan, the trip should be reasonably priced, at 40 USD for at least 2 days 1 night and it should promise luxurious accommodation and scrumptious food. So you see, I tend to go for cheap holiday without second thoughts as it is exactly what I want to expect. The first part of the journey will probably be good enough for me because it will take me not too much time to reach the destination. Besides, I am looking forward to chances to engage in any gossip with other travelers at my hostel so that the trip will go by with a lot of fun.

I imagine that the moment I check in at the hotel off the beaten track, and near the picturesque beach, I will be really glad that the quality of the room will definitely be up to standard. If I recall correctly, I made it quite clear to the hostel’s staff that the bed must be cozy and comfortable and the air-conditioner has to work well. I guess the weather on that day will be neither scorching hot or blazing cold, hence I can go swimming all day long. On top of that, because I am going to travel during off season, the seafood won’t be too pricey and the servings will be therefore large for a person like me.

So that’s a trip that we are planning for the future.

Vocabulary For Cue Card

  • Extrovert:  someone who is very confident, lively, and likes social situations
    Eg: Rose is an extrovert while her sister Mary is an introvert. 
  • Crave for:  to want something very much
    Eg: The hostel students craved for Pizza. 
  • Package tour:  package vacation, or package holiday, comprises transport and accommodation advertised and sold together by a vendor known as a tour operator
    Eg: We’ve bought a package tour to London. 
  • On my own: unaccompanied by others; alone
    Eg: Rose decided to visit Paris on her own
  • Do the sightseeing:  the activity of visiting the famous or exciting sights of a place
    Eg: Mary borrowed a car from her friend to do the sightseeing while she was in Delhi. 
  • Hassle:  argument: 
    Eg: John got into a hassle with his brother. 
  • Nuisance:  disturbance
    Eg: The baby created a lot of nuisance in the flight. 
  • Scrumptious:  delicious
    Eg: My mother bakes scrumptious cookies. 
  • Second thoughts:  a change of opinion after considering something again.
    Eg: “If you’ve any second thoughts, please let me know”, told the Doctor. 
  • Engage in:  take part in a particular activity
    Eg: My mother was engaged in cooking.
  • Up to standard: good enough
    Eg: The new car is not up to our standards
  • Off the beaten track: in a place where few people go, far from any main roads and towns
    Eg: We planned to go somewhere off the beaten track for the summer holidays. 
  • Make it clear to somebody: If you make something clear, you say something in a way that makes it impossible for there to be any doubt about your meaning, wishes, or intentions
    Eg: Rose made it clear to her parents that she’s not ready for marriage. 
  • Off season: a period of the year when there is less activity in business
    Eg: The boutique offers off-season rates on its clothing to encourage buyers.
  • Serving: a quantity of food suitable for or served to one person.
    Eg: I saw my mother serving the food to the guest.

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Speaking Part 3

1 What will make the journey special?

Clearly, there are a number of merits brought by this. But I would probably say that the thing that really stands out is we can broaden our horizons of the world. To be more specific, when coming to a new region or a country, we have the chances to sample the local life, enjoy the cuisine and learn a great deal of interesting stuff. Besides, a second positive point could be that we can let our hair down after undergoing nerve-racking period of time of hard work or study. A flying visit to somewhere can help us recharge our batteries and work more effectively afterwards.

2 Do you like to visit popular places or less-known places ?

To be honest, I have proclivity for travel to not touristy places where I can have more space to capture the breathtaking landscapes without disturbing other travelers. Besides, visiting a site which has not yet been well-known makes me enjoy to discover more about that place. This is because I want to become the pioneer who can help introduce the place to more visitors with my photos I snapped and travel guidance I wrote.

3 What mode of transport does people in the countryside prefer ?

I think buses will take the lead. You can travel the distance without much worries about ticket price or rainy weather outside. Also new buses now offer better services like comfortable seats for the elderly or good air conditioning systems.

4 What is the impact of cars on the environment ?

In the megapolitan areas, probably the most common issue is the gas emissions into the atmosphere, which post a dire threat to air quality, especially in densely populated areas.

5 What should governments do to eliminate this impact ?

Well, there are several measures which can be taken by the government to ameliorate this situation, varying from preclude residents from using their cars during the rush hours to providing bicycles for citizens, to raising citizen’s awareness of environment protection.

6 What are the differences between young people and old people when they go travelling ?

I guess there are a handful of differences, of which one would be that young people generally like doing quite exciting and energetic things, like bungee jumping; or, if they’re going somewhere coastal, they might wanna do some watersports like jet skiing, whereas I would say the elderly, on the whole, tend to simply like relaxing when they go on holiday, so they’ll probably take a few books with them and spend most of the time on a deck chair next to a swimming pool soaking up the sun and enjoying the feeling of doing nothing.

Vocabulary For Speaking Part 3

  • Merit:  the quality of being particularly good or worthy
    Eg: The students will be given admission based on their merit in the last qualifying exams. 
  • Stand out:  to be easy to see or notice because of being different
    Eg: Swiggy stands out among the other food delivery apps for delivering the food in time. 
  • Broaden one’s horizon: to make you see a wider range of opportunities and choices
    Eg: She broadened her horizons of science-fiction writing by watching fiction movies. 
  • Let hair down: relax
    Eg: After a long day, She let her hair down and enjoyed slow music. 
  • Nerve-wracking:  nervous
    Eg: It was a nerve-wracking moment for me when I saw a huge crowd cheering. 
  • Flying visit to: short visit
    Eg: Rose will make a flying visit to the UK next week. 
  • Recharge one’s batteries: to rest and relax for a period of time so that you feel energetic again
    Eg: The boss recharged his batteries for a while to be fresh for the meeting. 
  • Have proclivity for have a tendency or inclination to do something
    Eg: John had the proclivity to start his own business. 
  • Breathtaking: causing awe or excitement
    Eg: I was mesmerized by the breath-taking view of the mountains. 
  • To take the lead: to start winning a race or competition
    Eg: It was very brave of Meera to take the lead and win the match. 
  • Megapolitan: relating to a very large city
    Eg: Rose lives in a megapolitan city and so she visits us once in a while. 
  • Densely populated: crowded
    Eg: Kanpur in India is said to be one of the densely populated cities. 
  • Ameliorate:  improve
    Eg: The government should take some methods to ameliorate the environment. 
  • Rush hour:  the time of day when there are a lot of vehicles on the road because most people are travelling to or from work
    Eg: I got stuck in traffic during the rush hour and it was impossible to move from there. 
  • A handful of: A small, undefined number or quantity
    Eg: When my mother visited me, she brought a handful of home-made chocolates. 
  • Bungee jumping: a jump made by someone from a high bridge, building, etc, secured only by a rubber cord attached to the ankles
    Eg: One of her favourite hobbies include bungee jumping.

Written By

Janet had been an IELTS Trainer before she dived into the field of Content Writing. During her days of being a Trainer, Janet had written essays and sample answers which got her students an 8+ band in the IELTS Test. Her contributions to our articles have been engaging and simple to help the students understand and grasp the information with ease. Janet, born and brought up in California, had no idea about the IELTS until she moved to study in Canada. Her peers leaned to her for help as her first language was English.

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