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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

1 What is your full name?

 Well, I am Raina Mitra.

2 Can I see your ID?

 Of course. Here it is. 

3 Where are you from?

I was born in Kolkata. I did my schooling here and then shifted to Jaipur for my college. Kolkata , earlier known as Calcutta, is one of the oldest cities in India with historical importance. The city of joy is rich with its culture and heritage. The festivities are worth watching 

4 Do you work or study?

I am a student of electronics and communication engineering. I am a final year student at UEM, Jaipur. I chose to pursue this subject because I want to work on the digital side of technology. And I hope I will be successful.

5 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.

6 What do you like to do there?

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

7 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.

8 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”.

9 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.

Speaking Part 2

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

You should say:

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

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 For Cue Card

  • As to:  concerning someone or something
    Eg: He reads a lot of fiction stories so as to become a fiction writer. 
  • Labour market:  the number of people who are available to work, considered together with all the available jobs
    Eg: After the lockdown, the labour market is slightly showing an improvement. 
  • Stand a chance: to be likely to achieve something
    Eg: John doesn’t stand a chance of winning against such an experienced tennis player. 
  • Down the road:  in the future
    Eg: Somewhere, down the road, his start-up will make it big. 
  • Impetuous: done quickly, without thinking about what the effects will be
    Eg: She made an impetuous decision of quitting from her high-paid job. 
  • Bad-tempered: angry, irritable, or ungracious
    Eg: My boss is a bad-tempered person. 
  • Cut out for someone: to be the right type of person to do something
    Eg: John is not cut out to be a teacher. 
  • Impart:  To pass on; transmit
    Eg: The teacher imparts a great deal of knowledge to the students. 
  • Be fed up with:  be bored with something/somebody
    Eg: I am fed up with my noisy neighbours. 
  • Lenient with someone: if a person or system is lenient, they punish someone less severely than they could
    Eg: Many students felt the teacher was lenient with John.

Speaking Part 3

1  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 a 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 is 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.

2 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 high productivity and help all organizations or companies attain their business goals. Therefore, employee motivation should be the main objective in any organizational and business plan.

Vocabulary For Speaking Part 3

  • Corporate Company: relating to a large company or group. 
    Eg: Johnson works in a corporate company.
  • Population density: the number of people per unit of area, usually quoted per square kilometers or square mile. 
    Eg: This particular part of the country has the highest population density. 
  • Motivate: provide (someone) with a reason for doing something. 
    Eg: The teacher motivated the students to achieve 100% grades in the exam. 
  • Crucial: extremely important or involving an extremely important decision or course of action. 
    Eg: Vitamins and proteins play a crucial role in keeping us fit.
  • Workforce: the people engaged in or available for work, either in a country or area or in a particular firm or industry 
    Eg: We need a skilled workforce to generate profits.
  • Objective: something that you are planning to do or achieve
    Eg: The main objective of implementing the scheme was to help the needy people. 

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