IELTS Speaking Exam in Canada – Jan 2019 & Band 9 Model Answers with Audio
- 1 Speaking Part 1
- 1.1 Alone
- 1.2 Sunglasses
- 2 Speaking Part 2
- 3 Speaking Part 3
Speaking Part 1
1 What is your full name?
My name is Lohit Roy.
2 Can I see your ID?
Sure. Here’s my ID.
3 Where are you from?
I am from Hyderabad,the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, renownedly known as “the city of pearls.” Hyderabad is the meeting point for various traditions & cultures.
4 Do you work or study?
I am working as a HR for a private sector, Wipro . It’s one of the well known sectors in India. I am living in an apartment closer to my workplace so that I don’t have to travel so much.
5 What is your job?
I am working as a HR for a private sector, Wipro .I am responsible for managing the employee life cycle which includes recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, and firing employees and administering employee benefits.
6 How long have you been doing your job?
I have been working there for 2 years now. I started working in Bangalore. Later I got transferred to Kolkata .I am paid a handful and I am quite satisfied with my job.
7 How was your first day at work?
I started my job at Bangalore, and had a very good experience overall. After moving to Kolkata, I had faced language problems. But now I’m well accustomed to the people and language here. They are helpful and give their helping hand just like they do to a beginner.
8 Which job do you prefer in the future?
I will prefer working here with this organisation. But I might rethink my choices if I get some better job offers in the later period.
9 Do you like to be alone?
Definitely not. As I live alone in a studio apartment, I sometimes get lonely, so I take every opportunity to have social interactions to avoid sitting at home alone. I would consider myself a mixture between introvert and extrovert, but definitely leaning more towards extrovert. Although I definitely appreciate my time alone, I certainly don’t crave (have an an urge to do) anymore.
10 When was the last time you were alone ?
Last night. I had come from a stressful day of work so I decided to stay in for the entire evening with some Netflix and hot tea. Although I’m kind of a social butterfly (a social person), I have come to enjoy nights in by myself from time to time. I think all of us need that as a balance.
11 What do you like to do when you are alone?
As I’m a tea addict, that’s my number one activity to do alone. Furthermore, I enjoy reading a book or a series on Netflix. I tend to get lost in (to become fully involved in) those two activities. Moreover, I enjoy taking a walk alone around town and people watching (observing strangers).
12 Do you like to wear sunglasses?
Why yes of course, especially when I feel that I look tired. Moreover, I like that they can tie a whole outfit together (make the outfit look better). Moreover, when I drive on sunny days, sunglasses are a must.
13 Do you often wear sunglasses?
Not too often actually because of the climate here. I’d say I have to wear them a couple times a month on the rare occasion that the sun comes out (appears). As I mentioned before, I feel I need them most when I drive on sunny days or when I go on holiday to the beach.
14 Where do you buy sunglasses?
I’m not one to splurge on (spend a lot of money; luxury) sunglasses since I have the tendency to lose or break them, so I usually just buy knock-off (copy) brands from street vendors. I’ve bought and lost several pairs of knock-off Ray Bans which were just fine for me. I feel that the shape of them suits my round face shape.
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Speaking Part 2
Describe a good law in your country
You should say :
- What the law is
- How you first learned about this law
- Who benefits from this law (who is affected by this law)
- And explain why you think this is a good law
I’m going to tell you about Singapore’s littering laws which I firmly believe are a great idea. As you know, Singapore is one of the cleanest countries in the world which I feel extremely proud of, considering many other countries in Asia have enormous pollution issues. Unfortunately, I think people need strict laws enforced to have the incentive not to do it. Either way, I’m glad it benefits our planet and those who reside on it.
In Singapore, a first time offender who is caught littering is subject to a max fine of $2,000, a second time offender $4,000 and third time $10,000. However, this is only if a police sees you. I wonder how many people can sneak past (do something without being caught) this! However, there is a strong police presence in Singapore, so I hope this isn’t the case.
I would say the entire country benefits from this. By having a cleaner environment, we all have uncountable health benefits. For example, we could have healthier lungs, skin, animals have improved habitats, etc. Furthermore, we attract more tourists, as many people are drawn to clean places. With this said, I know that some people financially profit from this.
Sadly, humans have a tendency to choose to see only what they want. None of us want to believe the gravity of (how serious something is) just how much we are harming the planet and cannot always directly see it in front of us; we live just for today. With this said, people usually don’t take initiative to protect the environment unless there are laws. So, I think this law is critical to give people incentive to not litter. As the fine is drastically high, it will scare people into making sure their trash goes into the bins. Although it must go hand in hand with education, I think it’s impossible to keep a clean country without strict laws. I wish more countries enforced laws like these.
Vocabulary for Cue card
- Incentive: a thing that motivates or encourages someone to do something.
Eg: Rahul received an incentive of 2000/-
- reside on: have one’s permanent home in a particular place.
Eg: There is nothing called aliens residing on this planet.
- is subject to: cause or force someone or something to undergo
Eg: The answer sheets are subjected to scrutiny.
- Offender: Person who is guilty of crime
Eg: He is an offender for killing someone.
- sneak past: do something without being caught
Eg: Shaan sneaked past her mother to go out and play.
- financially profit: Something from where you earn money as profit
Eg: Working with that organization was financially profitable for Kareem.
- gravity of: how serious something is
Eg: It is important for someone to understand the gravity of English Grammar.
- take initiative: to stand up for things which you aren’t asked for
Eg: She took initiative to convince everyone on working together.
- drastically high: to do something extreme
Eg: The price on onions was drastically high.
- scare people into: to make someone feel so worried or frightened that they do something
Eg: The political party scared people into voting them.
- go hand in hand with: to work together
Eg: I went hand in hand with my sister to complete the complete.
Speaking Part 3
1 Is there any situation people disobey the law?
To be honest, I’ve never actually seen anyone litter. I’m sure it must still exist to some low extent, but I genuinely think people are afraid to do so because of the fines and police presence. However, I know that no country is perfect and that there are always people who will disobey the law. On another note, I think that perhaps people who come to Singapore are more likely to throw their trash on the ground if it isn’t something enforced in their home country.
2 Do people like being a policeman in your country?
I would say so. Actually, my father is a police officer and he seems to enjoy it quite a bit, although it is a tough job. Since Singapore has a reputation to maintain, the police force strives their utmost (works extremely hard) to give their all to make sure that Singapore remains among the safest countries. With this said, some police officers feel quite a lot of pressure, which makes it a challenging yet rewarding job.
3 What qualities should a police officer have?
Firstly, I believe that a police officer must have a high sense of integrity. As corruption is a problem in many countries which prevents progress in a place, it is important that the police officer has a sense of integrity along with morality, honesty, and a genuine concern to make the country safer. Furthermore, they must be hard-working and not too relaxed as there are always people trying to slip through the cracks (do something without being caught) of the law. All in all, they must be a strict, no tolerance sort of individual to be efficient.
4 Why some people want to become a lawyer?
To be honest, I think some people choose it for the money, as it is a high paid job in many countries. Secondly, some people feel quite passionate about the law and want to dedicate their life to it. Thirdly, there are many different branches of law, such as international, geriatric, criminal, etc., so there are many different opportunities within this career path. As with other jobs, people know in their heart which career is for them!
Vocabulary for Speaking part 3
- strives their utmost: works extremely hard
Eg: Every company strives their utmost to become successful.
- slip through the cracks: do something without being caught
Eg: The mistakes of the leader slipped through the crack because of his charming personality.