IELTS Speaking Recent Actual Test in the Philippines – January 2017 with Sample Answers

IELTS Speaking Recent Actual Test in the Philippines – January 2017 with 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?


What do you do?

For the past few months I’ve been working for The Guardian as a news editor. In fact this is my first job ever, I’m working really hard to contribute to the success of this prestigious newspaper.

Do you enjoy your work?

Most of the time. Contributing to the news production for a world-class newspaper gives me a sense of satisfaction and pride.
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World-class (adj) of or among the best in the world


Can you tell me something exciting about your town?

My hometown is both traditional and modern. On the one hand, tradition is preserved by a number of festivals celebrated by local people. On the other hand, we preserve the historical sites for tourism and education.


Historical sites (n) a building that was built in the past

What do you like (most) about your hometown?

I like the hospitality and the love of people there which I hardly find them in my current place. Everyone is living close together and willing to give others a hand when they need help.


Hospitality (n) The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers
Give someone a hand (idiom) to help someone do something

Cue Card

Talk about a science subject that you studied and liked. 
You should say :
– What is it?
– Why did you choose it?
– How can you use it in life?

Plant Biotechnology is my favorite subject. Thanks for learning Plant Biotechnology , I gain a deep insight on every thing around me from a tiny bacterium to a complex human. Among different organisms, I love to elucidate the intricate mechanisms in plants.

Why am I interested in Plant Biotechnology ? Well, it’s hard to explain. Plants, even though they are unable to move and speak, they are living things. They have their own language and have a wonderful life. Have you ever asked yourself that why plants are the only organisms that have upground part and ground part? It is because carbon dioxide, light and water are the main sources for plants to grow. Water is obtained from soil through a complex root system. Roots keep a plant anchored tightly to the soil as well. Water moves up the plant’s stem to the leaves. Sunlight and carbon dioxide are taken by leaves. Therefore, plants use water, light energy and carbon dioxide to make glucose, a kind of sugar and this is the food for plant to grow.

You see? Just a very simple example, plants are worth to study about. That’s also a reason why I choose Plant Biotechnology as my major. By using molecular technology, I can learn more inside of plant cells and discover the mechanisms in plants. Thanks for understanding of Plant Biotechnology, it is applicable to manipulate and improve crop yield. It also awakens my passion for my hope to become a biological technician.

IELTS Speaking Part 3

Which subjects do you think should be optional and which should be compulsory?

I believe subjects requiring a bit of natural ability should be optional, as not everyone can show aptitude for things like music and art. Compulsory subjects should be natural sciences and some part of literature which teaches writing or expressing ideas, as these can help students form skills like critical thinking, calculating, or analyzing. In some countries, languages should be compulsory too, for example some minorities will need to learn a second language to be able to communicate with the world.

What are the advantages of studying computing in high school?

Studying computing in high school is really advantageous to students. Technology, or – well in this case – the computer, is used almost everywhere nowadays you know, you can see it being a part of almost everything. This is why learning computing means giving students a chance to catch up with what’s going on in the world. Computing would also assist them in their future careers as more and more jobs nowadays require the use of computers.

How are educational priorities today different from those in the past?

In modern society, a higher priority is placed on the education of children than in the past.  This is simply, in my opinion, a recognition that we now live in a world of work in which specialist knowledge and skills are essential for many jobs.  So, education now gives more priority to the ability to use technology.  Students today must be both literate and computer-literate.

What changes do you think will happen in the classroom in the near future?

Studying in the future may include a lot of technology. Right now education technology is already on the rise, and I think it’s going to be everywhere in years to come. The role of the teacher may be minimized, and in some places the physical classroom may also be eliminated and replaced by the virtual one.

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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 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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