IELTS Speaking Test in Jan 2019 & Band 9 Model Answers

IELTS Speaking Test 2019

PART 1

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

Noise 

What natural sound(s) do you like (the most)? (Why?)

Hmm that’s an interesting question. Well, I’m quite a morning person, and furthermore I find almost nothing more relaxing than the sound of birds chirping (the noise birds make) in the morning. I find that sound to be so fresh and innocent, which immediately starts my day off at ease. Even though I live in a big city now, it takes me back  to my childhood in the countryside.

What sounds do you dislike? (Why?)

My biggest pet peeve (something that annoys you) is the sound of honking horns. They drive me absolutely mad! I find this noise almost unbearable (impossible to put up with), mostly because of it’s loud, abrupt (unexpected) sound which instantly disturbs my peace. Furthermore, it’s usually the sound of a frustrated or angry driver, which makes it even more unpleasant.

Do you mind noises? (Do any noises bother you?)

As I’m quite a light sleeper (wake up easily), I become quite irritated by the sounds of noises around me. I’d have to say the most aggravating (annoying) is the sound of a barking dog. It’s just so shrill (something that gets in your head) ! I find it very disturbing and almost impossible to focus on anything else. Moreover, it makes me sad to hear that a dog is in such a state of distress that they must bark like that.

What type of noise do you come across in your daily life?

Well, quite a cacophony (a mix of sounds)! It varies from the sound of screaming matches (fights) from the  partners and families in my apartment, street sellers shouting out their product for all to hear, motorbikes speeding by,  all the way to the sound of blaring horns. I would say the sound that defines my city most would be the sound of horns. As it has major traffic issues and non-defined lanes on the roads, it makes sense that the sound of horns would fill the streets.

Science

Do you like science?

That’s an interesting question. I feel that science is always a subject I had to pass in school, but it was never my favorite. Actually, I found the topics quite fascinating, especially biology and chemistry, but it never came easily to me. However, I always wished that I was better at science, since it’s a life-applicable subject.

What’s the most difficult part of studying science?

Definitely the mathematical aspect of it. Since I’ve never been good at Math, this is the area of Science that kept me down (prevented me from succeeding). For example, I got decent grades in Biology class, but Chemistry and Physics were a huge struggle for me due to the Mathematical nature of them.

How has the science that you have studied helped you?

Although I’m not often conscious of it, I cannot deny that my scientific studies have been beneficial. I especially see how Biology, Life Science, Anatomy, Chemistry, and Ecology have helped me understand my body and the world around me better, including animals. Furthermore, Chemistry has helped me to understand the chemical make-up of the items around me and what causes explosive reactions. For example, I know now not to drop a mento in my Diet Coke!

PART 2

Describe a time you looked for information from the internet

You should say

  • When you did that
  • What information you searched
  • Why you looked for it on the internet

I’m going to tell you about a time I used the internet to look for information about social events online, which is very useful nowadays. I had just moved to Seoul and didn’t know a soul (didn’t know anyone), so I began searching on Facebook. I found an expat page called “Expats in Seoul” which became one of my greatest resources for meeting locals and expats in the city. I believe that social media can be a great blessing (something great)!

I’ve now been living in Seoul for 10 months, so I began this search my first month here. I initially wanted to find a meditation group and a language exchange group, and I found just that by scrolling up and down the feed and even writing a post myself; there were countless people who informed me about events in the area. So, since my first month I have been attending a meditation group on Thursday evenings and have met several friends via the expat meet up. Since then, I’ve expanded my horizons (opened up more opportunities for myself) and even began regularly attending a Philosophy Forum on Wednesdays and have joined a yoga club, too!

I decided to opt for the internet to start building my social life because I didn’t see many other options, as I am a freelancer. With this said, I don’t have co-workers and I can be a bit standoffish (shy; doesn’t approach people)  when I go out to the bar. Although you must use your judgment when meeting people from the internet, I think it can be a great tool when you first arrive in a new city alone. I find it to be quite an efficient way to put yourself out there (put effort into) to meet others. Although it can certainly be a curse at times, I certainly feel thankful for it!

PART 3

Do you think online information is reliable enough?

Do you think there is too much information on the internet?

Is the information on TV useful?

IELTS Speaking Test in Jan 2019 & Band 9 Model Answers
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1 Comment

  • Thanks for everything, I’m just curious, isn’t it wrong?
    Moreover, it makes me sad to hear that a dog is in such a state of distress that they must bark like that.

    a dog, they
    !?

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