IELTS Speaking Test in the United Arab Emirates with Sample Answers – January 2018
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IELTS Speaking Test in the United Arab Emirates – January 2018
Speaking Part 1
1 What is your full name?
Well, I’m “Monish Agarwal”
2 Can I see your ID?
Of course! Here it is.
3 Where are you from?
I’m from Mumbai, the city that never sleeps. It is also fondly known as the city of dreams. The city is the perfect blend of culture, customs, and lifestyle. And it is the nerve center of India’s fashion industry. Apart from that, Mumbai is also the birth-place of Indian cinema.
3 Tell me about the part of your country where you live
Well, it’s located in the south of the city so it isn’t as noisy as the downtown area. My living area has lots of trees and parks so I feel really comfortable when living in my hometown.
4 What do you like about the place where you live?
I think it’s a peaceful and tranquil place, which always gives me peace of mind. The people in my hometown also have a strong sense of community. They live close together and always give others a hand when they are in need.
5 How was your first day at high school?
Well, the first day at high school left an profound impression on me. It was the first time I rode a bike to my high school which is 3km from my house. Also, I met 2 new friends at the same class and from then on they became my best friends forever.
6 Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
I had so many favorite teachers so it’s a bit difficult to pick one. But I would say my math teacher in high school was the one who had the most influence on me in a positive way. Math used to be my least favorite subject but he had his own way of making the lessons fun and engaging. He was definitely my go-to teacher whenever I got a math problem.
7 Have you ever been a teacher?
I have some experience tutoring my two brothers in English, if that counts as teaching. Both of my brothers used to be afraid of this subject and find it “dry, difficult and dull”. I had to spend a lot of time persuading them otherwise. Every evening I would spend one or two hours helping them out with their homework and talk to them in English.
8 Would you like to work as one?
I find the idea very attractive, to be honest. You know, in my country, teaching is considered one of the most noble professions and those who teach get so much respect in our society. It would take a lot of patience and skills to work with children, though. I’m not exactly a patient person or someone who’s patient enough with kids.
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Speaking Part 2
A bicycle, motorbike or car trip you would like to go on in the future
You should say :
- Where you would like to go
- How you would like to go there
- Who you would like to go with
- And explain why you would like to go there by car, motorbike or bike
There is a thing that troubles me more often than not when living in [___] is the majority of people are riding motorbikes rather than cars. As a result, most people don’t know how to drive a car, I included, which also itches me since I have always wanted to take a road trip across the country. A road trip by car from the south to the north of my country would be tough and adventurous because hundreds of marvelous destinations are awaiting to be explored. However, it is worth taking risks and stepping out of your comfort zone to truly experience what life has to offer when your legs can still carry you rather than to regret in your later life.
“If you wanna go fast, go alone. If you wanna go far, go together.” It might be fun if you were a lone traveler and didn’t enjoy getting lagged behind your schedule. Still, the adventure could be more colorful and unexpected, hopefully in a good way, when you got company, especially during a long journey like the one I prefer. Hence, picking up a close friend or two who share the same vision, the same eagerness to capture the beauty of nature would be my choice. We would start from the south where we are living and move north on the go, stopping at our favorite beaches a little longer than other places because there ain’t nobody don’t have time for juicy coconuts and white sand paradise. Traditional cuisine would also be our utmost priority whenever we reach a new place as the best way to live like a local is to eat like a local. A car is our best choice because it would give us room to comfortably converse with each other and shelter from inclement weather during our journey, if any. It is not only about the destinations but also about the time I would love to spend with my dear friends as we would share the same space in a four-wheel vehicle along the road; and at the end of the day, it’s the people that matters.
Vocabulary For Cue Card
- More often than not: usually
Eg: More often than not, My mother bakes a cake.
- Take risks: to do something that might be dangerous
Eg: The soldiers take risks to save our country.
- Have to offer: have something available to be used or appreciated
Eg: The institution offers financial aid and assistance to the needy students.
- Get lagged behind: get fallen behind
Eg: After securing good grades in the 1st semester, John got lagged behind in the 2nd semester.
- Cuisine:style of cooking
Eg: We’ve planned to go to a multi-cuisine restaurant this weekend.
- Utmost : greatest; most extreme
Eg: We treated the chief guest with utmost respect.
- Inclement : (of the weather) not pleasant; cold, wet, etc.
Eg: My mother postponed our picnic due to inclement weather.
- At the end of the day: in the end, finally
Eg: Family is all that matters at the end of the day.
- Shelter: protect or shield from something harmful, especially bad weather
Eg: The little girl gave shelter to the wounded puppy.
Speaking Part 3
1 How often do you travel by car?
During weekends, I travel by car to the countryside. I love to explore the countryside because of its tranquility and pleasant surroundings. Traveling by car helps me escape from the city’s hustle and bustle and allows me to spend some quality time with nature and find inner peace.
2 How good is the transportation system in your country?
Transportation system in my country is good to an extent because it is really safe for everyone to travel in them. It is cheaper too. There are different types of transportation systems that serve the needs of the citizens. But one common transportation system in which commuters frequently travel is public and private buses.
3 How can it be improved?
The state government and central government can try to improve the nature of the land-based transportation and reduce the overcrowding on public transports by prioritizing other modes of transportation such as introducing ferry services, metro trains, etc. They should implement the upgrades to the current public system. This will help in alleviating overcrowding.
4 Do you think doing so will reduce pollution?
Absolutely yes! When sea-based and air-based transportation are introduced, commuters will prefer using them. It will gradually decrease the pollution levels.
5 If the transportation system were improved, would more people use it?
Well, It depends upon the people. In my opinion, they should be made to use the improved transportation system. If the fares of the newly-introduced transportation is reasonable, then many people will want to use them.
Vocabulary For Speaking Part 3
- Hustle and Bustle: Activity is the situation in which a lot of things are happening or people are moving around.
Eg: The old man moved into a village as he was tired of the hustle and bustle in the city.
- Tranquility: the quality or state of being tranquil; calm.
Eg: I was mesmerized by the tranquility of Kashmir.
- To an extent: the particular degree to which something is or is believed to be the case.
Eg: The statement given by the victim was true to an extent.
- Implement: to put a plan into action: to implement a plan
Eg: The government has decided to implement a new traffic rule.
- Alleviate: to make something bad such as pain or problems less severe
Eg: The NGO works to alleviate the problems of the citizens.
- Overcrowd: to make a place contain too many people or things
Eg: I didn’t get into the bus as it was overcrowded.