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IELTS Speaking Test in the US - July 2017 & Sample Answers
IELTS Speaking Test in the US – July 2017 & Sample Answers

IELTS Speaking Test in the US – July 2017 & Sample Answers

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Speaking Part 1

1 What is your full name?

Well, I am Sonia Pal.

2 Can I see your ID?

Of course! Here it is. 

3 Where are you from?

 I’m from the capital of Jharkhand, Ranchi which is the most beautiful city in the eastern part of India .The city is also known as the educational hub with an incredible transportation system

4 Do you work or study?

I’m right now studying and also am working as an employee in an well established university as a professor of business management

5How do you spend time with your family?

We’ll have a delicious big dinner together with scrumptious food prepared by my mom. After we have dinner at around 7 o’clock, we’ll watch the news, have some chat with each other or huddle together to play cards.  It’s a precious time when we can momentarily get away from the hectic whirlwind of daily activities.

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6Do you want to live with your family in the future?

I think probably not. It’s better for me to try to start an independent life as a grown-up. However, I still have the responsibility to take good care of my parents that I’ll make time to visit them at least twice a week.

7How has your family influenced you?

Although my parents are traditional, they try to become my friends, by helping me and encouraging me without forcing me to live up to their expectations. They also imprinted on me proper principles like moral values, respect, humbleness, patience, diligence, etc. I think my family shaped who I am now. I’m deeply thankful for having such a wonderful family.

8Do you watch a lot of tv?

Well, not really. I mean we have a TV set and cable subscription and all, but we don’t really watch the box all that much. I guess something that we still watch from time to time is The Voice, a singing competition. It’s all the rage in our country right now, and supposedly has really high viewership.

9What programs do you like to watch?

I’m a fan of competitions on TV like, as I was saying, The Voice. I also find quiz shows quite interesting. I feel like I really broaden my horizons and learn a wealth of knowledge about the world around me.

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Speaking Part 2

Describe a person who solved a problem in a clever way.

You should say :

  • Who the person is
  • When you meet the person
  • Where you meet the person
  • And explain why you think he or she is clever.

Sample Answer

My baby cousin, Jason, is well-known for his mischievous and playful nature who always seems to get off the hook whether by luck or by design. I’ve lost count of how many times he has managed to get out of trouble without suffering.

Jason’s house is in the same neighborhood as mine and we are as close as two siblings could be. He’s a few years younger than me but we have lots of things in common. We were both hyperactive and enjoyed making others’ lives a misery when we were kids, which earned us a nickname as “the cousins from hell”. However, I had to admit he was a bigger troublemaker than me. I remembered the time when he was grounded for playing truant from school and had to mow the lawn in the garden, he brilliantly had it covered without breaking a sweat. It was at the weekend and since Jason wasn’t allowed to go out, I spent the entire morning at his place to keep him company. He kept putting off cutting the grass in the garden because it was hot outside. As we were playing cards inside, some of his friends stopped by with a determined look on their faces. It turned out they wanted Jason to help them pass the last round of a video game, slaying the dragon and reclaiming the kingdom or something like that. In case I forgot to mention, Jason was an exceptional gamer and his dream was to become a professional one day. He kept denying at first but his expression changed when he looked at the messy garden. Then, he made a deal with them, cleaning up the garden in exchange for the kingdom, which sounded ridiculous to me considering how hot it was outside. And much to my surprise, all the kids frantically nodded their heads and looked ready to work. It had to be one of the funniest scenes I witnessed in my life when my cousin, who was supposed to be punished by skipping class, comfortably sat in the house playing video game while some innocent kids, who had no reasons to torture themselves, were diligently mowing the garden. I didn’t know whether to yell at my cousin or praise him for taking advantage of his friends but undoubtedly, I was impressed since after all, it was a win-win situation.

Vocabulary For cue Card

  • Mischievous: enjoying playing tricks and annoying people
    Eg: The mischievous children were punished by the principal. 
  • Get off the hook: to allow someone to escape from a difficult situation or to avoid doing something that they do not want to do
    Eg: She must have left the phone off the hook. 
  • By Design : as a result of a plan; intentionally
    Eg: After meeting accidentally in the exhibition, the couple met often by design. 
  • Have (something/ nothing) in common: to resemble one another in specific ways or no way
    Eg: The twin sisters have everything in common. 
  • Hyperactive: too active and only able to keep quiet and still for short periods
    Eg: Hyperactive children find it difficult to concentrate on the classes. 
  • Make one’s life a misery: to cause someone to suffer or be unhappy for a long period. 
    Eg: The migraine is making my life miserable. 
  • Troublemaker: a person who often causes trouble, especially by involving others in arguments or encouraging them to complain about people in authority
    Eg: Mary is a troublemaker who always creates issues between the coworkers.
  • Grounded: not allowed to participate in social or recreational activities
    Eg: The old man grounded his grandchildren for some time. 
  • Play truant: stay away from school or work without permission or explanation
    Eg: Meera was punished for playing truant 
  • Mow the lawn: to cut the grass on a lawn with a lawn mower
    Eg: Once in a while, the old man mows the lawn. 
  • Have something/ someone covered: to have done, gotten, or provided whatever is needed
    Eg: “Don’t worry about anything, we’ve got you covered”. 
  • Break a sweat: to put forth a large amount of energy or effort into or toward a task
    Eg: He danced without breaking a sweat. 
  • Keep someone company: accompany or spend time with someone in order to prevent them from feeling lonely or bored
    Eg: I kept him company while he was waiting for the bus. 
  • Slay: to kill somebody/something in a war or a fight
    Eg: Hitler’s men slayed the victims violently. 
  • Exceptional: unusually good
    Eg: The exceptional faculty members of the institute provide world-class education. 
  • Frantically: quickly and with a lot of activity, but in a way that is not very well organized
    Eg: The old lady tore the envelope and read the letter frantically. 
  • Torture: to hurt somebody physically or mentally in order to punish them or make them tell you something
    Eg: One of the prisoners died due to systematic torture. 
  • Take advantage of:  to use a situation or opportunity to get what you want
    Eg: The students took advantage of the teacher’s absence and wrote the exams by copying from each other. 
  • Win-win: providing a good result for everyone involved
    Eg: The agreement between the two companies was a win-win situation all around. 

Speaking Part 3

1 Do you think children’s wisdom is influenced by their parents?

Children’s mental abilities are determined by several factors, both internally and externally, however, their parents often play a much more influential role than others. Genetically speaking, kids partially inherit their intelligence and resourcefulness from their parents. Some are fortunate enough to have all the good genes that make them not only highly intellectual but also physically attractive. Yet, it doesn’t mean one who wasn’t born a genius cannot have wisdom since it could be obtained through learning and experiencing. And unsurprisingly, the majority of people gain wisdom that way. Those who are constantly seeking knowledge, guidance and experience can develop a better sense of judgment and perception of surroundings. Hence, never cease to learn.

2 Do you think children have good habits nowadays? Why?

Some do and some don’t, I suppose. The advancement of technology and convenience of modern society obviously have beneficial effects on children’s development, however, unless being used wisely, they may pose serious threats. For example, lots of kids these days are leading a sedentary lifestyle with little interest in outdoor activities because of their addiction to hi-tech gadgets. Admittedly, video games help to boost their brain activity and creativity but those means nothing if children get sick. Obesity, eye fatigue and other ailments are direct results from lack of physical practice. Therefore, parents should encourage a balanced lifestyle and set a good example in order to raise a well-rounded kid.

Vocabulary For Speaking part 3

  • Internally: on the inside of your body
    Eg: The doctor informed the family about John’s lungs being internally damaged. 
  • Externally: on the outside of something/somebody
    Eg: Vitamin creams can be applied externally.
  • Partially: partly; not completely
    Eg: The driver is partially to be blamed for the accident.
  • Inherit: to have qualities, physical features, etc. that are similar to those of your parents, grandparents, etc.
    Eg: Rose has inherited her father’s property. 
  • Intellectual: connected with or using a person’s ability to think in a logical way and understand things
    Eg: The Principal of the school is an intellectual and scholarly man. 
  • Resourcefulness: the quality of being good at finding ways of doing things and solving problems, etc.
    Eg: The old man was appreciated for his courage and resourcefulness to solve the social problems in the society.
  • Genius: a person who is unusually intelligent or artistic, or who has a very high level of skill, especially in one area
    Eg: Einstein was a genius.
  • Cease:  to stop happening or existing; to stop something from happening or existing
    Eg: The police ceased the farmers’ protest by firing. 
  • Pose a threat: create a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger
    Eg: Nuclear weapons pose a threat to human life. 
  • Sedentary: (of work, activities, etc.) in which you spend a lot of time sitting down
    Eg: Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle have been linked with an increased risk of various diseases. 
  • Fatigue: a feeling of being extremely tired, usually because of hard work or exercise
    Eg: He was fatigued after working for nearly 8 hours. 
  • Ailment: an illness that is not very serious
    Eg: Every week, the old lady complains of some ailments. 
  • Set an example: to behave in a way that someone can copy, especially by doing something good
    Eg: It is important that parents set an example for their children. 
  • Well-rounded:  having a variety of experiences and abilities and a fully developed personality
    Eg: The CEO of my company is a well-rounded man who has also been awarded the Padma Bhushan. 

 

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