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IELTS Speaking Test - February 2018 & Model Answers
IELTS Speaking Test – February 2018 & Model Answers

IELTS Speaking Test – February 2018 & Model Answers

Speaking Part 1

Hometown

1 Where did you live when you were a child?

I was raised in a close-knit family. As a child, I lived in a joint family with my grandparents in Haryana’s small village. It was an old-fashioned house with a big garden where my cousins and I spent a lot of time playing football.

2 How long had you lived there?

I had lived there for around eight years before my family left for Delhi. It’s been more than eight years since I left my hometown. Undeniably, my childhood days in the village in my grandparents’ house were some of the most beautiful days of my life.

3 Why did you move to another place?

Earlier then, My dad had decided to set up his business in a city, and he wanted me and my sister to pursue further education. As there were no good opportunities for setting up a business and no higher education in the village, we moved into Delhi.

Job

1 What was your dream job when you were a child?

 When I was a child, I dreamt of being an astronaut to see the stars and the moon closely. But only when I grew older, I began to realize that the dream of being an astronaut was never going to become a reality as it requires a lot of perseverance. Unfortunately, now I’ve to be more realistic and focus on my current job as a News Editor.

2 What do you like about your job?

Actually, I’m enjoying my job as a News Editor. I love a little bit of everything, the planning, the research, the proofreading, correcting the content, the cyclical nature of the job, and my co-workers.

3 What are your responsibilities at work?

As an editor, my responsibilities include preparing language, images, ensuring that the style and tone of a piece are consistent, and approving the final text that goes as a headline in a newspaper, a website, and a magazine.

Outdoor Activities

1 Do you often do exercise?

Well, I’m not a fitness enthusiast, but I try to stay fit by doing some sort of exercise twice or thrice a week. I don’t get to go to the gym due to my heft work schedule, but I make sure to spare some of my time to perform yoga and meditation.

2 What kinds of exercise do you like?

Some physical exercises such as squats, push-ups, press-ups, pilates, and yoga are activities that I usually do in the morning and the evening. Although these exercises are pretty exhausting, it helps me increase my strength and boost my energy, balance, flexibility, and endurance. Therefore, I am fit as a fiddle.

3 What are the popular activities at school?

Many popular activities are conducted at school for the student’s overall development depending upon the infrastructure available. Many outdoor sports activities like football, hockey, volleyball, and cricket and indoor games like chess & carrom are played in school, helping develop various skills.

4 Is it good for students to do regular exercise?

Of course! Students must be encouraged to exercise regularly, helping them be physically fit and mentally healthy. They should spare at least 30 minutes from their busy schedule to work out or do some weight lifting or any physical activity which will help them stay fit and toned.

Speaking Part 2

Describe A City/Place You Want To Live In The Future

You should say

  • Where it is?
  • What it is famous for?
  • And explain why you like to live there?

==> Similar topic with Sample Answer

Sample Answer

With every passing year, just like the changing ambitions , the places in my “must visit” list also keeps changing.  But it’s NewYork City that has managed to be there for a long time. I don’t know whether it is the effect of watching constant web-series or the result of constant scrolling through pinterest , but it is the place I want to visit and live in the future.

I won’t be talking much about what I will be doing for a living, but  I will choose to be more descriptive about my imaginations. Out there on the streets, I want to roam freely. The buildings are astonishingly tall and eye-catching. It encompasses the most distinctive architecture I have ever imagined.  The city is never asleep. The skyline buildings are lined up so high as if they are  competing with each other in a quest to touch the soft blue sky. It looks beautiful when the dark night is just about to break. 

As I will make my way down the city street, I think I will feel overwhelmed by people walking and talking in different languages. People with looks that I have never seen before; people who look bizarre to me. Everyone is different in their own way. I think the people are in a rat race as it is a highly competitive world out there. I want to visit Central park and also the dock which is inside the park. I want to spend my weekend in Times Square. Thus, the beauty of the city attracts me more than any other city I have ever imagined to live in. If not stay, I will visit that place once in my lifetime for sure.

Vocabulary for Cue Card

  • Astonishingly: amazing
    Eg: Her necklace is  astonishing
  •  Bizarre: not so ordinary
    Eg:  His behaviour was  bizarre
  • Quest to touch: desire to
    Eg: Her quest to touch the stethoscope is the reason for her run after her dream career.
  • Encompass: surround and have or hold within.
    Eg: Our semester encompasses six months.

Speaking Part 3

1 What are the main disadvantages of living in a city?

The first thing that pops into my head is the high level of pollution that people have to suffer from, varying from air pollution to noise pollution. In addition to that, due to the large number of people living in cities, it’s more challenging to find a job because there are so many people searching for job vacancies at the same time.

2 How do you think cities could be improved?

In my opinion, we should ask for help from the policymakers to reduce the number of vehicles commuting on the streets, which will definitely reduce the level of pollution. Moreover, creating more green space is also an option to take into consideration when we want to improve the living quality of city dwellers. I would say that the government not individuals who plays the most important role in such efforts.

3 Are people less friendly in cities than in the countryside?

I think it’s rather harsh to say that people from the cities are less friendly than those who come from the countryside. It mainly depends on the personalities of each person. Or maybe a lot of people have that negative thought because people from the cities are busier with their work, and they don’t have enough time to worry about other people’s issues.

4 Why do a lot of people want to move to a foreign country?

There are many reasons people move to a foreign country, and it differs from person to person. But one of the primary reasons people migrate to a foreign country is in search of better employment opportunities. They choose to move in to pursue their career pursuits and be successful in their life.

5 What factors in a new place affect people’s lives?

One of the significant factors that will affect people’s lives when they move to another place in the environment because it influences people’s behaviour and moods. And it takes a lot of time for people to adapt and become familiar with the environment.

6 Why do people move to other cities to live?

Although there are several reasons people relocate, the main reason is the lack of job opportunities. People decide to switch career paths. They move to other cities where they may get high earnings, better prospects, and better quality of life.

Vocabulary For Speaking Part 3

  • Differ: to be not like something else; to be different 
    Eg: His opinions differ from his father’s. 
  • Migrate: to travel to a new place or country, usually in order to find work and live there temporarily. 
    Eg: John migrated to the USA to complete his education. 
  • Influence: the capacity to affect the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the product itself
    Eg: Smartphones have great influence on children. 
  • Relocate: to move or move something or someone from one place to another
    Eg: He decided to relocate to the UK for his studies. 
  • Switch career: a change to a different type of job from the one you have been doing
    Eg: After working as a Content Writer, John switched careers.
  • Prospects: the possibility that something good might happen in the future
    Eg: An enormous amount of paddy harvest is in prospects. 

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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 ieltsmaterial.com. 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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