IELTS Speaking Test Practice With Answers

PART 1 (Interview)

Time:4-5 minutes
Now, in this first part of the test I'm going to ask you some questions about ........ .

Q. What kind of place is it?
A. Ahh! Well. Basically, I come from a village which is located on the outskirts of the city centre Trichy. I was born there but not brought up there but still if I have to say what kind of place is it then the first thing that would come in my mind it that it is a picturesque place. Wherever you turn around you could see lush green paddy vegetation and sugarcane field and people over there are really much friendly than here in the city. I could figure out the exact difference since I have been in both places.

Then, yes, the environment. I could feel the fresh air there, there is no traffic congestion, no pollution and the life is simple there. On the whole, it is an excellent place to live in.

Q. What’s the most interesting part of your home area?
A. The most interesting part, oh yeah, it has a very old temple. It has been there for a very long time. The reason why it fascinates me is that the customs and practices performed there are quite unique. This place, which is only a few meters away from my home, has always been a kind of strange, ritualistic and lively place. Because of its tradition, it is most interesting place in my hometown.

Q. What kind of jobs do the people in your town/ village do?
A. The main occupation of most of the residents in my village is working in a sugar cane factory. Of course, there are few educated people who are also employed as professionals like mechanical engineers or managers in a company, but still, the major income which supports most of the families in my village comes from the sugar factory. Since everyone is getting better education nowadays few people have also moved out to cities as I did. Many of them are placed in prestigious positions in various cities.

Q. Is your hometown changing?
A. Yes, it is changing. As every place of the world is transforming because of education and technology, my village is changing as well. Though the changes are not so visible or drastic, but I have to accept that it is getting better over the past few decades in terms of the education, transportation facilities, health care system, employment and infrastructure development. I have heard it from my grandparents that they were not even equipped with the facilities which we have now. The thing is that now everyone in my village is getting the education and they really know what’s happening in the rest of the world and therefore are trying to implement everything to have a better lifestyle and other facilities.

Q. Would you say it is a good place to live? Why?
A. Obviously, it is a nice place to live in. If fact it is an excellent place to live in as you can enjoy the serenity and tranquillity of the nature, fresh and organic foods and also can enjoy many modern world facilities like the internet. Many people are just annoyed about the hustle and bustle of city life and they would find this village to be a piece of heaven. Fresh air, clean environment, friendly people, healthy food, simple lifestyle, some modern facilities and green environment are the main attraction of my village. What else do we need to live a good life? I would say it is a wonderful place to live.

Q. What changes would you like to make to your hometown?
A. Umm, well there are few problems prevailing in my home town and I wish that it should be sorted out soon. The first change I would like to make is the proper transportation facilities. My hometown still got fewer roads and transportations and I would like to enhance the transportation facility for the betterment of the people’s commuting and for the trade and business facilities.

Next, I would make sure that every single person in this town gets clean and safe water supply. Finally, I would establish more entertainment facilities in this town as there are only a few of them.

PART 2 (Cue Card)

Time:3-4 minutes
Now, I'm going to give you a topic and I'd like you to talk about it for 1-2 minutes.
Before you talk you'll have one minute to think about what you are going to say and you can make notes if you wish. Do you understand?

OK, here's some paper and a pencil to make notes, and here is your topic. I'd like you to describe ......... .

Describe an interesting phone conversation you had with someone.
You should say:
When you had this conversation?
Whom you talked to?
What it was about?
And explain why this conversation was interesting.

See the possible answer of this speaking cue card >> Cue Card

PART 3 (Discussion)

Time:4-5 minutes
We've been talking about ............. , and I'd now like to ask you some questions related to this.

Q. Which do you use more often – a mobile phone or telephone? Why?
Q. Are international phone calls expensive in your country?
Q. What is the best way to keep in touch with friends abroad?

Thank you. That's the end of the IELTS Speaking Test.

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