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 foods do you enjoy eating?
A. I mostly like to eat homemade foods that include rice, fish, bread, vegetables, curry, sweetmeats, noodles, salads, Sandwiches and cheeses. Among restaurant and street foods I mostly like pizza, hamburger, fried fish and sushi. 

Q. What are some kinds of food you never eat? Why?
A. There are some foods that I have tried once or twice and then never tried again since I did not like them at all. Food items that are on my hate list are bread rolls, banana pudding, kachumbari, Chicken bog and Steak and kidney pie. In fact, I did not like the taste of these items when I first tried them. Ever since those items were on my dislike list and I never tried them.

Q. Do you generally prefer to eat at home or at a restaurant? Why?
A. I usually prefer homemade foods. My mother is an excellent cook and I am concerned about the quality of foods we eat at outside. A modest meal in a quality restaurant is also very expensive in my city. For all these reasons I mostly prefer to eat home-made foods.

Q. What are some reasons that people eat at restaurants?
A. Social gathering, a variation of taste, different menu, fondness of exotic foods and access to readymade foods are the main reason people eat in a restaurant. Eating in a restaurant offers a better environment, opportunity to meet people and to taste foods that are not usually cooked at home. Many people also eat at a restaurant to celebrate different events and to meet friends and relatives there.

Q. Describe a popular food in your country? Why do people like this food?
A. Soup is a very popular food item in my country. In fact, we have a rich tradition of serving a variety of soups to our guests. The ingredients are easy to purchase from nearby shops, it is easy to prepare and it is healthy. For all these reasons soup has become a very popular food item among people in my country.

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 a teacher from your past who you remember.
You should say:
What class the teacher taught you?
What subject did he teach?
How old were you and why do you remember him/ her?
What are special characteristics of the teacher?
And explain why do you like him.

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. What kind of person makes a good teacher?
A. First of all the person who has the passion for teaching would naturally become a good teacher. It is true for any other profession as well. Then deep subject knowledge, patience, rhetoric power, ability to convince and argue, fine interaction quality and good behaviours are some key points to become a good teacher. A good teacher inspires pupils and set examples for them. Finally, a person with compassion, ability to understand others’ psychology often excels as a good teacher.

Q. Why people choose to become teachers?
A. For some people, it is their dream and passion to become a teacher. For others, it is just a job and they are teachers because they have not got any other better professions. For others, teaching is a noble profession and they never leave this profession even though they can switch their jobs. In many societies, people honour and respect those who are in the teaching profession and that is why many people chose to become teachers.

Q. Do you think education will change in the future? How?
A. Though the core value and norm of education will always remain the same – to enlighten people, the form and system of education change over time. In the future technology would be greatly used to teach, learn and assess students in educational institutes and distance learning would be very popular among students. More subjects would be introduced and more technical and technological subjects would emerge. Practical experience in studies would be given more priority in the near future.

The traditional classroom-based education would be replaced in some places with the computer and internet based education system and more students would pursue their educations from foreign universities and colleges than they do now.

Q. How does technology affect education?
A. Technology has already been adopted in many educational institutes as it makes the process of learning and teaching easier and more convenient. Technology will replace some traditional ways of teaching and would make online classes and online assessment more popular. Students can access to a vast amount of information related to their subjects through the internet and can read e-books.

The time required to take examination and classes has greatly reduced and teachers now connect to their students via the internet. Online courses, online teaching, online registration and certification have changed the way people used to study in the past.

In my opinion, technology offers a huge flexibility and advancement in education and we have already started accepting these benefits.

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

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