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IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 1, Studies and Movies)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Canada. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. Are you currently studying or working? I’m currently studying environmental science, and I am in my fourth year at university. 2. Why did you choose to study this subject? I chose to study environmental science because of my concern for the environment. I really want to come up with new and sustainable solutions to our current environmental issues. It’s an area where I feel I can make a real difference. 3. Do you enjoy watching movies? Yes, I love watching movies, especially with friends at the cinema. For some reason it feels more special than watching it at home. 4. What kinds of movies do… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Canada (Part 1, Studies and Movies)

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 3, Farming and Technology)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in India. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. Is farming more or less popular nowadays compared to the past? Why do you think that is? It is definitely less popular these days, and for a number of reasons, such as urbanisation and the shift toward industrial and service-based economies. Many young people opt for careers in cities because that’s where there are more opportunities and a better quality of life. And living in a rural farm area away from modern life has become less appealing with time. 2. How were farmers regarded in the past in your community? Farmers used to be highly regarded. They were seen as the backbone of society as… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 3, Farming and Technology)

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 2, Talk about a type of plant that is commonly grown in your area)

The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in India. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Talk about a type of plant that is commonly grown in your area. You should say – what the plant is – why it is popular – what benefits there are to growing it and explain why people in your area love this particular plant. Answer One of the most commonly grown plants in my area is the bougainvillea, specifically the pink and white varieties. Bougainvillea plants are incredibly popular here in Pakistan and people love them not just for their practicality but also for their beauty. They thrive in the hot Pakistani climate and require minimal care, and this makes them an ideal choice… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 2, Talk about a type of plant that is commonly grown in your area)

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IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 1, Work and House)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in India. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. Are you currently studying or working? I work as a teacher at a school in __________. I teach mathematics to high school students. 2. Do you enjoy your workplace? Yes, I do. I am lucky to be part of an organisation that really values its teachers and also takes into consideration our opinion before making big changes to the curriculum. 3. What do you like about it? There is a great sense of support between the staff and the senior management. The administration genuinely listens to our feedback, making us feel valued and respected. 4. Have you considered pursuing your career abroad? Why or why… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in India (Part 1, Work and House)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 3, Imported and Packaged Food)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Australia. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. Why do countries import and export food items? Countries import and export food items mainly to ensure food security even when local production falls short and to give their citizens access to a variety of foods that are not locally available. For instance, different climates and growing conditions mean that some countries can produce certain foods that others cannot. Take olives, for example, which can only be grown in a Mediterranean climate but are loved all over the world. Exporting food, on the other hand, allows countries to trade their surplus and generate revenue. 2. What are the advantages of importing food? There are several… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 3, Imported and Packaged Food)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 2, Talk about a new food that you would like to try)

The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Australia. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Talk about a new food that you would like to try. You should say – what it is – how you got to know about it – where you can try this food and explain why you want to try it. Answer I would love to try Moroccan tagine. Traditionally, tagine is a slow-cooked stew made at low temperatures. It typically includes lamb, chicken, fish, or vegetables, mixed with spices like saffron, ginger, cumin, and cinnamon. The main part of the magic of this dish is the distinctive clay tagine pot, which has a conical lid that allows steam to circulate during cooking. This keeps… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 2, Talk about a new food that you would like to try)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 1, Studies and Creativity)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Australia. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. Do you work or study? I am currently studying. 2. What have you studied up to now? Well, obviously I have completed my schooling, and in high school I studied science subjects. However, at university I did a complete 180 and chose to study Journalism. My course involves subjects like news writing, media ethics, and digital journalism. 3. What are you currently studying or working on? At the moment, I’m continuing my studies in journalism, with a particular emphasis on investigative reporting. I’m also working on some projects that involve multimedia storytelling. 4.Why did you choose this particular subject? I didn’t always plan to go… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Australia (Part 1, Studies and Creativity)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Uzbekistan (Part 3, Taking Risks and Dangerous Sports)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Uzbekistan. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) Speaking Part 3 (Discussion) 1. What is a good way for parents to teach their children about what risk is? I would say, a good way for parents to teach their children about risk is through open and honest conversations about the potential consequences of their actions. I mean they could do this by using real-life examples, both positive and negative, and parents can illustrate how different choices lead to different outcomes. I think eventually parents also have to allow their children to take small, supervised risks. For instance, letting them try new activities or make simple decisions on their own can build their confidence and… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Uzbekistan (Part 3, Taking Risks and Dangerous Sports)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Uzbekistan (Part 2, Describe a risk you took that you thought would lead to a terrible result)

The question below was shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Uzbekistan. Here is a model answer, to show you how you might respond to this question: Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card) Describe a risk you took that you thought would lead to a terrible result, but ended up with a positive result. You should say – what it was – why you took that risk – what the result was and explain how you felt about it. Answer A few months ago, I took a risk that might seem small for most people but it was quite a big deal for me and it ended up being one of the best decisions I’ve made recently. This risk was trying Turkish food for the first time at a newly opened Turkish restaurant. Normally, I’m not very adventurous… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Uzbekistan (Part 2, Describe a risk you took that you thought would lead to a terrible result)

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IELTS Speaking Test in Uzbekistan (Part 1, Family and Sharing)

The questions below were shared by a student who took the IELTS test in Uzbekistan. Here are some model answers, to show you how you might respond to those questions: Speaking Part 1 (Interview) 1. Do you live in a city or a town? I live in Venice, Italy. Living here is like stepping into a postcard every day. The canals and historic buildings never get old, and I just love the charm of the quiet back streets and our little cafes, right next to the water’s edge. 2. What do you do, work or study? I work as a marine biologist. My job involves conducting field research to understand marine life and organisms living in the ocean, and studying how they interact with their environment. I am no stranger to scuba diving, which we do to collect samples, and… Read More »IELTS Speaking Test in Uzbekistan (Part 1, Family and Sharing)

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