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Time:​ 11-14 minutes   

Format:​ Interview   

Note: ​These questions are designed to help you simulate the IELTS speaking exam.  Unfortunately, it’s impossible to recreate the IELTS interview fully on this practice test.  However, there is a lot you can do to prepare for this section of the exam!  Here are  some ideas to help you get the most out of the questions in this section:    

BEST OPTION:​ If possible, find a native English speaker (or someone more fluent in  English than you) to act as your interviewer and read the questions to you.
He or she can  give you useful feedback about your pronunciation and grammar, and help you think  about ways to improve your responses.      

GOOD OPTION: ​Ask a friend or family member to read the questions to you. Even if this  person’s English skills are not strong, it is best to answer questions provided to you  verbally, rather than reading them on a page. Make sure to record your answers so you  can analyze what you said and think of ways to improve.    

JUST DO WHAT YOU CAN!! (OPTION):

 ​If nobody is around to help you, just read the  questions and answer them yourself. Again, record your answers to get the most out of  the experience.    

Content: ​This test contains three sections.   

Part 1 Introduction and Interview 

  • This section is 4-5 minutes. 
  • You must introduce yourself and confirm your identity.  
  • You will answer general questions on basic topics from daily life such as school,  work, family, holidays, etc.  

Part 2 Individual Long Turn 

  • This section is 3-4 minutes, including 1 minute preparation time. 
  • You will receive a question card with a topic and some bullet points to discuss in  your talk. 
  • You will have one minute to prepare and record notes if you wish.  
  • You should talk for 1-2 minutes.   
  • The examiner will ask some follow-up questions after you finish your talk.    

Part 3 Two-Way Discussion 

  • This section is 4-5 minutes. 
  • You must respond the examiner’s questions, which will be related to the topic in  Task 2.  
  • The topics and questions will be more abstract.  
  • The following practice materials give you an example of the kinds of questions  you might encounter on the Speaking exam.  
Part 1 

Let’s talk about wedding ....   

1. Have you ever been to a wedding?
2. What clothes do people wear to weddings?
3. Describe a wedding ceremony.
4. What sort of gifts do people buy for the bridal couple?
5. What kind of clothes did the bride and groom wear at the wedding?

Part 2

Candidate task card:    

     Describe a time when you felt proud of a family member

You should say
• When did it happen?
• Who is this person?
• What did the person do?
• And explain why you felt proud of him/her.

Part 3

1- When would parents feel proud of their children?
2- Should parents reward children? Why and how?
3- Is it good to reward children too often? Why?
4- On what occasions would adults be proud of themselves?

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