IELTS speaking practice questions and answers

Here are some questions that were asked in a recent IELTS exam.

Examiner: Do you work or study?
Candidate: I am studying medicine. I am in the fifth semester now.

Examiner: Where do you live now?
Candidate: I live in Mumbai with my parents and elder brother.

Examiner: Do you live in a house or an apartment?
Candidate: I live in an apartment.

Examiner: Describe your home.
Candidate: It is a 2-bedroom apartment with a spacious living room and a kitchen. It has two bathrooms and a balcony from where one can get a lovely view of the hills. Our apartment is not very large. Actually, I sleep in the living room because the bedrooms are used by my parents and brother.

Examiner: Would you like to change something in your home? Why?
Candidate: No. I like it the way it is. That said, sometimes I feel that we need a bigger home with at least 3 bedrooms.  Unfortunately, adding another room is not possible. We might move into a bigger home a few years later.

Examiner: Do you like to travel?
Candidate: Of course. I absolutely enjoy traveling. I have been to quite a few places in India. I am also planning to go on a foreign vacation after finishing my studies.

Examiner: How often do you travel?
Candidate: I travel whenever I get an opportunity. I enjoy exploring the hinterlands on my bike. When we were kids my parents would take us to a new place every summer. Now I mainly travel with my brother or friends.

Examiner: Can you describe the transportation system in your city or country?
Candidate: Here in Mumbai, local trains are the chief means of transportation. They are crowded, but they are quite reliable too. Buses are another means of transport. They are more expensive than trains. I mainly use trains to get around the town.

Examiner: Is it convenient and easy to use?
Candidate: It depends upon when you are using them. The local trains run every four minutes. Even so, overcrowding is a major problem, especially during peak hours. You won’t even get standing room. That said, you are unlikely to face any major issues during other times of the day.

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