IELTS speaking test in India | Sample questions and answers

The following questions were asked in an IELTS speaking test held in India. Sample answers are also provided.

Examiner: Do you work or study?

Candidate: I work at an advertising agency. I am a copywriter.

Examiner: How different is your new job from your previous job?

Candidate: My new job is very different from my previous job. Before joining this ad agency, I worked as an accountant for about two years. It is true that I have a degree in commerce, but my mind was always in advertising. I quit that job when I realized that I wasn’t enjoying it. My new job is more demanding and I work longer hours, but I enjoy it thoroughly.

Examiner: When are you happy at work?

Candidate: I feel happy when my clients and my boss appreciate my work.

Examiner: Tell me about your city.

Candidate: I live in Mumbai. Actually I come from Nagpur but I have been living in Mumbai for over 4 years. It is a big city on the western coast of India. People from all over the country live in Mumbai.

Examiner: Do you read magazines?

Candidate: Yes, I do. I enjoy reading sports and lifestyle magazines.

Examiner: Why do you think people read magazines?

Candidate: Well, I think that is because everyone wants to stay up-to-date. Magazines especially lifestyle magazines keep people informed of the latest trends in fashion, health, food and education. I am very conscious of what I eat and what I wear. Lifestyle magazines help me make informed decisions. Others may have other reasons to read magazines.

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