The following questions were asked in an IELTS speaking test held in Myanmar. Sample answers are also given.
Examiner: Where do you live now?
Candidate: I live in a small town in Malaysia. It is not far from Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.
Examiner: Do you live in a flat or a house?
Candidate: I live in a one bedroom flat. Land prices are pretty high in my town so only the rich can afford to buy houses.
Examiner: Do you like living there? Why?
Candidate: Yes, absolutely. It is a small flat not far from the city center so I have easy access to everything I need. Also my flat is in a well-maintained housing complex that provides all amenities.
Examiner: What kind of noise is the most disturbing in your opinion?
Candidate: I absolutely hate the blaring of horns. I can’t stand loud speakers either. I really feel that we need to sensitise people about the dangers of noise pollution.
Examiner: What are some of the noise-related problems?
Candidate: There are lots of them, but in my opinion sleep disturbance is the worst. I am a light sleeper. On those nights when loud noise comes from the street, I am not able to get any sleep. Loud noise also affects our ability to concentrate.
Examiner: What do you do in your free time?
Candidate: I enjoy reading. Sometimes I surf the web. I am interested in learning foreign languages. Actually I am active on several language related online forums.
Examiner: Why do you like to do it?
Candidate: I have always had an interest in languages. Malay is my mother tongue. I can also speak English and German reasonably well. I learned English at school and German by interacting with other learners on language forums. I really feel that online forums are doing a wonderful job at helping people learn new things.
Examiner: How often do you go swimming?
Candidate: Never. I can’t swim.
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