IELTS speaking practice

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

Examiner: Where are you from?

Candidate: I come from Durgapur, which is a small town in the state of West Bengal.

Examiner: Do you work or study?

Candidate: I am studying astrophysics.

Examiner: Why did you choose this subject?

Candidate: I have always been fascinated by the stars and the solar system. I am keen on working for a space agency after completing my studies. I would like to contribute to the development of manned and unmanned space missions.

Examiner: Do you prefer to study individually or in a group?

Candidate: I would rather study individually. When I am with my friends I find it rather difficult to concentrate on my subjects.

Examiner: How do people usually show their happiness?

Candidate: I think it differs from person to person. I have seen people yelling, shouting or jumping with joy. I have also seen some people cry when they are happy. I have no special way of expressing my happiness. When I am happy I am much less likely to lose my temper. That is it.

Manjusha Nambiar

Hi, I'm Manjusha. This is my blog where I give IELTS preparation tips.

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