Recent IELTS Speaking Test Questions And Answers

Here are questions asked on a recently held IELTS speaking test.

Part 1: Interview

Examiner: Can you tell me your name?

Candidate: Yes. My name is Rahul Patel.

Examiner: Where are you from?

Candidate: I am from a village in Gujarat.

Examiner: What kinds of people are famous in your country?

Candidate: In my country, film actors, cricketers, politicians and spiritual gurus are the most famous. Successful writers, singers and activists also enjoy good fame.

Examiner: Why do famous people have different personalities?

Candidate: Maybe it is because of the fame. They don’t really act like ordinary people in public. However, I feel that at home they may also be behaving like anyone of us.

Examiner: Would you like to be famous?

Candidate: Well, I won’t mind a little bit of fame. That said, I am not doing anything deliberately to become famous. Someday, I too will have some achievements that put me in the lime light.

Examiner: Do you like crowded places?

Candidate: I don’t really like crowded places. I become anxious when I am surrounded by too many people.

Examiner: When was the last time you were in a crowded place?

Candidate: That was when I went to participate in a religious festival in my country. I knew that lots of people would be coming but I didn’t expect it to be so crowded.

Examiner: Where do you like to go on holidays?

Candidate: I love hills.  If there is an opportunity to visit a hill station, I don’t miss it.

Part 2 (Cue Card)

Examiner: Talk about a time when you helped someone find an item they lost. You should say

Who the person was

What they lost

What you did to help

and explain whether that person found the lost item or not.

Candidate: Well, there aren’t many such instances. I myself lose things frequently. However, one incident that comes to my mind is how I helped my brother find his driving license. He had passed his driving test recently and they mailed him his license. My mother asked him to keep it in a folder where he keeps his certificates so that he can find it easily. Well, he forgot. He has this habit of leaving things on the table. Oftentimes, someone else will place a newspaper or a magazine on top of that. This is what happened here as well. Somebody placed a paper or magazine on the envelope and then later in the day my mother removed all the newspapers and magazines from the table and put them in the place where we place old papers and magazines. A few days later, my brother needed the license and he could not find it. He searched everywhere. I too joined him. He insisted that he had placed it in the folder; however, even after searching the folder thoroughly he couldn’t find it. Suddenly I felt that we should search the bundle of newspapers. So, I opened the bundle and started removing the papers one by one. Before I got to the bottom of the bundle, I did manage to find the envelope containing the license. We usually sell old newspapers at the end of each month. This time it had been longer than that so he got his license. Otherwise, it would have reached the scrap dealer along with other papers.

Part 3 (Discussion)

Examiner: How can public spaces, such as public transport or shopping centres make finding a lost item easier?

Candidate: When it comes to public transport, I think they inspect the vehicle at the end of each day to find if any passenger had left something behind. Public transport services have a lost and found department where passengers can report loss. As for shopping centres, they have cameras and employees who constantly monitor the place. Modern tracking devices are also available.

Examiner: Can you think of any strategies to help someone find an item they lost in a public place?

Candidate: Well, I think finding items lost in a public place will be easier if people notice the loss without much delay. For example, if you lost something on a bus or train, finding it is easier if you notice the loss before getting off. Registering a police complaint might help too. There are also Bluetooth trackers to help people find their belongings.

Examiner: Do you think modern technology helps people keep track of their belongings better?

Candidate: Of course. There are now Bluetooth trackers that cover our entire belongings.

Manjusha Nambiar

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