Speaking practice questions and answers

The following questions were asked in an IELTS speaking test held recently.

Examiner: Where do you live now?

Candidate: I live at Calicut, a big town in the South Indian state of Kerala. Calicut is famous for its cultural heritage and its shops selling delicious sweets.

Examiner: Let’s talk about your home.

Candidate: I live in an old home built by my grandfather. It is a few kilometers away from Calicut town.

Examiner: Can you describe it, please?

Candidate: Sure. It is a spacious home with a tile roof and mosaic floors. It also has a large backyard and a garden.

Examiner: What is your favorite room in the house?

Candidate: My bedroom. That is where I spend much of my spare time. I have a small library in my bedroom. It also has a large window opening to the garden.

Examiner: Why is that so?

Candidate: Well, I guess that is because I feel relaxed when I am in my room. Also, it is the only space in my house where I get some privacy. So, yeah, maybe that is why I like it so much.

Examiner: In which part of the country do you live?

Candidate: I live in the south west part of India.

Examiner: What do you like about it?

Candidate: Kerala is green and clean, but it isn’t just the scenic beauty that I like about my state and town. Calicut, my hometown, is full of friendly people who go out of their way to help others. Also, we make delicious sweets.

Examiner: Let’s talk about science. Do you like science?

Candidate: Of course. That is why I did MSc in Physics. I have always been interested in science. I have also won several prizes at science exhibitions.

Examiner: Do you watch scientific shows on TV?

Candidate: Sometimes. I like watching Discovery Channel. Their programs are very informative.

Examiner: Are there any science museums in your country?

Candidate: Yes, there are several of them. There is a science and technology museum at Thiruvananthapuram, which is the capital of Kerala. I have been there a couple of times. I have also visited the science museum at Bangalore.

Manjusha Nambiar

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

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