IELTS Speaking Test on Giving Gifts with Podcast

IELTS Speaking Test on Giving Gifts

IELTS Speaking Test on Giving Gifts

IELTS Speaking Test on Giving Gifts

IELTS Candidate: Sasan

Part 1: Introduction


  1. May I have your please?
  2. Would you please tell me a little bit about your profession? What do you do?
  3. Do you like your job?
  4. Is your job relevant to your ?
  5. Is your job rewarding?
  6. How long have you been in this profession?
  7. Have you been in this job position for four years?
  8. Mention some of your favorable recreational activities.
  9. Why do you think it’s necessary to have recreational activities?

Examiner’s Notes

  1. I’m trying to get a better and better: I’m trying to get better and better.
  2. In your point of view: from your point of view
  3. It seemed you did not initially know the meaning of recreational activities. However, you correctly asked for clarification.
  4. As a leisure time: as a leisure activity / in my leisure time
  5. We’re some humans: we’re humans.
  6. Mispronunciations
    1. Release (v): /rɪˈliːs/

Part 2: Topic Card

Topic Card

Describe a precious gift you have recently received.

You should say:

  • What it is
  • Who gave it to you
  • On which occasion you received it
  • Why you like it so much

Additional Questions

Examiner’s Notes

  1. There was no any reason: there was not any reason / there was no reason
  2. Mispronunciations:
    1. Professor: /prəˈfes.əʳ/ US /-ɚ/

Part 3: Follow-up Discussion


  1. How is it important to pick an appropriate gift for someone?
  2. How do you react when you receive a gift that you don’t like?
  3. Have you heard of this proverb: “Never ”?
  4. Are you in the habit of giving gifts to others?
  5. Is it rude to return a gift?
  6. Do you think it’s necessary to reciprocate a gift?
  7. Is it necessary to find an occasion to gift gifts to others?

Examiner’s Notes

  1. To pick a gift up for someone: to pick a gift for someone
    1. Pick means select. Pick up means lift.
  2. With many pleasure: with much pleasure
  3. Bridging a gap between my friends and I: … between my friends and me
  4. I don’t call it impolite action: I don’t call it an impolite action.
  5. It is not an action that I do: … that I take
  6. You have this potential to give gifts to others:  this eagerness / excitement
  7. Mispronunciations:
    1. Release: /rɪˈliːs/

Overall Assessment

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