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IELTS Speaking Test Sample 13 | IELTS Interview

IELTS Speaking Test Sample 13

IELTS Speaking Test Sample 13



The International English Language Testing System or IELTS /ˈ.ɛlts/, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment, and was established in 1989. IELTS is one of the major English-language tests in the world, others being the TOEFL, TOEIC and OPI/OPIc.

IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user. The Academic version is for test takers who want to study at tertiary level in an English-speaking country or seek professional registration. The General Training version is for test takers who want to work, train, study at a secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country.

 “>IELTS Candidate: Noun

"candidate"/ˈkæn.dɪ.dət/ /-deɪt/ noun [C]

1. a person who is competing to get a job or elected position:

There are three candidates standing in the election.

2. a person or thing considered likely to receive or experience something:

The English Department is a likely candidate for staff cuts.

3. UK someone who is taking an exam:

Candidates must write their names on the top page of the exam paper.

“>Candidate: Arash

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Part 1: Introduction

  • Get ready to answer some personal questions about yourself.
  • Please note that the entire interview is recorded.
  • This is a dialogue or two-way conversation between you and the examiner.
  • Time: 4 to 5 Minutes


  1. Well, as you know, yesterday was the international day of family. How important is family to you?
  2. How much time do you spend with your family?
  3. Do you have a small family or a large family?
  4. Have you raised your own family?
  5. Do you know the meaning of ‘raising your own family’?
  6. What is your definition of a family?
  7. Can you consider any couple (man and woman) living with each other a family?
  8. Do you think that a family should necessarily have a child in it?

Part 2: Cue Card

  • You have 1 minute to consider the prompts or questions in the cue card or topic card below.
  • After preparing your answers, then you have 2 minutes to answer the questions.

Topic Card:

Describe a film that you have enjoyed watching.
You should say:
  • what genre it belongs to
  • why you enjoyed it so much
  • when you watched it for the first time
  • any special lesson or theme you have learned from it

Part 3: Details Discussion

  • Answer some follow-up questions generally about the topic card asked by the examiner.
  • You should be ready to talk about more abstract ideas and issues.
  • Your fluency, accuracy (grammar knowledge) and logic will be closely assessed.
  • It is not a monologue. Instead, it is a two-way conversation between you and the examiner.
  • Time: 4 to 5 minutes


  1. Some people are such couch potatoes. What’s your idea about those people who spend a great deal of time in front of the telly?
  2. Some films are designed to brainwash people. How much do you concur with this point of view?
  3. What is your perspective on film industry in your own country?

✅ Examiner’s Notes

Part 1:

  1. Parent :arrow: parents
  2. I do respect for them :arrow: I do respect them
  3. When I became to Poland :arrow: when I came to Poland
  4. Great point to refer to your own personal experience by talking about the early days of being in Poland.
  5. Misunderstanding about the phrase, raise your family, which means to get married.
  6. Your definition of family was not convincing to me. It was too general, I suppose.
  7. Two person :arrow: two persons / people

Part 2:

  1. … movie that called :arrow: … movie that was called
  2. I don’t learned :arrow: I didn’t learn many things
  3. You covered all the items of your topic card. Great!

Part 3:

  1. A healthy life :arrow: a healthy lifestyle
  2. They just sitting down :arrow: they just sit down (simple present tense)
  3. It cannot useful for that :arrow: it cannot be useful for that
  4. Your answer about the possibility of being brainwashed by some films was not clear. In fact, it was rather confusing.
  5. Our cinema has to increase some people : … has to employ or use some people (depending on your meaning)

IELTS Speaking Test Sample 13

About Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl is an English and Persian instructor, researcher, inventor, author, blogger, SEO expert, website developer, and the creator of LELB Society. He's got a PhD in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Study our guest posting guidelines for authors.

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