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IELTS Speaking Test Sample 16 | IELTS Interview

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IELTS Speaking Test Sample 16

IELTS Speaking Test Sample 16 with a podcast

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.

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Part 1: Introduction

  • Get ready to answer some personal questions about yourself.
  • Please note that the entire Interview: Noun 2. a meeting in which someone is asked questions about themselves for a newspaper article, television show, etc:
    an exclusive interview with Paul Simon
    In a television interview last night she denied she had any intention of resigning.

    3. a meeting in which the police ask someone questions to see if they have committed a crime

    interview /ˈɪn.tə.vjuː/ US /-ţɚ-/
    verb [T]
    to ask someone questions in an interview:
    We’ve had 200 applicants for the job, but we only plan to interview about 20 of them.
    Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever interviewed on TV?

  • This is a dialogue or two-way conversation between you and the examiner.
  • Time: 4 to 5 Minutes


  1. You know, there is another standardized English test, i.e. TOEFL. Why did you prefer IELTS to TOEFL?
  2. So, have you prepared yourself for the exam? I mean the IELTS exam?
  3. Are you studying hard enough?
  4. Did you take any IELTS Mock exam?
  5. Do you study a lot? Are you a bookworm?
  6. What is your favorite genre of books?
  7. How about E-books? Which one do you study more, paper books or E-books? Why?
  8. What was the title of the last book you read?
  9. What do you generally do in your spare time?
  10. Are you a professional pianist?

Examiner’s Notes

  1. … the university said me :arrow: … said to me
  2. scientifics books :arrow: scientific books
  3. I also enjoy about business … :arrow: I also enjoy business …

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 an amazing landscape or natural beauty you have seen.
You should say:

  • Where exactly it was
  • When exactly you saw that
  • Why you liked it so much
  • How you were informed about it

Examiner’s Notes

  1. One of my friends that I met (omit ‘him’)
  2. This square is the most great places :arrow: … is the greatest place in the world
  3. … a place that I’ve been seen :arrow: … that I have seen
  4. By corch, you meant ‘church’
  5. Some cultural events are organized there.
  6. Poland government :arrow: polish government
  7. Many peoples come that :arrow: many people go there or visit there
  8. You were rather disorganized and puzzled, especially in the middle of your monologue.

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. What kind of a trip do you like?
  2. How often do you go on a trip?
  3. When you plan to go on a trip, which one do you prefer, urban places or rural place?
  4. Do you think we, humans, are preserving nature effectively?
  5. How can we excel at nature preservation?
  6. Do you think that global warming is a real threat to humans and animals?

Examiner’s Notes

  1. I had to go in Germany :arrow: I had to go to Germany
  2. Your answer to my question about nature preservation by humans is not clear in the interview.

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