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IELTS Speaking Test Sample 18 | IELTS Interview

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IELTS Speaking Test Sample 18

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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

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: Noun "interview"/ˈɪn.tə.vjuː/ US /-ţɚ-/
    noun [C]
    1. a meeting in which someone asks you questions to see if you are suitable for a job or course:
    a job interview
    I had an interview for a job with a publishing firm.

    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?
    Police are interviewing a 43-year-old man in connection with the murder.“>interview is recorded.

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


  1. So your name is Arash, right?
  2. What are you doing these days?
  3. Are you a student, an employee?
  4. Have you already specified your major?
  5. Are programming and graphic design related to each other?
  6. Do you live alone, or you live with your family?
  7. So, your father does not live with you?
  8. So you don’t need to do all the chores or drudgery at home by yourself, right?
  9. It’s summer time. Do you plan to go on a vacation?
  10. Have you registered for your university courses in the first term?
  11. Do you need to prepare yourself for your courses at the university?

✅ Examiner’s Notes

  1. Mispronunciations:
    1. Prepare: Stress is on the second syllable.
    2. Development: Stress is on the second syllable.
  2. My major is Application Development :arrow: My major is going to be Application Development because you are not a university student yet.
  3. My course will starts :arrow: my courses / studies will start

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 joyful and memorable event that occurred to you.
You should say:

  • When exactly it happened
  • What was so special about it
  • Whether you expected it to happen
  • How you reacted to it

✅ Examiner’s Notes

  1. Mispronunciations:
    1. Birthday: /ˈbɜːθ.deɪ/ US /ˈbɝːθ-/
  2. … which is city that I’m living right now :arrow: … which is the city that I’m living in right now
  3. Birthday ceremony :arrow: birthday celebration
  4. It was really meant to me :arrow: it meant so much to me
  5. I appreciate that :arrow: I appreciated that
  6. Such a good friends :arrow: such good friends
  7. They gave me some gifts that I really liked them :arrow: they gave me some gifts that I really liked

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. Do you know the distinction between being reactive and proactive in life?
  2. How do you try to manage and handle crises that might happen to you in life?
  3. Do you ever try to consult other people in the face of problems?
  4. What about others, do you consult, for example, your friends, too?
  5. Do you have any sister or brother?
  6. Do you believe that problems can make us stronger?
  7. Do you think that planning your future can help you to deal with your problems as a reactive person?

✅ Examiner’s Notes

  1. Mispronunciations:
    1. Occur
    2. However: stress on the 2nd syllable
  2. I’m not predict :arrow: I don’t predict
  3. At the first moment :arrow: at first / at the start / first and foremost
  4. I don’t want to bother others persons :arrow: … other people
  5. It can make us more stronger :arrow: they (problems) can make us stronger
  6. You are experienced :arrow: you become experienced / you gain experience
  7. Near to my goals :arrow: near my goals
  8. I cannot expect what happen to me in the future :arrow: … what will happen to me in the future

IELTS Speaking Test Sample 18

IELTS Speaking Test Sample 18

IELTS Speaking Test Sample 18

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