IELTS Speaking 5

Speaking Tip

When you enter the test room, remember to smile and act confidently. Like all interviews, the first impression you make is extremely important. First, the examiner will ask for details about your identity for security reasons. The test starts when the examiner says: ‘Now in this first part, I’d like to ask you some questions about yourself’.

Part 1

Answer the questions:

  • Where are you from?
  • Are you a student, or do you have a job?
  • What do you study? / What is your job?
  • Do you enjoy your job / your studies?
  • How important are clothes and fashion to you? [Why/Why not?]
  • What kind of clothes do you dislike? [Why?]
  • How different are the clothes you wear now from those you wore 10 years ago?
  • What do you think the clothes we wear say about us?

Part 2

You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Describe a festival that is important in your country.

You should say:

  • when the festival occurs
  • what you did during it
  • what you like or dislike about it

and explain why this festival is important.

Part 3

Answer these questions related to the topic:

Purpose of festivals and celebrations

  • Why do you think festivals are important events in the working year?
  • Would you agree that the original significance of festivals is often lost today? Is it good or bad, do you think?
  • Do you think that new festivals will be introduced in the future? What kind?

Festivals and the media

  • What role does the media play in festivals, do you think?
  • Do you think it's good or bad to watch festivals on TV? Why?
  • How may globalisation affect different festivals around the world?

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