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IELTS Plus 1- Speaking Practice Test 3

There is no standard answer for Speaking exam so please use this as a reference

SPEAKING 

PART 1

The examiner will ask you questions about yourself, such as:

  • What country do you come from?
  • Which other countries have you visited?
  • Are there any countries you would like to visit? Why?
  • What do you find difficult about travelling?
  • What do you enjoy about travelling?
  • What is your preferred method of travel?

PART 2

The topic for your talk will be written on a card which the examiner will hand you. Read it carefully and then make some brief notes.

A job you have done

Describe a job that you have done.

You should say:

how you got the job

what the job involved how long the job lasted

Describe how well you did the job. 

At the end of your talk, the examiner will ask one or two brief questions to signal that it is time to stop talking. For example, he or she might ask you:

Do you value the experience you had in this job?

Would you consider doing the same type of job again?

PART 3

Once your talk in Part 2 is over, your examiner will ask you further questions related to the topic in Part 2.

The examiner may ask you to speak about these points.

A job you have done

advantages of young people working

motivating people to work

types of part-time work

job security -vs- having more than one career choosing a career  

Sample Answer

Thanks for the opportunity you gave me to talk about this topic. Actually I am doing my post graduation in a university now and I worked in a local Web design and Hosting company for about one year after I finished my graduation. I would like to talk about this job experience I have.  In fact this is the only paid job I have ever done so far.

I joined this company as a junior executive and when I left the job I was working as an Executive officer. As the company business was related to website designing, hosting and networking related services and I was an executive there but not a designer or programmer, my main responsibility was to promote their services, managing existing clients and giving some technical feedbacks over phone and email.

I learned about this job from an online job portal and their advertisement stated that fresh graduates could apply. I went through their other job requirements and it was a good match for me. I applied online and in a few days I was called for the interview. After two weeks they gave me a call and asked me whether I wanted to join their company or not. I accepted their offer and joined this company in earlier January, 2014.

I did this job for about a year as I remember leaving this job in the early February of 2015. After I got enrolled in my MBA, I found it very difficult to manage my time both for the office and classes. I had to decide and I preferred to pay full attention on my studies and left the job.

My experience in this company was very pleasant. In deed I learned a lot about the client communicating, handling their queries and complaints, promoting different packages this web hosting company offered and the technologies related to the designing and hosting. Besides, I was lucky to work with some great colleagues including many designers, developers and system administrators. The working environment was very friendly and I never felt stresses working there. The professional knowledge and experience I gained from my first job in this company would be very important in my career, I hope.

I had to work many long hours and that’s something I often had to struggle with especially after I got enrolled in my Masters degree. I remember working till mid night sometimes when there were issues related to a server or hosting. Sometimes deadlines were very frequents for various clients and I had to work without any day-offs. Apart from these negative aspects, I enjoyed my job and the salary was very satisfactory. I even got two salary increments in one year and that was very encouraging for me.

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