IELTS Plus 2 - Speaking Practice Test 5

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:

Are you a student or do you have a job?

What qualifications do you hope to get from your studies?

OR:

What qualifications did you have to have for your job?

Do you meet many people in your job / studies? Why /Why not?

Now let’s talk about clothes.

What kind of clothes do you wear for work / college?

Do you prefer wearing formal or casual clothes? Why?

Do you like to get clothes as gifts from friends or family? Why / Why not?

You have one minute to make notes on the following. Then talk about it for two minutes.

Did you help to plan this event?

Does your family often have special events?

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.

Describe a family event you are looking forward to.

You should say:

what the event is

where it will be held

what you will do at this event

Explain why you are looking forward to this family event.

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.

Let’s talk about family celebrations.

What type of special occasions are generally celebrated in your country?

How important is it for families to celebrate occasions together? Why?

Are family occasions as important today as they were for former generations?

Let’s think about any recent social changes in your country

How has the role of elderly people in the family changed in recent times?

Who has more power and influence in the family today, young people or grandparents?

In the future what kind of units or groups will people live in. do you think? What impact have modern lifestyles had on neighbourhood communities? Why?

Model Answer

  • I’m going to describe my sister’s wedding day, which took place a few years ago in the town where I grew up. For my sister it was the biggest and most important day of her life.
  • I think there were around 100 people at the marriage ceremony, which was held in a church. Even more people came to the party, or the wedding reception as we call it, after the ceremony. Of course, most members of my family were there, as well as the groom’s family and a collection of the bride and groom's friends and colleagues.
  • To make the celebration special, we did what families normally do. My mother made sure that the church and the reception venue were nicely decorated - there were flowers everywhere! Obviously we all dressed for the occasion, and there were bridesmaids, gifts, a huge wedding cake, and so on.
  • I enjoyed the occasion because it was great to see my sister so happy on her big day. The ceremony was perfect, and we all had a fantastic time at the reception. It’s rare for me to see all of my family and friends together in one place, so that’s probably what made the day so memorable for me.

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