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IELTS Plus 3 - 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:

Let’s talk about what you do.

Do you work, or are you a student? EITHER

What subjects do you study?

Why did you choose this course?

What’s your job?

Why did you choose this job?

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 an elderly person in your family who you enjoy talking to.

You should say:

who the person is what he/she is like how often you see him/her

and explain why you enjoy talking to this person.

Now let’s talk about reading.

Did your parents read to you when you were a child? Why/Why not?

Do you read for pleasure very often? Why/Why not?

What kind of books or magazines do you buy? Why/Why not?

Which do you find easier, reading in English or writing in English? Why?

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 go on to talk about elderly people who live with their families.

In your country, do most grandparents live in the same house as their children and grandchildren? Why/Why not?

What are the advantages and disadvantages for grandparents of living in the same house as their children and grandchildren?

Now let’s talk about retirement.

Do you think some people retire from their jobs too early? Why/Why not?

Why do you think some people feel unhappy when they first retire from work? What types of hobby do people enjoy doing after they have retired from work?

Now let’s consider old age in the future.

What kinds of problem can be caused when the proportion of elderly people in a country keeps rising?

In what ways might the lives of elderly people be different in the future? Why/ Why not?

Model Answer

The aged person whom I really enjoy talking to is my grandmother. From my childhood, she has always been a caring person and loved me very much. Till now she is a good friend of mine with whom I share so many of my personal information. She is a benevolent and good person who possesses a good heart. She tries to help others with her highest efforts. I know her from my childhood as she has been living with us for a long and we have lots of happy memories together. 

She has devoted her entire life for the betterment of her kids and made them educated and helped them greatly to be established. She possesses a nice and charming personality that always pleases people around her. She is a kind and a wise woman.

I love and admire her for many different reasons. The most important reason is because of her unconditional love and affection for me. She is a good mentor who can show me positive ways and guide me in my distressing time. Talking to her is a soothing experience and the stories she tells are always attractive and full of morality. I have learned many positive attitudes and good thinking from her. For all those reasons and a strong bonding between us, I admire her very much.

Tips for answering this kind of topic:

You can talk about one of your relatives who is is a senior citizen like your grandfather, grandmother. If you talk about one of your grandparents, you would be able to give lots of details since you know a lot about them. Alternatively, you can talk about one of the aged persons who is your relative, neighbour, friend's grandparents, teacher, a renowned person of your country who has great contribution in some ways. 
It is advisory not to talk about a person who is dead. As the issue expects you to talk about the old person who is alive and have some sort of interaction with you or had some intimacy or influences on you.  While describing the qualities s/he has, remember that you should talk in a way so that you can conclude by saying that you admire his/ her for all the previously said qualities s/he has and because of your intimacy/ relationship with him/ her. 
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