Complete IELTS (Bands 6.5 – 7.5) - Speaking Practice Test 1

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Describe somewhere you like to shop for food.

You should say:

where this place is

what this place is like what you buy there

and explain why you like buying food at this place.



Examiner: Now I’m going to give you a topic and I’d like you to talk about it for one to two minutes Before you talk, you’ll have one minute to think about what you're going to say You can make some notes tf you wish. Do you understand?

Eva Ah-hah

Ex Here's a paper and pencil for making notes and here's your topic. I'd like you to talk about somewhere you go to shop for food.

Ev: Well, I'm going to talk about where I shop for food Um. like most people, I have to go shopping for food quite frequently. Um, I live with a couple of other women and we’re students, so we can’t afford to eat in restaurants very often. We re all healthy eaters, but. um, I really like going to the local market, because I like organic food and everything you get there is fantastic, it's so fresh. So let me tell you where it is .. um, it’s in this street near my home . it's a pedestrian street. you know, there are no cars It's right in the middle of a busy district, um. it's opposite the station, so it's very convenient. Yeah - and what's it like? Well . . um, it's usually pretty crowded it’s quite a popular place. There’s a large number of stalls that sell food - and some shops too.

I've been going there for quite.a while, so I know where the healthiest food is. I usually buy things like fruit and vegetables also meat and cheese and fish. I've got a favourite stall, it's run by a little old lady and any of the fruit she sells is great. Er. she weighs everything very quickly and you can't bargain with her but the price is always reasonable.

As I've mentioned, I like it because the food tastes good, but also it’s a very sociable place. People do stop and talk to each other - in fact, it's very noisy. Yeah - all in all, I like it because it's a great place to go, it’s a colourful experience. 

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