IELTS Plus 1- Speaking Practice Test 5

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



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

  • What part of your country do you come from?
  • How long have you lived there?
  • How do you like to travel around?
  • What type of restaurants are there in your city/town/village?
  • Which is your favourite? Why?
  • What sort of food do your parents like to eat?


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. 

Your school days

Describe an enjoyable event that you experienced when you were at school.

You should say:   

when it happened

what was good about it

why you particularly remember this event

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:

Did you enjoy your time at school?

Would you recommend your school to others?


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.


  •     single sex - vs - co-educational schools
  •      school uniforms
  •      the teacher as authority or friend
  •      the role of the teacher in the language classroom
  • education - vs - training


* Look at the follow-up discussion ideas for Part 3 on this page. See how they are broadly linked to the topic of Part 2.

*   Make a few notes in response to each of the prompts given here. The discussion could take any of these directions.

*   Try to think of at least five other interesting ideas linked to this topic. Remember! You can take the discussion in a direction of your choice, if it is appropriately linked.

 *  Don't be afraid to take the initiative in Part 3 of the speaking test. This is your chance to show your fluency, your ability to give and support an opinion and your range of grammatical forms and vocabulary.

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Model Answer

The enjoyable event I would like to talk here is the spring outing activity that happened on my middle school stage. At that time, my classmates and me were most about twelve or thirteen years old, not more than fourteen. We had our spring outing on one sunny saturday. Accompanyed by laughters and singings, we marched towards our destination on bikes.

The destination was located on a foot of a mountain, where there were a lot of tall trees and a river pass by. We caught several fishes from the river, and picked up some branches from the small grove. Besides that, we also constructed oursleves cooking stove.

There were so many joyful things happening, that I can not tell you all of them. One thing I remember deeply is the simple noodle cooking. Several classmates with me took charge of cooking noodle; unfortunately, we are all not good cooks at that age, we even do not know the correct order to cook a bowl of noodle. So we put all the vegetables and noodles as well as some beefs into the water together before it boiled. After that we also try to stir it just like our parents did at home.

When all our work finished, our classmates began to enjoy our food. Can you imagine the scene, green noodles,over-fried fishes, luckily, the taste were not bad, even we could say fairly tasty. Apart from that, we still had some sweet potatoes being well cooked. All of the food were eaten out quickly, including our green noodles.

Even nowadays when I cook noodles it will remind me of this spring outing, I think the reason why I remember it deeply is probably it is the first time I cooked food, while it received an unexpected welcome. Moreover, personally, I believe the green noodles are quite attractive visually.


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