BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 17th October
IELTS SPEAKING FULL INTERVIEW
IELTS SPEAKING FULL INTERVIEW
PART – 1 INTRO PART
What is your full name?
My name is Emiley Jane.
How may I address you?
You may address me as Emiley.
May I see your ID?
Sure, here is my passport.
Do you like snacks?
Yes, I do. Around mid morning I usually have some fruit and then at about 3pm I have some biscuits or something like that.
What kinds of snacks are popular in your country?
Well, I guess that most people eat junk food like crisps, chocolate and biscuits for their snacks. I suppose office workers mainly eat junk food like biscuits but other people sometimes eat fruit or something healthier.
Do you think eating snacks is good for your health?
I think that if you’re hungry, it’s perfectly fine to have some fruit but if people eat junk food between meals, then it’s really unhealthy. I think all kind of snacking between main meals is bad for your health. If people avoided snacking, they would be much healthier and less over weight.
Do you often invite friends to visit your home?
I do but only when we have known each other well for quite a long time. As most of my friends also enjoy staying inside like me, normally I just invite one friend then we buy some snacks home and exchange some chitchat for hours. I sometimes invite 3 to 4 friends so we can have a girl-night-in with movies or a small pyjama party.
Do you like visitors coming to your home?
Only if I’m informed about the visit. I typically don’t like sudden visits that they pay when I have to open the door in my pyjamas. That kind of visitors to me is so impolite. Oh, and I also don’t like a big crowd visiting my place. They’re too noisy and most of the time I’m afraid of my property secretly being stolen.
Do you prefer to have friends visit you, or relatives?
Both friends’ and relatives’ visits are meaningful to me. Since our relatives live far away, we really appreciate their efforts and time to visit us. My friends only come when they’re invited, so we don’t have much problem with time.
PART – 2 CUE CARD
Describe an old friend you enjoy talking with.
You should say:
– who this person is
– how you knew him/her
– what you usually talk about
– and explain why you want to talk to this person.
I have always been lucky enough to be surrounded by a large circle of friends who are incredibly supportive, compassionate and open-minded. And everybody knows how precious it is to have such a gift and I, of all people, know better than taking that for granted. That is why I always make effort to keep in touch with people I’ve become close with and one of whom is my ex-boss, aka my mentor – Eli.
Admittedly, it’s far from an ordinary relationship for most people, but to Eli and I, it came naturally. We first met during the training course we both attended for a luxurious soon-to-be-open restaurant in town roughly 2 years ago. Eli was our Filipino manager and I was about to be a hostess for the very first time. Every concept, every rule and every etiquette when working in hospitality industry just overwhelmed me and if it hadn’t been for Eli, a patient teacher as well as a dedicated friend, I wouldn’t have managed to complete my training and achieved high performance at our workplace.
However, thanks to those hard times we’ve been through together, we became closer and our conversations would last endlessly ranging from family, career, happiness to setbacks in life. As a predecessor, Eli usually offers me valuable advice and emotional support whenever I confine in him. No lecturing. No “I told you so”. Just pure compassion. He always tries to bring out the best in people instead of being Mr. Know-it-all and patronizing, which is one of million things I admire about him. Even though we are no longer working together and hanging out more often than we should, our strong bond has never got loose.
We keep each other in the loop about everything significant happening around us and provide mutual support if needed. Once in a while, we would meet over coffee or dinner to catch up if our schedules allow and still, I truly, deeply treasure every moment together.
PART – 3 FOLLOW UPS
How do people in your country usually make friends?
Answer – There are so many different ways you can make friends. In my country one popular way is to become friends with the people you study or work with. We also talk to people we meet on the bus or train and become friends. Libraries are also a good place for that. But I think the best way is when your friend introduces you to someone else. These days I see that a lot of people are making friends on the internet too.
What do you think of making friends on the internet?
I think the internet is a great way to make new friends. You don’t travel anywhere but you still can be friends with people from different parts of the country or world. One time, I met a student from Japan on Face book and we became good friends. The only thing is you have got to be sure that the person you are interacting with means what they say. Sometimes it can turn out that they are not who they said they were. Still I think it is worth it.
Do you think that friendship is important for people to be happy?
Yes, I think so. Without our friends our lives would not be the same. It will be so boring. If we don’t make friends, we can’t learn about people. Your friends can help you in so many ways. For example, if you have got a problem, a friend can help you out. Besides, without friends how is it that we can play any sport.