BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 18th August
IELTS SPEAKING FULL INTERVIEW
IELTS SPEAKING FULL INTERVIEW
PART – 1 INTRO PART
What is your full name?
My name is Tamanna Mutneja.
How may I address you?
You may address me as Tamanna.
May I see your ID?
Sure, here it is.
What makes people happy?
Happiness is a state of mind. Different people have different concepts about happiness. For a nursery student, being able to write “A” properly can give happiness. A poor person may get happiness if he wins a lottery. A person suffering from cancer can get happiness if a cure is found for his illness. Parents feel happy if their children do well in school.
Do you believe that people used to define happiness in a different way in the past, or that the concept of happiness hasn’t change with the passage of time?
I believe that concept of happiness has not changed with time. But, the way people show their happiness has changed because of advancement of technology these days. For example, when India won the cricket World Cup, it was celebrated all over the world at the same time. There were firework displays everywhere.
Do you believe that old people can be happier than younger people?
I believe that old people can be happier than young people because young people today have a lot of burden on their shoulders. They have the burden of choosing a career. They have the burden of adopting the culture. They are forced by their parents to adopt the traditional culture, but they want to adopt the global culture. They are exposed to a consumerist society in which there are a lot of things, which they want to own. But they don’t have the money for them.
What do you have to do to achieve a long-term happiness?
We should have a steady career. We should have a good family life and good health. One should know how to strike a balance between work and leisure. On should not be a workaholic. We should also not be materialistic.
Is happiness always a bad thing?
No, happiness is not always a bad thing. It is the happiness, which makes us realize the importance of happiness. It is the night that tells us the value of the day.
PART – 2 CUE CARD
Describe a creative inventor or musician
You should say:
– Who this person is
– What this person does
– How he knew this person
– And explain why you think this person is creative
I’m going to talk about a musician/songwriter that I admire, called Adam Levine. He’s also a singer who plays the guitar and writes his own songs. I think he recorded his first album about 10 years ago with his band called Maroon 5, and he’s released several other CDs since then.
He became successful after many years of writing songs and performing live in small venues all over the country. Gradually he built a following of people who liked his music. I think the key to his success was one of his songs that were used on a TV advertisement. This meant that more people became aware of his music.
I found out about Adam because one of my friends got tickets to see him in concert. I hadn’t heard any of his music before, but I went along to the gig and really enjoyed it. After that I bought the first CD, and now I’ve got all of them.
The reason I’m into Adam is that he has worked hard for his success: it takes years of practice to become a good singer and guitarist, and he spent several years playing to very small audiences before he became successful. I also like the fact that he writes his own music. I admire people who have worked hard to get where they are.
PART – 3 FOLLOW UPS
What kind of music is popular in your country?
In my country, there are many different types of music that people like to listen to. Pop music is always fashionable and so is folk music. People have many different tastes and there are always concerts for classical, rock, pop and folk. Traditional music is still much loved for weddings and baptism celebrations, as well as village festivals in the summer months.
What do old people like to listen to?
They like to hear music from when they were younger, traditional music and sometimes classical. I don’t think they like to listen to pop songs or anything heavy, maybe they listen to the radio but something that is more relaxing. For instance, my grandma likes to listen to a radio station that has a mixed programme of stories, interviews, plays and classical music.
What might be the best age to start learning to play a musical instrument?
In my view starting to learn when you are young is the best option. Children’s minds are so impressionable when they are young; they retain information and soak it up like a sponge. They can develop their musical skills and see if they have a talent for it. if you start learning later in life, it will probably be more difficult to find the time, to have lessons and to practice.