BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 4th July

BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 4th July


BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 4th July
BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 4th July



What is your full name?

My name is Gurkiran Kaur.

How may address you?

You may address me as Gurkiran.

May I see your ID?

Sure, here it is.

Which language do you prefer to write in?

I prefer writing in English, because these days, a majority of written communication is carried out in English, only. In addition to this, in my occupation as well as in most other professions, English is the most preferred medium of communication. Hence, I do most of my written work in English. However, when required, I do write in my first language, and in my national language, also.

What do you like and dislike about writing in English?

I like many things about writing in English. First, English offers a large variety of words that can be used in different context. Secondly, it is internationally understood and accepted. Because of this widespread acceptance of the language, writing in English makes my communication fast and effective.

There is nothing that I dislike about the English language. However, I have found that some people face difficulties in spelling words correctly and in writing with grammatical accuracy because of the complexity of the language.

When did you start learn English?

I started learning English when I was in school. After leaving school, I took up my tertiary education in English, and even now, I keep updating myself on the latest developments in written and spoke English by reading books and by visiting English teaching websites.

Did you like to visit beaches/seashores?

Yes, I like visiting seashores because the climate there is fantastic. What’s more, I live in a city that is far away from sea. So, I get to take a break of 2-3 days from work, when I decide to visit the seashore. This is an additional reason for me to go out to the beach and enjoy with my family.

At what time of the year do you prefer visiting beaches?

I prefer visiting beaches in winter because the climate on seashores stays warmer and more humid compared to other inland areas, where the atmosphere in winter is cold and dry.

If given a chance, would you like to live at the seashore? Why?

I would certainly like to live on the seashore, because I like the climate there. I also enjoy various physical activities like jogging, sunbathing, boating, swimming, and beach volley ball, which can be enjoyed better on seashores.


Describe a foreign food dish or special meal that you have had.

You should say,

– When you had this meal


– What this meal consisted of

– Who made it for you

Did you enjoy the meal?


I’ve had many wonderful, delicious meals in my life, and this include both Indian, and foreign dishes. Partly, this is because we like to eat out and experiment with different cuisines. Also, my wife is a very good cook, well versed with many cuisines, and she often tries out new recipes from across the world.

The most recent, very special foreign meal I had was in France, when I visited there with my family. We were in Paris for a holiday, and decided to head out to a highly recommended roof top restaurant. A few of my friends who had already been there were raving about the amazing authentic food options available there, and their large wine menu.

The moment we entered the restaurant and stepped out from their lounge area onto the terrace seating, we were enchanted. The fragrance of fresh French food was wafting from the kitchen, and the potted plants and veils lining the terrace took us back to eras bygone. Little marble fountains shaped like cherubs covered the corners of the large terrace, and the minimalistic flooring complimented the sprightly yellow fairy lights beautifully. Standing near the railings we saw the sun set as we ordered bowls of classic French onion soup and a fruity red wine with deep notes of honey and cedar.

The view from the terrace as we sipped our wine was mesmerizing; all of Paris lit up like a piece of paradise. When the maitre d’ noticed that our soap bowls were empty, we were served a tray full of avocado tartines and cottage cheese crepes for starters. There were dishes we hadn’t tried before, but ever willing to experiment, we dug in. suffice it to say, the memory of those dishes still makes my mouth water.

The starters were followed up with a rich spinach and ricotta quiche for mains. Before we knew it, we had guzzled down our bottle of delicious wine alongside our dinner! It was time for dessert and along came a server, bringing fluffy Belgian chocolate soufflé garnished with basil leaves.

The chef had outdone himself in catering to our request for a delicious, vegetarian four course French meal! That night became memorable because of the meal, and I remember sleeping like a long afterwards.


Do you think experimenting with different cuisines?

I enjoy experimenting with different cuisines from time to time. It gives me a lot of satisfaction when I indulge my taste buds with new dishes from across the world. During my childhood my city did not have any multi-cuisine restaurants. So, when I was first introduced to global cuisines, I was astonished at the variety of foods human beings from different parts of the world ate. Now, I try different cuisines to better understand the cultures of different places. I also enjoy tasting desserts from international cuisines.

Which is your favorite cuisine?

I am a self-confessed foodie. So, it is difficult for me to select just one cuisine as a favourite. I am very food of Indian food from different states. Punjabi cuisine is my constant go to, when it comes to Indian food. Sometimes when we go out to eat, I really enjoy authentic Chinese food.

Rice noodles, noodle soups, various stir fries, dipping sauce, Manchurian platters, and fried rice make for delicious meal options. Chinese cuisine, in fact is quite varied, and I discovered this only when I first went to an authentic Chinese restaurant in Mumbai. Before that I had only tried a watered down, altered version of this cuisine at local delis.

What are desserts of your local cuisine like?

Indian cuisine has more of sweet dishes than desserts. The difference between the two is that sweet dishes are eaten along with the main meal, and desserts are eaten after the main meal as a separate course. Indian traditional food sciences say that sweet foods must be takes along with the meal in moderate quantities in order to ensure a balanced intake of nutrients and ‘taste-groups’.

These sweet dishes are seldom served chilled. They are either given steaming hot, or at room temperature. The dominant ingredient in them is clarified butter, which makes them absolutely sumptuous. Other ingredients commonly used in sweet dishes in India are dry fruits such as cashews, almonds, pistachios, and spices such as cardamom, saffron, and nutmeg.

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