BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 10th July

BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 10th July


BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 10th July
BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 10th July



What is your full name?

My name is Ayushi Mehra.

How may I address you?

You may address me as Ayushi.

May I see your ID?

Sure, here it is.

Do you work or study?

Presently, I’m studying as well as working.

Do you think that your job is too hard?

No, not all as it is a part-time job. I handle clients at a lifestyle store; this job helps me fund my music class.

What do you usually do after work?

I normally finish by 8 in the evening, and then I’ve music class from 8.30 to 10.00. I reach home by 10.30 and the day ends for me.

Did you go to parks during your childhood?

Yes, as a child my grandparents would take me every evening to a park which was close to our house and my grandfather would help me swing.

How often do you go to the parks now?

I do go this park early morning as it has a nice walking track. A lot of old and young people come to walk and there’s a lady who holds her Yoga classes out there. One Sundays, sometimes all friends meet in the garden and play games and gossip.

Do you think parks are important for people?

Yes, parks are very important for people, coming to a park after a tiring day refreshes us, the non-pollution air, and greenery, free from noise pollution. One can relax and calm themselves. A family can get to spend some quality time at the parks with their families. Parks are very important especially for those people who are unable to afford to go to any recreational clubs. Parks help them to have some quality time without having to pay any fees.


Elaborate on an instance when you spent time with a child.

You should say,

– When this happened

– Who the child was

– What the experience was like

Did you learn anything from it?


A few months ago friends had to rush out of town on short notice on some important business, along with his wife. They have a daughter who was four years old at the time, and it was not feasible to take her along. So, I offered to babysit her at my home. Before heading to the airport, they dropped her off at my place, and very confidently and unhesitatingly she walked straight in and made herself comfortable on my sofa.

Then and there, she had won my heart with the simplicity of her actions. There were no formalities involved; she was at ease at her uncle’s place. She had only met me twice before and we had hardly interacted, but nothing was worrying her. I was touched by the level of trust she showed, and by how quickly she considered me one of her own. There were no judgments on her part, and she was not concerned about me judging her.

No sooner had she settled, than she asked my wife for a glass of lemonade with an endearing smile. Then, she politely yet firmly told me that she wanted me to help her fill her colouring book. She extracted it from her little bag along with some crayons, and we started colouring. For an hour we kept colouring, not a word exchanged. I was taken aback by her focus on the task at hand. She was enjoying herself thoroughly in a task as simple as colouring, without any expectation of reward or return.

As she sipped her lemonade, she went on to tell me all about her kindergarten, her favourite teacher, her friends, and the games they played. After every few sentences, this little child would laugh heartily with a twinkle in her eyes. Her childlike innocence and ability to find joy in the smallest of things surprised me!

I learnt a lot from her that day. I learnt that it was not necessary to take everything in life seriously. I learnt to be in the moment instead of thinking about the past or worrying about the future. I realized that this in itself was meditation of the highest from. I learnt that if we avoid unnecessary judgments and hypocrisy in our interactions with others, we can derive so much more value from them.

That day I decided to make her my role model, and every time I am faced with a sticky situation, I try and think about how that little child would have reacted to it. Astonishingly, my problems start seeming much simpler when I look at them from her perspective.


Are children more innocent than adults?

Most of the time, children are way more innocent than adults. They live life from moment to moment, staying completely in the present. They have no care for the future, and no grudges from the past. They forgive easily, and do not have preconceived notions and prejudices towards people and situations. Children do not manipulate like adults, and they do not hide under any grab of hypocrisy. Sometimes though, some children may be a little sly, if they have had to deal with an unpleasant early childhood. But, this is rarely the case.

Do children need the company of adults to remain entertained?

Children usually know how to keep themselves entertained. These days, even if children accompany their parents outside, they carry their own games or colouring books, to keep themselves busy. A lot of children today are happy playing games on their parents’ smart phones, without anyone else’s company. Children are very imaginative, and they seldom get bored because they know how to create their own games and pastimes. They mix with others of their age group easily without judgments. So, they don’t need the company of adults to remain entertained.

Why are some children more reserved than others?

Just like adults, children also have individual personalities. While some children like socializing and mixing with different people, there are others who prefer spending more time with their parents, grandparents, and a handful of friends, only. A lot of times we assume that these children are shy and reserved, but not socializing may simply be a personal choice. Adults and teachers around these children may feel they are shy or under confident, but in reality they may be very confident, and yet prefer to not mix a lot with strangers.

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