Practice Test 4Total Marks30
IELTSSpeaking sample task
Total Questions : 3
Read the instructions carefully then start speaking on them.
Part 1 Introduction and interview
[This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself and checking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.]
Let’s talk about your hobbies.
Let’s talk about the importance of hobbies.
Examiner: In this part of the interview I am going to ask you some questions about yourself? Let’s talk about hobbies. What do you like to do in your free time?
Candidate: Ok. I like to play volleyball and read crime books.
Examiner: Why do you like reading crime books?
Candidate: I like these kinds of books because there is action and they are exciting and sometimes scary.
Examiner: When did you start reading these kinds of books?
Candidate: I think it was 2 years ago. I started with the Millennium Trilogy and then I read many different ones after that.
Examiner: Is there a hobby you are thinking about taking up in the future?
Candidate: I haven’t really thought about it. …….. I’ve always liked horses so maybe one day I could try horse riding.
Examiner: Let’s move on to the importance of hobbies. Do you think it is important to do something you are passionate about?
Candidate: Yes,I think everyone should have a hobby. If you have a hobby you always have something to do so you are never bored.
Examiner: Do you think everyone has got a hobby?
Candidate: I think everyone has something they like to do even if they don’t call it a hobby. It could be even watching TV that they are passionate about.
Examiner: What advice would you give someone who is looking for a hobby?
Candidate: I don’t know……..Hmmmm. Maybe I would say, think about something you like and do more of that. For example if you like cakes, try to bake cakes at home and that could become your hobby.
Examiner: Do you think a hobby can turn into a career?
Candidate: Yes, I know many people who turned something they love into their job. Like with the cakes example. Who knows maybe you could have your own cake shop.
Examiner: Thank you, this is the end of part 1.
Individual long turn
Candidate Task Card
Describe a film you really enjoy.
You should say:
what the film is about
when did you first watch it
why do you like it
You will have to talk about the topic for 1 to 2 minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Rounding off questions
Who would you recommend this film to?
Do you enjoy watching films at home or in the cinema?
Examiner: Can we start now? Remember you have one to two minutes to speak about the topic so don’t worry if I stop you.
Examiner: You can start speaking now.
Candidate: Ok. So one of the films that I really enjoy is Titanic. It is a story of two people who fall in love on the ship Titanic. The girl who is played by Kate Winslet is from a rich family and she is very stylish and elegant. The boy is a played by Leonardo Dicaprio and he is a poor person who is going to the USA to work. They fall in love but Rose is engaged to another man who is not very good to her. So they fall in love and the ship starts to sink. Of course Jack, so the character played by Leo, dies and the ending is super sad and romantic. I first saw the film 5 years ago and I fell in love with the story. I like it so much because it has elements that are fact like the ship and the accident, and it is a lovely love story.
Examiner: Thank you, who would you recommend this film to?
Candidate: I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the story of the Titanic and enjoys love stories that don’t have a happy ending.
Examiner: Thank you. That’s the end of part 2.
Let’s talk about films based on facts and purely fictional stories.
Finally let’s talk about the prices of cinema tickets.
Examiner: We have been talking about films. Now I would like to discuss with you one or two more general questions about the topic. Let’s talk about fiction and non-fiction films. Do you think films based on facts are better than fictional ones or vice versus?
Candidate: That’s a very difficult question. …….I think it depends on what you like. Some people enjoy watching a story that is connect to real events, they can learn about something that really happened and some people enjoy just a good creative story. It all really depends on what someone is looking for when they watch a film. Just enjoyment or something more.
Examiner: Which one of these films is more difficult, in your opinion, to make?
Candidate: That also depends. For example if you are making a film based on facts you have to be careful and really follow the facts. The people must look and act like the people who really lived the story. So I think you need really good actors to play in those films. On the other hand, fictional films can be difficult to make to especially if they have a lot of CGI. That takes many people to make and lots of money. I think making films is very difficult, it doesn’t matter what they are about.
Examiner: Do you think film studios should ask for permission from people whose real story will be told on screen?
Candidate: Definitely, it is the story of what really happened to them and they might not want the world to see it. If they are still alive they will have to probably answer questions about it and they might not want to go back to that. So I think the studios should always ask for permission and listen to advice from the real people in the story.
Examiner: Finally let’s talk about the price of cinema tickets, popcorn and drinks, and how it influences the number of people who go to the cinema.
Candidate: The prices are very high so in my opinion ………….
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