IELTS® Speaking 1 Practice 2

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In part 1, the examiner will ask you general questions on familiar topics, e.g. home, family, work, studies and interests. This section should help you relax and talk naturally.

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Review Summary (Sample)
Final Score Band 5.5
Fluency and Coherence 5.5/9
Lexical Resource (Vocabulary) 7/9
Grammatical Range and Accuracy 4/9
Pronunciation 6/9
Feedback Each speaking review includes detailed audio feedback.

Audio feedback (Sample)

This audio feedback is based on a student's response to the following Part 3 questions:

Questions:
1. What kind of people become famous in your country?
2. Why do sports stars and movie stars become so popular?
3. What is the difference between people who became famous in the past and people who become famous in these days?
4. Do you think it is more difficult to become famous in the past than these days?
5. What kind of people may become famous in the future?
6. Do people want to read about someone interesting like a move star or an athlete or do they want to read about someboday who wants to make a big change in the word?
How we review your speaking response Our IELTS certified instructors will review your speaking response based on the following criteria:
  1. Pronunciation
  2. Fluency and Coherence
  3. Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  4. Lexical Resource (Vocabulary)
You will receive a score, feedback, and a IELTS report on each speaking criteria. The average score for all criteria will be converted to a score out of 9.

Note:
1. If your overall score is an average of 5.25, your band score will be increased to 5.5.
2. If your overall score is an average of 5.75, your band score will be increased to 6.
3. If your overall score is an average of 5.1, your band score will go down to 5.
4. If your overall score is rounded up or down to the nearest 0.5 or whole score as shown above.

Band Pronunciation
Fluency and Coherence
Grammatical Range and Accuracy
Lexical Resource (Vocabulary)
9 • uses a full range of pronunciation features with precision and subtlety
• sustains flexible use of features throughout
• is effortless to understand
• speaks fluently with only rare repetition or self-correction;
• any hesitation is content-related rather than to find words or grammar
• speaks coherently with fully appropriate cohesive features
• develops topics fully and appropriately
• uses a full range of structures naturally and appropriately
• produces consistently accurate structures apart from ‘slips’ characteristic of native speaker speech
• uses vocabulary with full flexibility and precision in all topics
• uses idiomatic language naturally and accurately
8 • uses a wide range of pronunciation features
• sustains flexible use of features, with only occasional
lapses
• is easy to understand throughout; L1 accent has minimal
effect on intelligibility
• speaks fluently with only occasional repetition or selfcorrection; hesitation is usually content-related and only rarely to search for language
• develops topics coherently and appropriately
• uses a wide range of structures flexibly
• produces a majority of error-free sentences with only very occasional inappropriacies or basic/non-systematic errors
•uses a wide vocabulary resource readily and flexibly to convey precise meaning
• uses less common and idiomatic vocabulary skilfully, with occasional inaccuracies
• uses paraphrase effectively as required
7 • shows all the positive features of Band 6 and some, but not
all, of the positive features of Band 8
• speaks at length without noticeable effort or loss of coherence
• may demonstrate language-related hesitation at times, or some repetition and/or self-correction
• uses a range of connectives and discourse markers with some flexibility
• uses a range of complex structures with some flexibility
• frequently produces error-free sentences, though some
grammatical mistakes persist
• uses vocabulary resource flexibly to discuss a variety of topics
• uses some less common and idiomatic vocabulary and shows some awareness of style and collocation, with some inappropriate choices
• uses paraphrase effectively
6 • uses a range of pronunciation features with mixed control
• shows some effective use of features but this is not sustained
• can generally be understood throughout, though mispronunciation of individual words or sounds reduces
clarity at times
• is willing to speak at length, though may lose coherence at times due to occasional repetition, self-correction or hesitation
• uses a range of connectives and discourse markers but not
always appropriately
• uses a mix of simple and complex structures, but with limited flexibility
• may make frequent mistakes with complex structures
though these rarely cause comprehension problems
• has a wide enough vocabulary to discuss topics at length and make meaning clear in spite of inappropriacies
• generally paraphrases successfully
5 • shows all the positive features of Band 4 and some, but not
all, of the positive features of Band 6
usually maintains flow of speech but uses repetition, self
• correction and/or slow speech to keep going
• may over-use certain connectives and discourse markers
• produces simple speech fluently, but more complex
communication causes fluency problems
• produces basic sentence forms with reasonable accuracy
• uses a limited range of more complex structures, but these usually contain errors and may cause some comprehension
problems
• manages to talk about familiar and unfamiliar topics but
uses vocabulary with limited flexibility
• attempts to use paraphrase but with mixed success
4 • uses a limited range of pronunciation features
• attempts to control features but lapses are frequent
• mispronunciations are frequent and cause some difficulty
for the listener
• cannot respond without noticeable pauses and may speak slowly, with frequent repetition and self-correction
• links basic sentences but with repetitious use of simple connectives and some breakdowns in coherence
• produces basic sentence forms and some correct simple sentences but subordinate structures are rare
• errors are frequent and may lead to misunderstanding
• is able to talk about familiar topics but can only convey basic meaning on unfamiliar topics and makes frequent errors in word choice
• rarely attempts paraphrase
3 • shows some of the features of Band 2 and some, but not
all, of the positive features of Band 4
• speaks with long pauses
• has limited ability to link simple sentences
• gives only simple responses and is frequently unable to
convey basic message
• attempts basic sentence forms but with limited success, or relies on apparently memorised utterances
• makes numerous errors except in memorised expressions
• uses simple vocabulary to convey personal information
• has insufficient vocabulary for less familiar topics
2 • Speech is often unintelligble
• pauses lengthily before most words
• little communication possible
• cannot produce basic sentence forms • only produces isolated words or memorised utterances
1 • no communication possible
• no rateable language
• no communication possible
• no rateable language
• no communication possible
• no rateable language
• no communication possible
• no rateable language
0 • does not attend • does not attend • does not attend • does not attend
 
Sample Answers
What is your country famous for?

Sample Answer 1
Well, Indian cuisine is famous around the world, and North Indian cuisine is the most popular kind. I think people like it because the flavors are bold and unique and there are many different kinds of dishes for those who eat meat as well as vegetarians.

Where do you live in your country?

Sample Answer 1
I live in Delhi, which is the second most populated city in India. I’ve lived there for my entire life, and most of my family does, too.

Is it a interesting place to live?

Sample Answer 1
Yes, I think Dehli is a very interesting place full of history and culture. People who live or visit Delhi can experience the past, present, and the future of India all in one place. The city is also very diverse and welcoming to those from different cultures, so it’s a good place for tourists to visit.

Are you planning to live there in the future?

Sample Answer 1
No, in the future I hope that I can live in the UK, because I think it is a good place to live and there are more promising opportunities for work in my professional field. However, I will always go back to visit my family in Delhi.

How is the weather today?

Sample Answer 1
It’s fairly hot and humid out today. I don’t like this kind of weather much, because I end up sweating a lot just by stepping outside.

What’s your favourite kind of weather?

Sample Answer 1
I love cool, overcast weather. I like when I can wear a light jacket and don’t feel hot at all, but of course I also don’t like getting too cold.

Is there any type of weather you really don’t like?

Sample Answer 1
Yes, I really don’t like hot and humid weather. It makes me feel sick and tired when I am so sweaty and hot, plus it ruins my clothes.

What is the climate like in your country?

Sample Answer 1
The climate is fairly hot and humid most of the year, with a very mild winter and a rainy season. There are also typhoons that tend to come around the beginning of the summer.

Does the weather affect people’s lives in your country?

Sample Answer 1
Yes, the weather has a big impact on people’s daily activities. Most people ride a scooter, so when it rains, they either want to drive a car or stay inside. The typhoons are especially problematic, and sometimes school or work will be canceled when a big typhoon hits.

Do people change in the summer?

Sample Answer 1
No, I don’t think people change much in the summer. But, they do usually like to stay indoors more often with the air-conditioning running.

Does bad weather ever affect transport in your country?

Sample Answer 1
Yes, when it rains, many people will choose to drive their cars instead of riding their scooters, which causes heavier traffic. On top of that, the typhoons sometimes end up causing trains and planes to be canceled.

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