IELTS speaking: sample interview
The IELTS speaking test takes about 15 minutes. It has three parts: an interview, a little speech and a discussion.
During the interview you will be asked general questions about yourself. Here is a sample interview.
Examiner: Hello, my name is Sunny Abraham. Can you tell me your name, please?
Student: My name is Raj Kiran.
Examiner: Can you show me your ID, please?
Student: Yes, here you are.
Examiner: Thank you. Now let’s begin. First I would like to ask you a few general questions about yourself. Where do you live?
Student: I live in Mumbai. It’s a coastal city lying on the west coast of Maharashtra.
Examiner: Where you born there?
Student: No, I was born and brought up in Pune. It is a fast-growing city near Mumbai.
Examiner: Are you living on your own or with your family?
Students: I’m living on my own. I have rented a small apartment in Mumbai. My parents and sister still live in Pune.
Examiner: Do you enjoy your stay in Mumbai?
Student: Yes, of course. I like Mumbai. It is home to people from all over the world and I absolutely like its cosmopolitan nature. What’s more, I have got numerous friends here.
Examiner: How often do you visit your parents?
Student: Well, I visit them almost every month. Pune is only three hours’ drive from Mumbai. So I don’t usually miss any opportunity to visit them.
Examiner: What are you studying?
Student: I have been studying electrical engineering for the last two years and hope to graduate in two years time.
Examiner: Great. Good luck to you and thank you.