Work Related Questions # Part I

Speaking section has three sections. Let us have a look at a possible Part I of the speaking section.

Good afternoon.

My name is Akhilesh.

Could you tell me your full name?

My full name is anmol Tanubhrt.

Can I check your identification?



Do you work or are you a student?

Presently, I am working.

Could you describe what kind of work you do?

At the moment, I am a content writer of a website and working on developing unique content for it. I am also responsible for improving the SEO of the website and make sure that the keywords put in are right and help in getting more visitors. Sometimes, I even am required to post in pictures along the content and make sure that they are unique. So, at present I am doing everything to make the content look more presentable and meaningful.

What do you like about your job?

I have to confess that this job is my passion. I have been writing since I was 15 years old. Earlier it was just the simple diary writing and keeping note of everything happening. It then turned to having a blog of mine and now I am working as a content writer. So, I am doing what I love and getting to know the intricacies of the job.

What kind of job would you like to do in ten years from now?

This is really a good question. I would say I am a spontaneous person and do things that I love. Ten years from now, I would like to see myself doing something that I really enjoy doing, may be writing or travelling or photography. May be have a travel show of mine or write novels or scripts.





Body Language # Speaking Section

Speaking is not about just blurring out some random words, with some great vocabulary words using various grammatical structures. All of this is important but they don’t make speaking. You may go about and speak the best speech ever, but if the audience (in your case the examiner) does not connects with you, there is no point of the entire discussion.

But then how can one connect with the examiner??

  1. Gesture – Make sure you use your hands. They are not there to be put inside pocket or fiddle with pen or fold across your chest. You need to use them to emphasise a particular point or engage the examiner. You might be very energetic from inside but if you are sitting there fiddling with your pen or looking here and there, you surely do lose marks. Also, when not using your hands for gestures, keep them to the side. It shows that you are at ease.
  2. Stance – How you sit in front of the invigilator speaks before you even open your mouth. Your stance can tell whether you are angry or sad or confident or scared. So remember, stance speaks. If you are sitting with a balanced stance and slightly bent forward it means you are engaged with the invigilator. On the other hand, if you have a slumped stance and leaning on one side, it says you don’t care. Make sure, you keep notice of how you are sitting.



  3. Facial expression – The movement of your eyes, mouth and facial muscles build a connection with the examiner. Eye focus is the most important part of this. It helps in connecting with the examiner in no better way. Also, the facial expression matters. It easily conveys your feelings about the topic, whether you know about it or you are faking it or you are nervous, whatever.

Try practicing in front of mirror. The gestures that you use must be large enough to embrace the listener. Sit upright, lean a bit towards the examiner, smile , make an eye contact and speak as if you are speaking from you heart.


Hobby # Discussion Topic

You could be given a cue card on hobby and then the general question in section III are related to hobbies. Let us have a look at some of them. The answers are of level Band 8.

We have been talking about hobbies and I would like to discuss with you some general questions related to hobbies.

What do you think are the most popular types of hobbies in India?

For males it is probably cricket or football. For females I think it is either shopping or travelling.

Why do you think these hobbies are so popular?

Because, I think you need balance in life. The working life is quite hard, and one needs balance to be able to go back to work the next day. These hobbies help people to relax a bit and then give their best at work. Also sports is a good way of releasing stress, so they prefer it.

What do you think are the social benefits of hobbies?

Well, it depends on what your hobby is. For instance, if you have a hobby of reading, you are usually doing it alone and there is no such social benefits but if you are doing something like playing soccer or cricket, you are interacting with lots of people and get to know how to interact with people and make friends. It helps in exchanging ideas and opinions’ and more importantly more about them from inside.

Do you think there are any dangers in spending lot of time with hobbies?

Well, if you are spending more time in your hobby rather than your work or may be family, it could turn quite upside for you. You may end up losing some important relationships.

Well, thank you.

This is the end of your speaking test.



IELTS Speaking Part I # Band 9

IELTS speaking has three sections; the first one consist of general questions related to you. Let us have a look at some possible questions that can be asked in IELTS, with a band 9 answer for each question.

Hello my name is Chris.

What is your full name?

My full name is Anmol Tanubhrt.

Can I see your id?

Yes, sure.

In the first part I would like to ask some general questions about you. Let’s talk about where you are from?

Where is your hometown?

I come from a town in north of India, called Almora. It is a small town surrounded by mountains from all the sides and is a major tourist attraction. Tourist from all across the world come to visit the natural beauty of Almora. Houses in my town are quite close to each other and so we all are kind of a big family.

Which places do or should tourist visit?

Well, there are lot of places a tourist can visit. Chitai temple which has a unique collection of brass bells of all sizes. Then there is the Bright End Corner’s Unforgettable sunset. Nanda Devi temple and kesar Devi are some of the other exciting places to visit in almora.

There are also some restaurant and areas where you can walk or cycle.

Is there anything that you don’t like about home town?

I think that the biggest problem is that sometimes it becomes really congested with lots of people who come there to visit. It is a small town and if more than a certain number of people come to live in there, the roads sometimes give a feeling of stampede.

Let us move on to the weather.

What is the weather like where you live?

Almora has a very pleasant weather. The summers are warm in the morning but are pleasant in the evenings and the winters are warm in the morning but by night it gets really cold.  The monsoon season in almora is really beautiful.

Do you prefer summer or winter?

I prefer summer because of the perfect balance between the day and night. It is neither very hot during summers and the nights are really beautiful with steady winds blowing past our ears. So, one can do a lot things in summers.

What do you like to do when it is raining?

I love rains, so during rainy season I mostly go out with my friends and have dance parties in rain. It is quite fun to dance in rain and then drink tea or eat hot pakodi, an Indian dish made usually of onion and potatoes. When the rain sets off I usually like going on long walks.

Now, l would like to ask you some questions about shopping.

Who do you like going to shopping with?

I really like going to shopping by myself. I hate going with other people because it takes ages to go around when you are with someone, because sometimes they want to go to different shops and then maybe you have to wait for them.

Do you prefer shopping malls or markets?

I definitely prefer shopping markets. If you go to traditional markets there is lot more than you can do than shopping. You will find various vendors and street sellers trying to sell things off. Even more there is so much happening in a market and you can actually go buy things and also get a good feeling along with the shopping.


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