Candidate got following recent IELTS exam questions on 12 January 2019
1. Speaking Part 1
- Where are you from?
- Is it good to be patient?
- Were you patient as a child?
- Are you always patient?
- Do people have pets?
- Is it common to have pets in your country?
- What kind of pets do people keep?
2. Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card)
Describe a person you know who is beautiful or handsome.
You should say:
- Who is he/she
- How you know him/her
- What you know about him/her
and explain why you think he/she is beautiful or handsome.
Thank you for allowing me to discuss the topic. Since my birth, I have met a good number of people but none of them is as beautiful as my mum is. She is the most beautiful lady I have ever seen in my life. And I am really happy to have the chance of introducing her to you.
My mum, Rini Mutsoku is a striking lady. She loves her family much and been caring the family for a long time. She is well-educated and has completed her MA in social science. She is smart, intelligent and owns a pretty look with her dashing eyes. She is in her middle age now and used to be a teacher in a local school here in Japan. She left the job a couple of years ago and turned into a full-fledged homemaker. She has a distinctive style of cooking and she can cook different sorts of traditional foods. In fact, she has got a training on cooking.
I am a young lady and have completed my graduation from the University of Tokyo. Rini Mutsoku is my mum and I have a very intimate bonding with her since after my birth. Though I am not the only daughter to her, she loves me much being the youngest one. But she tries to take care properly for each of the members. She arranges for everything to run the household. My dad is also happy with her efforts and often tries to help her in domestic chores. Being a fresh graduate, it is not possible for me to help her in all such activities as I am busy with searching jobs and interviews across the city. Besides, my other siblings are also busy with their respective activities. Hence, it is my mum who is to take care of everything at the home.
The early life of my parents was not so good. In fact, they had to struggle a lot to come in the current position. Life was challenging for them, especially for my mum. Her parents did not want her to get married to my dad for some reasons. At that time, dad was not too much wealthy but he had potentials. After lots of struggles and challenges, both of them got married and started their life together. She continued caring for the home and teaching simultaneously. When my elder two brothers were born, she had to struggle more for taking care of her boys. She also had to suffer for me in my childhood. But now all the sufferings are gone.
My mum is beautiful in many aspects. Firstly, she has a beautiful mind filled with kindness. She loves to help others. Her beauty lies in her mind. Of course, she has a fair skin but it does not reflect her inner beauty. I have had close contacts with her for numerous times and discovered her inner self. She is a lovely lady of around 40 and loves to socialise. Almost everyone loves her for her benevolent nature. Besides, she is extremely caring for us. When I was a kid, she used to teach me different course with outstanding examples. And now I realise that how adorable she is. She has managed everything, made the family relations stronger, smartly handled all the distressful moments and more other issues. So, I think she is a beautiful lady in all terms.
Other Sample Band 8: Describe a person you know who is beautiful or handsome
3. Speaking Part 3
- Is beauty a good thing?
- People are focusing on beauty these days, is it good?
- Is there a need for clothes to be paraded by models?
Special thanks to Farqana for providing us with these questions after the exam.