IELTS Exam | IELTS Online Speaking Test and IELTS IDP

Learn IELTS and IELTS online speaking mock test having band 8. You may also know IELTS International Development Program (IDP). This article helps the learners to learn not only the IELTS test format and questions types but also suggestions and interpretations after the test is conducted.

IELTS Speaking Mock Test – Band 8

Christopher: In this part, I’d like to ask you some questions about yourself. Let’s start with what you do. Do you work or do you study?   

Sara: Oh I’m a student.

Christopher: On what subject?   Sara: I’m studying marketing.

Christopher: And why did you choose that subject?   

Sara: Because analytics is big now. Big data is everywhere. And I had previous experience in SQL so I decided to come here and study analytics.

Christopher: And what do you hope to do with that degree after you finish?

Sara: I hope to work as a data scientist.

Christopher: Why?   Sara: As I said, big data is everywhere and I really like sequel and data. I like everything about data though this degree gives me the opportunity to study it in more detail than I knew previously. So I think it is a good opportunity to start a career in Degree in Data Science.

Christopher: Okay now let us talk about your free time. What do you like to do in your free time?   

Sara: Since the past year I haven’t really had too much free time but usually, I just like to read, travel, meet my friends and I also volunteer during the weekends.   

Christopher: And do you prefer to spend your free time indoors or outdoors?   

Sara: It depends on the weather if it’s raining I don’t want to go outside but most of the time yeah, I would like to go outside rather than stay in my room.   

Christopher: What did you like to do in your free time when you were a child

Sara: I used to read a lot just keep reading books, all the time. I never used to go out and play much. I used to get scolded a lot by my parents, like go out and play with kids your age. But I always used to stay indoors and read.

Christopher: What are you going to do with your free time this weekend?

Sara: This weekend? Like I said I volunteer so I’ll volunteer at Macmillan Cancer Support, so I will going visiting patients and doing counseling to them.

Christopher: So let us talk about travel, do you like to travel?   

Sara: Yes, I do.

Christopher: Why?   

Sara: Because I like getting to know other countries their culture, how people live, what they like. Stuff like that is interesting to me.   

Christopher: Where’s the popular tourist destination in your country?   

Sara: In my country, people mostly like to go to Europe. Because it’s colder, and I come from a very warm country. So it’s like a pleasant change for them, so most of us would like to go to America, or anywhere in Europe.   

Christopher: Is traveling abroad very popular in your country?   Sara: Oh yeah, yes it is, it is quite popular. So people mostly go travel during the summer but it’s always summer in India. So yeah, I think movies have a huge role to play in it because they show all these destinations where there are snow-covered mountains and all.  And that’s very fascinating for us because we don’t really get the snow, at least not where I come from.   

Christopher: Where would you like to travel to in the future?   

Sara: There are still a lot of places in India that I hadn’t seen, so I might go out there. And I really like Bali so Bali and Greece, yes.

Task-Based Questions for IELTS Speaking Mock Test

Christopher: So I’m going to give you a topic and I would like you to talk about that topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to prepare before we begin, and you can make some notes, do you understand?   

Sara: Yes   

Christopher: Okay, the type of clothes that I like to wear is mostly generally casual, but I wear different types of clothes on different occasions like everyone else I suppose. So like regards the weather, in India, we have a lot of festivals so usually, I do like to wear casual clothes. But just like jeans and a t-shirt, but on occasions on festive occasions, I wear traditional Indian clothes. And I get specifically made because they like you can’t really buy like traditional Indian clothes in the mall. But personally, I do get them made tailor-made for me and because then you can choose your own style and design a lot of that stuff. So yeah, when you go to a temple I wear pure simple clothes because that is the tradition.

So that makes me feel really peaceful and calm because most of the time you wear like simple clothing when you go to a temple.   So it makes me feel calm when I wear those clothes and doing festivals when I wear those traditional Indian clothes make me happy because it’s like a festival I’ve been celebrating since I was a kid so during the (foreign language) you know in (foreign language) yes in (foreign language) like everyone wears white clothes because they throw colors on you and so you go out in white clothes and when you come back its like all colorful.

So different clothes for different occasions, here I have been wearing a lot of warm clothes and that really makes me feel really warm. And I buy clothes from different stores I suppose depending on what kind of clothes I want and when I go for an interview I mostly dress informally so that makes me feel very confident and that I’m prepared.   All right so we’ve been talking about clothing and now I’d like to talk about why designer clothes are popular in your country these days?   

Sara: Yes I think so, they are quite popular. It depends on the person actually, like designer clothes are usually very expensive. So only people of a certain socio-economic class can buy those clothes, so they are popular in some segments of society.   

Christopher: Why do you think people buy designer clothes?   

Sara: I think because it has a social status attached to it, so when your buying, when you’re wearing a specific label people recognize it. And then it shows what kind of class you belong to and it is a huge thing in India I think. So, I think it’s because of that, it shows that you are from a different class of society. And it shows that you are affluence I think. Maybe that.   

Christopher: So now let’s talk about working clothes, do you think you can judge someone based on the kind of clothes they are wearing at work?   

Sara: I personally don’t but, I think there is a certain image attached to what you are wearing and people’s perspectives about how someone is, based on what they are wearing. But personally, I don’t.   

Christopher: Should people be forced to wear certain clothes at work?   

Sara: They shouldn’t be forced. But I think ever since we were young, we were told to wear certain clothes in certain settings, because it’s appropriate in school we wear uniforms, and we are trained that way. When we go to a temple, we have a certain set of clothes, we have festivals we have a certain set of clothes. So I think when we are trained to dress in a certain way, in a certain setting you get used to it. So I don’t think people are forcing you to wear formal clothes in an office setting but it’s a tricky one. I don’t think so much that it’s being forced but as individuals, we should be aware enough of what not to wear in an official setting. So, we should make the decisions by ourselves so you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do it.   

Christopher: How have work clothes changed in the last couple of decades?   

Sara: I think it has become less formal now in a lot of settings. I think companies like Google has made it really popular to wear anything, like engineers there the smartest of people they just go to the office wearing casual clothes they’re just in T-shirts and jeans which is very casual. And they lay more importance on your work ethic like how you work and how much you contribute rather than what you wear, so that really is a refreshing change I think. It should matter what you wear but like how you work and how much you contribute. So I think times are changing and people are getting more relaxed about what you wear.   

Christopher: Okay, That’s the end of the test Oh well done, so the speaking test has four criteria.  

Interpretation and Suggestions for IELTS Speaking Mock Test

Pronunciation is number one then we have a lexical resource which is another way of saying vocabulary and then we have grammatical range and accuracy, so let us just call it grammar, and then we have fluency and coherence. Okay.   So let us start of with pronunciation. I can understand 100 percent of what you are saying which is very important, if the examiner couldn’t understand 100 percent of what you are saying then they probably will give you at least a six or below for the pronunciation. But I can understand 100 percent of what you are saying.

And you do have a tiny little bit of what we call accent interference and but that didn’t stop me actually understanding what you said at any time. It was very very easy to understand what you were saying.   Now we’d also think of higher-level pronunciation features. Like intonation, sentence stress, work stress, connected speech and you’re actually at a very high level in terms of the higher level pronunciation feature.

Pronunciation for IELTS Speaking Mock Test

So for pronunciation, I would give you a band eight because I can understand 100 percent of what you are saying without any effort whatsoever and you have a very strong use of those higher-level pronunciation features.

Vocabulary and Accuracy for IELTS Speaking Mock Test

In terms of the vocabulary and accuracy, it is very very good, you rarely slip up in terms of your accuracy and vocabulary and your range is also very very good. You have some topic-specific words for nearly everything that I ask you for you’re not searching for vocabulary, you can access the vocabulary very very easily and use that very very well. I think for you if you were to do the IELTS test again, I would encourage you, during your preparation, to take some more chance with the vocabulary and maybe show how broad your vocabulary actually is because I think your vocabulary is much much broader than what you actually showed today.  

And but we didn’t give you any coaching, or anything like that before we did this. But next time you, I would just try during your preparation to take some more chances but in the real test, use the 100 percent rule only use the vocabulary that you are 100 percent sure about. And grammar.   You used a wide range of structures and complex sentences, simple sentences. You have no problem with tenses. I asked you about the past, the present, the future. I asked about how things have changed, like how did they change over the last few decades you don’t have a problem with any of those tenses.

So your grammar is probably your strongest point. I have no worries really with your grammar, you had a couple of little small problems and but that is totally natural even native speakers have little slips, and so for your grammar, I would give you a band eight as well and for your vocabulary, I would also give you a band eight.   I would say just use some more advanced adjectives, nouns and show how good your vocabulary actually is. Your fluency is also very very good you don’t have any, you don’t speak with any noticeable effort, you don’t have to think about the grammar or the vocabulary linguistically you’re very advanced.

Coherence for IELTS Speaking Mock Test

Coherence, you can improve it in a day. So you would be, I think you could do even better than the last time, you did the test in which you got a band eight. I think with a little bit of practice you can do even better.   

Sara: Thank you!   

Christopher: All right!  Well done.   

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