IELTS speaking practice #5 – Celebration


Part 1. Introduction and Interview

Time: 4-5 minutes


This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself and checking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.


– Could you tell me your name, please?
– I’d like you to tell me about your home-town or city, please.
– Can you tell me about the most interesting things in your home-town?
– Could you describe places of special interest I could visit near where you live?
– What would be the best way for me to get to those places?
– Should I go there at any special time of year?

Now let’s move on to food and diet now.

– What do you usually eat for breakfast?
– What is the most important meal of the day, in your opinion?
– What should we eat to stay healthy?
– Will peoples diet change in the future?



Part 2. Individual long turn

Time: 3-4 minutes


Now, I’m going to give you a topic and I’d like you to talk about it for 1-2 minutes.

Before you talk you’ll have one minute to think about what you are going to say and you can make notes if you wish. Do you understand?

Ok, here’s some paper and a pencil to make notes, and here is your topic.

Describe a celebration you recently participated in.

You should say:

  • When it happened
  • Who you were with
  • What happened during the celebration
  • Why people were celebrating it

Follow up questions:

  1. Are there many similar celebrations where you come from?


Part 3. Two-way discussion

Time: 4-5 minutes


– What role do traditional ceremonies play in the social life of people in your country?
– What traditions were important for your grandparents, say 50 years ago?
– Which traditions are we likely to continue to celebrate in the future?
– How would you describe young people’s attitudes towards tradition?
– Do you think customs and traditions are changing these days?
– Do you think traditions and customs are affected by advertising?
– Do some countries celebrate traditions more than others?


Thank you. That is the end of the speaking test for IELTS.


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