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IELTS Speaking Sample 28

Part One – Introduction:

Q. What is your name?
A. My name is Albert Alexei.

Q. And what can I call you?
A. You can call me Alexei.

Q.  What was your major in University?
A. My major in university was Computer Science.

Q. Which is more necessary for a job? Experience or education?
A. I think both are necessary. To apply for a job, a good educational background is required nowadays. On the other hand, an experienced professional can get a better job compared to a person without professional experience. In fact, for a fresh graduate, strong academic knowledge is required. Over the time, s/he gathers practical experiences and gain expertise. I am sure a majority of the companies look for a good combination of these two – education & experience.

Q.  What type of job you prefer?
A. As I have completed my graduation in Computer Science, I would like to work as a software developer. I prefer the type of jobs that enable the employee to have some flexibility and better working environment. The company should provide sufficient opportunity for the employees to learn and also the scope for enhancing their careers.

Q.  What are the most common types of jobs in your hometown?
A. Working in government offices, telecommunication companies, software farms and manufacturing factories are the most common job types in my hometown. Apart from that, there are farmers, manual labours, doctors and teachers as well.

PART 2 – Cue Card


Describe someone in your family who you really admire.

You should say:

  • who he/she is
  • what relation you have with him /her
  • what you do together.

and explain why do you admire this person.

[ You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

IELTS Cue Card Sample 1 – Describe someone in your family

Part Three – Details Discussion:

Q.  What qualities people, in general, admire among others?
A. Well, a few qualities are considered preferable by others and people admire those qualities. Honesty is the best of them. Nobody likes a dishonest person. Besides, people also seek humbleness, generosity and good manners. People do not like people who show off. Confidence is another virtue that people admire. In fact, confident people are able to achieve any success more quickly than others. People also love gratitude and this is really an admirable quality, in my opinion. Effective communication skill is a very special virtue that people seek in others. Furthermore, people also admire committed persons.

Q.  Why it is important for parents to set examples for their children?
A. Uhh… parents are considered as the best teachers for children. In fact, a family is an institution where the parents play the roles of instructors. Moreover, children love to imitate when they are in their childhood. So, it is the responsibility of parents to set good examples for their children and become their role models. If they can set some good examples, children will follow them and become good human being in their lives. But if the parents set some bad examples, those may have some detrimental impacts on their children. Therefore, this is really important for parents to set good examples for their children to help them become good human being.

Q.  How much you admire honesty among a friend? Why?
A. Ummm … I really applaud honesty in my friends. I myself try to be honest with others. So, naturally, I want my friends to be honest with me. Most importantly, honesty is a great virtue and everyone around the world admires honesty. I would greatly appreciate fairness among my friends.

Q.  Why we like some people over others?
A. Based on the qualities others have, we like some people over others. We have various types of people with different qualities. But we prefer those who have some nice qualities and try to avoid them who have bad characteristics, dominating mentality and rude behaviours. Subconsciously, we are attached to those who are humble, talented, amiable and admire them everywhere for their outstanding qualities. I also believe that we want to hang out with people who are similar to us and possess the interests we have. This makes us friends and we like those sort of individuals.

Q.  Why young generation admires celebrities so much?
A. Well, this is an important question t discuss. Generally, the young people are attracted to celebrities due to their fame, influence, lifestyle, talent and media presence. They love to follow their favourite celebrities, their styles and actions in their real-life. Besides, the performance of celebrities on the screen and other places are highly adorable. Consequently, they fall in love with the celebrities and admire them very much.

Q.  What type of people are famous in your country? Why?
A. Uhhh… in my country, various types of people are famous and the list is indeed large. The list contains movie stars, singers, poets, writers, athletes, and in some cases politicians. But the list contains a great number of movie stars and singers while the number of politicians is the least in the list.

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