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IELTS speaking test II

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Social life series
Family/ Festivals/ Work & Study/ Telephoning
Location series
Hometown / Your favorite place / Traffic where you live / Cold weather
People series
Friends/ Your friend/ Neighbours/ Keeping in contact with people
Entertainment series
Entertainment/ Games/ Newspapers and magazines/ Television/ Dancing/ Leisure
Object series
Giving gifts/ Bicycles/ Flowers/ Food & cooking/ Musical instruments/ Colour/ Clothes
IELTS speaking test II
Cold weather
Have you ever been in very cold weather?
How often is the weather cold where you come from?
Are some parts of your country colder than others?(why?)
Would you prefer to live in a hot place or a cold place?
Leisure
Do you have any hobbies or interests?(What are they?)
How did you become interested in(Whatever hobby/interests the candidate mentions)?
What is there to do in your free time in (candidate's home town/village)?
Is there anywhere you would particularly like to visit?(Why?)
Liu Liyang
Part 1
The examiner asks the candidate about him/her self, his/her home, work or studies and other familiar topics.
dancing
name
school
job
friends
hometown
musical instrument
traffic
contact keeping
laughing
cold weather
traveling
neighbors
newspapers & magazines
flowers
television
games
gifts
telephoning
bicycles
entertainment
clothes
color
your country
food
leisure
Name
What is your full name?
1. My name is... you can call me...
2. I am ... people call me ... as a nickname
3. My name is abcd. A is my surname, and b is my mother's family name which is laid together with cd to be my given name.
4. My full name is ..., and my English name is...
(please read your English name right.)
Does your name have any special meaning or significance?
vocabulary: hope, conquer, build, memorize, celebrate, represent, stand for, be named after... , be taken in a ancient chinese poem
sentence pattern:
1. Well, my name carries my ...'s hope ,that one day I'll be/be able to.../conquer...
2. To be honest, I'm actually named after ..., for the reason that ... .
3. My name Lianqing is taken from an ancient chinese poem, which means to be as honest and clean as the lotus does.
Have you ever changed your name? Why or why not?
vocabulary: satisfied, disappointed, cool, silly, transgender, religion, troublesome, inconvenience
sentence pattern:
Yes, I've changed my name because that my parents got divorced/ I got married with a German man/ I never ever liked it/
Yes, I abandoned my former name for It's not fashion enough/ It sounds like a pig, and pigs stand for lazy or stupid in China.So in order to avoid continuing embarrass myself, it has been replaced.
No, I've been satisfied with it/ it'll be too troublesome to change it/ the inconvenience would bother me so much...
Do Chinese people like changing their names? Why or why not?
vocabulary: generally, symbols, be content with, significant, vital, fortune teller
sentence pattern:
I guess not. According to us, our names are from our family tree or given by fortune-tellers. Our names can bring us good luck.
I think so, 'cause many Chinese stars have change their names, like Shu Qi was Lin Lihui when she was young, Xu Ruoxuan's former name is Xu Shujuan.
Well, it depends, to some people names are nothing but meaningless symbols, while to others names are carrying their fortune or individual significance.
P1:DESCRIPTION
[concrete]
P2:DESCRIPTION+EXPLANATION
[concrete+abstract]
P3:EXPLANATION
[abstract]
hometown
Tell me about your home town.
What do you like about your home town?
Is there anything you don't like about your home town?
Would you like to move to another city in the future?
Your favorite place
What place do you most like to visit?
How often do you visit this place?
Why do you like it so much?
Is it popular with many other people?
Has it changed very much since you first went there?(in what way?)
Traffic where you live
How do most people travel to work where you live?
What traffic problems are there in your area?
How do traffic problems affect you?
How would you reduce the traffic problems in your area?
Friends
Are your friends mostly your age or different ages? (Why?)
Do you usually see your friends during the week or at weekends?(Why?)
The last time you saw your friends, what did you do together?
In what ways are your friends important to you?
Your friends
Do you prefer to have one particular friend or a group of friends?(Why?)
What do you like doing most with your friends?
Do you think it's important to keep in contact with friends you knew as a child?(Why?Why not?)
What makes a friend into a good friend?
Neighbours
How well do you know the people who live next door to you?
How often do you see them?(Why?/Why not?)
What kinds of problem do people sometimes have with their neighbours?
How do you think neighbours can help each other?
Keeping in contact with people
How do you usually contact your friends?(Why?)
Do you prefer to contact different people in different ways? (Why?)
Do you find it easy to keep in contact with friends and family?(Why?/Why not?)
In your country, did people in the past keep in contact in the same ways as they do today?(Why?/Why not?)
Entertainment
Do you prefer relaxing at home or going out in the evening?(Why?)
When you go out fo an evening, what do you like to do?
How popular is this with other people in your country?
Is there any kind of entertainment you do not like?(Why?/Why not?)
Games
What games are popular in your country? (Why?)
Do you play any games? (Why?/Why not?)
How do people learn to play games in your country?
Do you think it's important for people to play games?(Why?/Why not?)
Dancing
Do you enjoy dancing? (Why?/ Why not?)
Has anyone ever taught you to dance?(Why?/Why not?)
Tell me about any traditional dancing in your country.
Do you think that traditional dancing will be popular in the future?(Why?/Why not?)
Newspapers and magazines
Which magazines and newspapers do you read?(Why?)
What kind of articles are you interested in?(Why?)
Have you ever read a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language?(When?/Why?)
Do you think reading a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language is a good way to learn the language?(Why?/Why not?)
Television
How often do you watch television?(Why?/Why not?)
Which television channel do you usually watch?(Why?)
Do you enjoy the advertisement on television?(Why?/Why not?)
Do you think most programmes on television are good?(Why?/Why not?)
Giving gifts
When do people give gifts or present in your country?
Do you ever take a gift when you visit someone in their home?(Why?/Why not?)
When did you last receive a gift?(What was it?)
Do you enjoy looking for gifts for people?(Why?Why not?)
Bicycles
How popular are bicycles in your home town?(Why?)
How often do you ride a bicycle?(Why?/Why not?)
Do you think that bicycles are suitable for all ages?(Why?/Why not?)
What are the advantages of a bicycle compared to a car?(Why?)
Flowers
Do you like to have flowers in your home?(Why?/Why not?)
Where would you go to buy flowers?(Why?)
On what occasions would you give someone flowers?
Are flowers important in your culture?(Why?/Why not?)
Food and cooking
What kinds of food do you like to eat?
What kind of new food would you like to try?(Why?)
Do you like cooking?(Why?/Why not?)
What was the last meal you cooked?
Do you prefer home-cooked food or food from restaurants?(Why?)
Musical instruments
Which instrument do you like listening to most?(Why?)
Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument?(Which one?)
Do you think children should learn to play a musical instrument at school?(Why?/Why not?)
How easy would it be to learn to play an instrument without a teacher?(Why?)
Colour
What's your favourite colour? (Why?)
Do you like the same colours now as you did when you were younger?(Why?/Why not?)
What can you learn about a person from the colours they like?
Do any colours have a special meaning in you culture?
Clothes
How important are clothes and fashion to you?(Why?/Why not?)
What kind of clothes do you dislike? (Why?)
How different are the clothes you wear now from those you wore ten years ago?
What do you think the clothes we wear say about us?
Family
Do you have a large family or a small family?
Can you tell me something about them?
How much time do you manage to spend with members of your family?
Did/Do you get on well with your family?(Why?/ Why not?)
Festivals
Tell me about the most important festival in your country.
What special food and activities are connected with this festival?
What do you most enjoy about it?
Do you think festivals are important for a country?(Why?/Why not?)
Telephoning
How often do you make telephone calls?(Why?/Why not?)
Who do you spend most time talking to on the telephone?(Why?)
When do you think you'll next make a telephone call?(Why?)
Do you sometimes prefer to send a text message instead of telephoning?(Why?/Why not?)
Vocabulary
Location: Northeast/Southeast/Southwest/Northwest/Top right hand corner/Top left hand corner/Bottom left hand corner/Bottom right hand corner
landscapes: Tourist attractions/Historical sites/Terra cotta warriors/Natural scenery/Natural beauties/the Yangtze river/ Yellow-crane tower/ Ancient aither platfrom/ Guiyuan Buddhist Temple
kind/ hospitable/ helpful/teacher/ doctor/ lawyer/ banker/peasant/ civil servant
Oil production and refining/Automobile manufactory
/Tourism/ high technology or IT industry/Financial industry/Textile industry/Coal mining/Transportation or shipping industry/Fishing industry/Agriculture
Vocabulary
Work & Study
Do you work or are you a student?
What is your major?
Which course you like most ? Why?
What are the advantages of your university?
Vocabulary I
figure: petite, lean, lanky, skinny, bony,
underweight ; chubby, plump, stout,
boy: gunky, enormous, stocky,
girl: slim, shapely
Hair: boy: crew-cut, flap-top, spiky,
girl: straight shoulder-length,pony tail, curly,
Face: Bushy eyebrows, Long/curly eyelashes,high
cheekbones, an angular face, A double chin,
Dimples, a chin dimple, Freckles

Vocabulary II
Character: patient, careless, selfish, mature,
amusing, faithful, sincere, cheerful,
aggressive, outgoing, stubborn, independent,
graceful, intelligent, optimistic, reliable,
ambitious, flexible, sensitive, punctual.
determined obstinate, stubborn, pig-headed
thrifty / economical miserly, mean, tight-fisted
broad-minded unprincipled, permissive
generous extravagant
innocent naive
ambitious pushy
sentence pattern
If you can not understand what the interviewer says.
1. Use full question: I beg your pardon? / Excuse me?
Remain eye contact with the examiner!
2. I’m sorry, I didn’t catch you/what you said.
I didn’t quite catch your question.
Would you please say that again?
Never use the single word"Again?"&"What?"!!
3. Pay attention to key words.
e.g. If the word is "nest", and you failed to catch it.
What do you mean by "nest"?/ Would you please rephrase that?
Do not give up answer the question simply because you didn't catch the key word!
PART1 shall be mainly about concrete topics.
Vocabulary
study under Prof. X/ Prof. x is a disciplinarian /tons of exercises
on the A-list/ a late bloomer/ developer
XXX Uni is my alma mater./ Campus life is etched on my memory./ My education turned out to be in vain.
Freshman/ Sophomore/ junior/ senior
Structure
I'm now at college/ studying in a Uni / I'm a senior in XX Uni
My Subject is.../ I major in.../
Nobody had ever realized.../ Students find it hard to/ I hate to say it, but.../ It might be a good idea to...
A good degree can be an open sesame to a good job. / An overseas education broadens my horizons. When I'm back, I'll be gilded.
I'm fond of ... because... / I'm quit keen on... for the reason.../
besides, what's more, furthermore,
due to …,owing to, thanks to,
yet, while, on the contrary, on the other hand
Vocabulary
family tree, family of three/ two,
leader of the family, carries the burden, call the shot,
be taken care of, elder, wisdom, sensitive, thoughtful, a chatter box, couch potato
Structure
You don’t choose your family. That is the God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family.
Blood is thicker than water.
You can pick your friend but not your family.
Vocabulary
Structure
Yeah, I have hobbies such as..../ No, I'm such a boring person, who does only what he has to do.
Thanks to ...'s affect, I became a fan of.../ For the ... I found in it , I later became fond of .../ I feel like doing ... all the time since the first sight of it.
I usually ... when I'm free/ Mostly I ... in my spare time , for the lack of money and space.
Of course, the ... , only being there helps me.../ Negative, I have no particular priority place to go to.

Vocabulary
figure: petite, lean, lanky, skinny, bony,
underweight ; chubby, plump, stout,
boy: gunky, enormous, stocky,
girl: slim, shapely
Hair: boy: crew-cut, flap-top, spiky,
girl: straight shoulder-length,pony tail, curly,
Face: Bushy eyebrows, Long/curly eyelashes,high
cheekbones, an angular face, A double chin,
Dimples, a chin dimple, Freckles
Character: patient, careless, selfish, mature,
amusing, faithful, sincere, cheerful,
aggressive, outgoing, stubborn, independent,
graceful, intelligent, optimistic, reliable,
ambitious, flexible, sensitive,
Structure
A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.
A friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
Structure
My hometown is famous for/famous as/rich in...
My hometown is located by the sea. It is a famous tourist attraction/tourist resort. Many tourist come to visit my hometown.
My hometown is located in the high mountains. It’s extremely difficult to reach my hometown.
My hometown is famous for its beautiful landscapes.
Yes, of course I will, because...
No, never will I move out of my hometown, where contains ...
Vocabulary
by bus/ bike/ subway/ bike/ ship on foot
traffic jams/ volume of traffic/ grow at a alarming rate/ over population/
inconvenience
inject more funds/ increase more construction/ metro system/ elevated ways/ super highway/

Structure
Most people go to work by...
xxx is the main public transportation in ...
In my area, the traffic problem are ...
There are many traffic problem in my area, such as...
Well,I'm affected. Everyday on my way to my institute...
Well, I'm OK with it. Mostly I stay at home...
In my opinion, ... will make a obvious difference to our traffic situation.
At my point of view, we should... in order to ease the damage caused by the traffic problem.
Vocabulary
series/ sitcom/ channel/ show/ cable/ satellite/ product/
CCTV/ SPORTS CHANNEL/ DISCOVERY/ BBC/ VOA/MOVIE CHANNEL/ MUSIC CHANNEL
bring a vivid world before our eyes/ appreciate the beautiful landscapes of other countries/get entertainment/play an educational role in our daily lives/ well-informed
distract us from study or work/ too many commercials/ violence/not old enough to distinguish fantasy from reality
Structure
Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
I find television to be very education. Every time somebody turns on the set, I
go to the other room and read a book.
If you read a lot of books, you’re considered well-read. But if you watch a lot of
TV, you’re not considered well-viewed.
besides, in addition, what's more,
due to …,owing to, thanks to,
yet, while, on the contrary, on the other hand
As my grandpa gets older, I decided to spend more time with him./
I feel tight all the time at home, I'd rather be out on my own./
Once a week will satisfy both my parents and me, after all, we are getting busier day after day.
We're really close, sometimes I can hardly find and generation gap between us./
My brother is annoying at times, but when I'm in trouble, he's always the first to help me. So I guess we're just fine.
Sports
The playing area for football, rugby, hockey and cricket is called a pitch;
For tennis, volleyball, basketball, squash and badminton it is a court;
for golf it is a course.
Football, rugby and hockey have a referee
but tennis, cricket and baseball have an umpire.
attacker / striker/midfielder/goalkeeper/wide player / winger/defender.
Swimming-- swimming costume (women); trunks (men)
Badminton-- racquet/racket; shuttlecock
Golf-- club; golf ball
table tennis bat; table tennis ball
tennis racket; shorts; trainers/sneakers
fishing rod; line
football-- football boots/soccer shoes
Music
classical, blues,rhythms and blues/R & B, pop,jazz,country,rap/hip-hop,dance music,funk,gospel,reggae,OST
cello, cellist
violin,violinist
piano, pianist
guitar, guitarist
saxophone, saxophonist
flute, flautist
drummer
Films
Types of film
cartoon / animated film cowboy film / western
horror film science fiction / sci-fic
action kung-fu / martial art
thriller comedy
war film historical / epics
musicals documentary
suspense disaster film
crime / gangster costume film
romance / love story ethic film
special effects/ plot/ performance/ star/ character/ cast/ scene/ abrupt/ farfetched/ dub/ theme song
Yeah, for I'm .../ No, because I feel comfortable with aged friends.
No, 'cause we live in two different cities now/ Yes, we meet every Saturday and go ... together.
We went... together, the ... was .../ We stayed at home , for it rained so heavily.
Friends are vital to me in many aspects, e.g. ... / Being needed is a important demand of me, my friends...
Quite/rather/really/fairly/pretty/extremely/relatively/comparatively/A little bit
I study.
I 'm now a student.
Well, I'm a student at Wuhan University, by the way, I did several part time jobs in my spare time.
I'm a student of Wuhan Uni,
my major is Mandarin.
I'm studying in Wuhan Uni, which is often considered as the most beautiful Uni in China. My Subject is Mandarin.
My University is called Wuhan Uni, which is often considered as the most beautiful Uni. And in order to have a better knowledge of my own culture, I chose Mandarin as my Major.
I like ancient Chinese most,
and I dislike Marxism course.
The subject I like most is ancient Chinese,
for I'm so fond of ancient poems. Although
I'm on the A list, I still hate Marxism course,
due to the boring content.
The subject I like most is ancient Chinese, for I'm so keen on ancient poems. Although I'm a top Student, I still hate Marxism course, due to the boring content. Besides, Professor Li, who is the professor of Marxism course, is really a disciplinarian.
From my point of view, the advantage of my Uni is it's social science Subjects. And the disadvantage is it's dorm situation.
From my point of view, the advantage would be it's social science, as you might know, our sociology ranks the first in whole China. Its disadvantage is the student apartment, as you can see , we don't even have a air-conditioner.
From my point of view, the advantage would be it's social science, as you might know, our sociology ranks the first in whole China. On the other hand, its disadvantage is the student apartment, as it's said , there are even no air-conditioner in the apartments.
I'm now at college/ studying in a Uni / I'm a senior in XX Uni
My Subject is.../ I major in.../
Nobody had ever realized.../ Students find it hard to/ I hate to say it, but.../ It might be a good idea to...
A good degree can be an open sesame to a good job. / An overseas education broadens my horizons. When I'm back, I'll be gilded.
I'm fond of ... because... / I'm quit keen on... for the reason.../
Short answers
Do you work or are you a student?
I'm now at college/ studying in a Uni/
I'm now working .../
I/m a freshman/ sophomore/ junior/ senior
in xx Uni
What is your major?
My major is...
I major in...


Which course do you like most? Why?
What are the advantages of your university?
point: beautiful campus
detail: round a mountain and beside a lake
reason: good environment helps with study
a lot of people took their wedding
photos there
point: I like psychology most
detail: child psychology
why: I'm doing good on it.
I like its lecturer.
I like kids.
FC LR GRA P
DR+detail
point: I like history most
detail: Yuan Dynasty
why: the lecturer is not so strict
I like Genghis Khan.
I like the nomadic life.
And the reason I like it is
that
Actually, I like psychology most, especially kidology. Because
Not much people have realized
the importance of understanding Children.
point: biggest library
detail: bigger than any other library in Hubei
reason: a good library helps with study
sufficient materials for paper writing
FC LR GRA P
DR+detail
Well, you know,
The
biggest library in Hubei
would be the advantage of my Uni.
As you can see,
only with
sufficient material
can students write good papers.
I have a family of three.
I've got a large family, it contains,
let me see, like 10 people.
I'm afraid not, my mom and I are
all the members of my family.
I feel tight all the time at home, I'd rather be out on my own./
Once a week will satisfy both my parents and me, after all, we are getting busier day after day.
We're really close, sometimes I can hardly find the generation gap between us.
They are
warm-hearted
people.
My mom worries about me all the time.
Although my dad seems to be sort of
tough
,
we all know that he cares much about us.
We are happy most of the time,
especially
on
our journey every month.
I'm keen on...
I'm really into...
Nothing can stop me from...
It brings me ...
To me it represents...
I just like the feeling.
I became fond of
folk music,
for the
joy
I found in it./
I feel like drawing all the time
since
the first sight of Van Gogh's
stary night
.
Mostly I sing old songs in my spare time,because I'm lack of money and space. However,
it
always
cheers me up
.
Of course, the
sea shore
, only being there helps me reach my
peace
.
Yeah, the cinema. When I'm there, I'll be able to experience a part of other's life
with little cost
.
I'm afraid not
, I have no particular priority place to go to.
Yet
I do usually go to the bridge to see the cars passing through.
Yes, they are. Because we share the same topic.
For we both like MOPA games.
'cause we are young and unique.
No. (I'm afraid not.)
Older friends helps me grow better.
That's why my parents
saw me as
a
grown-up.
Mostly weekends, 'cause we live in two different cities now.
What's more
, we bring each other gifts
every single time
we meet.
Friends are vital to me in many aspects, especially when I need some one to talk to.
Being needed is
an important demand
of me, my friends asks me for help when they are
in need
.
It was in ... , we went fishing
as usual
.
Actually we don't go out when we are
together, we built our model ship together.
Well, we went swimming last time.
You know what
, the water was freezing.
My hometown, Wuhan, is in the southeast of China, and known as the city of the river, for the Yantze River
goes right through it
.
My hometown lies in the mountains, it's called Chong Qing, the food there is usually
so spicy that
not much people can bear it.
Well, the tourist attractions there is so beautiful, that's what I like about it.
To be honest, I like the Natural scenery there, no other place can reach its level.
Well, as you know, it's the place carried my child hood.
To me, it's unique.
I don't like the coal mining work there,
which is the cause of our
sky turning black
.
Yes, of course I will, because it's too small, I believe that I meant to
do great
.
Yeah, I will move to Hong Kong to be with my dad.
Finally
will all my family gather around.
No, never will I move out of my hometown, where contains all my memories.
On foot I guess. A small town like that has no need for other traffic unless you are in a hurry.
In my area, the traffic problem is the volume of the traffic. They are always that annoying.
There are many traffic problem in my area, such as t
raffic jams, the vehicle amount grows in a alarming rate, air pollution
...
Well,I'm affected. Everyday on my way to my institute the cars are
stucked around
the cross, no students ever felt safe.
Well, I'm OK with it. Mostly I stay at home, and you know, I don't go out in
rush hours
.
In my opinion,
reduce the use of private cars
will make a obvious difference to our traffic situation.
At my point of view, we should use public traffic instead of private ones in order to
ease the damage
caused by the traffic problem.
I watch TV everyday. The News will
keep me well-informed
.
I watch TV once a week, for the only programme
attracts me
is the
top model of America.
I don't watch TV, 'cause every thing is on internet, and there are
too many ads on TV
.
Well. I'm really into sports, so that the sports channel
is always picked by me
as my first choice.
I'm actually
addicted to cars
, no other channel like the cars channel entertains me more.
Yeah, I am. For I'm lack of time to go shopping, ads are
doing me a big favor
.
No, I surely am not. They
 bothers me so much
, that nearly half of my time is wasted.
Commercial advertisements are bored to death, and usually of bad taste.
I'm afraid not, for there're too much fantasy elements, the kids who really is into the programmes are
not old enough to tell the difference between fantasy and reality
.
Yes, for sure. Most programmes I see
share the same value with me
, positive most of the time.
Objective:
1. manage to handle all 10 topics
2. learn to expand ideas
3. be able to use the words and the grammar
HOMEWORK:
pick two topic we've learned and prepare your own answer, record it and send to Mr. Liu by Wechat .
psychology
I like
most
Well,
,
especially child psychology.
I'm on the A-list in this course.
most beautiful campus
it's the
in China
,
It's said that
which I believe is the advantage of my Uni.
good environment helps when you need to concentrate.
I decided to spend more time
my grandpa gets older,
As
with him,
like twice a week.
My brother
annoying
is
at times,
when I'm in trouble,
he's always the first to help me.
but
So actually,
we're fine.
action movies
I became a big fan of
Thanks to
Jason stathan
's affect,
.
even
draw
my mood
down
when I'm free.
I usually
Sometimes I
sketch
the image on my mind and share it with my friends.
on weekdays
we meet
Usually
,
for we are still in the same class.
And
as most students do,
We
share the same opinion
of our
terribly ugly uniform.
tourism
The
is really annoying,
so much people come around just to have a look and
to
harm the environment as a result
.
for,
you know,
by bus
Mostly
I believe.
others prefer the metro,
yet
for one won't be trapped in a
traffic jam
by metro
Not really,
 too much violence
showed in TV programmes.
affects our mind more or less
unconsciously
.
However,
I believe
it
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