Practice IELTS Speaking Test Part 1 – with Brian Mattison!
The aim of the IELTS Speaking Test Part 1 is to get your speaking test off to an easy start, with familiar questions about yourself and general topics, such as family, transport, and studying. Another of the aims is to help you get to know your examiner.
Part 1 should last around 4-5 minutes. Practice the test with our resident English-language expert trainer Brian Mattison. Why not prepare by using our special IELTS Speaking Test Part 1 DO’s and DON’Ts guide, above. Find out more about IELTS here: https://www.ielts.org/
Firstly, here are some tips for getting the most out of this activity:
- Click on the first play button below.
- Say your answer out loud, then click the next one when you are ready. Try to give as full an answer as possible.
- Replay the questions as many times as you need to.
- Get a teacher or friend to listen to your ‘conversation’ and give you feedback.
- Try to listen and answer all of the questions, before reading the transcript.
- Practice as often as you like – wherever you are!
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Full Transcript #3 – Practice IELTS Speaking Test Part 1:
- Hello. Do come in. Please take a seat. (Pause.) Welcome to IELTS Speaking Test Part 1. My name is Brian Mattison. Could you tell me your full name, please?
- Thank you. Can I have a quick look at your ID, please? (Pause.) OK. That’s fine – thank you.
- OK. Let’s begin. (Pause.) I’m going to ask you a few general questions about yourself. Can you begin by telling me about your friends. Who is your best friend? Tell me about them.
- Where and when did you meet?
- Have you ever fallen out with them? What happened?
- OK. Thank you. What is the best way to make new friends?
- Do we really need friends? Why? / Why not?
- OK. Thank you very much. (Pause.) I’d like to ask you a few questions now about transport. What is your favourite mode of transport – and why?
- How did you get here, to this place? Why did you choose that particular method of transport?
- Would you like to be a bus driver or train driver? Why? / Why not? What do you think would be the challenges and rewards of such a profession?
- Mmm. I see. How many different modes of transport have you used in your life to date?
- Do you think there will be more cars on the roads in the future, or fewer? Give me a few reasons.
- Would you like to add a little more?
- OK. So, thank you very much for your answers, and, er, that is the end of Part 1 of the Speaking Test.