IELTS Speaking- Spot the Mistakes


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Published: 8th Nov 2007

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IELTS Speaking Exam Spot the Mistakes 

IELTS Speaking Parts One and Two (8 minutes) 


1. Read through the typical IELTS Speaking Parts One and Two script below and cross out the options in 

italics that are not good things to say in the exam- 


Examiner- Hello. Come in. Take a seat please/ Please sit down/ Sit.   

Candidate- Thank you so much/ Thanks/ Thank you 

Examiner- Can I see your ID please?/ Give me your ID card/ Can you show me your passport? 

Candidate- Of course, here you are. 

Examiner- What would you like me to call you?/ How do you pronounce your first name?/ I can’t 

pronounce your name, so I’m going to call you “John” 

Candidate- Juan. 

Examiner- Okay, Juan. How much money do you have in your pockets now?/ So, Juan, where are you 

from?/ Are you from this city, Juan? 

Candidate- Actually, I’m from Pueblo Pobre. It’s a small village in the south of Argentina./ I don’t want 

to answer that question/ My hometown is called Saitama, it’s about 45 minutes from here by train 

Examiner- Would you say that is a good place to live? 

Candidate- To tell the truth, it’s not such a good place. It’s a bit polluted/ It’s not bad. It’s quite 

convenient but a little bit boring./ As you know, it is a very big city. 

Examiner- Now I’d like to ask you some questions about your friends and family/ Now let’s talk about 

your friends and family/Tell me everything about your friends and family… 


  (Examiner asks 2 or 3 questions about Friends and family) 


Examiner- Next I’d like to ask you about your work and studies./ Is it better to work or study?/ Let’s 

move on and talk about your work and studies… 


(after a few questions, change topic again and continue until 4 minutes for Part One is finished) 


Examiner- Okay, thank you. Now speak for 1 or 2 minutes/ Now I’d like you to give a short presentation/ 

Now I’d like you to speak on your own for 1 or 2 minutes. First you have one minute to prepare what you 

are going to say. You can write everything you are going to say if you have time/ You can make notes if 

you like/ You can make notes if it will help. Here is your topic sheet. 

Candidate- Thank you 


Written by Alex Case for © 2007 

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