How to prepare for ALL IELTS Speaking Introduction questions

Any IELTS Speaking test starts with introduction questions. What are they? The introduction questions are always about where you live, what you do for work, or what you study. After these questions the examiner goes on to some other topics. It is important to have a good start to your Speaking test, because it will help you feel more confident and calm for the next part.

To start your next IELTS speaking test feeling fully in control and ready, watch this video.

Adam will give you all the possible introduction questions you might be asked. He will act as the examiner and ask you the questions, and you can pause the video and practice answering them.

Adam has been an examiner for 10 years, and he can guarantee that the intro questions never really change! Even though they mix them around, there aren’t many ways to ask someone where they live, what kind of job they have, or what they are studying.

All the questions Adam is asking also appear on the screen for you to read, if you missed something he said.

Let your practice begin… now!

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In the video

Live 1
Do you live in a house or an apartment? (Why?)
What does your house /apartment look like? (Why?)
What can you see from your window?

Live 2
What kind of house or apartment do you live in?
Do you enjoy living in this house/apartment?
Are there any shops or other facilities near your home?

Live 3
Do you like the place where you live now?
Do you know many people who live near you?
Is your area a good place for families with children?

Live 4
Do you live in a house or an apartment? (Why?)
What is your favourite room in your home? (Why?)
Do you think you will move home in the near future? (Why/why not?)

Live 5
How far away from here are you living at the moment?
How long have you lived in your part of town?
Is your part of town an interesting place? (Why/why not?)

Work 1
What do you do?
When did you decide to do this kind of work? (Why?)
Is there anything you don’t like about your job? (Why/why not?)

Work 2
Do you work better in the morning or the afternoon?
What do you enjoy the most about your work?
Has your work changed since you started your job? (How?)

Work 3
What sort of job do you do?
Do you find the work easy? (Why/why not?)
Do you think your job will change much in the future? (Why/why not?)

Work 4
What job do you do?
At what time of day do you work best?
Have you made friends with the people you work with? (Why/why not?)

Work 5
What kind of work do you do?
Why did you choose this kind of work?
Did you enjoy your first day in this job? (Why/why not?)

Study 1
What subjects are you studying?
When did you decide to study this/these subjects (Why?)
Is there anything you don’t like about your studies? (Why/why not?)

Study 2
Do you study better in the morning or afternoon? (Why?)
What do you enjoy the most about your studies? (Why?)
Is your course different to what you expected? (Why/why not?)

Study 3
What subject do you study?
Do you find this/these subjects easy? (Why/why not?)
What job do you hope to do after you finish your studies?

Study 4
What are you studying?
At what time of day do you study best? (Why?)
Have you made friends with the people you study with? (Why/why not?)

Study 5
Where are you studying?
Why did you choose to study there?
Did you enjoy your first day there? (Why/why not?)

How to take IELTS just ONCE, and get the score you need

Did you know? When people decide on a date to take their IELTS test, they often go with just a random date. Whenever the test centre has seats available. Whenever the deadline for their uni application is. Whenever they can get some time off work. This causes many test takers to do the test before they are really ready. What happens next is, they get a score that is lower than they need, and then they have to take IELTS again. Is there a better way? Yes, there is.

Don’t wait until your IELTS test to discover that your Speaking score is a Band 6, but you need a Band 7. It’s too time consuming and expensive. Discover well before the test what your score is and use the time you have to work on it. The end result will make you happy!

As you may know, we have been working for a while with Adam, a former IELTS examiner. Adam has been assessing Speaking and Writing at the British Council for 10 years, and he is the best person to evaluate you, and tell you how to score higher. He never speaks in general terms! Adam’s advice is always laser-sharp and to the point, showing you all the issues you need to work on, and HOW to get an improvement.

Watch this video Adam made especially for users, explaining step by step how you can get feedback from a real IELTS examiner on your personal performance in Speaking – and why you really should do that BEFORE taking the test!

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