IELTS MASTER | Test1 Speaking


Speaking

Section 1: Personal Introduction

Read the prompt below. In 25 seconds, you must reply in your own words, as naturally and clearly as possible. You have 30 seconds to record your response. Your response will be sent together with your score report to the institutions selected by you. Please introduce yourself. For example, you could talk about one or more of the following.


Section 2: Repeat Sentence

You will hear some sentences. Please repeat each sentence exactly as you hear it. You will hear each sentence only once.

Answer

  • 1. Please come to the next seminar properly prepared.
  • 2. You will find the economics section on the second floor of the library.
  • 3. Next time we will discuss the influence of the media on public policy.
  • 4. There is plenty of cheap accommodation off-campus.
  • 5. The lecture on child psychology has been postponed until Friday.
  • 6. The meeting will take place in the main auditorium.
  • 7. You must establish a day and a time with your tutor.
  • 8. There will be no extensions given for this project.
  • 9. New timetables will be posted on the student noticeboard.
  • 10. All students are encouraged to vote in the forthcoming elections.


Section 5: Re-tell Lecture

A You will hear a lecture. After listening to the lecture, please retell what you have just heard from the lecture in your own words. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Answer

The general topic of the lecture is modernism and architecture but the speaker focuses on the work of modernist architect, Frank Gehry in particular the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. Gehry wanted to break away from the usual straight line designs of other architects and experiment with other shapes especially curves. He thought of architecture as an art like sculpture and the museum is a brilliant example of his art.


B You will hear a lecture. After listening to the lecture, please retell what you have just heard from the lecture in your own words. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Answer

The main point of the lecture is how various sciences can come together to enrich each other in particular here mathematics and biology. The speaker talks first about their personal experience of school and choosing to study biology to avoid doing maths or subjects like it but explains that maths has a lot to contribute to biology. The speaker then gives two examples. The first is the use of knot theory to analyse DNA. The second is using abstract geometry to study viruses.


C You will hear a lecture. After listening to the lecture, please retell what you have just heard from the lecture in your own words. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Answer

The lecture is about daily life in ancient Rome. The speaker says that what we know is mostly about the aristocracy but we know much less about the lives of ordinary people and how much say they had politically and socially. Most people lived very difficult lives. The speaker points out that it was the duty of the emperor to take care of ordinary people. He gives the examples of Claudius and Hadrian both of whom had to be reminded of their duty.


Section 6: Answer Short Questions

You will hear some questions. Please give a simple and short Answer to each one. Often just one or a few words is enough.

Answer

  • 1. Editorial
  • 2. microscope
  • 3. a virus
  • 4. mammals
  • 5. democracy
  • 6. a receipt
  • 7. CV, resume
  • 8. agricultural, rural
  • 9. astronomy
  • 10. public relations




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