*Every candidate is a Band 9 when they start their speaking interview because the examiner has not heard any mistakes! Your goal is to keep your mark as high as possible! There are some important steps to do this!
STEP1 – show confidence and fluency from the very beginning – speak in full and clear sentences!
TIP* - Set the tone for a professional interview NOT a friendly one! This will give you a better chance for a higher score.
TIP* - MAKE SURE to reflect the main idea of the question in your answer!
TIP* - Do NOT use the word “things” or “stuff” as these replacement nouns have NO meaning – “Things -> furnishings”
STEP 2 – ALWAYS strive to give A. an answer + B. an explanation + C. example = coherence and fluency! That’s the way to keep and earn a Band 9!
TIP* - Usually it is NOT good to respond with “It depends…” – These types of answers are often uninteresting and they lack clarity and explanation.
May I see your identification? (Don’t say “sure”)
Yes, of course, here is my passport which I used to register for this exam two weeks ago, please take a look.
What is your full name?
My given name is Andrew and my family name is Lee, please just call me Drew for short.
Where do you live? (residence/house + locality/city, state, country)
I reside in a three bedroom, two-story, family home in the suburbs of Victoria BC, which is a beautiful garden city on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in western Canada.
What do you like about your home?
I love that my house is spacious and it is located close to many amenities such as a park, where I go for my morning run and a large shopping plaza where I can get all of my groceries and other needs.
Let’s talk about food
Who usually makes food in your home?
Most often, I’d say nine out of ten meals, my wife is the one who cooks for the family. She is very good at it and she prepares very delicious dishes that are not only mouth watering but also very healthy. Yesterday, she prepared a grilled chicken with Greek salad.
Where do you eat most often?
I most frequently eat my meals at home around the dining room table with my wife and children, I would say at least three times a day, usually for breakfast dinner and supper. However, I regularly have my lunch with my colleagues at my office.
When do you like to go out to eat?
I like to go out to a restaurant for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries, as well I like to try new types of dishes, so when there is a new and popular restaurant, I will visit there with my friends. I just tried a new Italian place a few blocks from my home called Pagliacies and it was awesome.
Do you think it is important to learn to cook? (why or why not?)
That’s an interesting question, please allow me a moment. Yes, I do think it is imperative to learn culinary arts growing up as this ensures that people can make cost-effective and delicious meals at home. Also, it is a great skill for socializing. I like to have dinner parties at least once a month when circumstances permit.
Has your eating habit changed in the past few years? If yes, how?
If you could make one food free for everyone, what would it be and why?
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