IELTS Speaking part 1 – Competition

*Get an extra band in your speaking, show up to your speaking exam at least 1 hour earlier than your appointed time (you need 20 minutes right before to register) – use the 40 minutes before registration to speak in English to other candidates who are there.

TIP – during the 10-second preamble where the examiner gives the location, time, candidate number, you should,

Take a deep breath and exhale slowly while remembering that you are a beautiful person, you deserve to be there, the sun will shine tomorrow AND, you need to:

  1. Give full answers by using the question
  2. Answer, explain, and smooth example,
  3. Use quantitative language for clarity

Examiner Questions:

May I see your identification? Please show me your identification?

Yes, certainly, here is my passport that I used to register for this exam a few weeks ago, please take a look. 

What is your full name?

My full name is Peter Davis Andrews, please just call me Pete for short. 

Please introduce yourself in a few words.

I grew up on the beautiful west coast of Canada, in the capital of British Columbia, Victoria. I come from a family of five, with one older and one younger brother, I’m currently married and have a lovely daughter. I’ve been teaching English for over 20 years and I love to travel. 

And, what do you like to do in your free time?

Well, in my spare time, if I’m not teaching a lesson or hanging out with my family, I like to read a good book, like Mystic River a mystery novel, or surf the internet for collectibles as I’m into collecting stamps, coins and comics. 

TIP  – give new information with each answer AND connect to your previous answers. 


Let’s talk about competition.

Do you like to compete with others?

Yes, I’m extremely competitive by nature, as you may guess from mentioning that I am a middle child with two brothers, I have been in competition all my life whether in sports or lexical knowledge. I’m always up for a good challenge. Just yesterday, I played a game of three-on-three basketball in the park near my home. 

How often do you participate in a contest?

As I had mentioned, I am constantly finding myself in some type of challenge. I would say that I partake in healthy competition at least once a day, whether it is shooting hoops like yesterday, or just kicking back on my couch and playing a multiplayer strategy game on my phone like Hearthstone I’m competing once or twice a day for sure. 

What are your favorite kinds of competitions to watch?

I am an avid tennis player also, so I love to watch the big tennis matches like Wimbledon and the US Open, it is extremely exciting especially when there are two world-class players facing off against each other. I would certainly jump at the opportunity to be at a live game in the future.

Have you ever won a race?

If you could make a competition, what would it be?

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