IELTS Speaking Test 4

-What is your full name?
-Can I see your ID?
-Where are you from?
-Do you work or study?
-Do you enjoy your work?
-Why did you choose this career?
-How was your first day at work?

Cue Card

The First Time You Used a Foreign Language
Describe the first time you used a foreign language to communicate.

You should say:
what the situation was
where you were
who you communicated with
and explain why you used a foreign language to communicate on this occasion.

I have been learning English for a long time, but I haven’t had many chances to practice speaking English with native speakers. To the best of my recollection, the first time I used it was on Christmas Eve three years ago.

At that time, I was hanging out with my friends. Suddenly, a foreigner came up to me and asked for directions to a supermarket.Honestly, he spoke too quickly for me to catch everything. But after he repeated his words, I finally understood and showed him the way to the nearest supermarket.I used body language a lot to explain the directions to him, since I didn’t speak English well then.After that, he said “Thank you” to me and headed for the supermarket.

I realize that English plays an important role in our life, despite the fact that we don’t live in English-speaking countries.It is spoken globally and it’s becoming the dominant language. Therefore, I have been trying to practice speaking English daily so that I can have a good command of this language, and I can talk confidently with foreigners, whatever the topic of conversation.


-to the best of my recollection:  (expression)  if I remember correctly.
Example:  I was not present at that meeting, to the best of my recollection.

-hanging out:  (phrasal verb)  spending a lot of time in a particular place, but doing no special activity.
Example:  My friends and I enjoy hanging out at our local coffee shop, just chatting and enjoying a coffee.

-came up to:  (phrasal verb)  approached.
Example:  The manager came up to me and shook my hand.

-catch everything:  (expression)  hear or understand everything that he said.
Example:  At the train station it was too noisy to hear all the information clearly, and I was unable to catch everything.

-body language:  (noun)  the way that you show what you feel or think by moving your body.
Example:  Sometimes, our teacher uses body language, not words, to help to communicate an idea.

-headed for:  (phrasal verb)  moved in a particular direction.
Example:  After the show finished, everyone headed for the exits.

-have a good command of:  (expression)  have a good knowledge of something.
Example:  People who apply for this job must have a good command of English, in order to communicate with our American customers.

4 Tháng Một, 2017

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