IELTS Oral Test Simulation
I: Now I’m going to give you a topic and I’d like you to talk about it for one or two minutes. Before you talk, you’ve got one minute to think about what you’re going to say. And you can make some notes if you wish. Do you understand? Ok. Here is the topic and here’s some paper and a pencil for making notes. I’d like you to describe a teacher that had a powerful effect on your education.
Verbal Prompt Card
Describe a teacher that had a powerful effect on your education:
You should say:
What subject the teacher taught you
Describe the teacher’s appearance
Describe the teacher’s personality
And explain what effect the teacher had on you.
C: First let me tell you about my teacher whose name is Jia Qian and she still works in the Sanya, Middle School number 23.
First let me tell you how she looks. She looks like very normal and except that she has a very inside beauty. She’s tall and thin but the thing you can notice about her so fast is that she has wonderful, dark eyes with very bushy eyebrows under her spectacles. I can still picture her. You know she does not seem friendly at first, because she is very stern when she speaks and she will not tolerate nonsense, but later you will find she is very kind. For example, many students tried to give her gifts during teachers’ day and she scolded every student. So they disliked her at first, but when she helped a student go to the hospital and she even paid the bill, the students began to see beyond her tough exterior. She is also very demanding and clear when she speaks and her concern is always not your grades but your effort.
The effect she had was very powerful. Essentially she taught me that you can be very disciplined and stern and hard working but still be very kind. Before I thought all teachers who were strict were just mean. After her, I learned that hard work is about not compromising on quality.