IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Singing – Band 9

Examiner Questions: May I see your identification?

Certainly, here is my passport that I used during the online application process, please have a look.

(*Use this question to remind you that this is a formal interview and you must be fluent and give complete answers)

*(idiom) Put your best foot forward = to present your best self, ability, performance.

What is your full name?

My given names are Jessica Maria and my family name is Drodz, please just call me Jess for short.

What is your hobby?

I have a few different pass time activities that I like to engage in, I like to do yoga, as well as watch nature documentaries as these help me learn about our amazing planet and relax at the same time. Just yesterday, I got into a new series called Green Earth.

*Having the right attitude in the IELTS speaking interview for Band 9 mastery: You should be thinking about answers from a positive perspective because it is easier to talk about doing an activity than not doing an activity, even if this may not be true.

Ex. Imagine that you are an amazing singer, you are Michael Jackson or Mariah Carrey – I’m sure that most of us have fantasized about being amazing singers.

*Giving “no, or I don’t know” answers are often conversation stoppers and lead to lower band scores because you are not showing true ability.

So, the right attitude for IELTS speaking, is Confident Energetic Positive Imaginative Communicative *remember, you paid good money to be there, so do your best and keep your eyes on the prize (a good band score).


Let’s talk about singing Do you like to sing (Why or why not?)

Definitely, I really love to sing whenever I get the chance, not only because it’s a great way for me to enjoy life, but also I find it wonderful to entertain my friends. I go out to a karaoke bar every few months and just have a hoot of a time singing classics with my mates, like Great Balls of Fire.

How often do you sing?

I sing all the time, every chance I get. I would say that I sing at least a couple of times a day, whether it’s nursery rhymes with my young daughter or humming along to the tunes on the radio, I find myself signing regularly.

QUALITY (subjective) 🡪 QUANTITY (objective – number)

When do you sing?

I often find myself singing at around 5pm, when I’m driving home and listening to the radio, or in the late evening while I’m putting my daughter to bed with a lullaby, and on the weekends at times with friends as I had mentioned before.

Who is your favorite singer? Why do you like this person?

My favorite singer is Sir Elton John, who is both a singer, songwriter and a pianist. His lyrics are extremely meaningful and his songs are full of emotions. It is no surprise that he has been knighted by the queen of England and has scored some of the most famous movies such as the Lion King.

Where is the best place to sing?

If you could learn to sing a song perfectly, which one would you choose and why?

Have famous singers become better today than those in the past?

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