Speaker : 14
Gender : Female
IELTS Speaking Score : 5.5
IELTS Speaking Session: Part 1
  E-examiner S-student
E: I’d like to ask you about your work or studies. So, do you work or are you a student?
S: I’m now working as a research assistant at Education University of Hong Kong.

E: Why did you choose this type of work?
S: Actually, at the f… very beginning I choose this work just for gaining some experience for my future career development, and for, for the current moment, I think I am enjoy doing some research with my res, research interest, so I chose this job.

E: Do you think your job is interesting?
S: Part of, because sometimes I think it is challenging for me because it is my first job, and… but sometimes it can… I can communicate with some people I’m not unfami… I’m not familiar and I can gain some skills that I never encounter. So, I find it interesting.

E: Thank you. Now we’re going to talk about weekends. What do you usually do on the weekend?
S: At weekends, I usually take a rest for my busy weekday because I usually get up early at weekday, so I usually have a long sleep at the weekends.

E: Did you do anything special last weekend?
S: Yes, I went shopping with my friends last weekend, as my friend has some coupons at that shopping mall. So, she invited me to go shopping with her.

E: What do other people in your hometown usually do on weekends?
S: I think they usually go hiking or go sightseeing because at this time, because of the pandemic, they have to stay at home for a long time. So, at weekends, they prefer to go outside and take a breath or take a stroll.

E: Do you prefer spending your weekends with your family or your friends?
S: Yes, definitely, I usually spend my weekends with my, with my family and friends because I like to allocate my time with different people, and I hope I can accompany my family and friends at the weekends.

E: Thank you. Now, let’s move on to talk about famous people. Have you met any famous people?
S: Not, I never encounter some famous people in person. I just saw their photos o at the videos.

E: What kind of famous people are you interested in?
S: For myself, I’m interested in some athletic or entertainment famous people because, because of my father. He likes doing sports, so I am affected by him, to like some athletics. And for my own interest, I like to read en, entertainment news. So, I am interested in stars, too.

E: Do you want to become famous?
S: Maybe not, I, I don’t become a famous people can have influence on other people. But I think to become a celebrity may sometimes lose some privacy in my life and will be… have public attention on myself. I’m not accustomed to it.

E: Oh, what is the, sorry, if you had the chance, which famous person would you like to meet?
S: I hope I can meet my idol in athletic, Lin Dan. He is a badminton player but he retired last year. I like him since my childhood. I hope I can meet him and learn some skills of playing badminton from him.

Pronunciation guide: 
- /ɫ/: also known as the dark ‘l’, which is ‘l’ pronounced in syllable-final position


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