Speaker : 22
Gender : Female
IELTS Speaking Score : 5.5
IELTS Speaking Session: Part 2
  E-examiner S-student
E: Thank you. Now I’m going to give you a topic and I’d like you to talk it for 1 to 2 minutes. Before you talk, you’ll have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes if you wish.
S: OK.

E: So, I’d like you to talk about a time when you first talked in a foreign language.
S: OK.

E: Alright, remember you have 1 to 2 minutes for this. So don’t worry if I stop you. I will tell you when the time is up. Can you start speaking now please?
S: Whe… of course. Talking about this question, I like to say something about the first time I talk in English. There is a toast… master club in our city. It’s a non-profit organization open to the public, which aims to improve their communication s… skills in English. Even though I nows visited… visit it weekly, I still remember the first time I spoke English there. By then, I was invited to give a talk. The topic of my talk was about my childhood. I intended to share the stories between my friends and me back at the time when I was a child. I spend two days searching for pictures and making a PowerPoint. Then, I spent five more days reciting, repeating, and researching. But when I was on the stage, I was still very nervous. I delivered my talk with my hands sweating and my voice trembling. I stumbled a lot and made tons of mistakes. To be honest, it was awful compared with other participants’ performance. But I was still content with…with my performance. Never had I had a chance to speak it before I went to college. I dare not to open my mouth {thank} becau…{thank you}.

E: Thank you. Thank you. Do you often think about this time?
S: Sorry?

E: Do you often think about this time?
S: Think about…

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


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1. Letters in purple contain consonant features.
2. Letters in green contain vowel features.
3. Letters in red contain features with syllable structure change.
4. Words in blue contain mispronunciation features.
5. Words in pink contain features with word stress.
6. Letters highlighted in light green contain features with consonant-vowel linking.