Grammatical Range & Accuracy

Speaker : 35
Gender : Male
IELTS Speaking Score : 6
IELTS Speaking Session: Part 3
  E-examiner S-student Play
(0:00 – 0:28)
E: Now we’ve been talking about interests or hobbies, and I’d like to discuss with you one or two more general questions related to this. {Un-hum} Let’s consider, first of all, current and future hobbies.
S: In my country, really, gardening is very popular hobby, but it’s because, nes, necessity… people usually, maybe, grow potatoes, something like this just to, to, to have a more cheap food.

(0:28 – 0:41)
E: Are there other popular hobbies?
S: Other popular hobbies… Maybe reading and colleting books, because it was very difficult to fin, to find good books in, in recent times, ba, so it is really really big hobby really.

(0:41 – 1:10)
E: Why do you think {Um} people have such a hobby? {Um} Just because it was difficult to find books, or is there any other reason?
S: {sigh}… I think f there, there, there, there were few entertainments in recent times. Also, that there was {Um-hum} no a lot of good films and a lot of some shows, so people did prefer to read good books and to entertain this way {Um-hum} their selves {Um}.

(1:10 – 1:40)
E: What kinds of hobbies do you think will be popular in the future?
S: In the future, I think, the same hobbies as in other developed coun… developed countries, like, maybe, horse riding or… Some sport activity are now very popular, because there are a lot of equip in there, a lot of facilities now, especially in the bigs… in big cities. So, even, how, how to say… yacht sailing also now popular.

(1:40 – 2:19)
E: Those are active hobbies {Yeah} that you, you, mentioned. Do you think that in your country that, that’s, that they will be particular po, particularly popular compared to things like the computer?
S: Computer wu, are very popular of course. And most people play computer games and surfing in internet, but it’s not very, how to say… fashionable now, maybe. So, we, we have a lot of further possibilities to, to travel around country and to hunting, for example, fishing. Yeah, there are a lot of place to, to {inaudible}…

(2:19 – 3:07)
E: So, here we’re thinking about people’s leisure time {En}. Really, what’s the, the balance between leisure and work in your country?
S: You see it’s… when, when we speak about, {lip smacking} for example, Moscow, of course in Moscow, people usually work long hours, long hours. It’s really … and they are overwork maybe, sometimes, so, but for, on the other side, there had a lot of possibilities to en, en… a lot of entertainment. There are a lot of casinos, for example, shows, cinemas and everything.

(3:07 – 3:45)
E: So, do you think the balance is about right between {Uh} work and {Uh} leisure or not?
S: In, in Moscow, I think it’s, i, i, i, i, i, it’s about ri, right, but I’d prefer to have shorter hours, shorter work hours, because I usually it considered as, as necessary to work for top managers or middle managers from nine to at least eight or nine. It’s, it’s normal, and in consultancy agency, they’re work 12 hours, and it’s of course not very, very well for family and for, for health. Yes.

(3:45 – 4:03)
E: Do you think this will change in the future?
S: I’m, I’m not sure that i, it, i, it will change in, in nearest future. I think {lip smacking noise} the schedule work will be even harder… stronger, or harder, tougher.

(4:03 – 4:49)
E: Why?
S: Yeah. Because, well, there are a he big, {lip smacking noise} big resources and not…m, markets, in general, not developed, so there’re a lot of job to do and a lot of money to earn. So, companies are ve… companies, now in Russia, in, in, in… very much in a hurry to, to reach, to, how, how, how to say… to develop very fast. So, most companies now, now developing maybe twice or, or three times a year. So, it’s no time to relax, absolutely.

(4:49 – 4:55)
E: Alright. Thank you very much. That’s the end of the speaking test.
S: Thank you.


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