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Speaker : 49
Gender : Female
IELTS Speaking Score : 7
IELTS Speaking Session: Part 1
  E-examiner S-student Play
(0:05 - 0:27)
E: I would like to ask you some questions about yourself. Let’s talk about where you live. Do you live in a house or an apartment?
S: Oh, I live in a apartment. That apartment locates at the North Third Ring Road, and it’s a… is very close to a park, so the view is wonderful there.

(0:27 - 0:29)
E: Do you like your home?
S: Yeah, I like my home very much.

(0:29 - 0:46)
E: Why?
S: Because only if you stay at home, you get a sense of where you belong to, and you have this relaxing… that feeling that make you feel that you like it. {Laughing} OK.

(0:46 – 1:35)
E: What are the advantages and disadvantages of living there?
S: Well, the biggest disadvantage I’d like to put it first is the traffic, because as you know, Beijing, in a busy traffic hour, traffic can turn to be very, very bad. {Laughing} So, I have to wait hours and hours to get a taxi, if I want to go to somewhere. And that’s the biggest disadvantage for living in town. But the biggest advantage that I can have it’s, it’s very convenient for you t go to other parts of the city, because the, the, the metro, the subway is very convenient. It links everywhere that you want to go.

(1:35 – 2:02)
E: OK. Let’s move on to talk about food. What is your main meal of the day?
S: My main meal of the day usually I… eat quite a lot of rice because many… because m, be… I’m a northern… from the north part of the China, a northerner. So, rice is the… is the main food in my hometown. So, most of time, we have to eat one, one rice for the three meals.

(2:02 – 2:29)
E: Do you like to try different kinds of food?
S: Sure, I like try different kind of food. And also, because Beijing is a, is a big city, and it has all kinds of food all around the world actually, so we can have the food from Southeast Asia, and we can have the Italian food. We can also try Moroccan food, European style. So, there are all kind food, lots of variety that we can select.

(2:29 – 2:55)
E: Let’s talk about languages. How many different languages do you speak?
S: Oh, I speak English for sure, but I also speak a bit of French, because English is my first major in university, and we have to, we have to study a secondary language. As a… Since we start, we pick up English as a first language. So, I speak a little bit French and a little bit Thailand… a little bit Thai because I, I’d like… I travel a lot to Thailand.

(2:55 – 3:33)
E: How important do you think it is to speak other languages?
S: OK. Language is very important in terms of communication, and it makes the people from different cultures to understand you easily. So, it provides all access to the, the… Fo s, for example, you go to a different culture, and if you, you’ve been able to speak the local language, it makes all the things you want to do much easier, coz, yeah, i you, you know, you can communicate. It’s most important thing.

(3:33 – 4:03)
E: And what is the most effective way to learn new languages?
S: I think the most effective way to learn new language is to put yourself in the culture first, that you have to being to understand the way people to think and try to imitate the, {noise} imitate the tones and {noise} other gestures and, yeah, try to be… localization is the idea, I think, very important in terms of learning new language.

E: OK.


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