Speaker : 68
Gender : Male
IELTS Speaking Score : 8
IELTS Speaking Session: Part 2


E-examiner S-student Play
E: Now, I am going to give you a topic. And I’d like you to talk about it for one to two minutes. Before you talk, you will have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes if you wish. Do you understand?
S: Yeah, I understand.

E: OK, So, I’d like you to des, I’d like you to describe a time when you first talked in a foreign language.
S: {coughing} So, I, I first talked in English when I was back in… when I was in, like, I first talked in English with someone, with, with, with someone when I was back in my primary school, primary three I remember. I remember that someone took me to a restaurants in the Soho region. You know, like, The Soho region, it’s like that part of the Hollywood road, up, up in the mid-level. So, I was with my families. I was with my father and mother. And… So, because, because I didn’t really know English, or, like, my English ability is very limited at the time, so they actually t, taught me how to make an order, and then how to, you know, how to ask for utensils, how to tips in h, like, how to tip the wa, the waiter or waitresses in English. So, so I was, so I, so I actually made some order. I actually made some order in English. I remember that I order a pizza because Pizza is the only English word I could, I could speak at the time, and then, I still remember that, I still remember that it, the way it came out of my mouth, like, the first time a foreign language came out of my mouth. It felt really foreign. It felt really awkward because I was so scared of making mistakes. I was so scared that I would embarrass myself right in front of everyone, because I was actually being very s, like, I wa, I was not a native English speaker. But, but i, but, like, now thinking back, it made me realize that it made me realize that it is a very important experience, because it was also through that experience that I mastered enough courage to speak in this language in my, from my later years to come {noise}. So, I’m very grateful of that experience.

E: Thank you. Do you often speak foreign languages?
S: I only speak… well, I’m a, I’m a native Chinese speaker. And, to me, foreign language, it’s English. I often speak English, because some of my friends, they are, they don’t understand Chinese, so I have to s, speak English. So yeah, I often use English to talk.


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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.