BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 2nd November

BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 2nd November



1. When did you start learning math?

I started learning mathematics on my first day at my school. In my nation, maths is an important subject, and most schools have started teaching it in nursery education.

2. Do you like math?

Maths appeals to me because it is a practical subject which is helpful for people from all walks of life. Since childhood, I have had an immense interest in maths, and I am damn sure that practical knowledge of this subject will lead my career towards an impressive growth trajectory.

3. Who taught you math?

In my budding years, I learned maths under the aegis of my school teacher and father. The fundamentals taught by them are still etched in my memories.

4. Who is your favourite teacher so far?

My favourite teacher so far is my English Teacher, Ms Raminedr Kaur. Under her tutelage, I gained immense knowledge. She is an educator and motivational speaker and often helps the students handle conflicts adroitly.

5. Is math complicated for you to learn?

 In my budding year, maths was complicated because the concepts were unclear. But their father worked hard on me and taught me with determination, dedication and discipline. Under his tutelage, I gained tremendous knowledge and can quickly learn new mathematics concepts.

6. Do you like to use a calculator?

Yes, I like to use a calculator for two reasons. Firstly it does fast calculations, and secondly, it provides accurate data.


Describe a time when you did a lengthy calculation without using a calculator

When was it?

Where was it?

How did you?

How did you feel about it?



There is no denying this conviction that calculations are an integral part of our lives, and we thrive primarily on them to plan and organise our work. Moreover, we thrive primarily on calculators and computers to make calculations in the modern era.

However, on many occasions, we need to calculate without using any gadget or device, and recently I had such an instance.

When was it? And Where was it?

Last month I went to a remote village with my father to buy agricultural land. However, there was a dispute regarding the dimensions and total area of the land. Therefore, we had to recalculate the site to pay the price accordingly, but the internet needed to be fixed. Moreover, we had to walk a lot, and unfortunately, we left our mobile phones in our cars.

Since it was challenging to go back to our cars to pick up the mobile phones to do the calculations, I decided to do it with paper and pencil.

How did you do it?

I made a rough drawing of the area on the paper, and after that, with the help of measuring tape, I measured the whole area. Unfortunately, the land had numerous corners, so it took me three hours to draw everything on paper. After that, I manually calculated the total area using my knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Moreover, I also utilised the knowledge I acquired for mensuration in my schooling days. After working hard for 6 hours, I calculated the area, and we returned to our car and finalised the deal.

How did you feel about it?

The overall experience was mind-boggling, and I often thought of leaving it in between. But my hard work paid off because the calculation was accurate when I rechecked with a calculator.


Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a time when you did a lengthy calculation without using a calculator”.

1. How often do you make calculations?

For most tasks, whether they are trivial or colossal, I make calculations. And it starts when I wake up in the morning by planning my day and calculating the leisure time at my disposal for fun-related activities.

2. What instruments do you use to make calculations?

I prefer to make simple calculations myself; however, to make complex calculations, I use a calculator, and when the date is enormous, I like to use Microsoft Excel on my computer.

3. Is the significance of manual calculations declining?

In the modern era, many gadgets are at our disposal to make calculations. In such a scenario, the trend of making manual calculations is declining.

4. Do you know anyone who makes fast and accurate calculations.?

My father is a calculation ninja. He has this innate ability to make complex calculations with comfort and ease.

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