to go. Assessor: Are you ever tired in the evening? Pragnesh: Ah...yes...a few days It depends how busy you are Ah...yes...on some days. It depends how busy I at work and that’s the reason I said earlier cause am at work and as I said earlier even though it’s not possible all the time but when I’m not tired it’s not possible all the time, when I’m not tired I would go for walking and things, yeah I really enjoy walking, and things like that Assessor: Do you sometimes eat late in the evening? Pragnesh: Er I would say quite often…er I’m a late-night Er I would say quite often…er I’m a late-night
person so I like to fini…tidy off my...all… most of person so I like to finish off … any work I need the things doing late night…and even to complete, late at night…and in my culture as...er...eating...like...er... culturally we have our we tend to have our dinner quite late most of er dinner er most of time...quite late as well, yeah the time, anyway Assessor: Mm..Thank you. Pragnesh Speaking Interview Transcript, Part 2 Speaker Original Version A better response would be… Assessor: Now I’m going to give you a topic and I’d like you to talk about it for one to two minutes. Before you talk there will be one minute to think about what you are going to say, and to make notes. Is that OK? Pragnesh: Er yeah sure Er Yes, that’s fine Assessor: So here’s a pencil and a paper for making notes and here's your topic. Er could you talk about an occasion when someone gave you money Pragnesh: OK (preparation time begins) Assessor: All right. Remember, you have two minutes for
your talk, so don’t worry if I stop you. I’ll let you know when the two minutes is up. So could you start talking now, please? 298 Copyright © S. Slater, S. Braverman • All rights reserved • Web: • IELTS Success Formula :: General IELTS Speaking Sample Interview Speaker Original Version A better response would be… Pragnesh: Yeah, sure. Er...well...er... I er remember the Yes certainly. Well, I remember the occasion occasion when I er received some money from when I received some money from my dad on my dad on er my birthday when I was in Year 10 my birthday, when I was in Year 10. I er I remember it very well ‘cause that was the remember it very well because that was the time when I wanted the money very badly er I time when I wanted the money very badly. I’ll was grew up in an area like in a time when er explain why. I grew up during the time when video games are quite new and I was...er like we video games were quite new. We were one of were one of the middle class families so I didn't the middle class families so I didn't use to get a
use to get a lot of pocket money and I didn’t lot of pocket money and I couldn’t manage to manage to get one of those video games from my save up enough to buy one of those video saving from my pocket money er… games.
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