Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking Module – Interview/ Introduction section:


Examiner: Good morning. How are you today?

Candidate: I’m fine, thanks.


Examiner: OK. Could you please show me your identification?

That’s fine. Thank you.


Examiner: My name’s Julia. What’s your full name, please?

Candidate: My full name is Mahendra Patel. (As per your passport.)


Examiner: Which part is your first name?

Candidate: Mahendra is my first name.


Examiner: Which part is your last name/surname?

Candidate: PATEL is my last name/surname.


Examiner: What do you prefer to be called? /

What would you like me to call you? /

What should I call you?

Candidate: You could call me Mahendra. [ Because it is easy to pronounce and remember.]

Examiner: Ok, Mahendra. Good. Where do you come from?

Candidate: I come from Townsville, located in the coastal area of North Queensland. It is a very vibrant city with more than 180000 residents, and it is tropical by weather.

Examiner: How are you?
Candidate: I am well, thank you. And yourself?

Examiner: How old are you?
Candidate: I am 41 years old. and I was born in 1977.

Examiner:  Does your name have any special meaning?
Candidate: No, it has no other meaning of my name.

Examiner: Is your name important to you?
Candidate: Yes, of course. My name is vital to me because it reflects my personal identity.


EXAMINER: Where are you from?

CANDIDATE:  I’m from Australia. Specifically, I grew up in a small town in the midwestern region.


EXAMINER: What do you do?

CANDIDATE:  I’m currently a student pursuing a degree in psychology.


EXAMINER: What is your occupation?

CANDIDATE:  As a student, my main occupation is studying and attending classes.


EXAMINER: What are your hobbies?

CANDIDATE:  In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing sports, and listening to music.


EXAMINER: Do you have any siblings?

CANDIDATE:  Yes, I have one younger brother, who studies in year 11.


EXAMINER: What is your favourite food?

CANDIDATE:  I really enjoy Italian cuisine, especially pizza and pasta dishes.


EXAMINER: What is your favourite colour?

CANDIDATE:  My favourite colour is blue, specifically a deep shade of navy.


EXAMINER: Do you have any pets?

CANDIDATE: I have a dog named Maxi, who is back in India.


EXAMINER: What is your favourite book?

CANDIDATE:  My favourite book is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.


EXAMINER: What is your favourite movie?

CANDIDATE:  My favourite movie is “The Shawshank Redemption”.


EXAMINER: What kind of music do you like?

CANDIDATE:  I enjoy a variety of music genres, but I particularly like indie rock and alternative music.


EXAMINER: Are you married?

CANDIDATE:  No, I’m not married.


EXAMINER: Do you have any children?

CANDIDATE:  No, I don’t have any children.


EXAMINER: What is your favourite holiday destination?

CANDIDATE: The beach is my favourite holiday destination. I love spending time by the ocean and relaxing in the sun.


EXAMINER: What is your favourite season?

CANDIDATE:  Fall is my favourite season. I love the cool weather, the colourful leaves, and the cosy feeling of wearing sweaters and drinking hot beverages.


EXAMINER: What is your favourite hobby?

CANDIDATE:  My favourite hobby is playing tennis. I love the physical activity, the competitiveness, and the social aspect of playing with others.


IELTS Speaking Part 1 about personal information as a software engineer:

 EXAMINER: What is your occupation?

CANDIDATE:  I work as a software engineer for a technology company.


EXAMINER: What inspired you to pursue this career?

CANDIDATE:  I’ve always been interested in technology and problem-solving. Software engineering combines these interests perfectly, allowing me to create innovative solutions to complex problems.


EXAMINER: What are some challenges you face at work?

CANDIDATE:  One of the main challenges I face is staying up-to-date with the latest programming languages and frameworks. Technology constantly evolves, so it’s important to keep learning and adapting to new trends.


EXAMINER: What do you enjoy most about your job?

CANDIDATE:  I enjoy the satisfaction of solving difficult technical problems and seeing my work come to life. Working collaboratively with a team is also rewarding, creating something new and innovative.


EXAMINER: What are your career goals?

CANDIDATE:  My long-term career goal is to become a software architect, leading the design and development of complex software systems. In the short term, I hope to continue to grow my technical skills and take on more challenging projects.



EXAMINER: Do you have any tips for maintaining a healthy work-life balance as a software engineer?

CANDIDATE:  One tip I have is to set clear boundaries between work and personal time. It’s important to take breaks and engage in activities outside of work to recharge and avoid burnout. Additionally, communication with your employer and co-workers is key – let them know when you need time off or feel overwhelmed. Finally, continuing to learn and grow your skills outside work can help you stay motivated and engaged in your career.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This