Sample Questions In IELTS Exam - Introduction

September 28th, 2008

In the IELTS Exam, the first part is the introduction.  In this section, the examiner will greet you, and ask you a few simple questions about you and your life.  They may also ask you a few follow up questions and get you to describe a few details as they come up in conversation.  Even if your spoken English level isn’t really high, you should do well on this part of the IELTS exam if you practice answering questions about yourself.

You cannot know exactly what the IELTS examiner will ask, but you can practice answering general topics.  You can use these answers on the IELTS exam.

Here are some practice topics for the introduction part of the IELTS exam:

  • Job
  • Family
  • Education
  • Hobbies
  • Hometown
  • Lifestyle
  • Spare time activities

Sample Questions in IELTS Exam - Introduction

You should prepare possible questions and answers for each of these topics. Here are some sample questions for the IELTS Exam that you should know for your introduction.  Let’s choose one of the topics to show how you might prepare some sample questions.

Let’s choose “family” as a topic.  If you want to describe your family or talk about them, you should think of all the words you might need to describe them.  Start by brainstorming a list of words relating to family.  It is important to develop a good list of vocabulary because your IELTS exam score is related to you giving clear quick answers, and showing your ability to communicate topics using a variety of vocabulary and phrases.

brainstorm some words relating to family:

  • father
  • step-mother
  • cousin
  • uncle
  • immediate family
  • extended family

You will also want to be able to describe people in your family so you should have vocabulary prepared for that.

  • retired
  • outgoing
  • stressed
  • single
  • engaged
  • married
  • jobs

Think of some practice questions that an examiner may ask you relating to these. Think of as many questions as you can and make answers to them.

  • Is your dad retired?
  • What kind of family do you have?
  • What do people in your family do?
  • Tell me about your brother
  • Has your family always lived in the same place?

It is also a good idea to prepare a sample paragraph describing your family.  Don’t memorize this!  Practice using the vocabulary about your topic in full sentences.  Also, if you can, get a partner to ask you questions about your family.  Repeat this process for all topics relating to your introduction, and you should be ready for the first part of the IELTS exam.

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One Response to “Sample Questions In IELTS Exam - Introduction”

  1. sarut Says:

    February 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks for this useful information.

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