The January 2017 model answer for the IELTS speaking part 2 topic below was produced by an ex-IELTS examiner. It shows how you can extend your ideas to showcase your English for a high band score. The topic was reported in the IELTS test by students this month.
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IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Card Jan 2017
An occasion you received a good service from a company or shop
You should say:
- who provided the service
- when you received the service
- who was with you at the time
- and explain how you felt about receiving the service.
Model Answer for January 2017
I’d like to tell you about a recent purchase I made and the service I received which I thought was outstanding.
I bought a necklace from a small online shop that I found whilst surfing the net. It wasn’t a shop that I had bought things from before so I was slightly apprehensive about it. The shop didn’t have a wide range of gold jewellery but what it had was unique in style without doubt.
So, about three weeks ago, I selected a gold necklace to buy from this shop and within just three days it arrived through the post. The delivery came beautifully wrapped in fine Japanese style wrapping paper along with a gift voucher for a discount on my next order. I was truly impressed with the care that had been taken in wrapping it and the personal note that also came with it. But what impressed me the most was the free gift that arrived as well. I wasn’t expecting that at all. Along with my necklace was a matching bracelet which was also exquisitely made.
I remember the day it all arrived because my best friend was visiting me at the time. When I opened the parcel, we were amazed at both items of jewellery. My friend immediately went online and put in an order of her own. So, I suppose it goes to show that good customer service has its own rewards.
It’s hard to describe how I felt. Of course, as I said, I was amazed but it was more than that. Life can be tough sometimes and when you get such a lovely, unexpected present, it makes you feel as though anything is possible in the world. I’m pretty sure that small shop will do very well in the future. I know I will certainly order from that shop again.
Fluency: a full talk, delivered without unnatural pauses and without effort.
Grammar: past simple, past perfect, past prefect passive, past continuous, present simple, future form, frequent complex sentences. Error free
Vocabulary: flexible, an awareness of collocations and with a strong range of words: slightly apprehensive, unique in style, beautifully wrapped, Japanese style wrapping paper, matching bracelet, exquisitely made, put in an order, it goes to show, good customer service, its own rewards
Tips for Speaking Part 2
- Use your 1 mins effectively. Plan extra details to add, plan a past memory or a future plan to boost your grammar score.
- Be natural and chatty. Talk as though you were chatting with a friend.
- Remember that there are no questions to answer. There are guidelines of what to put in your talk which you can use or not use as you wish.
- Following these links and prepare ideas: Common Speaking Part 2 Topics and also Current Speaking Topics in the IELTS test.
- Check out another model answer for speaking part 2. Click on the link: Model Answer Speaking Part 2 Holidays
- Learn How to Start your Part 2 Talk
- See How your IELTS Speaking is Scored: IELTS Band Scores Explained
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