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  • can you believe that every single year three million people sit the IELTS exam

  • that's like 10 times the population of Tonga and to get a place in a university

  • like this one Cambridge you need a 7.0 in all four areas of the exam including

  • the speaking form but how hard is this speaking part in a native English

  • speaker pass this part of the test relying solely on their ability to speak

  • English we've come to the birthplace of where it all began for the IELTS exam to

  • see whether the native English speakers can pass this test without any

  • preparation and today we're specifically going to be focusing on part 1 of the

  • IELTS speaking test so let's go find some people of Cambridge and put them to

  • the test for this video we have teamed up with a

  • language learning app called cambly because we think they provide a really

  • great and innovative way for you to turn down time which is time where you're not

  • active you're not working into productive speaking practice imagine one

  • day you are just sitting in the park admiring the Queen's lovely swans but

  • you don't have anyone to talk to and you want to practice your English one thing

  • you can do is get this app onto your mobile telephone and all you need is

  • connection to the internet and you can connect with native English teachers

  • from all over the english-speaking world at the click of a button so this app is

  • brilliant for people who are really busy it's available 24/7 and it means that

  • you don't have to plan your lessons ahead of time so if you want to give

  • Cambly a go for free then use the link in the description box below and you'll get

  • 15 minutes of credits given to you and then if you really like

  • you can sign up to any of their plans and you will get 10% discount on us but

  • make sure you do that quickly because you only get two weeks from now to get

  • that 10% discount so enjoy that and let's get back to Cambridge did you

  • study art at school? No I did not, no.

  • what is the weather like today? Very a very hot. Yes it is. Where is your

  • hometown? My hometown is Manchester and I come from Middleton in Manchester yeah

  • Do you like art ? No I do not. No I've got no interest in art at all.

  • How could your hometown be improved? it could be

  • improved by having an ice rink all year round. Do you ever work or study in the

  • evening? well it depends really on what's going on at work sometimes the school

  • where I work have evening activities in which case I need to hang around and

  • help out with those but in general no I get off around 5:00 p.m. let's take a

  • quick coffee break because these guys are not doing particularly well so far

  • and if they carried on in this fashion for the rest of the test they would most

  • likely fall short of a 7.0 this is because their answers are not long

  • enough they're not paraphrasing the questions and there's not much

  • interesting language being used all of which are key for a high score in part

  • one so we decided to give them a few tips to see if they can improve their

  • scores let's see how they get on what is your favorite mode of transport Mary? My

  • favorite mode of transport would be a horse

  • we've got horses at home .. love a horse! My daughter rides I ride and I prefer

  • to go by horse and carriage to most things ha ha ha amazing! Do you enjoy your birthday?

  • I love my birthday it was my birthday about two weeks ago so a summer birthday

  • it was fantastic we went to Hunstanton which is a beach seaside town not far from

  • Cambridge my hometown about two hours in the car and it was really sunny and it

  • was very nice.. lovely. Do you often watch TV? Do you know what, I don't

  • actually watch a lot of TVto be honest I've not got time to watch TV I've got two

  • young children a two-and-a-half-year-old and a 14 week old so when I get home from

  • the market packed up and done I have to deal with them and by that time I'm just

  • ready to sit down and just chill speak to my other half and go to bed. Do you

  • like your hometown yes yes yes yes I used to like it but now I've been down in

  • Newmarket now for say for 40-something years I'd never move back to Manchester now

  • because this is my town this is my home now Newmarket and I love it yeah come over

  • to cambridge about once a month it's.. you can't beat it, can you? Beautiful place.

  • Do you do the same things in the evenings now as you did when you were a child? Some of the things

  • are the same I still enjoy watching some comedy

  • programs on TV but some things have changed for instance nowadays I'm much

  • more into learning foreign languages so I spend at least an hour catching up on

  • some French or maybe even German these days. How did you get here today today?

  • Today we came via a car on the road Alex's car my daughter's car and we came for about an

  • hour and a half it took us to get here yeah

  • did you enjoy your childhood yes I grew up in London I was the oldest child of

  • three I lived with my parents in a house on the

  • outskirts of London I went to school there yes it was a nice it was a nice

  • happy childhood. What's your favorite food? In terms of food I enjoy the most

  • it's got to be traditional British sausages they're not everyone's cup of

  • tea but for me as a a real English guy there's nothing better. And what's your

  • favorite TV program. What's my favorite TV program, what currently? Yeah. Well I'm watching

  • a thing on Netflix at the moment actually which I'm quite into, but I don't

  • know if it's very good but I'm watching a program called Safe. I've only watched

  • two episodes so that's I'm into that at the moment other than that I don't

  • really watch a lot, as I say. I sometimes I sometimes get persuaded to watch a bit

  • of Emmerdale 'cos that's my girlfriend's cup of tea. Where do you usually buy your

  • clothes? You mean where I usually go shopping to buy things to wear? I usually

  • go to most of the big shops in Cambridge we've got some shopping malls I'll go in

  • a shopping mall. I like to have a really good look around the shops before

  • I decide what I buy. Are you a happy person? I like to think of myself as a

  • happy person, yes. If the Sun is out and the weather's good then I'm as happy as

  • anyone but I'm not always happy and if it's raining or it's snowing then that

  • tends to affect my mood as well. So after a disappointing start our native

  • speakers have ended on a high and they've all been able to get a score of

  • 7.0 or above, well done them! Do keep in mind that an IELTS examiner would need

  • more time to evaluate somebody's level than what we showed today and for that

  • reason they give you an overall mark from all three parts of the speaking

  • exam and would never give grades based on just part one like we did today

  • meaning if you were to do badly in part one you could still get a high score by

  • performing better in part two and three. So we really hope that you have found

  • this video fun and also informative if you are preparing yourself for the IELTS

  • speaking exam. As we can see it's difficult even for native speakers if

  • they don't have the right strategy and techniques in place to tackle these

  • questions, they are difficult. So when it comes to your exam take it seriously

  • find a teacher find the free resources online or even Cambly that can help

  • you to answer these questions well and give the examiners exactly what they are

  • looking for. Good luck in your exam and see you again soon for another video

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Can Brits Pass IELTS Speaking? - Part 1

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