IELTS interview is different from a job interview. Be sure to showcase your English ability, not your job qualification.

Are job interviews the same as IELTS interviews? The answer is, in some ways they are and in others they are not.

How are they the same?

In a job interview and an IELTS interview you are asked questions and based on your answers you are judged by another person. In both you are trying to create a good impression.

How are they different?

In a job interview you are trying to showcase your experience, your qualifications and your skills and expertise that are relevant for the job you are applying for. In contrast, in an IELTS interview you are only showcasing your level of spoken English and it is this that the examiner will judge you on.

In an IELTS interview you do not need to sell yourself in terms of your job qualifications or experience, you simply need to demonstrate to the examiner your competence in English. Unfortunately in our video clip, Joao does not understand this and concentrates on selling himself more than selling his English ability.


Hello friend, this is n.islam.  I want to develop in all section of IELTS exam such as  reading, writing  & speaking. please give me some advice how can I score  7  in IELTS exam. 

Hello Mohammad,
A band 7 is quite a high score; how long do you have to prepare for the test?
Have you followed the links from the IELTS box on the right-hand side of the page? There is lots of advice there.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

it is very nice to find the test material online
wish you luck

Hello,everyone,Have a nice day

Exercises make perfect !

It's so funny how the examiner changed the question into "what's the most interesting building in your hometown?" Because in the previous video that question really made the interviewee loose his fake self confidence.

Thanx to  dis website 

hello everyone its good

Hello to Everybody...;)

hi, frnd...
can u pls tell me, wat made u feel diffrence in ielts.
n wats ur experiences... gv me some suggesions for me, to improve my english.