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.


thanks Adam i understand  what the IELTS means from your helping.
i really want to learn more and develop my English language.
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Wonderful video. Really , I enjoyed watching it.

Hello to everybody! I am a new member of this site. Hope we all have a one goal - to improve our English skills. I am going to take official IELTS test soon, anybody already passed this test? Any advice? Many thanks

Plz help me ... i wanna improve english

So cooool video! So funny examiner's face and finally, again this question about buildings in his home town!!! Cool, I think I'll keep recalling and laughting  at this all the day:)))) Thanks to everybody:)))))))

Yes its realy nice to be a member of this particular site.I love english but while speaking I dont have got such kind of flair.But may be british council help me out of such kind of problem so that I could develop my self more in speaking than anything else.

Thanks a lot for your support. I appreciate the way you answer  each and every question asked by the users.


What does IELTS interview mean???

Hello Damo,

IELTS is an English language test which has four parts: reading, listening, writing and speaking. The speaking test is in the form of an interview.

I hope that helps.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team