IELTS Speaking Band 9 Sample Answer + Vocabulary

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Listen to a Band 9 sample answer for one of the most common topics in IELTS Speaking Part 2 (which is a job) + Learn some useful vocabulary and grammar from the answer that you could use yourself to get a higher score.

Vocabulary and grammar from this video lesson

If (past simple), would/could/might + verb (conditional type 2, subjunctive mood)
If I were rich, I would still make these video lessons.
If I couldn’t go on holiday for a long time, I would get sad.

In particular = especially
I didn’t like anything in particular.

Basically is a useful linking word when you want to explain something or say what is important about it.
Basically, there is not much we can do about it.

My job involves = My responsibilities are

Ultimately = Finally, in the end
Ultimately, it is up to you = In the end, you have to make the decision

A job such as this = a nice way to say this job

A job may become dangerous.
Use “may” to say that something is possible
It may be worth considering my suggestion.

Provide a good work-life balance = your work leaves you enough free time for your family and hobbies.
Part-time working is often the best way to improve your work-life balance.
To work part-time means to work less than 35 or 40 hours a week.

On the plus side, I suppose one will never get bored of this job because of its variety.
“On the plus side” is a linker showing that after talking about disadvantages of something, you are about to talk about some advantages.

satisfying/rewarding/fulfilling job/work/career/experience
to find something satisfying/rewarding
I find playing the piano particularly satisfying after a long day at work.

In terms of salary, such jobs are usually well-paid, which is useful for paying bills and supporting your family.
In terms of something = shows what aspect of something you are talking about.
This job is great in terms of salary.
A salary = money you earn (usually paid monthly, working in an office)
A wage = money you earn (usually paid weekly, working in a factory)
To earn a salary/a wage

To pay bills = to pay for someone’s expenses
I don’t like my job but it pays the bills.

To support your family = in this context means to give money to your family so they could pay their bills
I earn quite well but I need to support elderly parents.

What I find most appealing is how intellectually stimulating such a job would be.
To find something appealing = to be attracted by something
Retaking the driving test in the UK is not a prospect I find appealing.

An intellectually stimulating job = a job that makes your brain work

Please note the grammatical structure of this sentence:
What I find most appealing is how intellectually stimulating such a job would be.
What I find surprising is how easily you have changed your mind.

In short, this is a challenging and rewarding career.
A challenging career/job/task = Difficult in a way that tests your abilities

Had I known about all of this in my early twenties, I would have definitely become a journalist.
If I had + past participle, would/could/might + have + past participle (conditional type 3).

IELTS Speaking Band 9 Sample Answer + Vocabulary

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Dolly Pawar

U know what dear? You are the best YouTube trainer for IELTS.

Alam Zeb

Hats off mam, you earned the respect of many….

Jass Jass

Thaxxxxxx lottttt mam


I guess self presentation would be great! Thanks ma'am

Manvir kaur

Hlo mam ..plz make video on General questions related to hometown

Harmanpreet Singh

I am Harmanpreet singh from India and my request plz make a new video for sentence structure

Lava Alhamid

Thanks for this video. I want about travelling??

Siham Siham

Thanks a lot for the information. Go on please.. But where can I find the words?

Karamjeet Kaur

Plz mam make video for 7 bands


Is there anyone wants to practice oral English for IELTS exam? I'm searching for a partner to practice with.

Su-Jin Oh

Seriously, I really love your lecture videos! Your video clips are always very practical! Today, I watched one of your lectures, "IELTS Speaking SAMPLE Band 8 | Three Task 2 Answers"! You gave a tip "do not focus on sub-questions," I really love this tip, because every time I focused on sub-questions, and it makes my speech suck! / And, this time, you explained some grammar structures!!! Thanks a lot ^____^!!!

Harpreet singh Dhaliwal

Vocabulary for ielts writings

mona m

Can you please post something on "what kind of shoes you like.. fashionable or comfortable" , "tell me something you have done something for someone by your own", "why boy kids are more attracted to automobile toys where girl child are attracted for dolls"

Soroosh Sattari

Thanks for this useful video.
Is it possible to talk about Environment Topics?

Nikhil Chawla

Most of the tutors suggest there shouldn't be any hand movement while speaking as it reflects a lack of confidence. Is it right?

himanshu gangwar

Really impressive… Plz help with more videos on task 2….

Aksh Deep

You are the first person whose vedioes I like the most on you tube.

huong thu

Thank you so much for doing this. I've been being stuck with this problem for a long time. Please give us more examples of speaking topics. :)

Pinky pawar Bhatwa

Hi mam, Formal or Informal speaking is much good.?

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inaja alves

great video

Sarin Joseph

Yes more

Ali Helmy

So inspiring video

Hasan Shan

Pls give atleast 10 words for each types of topic.Especially for first part of the ielts. Thanks….

Asif Ahmed

Thank you

Bell Rage

I would like that you can give us a different topic for learning English not just about IELTS. thank you


Could you please post video on self-introduction

Karan Sidhu

Please make video on idoms and phrases.

anjana sravani

Tomorrow is my speaking test. I’m quite nervous..

stella charles Akupue

Please i want to be more guided on my writing and reading skills.
I really enjoyed the just concluded speaking tips. It's a plus for me.

Gunel Qva

I wanna see about "envıronmental" topıc

Hardeep Kaur

I am journalist mam .. and i am going to appear in official test on 6th of April and speaking is on 11th April . I am little nervous about test.

Masha K

great video, thank you so much
looking forward to seeing more videos about speaking


Please I would like you to do more videos on ielts writing tests, thank you.

Neha Shrestha

Mam I will be waiting for your replies…….
Im very curious to know …….. whether
I should apply or betters to study at own country

Neha Shrestha

Hi mam❤
I'm at garde 12 and I'm planning to have ielts exam …..
But i had scored 1.97 gpa only in garde 11
Can i go abroad for further study ?

Avinash Gajera

Plz make video on how tackle reading and writing.

Hariharan S

Very well explanied ..please put more videos of speaking with such variety of complex sentences usage and vocabulary .
Request you please follow the same way of presentation.
This Video is awesome and very helpful.

shukla vaishali

pls mam add more videos for different types of topics asked in ielts

Karthick Neelakandan

Looks like you misspelled piece as "peace" of work at 8.59. Please correct it when you get a chance.