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IELTS Speaking Sample Part 2 - Being Polite

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

Describe a situation in which you had to be polite

You should say

  • what the situation was

  • Who was there

  • How you showed your politeness

And explain why you had to be polite

I still remember very clearly the time when I had an interview for my first part-time job as a teaching assistant (TA), about 7 years ago.

To be honest, I was quite nervous at that time when I was the 1st person to be called in for the interview. However, I still tried my best to stay calm and be as polite as possible to give the interviewer a good impression. Luckily, the interviewer was quite nice and she greeted me with a welcoming smile. Of course, I also politely responded with “Good morning, ma’am“.

Sometimes, you know, when I wasn't sure about one of her questions, I asked "Sorry, could you please repeat the question?". She was quite patient with me, I guess. Finally, at the end of the interview, she gave me a warm hug when I said “Thanks a lot for your time”, which made me feel quite comfortable after all.

Personally I think that we always need to be polite, not only in situations like this but also in our daily life, because this is good behaviour. This is also something that I expect from others when they’re talking to me.



  • teaching assistant: trợ giảng

  • stay calm: giữ bình tĩnh

  • give sb a good impression: tạo ấn tượng tốt cho ai đó

  • greet sb with a welcoming smile: chào đón ai với nụ cười trên môi

  • give sb a warm hug: trao cho ai đó một cái ôm ấm áp


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