2017 IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic: Chocolate & Sample Answers

2017 IELTS Speaking Part 1
2017 IELTS Speaking Part 1

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CHOCOLATE

  1. Do you like sweets or chocolate?
  2. What’s your favorite flavor?
  3. How often do you eat chocolate?
  4. When was the first time you ate chocolate?
  5. Is chocolate popular in your country?
  6. Why do people like chocolate?
  7. Do you think people use chocolate differently now than in the past?
  8. Is chocolate good for our health?
  9. Have you ever given chocolate as a present to someone? Why?

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Sample Answers:

1. Do you like sweets or chocolate?

Well, chocolate is my all-time favorite. After working my butt off all day long, I usually decompress with a chocolate bar.

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2. What’s your favorite flavor?

To be honest, I’m addicted to chocolate, I do have my all-time favorite flavor, which is the white chocolate. Since I have a sweet tooth, dark chocolate would be too bitter for me. Meanwhile, milk chocolate just isn’t sweet enough. So white chocolate is just a perfect fit.

3. How often do you eat chocolate?

Well, although it’s quite pricey, I usually buy myself a box of hand-made dark Belgian chocolates when I receive my wages.

4. When was the first time you ate chocolate?

To the best of my recollection,  it was 20 years ago when I ate chocolate for the first time. The 7-year-old me was over the moon/on cloud nine/deliriously happy when eating something that moreish. Now that my taste changed though, still I enjoy having some dark chocolate after working hard all day long.

5. Is chocolate popular in your country?

There are a variety of chocolate brands with different price range and quality available in the market nowadays. Thanks to the health benefits that it offers for human, consuming chocolate at a suitable level is encouraged. The sweetness of chocolate also makes it a common present that men choose to give their beloved women in special days, especially Valentine’s Day or International Women’s Day.

6. Is chocolate good for our health?

Scientifically, chocolate provides human a number of health benefits. Firstly, eating chocolate helps improve our mood and lift our spirits, even when we’re under pressure. Secondly, consuming chocolate at a reasonable amount is good for cardiovascular system. Interestingly, chocolate has been proved to contain antioxidants, which benefits women as well. However, if people have an over-consumption, it can pose a dire threat to their bone density.

7. Do you think people use chocolate differently now than in the past?

Well, I have never ever thought about it. However, I suppose that people living in this modern life prefer eating chocolate than their ancestors. In my country, the number of chocolate consumption is on the rise, especially in young consumers.

8. Have you ever given chocolate as a present to someone? Why?

Yes. The sweetness of chocolate also makes it a common present that people choose to give their beloved ones in special days, especially Valentine’s Day or International Women’s Day.

Vocabulary

All-time favorite (noun) favorite of all choices, during all times

working my butt off (idiom) work really hard

Decompress (verb) sit down and chill

All day long (phrase) throughout the day

To have a sweet tooth (n) to like sweet foods

Moreish (adj) delicious

Cardiovascular system (n) The system that circulates blood and lymph through the body, consisting of the heart, blood vessels, blood, lymph, and the lymphatic vessels and glands

To benefit (v) to provide advantages to SO

Antioxidant (n)  a substance such as vitamin C or E that removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism.

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