2017 IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic: Dream with Model Answers
- 1 Speaking Part 1
- 1.0.1 1 Do you dream much at night?
- 1.0.2 2 Do you like your dreams at night?
- 1.0.3 3 Do you remember your dreams when you wake up?
- 1.0.4 4 . Do you like hearing other’s dreams?
- 1.0.5 5 Why are dreams so important? /Do you think dreams will affect life?
- 1.0.6 6 What is your dream?
- 1.0.7 7 Do you want to learn more about dreams?
- 1.1 Vocabulary
Speaking Part 1
1 Do you dream much at night?
Yes, I do. I have quite vivid dreams about things that are going on in my life at the time and I even have nightmares sometimes.
2 Do you like your dreams at night?
For me, the answer is obviously no. This is mainly because I often dream about the bad experiences in the past, which makes me have a sinking feeling when waking up and put me in such a bad mood all day long.
3 Do you remember your dreams when you wake up?
Well, honestly, I completely forget most dreams I have been through. However, sometimes I had vivid dreams which regularly haunted me. Every now and then, I had really pleasant and meaningful dreams which I could remember well after awakening and I love to take a trip down memory lane for a while.
You spend nearly one-third of your life asleep, so remembering your dream is such a challenge. Honestly, I hardly recall any of my dreams after waking up. Sometimes, I manage to visualize a dream in graphic detail just because that dream does bring some strong emotions after I wake up.
4 . Do you like hearing other’s dreams?
By all means. I suppose that dreams represent their current psychological stress or struggles that they express themselves in an environment considered safe. Therefore, when I listen to them speaking about their dreams, I can get an insight into their body, mind and spirit.
Surprisingly, there are those whose dreams can be a fortune teller. Therefore, I prefer listening to mysterious dreams of people surrounding me. They can predict what will happen in the future, which makes me very excited. Hearing other’s dreams really catches my attention.
5 Why are dreams so important? /Do you think dreams will affect life?
Well, this is an interesting question. I think we are all aware of how important dream is. Dreams motivate us to move forward, overcome obstacles to fulfill ourselves. Dream is something out of reach only when do people have no passion and patience, as well as life purposes. Honestly, I feel pity for whoever lives without dream as they’ll never know what they can do and how dreams can shape them.
In fact, a dream is a wish your heart makes. Hence, you usually dream about what you are hoping, so with someone who is superstitious, it’s good when their dreams turn into a good precursor, which makes them feel relieved about the future. Then, it is undeniable that dreams will affect life in all ways.
6 What is your dream?
I’m living the dream to become a successful businessman who can run a chain store. I’m trying to fulfill my dream and hopefully one day it’ll come true.
7 Do you want to learn more about dreams?
To me, dreams always beg a question. I often wonder why we dreams, how dreams occur in our life and how they can predict what will happen in the future. Therefore, I would like to look into them more carefully to figure out the mysteries lying beneath my dreams.
- Beg a question: If a statement or situation begs the question, it causes you to ask a particular question
Eg: The new attendant’s investigation begs the question of what caused bribery in the office
- Look into: To examine the facts about a problem or situation
Eg: Please look into the case before investigating it
- Figure out: To discover
Eg: “Could you please figure out the issue in my laptop?”
- Have a sinking feeling: A feeling that something bad is going to happen
Eg: “Do you get a sinking feeling?”
- Put somebody in a bad mood: Sad; depressed; grouchy; with low spirits
Eg: This song put me into a bad mood
- To be through: To have finished something
Eg: I really have to be through with my studies
- Vivid dream: Any dream or nightmare which one remembers after awakening
Eg: I had a vivid dream last night
- Every now and then: Sometimes
Eg: She kept knocking on my door every now and then
- Take a trip down memory lane: To reminisce over memories of past events, especially happy ones.
Eg: I took a trip down to the memory line and reminisced about my school days.
- Living the dream: Do what you really want to do/achieve
Eg: I m really living my dream by working in this company
- Chain store: A store that is part of a chain of similar stores selling the same type of product, and that are all owned and controlled by the same organization
Eg: “Look there ,I guess there is some chain store over there”
- Fulfill one’s dream: Realize one’s dream
Eg: I really want to fullfil my fathers dream
- Come true: To materialize as expected or hoped
Eg: My dream has come true.
- Move forward: Make progress
Eg: “Can you please move forward ?”
- Out of reach: Unobtainable
Eg: She is out of reach now
- Recall: To remember something
Eg: “Can you please recall the place where you kept the paper”
- Visualize: To form a picture of somebody/something in your mind
Eg: “Please visualize what happened last night.”