Holidays: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample Answer
- 1 Speaking Part 1
Do you know anyone who doesn’t like holidays? Well, even if you do, such people are a rarity! So, try practising these questions for Part 1 of the cue card for your IELTS Speaking and achieve a good score!
Speaking Part 1
1 What do you do in your holidays?
Sometimes I travel to broaden my horizons, to admire the beauty of nature and to plunge myself into the picturesque landscape in other regions in my country. Every now and then, I just stay at home with my family and have a little get-together to celebrate the holidays.
2 Who do you usually spend the holiday with?
It depends on what kind of holiday it is. If it’s Christmas vacation, I prefer to hang out with my friends here and there and have a chit-chat. If it’s New Year holiday, I just want to celebrate the holiday with my family and relatives in a cozy ambience.
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3 Do you prefer travelling alone or in a group?
I would say that I’m kind of an introvert so I would rather travel alone to some tranquil and peaceful beauty spots than travel with a group of people during the holiday.
4 Why are holidays important to you?
A holiday is a perfect time for recharging my batteries after a year full of challenges and obstacles, having some me time, and planning for the upcoming year.
5 If you could take a holiday anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
If the choice is in my hands, I’m yearning for travelling to […..] on Christmas vacation when the weather is neither too cold nor too hot. There I can contemplate the picturesque scenery.
- In my hands:
Eg: I took the case in my hand
- Yearn for doing something: to want something a lot, especially something that you know you may not be able to have
Eg: I really yearn to have that magic pencil with me
- Contemplate: to look at something or someone for a long time | admire
Eg: The painting made me contemplate its theme.
- Broaden/widen/expand one’s horizon: to make you see a wider range of opportunities and choices | expand one’s range of interests, activities, and knowledge.
Eg: “You should expand your horizons by travelling.”
- Plunge oneself into something: to suddenly start doing something with energy and enthusiasm, but sometimes without thinking about it first.
Eg: He plunged himself into Bungee jumping
- Every now and then: sometimes
Eg: My sister annoys me every now and then
- Get-together: a small informal meeting or social gathering
Eg: There was a get-together, last evening
- Here and there: in various places
Eg: My mom scolds me for keeping things here and there
- Chit chat: inconsequential conversation; gossip
Eg: I usually have a chit chat with Kanak