IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic & Questions in 2018 – Topic : Leisure Time, hobbies

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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic in 2018: Leisure Time & Model Answers

Q1: Do you have any hobbies?

Well, everyone has their own leisure pursuits, and mine is reading. The book I’m reading at the moment is The Godfather by renowned author Mario Puzo. It’s a classic, really, and I’d recommend it.


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Leisure pursuit (noun) hobby

Q2: Is it important to have a hobby?

Definitely! I mean nowadays life is getting more and more hectic, so people are always under an enormous amount of stress. That’s why it’s helpful to get into some recreational activities to be able to unwind and just forget about life for a minute, you know?

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Q3: Is it harmful to spend too much time on a hobby?

Yes, I believe spending excessive time on a hobby may have an adverse effect on people. You may end up having not enough time for your priorities like family or work. For example, it’s easy for me to lose myself in books and neglect the deadlines at work.

End up doing something (phrase) to be in a particular place or state after doing something or because of doing it

Q4: What free-time activities would you like to try in the future?

I would love to have a crack at extreme sports in the future, maybe ski-diving. It looks like a blast and I think I will get a real kick out of free-falling from enormous heights.

Have a crack at (phrase) to try to do something although you are not certain that you will succeed

Blast (noun) a thrill

Get a real kick out of (doing) something (phrase) it means to enjoy something very much

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Useful Tip for IELTS Speaking :

To lengthen your sentences, put it into a context. For example, you can say Well, you know, nowadays,…”. To be more specific:

1. Is it important to have a hobby?

  • Without context: Yes, I think hobbies are a great way to unwind
  • With context: You know, nowadays, life is very hectic and I find myself very busy with work, so it’s nice to have a hobby just to unwind in the off-hours.

2. Will robots replace humans at work?

  • Without context: Yes, I think robots will do all the tasks humans are doing now.
  • With context: You know, nowadays automation is the trend in the workplace. Most heavy tasks can now be done by machines with ease, so yes, maybe we’ll be replaced by robots in the future.

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