Names: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample Answer
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In IELTS Speaking Part 1, to answer IELTS examiner’s questions in a natural and fluent way, you should focus on one idea only and then expand that idea into a long meaningful sentence using grammar patterns and vocabulary, which can help you get Band 8.0+ for IELTS Speaking.
Let’s practice it with some easy questions about an interesting topic: Names.
Speaking Part 1
1 Who gave you your name ? / What’s the origin of your name?
My name is named after a famous figure who my parents really admire and they really hope that I can turn out to be exactly like her in the future. So yeah, I guess both of them agreed upon the name.
2 Does your name have any special meaning?
Most Vietnamese names do, I suppose, and mine is not an exception. My name can be interpreted as a river in Autumn. In my country, anything related to Autumn is considered beautiful and calm, since this season is the most comfortable one out of the four. So, I assume my parents did have somewhat an expectation when they named me that.
3 Do you think your name is special?
Actually, the name [……] is fairly common in my country. You would be pretty surprised at how many girls here are named [….]. But, in a sense, this name is special to me because my parents gave it to me and it will stay with me for my whole life.
4 Do you like your name?
Definitely yes! It’s a simple, yet meaningful name to me. Say if you ask me whether I would like to change my name into another one, my answer would be a big no.
5 What do your friends call you?
It really depends. Most of my close friends prefer to call me by my nickname, “Pup”. Meanwhile, others just use my first name.
6 Did your family have a certain (nick) name that they called you when you were a child?
When I was born, I had been crying for more than 2 hours. Therefore, my parents decided to call me Crocodile, which turned out to be my nickname afterwards. It was such a funny name which still makes me embarrassed when my parents call my nickname in front of my friends.
7 How did your parents choose your name?
My parents named me after a famous freedom fighter in my country who is universally admired today. I hope I can achieve great things like she did.
- Assume: supposed to be in a place without proof
Eg: He has assumed that it will not work
- Achieve: Successfully bring about or reach by effort, skill or courage .
Eg: He’s working hard to achieve his goals
- Admired: regard with respect and warm approval .
Eg: She was being admired.
- Embarrassed: to cause confusion and shame to
Eg: He is very embarrassed to be in the same position for 2 yrs.