Weather: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Model Answer
Although we often get confused between weather and climate, it is best to clarify it before you take the IELTS Speaking test. So, to help you clarify all your doubts and prepare better for the exam, given below are some Part 1 questions with sample answers and related vocabulary.
1 What’s the weather like in your country each season?
Well, I was born and grew up in a tropical country, so it’s pretty much hot and humid all year-round. However, in Northern cities, we actually enjoy four distinct seasons. In summery months, it can get really sweltering, and by contrast, temperatures can really dip in winter.
2 What type of weather do you like best?
I’d consider myself a cold weather person. I love the crisp mornings at the end of fall and the chill of winter. Maybe it’s because we have to bundle up as the weather turns cold, and I love wearing sweaters and overcoats.
3 Does the weather ever affect what you do?
You know, I gotta say yes, especially when it rains. I mean, I cannot go out and run my errands if it’s pouring outside. The roads get slippery, so it’s quite dangerous to drive. Besides, you will be soaked if you do decide to go out.
4 Does it rain a lot in your hometown?
Well, it depends on the season. In winter and spring, there is a dearth of rain associated with the arid weather. In contrast, it is usually raining cats and dogs in summer and august, causing loads of troubles for people travelling on the road.
5 Does rain ever affect transportation in your hometown?
Yeah, of course. Traffic is often held up when it rains. All the roads are clogged, and people find it difficult to escape from traffic congestion. I would stay at home and watch TV rather than going out and being caught up in traffic.
Here are the vocabularies for “Weather” with examples:
- Sweltering: extremely hot in an unpleasant or uncomfortable way
Eg: The weather here is sweltering.
- Dip: to become less
Eg: The temperature here is dipping slowly
- Crisp: crisp weather is pleasant because it is cold and dry.
Eg: The weather is Shimla in May is crisp and soothing
- Bundle up: to put warm clothes on yourself or someone else, or to wrap someone in something warm
Eg: She bundled up in a room and is sipping coffee
- Run an errand: to take a short trip to do a specific thing.
Eg: She’s running errands
- Slippery: tending to cause slipping or sliding, like ice, oil, or a wet surface.
Eg: The place is very slippery
- Soaked: To make thoroughly wet or saturated.
Eg: I am soaked in rain
- Dearth: a scarcity or lack of something.
Eg: She has dearth of manners
- Arid: (of land or a climate) having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation
Eg: Dont waste water in this arid region
- Rain cats and dogs: rain heavily
Eg: It is raining cats and dogs since yesterday
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