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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics & Questions
House or apartment
- Do you live in a house or an apartment?
I’m living in a small house that has 2 storeys. It’s a cozy house and was painted in green
- Which is your favourite room in your home? Why?
I love my bedroom the best. I have my own space and personalize it to my liking. I always feel comfortable and relaxed in my room
Personalize: If you personalize an object, you change it or add to it so that it is obvious that it belongs to or comes from you
To my liking: If something is to your liking, it suits your interests, tastes, or wishes.
- Would you change anything about your home? Why / why not?
I’d like to have a small garden at the back yard. I want to grow some trees and flowers and it’d be perfect place to get away from the hectic of life
Hectic: 1 full of activity, or very busy and fast
- Would you like to move to a different home in the future?
I think I’d move to another city. Though I’ve been living here for a long time, staying at one place can’t teach me new things in life. I want to open my mind and spend time to explore the world open my mind: a mind or attitude that is open to new ideas and opinions
- What does your house overlook?
Well, my house is lower than other houses so there isn’t much thing to see as it’s surrounded by buildings and electric wire
- Do you like going to someone’s house or someone goes to your house?
Both of them are good for me. As long as we get on well with each other so no matter where we meet, I’m still happy get on well with: to have a good relationship
- What do you often do when someone visits your house?
I’m friendly with everyone so whoever comes to my house I always treat the same. I’ll ask them to stay for dinner or have some tea while talking. It makes the guests feel more comfortable so they’ll come back the next time
- Do you like chocolate?
Absolutely. I have a sweet tooth so chocolate is my favorite thing. It’s full of flavor that makes my mouth water
Have a sweet tooth :like eating sweet foods, especially sweets and chocolate.
Makes my mouth water: to make someone hungry (for something)
- How often do you eat chocolate?
I guess 2 or 3 times a week. Eating too much makes tooth decay so I just eat a small bar of chocolate when I’m hungry
Decay: to (cause something to) become gradually damaged, worse, or less
- Do you give chocolate as a present?
Some people love chocolate some people don’t so I only give them chocolate if they fancy it. Besides, I don’t know how to choose delicious chocolate so I prefer giving another present like clothes
- Why do the kids like chocolate?
I think Chocolate is sweet and tasty so kids love it and even adults. It is also cheap and easy to eat
IELTS Speaking Part 2
Describe a person from your past you would like to see again
You should say:
Who it is
When did you see this person
What do you know about this person
And explain why do you want to see this person
The person I’m going to talk about is a friend or mine from Germany. I met him on Couchsurfing which is a famous app for travellers to (1) make new friends . (2) To the best of my recollection, I was surfing the internet then he (3) dropped me a message to hang out with him. I was reluctant at first as I didn’t know who he was but (4) I had some on my hand so I said yes. My first impression about him was that he looked so young like way younger than I thought. He came to Vietnam as a part of his gap year plan and it was his last destination before coming back to Germany . I didn’t have much expectation but that conversation really (5) breathed new life into me as we found out we both love teaching. He talked passionately about opening his own English center and his (6) aspiration to teach English for everyone. We (7) shared the same goal so that conversation lasted for hours with lots of ideas showed up. He also gave me sound advice to improve my English and how to teach effectively. Although he is young, he talks and thinks like a (8)fully matured man. Unfortunately that was his last day in Vietnam so we spent every moment to enjoy (9)quality time together. He inspired me a lot to become a better teacher and I do hope to see him again some day
- make new friends
- To the best of my recollection
- dropped me a message
- had some time on my hand
- breathed new life into sb
- shared the same goal
- fully matured
- quality time
IELTS Speaking Part 3
- Where can we go to meet new friends?
In my opinion, it depends on interest and goal of each person . People can go to the gym, make friends with ones who love (1) working out or join in some English clubs if they want to enhance English . Social networks is helpful method to find friends from all over the world and it (2) narrows the gap among people. They may even find their (3) soulmate there
- working out: to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body
- narrow the gap: reduce distance from one person to another
- soulmate: someone, usually your romantic or sexual partner, who you have a special relationship with, and who you know and love very much
- People say that online friends aren’t true friends. Do you agree or disagree?
I partly agree with this. People tend to (1) make up a new version of themshelves to impress others or (2) cover their weaknesses. That’s why once they meet in person, they’ll be upset about their (3) e-friend. On the one hand, it’s easier to (4) strike up a conversation when you’re hiding behind a screen. Lots of people have friends online and they (4) are bounded by distance but they are still nice with each other. They still keep in touch and become (5) lifelong friends like other relationships
- make up: to make and tell a lie.
- cover their weaknesses: hide things that are not good
- e-friend: someone you know in a digital context
- strike up a conversation: to start a conversation (with someone)
- bounded by distance: limited by distance
- lifelong friends: lasting for the whole of a person’s life
- What does it mean to be a good friend?
I believe that (1) a friend in need is a friend in deed. A good friend means he’ll be a (2) pillar of support to his friends though (3) thick and thin. They will never give up on each other and (4) keep each other in line
- a friend in need is a friend in deed: a friend who helps you when you really need help is a true friend.
- pillar of support: A supportive or emotionally strong person
- thick and thin: you always support or stay with them, even if there are problems or difficulties
- keep sb in line: control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully
- Why do people have more good friends when they study at school?
I think people are more (1) naïve when they are still at school. They don’t know how to (2) ingratiate others and just make friends with people that make them happy.This warm relationship sets the stage for all future relationships, including friendships. Besides, people are (3) occupied with their work so they hardly have time to meet new friends and collegues tend to compete with each other. That’s why when people grow up, it’s harder for them to find true friends
- Naïve: too willing to believe that someone is telling the truth, that people’s intentions in general are good, or that life is simple and fair.
- Ingratiate: to make someone like you by praising or trying to please them
- occupied : busy
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