Visiting Relatives: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample Answer
- 1 Speaking Part 1
- 1.0.1 1 Do you often visit your relatives?
- 1.0.2 2 What do you do when you visit them?
- 1.0.3 3 When did you last visit relatives? what did you do?
- 1.0.4 4 Do you prefer visiting your relatives, or your friends?
- 1.0.5 5 Do you take anything when you visit your relatives?
- 1.0.6 6 Is it important to visit family members?
- 1.1 Vocabulary
Speaking Part 1
1 Do you often visit your relatives?
Yes, I do! I used to find it boring when I was younger, but now that I’m older, I cherish (enjoy/value) the time I have with my relatives. I plan to see different relatives every Sunday.
2 What do you do when you visit them?
We usually keep it pretty simple. We tend to have a meal at one of our houses or just sit in the living room and talk. From time to time, we decide to go out to eat or to do something else, like maybe the cinema or the park.
3 When did you last visit relatives? what did you do?
Just this morning actually! I went over to bring my grandparents lunch, since they aren’t very mobile anymore. We ate chicken salad, then I helped them pay their bills online, and chatted.
4 Do you prefer visiting your relatives, or your friends?
I like both for different reasons. I would say I probably enjoy seeing my friends more because it’s a time to de-stress and have fun, whereas seeing family involves more stress and judgment. However, I think family is more important.
5 Do you take anything when you visit your relatives?
Of course! I always try to bring some flowers or some sort of contribution to the meal, as I’m not one who likes to show up empty-handed (with nothing). I especially like to bring something to my relatives after a vacation, like a souvenir- such a keychain, magnet, or T-shirt.
6 Is it important to visit family members?
Absolutely. They are the ones who are there for you when no one else is. I believe we are nothing without family.
- Cherish: enjoy/value
Eg: I cherish my childhood photographs.
- Empty handed: with nothing
Eg: Her father came empty handed from the office
- Contribution: a gift or payment to a common fund or collection
Eg: There was no contribution to the party
- De-stress: to release body or mental tension
Eg: This is a chance to de-stress your mind.
- Souvenir: something kept as reminder
Eg: It has been a memorable souvenir of lost happiness.