IELTS speaking part 1 is the first part of your speaking test and as you enter the test room the examiner might starts greeting you and maybe making some jokes to alleviate you stress – Examiners are always welcoming and friendly- . After a while she/he will ask you if you are ready to start or not. No worries , be relax and if you say “yes” he will start the test by pushing on a record button on his recording device. [This recording is because your speaking score could be recorded in your file by the British council and If you probably will not be satisfied about your score that is announced to you after 12 to 13 days ,your voice and speaking ability can be reassessed by other examiners as well. Of course you will be charged for this . But if you get a higher mark in the second time your money will be refunded to you.]
In this part of the test you be asked some common daily spoken topics and you should give some answers.
The answers should not be too long and too short at the same time.
You are better to be yourself and answer them like a friendly conversation to your friends .
Do not memories any sample answer. And if some of them are offered here this just to practice and making you familiar with the structures to answer these questions. Try to personalize your answers.
If the examiner feels that you have memorized an answer you will loose point
Common Topics in Part 1
Some of the most common topics that you might be asked in the IELTS speaking part one are as below :
samples Questions with answers will be posted as well.
As we mentioned before you should not give too simple and short answers and of course not a too long one as well.
For example the examiner asks :
– what city have you grown up in?
❌Do not say : In Sydney
✅You’d better to say :
I have grown up in Sydney one of the largest cities in Australia
TRY to extend you answers with one of these ways
۱- add some reasons :
I have grown up in Sydney BECAUSE my family loved this city
۲- add details :
I have grown up in Sydney ,the most populous city in Australia
۳- Compare to sth:
Ive been brought up in Sydney as it was the most loved city by my parents comparing to other places.
۴- Contrast facts :
I’ve grown up in Sydney despite the fact that Melbourne was my mom’s hometown .