IELTS Speaking Part 1 Örnekleri
Do you like holidays?
Of course, I do. We all need some spare time. We cannot struggle for something all the time. Living without holidays would be a disaster. Both mentally and physically.
When did you last have a holiday?
At the end of last summer. I have a busy schedule at other times of the year. I camped in Antalya. It was a lovely experience. I felt part of the nature.
Do you like long or short holidays?
It does not matter. If I want to visit a new place, it is better to have a longer holiday. For instance, I had the chance to visit Barcelona last year. I had only one week for the entire holiday. It was not enough.
But, if I need to unwind only, even three days can be enough. Sometimes, I need to rest only. I just want to get rid of all my responsibilities.
Would you prefer to have a holiday at a beach or in a city?
At a beach, of course. I like to sunbathe and swim. I do this whenever possible. Spending a few hours at the beach fully refreshes me.
But, I also like cultural tours in historical cities. I like to think about ancient people. It feels good to imagine how they lived, what they went through.
Are there many public holidays in your country?
Many, I think. We have a public holiday almost every month. These range from religious festivals to historically important days. Our country has had a turbulent history. There are many things to remember.
What do people usually do in public holidays?
Some attend celebrations in city centers or stadiums. Others prefer to rest at home. Children love the opportunity to skip a few lessons thanks to these. Public holidays are embraced by all members of a society for a reason.
Do you like to spend time by yourself?
I do. I am an introvert. I often need to spend time alone to feel better.
What do you usually do when you spend time alone?
I either watch movies or read something. I am really fond of science fiction.
Do you prefer spending time alone or with friends?
It depends on my mood. I have a limited number of friends. I like to hang out with them at most twice a week. Spending time alone sounds like a better idea to me.
Is it boring to spend time alone?
Not for me. There is so much to read and watch. I think introverts can never get bored of reading. I have no idea about the rest.
Do you like travelling?
More than everything. I like to see new places. There is nothing else that gives me more joy.
How often do you travel?
Very often. There so many beautiful places places to see in my country. From mountains and forests to beaches. There is something for everybody.
What is the best place for vacation in your country?
The southern areas are best for those who love to swim and sunbathe. But, if you are willing to have a winter holiday, Eastern Turkey is the more suitable destination.
Would you like to be travel around the world?
Who would not? I wish I had the courage to give up my job and see all exotic locations, such as the Amzon river or the Himalayas.
Would you like to have a job that involves travelling to different countries?
That sounds like a dream. Getting paid for it sounds too good to be true.
What kind of challenges can you face while travelling?
You may have to be extra careful in dangerous countries, such as Honduras or Brazil. In exotic locations, acommodation and food may pose challenges.
How do you commute to school or work?
I usually take the subway. I am lucky to live around a subway station. It significantly reduces the amount of time spent for commuting.
What other mode of transport can you use to get there?
It is possible to take the bus, as well. My workplace is located at the very center of the city.
Would you prefer to travel by your own car or a bus?
Depends on my mood. If in a hurry, driving my own car sounds better. But, if I feel a little lazy, I would not like to drive at all. Driving requires being alert all the time. It is a little taxing for the brain.
How did you commute to school when you were a child?
I did not. I lived only a few hundred meters away from the school. I went there on foot all the time.
Which modes of transport are widespread in your country?
Buses are much more common, because it is more affordable to travel by them. But, flights are also becoming more popular, either. 10 years ago, only the very rich could fly, but plane tickets are not that costly anymore.
Have you ever met any of your online friends?
Not yet. And that will never be the case I think. I do not trust people that I meet online. They would be after anything. My friends are enough for me.
Are you in touch with some of your childhood friends?
Thanks to social media, I am. We occasionally text each other. I would like to meet them in person, but I live too far away from them anymore.
What kind of people do you like to be friends with?
I like people with whom I can talk comfortably. I do not want to hesitate when around friends. I want to speak my mind all the time.
Do you consider yourself a good friend?
I guess. I help them whenever they need it. I never let them down. Let it be lending money or listening to them. I am always there for them.
Do you have any friends who live far away from you?
Unfortunately, yes. My best friend had to move abroad for her career. She was unable to affor a living here anymore. But, we are still in touch. Through the internet, of course.
How often do you visit your relatives?
Not very often. I am too busy with my work and studies. I barely have time to rest. Even so, the idea is not very attractive. I am not really fond of most of them.
Do you enjoy spending time with your relatives?
Only with the younger ones. Older people in our society see life differently. They are stuck with the old way of life. They are too boring.
When was the last time you visited your relatives?
A few months back, my cousin got married. I attended the wedding ceremony just like many of my relatives. I had a bit of a talk with some of them.
What do people in your country do when they visit their relatives?
They talk about what they are going through. Like how much they earn, what the kids are doing, where they study …
Would you prefer to spend time with your relatives or friends?
Friends, of course. I cannot choose my relatives, but I am friends with people I like only. I have more fun when with friends.
What did you study at university?
Ben İngilizce öğretmeniyim, fakat rastgele bir örnek sundum. I studied software engineering at a reputable university. It was initially hard, but over time I got used to it.
Why did you choose this department?
I wanted to understand more about artificial intelligence. I am fascinated by the idea of humanlike robots. I wanted to help build them.
Are you satisfied with your choice?
I am. I have always been interested in the way codes work. I have learnt many things so far. I can now underdstand how applications work.
Alternatif: I am not. I now want a job that involves spending more time with people. At my current job, I spend much time writing codes. I am bored of looking at the screen only.
At what part of the day do you like to study more?
It is easier to study early in the day. I can stay focused for a longer time in the mornings. In the evening, I like to hang out with my friends or family.
Is there any method that helps you study more efficiently?
I only need to stay away from my phone. Otherwise, I get distracted by the notifications. Especially, in the evenings, I get many messages. That’s why I always study away from my phone.
Do you care more about your friends or your education?
They are both important. Life means nothing without friends. Also, it is impossible to get a decent career without proper education. I have enough time for both.
How do you maintain your health?
I train several times a week. It keeps me physically active. I also watch what I eat. I have a balanced diet, which includes enough fat and protein.
Do you have any unhealthy habits?
Unfortunately, yes. I usually do not enough as much as necessary. I hope I will be able to get rid of this.
What is more important for health? Eating healthy food or exercising regularly?
I thin both are equally important. Doing only one of these cannot ensure good health. Our body needs both. If you do not exercise, your body will weaken over time. And without nutritious food, no one can stay healthy for long.
Do you like running as an activity?
I do. Especially by the seaside. It feels great to feel the breeze.
How often do you run?
Once a week at least. In summers, I have the chance to run more often because the weather is usually good. But, I do not run when it is rainy or too windy.
When was the last time you ran?
Last Sunday. I had a great run before breakfast. I was alone, though. I was listening to music while running.
Where can you run in your city?
I live in a city with a long shore. There is a running lane that spans more than 10 kms I think.
Have you ever participated in a long-distance running competition?
The farthest I ran was almost 20 kms. With a few breaks, of course. It was for fun only, not for a competition. I’m not fit enough for competing.
Did you have running classes at school?
No. In physical education classes, we usually played either football or volleyball. Nothing directly about running.
Would you watch a live running event on TV?
Running itself is a little boring. But, watching a 100 meter race would be fun. It gives us the chance to see the fastest people on Earth.
Have you ever seen a wild animal?
Many times so far. The city I live in is home to a huge zoo. There are all kinds of wild animals over there. From tigers to bears.
What is your favourite wild animal?
I do not think I have a favourite one. But, if I had to choose one, it would be the bear. They are too heavy, but they can run much faster than an athlete, swim like a fish and climb up trees like monkeys.
Do you prefer to drink tea or coffee?
Coffee tastes better. I hardly ever drink tea. It takes a lot more time to prepare.
Is it the same case for people in your country?
Not really. The overwhelming majority of Turkish people consume tea only. Some drink up to 30 glasses a day. It has become more like an addiction for them.
Do you ever go out to drink tea or coffee?
I do. Especially if I want to try a different taste. Where I live, there are many cafes offering specialty coffee.
What kind of beverages do your serve for your guests?
Tea is the primary choice for the majority. Coffee is not the practical choice if there are many guests. One pot of tea may be enough for a dozen.
Have you ever baked anything?
Not yet. Neither cooking nor baking is my call. I do not have any patience when it comes to preparing food.
Do you like eating cakes?
Not really. They are too sweet. They are also packed with too many calories. But, I loved them as a child. Not anymore.
Do you ever crave desserts?
Very rarely. I have no idea what triggers it. The craving appears out of nowhere.
Do people in your country like to eat desserts after meals?
They do, I think. There are countless dessert recipes in my country. This implies that they are eaten every now and then.
Are you interested in fashion?
Not at all. I am more interested in improving the way my body looks.
Do you follow the latest trends in fashion?
Not really. Yet, no one can completely ignore it. You will just see it around. It takes a little walk in a city center to see the curren trends.
If possible, would you like to own trendy clothes?
Comfort comes first for me. If I can meet this criteria, it does not matter whether my clothes are fashionable or not.
Is fashion an important concern for people in your country?
I cannot say so. The vast majority of Turks can barely meet their essential needs. For most, there is no money left for fashion.
What are the drawbacks of wearing fashionable clothes?
I can think of one only. You will look like many other people. Fashion creates a similar look on people.
Have you always had the same hairstyle?
I have. I am not really interested in changing it. I am used to the way it is.
How often do you have your hair cut?
Once a month. I do not like to spend any extra time to maintain it. When it is longer, you should some time to style it.
Would you like to change your hair colour?
Not really. Its natural colour is fine. I do not want to be bothered with it.
Have you ever felt bad about your hairstyle?
Never. I have always had short hair. I have never thought about changing it.
Did you like science lessons as a student?
They were harder than others, but I did. It was great to study everything in detail. I learn so much about life thanks to them.
What have you learnt through science lessons?
I have learnt this one thing. We know so little about life. There is so much more to understand. That will take many life times, I think.
Are you interested in history?
I am. It may be about the past, but it also gives us a clue about the future. The saying ”History repeats itself.” makes sense to me.
Have you ever been to a historical museum?
No. I pay more attention to what happened. Historical objects are of no interest to me.
When was the last time you read a book on history?
I am currently reading a book on the rise of the Mongol Empire. It contains a lot of valuable information about the nomadic way of life.
Do you like watching movies about about historic events?
I do. I always end up imagining what I would do if I lived in the past.
Do you think that history is an important school subject?
Of course it is. But, I believe that history teachers should be objective. They should focus on facts, not wishes ot dreams.
What’s your favourite weather?
Sunny and warm days. Like most others. I do not like the sensation triggered by cold. I feel irritated with too many clothes on me.
Do you like rainy days?
I do. There is always a beautiful smell after it rains.
Is the weather very changeable in your country?
Not really. The weather hardly changes during each season. When it is summer, the rain cannot be expected every now and then.
Does the weather have an impact on your mood?
It does. It affects everybody. All human beings need sunlight to cheer up. It must have something to do with vitamin D.