Complete IELTS 1 - Speaking Practice Test 7

There is no standard answer for Speaking exam so please use this as a reference


Describe an activity that you enjoy that takes place in or near water.

You should say:

how you prepare for the activity

where it takes place

what the activity involves and explain

why you enjoy this activity.

Sample answer

I’m going to talk about an activity that I enjoy doing, and that’s fishing Actually, I think someone said that fishing’s the most popular hobby in the world. So how do I get ready? Well, if you go fishing, then first you have to get up early. Then you need to pack all your equipment and that includes, er, like a long, thin stick I think it’s called a rod, urn, a box or tin to put the fish in and some er the little things that you use to attract the fish Also you need to take some warm clothes perhaps and and lastly you need something to drink and maybe a sandwich because you can get hungry There are lots of places where you can go fishing Some people go to rivers, but I live near the beach, so I fish in a small, yellow, er, a small, er, type of boat. Urn . I wear a life jacket, because I usually row the boat out to sea - about a kilometre - so people can’t always see me Fishing is really quite simple you just sit and wait. I love it because it’s so peaceful, it’s perfect But also it’s very exciting when you catch something I usually get these, urn, what are they called, urn, long, black and white fish. All in all, it’s a wonderful activity - it’s like a sport, but you’re just competing with yourself or with the natural world.


Once your talk in Part 2 is over, your examiner will ask you further questions related to the topic in Part 2. The examiner may ask you to speak about these points.

Water sports

1     What water sports are popular among young people?

2     How are sports like surfing and swimming different?

3     Why do some people not enjoy water sports?

Sample answer

Examiner What water sports are popular among young people?

Carlos I think there are many water sports that are popular. Near beach resorts, for example, the popular sports include things like surfing, sailing, waterskiing Other sports that young people enjoy are - let me think - canoeing, rowing, perhaps, and, urn, well, the main one’s swimming because you can do that in a pool anywhere

E Flow are sports like surfing and swimming different 1 ?

C Well, there are several ways For a start, you need a lot of waves to surf, whereas swimmers usually prefer calm water. Also, you need more equipment to surf - you know, a board and maybe a wet suit Yeah, and, and lastly swimming's cheaper than surfing!

E Why do some people not enjoy water sports?

C I think it depends on the person, but, urn, the most important reason is probably that they can’t swim! They don’t like it if it's deep and their feet don’t touch the bottom Even some people who can swim are afraid of water. Another possibility is that, these days, the sea can be very polluted, and they may be afraid of getting ill.

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