Recent Exam Question in IELTS Speaking Part 1 (Hometown & Friends)
In IELTS Speaking exam, you will be asked questions in 3 parts; Part 1(Introduction & related), Part 2 (Cue Card) and Part-3 (Follow-up). Part-1 section of IELTS speaking is all about your introduction and some of the questions on a familiar topic such as food, technology, health, education etc.
A student who recently appeared in IELTS Speaking test recalled some of the questions asked in Part 1 section of IELTS Speaking exam. These questions were mainly focused on hometown and friends. Following are those questions along with sample answers for you to get an idea of the kind of response you can give to such questions.
To get the most out of this sample task, first read one question and speak on it. You may record your response as well and then compare it with the sample answers below. One thing you can keep in mind is to always give response which is relevant to the question.
IELTS Speaking Part – 1
Let me know your full name.
My name is Ravi Kumar.
What should I call you?
You can call me Ravi.
Where are you from?
I am from Delhi which is the capital of India.
Can you say something about your hometown?
As I said earlier, I belong to Delhi and it is the capital city of our country. It is one of the metropolitan cities in India and is very crowded due to a large number of people shifting themselves to this place for job and educational opportunities. Apart from this, it is one of the tourist destinations as well since foreigners love to visit some historical places here such as the Red Fort, Qutb Minar and others.
What do you think are the improvements required to be done in your hometown?
I think there are many improvements needed in Delhi. Firstly, the traffic problem is a big challenge here which should be dealt well by the governments while local residents can also put efforts for the same. Other than this, pollution is increasing day by day which affects the weather here. In this regard, reducing the consumption of fuels by minimizing usage of cars is a good solution.
When did you go out with your friends the last time?
Last Sunday, I went along with my friends to watch a Hindi movie in a famous multiplex cinema nearby. I had a lot of fun with them while watching the movie which was really entertaining and it was enjoyable having snacks as well as discussion with them about the movie during the interval.
Do you prefer going out alone or with your friends?
I prefer to go out with my friends rather than moving out alone since I feel awesome to spend free time with them. We enjoy a lot with full enthusiasm which relieves me from the everyday stress I face during weekdays. But going alone makes me feel bored and lazy enough to do anything exciting in my life.