Hi Students! Here are the Speaking part 1 questions that we covered in the past. Remember to practice your speaking by clicking, “Student Partner Speaking” in your My Student Account at https://www.aehelp.com/buy/ (Use code A8TW9 to get a 10% discount when you join the Premium Package) Good studies.
TIP – For the first 2-3 questions, use the question vocabulary in your answer right away, to show fluency, accuracy, and to gain confidence.
TIP – Do NOT keep talking until the examiner is forced to ask the next question and interrupt you. That makes for very awkward conversation and it will lower your band score. You should say about two to three sentences, answer, explain, example.
TIP – It’s okay to use more casual language in Part 1, but be sure to switch to formal and professional language for Part 2 and especially part 3.
What is your full name?
I’m Andrew Jameson, please call me by my first name Andrew.
Can I see your identification?
Yes, of course, here is my national id card that I used to register, please take a look.
Do you work or study?
Well, I both work and study, (Well, I have a job and I go to school) I have a job as a financial consultant at a local bank here in the city, and also, I’ve been learning for this exam to do my MBA in the UK.
What do you do to relax?
In order to unwind after a challenging day, if I still have a bit of energy in my, I’ll hit the gym for an hour and do some weight lifting as well as cardio. However, if I’m feeling a bit sluggish, I take a hot bath and watch a movie. This is what I did yesterday, and I watched Call of the Wild, it was entertaining.
Let’s talk about outside and inside activities.
What do you like to do in your home?
(If you like to garden and you are good with plants – expression is – have a green thumb. “I have a green thumb, I like to garden”)
There are a few different activities I like doing in my flat such as yoga because a good stretch makes my day go much more smoothly. Also, I enjoy cooking because I’m foody, and as I’d mentioned I like watching movies.
What do you like to do outside?
When I’m outdoors, I enjoy several activities, like taking my family to the beach, going surfing, and in wintertime skiing. Just last week we spent a wonderful day at the beach playing all kinds of sports in the sand.
How often do you go outdoors for fresh air?
I frequently go outside for a breath of fresh air, at least twice a day, once in the morning when I go for my 8 k run around Margit Island and then again in the evening when I go for a stroll with my daughter.
Where do you prefer relaxing in your house or out somewhere? Why?
I prefer to chill outdoors with my family and friends, rather than inside, not only because I’ve been cooped up for the past three months due to the COVID crisis lockdown, but also since I like fresh air and outdoor activities like barbecues in the park and kicking around a football.
Have you ever had to stay at home for a long time without going out? Why?
Yes, I’ve been isolated to my home a couple times over the past few years, most recently, like many others around the globe because of the pandemic which forced governments to lockdown cities and residents. Aside from that, I stayed at home for a month two years ago after breaking my left leg playing floor hockey.
If you had to stay outside for a whole week, where would you go? Why?
Given the situation where I would be outdoors for an entire 7 days, I would visit the majestic Carmana Valley which is the oldest temperate rain forest in the world and has some of the largest trees on the planet. It would be an amazing adventure and I would truly enjoy it with friends and family.