IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Home – Band 9

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PART 1 is ALWAYS first-person subject voice – this means that you are using “I, me, my, myself” ***Do NOT use “you”. 

You can ask the examiner to repeat a question; that’s okay. However, examiners will not explain questions or words. IELTS is not an ESL test, it is a test of English proficiency. 

May I see your identification? (Speak in full sentences – this is the first step to confidence and fluency. So do not just say, “yeah, sure.”)

Yes, of course. Here is my passport, please allow me a moment to flip to the page with my credentials. Okay, here it is, please have a look. 

What is your full name?

My first name is Stephen and my family name is McPhearson, please just call me Steve. 

Do you work or study? (Answer + Explanation + Example)

I’m both studying to become a registered nurse; I’m currently in my second year, and I’m also working part time to make ends meet, at my local grocery store as a cashier. I just finished a four hour shift earlier today. 

Currently, I’m neither working nor studying, outside of preparing for this IELTS exam. In fact, I’m just in my gap year between finishing my bachelor’s degree and starting my masters. Fortunately, I’ve saved enough money to relax and enjoy life for a bit during this time. 

What do you like to do in your free time?

During my leisure time, I like to sink into my couch and watch a bit of Netflix, this helps me to relax and forget about the stresses of daily life. I had long day at the office just yesterday, and it was really nice to catch up on one of my favorite series in the evening when I was done with all of my responsibilities. 


Let’s talk about the home. 

Where did you grow up? 

I grew up in the beautiful garden city of Victoria which is the capital of the province of British Columbia. I’ve spent more than 30 years of my life in this city, many of which was growing up in a three-bedroom house with my two brothers and my parents. 

Did you live in a house or an apartment?

Most of my life I spent growing up in the detached three-bedroom house that I just mentioned. It had a large living room, a kitchen, and two full bathrooms to accommodate my siblings, my parents and myself. It was quite a comfortable house to grow up in. 

What type of home to do you prefer? House or apartment? (Why) 

Do you miss anything from your childhood home? If yes, what? 

Why is it important to choose a good home?

If you could build your dream house, what would it be? 

Given the chance to design and construct the home of my dreams, it would be a single storey home, so I don’t have to climb stairs everyday, with five-bedrooms, a covered swimming pool and a state-of-the-art kitchen. As you may guess I love to swim and cook. 

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