IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Use of Time

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.gieltshelp.com/buy/ (Use code A8TW9 to get a 10% discount when you join the Premium Package).

What is your full name?

My surname is Smith and my given name is Thomas Francis, please call me Tom for short.

May I see your identification?

Yes, definitely, here is my passport which I used to register for this exam.

How did you come to this exam?

I caught the number three metro near my home, and I rode it for five stops, then I transferred to the number 128 bus and got off about 10 minutes after, very close to this exam center.

How will you go back home?

Well, my friend promised to come to pick me up after this exam and take me out for lunch, which is very kind of him. And then, I will likely get a ride back home with him in his car.

What are a few important steps to keep in mind before your speaking exam, on the day of the test?

  1. Be direct, (don’t beat around the bush) Don’t use general statements and templates.
  2. You MUST use English for 24-hours leading up to your speaking test, and especially on the day of your test. ***You should print out at least one speaking question practice script and take it with you to the exam. Hopefully, you will find another clever candidate who shows up early and you can practice with.
  3. Be confident about your exam. – Build confidence by speaking with other people at the exam center in English.
  4. Remember your mental checklist: use conjunctions, connect ideas, use natural fillers to buy time and think of better answers, paraphrase questions in your answers, use the correct tense for the question, remember to relax and smile, support answers and explanations with examples, use quantitative language.
  5. Think of the examiner as your grandpa or grandma – they love you, they accept you, you have to speak loud and clear.

PART 1

Let’s talk about time.
What do you like to do in your free time?

In my spare time, I not only enjoy reading comic books but also baking. These two activities are both relaxing and entertaining for me. Just yesterday, I made a fantastic lava cake.

Who do you usually spend your free time with?

I spend most of my time with either my students or my family and on the weekend with my friends as well. I would say that both my pupils and family get about 8 hours of my time each day, and I’m lucky to get a couple hours with my friends on Saturdays and Sundays to share stories and some laughs.

What do you use to keep track of time?

I use a variety of tools to manage and keep track of time. Primarily, I check the time on my phone, but of course, beyond this, I use Google Calendar to set up reminders of my daily activities and appointments. In this way, I can maintain excellent efficiency without missing important tasks.

When is it important for you to be on time? (Why?)

Why is time valuable?

Has the way you keep track of time changed from your childhood?

If you could change one part of your time management, what would that be and why?

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.gieltshelp.com/buy/ (Use code A8TW9 to get a 10% discount when you join the Premium Package).

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