IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Weekend

Weekends or so to say Saturday and Sunday; the days that strike most to the corporate people. These are the days that people forget about their mundane routine and try to do something they are passionate about. This time we are looking at some sample speaking questions related to weekends.

How do you usually spend your weekends?

I work for an IT firm in my country and weekend is the time I have for my own interests. So, on weekends I usually go out and explore the city or write on my blogs. This is also the time I get for practising speeches and there is a dance class I have to attend. So, Saturday and Sunday usually goes on in extra curricular things that I have planned for myself.

In your country, do men and women usually do the same kind of things on weekend?

Generally speaking, men and women do have different interests in my country. However, with time I believe the line of difference has got blurred between men and women. It has become more of an individual approach. So, people from IT industry usually go out and meet people or do some activities like Toastmasters or any other club. Then there are others who go to a cafe or read books or travel.

When do you spend time with your family?

I live quite far from my family so spending time with them involves a lot of planning. It is usually twice a year that I get to spend some time with them. On daily basis, we simply talk on the phone or over a skype.

Do you have any plans for next weekend?

There are some weekends I do plan for but then most of the time times there is no plan. But the next weekend is something I planned for almost a month ago. There is a camera workshop that is happening in my city over the next weekend. It is organised by Canon for women and they will be teaching the nuances of photo taking.

Is there anything new that you’d like to do on weekends?

There are some weekends I wish to travel and click photographs and get to know about the city more. Also, I am planning to join dance classes over the weekend. Presently, I am living in Orrissa and want to leran the regional dance of the place.

Do you like working on weekends?

Well, if the work revolves around things that I love, like writing or photography then yes I do love working on weekends. It makes working for others so much more easier. But, doing things that I am doing on weekdays even on weeknds is something I try to avoid.

 Do you think employees should work on weekends?

We as individals are accountable first to ourselves and then towards others. So, working for teh company even on weekends is something I do not support. In my opinion, a person should work on himself or herself on weekends as it will help him or her to improve their personality.

 Do you feel that weekends now are more important to you than when you were a child?

Weekends for me have always been the source of entertainme me since childhood and I remember cherishing them for as long as I can go back down the memroy lane. They are important for me even now and so there is not much of a difference. However surley, an there is more of awareness on what differnet things  cna be doen on weekends.


IELTS Speaking Part I Sample Questions # Science

Science is one of those most dreaded and then often the most loved subjects in school. There are people who go for it and then go entirely or just let it be. It is science that teaches children to be more logical and makes them understand the wonders of life. This time we are looking at some sample speaking questions asked in IELTS part I related to science.

Do you like science?

Answer 1: I do find science intriguing because there is so much one can comprehend about the present life from science, which makes life more vivid for the individual. For example, I know the reason why liquid flows and why my desk is so rigid. All thanks to science.

Answer 2: Science does interest me but I am more of an art student. Rather than comprehending on why things are the way they are, I accept them and try to correlate different existing things. For instance, the question on whether water flows or not does not gives me a kick but what does the flowing water make people feel surely does.

What science subject did you like the most in school? Why?

Answer 1: Chemistry has been my favourite subject because it taught me about our surroundings. Surely Biology was even interesting but the difficult terms it presented was not something that fascinated me. The greatest lesson anyone can ever learn from Chemistry is that mixing is essential but one must remember that it can be both constructive and destructive. In addition, some things can be taken back others not.

Answer 2: I loved Physics a lot because of the various problems it presented. There was always a way of doing things and then a simpler way of doing the same things. Finding the best way of doing certain things fascinated me and allured me to practice more. Even more, since the concepts of physics could be applied in my daily life, it did become my favourite subject.

What do you find most interesting about science?

Answer 1: Science in itself is pretty interesting because of the broad concepts that it brings into the picture. So, it is all about nature and its components: biology, physics, and chemistry do make our daily lives possible. I believe the fact that no matter one does not pursues it in their lives as a career, science surely helps in leading a better life.

Answer 2: The most tempting things about science is that it binds life. What I see around me, I can find the reasons for their existence in science. From the matters to space, science allows a person to understand themselves better through biology and then make life simpler with physics.

Is there anything that you do not like about science?

Science is a beautiful subject which if learned practically can teach people a lot. But I believe it is taught poorly in schools making kids lose interest in it. Science is about doing experiments and trying new things, the lack of proper lab tools and the competition of getting good grades often takes away the real teaching that science has to offer.

Is your work related to Science?

Being a blogger and a computer engineer science does not come to my use every day. Most of the times I am writing articles on things around or coding my way to make certain things happen. But Science does create curiosity in me and I do watch some shows on Discovery or read science fiction.


IELTS Speaking Part I Sample Questions # Flower

Flowers are the beautiful part of our nature that make our life lively and worth living. Although there are some people allergic to flowers, most of us love them. Each one has their own favorites and enjoys gifting and being gifted flowers. This time we are looking at the part I sample questions on flowers.

Do you like to have flowers in your home?

I love flowers but I am elated about them. There is no art or life that I find in the scent of the roses neither my mind goes to an abstract mode with flowers. I do love them to an extent that if someone offers me flowers I feel happy about it.

Where would you go to buy flowers?

Earlier I used to go to floral shops to get flowers or get them from street vendors but now with technology coming into picture, I usually get flowers from ferns and petals or some other online shops.

On what occasions would you give someone flowers?

There could be various occasions where we can give flowers. I prefer on marriages and death ceremonies. Giving flowers on birthdays or when someone is sick is not my idea. I will preferably go with some personal gifts on birthdays and fruits when someone is sick.

Where can you see flowers in your country?

There are 29 states in my country and one can find almost a kind of flower which is each state’s speciality. But most people in our country like to grow flowers in their house. So, probably everyone does have a garden attached to their home. However, with space issues becoming prominent in major cities, people now have small pots where they grow flowers. Other than this, one can find them in gardens and parks or in any other monumental place.

Are flowers important in your culture?

Flowers do play an important role in our culture. For example, lotus symbolises wealth and divinity, knowledge and enlightenment. It is central in many yantra patterns and form part of many designs of decorations in more secular contexts. There are flowers like marigold which are considered auspicious in our country and are used in marriages. For festivals like Onam, people make rangoli from the propitious flowers like marigold.

What flowers have special meaning in your country?

There is a rich cultural heritage associated with my country. Flowers like marigold, lotus, crown flower, china rose are the ones which are very auspicious in the country and are used in every propitious thing. China rose is used for the worship of Durga. Sita Ashoka also has significance in our culture. It is believed that Sita sat under the Ashok tree when she was abducted by Ravana. There are many other flowers with significance and our country has some tale associated with most of the flowers.


IELTS Speaking Part I Sample Questions # Online Shopping

Shopping means procuring commodities in exchange of money. We all shop for ourselves or others and it is a part of our everyday life. However, different people have dissimilar outlook towards shopping. Some consider it a great stress buster while others look at it as a waste of time and money. In today’s time, online shopping has gained immense popularity as it has many advantages over traditional shopping.

Question 1: Are there many shops near your home? (What kind?)

Answer A: Indeed, there are several shops near my residence and a shopping complex as well. Most of the shops are close to my apartment and cater my everyday needs like groceries, bakery products, medicines, and stationery etc.

Answer B: I live in a countryside and there are very few shops near my house. So, we shop from the city mall every weekend and stock the stuff required for the entire week. Moreover, I also shop online for clothes, accessories, gadgets and other items whenever I find some discounted deals.

Question 2: Do you like shopping? (Why? Why not?)

Answer A: I do love shopping and shop for my family and myself frequently. It lifts my mood up and is also a good way to spend leisure time. Earlier I preferred shopping offline but now I am spending a lot of time on online shopping as well.
Answer B: Well, I’m not very fond of shopping and prefer buying only the essential items. I feel that one must spend his/her earnings carefully rather than wasting it unnecessarily.

Question 3: Who usually does the shopping in your home?

Answer A: Well I’m a busy person so my wife does most of the shopping for the home. She visits the grocery store daily to get fresh fruits and vegetables along with getting other kitchen supplies. Additionally, she also shops online for toiletries, kids’ stuff, home utilities and clothes as well.

Answer B: My mom generally shops for the entire family. She goes to the grocery store twice or thrice a week to get the kitchen supplies. She also purchases toiletries for all of us, according to our individual choices of soaps, perfumes and shampoos etc. However, we accompany her for buying our clothes and accessories.

Question 4: How often do you buy something in a shop?

Answer A: I usually buy chocolates, wafers and stationary items twice or thrice in a week from the shop near my college.
Answer B: I rarely buy things from a shop as I prefer online shopping as it saves time as well as money. Being a gadget freak, I buy electronics and gadgets frequently.

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