Speaking Part 1: Rain in your city

Speaking Part 1

Q1. Describe your city.

A1. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand and also known as Drona Nagri or Doon Valley. It is 245 km away from New Delhi, the capital of India. It is situated in the mountain ranges of the Himalayas. The name Dehradun is a collection of two words “dehra” means camp and “dun” means valley. Mussorie, ‘The queen of hills’ is approximately 35 km away from Dehradun, due to which it has now become an important tourist destination

Q2. How much it rains in your city?

A2.I stay in Dehradun and it rains heavily in my city. In addition,the weather remains unpredictable, and it can rain anytime throughout the year.

Q3. Is there any part of your country where it does not rain much?

A3. There is less rainfall in Western Rajasthan and Kutchchh Region of Gujarat. Some part of Maharashtra and Ladakh also receives less than average rainfall.

Q4. Do you enjoy rain?

A4. I enjoy rain as long as I am at home. It becomes difficult, if we need to go out, especially for the people who do not have four wheelers.

Q5. What do u do when it rains?

A5. If it rains during weekdays, I just follow my daily schedule and do nothing special. But if it happens to be a weekend, then I try to catch up with my friends and organise a tea party in the backyard of my home and enjoy the rain.

Q6. Does rain affect transportation in your city?

A6 .There is an adverse impact of rain on transportation in my city. Signal lights stop working and traffic becomes unmanageable. Moreover, Roads get jammed due to poor visibility and immobility of vehicles. Water clogging is a major issue during rainy season.

IELTS Dehradun Uttarakhand Tel: 8439000086 , 8439000087


Speaking Part 1


Q 1. Describe yourself?

A 1. I am a life-long learner as I believe in a continuous and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge. Furthermore, I accept both success and failure with a positive attitude, without blaming others. I am a responsible and an accountable person as I take complete responsibility of my actions.

Q 2.  Do people in your country prefer to live in cities or countryside?

A 2. People in country prefer to live in cities because they can get better education there. In addition ,they also get all types of facilities in cities, like hospitals, transport etc. Life becomes easier in cities.

Q 3. Do you think time is important?

A 3. Time is more valuable than money as it cannot be earned, saved and invested for future use. I believe a time gone never comes back, it is lost forever. Therefore, we shouldn’t be careless with our time.

Q 4. How often do you wear watch?

A 4. I try to make the best use of my time, so I always prefer wearing watch. Since I have developed this habit of wearing a wrist watch, I have become more attentive to how I spend my day in a productive manner.

Q 5. Are you punctual?

A 5.  I am very punctual as I value my time as well as the time of others. Punctuality helps you establish yourself as a dependable and reliable person.

Q 6. Where did you get your watch?

A 6. My father gifted me this watch on my last birthday, therefore, it is very close to my heart.

Q 7. What do you use your watch for?

A 7. I have a smart watch. It can be used for many purposes. I can get directions using GPS over this watch. It works as a good fitness tracker as it can count steps, distance, calorie, heart rate, pulse rate, and sleep etc. Moreover, we can receive calls or reply to SMS through this watch.

IELTS Dehradun Uttarakhand Tel: 8439000086 , 8439000087

WRITING TASK 1: Line graph: Bird counts at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary


You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The line graph below shows the number of birds of different types sighted at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary between 2001 and 2014.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

Sample Answer

The line graph provides information about how the numbers of three kinds of birds sighted at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary changed over a period of 13 years (2001-2014).

Overall, it can be clearly observed that the numbers of all types of birds experienced a significant rise with time and flamingos recorded the highest count throughout the years.

In the year 2001, the numbers of kingfisher, black beak pelican and flamingo were 200, 1000 and 3000 respectively. After a span of 2 years the numbers of kingfisher experienced a slight growth and recorded at 500. In comparison, black beak pelican and flamingo figures rose considerably to 3000 and 5000 respectively.

In the year 2005, the count of kingfishers was 2500, while the other two species had significantly high totals. Over the course of next 3 years, flamingo counts leveled out at approximately 9000. The population of black beak pelican in the bird sanctuary saw a marginal decline in the same time period. Notably, kingfisher was the only species that showed an increase in numbers. In 2014, the numbers of flamingo were approximately 4500 more than that of black beak pelican and approximately 7500 higher as compared to kingfishers.

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Speaking Part 2: Cue Card: Something important you lost

Speaking Part 2

Something important you lost.

  1. What it was?
  2. When and where you lost it?
  3. How you felt after losing it?
Sample Answer

I still remember, me and my colleagues were going to have coffee at a café next to our office building. I was carrying a wallet in my hand so that I could make payment afterwards. We all enjoyed the coffee and I decided to pay. When I was going towards the counter, I got an important business call. Somehow, I managed to pay the amount while being busy on the phone. We enjoyed our coffee and went back to work. An hour later, my friend asked me, if I could borrow him thousand bucks. In order to give him the money, I started searching for my wallet and all my efforts went in vain. Soon, I realized that probably I had lost my wallet somewhere in the café only.

That day, I could clearly understand the emotional cost of losing something you love.  That wallet was too close to my heart as it was a birthday gift from by my father. Therefore, I considered that wallet as my lucky charm .Losing something you love is a difficult situation to cope with. Loss is a loss whether it is big or small. It makes you feel that something you possessed is no longer with you.

Moreover, I was also carrying some important documents like ID card, driving license, and credit cards etc. in my wallet. I straight away went to police station to report the matter and get a copy of the official police report. Further, I had to borrow money from my friend to reach home. Overall that incident disturbed me and my life for some time.

IELTS Dehradun Uttarakhand Tel: 8439000086 , 8439000087

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