IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sample # Shopping

IELTS Speaking Part 1: Shopping questions
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 a 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 house and a shopping complex as well. Most of the shops cater everyday needs like groceries, bakery products, medicines and stationery etc.

Answer B: Actually there is only one shop near my place as I’m living in the countryside. We normally shop from the main city mall every weekend and stock essential commodities for the entire week. Sometimes, I shop online for clothes, accessories, gadgets and other items.

Question 2: Do you like shopping? (Why? Why not?)
Answer A: Of course, I love shopping. I shop for my family and myself frequently. It lifts my mood and is also a good way to spend leisure time. Nowadays I am spending 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: I’m a busy person so my wife does shopping for home. She visits the grocery store daily to get fresh fruits, vegetables and other kitchen supplies. She also shops online for toiletries, kids’ toys, home utilities and clothes.

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 stationery twice or thrice in a week from the shop near my college.

Answer B: I rarely buy things from shops as I prefer online shopping for most of my needs.


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IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Art Lessons

Art is one of the most important aspects of our lives. It means being able to express oneself. So, a person who expresses themselves through music or through paintings or even through codes is called an artist. This time we are looking at some sample questions that were recently asked in the IELTS speaking section related to art lessons but particularly about art. These questions have been asked in PART I of the IELTS speaking.

Did you enjoy art lessons at school when you were a child? [Why/Why not?]

Art has never been my forte and so the colours and stencils never excited me. Naturally, art lessons were the ones I avoided the most My art book usually had an unfinished drawing or dirty paintings. THe ones where colours were used were not properly done or the strokes of the brushes were not cleanly used. I remember, during my art lessons I would fiddle around in the class or create a mess with my colours. There was no particular reason for it, just that art never struck me.

Do you ever draw or paint pictures nowadays? [Why/Why not?]

I usually don’t. Even if I am using colours it is either for making posters or colouring a furniture or a wall. There is no one reason for why I don’t draw. It is just that I find more peace when I am writing or reading so there is very less time left for drawing or colouring. It is just a matter of priorities.

When was the last time when you went to an art gallery or exhibition?

Ages, I would say. Thinking of it, I think the last time I went to an exhibition was probably a year back. I was visiting my home town last summer when a national exhibition on art and culture was held in my city. People from across the nation had come to showcase their art. Some did it through spectacular furniture, other with textiles or with the help of breath taking paintings. I visited the exhibition with my friend and we bought few paintings along with some regional sarees from the exhibition.

What type of art or paintings do you like to have in your home? [ Why/Why not?]

I am a naive individual when it comes to the technicalities of art and paintings. But, there are a few things when you look at them, you just feel connected to them. Like, I remember visiting an exhibition in Delhi two years back and while wandering across the ground, I went to a shop where the woman was selling self-made paintings on mud. There I found one with a woman having a pot in her hand, looking at the sky. I could relate to it and even now when I look at it, it gives me the motivation to achieve my goals and keep dreaming. But, also to remember the responsibilities that I have.


IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample Questions # Living Healthily

Health is one of the most important aspects of our lives and although we tend to ignore it more often, it still remains the backbone of everything we achieve in our lives. This time we are talking about some recent questions asked in Part 3 of the IELTS Speaking about living healthily.

  • Do you think people pay enough attention to their health today?

Times have changed, I believe. There was a time when people stopped caring about their health but I believe in recent times, people have again become more aware of their health. Most people prefer doing some sort of physical activity in their lives to make sure they are healthy. When making small decisions like the food they prefer, people are going for, much healthier foods.

  • What costs are involved when you are ill in your country?

It depends on the kind of hospital we go for. The government hospitals are way too cheaper than the private ones. Also, having medical insurance and things in place, cost does become less. However, for the daily workers, the cost of getting ill is usually high.

  • Do you think most people worry more about their health as they get older?

Definitely yes. I think as the person starts getting old, they start getting the signs of bad health. It is during that time that people realise the importance of health. So, one can see a lot of old people going out for walks or jogging.

  • How can people be encouraged to stay healthy?

The best way a person can be encouraged to stay healthy is by talk and promotion using advertisements. So, if there are few who get motivated by it, then there are others who start following. Also, one can motivate others to be healthy by adopting a healthy lifestyle for themselves.

  • What are the most popular ways of keeping healthy in your country?

The ways by which people stay healthy in my country is usually divided into age groups and sometimes their income as well. So, the younger group is usually found in the gym or playing a sport. With age, the older generation prefers walking or jogging along with nature. With different income groups, the higher ones usually have their personal trainers, while the middle of the lower finds out ways for themselves.

  • Why do you think some people continue bad habits when they know that they are damaging to their health?

The only reason that people have for continuing their bad habits is that they have become their habit and as they say bad habits die hard. So, even when people know that it is harming them it is quite tough to stop doing things that they have inculcated in their routines for a long period of time.

  • Do women pay more attention to their health than men?

In my country, women are always more concerned about their men and their family more than they are about themselves. But as an individual, I think yes, a woman make sure that she does not indulge herself into the habits that are not good for her health.

  • Do you think people have become more health conscious in recent years?

In my opinion, yes people have become more health conscious. It could be because of the influence of their favourite stars or the images that are being portrayed. Even more, with advancement in technology people have very less to do physically, so there has a sense of consciousness among people for their health.

  • How can children learn to have a healthy lifestyle?

The best way a child can be taught to have a healthy lifestyle is by showing them how to have one. If we as a society in large, will try to be healthy, every child will adapt to it. Like, a child learns about cigarette only when he or she sees someone lighting a cigarette and likewise if he or she sees someone leading a healthy life, he or she will lead one for himself or herself.

  • Do you think the government should promote a healthy lifestyle among the citizens?

I think yes there should be campaigns by the government for a healthy lifestyle but I also believe that government can only do a certain part to it. It always boils down to the individuals if they want to go for it or not.

  • Would you say modern science and technology has more of a positive or a negative influence on people’s health?

There are many ways in which modern science and technology have helped, like in curing diseases and making operations better and more successful. However, there have been some negative impacts as well, I believe if we keep focusing on the positive impacts, the negative will surely become minimal.



IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Healthy Lifestyle

Health has been one of the most ignored aspects of our lifestyle for a long period of time. However, with time people have yet again realised the importance of having a healthy lifestyle. This time we are looking at a cue card that talks about things that one does to keep healthy.

Describe something you do to keep healthy. You should say:

  • what the activity is
  • when you do it
  • how often do you do it

also, explain, why it is a good way to look after your health.

healthy lifestyle IELTS Band 7 Dehradun


I am a not fitness freak and having failed to be consistent in the gym, I have finally restored my health by jogging every day. Every morning, I along with my friends go out on a 5 km jog in the city. We usually start with my house and then move forward towards the city centre and jog in the cantonment area for the most part. It is around 5 am that we start and I am back home by 6:30. This includes jogging and some chit chatting along the way. Also, sometimes we go out for breakfast together, in that case, we land up around 8 back home.

It has been one month since we started it and initially, we were two friends going together but now one more has joined us as well. I really like the jogging part when compared to the gym, because when jogging we are more close to nature and in so many ways get to know the city. There have been areas that we have found out together and it is amazing. Not only it helps in being fit physically but also mentally. There have been times when we have shared our sorrows together and the feeling is really beautiful.

Jogging is always a better option, I believe, because it increases your stamina and jogging in the morning helps you to clear your mind better when compared to other. Also, this is something one can do without much of restraint.

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