IELTS Speaking Test | Part 1
Do you live in a rural or urban area?I live in the country, about one hour away from the capital city. It's a small village, in fact, I was born there and most of my family are from there originally.
Do you like it there [why? / why not?]Yes and no, yes because it's quiet and safe and I know everybody and I spent my whole childhood there so I have a lot of friends and happy memories of the place. No, because it really is a bit small for me now. I work in the city and have to travel every day to get to my company. There aren't a lot of opportunities in the village for young professionals so I guess that's the downside to it. Maybe next year I'll think about moving into the city to live.
Do you think that people sometimes need time to be alone?Most people do I think. It's something we forget often but it's important to spend some time by yourself, just thinking about things or relaxing. Life is crazy nowadays with work and everything has a lot of pressure and urgency, so I think it's good if you can spend some time alone.
Do you think it is easy to find time to be alone, nowadays?For me personally, yes, once I'm away from work. At home the ambiance is very different from the city. The pace of life is a little slower and more relaxed. Although I love technology I have no problem switching my mobile phone off for an hour if I want to simply escape and go for a relaxing walk in the country near my house.
IELTS Speaking Test | Part 2
Talk about about a peaceful place that you like. You should say:
- Where is the place located?
- What is this place?
- How did you come to know about the place?
- Why do you like that place?
IELTS Speaking Sample AnswerWell, I told you I live in very peaceful village, but there's a special place nearby that I really like. I love to go there when I feel I need some time on my own. It's only about a fifteen minute walk from my home so I'm very lucky. There's a small river that runs sort of behind our village and at this particular place the river is quite narrow and there are some rocks there. I find the sound of the water rushing over the rocks to be very soothing. Sometimes I can sit there for hours just listening to the sound of the water flowing along.
Most people who live in the village know about this place and in the summer it can be quite busy with lots of children; they come to swim in the river when it's hot. That's how I first found it, when I was a kid, I came here with some friends and we used to swim in the afternoon and relax by the river during the vacations from school.
I especially like this place because it has lots of good memories of when I was a kid, playing there with my friends, and even now I still love to go there and enjoy some time just watching and listening to the water. I find it very relaxing. I think it'll always be a special place. Sometime I take my grandmother there when she feels like going for a walk because she loves it too.