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IELTS Speaking Test, Part 1 questions with model answers (Hometown + Housework)

IELTS Model Speaking Answers Band 9, 2023

Here are some high-scoring Part 1 model answers for the Speaking Test that was shared by a student from Vietnam. The answers below show a good way to respond to these questions. You can find the answers in the other parts here: Part 2, Part 3.

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Part 1 (Interview)

1. Where do you live?

I was born and raised in Sheffield, in the north of England, but now I live in the beautiful city of San Francisco, California. This city is like no other, with its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, diverse culture, and mouth-watering cuisine.

2. What do you like about the area where you live?

One of the many things I like about San Francisco is its rich history and culture. It’s a melting pot of different cultures that come together to create something unique. The food is amazing! San Francisco is known for its seafood, sourdough bread, and burritos. Another thing I love is the weather. It’s never too hot or too cold, and the fog hovering over the city gives it a mystical feel.

3. Do you usually wake up early in the morning, or late, and why?

Well, I am an early bird, and mornings are the most productive time of the day for me. It’s when I feel energised and ready to tackle the day’s challenges. It gives me time to catch up on my work, do some exercise, and plan my day ahead. On the flip side, waking up late makes me feel drowsy and sluggish, like I’m just wasting my day away.

4. Now I would like to talk about house chores. Do you like to do house chores?

Weirdly enough, I don’t mind housework, because it actually brings me a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, when everything is clean and organised. I like keeping my living space fresh and healthy.

5. What house chore do you dislike the most, and why?

Well, the chore that I dislike the most is probably washing the dishes. It’s a tedious job that requires a lot of effort and time. Sometimes after a long day, it’s the last thing I want to do.

6. Did you do housework when you were a child?

Absolutely! I grew up in a family where everyone had to contribute to the household chores. We were taught to take care of our belongings, clean up after ourselves, and help each other out. It was an essential part of our days growing up, and we learned it early on.

7. What chores did you do as a child?

In my family, all the kids had their share of household chores to complete. I was responsible for keeping my room tidy, making my bed, and doing my own laundry. I also had to do the dishes, sweep and mop the floors, dust the house, and help clean the bathroom. It was a lot of work, but it taught me to be organised and disciplined.

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