IELTS Speaking Part 1: Error Correction

The questions below are taken from various topics in speaking part 1. What problems can you find with the answers?

Can you swim?
I really enjoy swimming. In fact, I swim almost every day in my local pool.

Do you prefer eating at home or eating out?
I go out to restaurants a few times each week with my colleagues from work for lunch.

Have you ever been abroad?
Most holidays I travel to my hometown to see my family but one day I would really like to go to the UK and visit London.

Did you enjoy school when you were a child?
I was very active in school. I joined a lot of clubs and was a member of two sports teams as well. I’m still in touch with my friends from school.

Answers

None of the answers above give a direct answer to the question. It is important in IELTS speaking part 1 to give a grammatically correct direct answer to each question. Here is what the answers should have been:

Can you swim?
Yes, I can. I really enjoy swimming. In fact, I swim almost every day in my local pool.

Do you prefer eating at home or eating out?
I usually prefer to eat out. I go out to restaurants a few times each week with my colleagues from work for lunch.

Have you ever been abroad?
No, I haven’t. Most holidays I travel to my hometown to see my family but one day I would really like to go to the UK and visit London.

Did you enjoy school when you were a child?
Yes, I did. I was very active in school. I joined a lot of clubs and was a member of two sports teams as well. I’m still in touch with my friends from school.

 

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Comments

  1. Thanks Liz I always follow your interactions which one will be beneficial for me in future when I will give the exam

  2. Hello Madam,

    In speaking, can we talk as much as we wanted to the respective questions.

    • No. Part 1, you give one long sentence or two sentence answers. Part 2, you talk for 2 minutes. Part 3, you explain in depth until the examiner moves to the next question.

  3. rahulchawla says:

    hi liz mam
    m having difficulty related to speaking
    how can i improve dis?

  4. abheshek says:

    HI LIZ
    I AM ABHESHEK HOW CAN I score in speaking 7.5 .actually i tried twice time gor 6.5 in both can u help me

    with regards

  5. hi Liz,
    I really want to know the answer of the questins about family?
    I am married and have two daughters so when the examiner ask to describe my family which of my families I will describe. The family who are my mother, father and siblings or my family with my husband and daughters.
    Thank you very much for your answers 🙂

  6. Hi liz! Do you have a particular ielts practices for ielts to get 7 or 7.5 that i can purchase?

  7. Hi liz
    I ‘m following your website and videos on YouTube . I found them helpful &
    Interesting . As I am going for my academic ielts exam on 28th Feb in australia
    . I am looking for band score of 6 as I want these points for my immigration
    and I have not taken any classes yet . Mam can you guide me how to go about
    it . What topics should I study to get band score of 6 . Your right guidance will
    help me to achieve my goal .

    looking for prompt reply as only few days are left
    Thanks .

    • Hi,

      There are common topics which are used in both speaking and writing. You should prepare all common topics – both ideas and vocabulary. However, it is possible to get any topic in the exam. It can’t be predicted but by preparing the common topics, you will be as well prepared as you can be. Here’s a link to speaking questions and topics: http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-topics-and-questions/ and for writing task 2, read through the essay questions and plan ideas :http://ieltsliz.com/100-ielts-essay-questions/.

      You only have 5 days left before your exam so you must decide how to spend your time and how many topics you want to prepare.
      All the best
      Liz

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