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.

 

Comments

  1. My exam was on 2 March ,speaking topics are wild animal,zoos.tourism,newspaper,

  2. how many question the examiers ask in part 1?

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

  4. Hello Madam,

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

  5. rahulchawla says:

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

  6. 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

  7. 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 🙂

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

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