IELTS SPEAKING PART 1 Geography: Study the sample answers to the following topic questions:
1.) Do you like learning about geography?;
2.) Are you good at reading maps?
3.) What did you learn about geography when you were a student?;
4.) Would you visit a country because of its geographical location?
Learn topic vocabulary about geography and collocations, and understand how the speaker developed his answers targeting the criteria, Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy.
The sample answers below give you ideas on how to communicate your thoughts better which will help you achieve your target band score. Practice and achieve a band 7 or even a band 9!
Do you like learning about geography?
Yes, I love learning about geography simply because I get to understand the Earth better, especially the environment, the movement of planets, different places on Earth, and things like that (refers to non-specific things that are similar to what’s listed). I remember I was one of the top-performing students in our geography class because I was just really into it (be interested).
Well, I don’t, but I also don’t find it uninteresting. I mean, I can bear (put up with, tolerate) learning something about geography but I won’t be the kind of student who is really fascinated (to be very interested) with that subject. I think I did okay when I was a student learning about geography as far as I can remember.
Are you good at reading maps?
Certainly! I started learning maps when I was a grader. There wasn’t any Google map back then (a particular time in the past) so we simply used a paper map. I was able to memorize the different locations in our country and that was incredibly fun because I imagined myself traveling to those different places. These days, I’m reliant (dependent) on using Google Maps whenever I travel and it has never failed me.
Honestly, I don’t have a sense of direction (the ability to find one’s way around easily in a new place) so I’m kind of stupid (showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense) at reading maps. I dunno but maybe I’m not an adventurous type of person. I’m the type of person who wants to be guided in the right direction instead of making an effort to understand what’s on the map.
What did you learn about geography when you were a student?
I learned lots of things about geography such as exploration, the cultural, economic, political, and physical aspects of places across the globe, the relationship between people and their environment, and many more. All those things that I learned in my geography class helped me understand my existence on this planet and I must say that when one learns geography at a deep level, one will learn to love the planet Earth better than those who don’t.
I’m sorry I don’t think I remember a lot of things that I learned about geography when I was a student. However, I’m sure that I learned about the relationship between people and their environment and the physical aspects of the Earth. Well, a basic understanding of these things is a must so people get to understand how they can contribute something valuable to the planet Earth.
Would you visit a country because of its geographical location?
Well, that’ll be one of the reasons but not really the main reason. I travel because I mainly want to eat local foods, meet local people, and experience their culture. Geographical location is important for me as a traveler but not as important as those things I’ve mentioned.
Well, I would! If the location is irresistibly beautiful, I will not hesitate to travel to that country. In fact, I really have Mongolia in my mind right now. The location of that country is superb (excellent) and I believe that it has an amazing culture which I can also learn.
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