IELTS Speaking Part 1 Seasons: Below are the sample answers helping you get a band 7.0 or higher on your IELTS Speaking test. Learn how to develop your answers about seasons better by using collocations and topic vocabulary words. Ace your exam and speak naturally and confidently.
What’s your favorite season?
Without question it’s summer! This is because I see jubilant faces on people wherever I go – that’s for sure because of the bright sun. Also, I love the positive vibes that this season gives off as it makes me motivated to get up everyday, not to mention, I get thrilled of the idea of going to beaches and enjoy unwinding with my friends.
Without question [phrase] – something is definitely true
Jubilant [adj.] – the state of feeling great joy or satisfaction
Positive vibes [expression] – positive feeling that you get from a person
Gives off [phrasal verb] – to radiate or produce
Thrilled [adj.] – extremely happy
Not to mention [phrase] – in addition; as well as
Unwind [verb] – relax
i.) Instead of saying ‘It’s summer’ immediately, try using some good expressions like what the speaker used (‘without question’). Other expressions can be: Absolutely/Definitely/Without a doubt, it’s summer
ii.) Right after the speaker provided his answer about summer, he then gave the first reason and explained a bit then created another personal reason to make his answer not too short. His answer sounded so natural.
What’s the least favorite season in your country?
I suppose it’s winter since the atmosphere is gloomy and cold as opposed to summer. People look so blue that it’s common to see people frowning or feeling empty. Also, the roads are quiet since you can only see a handful of people walking around, majority are staying inside their houses and keeping themselves warm.
Gloomy [adj.] – depressing; dark
As opposed to [phrase] – in contrast to; as against
(look so) Blue [adj.] – sad
Frowning [adj.] [noun] – (used as an adj. in this answer) showing the feeling of disapproval or displeasure
Handful [noun] – very few
i.) The use of ‘I suppose’ is an expression of uncertainty, in other words the speaker was not really sure on what is the least favorite season in his country since in the first place he didn’t really know (He never asked each person in his country.).
‘I suppose’ → I think; I guess
ii.) The speaker simply described the common scene of winter in his country and that description is what he used in supporting his answer. Very clear or easy to understand!
What do people in your country like to do in different seasons?
Well, each season is unique – during summertime people head for beaches and enjoy sunbathing and swimming which I love doing as well, as for winter, people are like bears hibernating in their own houses to get away from the cold weather but of course, some love to do winter sports. Also, my countrymen enjoy going on a picnic at the park during spring time while appreciating the beauty of cherry blossoms. And in autumn, people usually spend time hiking and satiating their eyes with the magnificent colors of the foliage.
Head (for, toward) [verb] – to go in particular places
Hibernate [verb] – to remain inactive or be indoor
Get away [phrase] – to escape
Countrymen [noun] – fellow national
Satiate [-ing] [verb] – to satisfy
Foliage [noun] – leaves
i.) What the speaker did was just providing a certain activity that people do in his country in each season and provided situations to each answer to make the examiner understand better.
ii.) Take note, the speaker used some specific words in each season to best describe what people do in every season. These are what we called topic vocabulary words. (summer – beach; spring – cherry blossoms; winter – winter sports; autumn – foliage)
What is the best season for travelling in your country?
Honestly, that’s a difficult question to answer since each traveler has their own preference. However, if we consider about the travel cost, winter is best to travel since most flights are way cheaper than summertime. But, if money is not an issue, summer is the best since my country has a lot of white sand beaches to visit that make the traveler’s jaw drop in awe. Also, there are a lot of summer activities that they can do such as scuba diving, snorkeling, paragliding, among others. With all these activities, they can surely make their vacation much more memorable.
(Own) preference – choice
Way cheaper [expression] – another way to say ‘very cheap’; the use of ‘way’ is the same as ‘very’
Jaw drops in awe [expression] – to be amazed/surprised
Among others [expression] – used to indicate that there are other things aside from the ones mentioned but you do not intend to name them all
i.) Well this question is difficult to answer, and that’s the reason why the speaker provided two situations and explained clearly to make the examiner get his point. By doing so, his answer sounds natural and realistic. Don’t be afraid to be realistic in expressing your answer as that helps you express naturally.
And that’s all about IELTS Speaking Part 1 Seasons recent topic! It’s not rocket science, is it? Anyway, practice the RECENT TOPIC IN PART 2 ABOUT A SITUATION WHEN YOU DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME on this link https://www.ieltsdragon.com/ielts-situation-when-you-didnt-have-enough-time/ielts-recent-topic-with-answers/
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