IELTS SPEAKING PART 1 Sitting Down: Study the sample answers to the topic questions about sitting down. Learn topic vocabulary about sitting, and collocations, and understand how the speaker developed his answers targeting the criteria, Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy.
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Where is your favorite place to sit?
Well, I can sit anywhere. I’m not picky (choosy) about the place as long as I can sit down and rest, especially if I feel extremely tired after standing or walking for such a long period of time. I can sit down on a comfortable couch, on the grass, on the seashore, or even on the floor. I don’t mind at all.
I love sitting on a beanbag. We have a huge beanbag at home placed on our porch (entrance, foyer). Well, every time I want to relax, I just sit on it for hours. Sitting on it is incredibly comfortable and I sometimes fall asleep on it.
Do you always sit down for a long time?
Unfortunately, yes! I have a sedentary (much sitting and little physical exercise) lifestyle because of the nature of my work. I know it’s not healthy but I can’t do anything about it. But anyway, I spend time exercising during my days off and those are the only days that I can be physically active.
Not at all because it’s not healthy. When I’m at work, I usually spend time walking around the office from time to time because I don’t want my belly to get fat. Besides, sitting for such a long period of time poses a high risk of acquiring serious diseases like diabetes or high blood pressure. I can’t afford (if you cannot afford to do something, you must not do it because it would cause problems) to be sick.
Do you feel sleepy when you are sitting down?
Definitely, and I think that’s pretty normal because sitting down is not being active. What’s worse is when I do a lot of paperwork – there are times that I can’t help myself but fall asleep. I’m just lucky that my boss hasn’t caught me sleeping yet. (Laughing)
Well, not always! There are times that I feel that way, however, I usually try my best not to fall asleep when I’m sitting down, especially if I’m at work because I don’t want my manager to catch me. Personally, that’s a big sin. So, I always make sure to have a cup of coffee on my table.
When you were a kid, did you usually sit on the floor?
Yes, when I was a kid I enjoyed sitting on the floor because I usually played with Lego blocks. I could sit for hours and not complain because I was so focused on playing. I actually did that every weekend because that’s the only time that I could play since I needed to spend my weekdays studying.
Well, only when I played with my toys because I couldn’t play with them on the couch or on my bed. So, the floor was the only place where I could lay down (put something down) all of my tiny and huge toys altogether. That was fun because I could do anything with my toys since the floor was wide.
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