This is the IELTS Speaking test. I would like to ask you a few questions so that I can get to know you
Read the Topic clearly then speak on them.
I’m _________________, let us begin your test. Please speak for 4-5 minutes.
Now in the first part of the test, I’m going to ask you some questions about your childhood.
- What is your name?
- How was your childhood, did you enjoy it?
- As a child, did you have a lot of friends?
- What was your favourite hobby or pastime during your childhood?
Let us talk more about your childhood experiences.
- What is your fondest memory as a child?
- Where did you spend the majority of your childhood?
- Countryside or city: Where do you think is better for children to grow up?
- What is something that makes you very nostalgic about your childhood?
- I am ____________________.
- My childhood was a very one happy. I must however admit that I did endure through a fair share of struggles too. But on the whole, I think I had an amazing childhood.
- Yes, I did. I was a very outgoing child and as a result, I had no difficulties in getting acquainted with people. Be it my school or my colony, I always had a big gang of friends to play with. Moreover, I was very active in sports. I loved playing cricket and could always be spotted in the ground playing cricket or badminton. This allowed me to make friends with a wide range of kids, both younger and older to me.
- When I was a child, I was engrossed in a plethora of activities. My mother was a firm believer of the adage: “Idle mind is a devil’s workshop.” So I was continuously learning art, music, dance, and swimming throughout my childhood. To be honest, all of these were my favorite hobbies. But to give you an answer, I’d say art was my most favourite pastime.
- Evening walks with my maternal grandfather are very fond and close to my heart. He passed away two years ago. While growing up, him and I used to go on a half-hour evening walk together. During these walks, he would get me a cotton candy every day as a bribe for making me walk with him. Looking behind, more than the cotton candy and pocket money that he used to spoil me with, I think the time and a set routine were very special.
- Majority of my childhood was spent in Mumbai. We lived in a small colony built for bank employees and their families. My father’s bank provided free housing for the employees and I ended up living in one such house in a bank colony starting from my early childhood till my twelfth grade.
- As I said before, the majority of my childhood was spent in Mumbai, which is one of the largest cities in India. Based on my personal experience, I would prefer growing up in a city, if not Mumbai, at least something that has a forward thinking culture. While countryside life may offer cleaner air, stress-free life and so on, it cannot meet the infrastructure, the range of learning possibilities, and the quality of education that a city such as Mumbai can offer. So in my opinion, I’d say that cities are the most ideal environment for growing children.
- Growing up, Reynolds gel pens were a big hit among school children of my age. We were all smitten by the looks, price point and the wow factor of the Reynolds blue gel pen. Back in those days, I remember pestering my father to buy that pen as soon as it was released. The pen is still manufactured and widely available across our country. So whenever I come across that pen, I can’t stop smiling and reminiscing my childhood where I cherished this pen a lot.
Now we move on to Part Two of the speaking test. Have a look at this card and read it carefully. You have about one minute to think about your answer. Then approximately one or two minutes to talk to me about what’s on the slip. You can use a pen and paper to make some notes.
Describe the most favorite part of your day.
You should say:
> what time of the day it is
> what you do during that time
> who you are with
> and why you like it
Do you have a set daily routine?
My most favourite part of the day is the morning. I am an early bird and absolutely love waking up at 5 am every single day. I also happen to be a fitness freak and an athletic person, as I mentioned previously. So I wake up, make myself a cup of green tea and go through my email and Quora while I have my tea. Once I’m done with my tea, I change into gym clothes or running clothes depending on what day it is. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are gym days; the rest are running days. Depending on what day it is, I dress up accordingly and head out for a workout, be it running or lifting at the gym. This usually takes an hour and a half. So I end up reaching home by 7 or 7:30 am. I take a quick shower and make a cup of filter coffee. I sip my coffee while looking at my day’s schedule and make a quick to-do list for the day. Once that is done, I head to my kitchen and make a quick breakfast. It’s usually eggs and bread plus a protein smoothie. I’m generally by myself as my parents have moved back to our hometown. I’m living in Mumbai because of my work and other commitments. I love my morning time a lot because it helps me spend time with myself, collect my thoughts, and stay organised.
And yes, I do have a set daily routine, just like my morning routine.