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IELTS online test volume 1

PRACTICE MODULE

Practice Test 3

Total Marks30

IELTS Speaking Paper

Total Questions : 3

This is the IELTS Speaking test. I would like to ask you a few questions so that I can get to know you

Part 1

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.

  1. What is your name?
  2. How was your childhood, did you enjoy it?
  3. As a child, did you have a lot of friends?
  4. What was your favourite hobby or pastime during your childhood?


Let us talk more about your childhood experiences.

 

  1. What is your fondest memory as a child?
  2. Where did you spend the majority of your childhood?
  3. Countryside or city: Where do you think is better for children to grow up?
  4. What is something that makes you very nostalgic about your childhood?

 

Answers:

  1. I am ____________________.
  2.  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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Part 2

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?

 

Answers:
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.

Part 3

Speak on the topic for 3-4 minutes

  1. Do you think everybody needs a daily routine?
  2. What does your daily routine look like?
  3. Don’t you think a daily routine leaves less room for imagination?
  4. How can someone perceive an ideal routine for themselves?

Answers:

  1. Yes and no. I don’t think something as personal as a daily routine can be a black and white solution. When it comes to personal life and effectiveness, everything is in the grey area. For people who like structure and a definitive plan when they go about doing anything, a set daily routine is an excellent productivity enhancer. For others who prefer doing things at the moment, a daily routine may not really be effective. However, a set daily routine gives a basic blueprint about how someone’s day must look like, allowing them to stay effective and get more things done. If not a daily routine, at least an everyday agenda or a to-do list can do no harm.
  2. Briefly put, as I said before, I wake up at 5 am, spend some time sipping green tea, then workout, come home, shower, have coffee, plan my day, have breakfast and head out. By the time I’m done with all the aforementioned tasks, it must be anywhere between 8:30 or 9 am. I commute to work by my company bus. So I hop in and start listening to a podcast or watch a YouTube video. By the time I reach my office, it’s almost 10 am. By the time it’s 5, I’m done with my office, I head back home in the same office bus and reach by 7 or 7:30 pm. I shower, wear something comfortable and put on some new show on Netflix that I have been watching. Sometimes, I have my friends over and we play games on my console. By the time it’s 10:30, I hit the sac. That’s how my everyday routine looks like.
  3. It depends on the specific routine we’re looking at. Again, as I previously said, it’s a grey issue that needs much consideration depending on personal preferences. For someone like me who prefers having a structured, and detailed plan of the day, a routine daily routine works the best. As I’m an early riser, a fixed routine is the only way I can ensure that I wake up on time without suffering from sleep deprivation. In the past, I never followed a fixed routine throughout my day. I only stuck to a morning schedule. It ended up wreaking havoc on my sleep; so I had to understand that a daily routine was essential in my case. It may not be the same in everybody’s case. So it largely depends on whom we are talking about.
  4. Now this is a question I love! To understand what makes a routine ideal, one has to think about what one wants to do. Want to learn something new? Working out every day? Working at an office or working out of home? One has to take all such factors into consideration before fixing upon a routine. Also, one has to think about their sleep requirements and weave a daily routine around it. An ideal routine should allow you to sleep for as much time as your body needs, should provide you enough time to pursue your interests, and help you carry out your everyday tasks without any time constriction. Simply put, an everyday routine must provide freedom, not constriction.

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