In the IELTS speaking part 1, you will be asked 11 – 12 questions. These questions will be about you and you have to give short answers with 1 or 2 sentences. This part of the speaking test lasts about 4 – 5 minutes.
You will get your IELTS speaking score on how you performed on four criteria, so-called band descriptors.
To learn more about the band descriptors, please check out this link.
There are various question types for the IELTS Speaking Part 1. No one can number all of them, but we highlighted some common question types, and how you can answer these types of questions.
To answer these types of questions, you can use the structures below:
Let’s try these structures on some real examples.
You can answer this question with the structures by replacing the verb with eating. The object one could be replaced with Indian food, and the object two could be replaced with Lebanese food.
The answers would be:
I usually enjoy eating Indian food, but I also tend to eat Lebanese food from time to time.
I’m keen on eating Indian food, but I also tend to enjoy eating Lebanese food from time to time.
Again, you can replace the verb with listening to, object one with rock music and object two with pop music.
I usually enjoy listening to rock music, but I also tend to listen to pop music.
I’m keen on listening to rock music, but I also tend to enjoy listening to pop music.
Take a look at the structure below and use it to answer questions about frequency.
Let’s try this structure on a real example.
You have to use the structure and replace the verb with watching and the object with TV. It would be.
I’d say once in a blue moon. I’m often busy with my studies, so I don’t have time to watch TV.
In this example, we used the idiom “once in a blue moon” appropriately. This is the right usage of an idiom.