IELTS Speaking Part 1: GOING OUT
- Who do you usually want to go out with?
- How often do you go out with your friends?
- Where do you like to go when you are out with your friends?
- Do you like to go out with a big group or just with some friends?
Band 8 Sample
- (Who do you usually want to go out with?)
(Answer) Well, I only love hanging out with my best friend.
(Give a reason for your answer) My best friend is Phuong Chau, in whom I can confide. We have known each other since high school and maintained this special bond till now. To me, she is a dependable and sincere friend who is always willing to do stupid things with me, who gave me a lot of motivation to overcome fierce times. When I find myself going through a hard time, she never failed to cheer me up and sailed me through both emotional and academic setbacks.
- (How often do you go out with your friends?)
(Answer) In fact, I don’t usually.
(Give a reason for your answer) I’m quite an introvert and somehow prudent in relationship, so I consider few to be my close friends. Actually, I usually don’t get on well with complicated people. Therefore, there are few occasions that allow me to go out and interact with others.
- (Where do you like to go when you are out with your friends?)
(Answer) Well, that depends.
(Give a reason for your answer) We sometimes go to the restaurants to enjoy the tasty food if someone finds a decent place; and if we have plenty of time, we’d like to plan a hike or camp in the nearby forest park to enjoy the natural life. That would be a very memorable experience.
- (Do you like to go out with a big group or just with some friends?)
(Answer) To me, it’s better to have 3 or 4 genuine friends than a lot of acquaintances.
(Give a reason for your answer) As I have put it, I am generally more of an introvert, so I prefer to get to know my smaller friend group better than hanging out with large groups all the time. We enrich each other, support each other and like each other. I would never have maintained such tight, enduring bonds if I hadn’t narrowed my circle. In the end, whether one has a small, cozy group of friends or a larger, more boisterous gaggle may depend on individual personalities and circumstances.
confide [v]: to tell something secret or personal to someone who you trust not to tell anyone else
Eg: As sisters, they have always confided in each other.
dependable [adj]: if someone or something is dependable, you can have confidence in him, her, or it
Eg: I need someone dependable to take care of the children while I’m at work.
motivation [n]: enthusiasm for doing something
Eg: He’s a bright enough student – he just lacks motivation.
setback [n]: something that happens that delays or prevents a process from developing
Eg: There has been a slight/temporary setback in our plans.
introvert [n]: someone who is shy, quiet, and prefers to spend time alone rather than often being with other people
Eg: If introverts are easier to socialize, this level will be achieved with less effort and attention than with extraverts.
prudent [adj]: careful and avoiding risks
Eg: It’s always prudent to read a contract carefully before signing it.
get on (well) with [expression]: to have a pleasant relationship with someone; to be friends with someone
Eg: I’ve always gotten on with Amanda—I think she’s very nice.
decent [adj]: socially acceptable or good
Eg: Everyone should be entitled to a decent wage/standard of living.
enduring [adj]: existing for a long time
Eg: I shall be left with many enduring memories of the time I spent in India.
boisterous [adj]: noisy, energetic, and rough
Eg: Disputes have once again broken out between the boisterous children in the class.
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