IELTS Speaking Part 2
Describe a special day out (A day out which does not cost too much)
You should say:
• Where did you go on that day.
• What did you do.
• Who did you go out with.
• Why was it special to you.
Band 8 Sample:
I went to the park with my friend the other day. She was my good friend in high school and we haven’t seen each other for almost a year. As we were both having our semester break, we wanted to meet and catch up over dinner.
We actually planned to meet each other at the park and then decide on where to go later, but my friend got there pretty late so we ended up staying there. We got two takeout milk tea glasses and kebabs from a small street vendor and found a comfortable corner to enjoy ourselves. We sat there watching people passing by, talking about random things that came up. The weather that day was pretty nice actually. It was raining in the evening all week, so we were worried that we might have to go home early. But it turned out to be a fine evening.
I guess what makes the day special was the fact that, despite having to wait for my friend to show up and then not going anywhere like we originally planned to, we still had a lot more fun than I had expected. We updated each other on what was going on in our lives and discussed our plans for the future. It was a nice feeling to know even though we couldn’t meet and talk frequently, we could still bond easily over milk tea and kebabs. It made me realize that sometimes we only need good company and good conversations to make something memorable.
• Turn out to be: The way an event or expectation happens in reality.
• Update: Catch up with past events.
• Bond: A connection between two or more people or things.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
Do teenagers spend much more money than before?
I would say yes since the cost of living these days is increasing, and families are also getting wealthier. They usually give their children quite a lot more money than in the past. For example, when I was in high school, I was given around 10 thousand dong a day, which was 50 cents at the time. However, students, at present, receive about 100 thousand dong a day on average, and this is 10 times more than what I got before.
How can people save money as much as possible?
Well, there are only two ways, either to work more or to spend less. I find the first way is much more viable since restricting your budget from using or enjoying something can be a bit uncomfortable.
Have you ever had a bad shopping experience?
I have to admit that I’m not a wise buyer, so I make shopping mistakes all the time. But the one that I remember the most is the time when I bought a printer without the cable to connect it with my computer. Actually, the seller was so careful to ask me twice if I wanted to get the cable, but I just ignored the question because I thought he tried to make me pay more money. That was so embarrassing.
Why is online shopping so popular these days?
Well, I would say it’s partly because humans are naturally lazy. They just want to stay at home and get their desired products. Besides, when shopping online, buyers can easily compare prices from one seller to another, which is very hard to do when it comes to buying at real stores.