Daily Routine: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Question with Model Answers

Daily routine ielts speaking part 1

Daily routine is a topic that often comes up in the IELTS speaking part 1. Below you will find a list of some example questions and answers that you could encounter during part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test.

The questions below are based on the real IELTS speaking exam. They serve as a great IELTS Speaking Part 1 prediction questions to help you prepare better before your test.

Daily Routine Speaking Part 1 – Set 1

  1. Tell me a little about your daily routine?
    I wake up at 5 am because college starts at around seven. I am often late because the micro buses come jam-packed, and I miss many of them in a row. I get home by six pm, fully drained. Then I watch TV, catch up with my parents about their day, and hit the bed as soon as my homework is done.

Set 2

  1. Tell me about your daily routine.
    Normally, I wake up at about 7am and get shower and dressed. We start school at 9.00am, study different subjects all day and get home around 4. In the evening, I do my homework or walk the dog around the block.

Set 2 Vocabulary

  • a block – a residential group of houses

Set 3

  1. How important is a daily routine to you?
    I´m a student so it’s not that important! I get up late if I can but early if I need to get to a class on time. Some days I stay up late into the night studying or partying and at the weekends I like to lie in and have time to myself. The only routine is my university timetable, I try to stick to that.

Set 3 Vocabulary

  • stick to something – continue to do something difficult

Set 4

  1. Do you have a morning routine?
    I try to wake up at the same time every morning. I wash my face to freshen up then I make myself some breakfast, starting with a cup of coffee. I them brush my teeth, get dressed and go to my lectures.

Set 5

  1. Where are you from?
    I am from Murcia, a coastal region in Spain. I attend the university there and I have grown up close to my friends and family. It is a great place to live because of the natural beauty and beaches.
  2. Do you work or study?
    I study translation at Murcia University. I am in my first year and it is quite a difficult course. I hope to do well and go on to translate in other countries – that’s why it is important that my English is perfect.
  3. How do you manage your time effectively?
    I put all my tasks and appointments into my phone and then I receive reminders about where I need to be or about an essay deadline for example. Personally, I have the memory of a goldfish so this really helps me to stay on track with my studies and social life.
  4. Why do some people find it difficult to manage their time?
    I suppose before we had all the technology to help us it was difficult. Nowadays, some people are absent minded or tend to be late for things. This is a lack of organization usually or maybe they are unrealistic about what they can achieve in a day.

Set 5 Vocabulary

  • go on to – progress to something different, better
  • stay on track – continue in the right direction
  • absent minded – forgetful

Set 6

  1. Do you work or study?
    I am currently pursuing my Bachelors in Nursing from HAMS Nursing College in Kathmandu. It’s an intensive four-year course!
  2. What do you typically do at college each day?
    Well, I have theory classes in the morning, and these are followed by practical sessions in the afternoons. I much prefer practicals but it’s not so interesting when we work with dummies. I wait for the field trips to nursing homes where we can meet actual people.

Set 7

  1. Where are you from?
    I am from the city of Beijing, which is a megacity and the capital city of China. It is famous for the historic Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden Palace.
  2. when you go out at night, do you usually stay out late?
    If I have lectures the next day, I try to avoid going out. However, if my schedule allows it, I might stay out late. I enjoy going to pubs, house parties and nightclubs with my friends, but not too frequently.
  3. When was the last time you got back home late?
    The last time was for my birthday a few days ago! We went to a bar with my friends and we danced until morning at my favourite night club. It was grand!
  4. How do you feel after a late night out?
    I am a responsible drinker, but if I drink a little too much, I might feel a little unwell in the morning. If I have a night without excessive drinking, I might just feel a little tired the next day.

Set 7 Vocabulary

  • grand – (informal) great
  • responsible drinker – a person who can control the amount of drinking they do

Set 8

  1. Where do you come from?
    I come from Athens, in Greece. Athens is the capital city of Greece and it is a world-famous historic city. It is known for being the birthplace of democracy, and it is also the oldest capital city in Europe.
  2. Where do you live now?
    I live just outside of Edinburgh. It is easier to commute to work that way. I would love to live closer to the centre, but the cost of living is a little too steep for me, at the moment.
  3. What do you do for entertainment there?
    I enjoy going out with friends some evenings. I am not a heavy drinker, so I prefer to go out for meals or for walks in nearby parks. Edinburgh also has a rich art scene which I enjoy very much.
  4. Do you like to wear jeans? Why/Why not?
    I like to wear jeans quite a bit. I feel very comfortable in them because of how tightly they fit on my legs. They are also durable, so I feel confident wearing them for all sorts of activities.

Set 8 Vocabulary

  • steep – high
  • heavy drinker – a person who drinks a lot
  • art scene – a location that offers a range of artistic performance and exhibitions.
  • durable – long-lasting

Set 9

  1. Where are you from?
    I am from Ostuni, a town in Italy. It is a beautiful place overlooking the sea and is full of small white streets and white buildings. The town is vibrant and popular with tourists and is a great location for weddings and events.
  2. Are you a person who likes to plan your day?
    I am definitely a planner, I like to have everything organised. I am meticulous and thorough in my studies, I make lists and use a system to make sure I get everything done on time.
  3. How do you use your time effectively?
    I hate wasting time so I tend to write a list and prioritise important tasks. I use an app on my phone which sends me reminders to attend classes or complete homework. I might be a bit over the top compared to most students but it works for me.
  4. Are there some things that are difficult to plan for?
    Not everyone is as good at planning, some people prefer spontaneity so it is good to have a rough idea and then go with the flow sometimes. For example, when I travel I plan an itinerary but without filling every moment so we can decide what to do at that time.

Set 9 Vocabulary

  • thorough – complete with attention to detail
  • over the top – excessive
  • a rough idea – more or less, a general idea
  • go with the flow – be of the moment

Set 10

  1. Where are you from?
    I am from Beijing in China. It is a mega city with more than 20 million people living there. It has lots of modern architecture as well as some ancient sights. It is a global city and the centre for lots of business activity.
  2. Do you manage your time well?
    I think I do reasonably well as I have all my appointments on the calendar on my phone and I make lists of things I need to remember to do. Of course I waste some time looking at my phone or browsing the internet but overall I think I am quite effective.
  3. Is it difficult for you to be on time?
    No, I am a very punctual person and I have to keep people people or to wait for others. I think that being late is very rude, especially if you are meeting a friend. Good manners cost nothing and it doesn’t take much effort to be punctual.
  4. Do you prefer to be busy or relaxed?
    To be honest, I generally prefer to be busy. I always seem to have a project on the go and I struggle to sit and do nothing. I occasionally will have a day when I take it easy and rest but they are few and far between. Being on the go is a natural thing for me.

Set 10 Vocabulary

  • on the go – started something and busy with it
  • few and far between – not frequently

Set 11

  1. How often do you wear jeans?
    I wear jeans on the weekends and when I am spending time with friends because they are casual and comfortable. During the week, I wear a school uniform. I have quite a few pairs of jeans in different colours as they are in fashion at the moment.
  2. Would you spend a lot on jeans? Why?
    Personally, I wouldn’t spend a lot because you can get them fairly cheaply and sometimes a bargain in the sales. My parents give me money for clothes and I have to stick to a budget so I can´t get designer jeans, for example.
  3. Where do you wear jeans?
    If I am visiting a friend or going shopping I will put on jeans. I have some pairs that are more casual than others and some that are tight or loose. The loose jeans are more comfortable to wear in the house. I would never wear jeans to a wedding or something, you have to dress up then.

Set 11 Vocabulary

  • a bargain – something bought for a cheap price, in the sale
  • to dress up – to wear your best clothes

Set 12

  1. Are you good at planning?
    I am pretty good at planning and I quite enjoy organising things. For example, I often organise trips away for me and my friends. I like searching the internet for a good deal on hotels, planning a rough itinerary and getting everyone to the airport on time.
  2. Can you remember a situation where something didn’t go to plan?.
    A few weeks ago, I organised a bbq party at my house and invited lots of friends and family. I had bought loads of food and drinks and organised games for the kids. In the middle of the afternoon though, it started bucketing it down. The whole bbq was ruined and I didn’t have space inside to continue in the house. I should have made a contingency plan.

Set 12 Vocabulary

  • rough – approximate
  • bucketing it down – raining a lot

Set 13

  1. Where do you currently live?
    I share a house with other history students. We are renting the house but we each have our individual rooms. We do share some areas of the house, such as the living-room, kitchen and bathroom. So far so good!
  2. What is the first thing you do after you get up?
    After I get up, I go freshen up a little bit. I head to the bathroom and wash my face with cold water, as it helps me feel more awake.

Set 13 Vocabulary

  • so far so good – it’s going well so far

Set 14

  1. What do you do at weekends?
    On a typical weekend, I go into the city and do some shopping, meet friends for lunch or sometimes I will stay at home and go out for a run at some point. I often get invited to hang out at friends’ houses or go to a party, I’m a bit of a party animal.
  2. What did you do last weekend?
    I went to a shopping centre as I needed to buy some new trainers. After that, I met some friends in the afternoon and we went out locally for a drink and something to eat. We ended up staying out until the early hours.
  3. What are your plans for next weekend?
    I have made arrangements with my friends to go on a trip to the seaside, it was a bit off the cuff, we only booked it yesterday but thought we would stay in a guest house in Brighton and visit the beach and local discos.
  4. Is there anything you would like to take up doing at the weekends?
    It would be good to take up more sports, I sometimes go for a run but I would like to join a team. The student lifestyle can be bad for your waistline so I would like to get back in shape. Maybe by joining a football or rugby team.

Set 14 Vocabulary

  • a party animal – a person who enjoys parties regularly
  • off the cuff – without preparation
  • get back in shape – to become fit and healthy again

Set 15

  1. Do you frequently drink water?
    I try to be better at it. In the summer, I drink plenty of water to avoid getting dehydrated. It is trickier during the winter, as I don’t get as thirsty, but I aim to improve on that.

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