Dream ielts speaking part 1

Dream 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.

Dream Speaking Part 1 – Set 1

  1. Do you remember your dreams when you wake up?
    I dream a lot and I can often recall them quite vividly when I wake up, but they soon fade and even when I try to remember them, they’re gone. I get recurring dreams often about trying to do something but having difficulties doing it.
  2. Do you enjoy hearing about other people’s dreams?
    Sometimes they are interesting and usually quite funny, but I don’t like it when people tell me about their boring dreams in great detail. A friend of mine used to do that and I’d glaze over in no time.
  3. Would you like to study dreams in the future?
    Well, I think dreams are important for our well-being, but I don’t think they are prophetic or can be interpreted in very specific ways. I think that they are just your brain creating out all the junk that gone into it during the day.

Dream Vocabulary Speaking Part 1 – Set 1

  • ‘Be’ Recurring – Happen repeatedly
  • To Glaze over – To become bored to the point of falling asleep
  • ‘Be’ Prophetic – Predict the future

Set 2

  1. How often do you dream?
    I have lots of vivid dreams, I think most nights. They are usually dreams that are about typical places and activities but really bizarre things happen. The most vivid dreams happen when I snooze after my alarm goes off in the morning.
  2. Do you remember your dreams in the morning?
    I usually do and I bore my flatmates with the details. Usually the memory fades quickly so I couldn’t tell you now what I dreamed about last night. Nightmares are usually the most memorable type of dream because they are stressful.

Set 2 Vocabulary

  • snooze– sleep for a short time
  • fades– disappears

Set 3

  1. Do you remember your dreams the next day?
    I do, sometimes. Especially if it’s a strange or scary dream. I don’t remember all of it but some parts stick with me14 for a while, as well as the feeling that comes with it right after I wake up.
  2. How frequently do you have dreams?
    I have dreams every once in a while, but not that often.
  3. Do you find dreams interesting?
    I do. I think that they can be very revealing sometimes. I have tried to keep a dream journal to try and interpret them, but because they are infrequent, I haven’t kept up with it.
  4. Do you think that some dreams are meaningful?
    Yes, sometimes the dreams I remember are about things that happened to me that day, or even a very long time ago, be they good or bad. It’s quite fascinating to see what subconscious thoughts are on our minds.

Set 3 Vocabulary

  • strange – unusual
  • stick with me – stay with me
  • every once in a while – not very often
  • revealing – says a lot about something or someone
  • kept up – (in this case) continued
  • fascinating – extremely interesting
  • subconscious – that we are not aware of, that we do not realise
  • minds – the way we think in our heads

Set 4

  1. Should children be encouraged to follow their dreams?
    Absolutely. Life will be full of obstacles, but early encouragement and support can help children find the necessary persistence to realise their dreams. However, it is also important children learn that changing dreams is not a sign of failure.
  2. How can we help with that?
    We need to be invested in their lives and their various interests. If a particular passion stands out, it is possible to encourage its exploration, through exposure to books, museums, activities at home, and so on.

Set 4 Vocabulary

  • persistence – the ability to continue doing an action despite obstacles
  • realise their dreams – make their dreams come true

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