IELTS Speaking : Hobby
IELTS Speaking Tip
Be prepared to talk about your hobbies and how often you do them. Search online or in language books for texts describing your pastimes. Note down and learn any useful words, phrases or collocations, and then practise talking about your hobbies with a friend.
Speaking Exam: Part 2
Take one minute to prepare a talk on the following subject.
Take notes if you like and remember to include reasons and examples.
You should then speak for between one and two minutes.
|Describe a hobby you enjoy.
You should say:
joined a club where I can play chess.
(become a member of a club)
2. I'm a
philatelist. I collect all sorts
(a person who collects stamps for pleasure)
3. I often
go camping in the summer.
(to live in a camp or outdoors)
do a bit of / a lot of
(go mountain climbing)
make my own clothes.
(I make clothes for myself. I don't buy them.)
6. I like
(the skill or process of taking photographs)
7. I'm mad about
DIY. I think this is a very good
hobby for people who have a house but don't have much money.
(do it yourself; the activity of making and repairing things yourself around your home)
took up golf when I was at school.
(to start a hobby for the first time)
gave up photography.
(to stop doing a hobby)
collect antiques. I really enjoy
going round the shops looking for a bargain.
(you collect stamps, coins, antiques)
11. I try to practice
playing the guitar every day.
(to make music with a musical instrument)
12. I usually
go jogging two or three times a
(run slowly, especially as a form of exercise)
13. I took up
hiking because I wanted to get more
(a long walk in the country)
14. I don't really do anything in my
(time when you are not working)
15. In winter, I
a lot of skiing.
(in English you normally do a lot of / a bit of sport)
16. In summer, I
play tennis and cricket.
(in English you normally play a game)
17. My aunt is a great
traveler: she's been to every country
(a person who is travelling or who often travels)
toured / went / were on a tour round
the United States last summer.
(to make a journey for pleasure during which you visit many places)
19. I will be
going overseas in my new job.
(to travel to another country across the sea)
20. The island's economy is heavily dependent
(the business of providing Holidays for people)
21. We went on an
excursion to the mountains.
(an organized trip with a group of people)
22. I'm not
holiday / vacation
(time when you do not go to work for a special reason)
23. I'm taking a short
break and going to my sister's for
a few days.
(a short period of time when you do not work)
24. You look exhausted. You should take a
few days off and relax.
(not present at work)
25. I can't come I'm afraid. I'm
on holiday / off that week.
(to leave your home and go somewhere else for a holiday)
26. We're only
going away or a few days.
(to live the place where you leave at least one night)
booked two weeks in Australia in
(to reserve and pay for a holiday before you go)
28. They run a small
resort hotel in Vermont.
(a place where a lot of people go on holiday)
29. I brought a model of the Eiffel Tower
as a souvenir of Paris.
(something that you buy on holiday [for your friend] as a reminder of that place)
30. We travelled
overland to Delhi and then flew
on to Singapore.
(by road or rail)
voyage from England to India used
to take six months.
(a long journey by sea)
32. We decided to
go cruising in the Mediterranean.
(to travel by sea, visiting a number of places as a holiday)
take / get / catch the train / bus,
to Leeds and then got a bus to where she lives.
(to travel to a place by train, bus, plane)
headed for / made for (informal) the
(to travel towards somewhere)
35. We stopped off in Paris
en route to Nice.
(on the way to somewhere)
36. The travel agent suggested some changes
to my itinerary.
(a plan of a journey, route, etc.)
37. One of the most famous
landmarks in London is Nelson's
(an object especially a building, that can be seen from a distance)
38. We had been
on the move for twenty four hours
and were absolutely exhausted.
(to be travelling)
39. We made a
stopover at Frankfurt on the way
(a short stop on a journey)
40. I'm learning Spanish, just
(you do something for enjoyment and pleasure)
41. I think I get more
pleasure out of doing my garden
than anything else.
(the feeling of being happy)
Let your hair down (informal) for once!
(to allow yourself to enjoy something freely, without worrying about what other people think)
had the time of our lives.
(to enjoy something very much)
44. There isn't much
entertainment for young people in
(things to do that interest and amuse people)
had a great time last night.
(to get pleasure from doing something)
46. I have to
amuse myself for a few hours while
I waited for her to arrive.
(to keep yourself entertained)