IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions:
Do you often visit the countryside?
Yes, I usually head out on a day trip to lots of wonderful countryside regions on the weekend to recharge my energy after a busy week.
If so, who do you visit in the countryside?
I like to visit my grandmother in the countryside. I usually get there on a train. Every time when I get the chance to see her & enjoy the great fruit, spending some time getting back to nature, I find myself restored & relaxed.
Do you have family or friends living in the countryside?
Yes, my grandmother still lives in the countryside. She is a farmer & she really enjoys the tranquilness & the beauty of the countryside, so she decided to stay there for the rest of her life .
Would you like to live in the countryside in the future?
Absolutely ! I’m a huge fan of going to going to the forest. The environment there is just superb. Every now and them I would visit a forest just because there isn’t that much pollution so I could smell the fresh air. Also the animals there are also quite cute – especially some colourful birds.
Have areas of countryside in your country changed since you were a child?
Do you think that visits to the countryside should be something that schools offer to their children?
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics:
Describe an enjoyable/unforgettable experience you had in the countryside
You should say:
- what the activity was
- when you did it
- who you did with it
- why it was enjoyable
It was two years ago when I had my very first motorbike trip with my friends to the first and most ancient village which is located in the Southern [your country]. It is an unforgettable trip that I’ve ever had.
Our group had 3 people, Jack, Jenny and me. We chose to visit that village because we wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and get off the beaten track. Moreover, because the village is also the birthplace of my grandparent, I felt really excited to visit the village and get a closer insight into the lifestyle of local people as well as my grandparent.
We set out for a day trip to date back to the tradition of our country really early. I’m always a night owl, not an early bird, so leaving the city at 5 a.m made me feel like I was deprived of sleep. However, I was deliriously happy shortly after embarking on the trip to the village. This was because on the way to get there, we admired the breathtaking landscapes which is totally different from the city we are currently living in. After 1 hour drive, we got to the picturesque village which made me feel over the moon. We rented some bikes to cycle around the village with a lot of small alleyways filled with green grass. After riding a bike to the paddy field to get the vibes of the village, we visited some 400 year old ancient house which made of mud and laterite and had a look at communal houses where the local people gathered for festival celebration or public meeting. After that, we had lunch with many scrumptious food which is locally and organically grown. In the afternoon, we joined a cooking class with the villagers who were extremely friendly and clever at making traditional cakes. The highlight of the trip to the village was going to the paddy fields to help the farmers harvest the crop. It was such an once-in-a-lifetime experience which I really enjoyed.
That was our first motorbike trip to the outskirt of the city and first time in the countryside so we really enjoyed every single moment there. Jenny was like a dog with two tails while Jack and I were also on cloud nine. We relished everything in the village from the fresh air, cozy ambiance to beautiful landscapes such as small houses or paddy fields. We very much hope that we can embark on a longer trip to the countryside down the road if we have more spare time.
Hustle and bustle (phrase) Noisy and confused activity
Off the beaten track (phrase) far away from the places that people usually visit
Get insight into (phrase)
Night owl (phrase) someone who enjoys going out at night or does not go to bed until it is late
Early bird (phrase) someone who gets up early in the morning
Deliriously happy (collocation) very very happy
Embark on (verb) to start a new project or activity, usually one that will be difficult and will take time
Breathtaking (adj) extremely impressive or beautiful
Picturesque (adj) a picturesque place or scene is attractive, especially because it is old and interesting
Over the moon (idiom) very happy
Alleyway (noun) a narrow street or passage
Feel the vibe (phrase) a general feeling that you get from a person or place
Laterite (noun) a kind of brick
Have/take a look at (phrase)
Communal (adj) relating to a particular community
Scrumptious (adj) very delicious
Once-in-a-lifetime experience (collocation) very special experience because you will probably only have it once
1.Describe an area of countryside you know and like.
You should say:
- Where it is
- What its special features are
- What you and other people do in this area
- And explain why you like it
2. Describe a village or urban area you have visited
- where it is
- when & how you went there
- who live there
- And explain what you liked/disliked about this village or urban area.
3. Describe a relative’s house you have visited.
4. Describe a place you like to visit
5. Describe a place you often go to.
6. Describe a naturally beautiful place.
7. Describe a place where you went with your parents.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions:
What are the advantages of living in the countryside?
Living in the countryside can definitely benefit people in a wide range of ways. For one thing, living in the countryside is better for one’s health condition thanks to significantly lower levels of air pollution. It is undeniable that, air quality in big cities is so bad that long-term exposure to it may cause respiratory diseases and other health problems. Besides, the cost of living in rural areas is likely to be lower than that in cities. Although people in the city tend to make more money than people in the countryside do, they have to spend more on food, accommodation and transportation. Therefore, one can actually save more money by living in the countryside without working as hard.
What are the disadvantages of living in the countryside?
Although living in the countryside can do wonders for your wellbeing, it is undeniable that there are still some drawbacks of living in the countryside. To be more specific, without having a plethora of transport on your doorstep, it will be much more inconvenient to travel to far-away place, which also means you will squander more time on commuting. Another disadvantage is that country-dwellers also have fewer job opportunities compared to those in the cities, thereby resulting in lower standard of living.
What kinds of people live in the countryside?
To the best of my knowledge, many people decide to live in a countryside because they want to downshift to a less stressful life. Although people who live in the countryside can still lead hectic lives, the peace of their surroundings help to bring them to a gentle halt and remind them not to rush life away.
What do people living in the countryside like to do?
I reckon that when living in the countryside, people can enjoy a myriad of activities that they hardly have in cities such as going out at night without fear of street criminals, doing exercise in the early morning to enjoy the fresh air.
How has life changed over time in the countryside?
The countryside has experienced certain changes for the last few decades. Firstly, people, especially farmers, have applied modern technologies in their work. Therefore, the productivity has significantly improved while people don’t have sweat as much as they used to. Moreover, young people in the countryside tend to dwell to town to seek job opportunities. As a result, the population in the countryside is reducing and aging.
Do you think it is better to live in the countryside or in the city?
As often as this question is raised, I believe it remains a tough decision to make when it comes to choosing between living in the countryside and living in the city. Many people have been attracted to live and work in big cities because of better employment opportunities and higher living standards. This massive rural-to-urban migration has, however, led to increase in environmental pollution, traffic and social issues in urban areas. It would be a better idea for people to live in the suburb and travel into the city to work every day so that they can enjoy the best of both worlds.
How is the countryside different from town?
There are many things which differ the countryside from town. Obviously, it is much less crowded in the country than in cities. Besides, the pace of life in the countryside is slow while people living in big cities always seem to be in a hurry. In addition, it is much more healthy to live out of big cities because the air in the country is fresher and there is not as much noise.
Do youngsters prefer living in rural areas? Why or why not?