(2024) IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Weather – Free Lesson

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Weather

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Weather
IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Weather

Questions and Answers

1. What’s the weather like where you live?

Sample answer 1: My hometown has pretty consistent weather. It’s usually warm in the summer and cold in the winter. Sometimes there can be dry spells, but we get a normal amount of rain and snow. I like that we go through all the seasons. It’s nice to have a change every once in a while.

Sample answer 2: The city I live in has a continental climate which means it has distinct four seasons. Temperatures could vary a lot; it could go up to 40 degrees Celsius in the summer and could reach minus 20 in the winter months. Most people like the weather, but I think it’s too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Actually, l’m thinking about moving to another city.

2. Do you prefer cold or hot weather?

If I have to make a choice, it will be the hot weather. That’s because it’s gonna be awesome to take a snapshot near the beach or in the rose garden. I don’t know why. Perhaps when sweating, I’m sort of like photogenic and full of beans.

VocabularyMeaning Example
awesome (adj) /ˈɔː.səm/causing feelings of great admiration, respect, or fearawesome scenery
snapshot (n) /ˈsnæp.ʃɒt/a photograph
sweating /swet/the clear, salty liquid that you pass through your skinBy the time we’d climbed to the top of the hill, we were covered in sweat.
photogenic (adj) /ˌfəʊ.təˈdʒen.ɪk/having a face that looks attractive in photographs
be full of beans (idiom)to have a lot of energy and enthusiasmI’ve never known anyone be so full of beans before breakfast.

3. Do you prefer dry or wet weather?

If I have to choose one, I will go for dry weather. I have lived in both dry and humid places; the humid weather makes my clothes always stick on my body, and I feel like I have to work harder to breathe. Dry weather isn’t the best, but I think it’s much more manageable. A humidifier at home and body creams can mostly solve all the negatives.

humid (adj) /ˈhjuː.mɪd/containing extremely small drops of water in the airNew York is very hot and humid in the summer.
breathe (v) /briːð/to move air into and out of the lungs
humidifier (n)  /hjuːˈmɪd.ɪ.faɪ.ər/a machine that makes the air in a place less dryWe bought a humidifier for the office.
body creams a liquid that you put on your skin in order to protect it

4. Are you in the habit of checking the weather forecast? When/How often?

Yeah, I formed the habit of checking the weather forecast when I was a primary school student, so now, every day before I go to work, I just check the updating info on my cellphone. And when I hang out with my friends on weekends, I will definitely attach much importance to the weather forecast. You know, it’s gonna be a disappointment if we are soaked.

formed the habit ofA habit-forming activity or drug makes you want to do or take it repeatedly
hang out (phrasal verb) /hæŋ/to spend a lot of time in a place or with someone Who is he hanging out with these days?
attach much importance to to think that something is important or true and that it should be considered seriously
disappointment (n) /ˌdɪs.əˈpɔɪnt.mənt/the feeling of being disappointedGet tickets early to avoid disappointment.
soaked (adj) /səʊkt/extremely wetHis T-shirt was soaked in sweat.

5. What do you think are the effects of climate change in recent years?

6. Would you like to visit other cities that have different climates from where you live?

7. What kind of weather do you like most?

I really love rainy weather. It’s so nice when it’s cool outside and there’s a little bit of rain. I also feel so cozy staying inside and watching a storm roll in. It’s so fascinating to watch lightning. But I also like sunny weather. It’s really nice to just sit and soak up the view.

8. Do you like the weather in your hometown?

I think it would be nice to try living in a place where it’s sunny all the time. I really love the beach, so if I could live somewhere by the ocean, that would be amazing. I’m not sure if I’d want to stay forever, but it could be cool for a while.

9. What’s your favourite kind of weather?  

It depends what I’m doing really. If I’m doing something outside, I like the weather to be sunny but not too hot because it gets a bit uncomfortable after a while. If I’m inside, I love listening to the rain beating against the window and the wind howling outside.

10. What is the climate like in your country? 

I’m from Ireland, so the thing people always complain about is the rain. It is right on the edge of Europe so we get lots of rain rolling in off the Atlantic. However, because we are an island it means that we don’t get very harsh winters and it hardly ever snows. I think temperate is the word to describe our climate-not too hot, not too cold.

11. Does the weather effect people’s lives in your country?

Yes, very much so. In the winter it is really grey all the time and it gets dark very early in the afternoon. The lack of sunlight leads to some people getting a bit depressed and I imagine that’s why people drink much more wine and whiskey in the winter to cope with how dull everything is.

12. Do people change in the summer?

Absolutely, as soon as the sun starts to shine and it gets warmer, people start to have barbecues, do more outdoor activities and are generally happier. Unfortunately, it doesn’t last very long but people definitely make the most of it while the weather is good.

13. Is there any type of weather you really don’t like?

I don’t mind when it’s raining or windy and I don’t mind when it’s cold, but when it’s cold, windy and raining all that the same time, well that’s horrible, especially if you have to work or do something outside. I remember when we were at school we would have to go outside in horrible weather to do P.E. and I detested every minute of it.

14. Does bad weather ever effect transport in your country? 

As I said before, it rarely snows, but when it does the transportation system collapses. People are just not used to driving in the snow and the whole country pretty much grinds to a halt. Buses and trains normally stop running completely until the snow thaws.



Freezing [adjective]

extremely cold

It’s freezing in here – can I close the window?

Soaked to the skin [expression]

extremely wet

I’m going to have to take these clothes off – I’m soaked to the skin!

Be dying for/to do something [expression]

to be extremely eager to have or do something

I’m dying to hear your news, especially about your holiday in London.

Lethargic [adjective]

without any energy or enthusiasm

After a big lunch, I always feel lethargic and sometimes fall asleep at my desk !
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  1. Nguyen Quoc Hiep 03/01/2020

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