July 2017 IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions and Recommended Answers (Time Management, organising time and being late)

LATEST PART 1 – TIME MANAGEMENT

  1. How do you organize you time?

Answer: Well, this is a little embarrassing because I am bad at time management, therefore, what I do to arrange my schedule is to list the tasks in hand in the morning, and do them in a row in the daytime. This way, I can take control of my time, however, if there is something really emergency, I’ll put priority on it. This is pretty much how I manage my time.

Answer Overview:

  • Introduction/Long response, Linking phrase (Well, this is a little embarrassing)
  • Main Point/Answer – to list the tasks in hand in the morning
  • First Point, Linking Phrase (This way), Reason
  • Summary

 

  1. Do you think young people organize their time in the same way?

Answer: I don’t think so, I disagree that young people have similar way of managing their time. That is for the main reason that organizing time varies from different people, some people have different job and life priorities. Take me as an example, I am not a morning person because I normally sleep late at night while other youngsters wake up early in the morning because they have personal errands to do.  So I would say that, young people have different way to adjust their time.

Answer Overview:

  • Introduction/Long response, Linking phrase (I disagree that)
  • Main Point/Answer – I don’t think so
  • First Point, Linking Phrase (This is for the main reason that), Reason
  • Example, linking phrase (Take me as an example)
  • Summary (So I would say that)

 

  1. Are you ever late for anything?

Answer: Honestly speaking, yes, I was late for several times. Let me give you an example, the last time I was late for something was when I was invited to a wedding. I wasn’t able to witness the wedding ceremony because I forgot to set my alarm and I woke up late in the morning, I feel really embarrassed so I apologized to the couple. All in all, being tardy is impolite.

Answer Overview:

  • Introduction/Long response, Linking phrase (Honestly speaking)
  • Main Point/Answer – Yes, I was late several times
  • First Point and Example, Linking Phrase (Let me give you an example), Reason
  • Summary(All in all)

 

  1. What excuses do you use when you are late?

Answer: Well, I have several reasons when I am late and sometimes it is difficult to make an excuse but most of the time I usually blame the traffic jam, this is because of the reason that when you talk about traffic people will think that it is beyond your control. To sum it up, this excuse is really effective when I am late.

Answer Overview:

  • Introduction/Long response,
  • Main Point/Answer – traffic jam
  • First Point, Linking Phrase (this is because of the reason that), Reason
  • Summary(To sum it up)

 

  1. Do you like it when others are late?

Answer: This question is very obvious, of course, I hate when others are late especially when it take half an hour or more for them to arrive. This is for the reason that it is a waste of time and it is tiring to wait for nothing. This situation happened to me last week, I and my friend was suppose to meet at 3pm but she arrived an hour later. To my frustration, I had her pay the movie ticket and the food. Therefore, being late is just an impolite act that people must avoid.

 

Answer Overview:

  • Introduction/Long response,
  • Main Point/Answer – I hate it when others are late
  • First Point, Linking Phrase (this is because of the reason that), Reason
  • Example
  • Summary(Therefore)

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