Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

On IELTS Speaking Part 1, there are often questions related to seasons, weather and free-time activities.

On Part 2 as well, you could be asked to describe your favorite seasons.

On IELTS Part 3, there are also sometimes questions about global warming and climate change.

On today’s episode, Lindsay and Jessica will give you native, natural vocabulary to use for these common IELTS topics.

IELTS Speaking Part 1 question:

“What is your favorite season?”

In answering this question, Lindsay used these interesting lexical phrases:

  • palpable– tangible; so strong you can almost physically feel it
  • brilliant hues– bright, vivid colors

Plus, the way she organized her answer was fantastic. She used these transition phrases:

  • without a doubt
  • The reason i love it so much is…
  • That is by far my favorite season.

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IELTS Speaking Part 1 question:

“How do your leisure activities change seasonally?”

Interesting lexical phrases:

  • stark contrast– huge, marked difference
  • torrent– very heavy rain

Also, note how Jessica gives very specific examples and details about her activities.

You can also learn more natural rhythm and intonation in our answers (of course, it’s our first language!). Try to copy our answers and practice using our natural pronunciation.

Now it’s your turn!

Practice answering the questions from the episode as well as the following:

What season is the most beautiful in your season or country?

What traditional festivals happen in the fall or winter in your culture?

Answer using complete sentences, and aim for 3-5 sentences for each answer.

*correction: In this episode we say it is #304, but, as you can see, it is #305!

What did you think of today’s sample answers and advice?

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