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

Today you’ll learn how to answer Part 1 rainy day questions for the IELTS Speaking Exam.

You may be aware that ‘weather‘ is an IELTS topic in Speaking Part 1.

Sure, you probably talk about weather quite often, but there are still some weird questions that come up!

IELTS Part 1 Question: Do you like rainy days?

Notable phrases from Lindsay’s answer:

My fondness of rainy days really depends on my expectations.

settle in… and absorb this rainy day

drives me nuts

in that case, no

Her answer is excellent for showing that you can have two opinions about something, as long as you can support them!

Jessica likes using the verb ‘hibernate‘, to talk about staying inside a lot during the winter, and also the noun ‘cocoon‘ to talk about wrapping up in a lot of blankets.

IELTS Part 1 Question: Do you think rainy days affect people’s mood?


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Notable phrases from Jessica’s answer:

uh.. yes and no

a higher degree of depression

SADS, seasonal affective disorder

drastic effect

fake news

IELTS Part 1 Question: Have you ever been caught on the street, in the rain, without an umbrella?

Notable phrases from Lindsay’s answer:

lack of preparedness

I’m an optimistic person and it works to my detriment.

Inevitably, every time, I end up…

get soaking wet

How would you answer today’s questions?

Share your feelings about rainy days in the comments section below!


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