Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll find out if real IELTS student Hugo can get a 7 on Speaking Part 1.

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In this video, you see Jessica, an ex-Examiner of 14 years, ask Hugo, a real IELTS student, Speaking Part 1 questions.

Watch how Hugo answers these common IELTS Part 1 Questions:

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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions


  • Did you grow up in a small town or a big city?
  • What do you like most about growing up there?
  • Would you say this city is a good place for families?


  • What is your favorite color?
  • Was this your favorite color when you were a child?
  • What are the favorite colors of your friends at the moment?
  • Is there any color you would never paint the walls of your room?


  • How often do you cook?
  • Did your parents teach you how to cook when you were younger?

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What did Hugo score?

At the end of the video, Jessica tells you Hugo’s score in every scoring category

  • Fluency and Coherence: 6
  • Vocabulary: 6
  • Grammar: 7
  • Pronunciation: 7

She explains why he received these scores, and what you must to do get a 7 or higher.


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