IELTS Speaking Part 1: PUZZLE
Here are some common questions that you may be asked in the IELTS Speaking Exam.
Follow the steps below:
- Look at the question carefully and think about some ideas for this.
- Pay atttention to suggested ideas to see whether they can help build up your answers.
- Try to use the phrases provided to structure your answers in the more appropriate way.
- Answer the question.
- Read the sample answer at the end to see what you can learn from it.
- Learn some useful vocabulary related to the topic.
1. Do you like solving puzzles?
- Ideas: You might enjoy solving puzzles because they're challenging, stimulating, or relaxing. Think about the reasons why you like solving puzzles.
- Useful phrases: "Yes, I like solving puzzles...", "Solving puzzles is [adjective] to me because...", "I find that solving puzzles helps me feel more [adjective]..."
2. What kind of puzzles do you enjoy?
- Ideas: You might enjoy puzzles such as crosswords, Sudoku, or jigsaw puzzles. Think about the types of puzzles that you find engaging.
- Useful phrases: "I enjoy solving [type of puzzle]...", "I find that [type of puzzle] is the most [adjective] for me because...", "When I solve [type of puzzle], it makes me feel [adjective]..."
3. How often do you solve puzzles?
- Ideas: You might solve puzzles daily, weekly, or occasionally. Think about the frequency with which you typically solve puzzles.
- Useful phrases: "I solve puzzles [frequency]...", "I find that solving puzzles [activity or purpose]...", "Although I don't always have time to solve puzzles, I try to make time for [type of puzzle] when I can..."
4. Do you think puzzles are good for the brain?
- Ideas: Solving puzzles can have benefits such as improving cognitive function, memory, or problem-solving skills. Think about the positive impacts that puzzles can have on the brain.
- Useful phrases: "I think that puzzles are good for the brain because...", "Solving puzzles has helped me improve my [skill or ability]...", "Although puzzles can be challenging, they're a great way to keep the brain [adjective]..."
5. What is the most challenging puzzle you have solved?
- Ideas: You might have solved a particularly difficult puzzle such as a cryptic crossword or a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. Think about the puzzle that was the most challenging for you.
- Useful phrases: "The most challenging puzzle I've solved is...", "It took me [amount of time] to solve the puzzle because...", "Although the puzzle was difficult, I felt a great sense of [emotion or accomplishment] when I solved it..."
6. Have you ever solved a puzzle with someone else?
- Ideas: You might have solved puzzles with friends, family members, or colleagues. Think about the times when you've collaborated with others to solve a puzzle.
- Useful phrases: "Yes, I've solved puzzles with others before...", "I find that solving puzzles with others is [adjective] because...", "One memorable experience I had was when [person or group] and I solved [type of puzzle] together..."
1. Jigsaw (n) - a puzzle consisting of a picture printed on cardboard or wood and cut into various pieces of different shapes that have to be fitted together.
- Ghép hình
- We spent all evening doing a 1,000-piece jigsaw.
2. Engaging (adj) - pleasant, attractive, and charming.
- Hấp dẫn
- An engaging smile/manner/person
3. Cognitive (adj) - connected with thinking or conscious mental processes
- Nhận thức
- Some of her cognitive functions have been impaired.