IELTS Speaking Band 9

Sample Answers

On this page you will find audio sample answers to IELTS Speaking parts 1, 2 and 3 as well as sample answers to full IELTS Speaking tests. 

Each sample answer has also been written out to make following the audio easier. In addition, each band 9 sample answer has a breakdown which highlights the good and negative points of each sample answer.  

IELTS Speaking Part 1 

Band 9 Sample Answers

Hobbies and Interests

IELTS Speaking Part 2 

Band 9 Sample Answers

Hobbies and Interests

IELTS Speaking Part 3 

Band 9 Sample Answers

Hobbies and Interests

IELTS Speaking Full Test 

Band 9 Sample Answers

Hobbies and Interests

IELTS Speaking Part 1 

Band 9 Audio Sample Answer

Hobbies and Interests

Sample Answer Hobbies - Prof. Emanuel Costa
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IELTS Speaking Part 1

Sample Answer:

Hobbies, free time activities and interests

What hobbies and interests are popular in your country?

 

Which hobbies and Interests do you enjoy?

 

What hobbies and interests did you have as a child?

 

Do you think parents should encourage their children to have hobbies or an interest?

Tapescrpt. 

IELTS Speaking Part 1

Band 9 Sample Answer:

Hobbies, free time activities and interests

Here in Brazil I really think that outdoor activities are really popular. So, some common hobbies are playing football, playing beach volleyball, surfing and even cycling

 

Well, I really enjoy playing basketball cycling and doing trails, I don’t do trails, hikes, very often but when I go on holiday I like to do a hike up a mountain, or to go to a waterfall umm and get in the water, I really enjoy that, but when I’m here in the city I like to play basketball. So, every weekend I play basketball in a place called Aterro with some friends umm usually on a Friday night or a Saturday evening - something like that.

 

Well, as a child I really liked professional wrestling so I followed WWF I would watch it like every week. I think it was on on a Friday night I would record the pay-per-views because they would show it too late so I would watch it the next morning actually I’d watch it after school so I’d come home - sometimes actually I would watch it before going to school while having breakfast I would watch the main event something like that err and I also liked just you know playing with my friends playing football that kind of thing.

I definitely think parents should encourage their children to have hobbies and interests. Firstly, because the hobby could lead to a career a future career for that child. And secondly, I think it’s just great to have hobbies and interests something you like to do, something you like to read about or  you like to follow - I think this makes life more interesting.

Breakdown

IELTS Speaking Part 1

Band 9 Sample Answer:

Hobbies, free time activities and interests

Here in Brazil I really think that outdoor activities (good vocabulary) are really popular. So (linker), some common hobbies are playing football, playing beach volleyball, surfing and even (technically the wrong word, “also” would have been better) cycling

 

Well, I really enjoy playing (ing after enjoy correct verb forms) basketball cycling and doing trails. (Giving more details) I don’t do trails, hikes (good vocabulary), very often (frequency adverbs) but when I go on holiday I like to do a hike up a mountain, or to go to a waterfall umm and get in the water, I really enjoy that. But when I’m here in the city I like to play basketball. (Giving an example) So, every weekend (frequency expression) I play basketball in a place called Aterro with some friends umm usually on a Friday night (correct preposition) or a Saturday evening - something like that.

 

(Anecdote full of details) Well, as a child I really liked professional wrestling so I followed WWF I would (would for past habits) watch it like every week. I think it was on on a Friday night I would record the pay-per-views (good vocabulary) because they would show it too late (correct use of too) so I would watch it the next morning actually I’d watch it after school so I’d come home - sometimes actually I would watch it before going to school while having (good structure) breakfast, I would watch the main event something like that err and I also liked just you know playing with my friends playing football that kind of thing.

(Paraphrasing the question) I definitely think parents should encourage their children to have hobbies and interests. Firstly, (ordering ideas)  because the hobby could lead to a career a future career for that child. And secondly (ordering ideas), I think it’s just great to have hobbies and interests something you like to do, something you like to read about or  you like to follow - I think this makes life more interesting (comparative structure).

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