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Speaking Test Part 2 Exercise 4: Hobbies

In IELTS Speaking Part 2, you will need to talk about a topic that you are provided with for 1-2 minutes.You will be given a topic card with a talking point and a set of criteria – things you must talk about. The examiner will ask give you a pen and piece of paper. Use this to jot all of your ideas down. The examiner will tell you when to begin giving your talk.Take 30 seconds to read the topic and criteria and jot down some notes. Then, start your stopwatch and try to talk continuously for between 1 to 2 minutes.

Topic: Hobbies

Describe a hobby you enjoy.

You should say:

– What the hobby is

– What sort of people like this hobby

– How it is done

– Explain why you enjoy it so much

Model Answer: Hobbies



Transcript: The hobby that I enjoy the most, by far, is rock climbing. I discovered the sport four years ago when I was introduced to it by a friend. The first time I tried it, I was full of fear and my legs were shaking like a leaf. Nowadays, though, I feel so much more comfortable and confident being so high above the ground. I have met a lot of other climbing enthusiasts over the years. They tend to be people that enjoy both the physical and the mental difficulty of the sport. You, obviously, have to be very fit to be a climber and to lift your body weight up a steep wall. However, a large part of climbing is also about working out how to climb the route. This is known as the beta – it is the approach you take to climbing the route. Sometimes, you can try a lot of different beta before you find the one that works for you! There are different types of climbing too and the one I like the most is called bouldering. This means that you climb without a rope up large boulders that are normally around 4-6 metres high. I love this type of climbing the most because you are relying solely on your own mental and physical strength to top out the route. It can be hard because the fear of falling can consume you, but if you can overcome the negative thoughts and replace them with determination, you can achieve great things in climbing!

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