IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 Sample Answer: Talking About The Weather | DailyStep English

IELTS Speaking Test Part 2 Sample Answer: Talking About The Weather

 
Jane Lawson,  English Teacher at DailyStep EnglishHello, I'm Jane at DailyStep English.  This free IELTS Video and Audio Lesson will help you get a higher score in English exams, and improve your conversation skills. After the lesson, please also try my  IELTS Interactive course  

If you are new to DailyStep English - welcome! Please sign up for a free trial of 5 Audio Lessons and to be on my mailing list for more free IELTS videos.

IELTS Speaking Test PART 2 Sample Question and Answer 
by Jane Lawson at DailyStep.com

Question: Describe the weather in your country, and how it makes you feel. Consider these topics:

 

- What’s the weather like in your country?

- Does the weather affect your mood? 

- How do rainy days make you feel?

- What’s your favourite season of the year? 

- What do you like to do when it’s hot?

- What do you usually do in the winter? 

- How many seasons does your country have? 

 

Answer:

I think the best word to describe the weather in my country would be changeable[1]The British weather is very unpredictable[2]One day you can get glorious sunshine[3] then the next day you might get hailstones and freezing wind[4]. 

Even in the middle of summer, you can never rely on getting good weather[5], as anybody who has organised an outdoor event in this country will know. Every year on the news we see pop festivals that turn into muddy swamps[6] due to heavy rain[7]or summer holidays at the seaside ruined by terrible weather[8]But having said that, when the sun does decide to shine in this country I could not think of a better place to be[9]One thing that I like about the British weather is that we don’t really get extremes of temperature[10] as some other countries do.
.
The rain does sometimes get me down especially if it continues for weeks without stopping [11] and it often makes me feel reluctant to leave the house. I’d say that my favourite season of the year is spring[12] because after a long cold winter the first signs of spring really lift your spirits[13]. 

When we have a heatwave in the summerwhich sometimes can be for weeks on end [
14], I love to go down to the coast where you can cool off in the sea or just enjoy the cool breeze coming off the sea. [15]

.
In the winter I tend to[16] stay indoors as much as possible because I hate the cold weather. I think having four very different seasons, as we do in the UK, is a good thing because it’s amazing to see how the countryside changes with the seasons[17]I think I would find it very strange to live near the equator where the weather is pretty much the same all year round[18]

.

This sample answer took under 2 minutes, which is an ideal length for Part 2 of the IELTS speaking exam. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the language that I used in the Audio Word Study.

Please share this lesson:

 



English Weather Vocabulary Rephrasing Exercise

(If you are a DailyStep Subscriber, you can hear and download this exercise)

Here is Audio Word Study #086 on DailyStep.com 
In my sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 answer above, I have highlighted some important phrases for talking about weather and the seasons (in purple font)
, and for saying how you feel about them (in bold black font).

In this Audio Word Study, you can read these again, and hear them if you are a DailyStep subscriber, and you can also learn some other ways of saying the same thing, so that you can vary your speaking style. Make sure you remember this language as you may need to use it in an English examination – in IELTS, Cambridge Examinations or oth
ers!

 

1. I think the best word to describe the weather in my country would be changeable = The best way that I can think of for describing the weather in my country is that it changes a lot 
.

2. The British weather is very unpredictable = The weather in my country is very difficult to forecast / hard to predict 
.

3. One day you can get glorious sunshine = On a particular day you might have very bright and pleasant light from the sun
.

4. then the next day you might get hailstones and freezing wind = then the following day you might have drops of ice falling like rain and very cold winds
.

5. Even in the middle of summer, you can never rely on getting good weather = Even in high summer you cannot depend on the weather being good / You can’t even assume that the weather will be good in the middle of summer
.

6. muddy swamps areas of waterlogged boggy land 
.

7. heavy rain = large amounts of falling rain
.

8. ruined by terrible weather spoiled and disrupted by awful weather 
.

9. But having said that, when the sun does decide to shine I can’t think of a better place to be. =But despite that, when the sun does come out, I think it is the best place to be. 
.

10. One thing that I like about the British weather is that we don’t really get extremes of temperature. = Something that I think is good about the weather in my country is that we don’t tend tohave great differences in temperature, from very hot to extremely cold.
.

11. The rain does sometimes get me down especially if it continues for weeks without stopping = The rain does sometimes depress me particularly when it pours with rain for weeks on end.
.

12. I’d say that my favourite season of the year is spring. = I would say that I like the spring the most out of all the seasons. (note: we can say ‘spring’, or ‘the spring’. Both are correct. We also say ‘in summer’ or ‘in the summer’, and so on with winter and the autumn too!)
.

13. after a long cold winter the first signs of spring really lift your spirits at the end of a long cold winter, it makes me feel so much better when I see the first indications that spring is coming, such as buds on the trees or snowdrops coming up through the soil
.

14. When we have a heatwave in the summerwhich sometimes can be for weeks on end = When we have a prolonged period of very hot, dry weather in summer, which sometimes continues for many weeks
.

15. the cool breeze coming off the sea = the pleasant, cooling, light wind which comes from the sea to the land / the cooling onshore breeze
.

16. In the winter I tend to = In winter I usually 
.

17. I think having four very different seasons … is a good thing because it’s amazing to see how the countryside changes with the seasons.= I like the fact that we have four distinct seasonsbecause I love seeing how different the countryside is from one season to the next.

.
18. I think I would find it very strange to live near the equator where the weather is pretty much the same all year roundI think I would find living near the equator pretty weird because it doesn’thave changing seasons and the weather is similar all year.

. .

Now, read and listen to this Audio Word Study again, and try speaking along with the audio file to improve your pronunciation, rhythm and tone. Then try to describe the weather in your country. That’s all for Audio Word Study #086 on DailyStep.com.

Please share this lesson:

 

Are you trying to improve your English speaking and listening skills? 

DailyStep Audio Lessons are designed to help you learn to speak and understand English at the speed that we speak it.

No matter how good your English is, you need to be able to follow a fast conversation in order to participate.

DailyStep English courses are fully accredited and you can get a certificate for your CV or resume. Listen to current lesson topics here:

Listen Now


If you are ready to start daily lessons, you can start your lessons here.

How to Start Daily Audio Lessons

If you are ready to start DailyStep Audio Lessons, please choose your level here. You can take as many levels as you like and also change level during your subscription. If you change your mind for any reason, just email me within 30 days for a full refund. 

Level 1 Prices >

 1 week = 5 Lessons

 £1.50     Add to cart


1 month = 25 Lessons

 £6.00     Add to cart


3 months  = 70 Lessons

£15.00    Add to cart


 6 months 135 Lessons  

£30.00    Add to cart


12 months 260 Lessons  

£48.00    Add to cart


 Monthly Debit = 25 Lessons per month

£5.00      Add to cart

Level 2 Prices >

 1 week = 5 Lessons

 £2.00     Add to cart


1 month = 25 Lessons

 £7.00     Add to cart


3 months  = 70 Lessons

£18.00    Add to cart


 6 months 135 Lessons  

£34.00    Add to cart


12 months 260 Lessons  

£62.00    Add to cart


 Monthly Debit = 25 Lessons per month until you cancel

£6.00      Add to cart
 

Level 3 Prices >

1 week = 5 Lessons 

 £2.50     Add to cart


1 month = 25 Lessons

 £8.00     Add to cart


3 months  = 70 Lessons

£21.00    Add to cart


 6 months 135 Lessons  

£42.00    Add to cart


12 months 260 Lessons  

£74.00    Add to cart


 Monthly Debit = 25 Lessons per month until you cancel

£7.00      Add to cart

Level 4 Prices >

1 week = 5 Lessons  

 £3.00     Add to cart


1 month = 25 Lessons

 £9.00     Add to cart


3 months  = 70 Lessons

£24.00    Add to cart


 6 months 135 Lessons  

£48.00    Add to cart


12 months 260 Lessons  

£86.00    Add to cart


 Monthly Debit = 25 Lessons per month until you cancel

£8.00      Add to cart

Level 5  Prices >

 1 week = 5 Lessons

 £3.50     Add to cart


1 month = 25 Lessons

£10.00   Add to cart


3 months  = 66 Lessons

£27.00    Add to cart


 6 months 135 Lessons  

£54.00    Add to cart


12 months 262 Lessons  

£98.00    Add to cart


 Monthly Debit = 25 Lessons per month until you cancel

£9.00      Add to cart



IELTS Interactive Audio Course for Speaking Test Part 2

Are you trying to get a better score in your IELTS exam?
In this course, you can access 10 of my most popular IELTS Speaking Test part 2 answers, all with downloadable audio, PDF and interactive listening and vocabulary exercises. 

 More English Courses


I also produce IELTS and other exam courses, and other courses where you can learn English through literature, drama, comedy, history, natural conversation and more! 

more | plus | más | altro | 続き | 자세히