IELTS Speaking A Person’s Voice: Do you know some descriptive words for a person’s voice? Below are the sample answers to the recent topic in IELTS Speaking Part 1 about a Person’s Voice. Use some good topic vocabulary words specifically the different types of human voices and collocations. Study this post, get ideas, and develop your answers in an organized way. Talking about voices in IELTS Speaking is never complicated at all. Achieve band 9.0!








Do you like your own voice?


(Answer 1)


Yes definitely, I believe I have a well-modulated voice that makes every listener feels comfortable listening. Honestly, I have done many exercises to speak clearly in my speech classes in school, and modulation of one’s voice is one of those very essential lessons. 

(Answer 2)


Yes, I do, although my voice is a bit throaty, I still find it adorable. It makes me feel so unique, I’m the only one who has this kind of voice among my friends and family. This distinct voice of mine makes me different from others. 




Well-modulated [adj.] – being adjusted depending on the environment; soften; not loud

Modulation [noun] – the act of varying the loudness, pitch, or tone of one’s voice

Essential [adj.] – extremely important

Throaty [adj.] – low sound comes from deep in one’s throat

Distinct [adj.] – recognizably different; particular




i.) ANSWER 1: The speaker delivered a positive answer and gave a description of his own voice in order for him to extend his answer a bit more. He transitioned to talking about how he acquired his well-modulated voice. This is a very good way to make his answer more substantial. Adding details is a must! 

ii.) ANSWER 2: The speaker also gave a positive answer and use one descriptive word to describe his voice. He just talked about how distinct his voice is as a way to add more details to his answer. Always make sure to add a bit more of your answer, and express yourself in order for you to showcase your English language skills. 


Has your voice ever changed?


(Answer 1) (For men)


Well, when I hit puberty, my voice has changed a lot from high-pitched to low. That’s because my vocal cords have developed, they grow longer and become thicker. 


(Answer 2)

Yes, it has changed some time in my life specifically during the onset of my puberty. I used to have a tiny and soft voice when I was a child, but it developed into a silvery one. Having this kind of voice now helps me deliver speeches in a more natural way. 




Hit puberty [expression] – the start of puberty

High-pitched [adj.] – the sound is very high

Low (voice) [adj.] – deep voice; quiet or difficult to hear

Vocal cords [noun] – a pair of folds at the upper end of the throat whose edges move quickly backwards and forwards that produce sounds when the air from the lungs moves over them

The onset of puberty [expression] – the beginning or the start of puberty

Silvery [adj.] – clear, light, and pleasant



i.) ANSWER 1: The male speaker talked about when and how his voice changed. He used some topic vocabulary words to describe his voice better. Also, he provided a very good explanation as to how his voice changed. His way of answering is very natural and it makes him sound knowledgeable. 


ii.) ANSWER 2: The speaker gave a positive answer and talked about the time when he hit puberty. Then he compared his voice before puberty and now. Notice the topic vocabulary words he used when he answered the question. He can surely get a better mark on the criterion, Lexical Resource. 


Do you like to listen to your own recorded voice?


(Answer 1)


Not at all, I feel uncomfortable listening to it, I can’t even recognize my own voice, it sounds weird and awful to me. Out of curiosity, I researched why most people don’t like their recorded voice, and I learned that it’s because of vibrations – one is the vibration of sound waves hitting the eardrum, and the other one is in the skull which sets off by the vocal cords. So when listening to one’s recorded voice, it’s completely different. 


(Answer 2)


Yes, I do! I sound like a radio announcer, even my friends realized that. Honestly, I have kept some of my recorded voice clips on my phone and whenever I get bored, I listen to each one of them to entertain myself. 



Recognize [verb] – identify

Awful [adj.] – unpleasant

Out of curiosity [expression] – being interested in knowing something 

Sound waves [noun] – the form that sound takes when it passes through air, water, etc.

Skull [noun] – a bone framework enclosing the brain

Set off [phrasal verb] – to begin



i.) ANSWER 1: The speaker gave a negative answer and explained it in a more scientific way. If you have good knowledge about something based on what you read or learned, don’t hesitate to share that one, but make sure you can express it fluently or clearly. Don’t make the examiner feel confused. 

ii.) ANSWER 2: The speaker simply gave a positive answer and provided his reason as to why he liked his recorded voice. He added another idea which is keeping his recorded voice clips just to make his answer a bit more. 


Does your voice sound similar to your parents’?


(Answer 1)


I suppose my voice is similar to my dad’s. We both have a husky voice as if we have a sore throat. Actually, my friends think that this kind of voice is sexy and I’m elated to know that. 


(Answer 2)

Not at all, my mom has a shrill type of voice and my dad has a monotonous voice. Mine is a well-modulated one. Well, I’m more than happy that I didn’t inherit any of my parents’ voices. 




I suppose [expression] – another way to say ‘I think’

Husky [adj.] – deep sound and hoarse

Elated [adj.] – thrilled; be very happy

Shrill [adj.] – very loud, high, and unpleasant

Monotonous [adj.] – flat

Inherit [verb] – derive a quality or characteristic genetically from parents or ancestors



i.) ANSWER 1: The speaker believed that his voice was similar to his dad’s, then he described his dad’s voice using a topic vocabulary word. Then he added the opinion of his friends about his voice just to make his answer not short. 

ii.) ANSWER 2: The speaker gave a negative answer and described his parents’ voices individually. He used several topic vocabulary words to describe his parents’ voices well. 



















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