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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Relaxation Topic questions with high-quality and natural-sounding sample answers.

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What do you do to relax?


(Answer 1)


Well, it depends. If I have ample time to relax I normally do meditation for 40 minutes or so, or I go running or swimming. However, if I just need to have a quick break from work, I just listen to music or surf the internet. 


(Answer 2)


Most of the time, I just hang out at my favorite cafe, sip some good coffee and listen to music. Or if I don’t feel like going out, I just stay at home, lie in bed, and check my social media profiles. 




Ample [adj.] – enough

Surf the internet [idiom] – to navigate the internet

Hang out [phrasal verb] – to spend a lot of time in a place 

Sip [verb] – drink



Do you think doing sports is a good way to relax?


(Answer 1)


It is for some people, but for some, it’s not since doing so makes them feel exhausted. I think everyone has their own ways to relax. Mine is running, swimming, and listening to music as I said earlier. 


(Answer 2)


I believe so because your stress or tension can be relieved since your body becomes active. Well, according to some health articles that I read, playing sports is one of the best and effective forms of relaxation. 




Exhausted [adj.] – to become very tired

Tension [noun] – emotional or mental strain



Do you think a vacation is a good time for you to relax?


(Answer 1)


Definitely! Who doesn’t consider it the best time to relax? I do think that everyone loves vacations, especially in this generation where a lot of people romanticize overworking. Well, perhaps those kinds of people, might not consider vacations as a great time to relax.  


(Answer 2)


Yes! I can’t imagine my life without a vacation.  Well, not just me but I believe everyone shares my opinion. Vacations are a must to make us relaxed, that’s why it’s mandatory for every company to provide workers a paid leave of absence so they can have a holiday and recharge their batteries. 




Romanticize [verb] – make something more appealing than it really is

Mandatory [adj.] – required; compulsory

Recharge one’s batteries [phrase] – regain one’s strength and energy


Do you think students need more relaxing time?


(Answer 1)


Without a doubt! Most schools these days require students to do a lot of homework or activities that make them miss doing some things that they are passionate about. Plus there are parents who are pressuring their children to get straight As. I really believe that balance is important so students or children can equally enjoy their time studying and playing. 


(Answer 2)


In my opinion, that depends on the school’s system because not all schools are putting stress on their students’ lives like they really need to study hard, otherwise, they’ll be kicked out if they have failing marks. Some students are just so relaxed with their studies because their school is not pressuring them. 




Without a doubt [phrase] – certainly 

Otherwise [adv.] – or else; if not 

Kick out [phrasal verb] – dismiss



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This IELTS Speaking Part 1 Relaxation topic is never hard at all since this topic is completely relatable. We all relax every now and then, so there is no reason why you cannot answer these topic questions confidently. These sample answers serve as your guide, please avoid memorizing them, instead, practice and develop your confidence so you can surely ace your exam.


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