IELTS Speaking Part 1 Stages of Life: Below are the sample answers to the recent questions about human’s stages in life in the recent IELTS Speaking Part 1. Study how the speaker formulated his ideas to deliver well-organized answers and how he used some helpful expressions to develop high-band-worthy answers.









Do you enjoy your current stage of life?


(Answer 1)


Absolutely not! Honestly, I’m in a rut, I’m not happy with my work but I have to work so I can pay the long list of bills every month. And that’s the main reason why I’m taking this exam. I want to work in an international company and in order to get hired, I have to submit proof of my English proficiency.

(Answer 2)


Definitely! I’m so blessed to have parents who are supportive of me financially and emotionally. They support all my endeavors, especially my mom, she’s my greatest cheerleader and I can’t thank her enough. I don’t know what my life would be like without them.




In a rut [idiom] – to be stuck in a mundane or non-changing pattern of life

Proficiency [noun] – a high degree of skill

Endeavor [noun] – attempt to achieve something 

Cheerleader [noun] – an enthusiastic and vocal supporter of someone

I can’t thank you enough [expression] – to be very thankful


In which stage of your life were you the happiest?


(Answer 1)


I must say my childhood days, I never had to worry about anything related to adulthood then. Those were the best times of my life as opposed to my current situation. I dunno as I get older, life is getting more unfathomable, I have to deal with so many issues in life. 


(Answer 2)


Well, that’s hard because I’ve been happy with my life. I’ve never had any experience being depressed or feeling empty.  As I said, I have loving and supportive parents and that alone makes me blessed and grateful. 




I must say [expression] – I must admit

Dunno [contraction] – I don’t know

Unfathomable [adj.] – incapable of being understood


Which stage of your life do you think is the most important?


(Answer 1)


I can’t really choose because for me every stage of my life provides a life lesson, from being a child to being an adult. Although, I have lots of issues that I’m dealing with these days and I can’t really understand life, still I value this current part of my life, simply because I have this life. I mean, I’m alive, and being alive is a gift. 

(Answer 2)


I believe this current stage of my life as a high school student because I’ve learned to develop my skills such as interpersonal, critical thinking, cooking, driving, among others. Those teenage dramas that I had in the past were definitely over and done. Hahaha…I feel like I’ve become mature.




Deal with [phrase] – to take action to do something

Over and done [phrase] – it’s completely finished and you don’t have to think about it

Mature [adj.] – grown-up

What’s your plan for the next stage of your life?


(Answer 1)


Just like what I said earlier, I’m working hard to pass this IELTS exam with flying colors so I can start finding a better job at an international company. I really believe that I can do way better than what I’m currently doing at work. Deep down inside, I know that I’m destined for something bigger in life. 


(Answer 2)


Well, I want to live independently. As of this time, I’m living with my family and my life is really comfortable. I want to take a leap of faith to live on my own so I’ll be able to understand adulthood better. Because if I continue living with my parents, I won’t be able to understand life at a deeper level since I’m just depending on my parents.




With flying colors [idiom] – to do something successfully; with distinction 

Deep down inside [idiom] – at a center point of one’s emotions or convictions

Leap of faith [noun] – an act of doing something although the result is uncertain


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Learn the RECENT IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic about NAMES on this link

It’s necessary to prepare some topic vocabulary words about different stages of life or some collocations or expressions so you’ll be able to express your ideas in a more natural way. That’s needed if you want to achieve a higher band score.

Talking about the different stages in life in your exam is never complicated as we all go through some stages in life – this is relatable. Just prepare and present yourself confidently before the examiner and make sure to speak your thoughts in a natural way. You can do it! Good luck!


Meaning of Words and Phrases Sources: 1, 2

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