IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sunglasses: Below are the sample answers to the questions about sunglasses. Get band 9.0 by learning techniques and by getting ideas on this post. You can surely ace your exam when you speak naturally and confidently.





Do you like wearing sunglasses?


Yes, I’m really into wearing sunglasses, especially during summertime not because I want to look fashionable but it’s because I need to protect my eyes from the strong UV rays of the sun. As you know, extended exposure to the sun’s UV rays can damage one’s eyesight and that’s one of the main culprits of eye ailments such as cataracts. Well, prevention is better than cure.



Be into (something) [idiom] – be interested

UV rays – ultraviolet rays

Extended exposure [expression] – another term for too much/long exposure

Culprit [noun] – the cause of the problem

Ailment [noun] – illness



i.) The introductory part uses paraphrasing: Like → be into. If you can paraphrase some words by using synonyms. This is to show that your vocabulary knowledge is not limited.


ii.) The speaker provided a thorough explanation as to why wearing glasses is a must for him by providing a reason that is related to health. In this way, his answer is not common but well- explained. And the last line he uses a saying that would support his explanation. It’s a simple question answered eloquently.


What types of sunglasses do you have?


Well, I’m a big fan of Rayban sunglasses – I have the aviator type. I usually wear it during summer time as the lenses are bigger – they can surely protect my eyes and I like the fact that the nose pads are adjustable. Also, I love wearing Wayfarer sunglasses simply because they look attractive and I can match them with any outfit.




Aviator [noun] – a type of Rayban sunglasses in which it has a teardrop shape and a metal frame this is a classic type that is popularized by pilots

Lenses [noun] – the glasses of eyewear; spectacles

Nose pads [noun] – a pair of protuberances that are attached to the bridge of spectacles

Wayfarer [noun] – one of Rayban’s sunglasses with a thick frame and trapezoidal shape

Outfit [noun] – set of clothes



i.) The speaker uses many topic vocabulary words related to sunglasses. This is needed to provide a description of the topic. As much as possible you have to use topic vocabulary words to make the examiner understand that you have a wide range of vocabulary.


ii.) Take note, the speaker provided two types of sunglasses. It’s the right thing to do. Always pay attention to the question, if you are asked to provide more than one thing, you should provide at least two. If you don’t, that means you have not completely understood the question and that will affect your mark.


Where can you buy sunglasses?

For me, I only buy sunglasses from brick-and-mortar shops as I really want to try them on before buying. I want to make sure that it completely suits my face.


Although online shops are a good place to order sunglasses, still I go for the conventional shops – I like the idea of choosing one particular design from a wide selection of sunglasses displayed on a rack and trying them on in front of a mirror.


Brick-and-mortar shops [noun] – the physical presence of a business; offline shop

Conventional [adj.] – traditional; typical

Try (something) on [phrasal verb] – put on; to wear

A wide selection [phrase] – many different things to choose from

Rack [noun] – a framework to hold or store things



i.) The speaker gave his answer straightly to the question (brick and mortar) and then provided his explanation very clearly. Then he transitioned to talking about an online shop, like a shop where he can possibly buy a pair of sunglasses however he stood his reason as to why an offline shop is still the best place to buy sunglasses. This kind of technique makes the speaker talk or extend his answer a bit more.


Do people in your country wear sunglasses?


Based on my observation, yes, my fellow countrymen love wearing sunglasses not only during summertime but even in springtime. Of course, in summer, people want to protect their eyes from the strong sunlight, that’s what we all should do. On the other hand, I can also see some people putting on sunglasses during springtime because they want to shield their eyes from the allergens such as the pollen of flowers that cause teary eyes and runny nose to those who are allergic.



Fellow countrymen [noun] – the same nationality/race as the person speaking

Put on [phrasal verb] –  to wear

Shield [verb] [noun] – used as a verb in the answer and it means to protect

Allergens [noun] – a substance that can cause an allergic reaction

Pollen [noun] –  fine powder produced by flowers

Allergic [adj.] – hyper-sensitive; having an allergy to a substance




i.) The speaker answered the question by stating his observation, it’s his personal view that people in his country wear sunglasses often. He supported his argument by providing situations such as in two different seasons. By doing this, he’s able to make his argument stronger. His answer even got extended a bit. Always try your best to provide a good or coherent explanation to make your answer better.


And that’s all about IELTS Speaking Part 1 Sunglasses recent topic! Isn’t it easy? Make sure that you know the different types of sunglasses. Now that you already know some topic vocabulary words, it will not be difficult for you to talk about this topic. 

Anyway, practice the RECENT TOPIC IN PART 2 A BOOK YOU READ RECENTLY on this link


Meaning of Words and Phrases Sources: Collins, Macmillan, Cambridge, Oxford

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