IELTS Speaking Part 1 Weekend: Study the sample answers of the topic, Weekend, and understand how the answers are developed in a logical way. Also, observe how the collocations and topic vocabulary words are used to create higher-band-worthy answers. Learn how to be strategic and achieve your target band score or even get a band 9.0.










What do you usually like to do on weekends?


(Answer 1)


As a homebody, I usually spend my free time on weekends cleaning the house, watching Netflix series, and cooking. I find pleasure in doing these things rather than going out or meeting people, doing the latter simply drains my energy.


(Answer 2)


I love hanging out with my friends as that’s the only time we can see one another and spend a great time updating each other’s lives. Most of the time we have a packed schedule on weekdays that even having a short meet-up like having coffee isn’t possible. But unfortunately these days, we’ve decided to minimize meeting outside just for safety purposes. Living during this pandemic needs extra careful  – prevention is better than cure are words to live by. 




Homebody [noun] – a person who likes to stay at home 

Find pleasure [phrase] – to enjoy doing something very much 

Latter [adj.] – second mentioned 

Drain [verb] – makes one feel physically or emotionally exhausted

Hang out [phrase] – to spend a lot of time in a place or with someone 

Meet-up [noun as used in the answer] – meeting 

Words to live by [idiom] – a motto; a piece of advice that one is adhered to 



What did you do last weekend?


(Answer 1)


Honestly, I was kind of lazy last weekend, I didn’t do anything productive as I just wanted to get a good rest. I just lay on my bed for hours and hours and spent time binge-watching my favorite TV series. I don’t usually do that, but for some reason, I wasn’t inspired to do something valuable and I think that’s alright since it’s not all the time that we’re at our best. 


(Answer 2)


Well, what did I do? Oh yeah, I baked a banana cake after watching some baking videos on Youtube. It was actually my first time to bake a banana cake and I couldn’t be happier with the result since I was able to achieve the texture, the taste which I consider perfect, and the right moistness. I might learn more about baking this weekend.




Binge-watch [verb] – to watch several episodes

At one’s best [idiom] – in one’s most excellent condition or state

Couldn’t be happier [idiom] – to be very happy

Moistness [noun] – the quality of being slightly wet

What will you do next weekend?


(Answer 1)


I’ve nothing in mind yet. I dunno, I might treat myself to eating something special or going to the cinema, just to reward myself for staying up late preparing for this IELTS exam. I think I deserve something lovely this weekend, but honestly, I can’t decide yet on what to do this upcoming weekend at the moment as my mind is preoccupied with this IELTS exam.



(Answer 2)


Well, I’ve already planned to visit my grandparents since I haven’t seen them for several months now. And my grandpa will turn 80 next month so I’d like to celebrate his birthday in advance as I don’t know if my schedule will be available on his birthday. I don’t want him to be disappointed so I better see him while my schedule is not tight yet.




Stay up late [idiom] – to remain awake past one’s usual bedtime 

Preoccupied [adj.] – engrossed in thought 

Turn [verb] – become 

Tight [verb] – when the schedule is tight, it means busy



Do you like going to the cinema on weekends?



(Answer 1)


Not at all, I feel uncomfortable being with the crowd of moviegoers. If I want to watch movies, I often do it online or I do the traditional one which is buying or renting a DVD from a shop and enjoy watching it in the comfort of my room. 


(Answer 2)


Yes but I go to the cinema only when there’s a great movie that’s just released or when my friends invite me. It’s great to watch a movie on the big screen every now and then but I can’t imagine doing it oftentimes, I’ll surely go broke if I do it every weekend. 




Crowd [noun] – a large number of people gathered together 

The big screen [noun] – the cinema 

Broke [adj.] – having no money


What do other people in your hometown usually do on weekends?


(Answer 1)


I’m not sure but I assume they spend valuable time with their loved ones, probably eating out, go for a drive, or perhaps do some exercise at the park. I’m sorry, I don’t exactly know how the people in my hometown make use of their free time on weekends as I’m not living in my hometown for several years now. 


(Answer 2)


It’s common for the people in my hometown to indulge in a shopping spree since our neighboring town is very commercialized – there are big shopping malls that people can shop. Not only that, there are several entertainment facilities like an amusement park where families can bond that can surely make their weekend more meaningful. 




Assume [verb] – assume; presume 

Make use of [phrase] – to use 

Indulge [verb] – to allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of something 

Shopping spree [noun] – a short period of time in which someone buys a lot of things 

Commercialized [adj.] – profit-orientated


Anyway, learn the RECENT IELTS Speaking Part 2 about A FILM THAT MADE YOU THINK A LOT on this link


And that’s all for IELTS Speaking Part 1 Weekend recent topic! Now that you have some good ideas on how to talk about the weekend, work on your confidence so you’ll be able to deliver your answers spontaneously and without any hesitation. That’s one important factor for you to achieve your desired band score. Be strategic so you won’t take the IELTS exam again and again. Good luck! You can surely do it!



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