IELTS speaking part 1 (Introductory questions) : Rainy Days ( topic 14) – IELTS 7 band speaking – dynamic IELTS
1. Does it rain much in India? (Where? When?)
Well, India is a vast country with diverse weather patterns. Some parts of India, like the northeastern states, receive heavy rainfall throughout the year, while other areas such as Rajasthan are more arid. In my knowledge, generally, the monsoon season from June to September brings the most rainfall to the majority of the country.
2. Does it rain much in your hometown? (Include how often)
In my hometown, we experience moderate rainfall during the monsoon season, which is from June to September. However, the frequency and intensity of the rain can vary each year.
3. In what season does it rain the most? OR When (in what month/season) does it rain most in your hometown?
In my hometown, the monsoon season from June to September brings the most rainfall each year.
4. What about the other parts of India? OR In which season does it rain most in other parts of India?
The amount of rainfall in other parts of India can vary greatly depending on the region. Generally, the monsoon season from June to September brings the most rainfall to the majority of the country, but some areas like the northeastern states receive heavy rainfall throughout the year.
5. Would you prefer to have, more rain or less rain (in your hometown)?
Personally, I prefer moderate rainfall in my hometown. Too much rain can cause flooding and other problems, while too little rain can lead to drought and other issues. Moreover drainage system in my hometown is also not good and it needs fixing.
6. Do you like rainy days? OR How do you feel on rainy days? OR Do you feel sad on rainy days?
I personally enjoy rainy days as they bring a sense of calm and coziness. As an enthusiastic writer, rainy days are perfect days to bring out thoughts on a piece of paper. However, I know some people who feel sad or gloomy on rainy days.
7. How does rain affect different people’s moods? OR How does rain affect people’s lives?
Rain can affect people’s moods and lives in different ways. Some people may feel happier and more relaxed on rainy days, while others may feel sad or stressed. Heavy rain can also cause disruptions to daily life, such as transportation delays or flooding. But, in my home preparation of Tea with Pakodha (Indian fried snack) begins to enjoy snacks with family.
8. Do you prefer rainy days or sunny days?
As I mentioned earlier, I enjoy both rainy and sunny days for different reasons. Sunny days are great for outdoor activities, while rainy days are perfect for staying inside and cozying up with a book or movie.
9. What do you do on rainy days (or, on a rainy day)?
On rainy days, I like to stay indoors and do cozy activities like reading, baking, or watching a movie and most importantly cooking Indian snacks for me and my family at tea time.
10. What do you usually do when it rains (or, when it starts to rain) and you are outside?
When I am outside and it starts to rain, I usually try to find shelter or use an umbrella to stay dry. But someday, I wish to get wet in rain all the way to home and cherish the rainfall to the fullest.
11. Do you think rain is good? (Why?)
Yes, I think rain is important and good for many reasons. It helps to nourish crops, replenish water supplies, and support ecosystems. However, too much or too little rain can cause problems.
12. How does rain affect (life in) your country?
Rain has a significant impact on life in India, as agriculture is a major source of livelihood for many people. Heavy rain can cause flooding and damage crops, while drought can lead to water scarcity and crop failure. Also, travelling issues occur during rains due to flooding on roads.
13. Is there any part of India where it doesn’t rain much? (Where?) OR Is there an even distribution of rain throughout India?
Yes, there are some parts of India like Rajasthan and parts of Gujarat that are more arid and receive less rainfall.
14. What effects can a shortage of rain (a drought) have on people’s lives?
A shortage of rain or drought can have a significant impact on people’s lives. It can lead to crop failure, food shortages, and water scarcity, which can have serious health consequences. In some cases, it can even lead to famine and migration of people from affected areas especially in developing nations.
15. Can you remember any time when it rained particularly heavily in your hometown? (When?)
Yes, I remember one particular time when it rained very heavily in my hometown. It was during the monsoon season, and the rain continued for three consecutive days. The streets were flooded, and many areas became inaccessible. It caused a lot of inconvenience, and many people were unable to go to work or attend school. And if rain continued few more days then even the house would have been flooded with water. Anyhow, things got in control after those three days.
16. Does rain ever affect transportation in your hometown? (How?)
Yes, rain can affect transportation in my hometown, especially during heavy rainfall and due to poor drainage system. The roads can become slippery and dangerous, making it difficult to drive. In some areas, the roads become flooded, and it becomes impossible to drive through. Public transportation can also be disrupted, with buses and trains being delayed or canceled due to the weather conditions.
17. Do you think the seasons have changed in recent years, compared to the past? (Why? How?)
Yes, I do think that the seasons have changed in recent years compared to the past. The monsoon season, which used to be predictable and consistent, has become erratic and unpredictable. There are also longer spells of dry weather and hotter temperatures during the summer months. This change in weather patterns has led to environmental problems such as drought, water scarcity, and soil erosion. The reasons for this change are complex and include natural factors as well as human activities such as deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions.