IELTS Speaking Part 1: TOPIC BIRTHDAYS

TOPIC: BIRTHDAYS (Band 8)

1, What do you usually do on your birthdays?

On my birthdays, I just eat out with some close friends and celebrate with a birthday cake. I think the more I grow up, the less important my birthdays become. What I mean is that I no longer look forward to birthday parties and put on special clothes like I used to do when I was a little girl.

2, How do children celebrate birthdays in your country?

To be honest, what children do on their birthdays varies according to where they live. If they live in big cities, they tend to organize birthday parties at restaurants with the participation of teachers and classmates. Meanwhile, in the countryside, the majority of children celebrate their birthday through home-cooked meals which are bigger than usual.

3, What did you do on your last birthday?

I am quite absent-minded so let me try to recall. Last year, on my 20th birthday, I was so snowed under with my part-time job that I totally forgot about my birthday. Thus, I just came back home from work as usual and surprisingly, my roommates  waited for me. gave me a beautiful birthday cake and a dress as a gift. Without them, I would have had such a special birthday celebration. 

4, What is a popular gift in your country?

To be honest, it is quite hard to come up with a specific option because gifts vary among occasions, purposes, and preferences. In my viewpoint, flowers may be one of the most prevalent presents in Vietnam. Each type of flower symbolizes a different meaning so flowers can fit a lot of occasions such as weddings, birthdays, graduation parties, and so on.