IELTS Speaking Part 1 : Traffic where you live (Question-Answer)

Q. How do most people travel to work where you live?
Q. What traffic problems are there in your area? [Why is that?]
Q. How do traffic problems affect you?
Q. How would you reduce the traffic problems in your area?
 

Q. How do most people travel to work where you live?
Answer: I live in Kuala Lumpur where most people travel to work by bus since it is, by far, the cheapest transportation mode in Malaysia. Besides, these buses, fully air-conditioned and equipped with free Wi-Fi, are hard to miss and can be boarded at any of its stops, and has a frequency rate of about 15 minutes.

Q. What traffic problems are there in your area? [Why is that?]
Answer: With the rapid growth of population, urbanization and transportation, traffic problems in the area, where I live, has become a real cause for concerns because vehicles run at a snail’s pace not only during the peak hours but also during the “off-peak” hours sometimes. These traffic problems are not only causing us to lose very valuable ‘working hours’ but also causing extra fuel consumption and air pollution in an otherwise clean city of Kuala Lumpur. 

Q. How do traffic problems affect you?
Answer: Traffic problems affect a person both mentally and physically. Because of the traffic problems, I actually have to get ready well ahead of my regular travel itineraries in order to allow myself enough time to reach my workplace. Then, by the time I reach my office, I am already tired because of “struggling” extra time on the roads. Besides, when I can’t reach home after work on time, because of the huge traffic problems again, sometimes, I just don’t have enough time to relax in the company of my loved ones.

Q. How would you reduce the traffic problems in your area?
Answer: First, I would try to reduce the number of private cars and vehicles and increase the number of public transportation to ease the traffic problems in my area. Secondly, I would encourage using bicycles more and more since improvements and construction of the bicycle infrastructure, and the introduction of the urban bicycling program is already underway. Finally, new roads and streets should be built with a better plan in order to connect different parts of the city since we already have enough empty space to be used for building new road infrastructures.