IELTS Speaking Part 1 : Weekends (Question-Answer)

Q. How do you usually spend your weekends? [Why?]
Q. Which is your favourite part of the weekend? [Why?]
Q. Do you think your weekends are long enough? [Why/Why not?]
Q. How important do you think it is to have free time on the weekends? [Why?]

Q. How do you usually spend your weekends? [Why?]
Answer: I usually spend my weekends by mostly doing the outdoors like enjoying swimming (on summer days), fishing and gardening. I enjoy these outdoor activities mainly because I spend too much of a time indoor at my work. Oh, by the way, I also like to go to my favourite restaurant with my friends in order to enjoy some “relaxing and fun” time. I enjoy doing all these outdoor activities because they make me strong, positive and rejuvenated to deal with “all-so-familiar-struggles” of our modern, tough and complicate world.

Q. Which is your favourite part of the weekend? [Why?]
Answer: My favourite part of the weekend is certainly the “morning” when I don’t have to worry about waking up early and getting ready quickly to get to work. Then, of course, I also like the part when I don’t really have to worry about going to bed “early” or staying up late at night. Even more special are the Friday nights when my mind is pretty much “occupied” with the very thoughts of enjoying a long weekend, waiting ahead of me. 

Q. Do you think your weekends are long enough? [Why/Why not?]
Answer: Yes, I do think that my weekends are long enough because it helps me to rejuvenate for the challenges of the next week by allowing me to do the things that I really enjoy. Of course, an extra weekend day would certainly be welcome by many people like me, but I don’t see it happening in the near future. So, essentially, whether our weekend is long enough or not depends on how we plan to spend the time.

Q. How important do you think it is to have free time on the weekends? [Why?]
Answer: There is no doubt that work is important, but so is the recreation, families and friends. But, without enough free time, be it on the weekends or some other times, we just won’t be able to “recharge” ourselves, nor will we be able to interact with our families and friends enough in order to show them that they really matter in our lives. Therefore, it is absolutely important that we have enough free time in order to ensure a “balanced” life so that not only we can succeed in our professional life but also in personal life.