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Talk about your daily routines (Full Test)

If the examiner asked you about “daily routines”, how would you answer? Surely, you will manage easily because there is no difficulty in talking about your own daily life.

IELTS Speaking Part 1: Talk about your daily routines

1. What is the busiest part of the day for you? 

As for me, the busiest part of my day is the morning because I have two classes, so I am always up to my ears in the study at school. I have to wake up at dawn, and race against the time to get everything ready before showing up at school.

2. What part of your day do you like best?

The evening is my preference because this is when I put my mind off tasks at school or work. I tend to indulge in watching a movie or having a drink while reading a book. These bedtime rituals will help me have a tight sleep, so I can energetically kick start my hectic day.

3. Do you like to plan what you will do each day?

Yes, of course. Actually, I used to be a procrastinator, so I always had to cram for deadlines. My friend suggested that I make a to-do list for each day, and luckily, it works. Doing this is a way to put pressure on me and help me manage my time better.

 IELTS Speaking Part 2 :

Describe one of your typical days/ Describe one of your daily life.

You should say:

  • How do you start your day
  • How long have you been following this routine
  • Your favorite time and activity of the day.

And explain what you do on a typical day of your life


  • In the morning: 
    + Roll out of bed, have breakfast and walk to school
  • Lunch time: buy food to eat, take a nap
  • In the afternoon:
    + Do all homework
    + Take a rest, have dinner before going to work.
  • In the evening ➞ favorite part of day: 
    + Head home after work at 9:30
    + Do some bedtime relaxation routines.
    + Go to bed

Sample Answer

I am a sophomore at a university. My school timetable has hardly changed, so I have kept a fixed daily schedule for nearly two years. 

I am not a morning person, so waking up early is a hard sell for me; I can’t roll out of bed perky and energized. I usually try to prepare a home-cooked breakfast to save money; after that, I go to school on a full stomach. To be frank, I have a motorbike, but I prefer walking to give the traffic jam a wide berth. I don’t hate studying, but long classes make me face study burnout. I’m too tired to cook, so I just head to a random restaurant to grab something to eat. Then, I come home and take a nap; it helps me recharge my energy for the rest of my day. 

Well, I live with my friend, but she has to go to school every afternoon, plus I am more efficient when I am alone, so this time suits me down to the ground, I always try to finish all my homework. Each day, I have about 2 hours to rest and have dinner before starting my part-time job at 6 o’clock. I have decided to take this job to have another source of income apart from my parent’s allowance. When the clock strikes 9:30, I finish my job and head home. 

From 10p.m towards is my favourite period of time because this is when I do some bedtime relaxation routines. I will surf the Internet for one hour; then I will pick up a book and read a few pages to help me enter sleep mode. I always have shuteye before midnight to make sure that I would feel refreshed the following day.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Daily routines

1. Do you think it is good to have a 9-to-5 job?

Yes, of course, especially when it comes to work-life balance. Office jobs tend to offer a structured routine, so people can complete their tasks during predictable hours and enjoy personal activities in their spare time. That is to say, people can leave work at work and put their minds at ease.

2. Is it hard to change a habit?

Yes, definitely, especially when it comes to bad habits because they become deep rooted in our brains. For example, letting go of procrastination would be extremely hard for most people. Even when they are fully aware of further difficulties later on, they keep procrastinating because this habit gives them a sense of routine and comfort.

3. In the future, do you think people will work more or less?

From my point of view, people will likely work more. I hold a belief that human beings can not be replaced by automation, so they will still be the main factor in boosting productivity. Plus, as the world becomes more and more developed, the cost of living will keep going up, so people will have to take on a heavy workload to cover their daily life.


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