IELTS Speaking Part 1: 'chocolate' topic

IELTS Speaking Part 1: ‘chocolate’ topic

A student sent me the following part 1 questions from a recent IELTS test. How would you answer them?

  1. Do you like chocolate? Why / why not?
  2. What type of chocolate do you prefer? Why?
  3. When do you usually eat chocolate?
  4. Do people give chocolate as a present in your country? When?

Remember that it’s ok to give negative answers if you don’t like chocolate. Or you could just pretend that you do!

IELTS Speaking Part 1: ‘chocolate’ mistakes

Here are some of the answers that people wrote below last week’s lesson. Can you correct the mistake(s) in each sentence?

  1. I like white and milk Chocolate, cause dark chocolate is taste bitter for me, I like sweet one.
  2. I adore all kind of chocolates and the reason behind this interest is that when I was young, my father was always giving me chocolate as a prize for the good behavior.
  3. I’d love all types of chocolate, but my favourite one is dark.
  4. I am certain that I detest dark chocolate: it does not exite my palate.
  5. I’m into chocolate just like most people. You know, it is hardly forgotten when you have got access to it.

IELTS Speaking Part 1: ‘chocolate’ answers

Here are my sample answers for the ‘chocolate’ topic. Remember that your priority in speaking part 1 is to demonstrate fluency by giving answers that are short, direct and natural, without hesitating too much.

1) Do you like chocolate? Why / why not?

Yes, I love chocolate. I like the taste, the texture and the feeling that you get when you eat it. And it goes really well with my favourite drink, coffee.

2) What type of chocolate do you prefer? Why?

I prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate, because it has a stronger taste. I also like chocolate when it’s in a cake, and I love drinking hot chocolate too.

3) When do you usually eat chocolate?

I try not to eat too much, but I probably eat or drink something that contains chocolate every couple of days.

4) Do people give chocolate as a present in your country? When?

Yes, it’s very common to give boxes of individual chocolates as a gift. You can give chocolates on any special occasion really: birthdays, Valentine’s day, Easter, Christmas, and so on.

Note:
To see my corrections for the sentences in yesterday’s lesson, look in the “comments” area below that lesson.