IELTS 9 speaking test Part 1 questions
How popular are bicycles in your home town? [Why?]Really, they’re not so popular. Some people use them for exercise, at the weekends mainly, but it’s quite rare to se somebody traveling on a bicycle. I don’t think most people consider a bike a viable mode of transport – they see them as more for exercise.
How often do you ride a bicycle? [Why/Why not?]Personally, at the moment I don’t use a bicycle at all. When I was a young boy I used to have a bike and used it several times a week when the weather was nice. But at the moment I don’t have a bike and I prefer to go running for exercise rather than go cycling… maybe when I’m older I’ll go back to using a bicycle for exercise because it’s less demanding than running.
Do you think that bicycles are suitable for all ages? [Why/Why not?]Yes, they’re suitable, there’s no argument about that. Anyone from children to elderly people can use a bike as long as they are able to control it and deal with traffic, if they live in a city.
What are the advantages of a bicycle compared to a car? [Why?]There are many benefits of a bicycle. Firstly, it doesn’t cost as much to buy as a car. It’s cleaner for the environment, it’s quieter and it’s less dangerous from the point of view that I don’t think anybody riding a bike has ever managed to kill another person in a car or even on another bike.
Then there are the obvious health benefits. Cycling provides good exercise for everyone… it’s not like doing a difficult exercise class in the gym or anything like that… even older people can cycle and go at their own pace. It’s an excellent cardiovascular workout and if you do it regularly it can have a very positive effect on your health.
Another benefit of a bicycle is that if you use it for transport, when you arrive at the place you’re going to, you can easily park it, sometimes with a car it’s not so easy to find parking.
Part 2 Questions and answers
source of questions:Cambridge IELTS 9 Authentic Examination Papers from Cambridge ESOL