IELTS Speaking Part 1 SWIMMING


  1. Do you like swimming?
    Of course, I love swimming. It is a very healthy and motivational sport. I think swimming can endear itself to many people because water-related activities always deliver a sense of excitement and refreshment.
  2. How often do you swim?
    Well, it is largely dependent on the season and weather. In the summer, I usually go swimming with my close friends. During the hot weather, immersing yourself in the cold water is irresistible. However, in my country, it is virtually impossible to swim in the winter.
  3. Where do you swim in your city?
    My school possesses a standardized swimming pool, which is very popular among students. I often go there and the public swimming pool near my house is also my favorite option.
    Although the swimming pools in luxurious hotels are very appealing, they are beyond my means so I cannot swim there.
  4. What are the benefits of learning to swim?
    Well, there are a few; first it’s a lot fun, especially if you go with your friends, and then there’s the fact that it could save your life one day if you know how to swim, or you could even save someone else’s life if they are in trouble. Then, as I said before, it’s one of the best forms of exercise so it’s a really healthy activity.
  5. Is it difficult to learn how to learn to swim?
    Well, a little bit, I think. Most sports require some form of physical exertion and swimming is not without exception. The first time, I was confronted with a lot of difficulties in maintaining stamina and also in holding my breath under water. However, with the assistance of my friends and continuous practice, I think I’m a good swimmer now.
  6. Do you think children could develop swimming into a career option?
    It depends on whether they’re good enough or not. I mean, there are only a few people in the whole world who are champion swimmers, just like in any sport, so the likelihood of a child or young person being able to earn their living just from swimming is quite low unless they are one of the best in the world.
  7. Can you swim?
    Yes, I can. We were taught swimming when I was in Class VIII, in my school. It was compulsory for us to learn swimming at that time, and I am thankful to the school to teach us.
  8. Do you like swimming? Why?
    Swimming is definitely my favorite sport. It brings me such a great sense of freedom that no other activity can allow me. I’ve found that swimming is the most effective way to take my mind off things that are troubling me.
  9. How often do you swim?
    Well, it really depends on a lot of different things, for example, weather. You know there are four distinct seasons in the northern area of Vietnam where I live and I only feel comfortable to set foot in the water when it’s warm enough. So, I tend to go swimming more often at certain times of the year than the others.
  10. Is swimming good for children, in your opinion?
    I certainly think children can benefit greatly from this activity. For the first thing, swimming is one of the best ways for them to stay healthy and keep fit. Besides, children’s being able to swim from early ages can help save many lives every year from drowning accidents, which happen more frequently among children than adults.
  11. Should it be a compulsory activity for children at school? Why?
    Let me think for a moment. I do think it’s extremely useful for schools to include swimming in their curriculum so that drowning risks can be reduced, like I mentioned earlier. But whether or not it should be made mandatory is a different story. Some schools simply can’t afford to provide proper swimming lessons for their students.
  12. What do you think are the benefits of swimming (or of knowing how to swim)?
    As for benefits, well, it’s great exercise, full cardiovascular benefits for your heart and it’s also low-impact exercise so people of any age can do it without risk of damaging their joints. And of course, it’s a great way to have fun at the beach with friends – or as we do – at the pool when we’re relaxing.
  13. Where do Vietnamese like to go swimming?
    Okay, well, back home people don’t really swim that much, except when they’re children. We used to swim in the river near our home, especially when it was very hot. Here, it’s different – we have a swimming pool in the apartment complex where were staying, so I probably swim about three or four time a week because it’s a great way to relax, and it’s good exercise too.
  14. Are there many places to swim near you?
    Yes, there are few public swimming pool in our city. One of them is very close to my house. There is also a big indoor sports complex in our city, wherein there are two or more swimming pools. Also, some outdoor swimming pools available, but one can use them only in summers as they are very cold in the winters.
  15. Do you think everyone should learn how to swim?
    Surely, yes. I think it is very important these days. A person who knows swimming can actually go on and enjoy a different aspect of life i.e. water. Like, if you go on to a beach with your friends, you can enjoy yourself with your friends. Even more, it is very helpful for security reasons and I think it is very important for children to learn it.