IELTS Speaking Part 1: Dancing

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Speaking Part 1:

1. Do you like to dance? (Why?/Why not?) (OR Do you like dancing?)

Yes, I do! Although I don’t know how to formally dance very well, I enjoy letting loose (relaxing; not caring what others thing) and dancing with my friends. There is something about dancing that makes me feel incredibly carefree (fully relaxed). Furthermore, it’s a good way to exercise.

2. Have you ever learned to dance?

Yes, I have! When I was about 4 years old, my parents signed me up for ballet. Actually, I hated it with a burning passion back then. I would often burst into tears (to cry hard) before recitals and try to play sick (pretend to be sick to avoid something). Furthermore, we learned swing dancing, square-dancing, and ballroom dancing in school, which were humiliating at the time!

3. When was the last time you danced?

It’s been a while. Since my group of friends aren’t into dancing, I haven’t been out to a club for a while. However, I often dance around my apartment with music as a way to de-stress.

4. What kind of dancing do people in your country like?

It seems like many people are into salsa and bachata these days. I’m seeing more and more Facebook ads for these particular dances. Moreover, are into hip-hop dancing, as well as dancing along to EDM music.

5. Why do you think some (or, many) people like dancing?

I would say because it’s a way to let loose. Moreover, it’s a way of self-expression for many, especially those who are more talented. When you hit (go to)  the dance floor, it seems like all your worries go away and you simply focus on the movements of your body.

6. Do you think there are any benefits for young people to go dancing?

Without a doubt! It’s important to know how to let loose and have fun, for one. Secondly, it builds confidence. I remember feeling really shy to dance in front of others as a child, but once I just did it, I stopped caring. Lastly, it’s an enjoyable form of exercise and builds certain skills, like flexibility, posture, etc.

Vocabulary:

  • letting loose: relaxing; not caring what others think
    Eg: She is letting loose after a hard day at work.
  • Carefree: fully relaxed
    Eg: My brother is leading a carefree life
  • burst into tears: to cry hard
    Eg: On hearing the news, she burst into tears
  • play sick: pretend to be sick to avoid something
    Eg: Payel is playing sick to escape work
  • Hit: go to
    Eg: He is going to hit the gym.

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