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IELTS Speaking Part 1: Tea and Coffee

Speaking Part 1

1. What do you prefer, tea or coffee?

I’m definitely more of a tea person. However, I need a cup or two of coffee to shift myself into gear (to get started) in the morning. After this, I always stick with (choose) tea. Coffee tends to make me feel a bit anxious, whereas tea gives me a natural, energized feeling. Moreover, tea has more health benefits for me, especially since I’m prone to (easily get) colds and coughs.

2. What do you usually prepare for your guests, tea or coffee?

Definitely tea. As I don’t have a coffee-maker or French press, I wouldn’t want to serve instant coffee, so I always heat up water in my kettle and serve some tea, either in bags or fresh. Since I have quite a collection of different teas, I feel prouder to share this with my guests.

3. When was the last time you drank coffee or tea?

Just before this exam actually! I drank 2 cups of green tea this morning with my breakfast. As I was a tad nervous, I decided not to drink coffee this morning, as it sometimes causes me to feel jittery (nervous and shaking).


Here are the vocabularies for “Tea and coffee” with examples:

  • Shift myself into gear: to get started
    Eg: She has shifted herself to gear up for a new beginning.
  • Stick with: choose
    Eg: Try to stick with this theme
  • Prone to: easily get
    Eg: This kid is prone to the flu.
  • Jittery: nervous and shaking
    Eg: The girl felt jittery as she entered the exam hall.

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