Ielts Speaking Task Sample 6

Part 1: Introduction and Interview

  • Topic 1: Television

How often do you watch television?

I watch television occasionally, mostly during my free time or when there’s a show or movie that I’m interested in.

What type of television programs do you enjoy watching?

I enjoy watching a variety of programs, including documentaries, comedy shows, and crime dramas. It depends on my mood and interests at the time.

Do you think television has a positive or negative impact on society?

Television can have both positive and negative impacts on society. On one hand, it provides valuable information, educates the public, and entertains. On the other hand, excessive television consumption can lead to a sedentary lifestyle and promote unrealistic standards.

How do you think television has evolved over the years?

Television has come a long way since its inception. With the rise of digital technology and streaming platforms, viewers now have more control over what they watch and when they watch it.

Are there any television shows or series that have left a lasting impression on you?

Yes, some television shows have left a lasting impression on me, such as “Breaking Bad” for its gripping storyline and complex characters.

  • Topic 2: Swimming

Can you swim? How did you learn?

Yes, I can swim. I learned how to swim at a young age through swimming lessons at my local pool.

How often do you go swimming?

I go swimming about once a week. It’s a great way to stay active and refresh both my body and mind.

Do you prefer swimming in a pool or in natural bodies of water?

I enjoy both, but I prefer swimming in natural bodies of water like lakes or the ocean. There’s something serene and refreshing about swimming in nature.

What are the benefits of swimming as a form of exercise?

Swimming is a fantastic full-body workout that improves cardiovascular health, tones muscles, and enhances flexibility. It is also a low-impact exercise, making it suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Have you ever participated in any swimming competitions?

No, I haven’t participated in swimming competitions. I swim mostly for leisure and relaxation.

Part 2: Cue Card

Describe a memorable trip you took to a coastal area. Please say:

  • Where did you go?
  • When did you go on this trip?
  • Who did you go with?
  • Explain why this trip was so memorable for you.


The most memorable trip I took to a coastal area was to the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia. I went on this trip with my family during the summer vacation a couple of years ago. Bali’s picturesque beaches, rich cultural heritage, and stunning landscapes made it an unforgettable experience.

We arrived in Bali in the early morning, and as soon as we set foot on the island, we were captivated by its natural beauty. The first stop on our itinerary was the famous Kuta Beach. The clear blue waters and golden sandy shores were simply breathtaking. We spent the day swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying the laid-back beach vibes.

The next day, we explored the cultural side of Bali. We visited the ancient temple of Uluwatu, perched on a cliff with a mesmerizing view of the ocean. Watching the traditional Kecak dance performance at sunset was an enchanting experience, surrounded by the sounds of the waves crashing below.

One of the highlights of the trip was our visit to the rice terraces in Ubud. The lush green fields carved into the hillside were a sight to behold. We took a leisurely stroll through the terraces, and it felt like stepping into a painting.

Another unforgettable experience was snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters off Nusa Lembongan island. We were surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and an array of colorful fish, creating a surreal underwater world.

Throughout the trip, we indulged in delicious Balinese cuisine, from traditional satays to mouthwatering seafood dishes. The local hospitality and warm smiles of the Balinese people added to the charm of the experience.

This trip was especially memorable because it brought my family closer together. We shared laughter, adventure, and unforgettable moments. It was a refreshing escape from our busy lives, and we created memories that we will cherish forever.

Part 3: Discussion

How does coastal tourism impact the environment?

Coastal tourism can have both positive and negative impacts on the environment. While it promotes local economic growth and conservation efforts through tourism revenues, it also places strain on fragile coastal ecosystems and natural resources if not managed sustainably.

What are some measures that can be taken to protect coastal areas from environmental degradation due to tourism?

Implementing responsible tourism practices, promoting eco-friendly accommodations and transportation, enforcing waste management policies, and raising awareness among tourists about respecting local ecosystems are essential measures to protect coastal areas.

How does coastal tourism contribute to the local economy?

Coastal tourism contributes to the local economy by creating job opportunities in the hospitality industry, promoting small businesses, and generating revenue through tourist activities, accommodations, and dining establishments.

Do you think coastal tourism can impact local cultures and traditions?

Yes, coastal tourism can impact local cultures and traditions. Increased tourism may lead to cultural commodification, loss of authentic practices, and changes in the social fabric of communities if not managed sensitively.

How can sustainable tourism practices be encouraged among tourists and businesses?

Encouraging sustainable tourism practices involves education and awareness campaigns for tourists, providing incentives for businesses that prioritize sustainability, and collaborating with local communities and stakeholders to develop eco-friendly tourism initiatives.