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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Morning Routine has been appearing in IELTS Speaking Test. Talking about a morning routine is never complicated at all as it is one important part of your life.

Learn how to develop better answers to questions about your morning or daily routine. Don't forget to equip your answers with topic vocabulary and collocations. Ace your exam!




Do you like to get up early in the morning?

Yes I do, I’m an early bird! What I love about starting my day early is that I can do innumerable things such as doing housework, running errands, and many other things. And right after fulfilling all those things, I can always feel a sense of productivity. My time is always spent well.


Vocabulary & Expression:

I’m an early bird [expresion] - refers to a person who gets up or arrives early

Innumerable [adj.] - too many

Running errands [expression] - to go out and do many things such as: buying something; taking or fetching clothes from the cleaners; sending mails to post office; and the like

Fulfill [verb] - achieve

A sense of productivity [expression] - being effective


Tip 1: The speaker gives his answer straightly plus he uses a good expression to describe himself. You don’t always need to paraphrase, a direct answer will do most especially if you are not sure of the correct synonyms to use.


Tip 2: In the second sentence, the line “What I love about starting my day early…” is a very good paraphrasing of ‘getting up early’.


What is your morning routine?


Well, first of all, I make the bed after getting up since for me doing that shows that I’m responsible and organized. Then, I take a shower to refresh myself, right after that, I fill my growling stomach with cereal for my breakfast. And just before I’m ready to start my day to work, never should I miss brushing my teeth. For me, nothing makes me feel more comfortable and happy in the morning than wearing a confident smile.

Vocabulary & Expression:


Make the bed [phrase] - to arrange the bed coverings neatly into the original position before it was slept in

Growl [verb] - rumbling sound caused of hungriness


Tip 1: Since the question asks about a routine, the speaker uses the chronological order (first, second, then, right after…) of stating the things that he does in the morning.


Tip 2: The way the speaker ends his answer is excellent, he uses the construction “Nothing is...than…+ -ing form of the verb. This means there are no other things important than the thing being mentioned. This kind of expression is used to emphasize something really important. This sentence structure is considered advanced, if you can make this sentence construction correctly, you’ll surely get a good mark in Grammar.


Is breakfast important?


Absolutely! It’s considered as the fuel of our body, without it, it’ll be more than difficult to kickstart our day in doing the activities that we usually do all through the day. Surely, people who miss their breakfast feel groggy and become ineffective in working or studying.

Vocabulary & Expression:


Fuel [noun] - power

Kickstart [verb] - to start

All through the day [expression] - the whole day

Groggy [adj.] - weak; disoriented


Tip 1: The speaker uses the expression ‘Absolutely’ instead of saying Yes. This is a good alternative in expressing affirmation. Other expressions can be: Definitely; Certainly; For Sure; Without a doubt


Tip 2: In order for the speaker to support his answer better, he states the effect of skipping breakfast. That makes his answer coherent as it surely supports to his reason ‘fuel of our body.’


Do you want to change your daily routine in the future?


To be honest, I’ve never thought about it but I’m always open to change. As the adage goes, ‘Change is the only constant thing in this world.’ So yes, I won’t resist change and embrace a new routine that I may do in the years to come. But for now, I couldn’t be happier doing the same things in my everyday life.


Vocabulary & Expression:


Adage [noun] - proverb; saying

Resist [verb] - to counter

Embrace [verb] - accept

In the years to come [expression] - another way to say ‘in the future’

(I) couldn’t be happier [phrase] - to be happy or content


Tip 1: The way the speaker starts his answer make him sound so natural. Of course, there are some questions that are startling or surprising, you can always be honest to your feelings as it makes you sound natural.


Tip 2: The speaker uses an adage that connects to the question about ‘change’. Knowledge of sayings or proverbs always come in handy from time to time during your IELTS Speaking test.


And that’s it! Talking about morning routine is never complicated at all. You neither can be wrong nor make any mistake since you yourself know about your morning routine.


Anyway, learn how to answer questions on the RECENT TOPIC of PART 2 about SOMEONE TALKATIVE on this link:


Best of luck to your exam! Be Natural! Breathe Confidence!

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