Practice describing people in the IELTS speaking test with this exercise. Being able to describe places in the IELTS test is an important skill – you may be asked to talk about your hometown or another place, so make sure you can demonstrate a good range of vocabulary!
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Read the sentence below and select a synonym (a word with the same or similar meaning) from the box to replace the word in bold. Type the word in the space provided.
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My little sister is a lot of fun most of the time, but sometimes she can be quite annoying.
My brother has recently graduated from university. He is very ambitious and I think he has a very good career ahead of him. Nobody thought he would be able to achieve so much, but when he decides to do something, he’s very focused on doing it!
My brother used to be quite argumentative when we were younger, but we get on quite well now we are both grown up.
My best friend is a lot of fun to be around. She is really carefree.
I love spending time with my grandfather. He is such a cheerful man who loves to laugh..
My parents are quite conventional; they worry about me living overseas sometimes.
My grandmother is very kind. She would help anyone who had a problem.
I have known my best friend since I was 8 years old. I can trust him completely – he’s very loyal.
I think my parents are quite open-minded. They think that different cultures can learn a lot from each other.
I have a good relationship with my brother, but he can be a little selfish at times.
My friend is very sensible. I am glad we are studying overseas together as I feel quite safe.
My grandfather is quite strict – much stricter than my grandmother!
My best friend and I have quite different opinions on some things and find it hard to back down from our own point of view – we can both be quite stubborn at times.
My father is very hard-working. He is devoted to giving us the best opportunities in life.
My parents are very generous and they have supported myself and my brother throughout our education.