CAR TRIP (IELTS Speaking Part-1)

In the IELTS Speaking Part-1 Car trip topic, there will be a Question & Answer session between the candidate and the examiner with 5-6 questions at most.

The examiner will also ask some general questions at the beginning about the candidate, for instance, about where you live, where you work, study etc.

The questions that you need to answer are:

  1. Do you like to travel by car?
  2. When do you travel by car?
  3. Which is the farthest place you have ever traveled by car?
  4. Do you like to sit on the front seat or back seat when travelling by car?
IELTS Speaking part 1 car trip questions answers
IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Car trip questions and answers

1. Do you like to travel by car?

Yes, driving is my passion! I think cars made our lives a lot easier. I drive Hyundai Verna nowadays and it’s fun to drive especially during the monsoon season.


Yes, I like to travel by car. I find it very convenient and time-saving compared to taking public transport. I have a bike too but I prefer taking the car, especially during the hot summer days.

2. When do you travel by car?

I drive almost everyday to and fro between home & office. Occasionally, I also travel by car to see my grand mother at our native village.


I like to travel by car when I am going to places in my town or nearby cities (2-3 hours). For longer journeys, I prefer the train to the car. The roads in many parts of my country are not in bad shape, so car trip for long journeys is unsafe and uncomfortable.

3. Which is the farthest place you have ever travelled by car?

The farthest place I’ve travelled by car till date is Katra in Jammu & Kashmir. There is a famous holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi located in Trikuta mountains. It was an enchanting car trip that I made with my family.


The farthest place I have been to by car is Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was a very last-minute trip as my grandmother got sick and we couldn’t find any train tickets. My father and I took turns driving the car and reached there in about half a day.

4. Do you like to sit on the front seat or back seat when travelling by car?

Well..most of the time I am on driver’s seat. Actually, I am the only one who knows how to drive a car in my family. Moreover, I like to drive upfront. I’ve always been passionate about vehicles, spending all my spare time as a teenager driving cars. 


I like to sit on the front row either driving the car or on the passenger side. The front seat has a better view and I like to keep a watch on traffic even when I am not driving. I feel in control when I am in the front.



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This IELTS Speaking Part 1 topic – ‘Car trip’ with Band 9 sample answers will help you to improve your language skills instantly.

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