In the IELTS Speaking Part-1 Happiness/Feel Happy 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:
- Is there anything that makes you feel happy lately?
- What do you do to stay happy?
- Can you stay happy all the time?
- Is it important to be happy?
1. Is there anything that makes you feel happy lately?
Happiness is a subjective experience, so it varies from person to person. But, if there’s anything that makes me feel happy recently, then it would be a hot bowl of Asian noodles cooked by my mother. The reason being, COVID lockdowns separated our family. So I was entirely missing her magic in my home-cooked meals. When the restrictions were eased lately, I was overjoyed to met her and taste her food.
2. What do you do to stay happy?
You’d be amazed to know, but the foremost thing that I do to stay happy is – I distract myself from any stressful event and stop ruminating through meditation. In addition, I am a firm believer of ‘Fake it till you feel it‘ ideology. So I usually greets everyone happily no matter how cluttered my life is. This builds a false sense of joy in me that helps combat anxiety.
3. Can you stay happy all the time?
Honestly speaking! Every human is susceptible to varied sense of emotions. It’s impossible to stay happy all the time. We all have our bad days when something isn’t going our way. That’s the time we need to fine-tune the energy in your body by making adjustments. For instance, when We are feeling stuck or heavy, take a walk, do something different than your normal routine, meet up with a friend. If feeling anxious or stressed, tune-up with extra sleep, meditation/yoga or a hot bath.
4. Is it important to be happy?
Yes, it’s extremely important to be happy. Not because you have a right to be happy, and neither because happiness is the goal of life; but simply because it’s a tool of survival. Chasing happiness keeps you going, keeps you in the loop and keeps you alive.
IELTS Speaking Part-1 Questions & Answers
This IELTS Speaking Part 1 topic – ‘Happiness’ with Band 9 sample answers will help you to improve your language skills instantly.
Also, read our answers written for IELTS Speaking introduction questions.
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