/Band 9 Model Answers for IELTS Speaking Part 1 in 2019 – Topic : Dream

Band 9 Model Answers for IELTS Speaking Part 1 in 2019 – Topic : Dream

Speaking Part 1
1 For how long can you remember your dream after you wake up?

Well, when it comes to nightmares, I usually wake up in the middle of the night in a state of terror for a few minutes, then fall back asleep, forgetting about it. On the other hand, if I have a vivid (detailed) dream that leaves an impression on me, I could quite possibly remember it for a long time, even a lifetime (entire life).


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2 Do you like hearing about others’ dreams?

Yes I do. I find them quite interesting. As I have a lot of weird dreams myself, I enjoy listening to those of others. By hearing about their dreams, I feel that I can gain a greater insight (deep understanding) into their subconscious. On a lighter note, it’s simply just humorous!

3 Do you think dream will affect life?

Definitely not. I do not believe that dreams mean anything significant. I think that they are simply a manifestation (showing) of our subconscious worries, thoughts, fears, desires, etc. For example, if I’m worried about my job, I may have a nightmare about it. All in all, they aren’t a sign of what’s to come in the future.

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4 Do you often have dreams at night?(OR Do you dream much at night?)

Always. I am a heavy dreamer. I have had many vivid, impressionable (unforgettable) dreams in my lifetime that I will never forget. I would say I have these kind of dreams a few times a week, sometimes even every night depending on how busy my mind is at that particular moment in time.

5 Have you had a bad dream before?

Countless times! I would say I have a disturbing nightmare a few times a month ever since I was a child. I was even notorious (famous) for going into my parents’ room during the night to ask to sleep with them after a bad dream. I’ve found that I especially tend to have nightmares after hearing a disturbing story or watching a gory (bloody) or violent, TV show, or movie close to bedtime. Moreover, I tend to have an overactive mind and imagination, which I believe could be a factor as well.

6 What was the strangest dream you have had?

It’s hard to choose just one! But let me see. Well, once when I was anxious about to go away to college and furthermore what kind of random roommate I would have, I dreamt that when I got to college, a giant human-sized tarantula was my roommate! Although I dreamt this 8 years ago now, it still feels like yesterday (doesn’t feel like a long time ago)!

7 What do you usually dream about?(OR What do you often dream about)

I would say I mostly dream about my subconscious thoughts and worries. For example, I often feel anxious about my job, so I dream up crazy scenarios, such as going into a board meeting (a work meeting) completely naked. Moreover, I tend to dream about my partner often. Since I’m a bit of the jealous type, I often dream that he will have an affair (to be unfaithful to your partner).


Vivid: producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind;(of a colour) intensely deep or bright.
Eg: The thought of the accident is still vivid
Lifetime: entire life
Eg: It is a lifetime experience.
Insight: keep understanding
Eg: The video was insightful
Manifestation: showing
Eg: There was a manifestation of sorrow .
Notorious: famous
Eg: This child is notorious for his mischief.
Gory: bloody
Eg: Since I prefer happy endings, gory crime novels don’t interest me.
Board meeting: a work meeting
Eg: There is a board meeting at 3 pm.
Have an affair: to be unfaithful to your partner
Eg: He is having an affair with Rita.
Feels like yesterday: doesn’t feel like long time ago
Eg: Today’s breakfast is feeling like yesterday’s lunch.

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