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IELTS Speaking Sample Part 2 - The First School Day

Updated: Jan 25

Describe your first day at school that you remember

You should say:

  • Where the school was

  • How you went there

  • What happened that day

And how you felt on that day


To be honest, I still distinctly remember  my first day of elementary school  because it was such an important moment for me. My school was located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City , and it was only a short walk from my house. So, on that special day, my parents accompanied me to school, which made me feel very safe and secure.

As we approached the school gate, I could see other kids and their parents milling around . Everyone was having mixed emotions , but I was mostly excited to start this new chapter in my life. The school staff warmly greeted us and guided us to our classroom shortly afterwards.

At first, the teacher introduced herself with a kind smile and encouraged us to get to know each other. Then, we played some games to help us break the ice , and I started to feel more comfortable. I actually managed to make a few friends that day, and we shared our stories and laughed a lot together during recess .

At the end of the day, I was pretty tired, but at the same time, I was happy and filled with excitement. You know, making new friends made me feel like I fit in , and that made me really eager for the next day of school.

Looking back, that very first day at school was very meaningful to me. It was when I found my love for learning and started building the foundation for  my education. Even though I was a bit nervous at first, I felt a strong sense of belonging and excitement  in the end, which I was deeply grateful for.



  • distinctly remember (phrase) = nhớ như in 

  • elementary school (phrase) = trường tiểu học 

  • be in the heart of a city (phrase) = nằm ở trung tâm thành phố 

  • mill around (phrasal verb) = đi loanh quanh (mà không có mục đích hay đích đến cụ thể)

  • mixed emotions (phrase) = cảm xúc lẫn lộn 

  • break the ice (idiom) = làm quen với nhau

  • recess (n) = giờ giải lao 

  • fit in (phrasal verb) = hòa nhập 

  • build the foundation for sth  (phrase) = xây dựng nền tảng cho cái gì đó

  • a sense of belonging and excitement (phrase) = cảm giác gần gũi và phấn khích 


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