In the initial part of the IELTS speaking test you can expect to be asked to talk about your routine.There are a few things you need to remember in answering these type of questions.In response to a routine question a candidate needs to pay attention to the following things.

1.Say what he or she does at the particular time the examiner has asked them about

2.Say how often they do these things.

It will be a good idea to employ adverbs of frequency to say how frequently or infrequently they do those things.

Commonly used Adverbs of Frequency in English

Often/ Frequently/Sometimes/Occasionally/Seldom/Rarely/Hardly/Never/Usually/Normally

Questions about your present life require the use of Simple Present Tense

You may as well use sequence markers to link sentences together into a larger unit.

Commonly used sequence markers in English

First/In the first place/At first/next/then/after that/later/finally

Example Questions

1.What do you usually do on weekends?

2.What is your daily routine?

3.How do you usually spend your evening?

Sample Answer

What do you usually do on weekends?

Well,on weekends I often spend most of the time relaxing and talking to everyone in my family as it is the only time of the week I ever have for myself.Most weekends,I stay in and try to have a good time spending as much time as possible with my family.During the weekdays I am too busy to do anything with them so I make up for that on the weekend.It is also on the weekend that I get to chance to do my laundry and other things.