Describe a time when you used the internet to solve a problem: IELTS Speaking Part 2 Sample Answer
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The IELTS Speaking Module is designed to assess your English Language Speaking Skills. To ensure a good score in the IELTS Speaking Module, you must study and practice the common Speaking Question types. Below is a sample Speaking Module with responses. By studying the sample answers, you can have a reference to begin drafting your own Speaking section answers.
Describe a time when you used the internet to solve a problem
You should say
- What problem it was?
- When you did do this?
- How long did it take you?
- And explain why you used the internet to solve this problem.
Sample Answer 1
So I’m going to talk about this time when I needed a foreign book for my studies. I was in my junior year at university and we had this assignment that required us to find the latest statistics, some of which are very hard to come by.
Apparently, in order to get access to new data, you must know the right source and pay some fees. I found out that the statistics that I needed were published in a book but unfortunately it was not available for sale in my country. And even if I’d had it delivered, by the time it arrived it’d have been too late.
So I had to contact a friend in America and asked him to buy a hard copy and then have the statistics pages scanned and emailed to me. It took some time but eventually, I got the data in time. It was a bit of a hassle for my friend so I decided to buy him a small gift in return.
Sample Answer 2
In this technology-dominating era, the dependency of humans on computers and machines doesn’t seem to be ceasing or decreasing. Whenever in trouble or confusion, we find our rescue on the internet and look for potential solutions on Google and YouTube. I am no exception. So, talking about a time when I used the internet to find a solution, it was when I had to study through the internet.
Back in 2019, when my final exams were approaching for the 12th standard, I fell sick all of a sudden. Upon getting all the tests done, I was diagnosed with Jaundice. This caused me trouble studying, and I had zero energy to tackle day-to-day life. Thus, I stopped going to school for a month.
Meanwhile, I shared this issue with my teachers, and they were generous enough to help me out. I added all of my teachers to a WhatsApp group where they used to send me notes and study material. Simultaneously, I used Google and YouTube a lot to find answers to my questions.
For the entire month, I studied through varying websites and online platforms. I was simultaneously catching up with the concepts being explained in the classroom. All in all, I stayed up-to-date with everything and passed the exams with flying colors.
- Come by: to visit a place for a short time, often when you are going somewhere else
Eg: Rose has promised her grandma that she’ll come by her house next week.
- Statistics: information based on a study of the number of times something happens or is present, or other numerical facts
Eg: According to the official statistics, women live longer than men.
- Hassle: (a situation causing) difficulty or trouble:
Eg: John got into a hassle with his neighbor