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IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic : Handwriting & Model Answers
2017 IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic : Handwriting & Model Answers

2017 IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic : Handwriting & Model Answers

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic & Questions: Handwriting

Q1: Do you usually write by hand?

Not really anymore. These days I find myself typing a lot on computers and texting on my phone, so I rarely use paper and a pen anymore. That said, I still have to jot down notes in class because laptops are not allowed. I think it’s a pain, really.

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jot down (phrasal verb) write

Q2: Do you think handwriting will be replaced by computers?

Well, you know, in this day and age, modern technologies have largely marginalized handwriting, and you don’t see people writing by hand as much as they did in the past. However, I still think some things need to be handwritten. For example, you should always handwrite a wedding invitation to show respect to the guests.

marginalize (verb) to make someone or something seem not important or relevant

Q3: Is it still necessary to keep handwriting?

Definitely. I think it’s important to teach young kids to handwrite. I think handwriting exercises really do wonders for their cognitive
development. For example, my brother who has a really beautiful handwriting is a brilliant kid.

do wonders (phrase) to have a very good effect on someone or something

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Q4: What impression does a person ’s handwriting have on other people?

I think handwriting can speak volumes about somebody’s personality. For example, if you have neat handwriting, people tend to think that you are a good-hearted person. On the other hand, if your writing is unintelligible, they may think badly of you. It’s quite an antiquated way of thinking, I guess.

speak volumes (phrase) to provide a lot of information, especially in an indirect way

good-hearted (adj) kind, generous, and helpful

antiquated (adj) too old or too old-fashioned to be useful

Q5: Can we tell someone’s personality from his or her handwriting?

For me, yes it does speak volumes. A person who has neat and legible handwriting is usually organized and goal oriented. On the other hand, a person with poor penmanship is more likely to be clumsy, and have an unorganized and happy-go-lucky personality.

Composed and edited by Dang Tran Tung, IELTS 9.0

Tip for IELTS Speaking :

If you get Yes/No Questions in your speaking test, instead of saying Yes or No, you can use some following phrases to make your answers sound natural:

  • Definitely
  • Why not?
  • Not really
  • I’m not sure about that  


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