IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic & Questions: Patience
Q1: What do you think “patience” is?
Well, I think patience is a virtue. Unfortunately, nowadays most people are quite impatient. For example, many people want to get rich quickly but are willing to get their hands dirty, so they always complain about how harsh life is.
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Virtue (noun) behavior showing high moral standards.
Get their hands dirty (phrase) do manual, menial, or other hard work.
Q2: Do you think patience is important?
Absolutely. I think it’s a quality that everybody should try to learn. Learning to wait until the timing is right is the key to success, in my
opinion. In fact, most successful entrepreneurs are very patient people.
Q3: Do you think being patient is an important part of being polite?
Yes, I think patience is an indicator of politeness. I mean, a polite person would never chew someone out for keeping them waiting. If there’s a good excuse for being late, a polite person should be willing to overlook such minor mistakes.
chew someone out (verb) reprimand someone severely
overlook (verb) to disregard or ignore indulgently, as faults or misconduct
Q4: Have you ever lost your patience?
Well, yeah, without a doubt, there have certainly been times when I lost my cool. For example, there was this one time when I had to wait forever to be seated at a popular restaurant. Then someone suddenly cut in line and that really ticked me off.
lost one’s cool (phrase) to suddenly become very angry and start shouting
cut in line (phrase) push into a line of people in order to be served or dealt with before one’s turn
tick off (verb) To make someone angry or annoyed
Composed and edited by Dang Tran Tung, IELTS 9.0
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