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Photography Scenery - IELTS Speaking Part 1 + Sample Answers
Photography Scenery – IELTS Speaking Part 1 + Sample Answers

Photography Scenery – IELTS Speaking Part 1 + Sample Answers

Speaking Part 1

1 Do you like to take photographs? Why?

If it were 3 to 4 years ago the answer would be a big no. But now it has become one of my hobbies and I’m actually thinking of learning more about it. I had no idea what I can do with my iPhone until I learned to make use of its wonderful camera as well as some miracle apps. Unlike some people, I indeed want my photos to look unique, lively and a little bit professional.

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2 Do you prefer to take photos of yourself or to have other people take your photos? Why?

It would be way more comfortable taking photos myself, as I can see crystal-clear how ridiculous my face expression looks like or if there’s something on my hair or stuck between my teeth. And in case it’s a scenery photo, I can apply the techniques I’ve learned to produce stunning photos.

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3 How long have you liked taking photographs?

Just recently. As a final year student, I no longer can spend hours on drawing, reading or singing. Only photography which is way more instant suits me now to document my life. And as I enjoy my life on this campus, for example the road I walk to school every day, the sunset, the rainbow, the trees, photography is the best way to store my memories.

4 In what situations do you take photographs?

As I’ve mentioned, I snap a photo of anything that catches my eyes and if I’m in a good mood. So I take photos when my friends and I hang out or when I participate in the social activities of the university and meet amazing people. However, when it comes to practising for professional photography, I prefer taking photos of scenery and foods.

5 What kind of photos do you like to take? Why?

Food and scenery are definitely my inspiration. I just can’t sit still when beautiful breakfasts and stunning landscape keep appearing on my Instagram every day. What is more, it is my natural instinct that helps me to go find the simple uniqueness of my university, namely the sunset, the lake, the trees and flowers and show people how beautiful my university is. However, I’m not good at taking photos of people so activities or street-life is not my style.

6 How (why) did you become interested in photography?

The situation was quite all of a sudden. I posted some scenery photos I took on the spur of the moment on Instagram and received lots of compliments, even from those whom I’m not following. Then I realized I should develop this skill, you know, should take it seriously and keep up the good work. And the more I learn about it, the more passionate I become.

7 How often do you take photographs?

Not too often I must say. Since I really don’t like posting boring photos with the same object all the time, so timing is everything. I believe my gut knows exactly when and how I should click to produce high-quality photos.

8 Do you prefer to take pictures of people or scenery?

I think I’m gonna go for taking scenery photos. As a beginner, the knowledge of human facial expression, the part that needs focus, the harmonization between them and their surroundings are a bit too advanced for me. I can’t really make the person in my photo become lively as I do with the scenery. Besides, looking at the beauty of nature and capturing it is kind of mind-purifying to me and is a good way to escape from the artificial world. So yeah, the scenery is safer and more enjoyable.

9 Who do you take photos of?

Although I’m not good at taking photos of people, I do take selfies with new friends whom I meet when I participate in social activities. To me it’s more like a reminder or something to look back, reminding me that yeah, this time last year I went out, I met amazing people and had lots of fun.

10 How do you keep your photos?

Printing the photos out, making an album or sticking them on the wall for decoration is common and also interesting. But I don’t think photos are worth that much time and the effort unless what I captured is apparently important to me, otherwise, I only keep them in my iPhone.

11Do you keep your photographs on your computer?

I don’t think I need to do so. Firstly, because my memory is somewhat similar to goldfish memory, storing in different devices would drive me crazy. Plus, my iPhone has large memory storage so I think I won’t need a computer for storage.

12Are there any photos on the walls of your house?

Since my parents love decorating our house, putting photos nicely on the walls is an essential part of their decoration style. Some photos go with frame or plastic cover, some are stuck directly onto the wall in heart-shaped. However, it’s quite overwhelming for me to see myself grinning everywhere in the house so I told them to let me decorate my room on my own.

13 Do you frame (or have you framed) any of your photos?

Although I don’t usually print my photos out, I think I would store some photos of me with my high school friends or me with my family. And framing helps to prevent scratching and is good for long-term storage, so this is probably a good alternative beside albums.

14 Do you prefer to send postcards to people or to send photos that you took yourself? (Why?)

Firstly, the postcards are made of thicker paper, which makes it way more convenient for long-term storage as well as decoration. Secondly, the process of sending and receiving postcards appeared to be simpler and faster compared to photos. For those reasons, I think I probably go with sending postcards.

Vocabulary

  • To see ones-self doing Something: to have an eye on  doing Something.
    Eg: He is  self motivated 
  • On my own: do Something alone
    Eg: She does all the work on her own.
  • To look back : to think about a time or event in the past
    Eg: Rahim does not like to look back
  • Mind-purifying: make your mind naturally pure, free from negative thoughts
    Eg: The master taught him a mind purifying exercise.
  • All of a sudden : suddenly
    Eg: He met with an accident all of a sudden
  • To keep up the good work: used to encourage SO for continuing what they are doing well
    Eg: He was asked  to keep up the good work.

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Soon after graduating with a Master’s in Literature from Southern Arkansas University, she joined an institute as an English language trainer. She has had innumerous student interactions and has produced a couple of research papers on English language teaching. She soon found that non-native speakers struggled to meet the English language requirements set by foreign universities. It was when she decided to jump ship into IELTS training. From then on, she has been mentoring IELTS aspirants. She joined IELTSMaterial about a year ago, and her contributions have been exceptional. Her essay ideas and vocabulary have taken many students to a band 9.

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