IELTS Speaking Test in South Korea with Model Answers – March 2018
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IELTS Speaking Test in South Korea – March 2018
Speaking Part 1
1What is your full name?
Hello. My name is Rohit Kumar.
2Can I see your ID?
Yes, of course. Here is my ID
3Where are you from?
I am from Kolkata. The city of joy. People actually give justice to the name. They are never tired. The city is rich with culture and is proud of its heritage.
4Do you work or study?
I am working in TCS for a year now. It is in salt lake. I work there from 9 to 5pm. I started working as an intern and soon after I was given the offer.
5Have you ever been on a boat?
To be honest, I was really lucky growing up because my parents travelled quite a lot & they really instilled the travel bug in me. I remember going to Mexico with them a few times and we did have a whale of time on a fishing boat.
6Would you take a vacation on a boat?
Well, I have to say that I am not a boat person. I’m happy to go out for the occasional afternoon and float around here and there, maybe have a drink on board and take in some scenery. But I am always happy to be back on solid ground.
7Would you like to own a boat?
For sure! Owning a cruise has been one of my dreams for a while. You know, having a boat can offer the most unique way to travel and take in the local culture.
8What kind of music do you like?
I don’t have a particular taste in music. I can pretty much listen to everything as long as it sounds good to me. Still, I can hardly listen to traditional music, some countries’ folk songs and several tracks belonging to the classical genre.
9How much time do you spend listening to music every day?
It depends. I often listen to music when I’m doing the housework or when I’m on the bus. At that time, I feel like I can immerse myself in my own world. When I need to really concentrate on school work, I don’t really listen to music as it can cause some distraction.
Speaking Part 2
Describe a product you bought and felt happy with it
You should say
- What it was
- Where you bought it
- What it has for/ How it was used
- and explain why it made you happy
Last summer, I bought a Nokia smart phone that I was really satisfied with. My cell phone was the latest product from Nokia, so there were various useful applications such as video calling, emails, games, music players, and so on. I intended to use this smart hone to listen to music, make phone calls, send messages and check emails. I must say that this portable device helps me a lot no matter where I am.
There were numerous reasons why I took an interest in this product. Firstly, I wanted to use it for entertainment purposes. I could refresh myself after a hard day‟s work by enjoying music or watching reality shows on the Internet. Moreover, thanks to this smart phone, I was ble to keep in touch with my old friends whom I could not meet in person regularly. Besides, his mobile phone helped me to handle my workload effectively. For example, I could check mails when waiting for the bus, which saved a lot of time.
As a final point, I would emphasize that I chose the mobile phone myself. That was the main reason why I felt so happy with this product.
Vocabulary for Cue Card
- portable device: an object that is easy to carry or to move.
Eg: You should carry portable devices like powerbank and laptop for emergency
- took an interest in: wanted to know more about the product.
Eg: She took an interest in geography and decided to pursue it.
- entertainment: for interest and amusement.
Eg: Televisions are not only for any entertainment purposes.
- refresh myself: make myself feel less tired and stressed.
Eg: He should refresh himself with a drink
- reality shows: shows that use real people [not actors] in real situations, in order to provide entertainment.
Eg: Raina is not a great fan of reality shows
- handle my workload: manage the amount of work that I have to do.
Eg: He should handle his workload alongside his family
Speaking Part 3
1What are the disadvantages of online shopping?
Well, I reckon that one of the drawbacks when buying things online is that we can’t touch or see the products. Last week, I saw an advertisement of a shirt which popped up on my screen when I surfed Facebook. I decided to make a purchase even though I haven’t got chance to try it because it seemed really nice when I took a look at its photo. But it turned out that the shirt is too small for me.
2Why is consumerism changing?
With the economic development, particularly in the 21st century, the supply of goods is growing beyond consumer demand, and so manufacturers turned to advertising to increase consumer expenditure. So I think the main reason is that we live in a culture that reinforces high consumption patterns, which makes people consume far too many materials.
3Why do people replace things rather than repair them?
I have to admit that we as a nation throw away stuff so quickly, especially electronics and clothing. Not as many people donate their old items as they should and I used to be one of them. Like most people, I was in deep with this “throw away” culture which was ingrained in people’s mind. If it is broken, don’t fix it, get a new one. Besides, we all love new things and I think that is one reason why we throw things away so easily.
Vocabulary for Speaking Part 3
- popped up: rose out of nowhere.
Eg: The dog popped up in the zoom call
- make a purchase: to buy.
Eg: He made a reasonable purchase.
- turned out: resulted to
Eg: Initially I had some doubts. But he turned out to be a good candidate.
- beyond consumer demand: exceeding consumer’s wants
Eg: The company is going beyond consumer demands to attract buyers.
- increase consumer expenditure: Consumer spending is the total money spent on final goods and services by individuals and households for personal use and enjoyment in an economy.
Eg: The company should increase consumer expenditure
- throw away: to cancel it.
Eg: She threw away her old used pens.
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