IELTS Speaking Part 1
What is your full name?
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Can I see your ID?
Where are you from?
Do you work or study?
Have 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.
Travel bug: is an illness or a disease which compels the infected person with the desire to travel.
Would 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.
Would 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.
What 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.
How 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.
IELTS 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.
portable device: an object that is easy to carry or to move.
took an interest in: [expression] wanted to know more about the product.
entertainment: [noun] for interest and amusement.
refresh myself: [verb] make myself feel less tired and stressed.
reality shows: [noun] shows that use real people [not actors] in real situations, in order to provide entertainment.
handle my workload: [expression] manage the amount of work that I have to do.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
What 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.
Why 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.
Why 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.
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