One of my hobbies is photography. I’ve got two digital ca
meras: one small pocket-sizedcamera that I carry around with me, and one bigger, more expensive camera that I use on
special occasions. I take photos so that I have a record of the things I’ve seen or done. Most of
my photos are of friends and family, but I also take pictures of interesting things that I see.
2. Describe opinions and feelings:
I like photography because it’s a creative hobby and it makes you notice the world around you.
I love capturing special moments or unusual or beautiful images, and i
t’s a great feeling to be
able to look back through my pictures and relive different experiences.
3. Tell a story related to the topic:
The last time I took photos on a special occasion was at my friend’s wedding a few weeks ago.
I got some great pictures of the bride and groom and their guests celebrating. After thewedding I made an album of all the best pictures and sent it to my friend as a present.
You don't need to tell the truth (I exaggerated my interest in photography) but it's usuallyeasier to tell a story if it's real.
Describe a situation that made you angry. You should say
- when it happened
- what happened
- how you felt
Here are some ideas. Notice that I answer by telling a story, and that my ideas are not'academic' or 'formal' because it isn't an academic topic. Study my answer carefully - it's full ofgood words and phrases.
Band 9 answer:
A recent situation that made me angry was getting stuck in a traffic jam on the way to meet
some friends. It was last Sunday lunchtime, and I didn’t expect there to be much traffic; peopledon’t work on Sundays, so the roads aren’t usually very busy.
Everything was going well until suddenly I saw a queue of cars on the road in front of me. I hadno choice but to join the queue and wait to get past whatever was causing the delay. It turnedout that it was caused by some roadworks, and it took me an extra 30 minutes to get pastthem.
Getting stuck in traffic congestion doesn’t usually make me angry, but this time it did, mainlybecause I wasn’t expecting it and I knew that my friends were waiting to meet me for lunch. I
felt frustrated and powerless because there was nothing I could do to change the situation,and I had no idea how long I would be sitting there waiting. When I finally saw the reason forthe congestion, I was relieved that I was close to getting past the roadworks, but I still felt a bitstressed knowing that I was half an hour late.
The following question is a variation on the "describe a person" topic.
Describe an artist or entertainer you admire
You should say
who they are and what they do
how they became successful
how you found out about them
and why you admire them