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etc. Here is a list of questions that could be asked about your home town.
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Where do you live? Where are you coming from? Are you coming from a rural or an urban area? What nationality are you? Tell me something about your city / home town / village? What are the advantages or disadvantages of living in a city? Would you like to live in the country side? Is there something that you don¶t like about your home town? What do you like about your home town?
10. Do you like to go shopping? 11. Are there any big shopping malls in your home town? 12. How long have you lived here? 13. Would you like to move to another city / town? 14. Do you enjoy your stay in this town? 15. Have you got many neighbors? 16. Do you know your neighbors well? 17. Do you get along well with your neighbors? 18. When did you settle in this town? 19. What are some of the problems people in urban areas face? 20. Would you like to live in a small village? 21. Would you like to live in a multi-cultural society? 22. What are the advantages of living in the center of a big city? 23. How easy it is to find accommodation in your home town? 24. Does your society accept newcomers? 25. Are there many social classes of people in your country? 26. Tell me something about the apartment you live in? 27. Who do you live with and why? 28. What do you like about your apartment? 29. Is there anything that you don¶t like about your apartment?
IELTS speaking questions with answers October 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment · IELTS Practice Question: Good afternoon. Could you tell me your name please? Answer: My name is Peter. Question: Thank you Peter. Are you working or studying? Answer: I am studying. I am doing my Master¶s in Physics. Question: That¶s great. I would like you to tell me something about your hometown. Answer: It is Mumbai, the financial capital of India. Mumbai is a coastal city situated on the western coast of India. One of the most populous cities in India, Mumbai is home to over 30 million people. Question: Could you tell me something about the most interesting things in Mumbai?
Answer: Well, I think the most interesting thing about Mumbai is its people. It is home to people from all over the world. Mumbai is also famous for its festivals, street food and night life.
Question: Are there any places of special interest near where you live? Answer: Mumbai is known for its art galleries, museums and beaches. There are also many shopping streets where you can get excellent bargains. Question: Is there anything that you don¶t like about your hometown? Answer: Well, Mumbai is notorious for its bad roads and traffic jams. That is something I absolutely hate about the city. I wish the government does something about it.
Interview What is your name? Are you working or studying? Where are you coming from? Do you enjoy dancing? Have you taken dancing classes as a child? Why do you enjoy dancing? Do you like to watch people dancing? Cue Card Test takers were asked to speak about their dream home. A cue card was given with the following questions.
Where would you like your dream house to be situated? With kind of design would you prefer for your house? With whom would you like to live there? Say what you would like or dislike about this home. Discussion The topic for discussion was related to the topic for speech.
What are the problems that could arise in a house? What could be the reasons for these problems? What would you do to solve these problems? What can we do to prevent overcrowding in cities? Here are some speaking test questions that were asked on real IELTS exams recently held in India. Say: Who he is? Why he is famous? Why do you want to meet him / her? Discussion What are the qualities that a famous person should have? Why do youngsters try to imitate famous persons? What sort of people were famous some 50 years ago? What sort of people will be famous after 50 years? Do you think that famous people too should have a personal life? If you become famous what will be your attitude? . Interview Is bicycle a good means of transport? Should there be separate lane for bicycles? Why should a child have bicycle? Are you working or studying? Cue card Speak about a person.
education and transport facilities.Interview What is your name? Where do you come from? Tell me something about your city. Do you think that your city is good for the younger generation? How many languages do you speak? Do you think that it is difficult to learn a second language? Cue Card A cue card was given with the following questions. Speak about a city you would like to visit. Please say: Which city it is Why you like to visit it How you heard about this city What you find the most attractive about this city Discussion What are the differences between urban and rural lifestyles? People living in the city enjoy good health. What are the other advantages of living in a city? More and more people are now moving from rural areas to urban areas? What are the consequences of this? Interview What is your name? What shall I call you? Are you working or studying? .
Please say: When and where it happened? What exactly made you angry? How did you handle the situation? Discussion When you think about this situation. do you still feel angry? Do you think it is a good idea to express your emotions? Why? How do positive and negative emotions affect a person¶s health? Do you enjoy dancing? Why do you like to dance? On what occasions do people dance in your country? Interview Which city are you coming from? Tell me something about your city What do you like the most about your city? Do you think that it is important for older people to do physical exercise? Do you exercise every day? In your opinion. how helpful is physical exercise? Are you physically active? Do you plan to exercise in the future? .Could you tell me something about your job? Is it difficult to find such a job in a country like yours? Cue Card Speak about a situation that made you really angry.
I was born and brought up in Bangalore. Sometimes I go for long drives with my friends. Of course. Needless to say. it is home to people from all over the country. What can I call you? You can call me Pavan. I hadn¶t seen him in a while. It is also known as the IT capital of India. What do you usually do on weekends? For me weekends are the time to unwind. Bangalore is the capital of the South Indian state of Karnataka. What did you do last weekend? Well. A large section of the population work in the IT industry and are well paid. so it was a totally enjoyable experience. So we did a lot of chatting. Where are you from? I am from Bangalore. Please say: What kind of food they serve? Whom do you go there with? Discussion What in your opinion is the main difference between home-cooked food and restaurant food? Do you think that children should be taught how to cook? What is the best way to teach children to cook? Interview What is your name? My name is Pavan Misra. That¶s what my parents and friends call me. played some tennis and ate out. And that is what I like best about the city. the cost of living in Bangalore is pretty high.Do you cook your own food? Cue Card Please talk about your favorite restaurant. I have met and made friends with all sorts of people here. I spent last weekend at a friend¶s place. the Silicon Valley of India. I like to spend time with my friends. Because Bangalore is a big city. I usually spend my weekends with my friends and family. Can you describe the people of your hometown? Sure. Sometimes I spend the weekend watch movies non-stop. Tell me something about your hometown. watched a movie. .
While I was working. My sister and I were studying in the same school hence I was always accompanied by her to and fromthe school. My sister always encouraged me to participate in games. In a way preparation became so good that Icould write the Final Year Examinations easily. Although it was very difficult to attend classes daily after the dayâ s job and also to cope with subjects of Engineering Drawing and Mathematics and pass this course which I overcame with my strong will and hard work. I don¶t usually make such plans but chances are I will spend the next weekend with my family.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I was working in construction of a giant Oil Refinery. I have been constantly on the go for a while. Since my birth we were together. During summer vacationswe use to come to our hometown Sinor in Gujarat. Also she helped me a lot in my preparations of monthly tests. One Mr. We were living in the same street but had not visited houses of each other for socializing. Nevertheless I was keen for Engineering so I passed my Electricianâ s and Electrical Supervisorâ s certificate courses administered by the Government of Rajasthan and took up the jobs. She is three years older to me. above allthe duration was four years. We had to have a lot of excursion trips and boating in the Narmada River. However every semester up to third year I cleared. Desai was my colleague. Describe the experienceand say why it was difficult to overcome. I just want to stay at home and gorge on the delicious foods my mom makes.Do you have plans for the next weekend? Well. I being the only male child of my old parents received a lot of love and affection from all and maximum from my sister.In the Fourth and Final Year both semesters I studied very hard. This motivated me to join this course. caring. She is very loving. I started studying for my Diploma in Electrical Engineering. sports and extracurricular activities like debate. Because of thisI gave up after Matriculation and could not go for Engineering or Medical career. She always helped me in my studies and home work as she was three classes ahead of me. This was all very tiring. I passed the examination with First Class and First Rank. drama etc and build a greater confidence level.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~During my schooling I was very weak at Drawing and Mathematics.quarterly exams. Talk about a difficulty you have overcome in your life. Describe it and say why it was embarrassing.music. Desai . I saw one of my colleagues pursuing for his Part-time Diploma in Electrical Engineering. I hence feel close to my sister Kirti. half yearly exams and annual exams. Mr. I use to solveten sets of past examinations daily. kind andsympathetic. Talk about an experience in your life that made you feel embarrassed. This time around. Who do you feel close to in your family (or extended family)? Describe this person and say why you feel close to him/her. I scored the highest marks in the batch and experienced a success.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I feel my sister Kirti close to me. I was regularly attending evening classes after my dayâ s job.
I apologized. My family name means' peace '. Is your name important to you? (5 . What shall I call you? You could call me XXX. Where do you come from? 8. 7. How old are you? I am 22 years old. Mr. Does your name have any special meaning? (5 . My English name was given by one of my high school teachers. my name does have some special meaning.6) No. I belong to the new generation who do not attach too much significance to our names. Could you show me your identification card please? Hello. The curiosity to know about that female memberwas mounting higher and higher. Names were important to the older generation as they are of the opinion that it will determine your destiny to some extent. At the end when I was to depart. 4. My parents have been living here for the past thirty years or so. I believe a person has to work out his own life. Is your name important to you? (7 . 3. Friends usually call my English name. How are you? I am fine. My English name was randomly chosen by one of my high school teachers.8) Not really. In other words. and it really does' t have any special meaning. However.One fine evening I made-up my mind and visited Mr. the English equivalent of my family name would be something like 'peace'. How long have you lived in your hometown? (5 . 6. Themain cause of this embarrassment was my judgemental type of a question.8) I presume you are referring to my Chinese name. Since then I learnt a lesson never to put judgemental type of questions. thank you. and my first name has the meaning of' strong one '. Could you tell me your full name please? My full name is XXX. Yes. I was born in 1980. Hello. I not specified 't think it can do anything for me. March 8. Spoken Part1 Fan : HOMETOWN 8. and it really does not have any special meaning. 1980. During this I asked Desai ³If the female sitting in corner was his mother?´ Desai replied ³Mr. XXX. 2. I grew up here and attended . I am planning to do this as well as I can. I personally believe that I myself will determine my destiny no matter what my name is.6) Yes. I will do this by acquiring good qualifications and by working hard. I felt so embarrassed I can¶t express in words. Joshi! She is my younger sister and she is mentally retarded´. Spoken Part1 Fan : INTRODUCTION 1. and in the case of my first name it would be 'strong one'. here you are.and I had been pressing each other for home visits. to be exact. I was not introduced to one female sitting in corner of the room. Desai¶s house. However I was amidst them for an hour. Desai camedownstairs to see me off. He introduced me to his Father andBrother. 7.6) I come from Guangzhou. and you? 5. 6. I was very warmly welcomed and received a nice hospitality. Does your name have any special meaning? (7 . Sure.
Lastly.8) Sure. I 'm afraid. pears. many farmers have orchards. which makes it a pleasure to live there. Here they grow many kinds of fruit like apples. is located in the park. It is better known as an industrial city. What is the difference between your hometown and Beijing / Hong Kong(5 . and the capital ofGuangdong province. I have my own room and enjoy the privacy that it brings.8) Yes. which is the highest architectural attraction in Guangzhou. 11. and other businesses. During the week I live in a dormitory at the university. and months later skyscrapers grow up. It is very hot . restaurants. but I would like to be more independent soon. For example. with many gardens and a lake.8) 11.Guangzhou is a metropolis. it is rich in history. which you will find around the city. Firstly. a major middle school in the province. Where do you come from? 8. In addition. Or (5 . 9. Next. Where do you live? (5 . you know.8) There are many places that I like. In summer the park is a popular place to visit and see tigers. bears. In addition. but over weekends I live with my parents in a village about one hour by car from Guangzhou. What places should foreigners visit in your hometown? Why? (5 . It consists of a large park. To be more exact. Of course it 's just a Metaphorin.6) : In our region many crops are grown. Guangzhou is in the southern part of China.6) The main difference between Guangzhou and Beijing is the climate. and a variety of other businesses.high school called a well Zhixin High School.8) 11. and peaches. It is the largest square in Guangzhou. 9.8) The main crop in my hometown is. The waterfall is the largest of its kind in the whole Asia. certainly. To the north of the city there are the famous Baiyun Mountains. skyscrapers. but I am looking forward to the day that I can have my own apartment. This is still remembered by many of the elderly folks to this day. You can see people plant bricks everyday. Where do you live? (7 . Can you tell me about some famous scenic spots in your hometown? (5 . It almost has no agriculture and no crops. For example. It enjoys a large open space where one can clearly see the sky and feel free. restaurants.8) 11. My parents have been living here for the past thirty years or so. the zoological parks and botanical gardens. In winter we often go skiing there. 13. Allow me to explain : my parents are very nice and I love them very much. So I really do not know which of the two to call my home at the moment. Can you tell me about some famous landscapes in your hometown? (5 . 12. and machine tool manufacturers. it houses a fabulous man-waterfall. that is not so easy to answer. the Japanese invaded the city and committed many atrocities (that is to say many crimes) during the occupation. such as Sun sen Memorial Hall. Guangzhouenjoys a tropical climate. I 'd like to mention the Pearl River. There are many other sites in the city that are worthwhile visiting. What are the main crops in your region? (7 . Can you tell me something about your hometown? (5 . The people in our building are generally dangerous places and quiet. 10. wolves. How long have you lived in your hometown? (7 . Chen Clan Academy and the CITIC Building. it is important to note that Guangzhou is not known for its agriculture. the Statue of Five Rams. It has many heavy industries such as automobile. For example. here are many heavy industries manufacturing anything from aircraft to machine tools and automobiles. one would find all kinds of vegetables in the fields of this region. even pandas and other animals in their natural environment. 8. Please allow me to explain. I would like to tell you about Tianhe East Railway Square . or something like that. 14. rather than wheat or corn.8) I live with my parents here in Guangzhou at the moment. aircraft. The Yuexiu Park is the second place I 'd like to recommend. What are the main places of interest in your hometown? Why? (5 . the city 's symbol. I grew up here and attended high school called a well Zhixin High School.8) I come from Guangzhou. We live in a respectable area with many shops.6) Well. In addition. we live in an apartment building in one of the northern suburbs of the city. We live in a nice area with many shops. If I had to choose one place. What places do you like in your hometown best? (5 .
For instance. I have to assist my artisan in getting his jobs done. Guangzhou is a regional center whereas Beijing is more a national or even world center. Are you a student or do you have a job? (5 .8) 15. they aren 't any different from the inhabitants in any other large city.Beijing has cold winters and hot summers. Can you tell me something about the character of the people in your hometown? Well.8) That 's an interesting question. and are allowed to go swimming at a nearby hotel. and went to work immediately. In addition.and humid here. I guess the speaking part. especially in the business world. Could you sum up your study habits? (5 . I believe that my hometown has not been to the same extent as a westernized city like Hong Kong.8) As I have been studying on a full-basis at an English Language School. What are the people like in your hometown? (7 . What is your major? (5 . For example. We have classes in the mornings. and that the workshop is always kept clean and tidy. but also have mastered a very necessary tool for my future career. here we also have good and bad people. What are the people like in your hometown? (5 . Moreover. In other words. I feel that I have achieved something. I graduated from high school two years ago. Besides. It gives me the opportunity to question them about their countries and cultures. and listening by means of cassettes. Which is the best university in China? (5 .6) Well. For example. and the study for another two hours. English is the language of the future. For example.6) 15. 19. I am an assistant to one of the automotive electricians in the workshop. parents are trying all they can to ensure that their children receive a good education. For example. What I mean is that the professor gives us examples from real life to examine and report on. Allow me to explain my personal view shortly by mentioning the following points : I believe that Beijing University in Beijingis the best one in the country. A) STUDENT 17. they aren 't any different from the people in any other large city. On the contrary. I am working in a workshop of a large manufacturing plant at the moment. Allow me to explain myself by shortly mentioning the following points : First. afternoons. the people have not become materialistic in Guangzhou to the same extent as the inhabitants of Hong Kong. Secondly. in Guangzhou you would still find many good fashioned (traditional) people who have strong principles and values about many aspects of life. Wednesday afternoons we are off. like everyone else. I particularly like our free talk sessions with the foreign teachers. I follow this habit from 16-18 's to sharp' s. Spoken Part1 Fan : PRESENT SITUATION 16. but over the weekends I spend most time in relaxing with my family or friends. have a ten-minute break. Can you tell me something about the character of the people in your hometown? (5 . So when I am able to communicate with someone in English.8) Certainly. Do you think your present subjects are relevant to society? (5 . I study for two hours. our . For example. it has the highest percentage of students passing their courses of all the universities in China. 20. they are trying to work out a good life for themselves and their children. practical speaking. 15.8) I have well established study habits.8) Well. What do you like most about your studies? (5 . I am studying English on a full-basis at aLanguage School here in Guangzhou. 16. What I mean to say is that when I am able to communicate well in English I will not only be able to go and study abroad and improve my qualifications. I always start my study promptly at eight in the evenings. we often use case studies in class.8) I have a job. 18. We do reading and writing. Language is all about communication. namely English for Academic Purposes called EAP. We have a number of foreign teachers who assist us in the correct pronunciation and grammar of the language. Please allow me to explain. Are you a student or do you have a job? (5 . and evenings. we have only one subject. 21. I have the responsibility to see that are the tools are in good order.8) I am a student at the moment. 15. here we also have many wholesome families as well as our share of criminal elements in the society.
I believe that the hotel industry will be growing greatly in future. I was impressed by the facilities. and could tell us exactly what we would come across there. When I am assigned a new bridge-building task.8) I am planning to become a Hotel Manager. I graduated in 2001 from theMedical Training College in Beijing. What are your job prospects? (5 . I am proud to drive on the road with my family and explain to them what was involved during the building of the road. What impressed you most when you were at university / college? (5 . 24. Describe your job in detail. ambulance drivers. I believe that after graduation I will be able to find a good job anywhere in the world. For example.8) Yes. 28. Firstly.8) Of course! Those were some of the best times in my life. 25. The professionals ensure that hotel guests will have a good time and come back later. It provides a chance for me to serve my community and my country. we had a large library. I graduated in 2001 from the Liaoning University in Shenyang. It is a well-College giving excellent training to future nurses and other medical staff. Secondly. After we have completed a road. 22.8) No. B) EMPLOYEE 24.8) I was most impressed by the knowledge and skills of my lecturers. 23. What I mean to say is that the people who are going to work for one day we have had the opportunity to tell the university what they think we should be taught.6) Definitely. What kind of job would you prefer after graduation? (5 . Do you have a degree? If so. when my company builds a new road. I personally get pride and the sense of achievement from the job. Do you still remember your school days? (5 . when and where did you graduate? (5 . I have a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering. we have to make recommendations to the railway company of all the alternatives. I become financially independent with the salary earned through my job 28. when my company builds a new road. Do you have a degree? If so. In addition. People are becoming more affluent. One more thing. Please allow me to explain. For example. They were absolutely carefree days. and people living along the road benefit from our work. It is the largest university inLiaoning Province and has about twenty thousand students.8) 27. well-equipped laboratories. All hotels and resorts need well-trained professionals no matter where they are situated. Is your job important to you? (5 . 26. have a review of the surroundings. 27. What do you do for a living? (5 . (5 . it makes me feel good about myself. hospital staff. For example. and give them some idea of the costs.8) I am an Engineer working for a large construction company in the city.8) I would like to become a medical doctor. and so on are all trained there. I made many good friends there. For example. To be more precise. At the same time. Lastly. I would like to render a service in the community to which I will eventually belong. Is your job important to you? (7 . I have a Diploma in Nursing. 29.8) The job means almost everything to me except my family. and all I had to do was get good marks. For example. For example. when and where did you graduate? (5 . If you could. I had no or very few worries and at school. they had experience in the working environment. I would like to assist the elderly that do not have the financial means to afford private hospitals. I specialize in the building of railway and bridges. my colleague and I have to travel to the site. and then decide what type of bridge will be suitable.lecturers and some advisors from the relevant industries have set up our study materials. Some of my best friends today were people that I met in school. My parents provided in my day-to-day needs. many people benefit from our work. At the same time.6) . I can serve my community and my country through my job. and sporting facilities at our disposal. would you change jobs? (5 . and spend more and more of their money on holidays and.
32. For example. sometimes when my mother is out the whole day doing voluntary work in our community and then my father and I will do the cooking for her. 33. 32. They feel that when they have a son he would be able to provide for them in future. For example. It consists of my father. I know one should show some loyalty to his present employer. I would not hesitate for one moment if I could obtain a promotion by changing jobs. On the other hand. one should never be complacent. 30.8) My mother does most of the cooking. however. In my opinion. Who does most of the shopping in your family? (5 .8) As far as this topic is concerned. 34. I have a good relationship with my colleagues and my endorsing.8) That 's an interesting question. My family is a typical Chinese one. How does your family feel about you going abroad? (5 . my mother and me. The company that I am working for is large and strong. The second aspect I could tell you regarding this topic is that we often eat out. I could be promoted to head of a department in two years. I believe I will be able to develop my career here.8) There may be some but not many. but my father and I will do some shopping from time to time. it deprives women of their fertility rights. Who does most of the cooking in your family? (5 . but my father and I will do some cooking from time to time. The last thing I would like to mention that my mother does not like my father 's smoking habit and therefore refuses to buy cigarettes. My grandparents passed away when I was still very young. Should I change my job. in many western countries it is customary for a boy to receive his grandfather 's name. My father was one of their four children. so I did not have the privilege of knowing them. Why do people in China traditionally want to have a son? (5 . For example.8) Certainly. Our population had been growing rapidly and to something drastic had to be done.8) That 'sa controversial question in China. Could you tell me something about your family? (5 . If you could. I believe one should always be ambitious. If I keep up working hard and perform well. What do you think of the One-Child Policy in China? (7 . the policy will give China a chance to move ahead in the world. but there has to be a balance between looking after one 's own interests and those of the present employer. 35. but should be on the lookout for opportunities to advance in your career.8) They feel very happy about it and give me 100% support. What do you think of the One-Child Policy in China? (5 .6) That 'sa tough [question. That is to say.8) Although I am very happy in my present job. not really. Besides. Are there possible changes that could affect your job in any way? (5 . and then we visit one of the local restaurants. It violates basic human rights. I get along well with my colleagues and my salary is satisfactory. often on a sharp night none of us feel like cooking. A second reason that I could mention is that parents Worry about what will happen to them after they retired. the policy has both merits and shortcomings. What 's more important. I would say that my mother does most of the shopping. In addition.No. 29. so I not specified 'not worry about it at all. 36. They want their children to carry their name into the future. What I mean to say is that as soon as the population growth has stabilized. I believe my parents will be very proud if I may achieve a . I believe. For example. and my mother has a brother. Only sons can fulfill the task. I am the only child. I think we have to have the policy in China. the One-Child Policy has been extremely harsh on the people. The only possible change that comes to my mind is I may receive a promotion. Furthermore. I might not find such nice people to work with and could be very unhappy. would you change jobs? (7 . Spoken Part1 Fan : FAMILY A) GENERAL 31. so I have a number of uncles and aunts and many cousins. What I mean is that I am very happy in my present job. The policy is one of the most effective tools to solve the increasing problem of overpopulation in the country. My parents allow me to buy my own clothes. I believe the most important reason lies in fathers. That would be a positive development. China will be able to make progress in the fight against unemployment. so that my father has to do that kind of shopping himself. and have our favorite dish.
In the second place. What does your wife do? (5 . We did have a honeymoon.8) These days the practice is becoming more and more acceptable to society.8) My husband is a civil servant. they would then most probably decide to get married. He was born on the day that Macao became part of China again. Until then my husband / wife and I are working as hard as possible to improve our life. We only had to confirm the date with them to ensure that it would suit them and our families. In the first place. His nickname is Bao Bao. as she does not have any qualifications or experience. and if so when did you get married? (5 . and if so where did you Uzelac (5 .8) No. Allow me to explain by mentioning some of them briefly. For instance. I not specified 't have any children yet. so we did not have to adjust too much. I knew before marriage that he snores loudly when he turns onto his back when sleeping. I believe they should be responsible for their own finances. 46. B) MARRIED Person 37. but it is not easy. I believe couples should become independent as soon as possible.8) Yes. Did you and your spouse have to ask permission from your parents before you could get married? (5 . Since I am their only child. I am married. and we hope that she will be able to find a job there. That 's why he got the name. and stayed in a small hotel next to the beach. To put it in another way you could say that we are best friends. What responsibilities should a couple take? (5 . . 't mind. What I mean to say is that it all depends on the couple now.8) Yes. Young couples usually do not have a lot of money.8) There are several responsibilities that couples should take. As a matter of fact we both agree that we have a lot to be thankful for. He loves his work. They have to feed the kid and ensure that he/she gets a good education. She has placed her name on a waiting list.degree at a university abroad. A new supermarket in our area will be opened soon. What is your child 's name? Does it have any meaning? (5 . Do you have any children? (5 .8) My wife is a housewife at the moment. not really. and we are very happy together. In earlier times is was customary for the young man to get the permission from his girlfriend 's parents before they could get married. 43. When they are absolutely sure that they are able to adapt to each other 's lifestyles. one-child but because of the policy that will not be possible. In addition. They should try to find ways to make ends meet. 38. We had known each other for many years before we got married. they themselves never had the opportunity to study in foreign countries. as we believe that he is going to become a strong man one day. I will never forget the time we spent there. Do you think couples should live with their parent or on their own? (5 . they would do anything in their power to allow me to have the opportunity. We are planning to start a family as soon as we have with our own apartment. Did you have a honeymoon. and we will be hearing soon from the employment officer. They knew we were going to get married. Generation gap can be the trigger for many quarrels between the young and old generations. but that did I. We are looking for a job for her. 45. What does your husband do? (5 . 42. We went to Dalian for a week. so we do 't have any worries and serious. as we could sit in the evenings on the beach and watch the moon rising over the sea. Is living together without getting married in China? Acceptable (5 . I got married about three years ago. 39. He works for the Department of Health at a hospital near our home. they should be alone as soon as possible. I have a good husband / wife. it was very romantic.8) Definitely the latter. Are you married. and is receiving a good salary. He is responsible for keeping the patient records in the men 's wards. they have to look after their child if they have one. We do not keep any secrets from one another. They should learn how to cope with the money at their disposal. First. 41. 44. For example. There are several reasons why I think couples should as for life on their own. 40.8) My child 's name is Li Ao Sheng. We would both like to have a son and a daughter.8) No. Young people feel that they first want to know each other even better by living together. Also.
and studying should be part of his life from the beginning. In other words. it is not a present day phenomenon. construction work has always been seen as a man 's job. to be a housewife is a job just as any . Things like music. Allow me to explain myself by shortly mentioning the following points : Firstly.8) Sex discrimination against women can still be found in China though the country has tried very hard to eliminate it. If I could do the same for my child I would be happy. 48. 53. even if he/she has made mistakes. there are quite a few. That is. What type of culture do you want your child to grow up in? (5 . What kind of parent do you intend to be? (5 . Firstly. not really. This is against the nature.8) One of the main reasons regarding this topic that I would like to highlight is the fact that men often determine the wages in the companies. Maybe I would be a bit more modern. Lastly. Moreover. Throughout history woman have not enjoyed the same status as men.8) That 's an interesting question. In addition. It is only recently that woman have been filling the same positions as men in the work place.8) Yes. Should housewives be paid a salary by the government? Why? (5-8) Yes. have children and live together in peace and love.8) 52. Last but not the least. For instance. Next. I hope my child will grow up in a culture where the finer things in life are important. women are still regarded as inferior to men. I would try and keep a balance between discipline and freedom. in many communities in China. as it will upset the balance between men and women in China in the years to come. Lastly. I believe housewives should be paid a salary by the government. as more and more woman become the sole breadwinners in families. They will find a good spouse. they will have to be compensated as such irrespective of their sex. Next. the parents will make prints of its hands and feet. 51. Is there any sex discrimination in China? (5 . parents prefer to have a boy as opposed to a girl. just like the ending of a fairy tale. D) WOMAN 52. 53.8) That 'sa good question. the circumstances in our home will be full of love and understanding. What hopes or fears do you have concerning your children? (5 . I wonder if they will have work to do since unemployment rate is so high even now. together with a paintbrush made by using some of the babies hair. I believe my parents raised me well and gave me a good education. raise the kids and serve her husband. I would like to be a strict but fair parent. say. but I will still love her. For example. Furthermore. What are the causes of sex discrimination? (7 . I will not give my child too many freedoms. Are there any traditions around the birth of a baby in your region? (5 . in government. and take photographs of the baby and her. One obvious example is that women who are doing exactly the same job as men are getting smaller salaries. many men still have the traditional idea that a woman should stay at home. For example. After the baby is born. but I will also try to understand and satisfy his needs. 54. I believe that it will take much more time to eradicate this practice. 49. I would like my child to grow up in a culture of love. The prints. will be kept as souvenirs.8) No. I believe that discrimination against woman have deep roots in societies all over the world. the women are not seen as able to do certain jobs as well as men. I would love my child unconditionally. What are the causes of sex discrimination? (5 . This is particularly true in the rural areas. What I mean is that I know my child is not turns. art. I 'd like to mention the following points : first and foremost. I 'd like to mention the following points in this regard. When the baby arrives at home. Describe the position of woman in China? (5 .8) That 'sa broad question. What makes I Worry most is that my children will have a very tough [life. Are you going to bring your children up differently from the way you were brought up? Why? (5 . 50. I hope that they will be happy. the father will give his wife some Flowers. First of all. I believe my parents were unreasonably strict at times. women are not considered for certain high level positions.8) That 's an interesting question.C) CHILDREN 47.
so I not specified 't really have time for anything else. over weekends. but I also have some best friends who I have known for many years. Web cameras by means of what I am able to watch wild animals are doing in many parts of the world. Please allow me to explain. should be friends. the better. For example. the more housewives there are. so I have to do it alone. and we listen and to our favorite music. It is not a science fiction but a documentary on real life events and happenings. We can learn a lot from watching TV and it is a good way to relax.8) Well.6) I prefer to be alone. or just savor some fond memories. but I feel that it is one of the reasons why I have friends. I often have to check the meaning of unfamiliar words in my dictionary.other. which is a slow process taking a lot of time.8) It depends. I used to love playing tennis. So after work I like the company of other people. and they would not mind me saying so. which takes a lot of my time. sometimes I want to be with my friends. 60. What are your spare time interests? (5 . while the documentaries are informative. Soap operas help me to relax. Secondly. In turn. I like reading. my friends know that I will always be available if they turn to me. Surfing on the Internet is of course very time-consuming. Do you prefer to be alone or to be with friends? (7 . For example. 60. 60. I believe that TV has become the best source of information these days. I have a lot of friends.6) I prefer to be with my friends. The program also talks about nature. I know this sounds selfish. I often invite some of my friends over. What are your spare time interests? (7 . it had a program on the latest eclipse of the sun that occurred at the end of the year. What do you usually do in your spare time? (7 . Do you prefer to be alone or to be with friends? (5 .6) 55. after a hard day at work I just want to relax without anybody disturbing me. My favorite program is called 'Discovery'.8) Yes. for example. it is a fast and convenient way to find out about the latest news from all over the world. What do you usually do in your spare time? (5 . .8) Yes. or just Chat the whole evening. In addition. Some of them are only casual friends like my friends at work.8) 55.6) As a matter of fact. surfing on the Internet has been my only interest in leisure time. I have very few spare times these days. Spoken Part1 Fan : PREFERENCES (1) A) SPARE TIME 55. these days. and I know they would do the same for me. and love to look for exciting Web sites that I have not known before. 55. I have just bought my first computer. I will do anything to help them when they need me. Lastly. For example. Sometimes I prefer to be alone. I like to go out with them and enjoy their company stimulation. Those are the times that I might meditate on the meaning of life for example. Do you often watch TV? What is your favorite program? (5 .8) No. For example. I need friends to help me when I am in trouble. 56. Do you think watching TV is a waste of time? (5 . and so lay the foundation of healthy relationships. Husbands and wives. Do you have a lot of friends? (5 . At work I spend most of my time alone in my office. B) FRIENDS 58. I often watch TV. What does friendship mean to you? (5 .8) Friendship is of great importance to me because I believe that it lays solid foundation for many of our relationships. I not specified 't think so. On the other hand. Please allow me to explain. housewives can spend more time with their babies. My studies are so important to me that I have given up all my other activities. Reading to me is a way of studying. 57. I particularly like to watch the polar bears playing with their cubs. 59. Do you prefer to be alone or to be with friends? (5 . For example. Last week it explained how some birds have adapted themselves to survive in a desert. Moreover. but now I simply do not have the time. and one should be paid for what you are doing.
What do you usually do on weekdays and on weekends? ( 5 . which in turn will broaden your views on important issues. 63. have excellent illustrations. Please allow me to explain. Then we would browse around all shops in the malls. On weekends I like to go out with my friends. We go there to play computer games or surf the net to have a Chat with young people abroad. What do you usually do with your friends? (5 . Do you like reading? ( 5 . What do you usually do when you go out? ( 7 . the Japanese cartoons that are common inChina. The topics in it are interesting and the essays are short. net bars are a great place for social gatherings. but it is good entertainment for relaxation.6 ) On weekdays I go to school. We go and visit new shopping malls in the city. Do you like reading? ( 7 . . and generally having a good time. c) WEEKENDS 62. We go to one of the local stadiums where our favorite team will be playing.6 ) I like cartoons.8 ) Yes. I know that some of the plots are silly and overdramatic. 61.6 ) I usually go shopping with my mother. We find very exiting the spectacular crashes and explosions. We often spend hours there at a time. 64. The other interest we share is to play basketball. some of whom I love and some I hate. I like the soap operas like Friends and so on. looking at all the clothes and comparing prices and quality. and have famous actors like ArnoldSchwarzenegger and Tom Cruise playing in them.6 ) On weekdays I go to school.6 ) I usually go to the nearest net bar with some of my friends. 65. For example. 63.6 ) No.61. Maybe the books I have tried were not interesting enough. It seems that I often loose my identity in such a large crowd. We spend many hours playing games or surfing the net. In addition. but just go window-shopping. My friends and I like cartoons very much. I prefer magazines like Crazy English. There we meet other youngsters and just hang around talking. What do you usually do with your friends? (7 . On weekends I like to stay at home. Visiting net bars is one of them. Often we dont actually buy anything. What do you usually do when you go out? ( 5 . d) OUTINGS 63. I can easily spend a weekend watching TV and just relaxing. Firstly. I dont have the patience. We usually challenge to play against another group us. What kinds of books do you like best? ( 5 .8 ) I usually go to watch a football game with some of my friends. as I dont have to think very hard to follow the stories. In addition. I love the excitement and suspense. I believe cartoons are a special form of art. I dont like it. so we find out where a new cartoon in the newspaper and go and watch it is being showed. it contains translations which ensure that I dont have to waste time looking up unfamiliar words. you acquire new knowledge. 62. What do you usually do when you go out? ( 5 . The reason for this is simple. What do you usually do on weekdays and on weekends? ( 5 . I like it very much. These movies are from Hong Kong or Hollywood. and go crazy about the smallest of things. We ladies usually need a lot of clothes to make us look beautiful. so we love to go shopping. Besides.8) We usually go to the movies.6) We do a lot of things together. I know the characters in Friends very well by now. we like to watch a good action movie from time to time. I believe that all of us should read a lot. I have never been able to read a book from start to finish. When you read. For example. Sometimes we sit in a restaurant and have something to drink while we watch the crowds of people go by. e) READING 64.
8 ) No. he looks at the political situation over the past fifty years.8 ) In my opinion. In China. such as her wedding gown and handkerchief used to cover her head. ( 5 . It covers all aspects of the country. and thus gain a broader perspective on the subject at hand. 67. as I do not have time during the week. which was based on racial discrimination and had become known to the world as apartheid. but I have forgotten the name of the book. For example. and this I cannot find in newspapers. It describes the history from the very first days. many love stories have characters who are involved in all sorts of conflicts amongst them. I never read newspaper. First of all. I regularly spend time on my collection. good hobbies are those that give you the opportunity to develop a new skill. and the stamps from other countries often tell something about the countries and their people. and thats all I want to know. I have been collecting stamps for two years. and what are bad hobbies? ( 5 . For example.8 ) Yes. 67. may make you lose the opportunity. It is called The Covenant. I like to read about stories in depth. I am sorry. Describe a book that you have read recently. but focuses on the people of the country. the news on TV is short and to the point. 71. What kinds of books do you like best? ( 7 . 69. One more thing. Another reason is that you are able to meet new friends through your hobby. What are good hobbies. Besides. I also like to read Japanese cartoons. collecting stamps teaches you how to be systematic. the stamps from other countries often tell something about the countries and their people. up to the present. One more thing that newspaper are lack of is the history behind a story. Describe a book that you have read recently. By the Internet I can do some research right away. What color do you like? Why? ( 7 . you have to arrange your collections regularly. For example. which cultivates your habit of being systematic. so you dont have time and energy to do develop other skills. on the other hand. g) COLORS 71. in the hope that it will bring her and her bridegroom some luck in future. I like to read a storyline that is full of intrigue and suspense. Bad hobbies. Websites like CNN contain all the latest news on world events. when you collect stamps. and was written by a famous American author called James Mitchener. Part1 PREFERENCES (2) f) HOBBIES 68. Do you have a hobby? ( 5 . the hobby will teach you some self-discipline and how to be very systematic. Firstly. and you will not be bored easily. I have used the Internet these days to know whats happening in Chinaand the world. For example. For example.8 ) . then you can discuss your collections together for many hours and its easy for both of you to become friends. The most common one known all over the world since ancient times is the so-called love triangle. Please allow me to explain. 66. ( 7 . you are able to learn more about the world. about two hours every week.8 ) I have recently read a book about the history of South Africa. That is to say.6 ) I prefer red. 70.65. Im interested in stamp collecting.6 ) I have read a book about the life of Michael Jordan. Do you often read the newspapers? ( 7 . If you have a common interest with someone else.6 ) No. I watch TV if I want to know what is happening inChina and the world. Do you often read newspapers? ( 5 . This is mainly over weekends. TV and computer games will waste a lot of your time. 69. What color do you like? Why? ( 5 . red is associated with life and good luck. 66.8 ) I like novels.8 ) The hobby provides fun as well as knowledge.6 ) Stamps provide rich knowledge. Why have you chosen this hobby? ( 7 . It takes too much time to read newspapers. For example. A traditional Chinese bride wears something red on her wedding day. What I mean to say is that you can get stamps from every country in the world. Why have you chosen this hobby? ( 5 .
as apposed to blue in the most of the western cultures.6 ) Yes. This symbolizes the energy and warmth to be found in the nation. Do you often go to the theater? ( 5 . I hate shopping. Many artists are known to use yellow in their paintings. In films there are a wide range of genres ranging from comedy and drama. In addition. Another example would be the thriller Silence of the Lambs with my favorite actor Anthony Hopkins playing the leading role.8 ) No.8 ) No. however. 75. For instance. I have never been to the theater. Do colors have some symbolic meaning in China? ( 5 . What I mean to say is that the actors are on the same stage the whole time. Lastly. I like to go to the shops and see what they have to offer. yellow symbolizes the sun. in times of sadness and mourning. shopping is the most basic activity in a capitalistic society.If I had to describe my favorite color. Secondly. First of all. so a bride would wear some red on her wedding day. To be more specific. which in turn is the primary source of life. which has been described as the most expensive film ever made. 71. It also signifies good luck. In addition. Please allow me to explain. It had me on the edge of my seat for most of the time. of a vibrant life. They only tell you about the positive aspects of their product. I would like to mention that yellow is a practical color. What I mean to say is that it reminds me of energy and warmth. but would never mention the disadvantages. Vincent van Gogh is famous for the yellow sunflowers in some of his paintings. For example. . It is too expensive for me. 73. Lastly. to horror and science fiction. South Africa has a broad yellow band in their newly designed flag. it is significant that the national flag of China has a red background. i) MOVIES 74. Secondly. I usually go with some friends to watch the latest action movies or comedies. For example. colors certainly have a lot of meaning in China. would be called a yellow movie. I love to find out about any new products on the market and how they can possibly make my life easier. I go to the cinema as often as possible. 74. as apposed to black in most of the western cultures. For example.8 ) Yes. Secondly. I love shopping. and it does not get dirty too easily. here a blue movie. I think that yellow has a specific meaning to Chinese people. brown and gray usually make me feel depressed. What I mean to say is that somebody has a product which they would like you to buy from them whether you really need it or not. What color do you like? Why? ( 7 . I believe that the theater is boring. Many countries have yellow in their national flags. We have a great time when our favorite star is playing a lead role in the movie. Do you like / enjoy shopping? ( 5 . The extent to which the producers attended to the details of the original ship was astounding. for example. to me. we believe that it symbolizes the energy radiated by the sun. you can wear yellow with almost any color. Do you often go to the cinema? ( 5 . I go to the cinema as often as possible. we use white to express our feelings. I prefer to go to the cinema. I would choose yellow. Do you often go to the cinema? ( 7 . usually after you have bought the product. Red is symbolic. I think that white has a special meaning to us. I browse around and compare the prices before a buy something.8 ) Yellow is my favorite color. This you have to find out for yourself. h) SHOPPING 73. They lure you into their shops and malls by advertising their goods on TV and in the newspapers. For example. which we believe are one of the dominant characteristics of the country and its people. Firstly. For example. it also signifies the obscene. That is to say. Please allow me to explain. Firstly. I do the shopping of all our household needs.6 ) Yes. recently I have seen the movie Titanic. I believe that films are a wonderful form of art. Do you like / enjoy shopping? ( 7 . 72. I cannot see how that can be as exciting as a good movie. yellow is a bright color as apposed to dull colors like brown and gray.8 ) Yes.
I listen to music much more. or it can provide us with the rhythm to dance to. 77. Do you think music is important? ( 5 . How long do you listen to music everyday? ( 5 . I can travel to any city. Do you like music? ( 5 . Robbie Williams in Mrs. My parents and I traveled there by train. j) MUSIC 78. I would.8 ) In China I like to travel by train. I would invite my best friend over to my place. We went to see my grandmother who has been ill lately. ( 5 . 82. Do you like traveling? ( 5 . I cannot imagine what my life would be like without music. Thats why I consider time my competitor. so I have to run against time and do my things as fast as possible. They live on a farm and dont even have a computer for me to play on. and never seems to be worried about the situations that he finds himself in. On weekends. Firstly.8 ) Oh. First of all. 83. Allow me to explain. time is my competitor. Who is your favorite movie star? Describe him / her. For example. I have not traveled to a foreign country yet. pop music is simple to understand. and so on in a comedy. I like it because it is not difficult to understand. What I mean is that I have a good laugh while watching them. when I travel by train I am able to see more of China. pop music is lively. comedies seldom contain violent scenes. I like traveling. and we would listen to our favorite CDs for a few hours at a time. comedies are of great fun. you would not easily find murders. 84. He is handsome and very funny.8 ) 78. Lastly. and it helps me to relax after I have been studying hard for some time. for example. or in the evenings before I go to bed. and I am able to sleep on the train.6 ) Yes. What kind of places do you like to visit? ( 5 .8 ) My favorite movie star is Jackie Cheng.8 ) I like to visit places where there is a lot of entertainment. Moreover. fighting. Where have you traveled to lately? ( 5 . He always has a smile on his face. and suits me at my age. Firstly. l) Time 85. For example. For example. let me think for a while. How do you usually travel? ( 5 . it is suitable for us to dance on. We can use it to sooth our minds after a hard day at work. Lastly. 80. What I mean to say is that the people that you meet along the way are usually interesting. Secondly. I believe that traveling is always educational.8 ) I like comedies. First of all.76. one can chat with other passengers about where they are going. What kinds of movies do you like best? ( 5 . For instance. For example. For instance. comedies often contain excellent acting by famous stars. I always have a lot of things to do and a lot of dreams to fulfill. however. I hope the places I go to have coffee shops and theaters at least. Firstly. the city has left me a deep impression for its fresh air and clean environment. . I like music very much. What kind of music do you enjoy most? ( 5 . Doubtfire is considered one of the most extraordinary performances ever by an actor. That is to say. I guess I listen to music for about half an hour every day. In addition. For example. and why they are traveling. I dont like it when we go and visit my grandparents in the countryside.8 ) Yes. the trains in China are convenient and comfortable. shooting. listen when I get home from school.8 ) I like pop music very much. 79. Secondly. For example. What I mean to say is that us youngsters like to listen to music that fits in with the way we feel Secondly.8 ) I traveled to Dalian last month. I enjoyed the trip as I have not been to Dalian before. Lastly. k) TRAVELLING 81. usually has a good rhythm. I believe music plays an important part in peoples lives. I wish I were able to travel more. traveling on a train is a social event as well. What do you think of time? To me.
I must apologize sincerely to others.86. Of course. they show disrespect to others because others have to wait for them. I may also have the feeling of being embarrassed and shameful.cnielts. I have few chances to do so because generally I am always punctual. 87.htm . Generally. Moreover. Whenever I show up late. Remark : http://www. How do you think of being late? It is quite rude to be late.com/ielts/14293. people who dont show up on time are considered impolite. How do you feel if you are late? How will others feel? I will feel quite sorry for those who have to wait for me.
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