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Speaking memories – 4th Dec 2011(USA) 1. What is your full name? 2. Show your identification. 3. Are you from a small town or a big city? 4. Tell something about your city. 5. Why do you like it? 6. What do you like the most about your city? 7. How are people in your city? 8. How do you spend time on weekends? 9. Do you think doing something different on the weekends is important? Why? 10. With whom do you prefer to spend weekends? Friends or Family? Why? 11. What kind of get together do you have with your family? Cue card Talk about a city or a town you like to visit. Why do you like that city? When did you go there first? How often do you go there? With whom do you go there? Follow-ups Many people move to bigger cities from small towns/villages, what do you think the impact is on those villages? What should the government do to help the villages?
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Cue card Where would you like to travel in future Where you want to go With whom you want to go How you want to go Follow up questions How is travelling different these days as compared to earlier days? What problems people face nowadays while travelling? What type of places people like to visit? What is better – travelling alone or in a group? What qualities should be there in a travelling companion?
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Speaking memories – 4th Dec 2011(Jasdeep) What is your full name? What do you like in your house or apartment the most? Would you like to change anything in your house? What makes you happy? Is money important for happiness? What is the importance of happiness? Is unhappiness always a bad thing? Cue card:Talk about your neighbour Who is he or she? How do you know him? What do you like the most about him? Follow-ups What is the importance of having neighbours? Are there any community events held in your neighbourhood What is the importance of such types of events? What are the effects of these types of events on society? Cue card Talk about one of your neighbours Who is he What kind of person he is How often do you see him What do you feel about this person Follow ups What is the importance of neighbours in today‟s life? Do you think they are less interfering than the past? Do you feel in your society neighbours respect other neighbours privacy? What type of community events are there in your culture in which all neighbours sit together and celebrate something? Are community events important? Cue card Describe a neighbor you know well • Who is she/he • How do you him/her, how long? • Why you like him? Discussion Why we need neighbors? Is there any advantages & disadvantages? How long you meet them each other? Will you meet them during special occasions such as New Year? What social work does your neighbor do? What are the advantages or disadvantages of keeping social group?
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Speaking memories 18th Nov 2011 1. What is your full name? 2. Are you a student or working? 3. What noise do you like? 4. What noise do you dislike? 5. Do you find it comfortable to work in a noisy place? 6. What are the sources of noise in cities? 7. What were your subjects in college? 8. Do you think, in your country people study the subject which you studied? 9. What subject would you opt for when you go abroad for study? 10. How often do you send e-mails or letters? 11. To whom do you send e-mails or letters? Cue card Talk about your dream home - Where it would be - What kind of house it would be - With whom you would like to live there Follow ups 1. Do you think you would be able to live in such a house? 2. What is the difference in houses here and in foreign countries? 3. In Punjab what sort of houses are there in the countryside and in cities? 4. What are the benefits of living in apartments in comparison to houses?
work or study 4. Do you do any exercise? 7. Do you think we should see ads or not? 2.kiransielts. Which exercise is suitable for all ages? 8. Should there be any rules and regulations regarding ads? 6. Where do you come from? 3. Do you think. Should they do like this? 4. Do you keep your e-mails or letters? 11. To save your data. What effect it has on children? 5. Do people buy foreign products because of ads? 2. Do you send e-mails or letters? 10. What is the impact of ads on children? 3. What is your full name? 2. do you use pen-paper or computer? Cue card Talk about an advertisement you saw and liked .What was it . Should ads be banned? .blogspot.com 4 Speaking memories 18th Nov 2011 1. In which college did you study? 5. What do advertisers do to attract customers? 3. What do you do .Where did you see it . Should some ads be banned? Cue card Talk about an advertisement you saw recently Why did you like it Why do you remember it 1. in your country people study the subject which you studied? 6. Which game would you like to learn in future? 9.Why do you remember it Follow ups 1.
Do you think family events play an important role in bonding families together? 10. What facilities were available there when you studied? 6. Are elderly people important? 4. What are the benefits of living together with grandparents? 6. Do you think joint families have some kind of effect on children? 7. How may I address you? 3. In which school did you study? 5. Do you like these kinds of events? 3. What is your full name? 2.kiransielts.com 5 Speaking memories 17th Nov 2011 1. What sort of teachers were there in your school? 7.What it was Where that event happened . How did you get to school? Cue card Describe a family event that you enjoyed the most Talk about an event you enjoyed When that event happened . How people enjoy these types of events? 2.blogspot. Do you think eating meals together has some significance in families especially in Indian families? . Should elderly people live separately or with their children? 9. Where do you come from? 4.Who was involved in that event Why that event was special to you . What are the advantages of living with elderly people? 8. What can children learn from their elderly? 5.How you enjoyed that event Follow ups 1.
Do you belong to a rural or urban area? 5.blogspot. May I know your full name? 2. Can good students study outside class without teacher? How? 2. Do you work or study? 3. Do you want to keep your emails and letters? 8. What good places do students have outside class? 3.kiransielts.When did you study together . Is your home town a good place for young people? 6.What is his name .What qualities did you like in him Follow ups 1.com 6 Speaking memories 5th Nov 2011 1. What are the qualities of a good student? . How do children celebrate birthdays? 9. Do you prefer e-mails or letters? 7. What are you doing right now? 4. Why do people remember birthdates? 10. Do children like to spend birthday with family or friends? Cue card Talk about a good student you studied with .
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Please say .Whom do you prefer to do it with? Discussion . Whom do you send e-mails or letters? 10. What are you doing now? Job or study? 4. What is the importance of outdoor activities? 2.How can parents prevent children from these kinds of games? .When was the last time you did an outdoor activity? . What activities young people do and what old people do? 3. May I see your ID? 3.What activity is it? .When you started doing it . Why did you choose to study in this particular field? 5. What is the effect of electronic games on children? 4.blogspot.What about governments and the media. What do you mean by reflexes? 6. What is the importance of letters in your life? Cue card Outdoor activity . can they help? . What should parents do to encourage children to play outdoor games? 8.Do you think computer games are good? .What are the drawbacks of computer games? . Do you prefer outdoor or indoor activities? 7.kiransielts. What are the disadvantages of electronic games? Cue Card Describe an outdoor activity that you enjoy.What activity it is .Do you think schools can do anything about this issue? . What are the advantages of electronic games? 5. Are e-mails more important or letters? 8. What are you future plans? 7. Do you think that course will be useful for you in future? 6.com 8 Speaking memories (20th October.Did you suggest this activity to anyone Follow-ups 1. May I know your name please? 2.Where and when do you do it? . What is the future of letters? 9.With whom you do .2011) 1.
Would you like to read it again? Another similar cue card Talk about a book that you have read but you would like to read again.kiransielts. 2. 7. 4. Please say: .What did you like or dislike about the book? .blogspot.Who wrote it? . Interview What is your name? What can I call you? Where are you from? Tell me about your hometown.When did you read it? . 4.Why do you like it so much? . Do you think technology has impacted the reading habits of youngsters? Should children be encouraged for reading? Do you think books will disappear in the future? Which type of books do people read in your society - .Who is the author? . Can you describe the people of your hometown? What do you usually do on weekends? What did you do last weekend? Do you have plans for the next weekend? Cue card Talk about your favorite book.com 9 1. 2. 2.Did any of your friends read the book too? Follow ups What kind of books do people of your country read? What do you think about people who like to buy and own books? Cue card Describe a book which you would like to read again Which book is it Where did you read it Why do you think it would be useful in the future Follow up questions 1. 1. 8. 5. Please say . 6. 3. 3.
at what age do people celebrate their most important birthday? What do people do on their birthdays? Cue Card I‟d like you to talk about a photograph you once took. 2. 1. 6. 4.What it shows . 7. 3. . 4. 5.com 10 1. 2. 3. 4.kiransielts.When you took it .blogspot. 3. Interview Where do you come from? Why do you like the place where you live now? Is it a good place to raise children? When did you first use the Internet? How often do you buy things online? In your country.Why you like this particular photograph Follow up question: Have your friends seen this photograph? Does one necessarily need skills to take a good photograph? What can you say about people who take good pictures. 2. yet have no skills? Why do you think some people don‟t like having their photograph taken? Cue card Describe a photograph that you liked Who took this What was happening around Follow up questions What is the method to keep photographs? What are the new devices which are coming to take photographs? What type of device do people use normally? What are the advantages and disadvantages of keeping photographs in computers? 1. You should say .Who you took it with .
blogspot. 2. 5. Do you prefer self taken photographs or picture post cards? Cue card Talk about a journey that took longer than expected How were you going there Why were you going there With whom were you going Explain why it took longer than expected Follow ups Talk about the transportation system in your home town? Is bicycle not very common? Talk about the advantages and disadvantages of bicycle. How did you get to school? 7. 3. How did people travel in the past? What problems people faced in the past when they travelled to foreign countries? What problems do they face nowadays? 1. Do you take pictures? 11.com 11 Speaking memories ( 11th Oct) 1. Did you like that school? 8. How popular is photography in your country? 12. Do you like photography? 10. . What do you like about your house? 4. 4.kiransielts. Where was your childhood school? 6. What would you like to change in your home? 5. Do you think that this school is really good? 9. Can I see your ID? 3. 6. May I know your full name? 2.
Do they require confidence? . Do you like your job? 4.blogspot. businessman or a politician Who is he What does he do What are his qualities What made him successful - Follow up questions 1.kiransielts. Did you have difficulty getting your current job? Cue Card Describe a leader in your life who impressed you the most. What is your name? 2. What are leadership qualities? 2. Why do you like it? 5. Do leaders have too much control on their followers? 3.com 12 Interview 1. Is it good to have a leader in your life? 4. Some believe people you shouldn‟t follow a leader. Would you like to be a leader? 2. what is your view? Cue card Talk about a leader whom you like – a sportsman. Please say . Do you work or study? 3.How do you know him/her? Discussion 1.What were his/her qualities? .Where have you met him/her? . What are the most important qualities for a leader? 3.
com 13 Intro 1. Why do you like that song? When was the first time you listened to that song? Do your friends like that song? Follow ups Do teenagers and adults enjoy the same kind of songs? What are the factors which make people like a song? In which occasions do people in your country sing together? Which kind of songs are suitable for children? Why? . What do you feel when you sing a song? Cue card Think about a song of your childhood. Tell me about your house/flat How often do you use your computer? and What do you often use it for? What things would you like to learn about computers? What are popular kinds of food in India? Describe a song 1. What do you think in the case one of your friend always sings in friend meetings although he/she sings very badly? 3. 2. Why some people prefer to sing in a private room? Cue card Talk about your favourite song Where did you hear this song How do you feel when you listen this song Follow up questions Can everybody sing? What sort of profession is singing? What does a singer gain if he chooses this profession? What sort of songs are preferred by the young? Cue card Talk about a song which you heard for the first time When and where did you hear that song What thing you remember when you hear that song 1. 2. 4. Do you think talent or practice is more important to sing well? 4. 3. - Follow up questions 1. 3.blogspot.What do you think people can learn from singing? 2. 4. Why some people like singing in the front of others? 5. Do you sing a song? 2.kiransielts.
On what occasions people dance in your country? 11. They are stuck to their own feelings. Cue card Talk about a situation when you were a little angry What was the situation Where was it Who was there Follow up Do you think it is good to hide one‟s emotions? In your opinion. Did you face any difficulty in finding this job? 6. What are you doing – working or studying? 4. What do you like in your job? 5. Do you think it is good? 6. 4. What is your full name? 2. Have you ever learnt dancing? 10.com 14 Speaking memories ( 24th Sept) 1. Did you find any difficulty in using the mobile phone? 8. In your opinion who expresses his feelings openly – men or women? .kiransielts. 5.blogspot. should one hide one‟s feelings or express them? How do people in your country express their feelings? Some people can understand others feelings by seeing them? Do you think it is like that? Some people don‟t care about others feelings. Do you prefer to talk on phone or use text message and why? 9. Can I see your identity? 3. Do you think children should learn to understand others feelings? 7. Do you enjoy when you see other people dancing? 12. Do you think mobile phones are good for use? Why? 7. 3. 2. How do you feel when you see other people dancing? 1.
5. 7. 3.kiransielts. 1. 2.com 15 1. 4. 6. 5.blogspot. 2. 7. Speaking memories ( 18th Sept) May I know you name please? Tell me about your hometown? Is it a city or a village? What can young people do there? What are the advantages of cell phones? Where do you use them most? Will they be used more or less in the future? Cue Card Describe an interesting public place Follow up What other public places are there? How should the public places be? Should pets be allowed in public places? Would you prefer parks or beaches? Are there enough public places in the city and why? Do you like to travel With whom do you like to travel? Talk about a place you would like to visit? . 6. 8. 3. 4.
Introduction questions What is your full-name? Are you a student or working? What are you studying? What are your subjects and why you choose these? which is popular food in you country? which type of food you can prepare at home? What do you think people should eat food together at home? cue card Describe an enjoyable conversation on phone which you have had recently? who spoke on phone? what was the conversation? how much time it lasted?? Follow up questions Is mobile phone useful? what are the uses of mobile phone? what type of people use mobile phone? younger and old people use mobile phones for which purpose ? why people prefer mobile phone? is it easy to talk on phone?? 1. 4. 7. 6.blogspot. . 5. 6. 2. 4.com 16 1. 2. 5. 3. 3.kiransielts.
Why people see Hollywood movies even though there are many movies in India? How does watching Hollywood movies affect Indian culture? What positive impact does this have? What are the advantages and disadvantages of becoming an actor? . 5. 4.kiransielts.com 17 1. 2011) Introduction questions What is your name? What should I call you? Where do you come from? What do you like about your house? Which room in your house do you like the most? Do you want to change anything in your house? What is the weather like in your country? Cue card Talk about a Hollywood movie which you recently watched Where did you see it What did you like or dislike about it Follow up questions - 1. 4. 3. 6. 7. 3.blogspot. 2. Speaking memories ( Atul – 2nd Sept. 2.
Do you work or study? 3. Follow up questions How people spend their free time? Do you think people in past had more free time than today? Do you think men have more free time than women? How should children spend their free time? Any suggestions? Parents and children spend their free time doing similar activities. Is unhappiness always a bad thing? 6.What was the activity . Do you think the amount of free time has changed compared to your parents‟ generation? .blogspot. Is there any time when you want to be alone? Cue card Talk about an unusual activity you did in your free time . 2. What is your favorite type of photography? 4. is it important ? Follow ups How you spend your free time? How do children spend free time in your country? What children do in their free time? What parents do in their free time? How people spend free time? Do you think people in the present time enjoy more free time than in the past? Children should spend their free time with their parents of all alone? Cue Card Talk about an unusual experience you‟ve had recently.With whom did you do it . May I know your name please? 2. Does it vary for men and women? 6. Where is your home or apartment? 9. Is it common to take photos for people in your country? 5. What do you like to do with your friends? 14. Do men have more free time than women? 10. Do you like to take pictures? 2. When do you feel happy? 4. Discussion 1.What was interesting or unusual in it 1. Is home cooked food better than ready to eat food? 8. 5. What is happiness according to different people? 5.com Introductory questions 18 1. Are they different for men and women? 9. What is more important for you – spending time with family or friends? 15.kiransielts. How often do you do it? 3.Why did you do it . 4. 3. What food is popular in your culture? 7. Do you prefer to buy pictures or postcards when you visit a place or to take a few photos of it? 7. When do you spend time with your family and friends? 13. What is your favourite room in your house? 11. What are popular pastimes in your country? 8. What would you like to change in your home? 12. What do you like about your house? 10.
Are you a student or working? 7. What do your friends call you? 4.com 19 1. 4. What motivated you to learn dancing? 10.blogspot. How do you feel when you see somebody else dance? 11. Where are you from? 5. When do people dance in your culture? 12.kiransielts. What programmes do you see? Cue card Describe a street that you know Where is it located What buildings are there on the street How often do you go on that street Follow ups What are the differences between the village and city living? What can be done by people themselves to minimize pollution? Where would you like to live? Why not in villages as villages are relatively pollution free. What is your full name? 2. . Do you watch TV? 13. Do you like dancing? 8. How can I call you? 3. How often do you dance? 9. 3. 1. Can I see your identification? 6. 2.
Where do you work? 5. If you get a chance to go on a long trip where would you like to go? Cue card Talk about an expensive thing you bought? When did you buy it Why did you buy it Follow up questions 1. Who is more important – your work or the people you work with? 6. Do you think that people waste money on brands? 3. Do you study or work? 4. Why do people buy branded things? 2. How many people use animals for farming nowadays? 8.blogspot. What is your full name? 2. Where do you come from? 3. What is your school‟s name? 9. Do people keep pet animals in your country? 7. Do people want to copy people of high status when they buy branded things? .com 20 1. Did you choose your school for study? 10.kiransielts.
6. 2. 5. 3.kiransielts. 5. 6. 2. 7. 5. 4. 2. how much importance is given to clothes? . 1. Cue card What type of clothes you like to wear From where do you buy the clothes What things you consider while buying clothes Why you like these clothes How often you go for shopping Follow ups How much you spend on your clothes? How do you come to know about the latest fashion? What do clothes express about a person? To what extent should we follow fashion? What sort of clothes are popular in India? What is the major influence when we choose clothes? Do you think it is good to spend a lot of money on clothes? In your country. 3. 8. 3.com 21 1. 4.blogspot. 6. Speaking memories 29th July (Sakshi) What is your full name? Do you work or study? What makes you happy? What do you think about happiness? Is money important for happiness? Is unhappiness always a bad thing? Cue card Describe the clothes you like to wear From where you buy clothes How often you shop for clothes What do you consider before buying clothes Follow up questions What is the importance of clothes? What do you think about people who wear different type of clothes? How do clothes describe a person‟s personality? Do you think young generation is more concerned about fashion Why do they do so? What are the negative impacts? 1. 4.
Did you have any problem finding this job? 7. What are the disadvantages of indoor games? 3. May I know your full name? 2. How do you remember numbers? 12. Do young people respect the elderly? . What part of your job you like the most? 6. Is there any special importance of numbers in your country? Cue card Talk about a child that you know Who is the child Since when you know him How do you feel when you are with him Follow up questions 1. Would you like to continue this job? 9. Are you working or studying? 5.com 22 Speaking memories 27th June 2011 1.blogspot. Is it a nice place to grow up? 4. What are the advantages of outdoor games? 2. What kind of numbers do you like? 11. Which part of your job do you like the most? 8.kiransielts. Where do you come from? 3. Do you like numbers? 10.
blogspot. What is your favorite room? 7. How many types of newspapers are there in your country 2. 5. Follow ups 1. Talk about the place you live in. Are national or international news important 4. Which flowers do you like most and why 11. Say the different ways flowers are used in your country. Where do you stay 3. What TV programs did you like in your childhood? 10. How do news affect our lives . Are they important in your life 3. who was involved in it how did people respond. What do you like or dislike about your home? 6. What TV programs do you like the most? 9. Say something about your hometown 4. What's your name? 2.kiransielts. Cue Card Discuss about recent news you came across.com 23 1. Are there any possible improvements that can be done in your home? 8.
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should we help him? . If during adventure sports anyone needs help. What did you find most interesting in your study? 5. What movies do you like now? 7. What movies did you like in your childhood? 6.kiransielts. Is there any meaning of numbers? 12. Do children have more independence today than in the past? 9. May I know your full name? 2.blogspot. Should adventurous people be supported by society? 2. Do you study or work? 3. What is your qualification? 4.com 25 1. How should parents encourage children to be independent? 11. What number is important in your country? Cue card Talk about an adventurous person you know Follow up questions 1. Why has your taste changed? 8. Should there be strict rules for children? 10.
will he/she discuss them first with family? .In your tradition.Why do you think others will follow your friend? .Who will make decisions? .When making decisions.Do family members usually support the leader? .In your country.When and where have you met him/her? .Do you think in the future leaders will take the position as decision makers? .What are the characteristics of a good leader? .Why does he/she act as a leader? .Do you think you are a good leader? Cue Card Talk about your friend.com 26 Interview . who will act as a leader in a family? . Please say: .blogspot.Do you believe in numbers? .kiransielts.Do you think your friend is a good leader? .What do you like the most about your friend? .What do others think of your friend? .What is your full name? .What are the good qualities of your friend? Discussion .Do you collect coins? .Are you a student? .Do people believe in numbers in your country? .What do you like the most about this subject? . will the leader co-operate with family members? .Why did you choose this subject? .How do you prefer to be called? .
Let's talk about outdoor activities. How long have you lived there? 4. Whom did you go there with? Why did you like/dislike this place? Why it was interesting to you? When did you go there? Part 3: Do you think that it is important to learn the oceans and why? Do you think the oceans should be protected by international agreement? Do you think the environmental problems can affect the oceans? . What type of weather do you like? 13. What do you like about the place you live? 3. Where do you live at the moment? 2. Should they do swimming in a pond or pool? 12.com 27 1. Do you have festivals related to flowers in your country? 8.blogspot. Have you ever learnt swimming? Why? / Why not? 10. Do you like outdoor activities? Why? 5. What is your name? 9. Do you like flowers? 6.kiransielts. river/ you have been to when you were child. Do flowers have any meaning in your country? 7. lake. Should children learn swimming? 11. What weather people like in your country Part 2: Describe a place near water/sea.
com 28 Part 1: 1.blogspot. What do you love about your university? 5. How often do you watch TV? 11. How is the noise level in your city? 2. What kinds of outdoor activities are popular in your city? 8.Do you think there is a difference in relaxation activities between old and young people? . What is the importance of belong to a certain group? 5. Do you think it is important to be alone sometimes? 4.Why does it help you relax? Discussion . Where are you from? 2. Are you student or do you work? 3. What kinds of concerts are popular in your town? 9. What do you want to do in the future? 4. What do you do in your free time? 7.Where is this place? . What are problem you could have if you go out together in big group? Cue Card Describe a place outdoors where you go to relax. Did you like action movies when you were a child? 13. What kind of gifts did you like to receive? 14. Teachers and people you study with. which one is more important? 6.kiransielts. What is the latest concert you watched on TV? 10. What kind of films do you like? 12. Where does noise in urban areas come from? 3. Please say: . When was the last time you bought a bouquet of flowers? Part 2: Describe a peaceful place you visited: Where is it? When did you visit it? What did you do? Why do you love it? Part 3: 1.Do you think it is more difficult to relax when you are at home? .How often do you go there? .
How can you say that home-made food is good and hygienic? Cue .blogspot. What should I call you? 3.com 29 Speaking 1. What type of food do you like to eat? 10.what it is famous for? .where it is? . Is eating together on dining table good or bad and why? 11.Card Describe the shop you like to visit? You should say: . What is the popular food in your culture? 5. Can every person become a good singer if given good training? 9. Should children learn how to eat with family? 12. What is your full name? 2. Is junk food better or home-made food? 13. What colours do you prefer to buy / wear – light or dark and why? 7. Do you work or study? 4.kiransielts. To what extent is singing important in your culture? 8. To what extent are colours important when you go for shopping? 6.how you went first time there? Follow ups 1) Do you recommend people to visit that shop? 2) Do you think people take shopping as one of the leisure activity? 3) Have you ever seen males shopping for their leisure? 4) Is there any difference between the shops of your home town and Ludhiana? .
What are people collecting in your country? 11. Why you collect them? 10. You should say: Who was that person? Why you visited him or her? How long was the visit? And explain why this visit was particular to you. Do you collect anything? 9.com 30 1. 5. Describe your first school? How you used to go to school? Did you learn to make handicrafts in school? Is your home town famous for handicrafts? Do you like birds? Why birds are important in our life? Why? Should people protect birds? Why? Let‟s talk about collecting things like CDs or stamp collecting. 3. 7. Do you think in future people will be collecting things? Part 2 Describe a visit you have done to a member of your family. 2. 4. How are foreign visitors greeted in your country? 2. Part 3 1.kiransielts. How you welcome a visitor to your house . 6.blogspot. 8.
Are there programs you can learn something from? .blogspot. Is it a nice place to live? 5. Do you trust online shopping? 8. Have you ever bought a thing from online shopping? 9. Children should be involved in household work or not? Cue Card Talk about a program you watched on TV and learned something from. Do you live in a city. Is it good for young people? 6.What about the people who participate in reality shows? How do they become famous? .com 31 Interview 1. What about Art? Are you good at drawing? 13.What was it about? . Do you like Flowers 12. a town or a village? 4. What can you do in your hometown? 7.How does a person become famous? . How do young kids celebrate their birthdays in your country? 10. Please say: .kiransielts.When and where did you watch it? .Do you watch TV often? . What is your full name? 2. How are birthdays important to them? 11.What did you learn from the program? Discussion . May I see you ID card? 3.Why did you watch it? .
kiransielts. Why should teachers have high salaries? Speaking memories 10th December 2011 1. Do you work or study? 4.How do you know him . Can children teach anything to their elderly? 6. When did you first use the internet? 9. Do you have any plans for the next weekend? 7. How do you spend your weekends? 6. Where do you come from – is it a city. Where do you come from? 3. What do children learn from the elderly? 4.blogspot. Do you enjoy your weekends now or did you enjoy them more in childhood? 8. town or village? 5. Do children like today‟s lifestyle? 9. Which jobs should have more salary? 2. Do old people want to learn from their children? . Can children learn anything from the elderly? 5.Why do you find him interesting to talk to Follow ups 1. Should the elderly live with family? 2. Is internet a source of knowledge? Cue card An old person you like to talk to . Is it a good place for the youth? 7. Do you enjoy your job? 5. Do you think you will use the phone more or less in the future? Talk about a job you would like to do in the future Which job is it What qualifications are needed for this job Do you know anyone who is in this job 1. How may I call you? 3. What is your full name? 2. May I see your identification? 4. May I know your full name? 2. What are the benefits if the old people stay with family? 3. which profession should be the highest paid 3.Who is he . What do you like in your village? 6. Do you like to call from your phone or do text message? 10. Out of the good professions. What noise do you like and dislike? 8.com 32 Speaking memories 9th December 2011 1.
What is happiness? 9. Do you like light or dark colours.Did you ever have any problem with your cell phone? 1. Did colour matter to you when you were a child? 8. 7.kiransielts.What are the advantages for young people in your village? .com 33 1.blogspot. 4. Do you choose colours while buying things? Why? 14. Do you think about colour when you buy anything? 6. What do you watch on TV? 9. Is a person with too much money happy? Interview . Do you like colours? Why? 12. What is the major influence on children of eating together? 6. 3. Which colour you do not want in your home? Why? . Which colour you would not like in your home. 2.Do you send letters or e-mails? Why? .Did you grow up in a village or a city? . Is there a culture in your country to enjoy meals together? 7. Do you follow this tradition in your country? 8. Is unhappiness always a bad things? 10. What is your favour colour? 5. Why do people sit together for meals? 5. Do colours have importance in your country? 13. How much TV did you watch in childhood? 10.What do you usually do with friends? . Where is your home town? 2. What room do you like the most in your home. What things you like about you house or apartment? 3.Do you prefer to go out with your family or friends? . What do children like to watch on TV? 11. What changes you would like to do in your house 4. Talk about your neighbourhood.
Parents feel happy if their children do well in school. Different people have different concepts about happiness. One should not be a workaholic. . A person suffering from cancer can get happiness if a cure is found for his illness. But. They have the burden of adopting the culture. or that the concept of happiness hasn’t change with the passage of time? I believe that concept of happiness has not changed with time. For a nursery student. They are forced by their parents to adopt the traditional culture but they want to adopt the global culture. There were firework displays everywhere. It is the night which tells us the value of day. Do you believe that people used to define happiness in a different way in the past. when India won the cricket World Cup this time it was celebrated all over the world at the same time.kiransielts. They are exposed to a consumerist society in which there are a lot of things which they want to own. What makes people happy? Happiness is a state of mind. 2. unhappiness is not always a bad thing.com 34 Possible answers for some speaking questions Happiness 1. A poor person may get happiness if he wins a lottery. For example. It is the unhappiness which makes us realize the importance of happiness. 4. Is unhappiness always a bad thing? No. Do you believe that old people can be happier than young people? I believe that old people can be happier than young people because young people today have a lot of burden on their shoulders. But they don‟t have the money for them.blogspot. What do you have to do to achieve a long-term happiness? We should have a steady career. One should know how to strike a balance between work and leisure. being able to write „A‟ properly can give happiness. 3. the way people show their happiness has changed because of advancement of technology these days. We should have a good family life and good health. 5. They have the burden of choosing a career.
A policeman‟s job is a very demanding job. So. 7. 5. They always have to be on their toes.kiransielts. I don‟t think so. Law Are judges necessary for law enforcement? Yes judges are necessary for law enforcement because they know all the rules and regulations and are in a position to give adequate punishment. They have to protect peace. Do you think it is a good idea for the police to carry guns around? Yes. Anyone with a high school degree can join the police force. Policemen need to be physically and mentally strong. What are the requirements for becoming police officers? As such there are no requirements for becoming a police officer. a person has to do an LLB course which is of 3 years after graduation or there is a five years law course after senior secondary. 8. Do you think men and women make equally good police officers? Nowadays. I think that men are better suited for this job. One has to clear the entrance examination to get admission in any law college. They have to protect peace. they are given special training in patrolling. What are the requirements for becoming a good lawyer? For becoming a lawyer.com 35 1. anybody can be trained to do any type of job. 2. and self-defense. emergency response. They endanger their life everyday when they deal with crooks.blogspot. After joining the police force. is policeman’s job easy? No. use of firearms. The police have to deal with criminals who may be armed. If people know they will get punished by authorized people they will not go against law and become law-abiding citizens. life and property. Do you think that being a policeman is an easy job in your country? No. They always have to be on their toes. In general. Physical training is another part of most police academies. They have to protect peace. first aid. We have examples of very good women IPS officers like Kiran Bedi but personally I feel that it is a man‟s job. definitely. life and property. What do you think are the responsibilities of a good lawyer? . A policeman‟s job is a very demanding job. Policemen need to be physically and mentally strong. 6. They endanger their life everyday when they deal with crooks. traffic control. I don‟t think so. life and property. They endanger their life everyday when they deal with crooks. If police are not armed then nobody will be afraid of them. Policemen need to be physically and mentally strong. 4. 3. A policeman‟s job is a very demanding job. They always have to be on their toes.
Travelling 1. He should not side with the wrong elements of society. Do you think men and women make equally good lawyers? Yes. Do you think it is important to travel? . This job is also very demanding and I believe that women lawyers also need to be rough and tough.blogspot. It is said that travel broadens the mind. What are the benefits of traveling? There are many benefits of travelling. We get first-hand knowledge of the people and places. He should study each case properly and not use unethical means to defend any client. Women who have a law degree can be equally good lawyers.com 36 The first and foremost responsibility is to provide justice. Nowadays. 9. We come to know about the different cultures and lifestyles of people. 2. anybody can be trained to do any type of job.kiransielts. definitely.
com 37 3. His tastes should be similar to yours. We get firsthand knowledge of the people and places. Are there any problems related to traveling with others? Yes. Do old people in your country have a comfortable life after retirement? Those people who have planned their retirement during their earning years have a comfortable life after retirement. 4. when they finish school? Yes. This concept of traveling after high school is common in the western countries but it is not accepted very well in India. They get first-hand knowledge of the people and places. They get time to realize what they want to become in life. It is considered wastage of money and time here. young people should not go traveling after high school because they are not mature enough to travel alone at that age and moreover. they find it difficult to resume studies after a long gap. What qualities does a person need to be a good traveling companion? A good traveling companion should be co-operative and adjusting. You become more independent as you have to face and solve all your problems alone. They can choose their career path. young people should go out traveling when they finish school because travel broadens the mind. Moreover. OR No. Should young people go out traveling.kiransielts. when you travel alone. You do not get a chance to make new friends. We come to know about the different cultures and lifestyles of people. 7. Old people 1. What are the advantages of traveling alone? There are many advantages of traveling alone. They face many problems such as health problems and financial problems. 6. Yes. It is said that travel broadens the mind. Do you prefer to travel alone or with others? Would you prefer traveling alone or with someone? Why? I would prefer to travel with others because I would not get bored and also I would feel secure because there is always security in numbers. They come to know about the different cultures and lifestyles of people. there are many who cannot save for their retired life. He should have a good sense of humour. there are some problems related to travelling with others. They may also face food and language problems. The small amount of pension they draw is not enough and their children . unfortunately. He should be fun loving. But. They resume their education with added vigour. you make new friends and sometimes such friendships last a lifetime. 5.blogspot. They become independent and mature. it is very important to travel. You may want to do some activity like skiing but your partner may not be interested.
Puzzles contribute to assisting children to develop minds. Improve social interactions. Children will be provided more opportunities to interact with people by playing with them. logical thinking and reinforce problem solving skills that they will need as becoming adults. These types do not always cost parents much and it does not take much time to choose a suitable toy. 2. Other kinds of toys do not only serve entertaining functions but also play educational roles by helping children discover the world. Stimulate creativity and increase children's IQ. increase intelligence quotation. which enhance their activity and aid their bodies to growth strong.blogspot. to throw or catch. They also suffer from isolation as their children and grandchildren do not like to spend time with them. In today's busy life. It is advisable for parents to spend time playing with their children in order to help them build and enhance emotion. Eye-catching colors and distinctive shapes can draw the attention of infants and reinforce their memories due to the repeated appearances in front of their eyes.kiransielts. Some kinds of toys require children to exercise when playing. This physical fitness is extremely important for the later stages of children's lives. Scientists recommended that children should be sent to schools so that they have chances to play games and interact with their classmates. adults sometimes do not have enough time to share with their sons and daughters. parents often decorate their children's living spaces with colorful toys of unique textures. items and people around. This sort of toys and games urge the kids to brain-storm to use and play. recognize and be aware of animals. A puzzle which is based on inquiry process is one of the most popular games and attractive to both children and adults. Advantages of toys for children 1. A ball can also be a useful toy because it encourages children's active play. For infants. 3. Develop physical activity. . With a ball. they can find it interesting to kick. This can help children build strong bones and muscles.com 38 generally do not look after them. They bring good health to children so that they may not be infected by some diseases. enhance coordination between hands and eyes and become more active. which can limit children's emotional development.
which depends on whether parents choose the right toys or not. The investments put in children toys bring huge revenue and reputation to many manufacturers.kiransielts. making toy industry gain a substantial market share. children toys and games can have good or bad effects on children's development. Children toy industry is becoming profitable which attracts an increasing number of investors.blogspot. Parents always want to buy good quality toys for their children and toy makers try to make and innovate children toys to meet the high demand. . It is undeniable that children are receiving more care and love from their families and the whole society. serving an increasing number of consumers.com 39 making them feel more confident or less ashamed when appearing in front of strange people. health and social interactions. In conclusion. either physically or mentally. 4. Opportunity-seeking companies tend to deploy this appealing industry to verify their businesses and expanding their markets. Toy manufacturers are putting much effort in designing high standard toys in order to enhance children's intelligence. Bring profits to manufacturers.
teenagers like songs with fast beats and adults like songs with good lyrics and soft music.kiransielts.com 40 1. 2. 3. Songs Do teenagers and adults enjoy the same kind of songs? It depends on the personal taste. today‟s children are following the global culture and so. What are the factors which make people like a song? A song should have good lyrics. a pleasing voice and a good video to be liked by people. a good composition. anniversaries and national holidays like the Independence Day and so on. marriages.blogspot. 4. people sing together on birthday parties. On which occasions do people in your country sing together? In my country. As it is. they need to be kept in touch with our traditional culture. Generally speaking. Folk songs are a good way to connect with our culture. . Which kinds of songs are suitable for children? Why? I think folk songs are very suitable for children because they keep children connected to our culture and tradition.
boating. Oceans also are used for commerce. Do you think that it is important to learn about the oceans and why? I think it is very important to learn about the oceans. Do you think the oceans should be protected by international agreement? Definitely. and waterskiing. pearls taken from oysters are used in jewelry. the environmental problems can definitely affect the oceans. They also provide a place for recreation. fishing. Without oceans there would be no life on Earth. 3. They also provide a place for recreation. 2. scuba diving. For example. ocean water is also getting heated up and this is affecting marine life.blogspot. We are directly or indirectly influenced by the oceans. and shells and coral are used as building materials. For example. Each year more people are attracted to the sports of swimming. oceans should be protected by international agreement. boating. . People and big industries are dumping their effluents in the oceans and this is a cause for alarm. Each year more people are attracted to the sports of swimming. We are directly or indirectly influenced by the oceans. fishing. scuba diving.kiransielts. Ocean waters serve as a source of food and valuable minerals such as salt which we use daily in our food. Oceans also are used for commerce. and shells and coral are used as building materials.com 41 Oceans 1. and waterskiing. Do you think the environmental problems can affect the oceans? Yes. Ocean waters serve as a source of food and valuable minerals such as salt which we use daily in our food. pearls taken from oysters are used in jewelry. Because of global warming.
. 5. the noise levels are very high. Noise How is the noise level in your city? My city is an industrial city and on top of that it is on the national highway. It has been well said that “two is a company and three is a crowd”. They give us support when we are low in life. 3. It is difficult to organise a big group. It is mentally unhealthy to be alone for long.kiransielts. industries and loud speakers. 2. Do you think it is important to be alone sometimes? It is very important to be alone sometimes. That is why we join social groups and feel part of these groups.com 42 1. So. Social groups are a sort of support system. It could end up in a lot of wastage of time. One needs to share one‟s happiness and sorrows with others. Where does noise in urban areas come from? The noise in urban areas comes from pressure horns of vehicles.blogspot. What is the importance of belonging to a certain group? There is a lot of importance of belonging to a social group. One needs to know about ones likes and dislikes and everyone needs time for one‟s personal work which can be best done in solitude. Mismanagement can lead to conflicts. What are problem you could have if you go out together in big group? There could be a lot of problems in a big group. Man is a social animal and cannot live alone for long. 4. Everyone needs to introspect at times.
4. I don‟t think so. According to Hindu culture numbers play a very important role from the time one is born. But I don‟t attach any significance to them.kiransielts. What do you do to remember them easily? I just remember them because since childhood I have the habit of remembering numbers by relating them to something or the other. 3. which do you remember easily? I remember numbers more easily. 5. However in Sikh culture number 13 is considered lucky because it is related to Guru Nanak Dev Ji‟s popular story in which Tera means God‟s. Universally 13 is considered unlucky. . I believe that all this is superstition.com 43 1. I believe all numbers are lucky. This may be because I relate them to other numbers and remember them. I just like number 7. 2.blogspot. I was born in July. Do you have any numbers that are special to you? Well. Just a difference of a few minutes can make a man a prince or a pauper. in minutes and even seconds. the number of the 'month'. Numbers Do any numbers hold particular meaning in your culture? India has a very diverse culture. which is the 7th month and my date of birth is 16 which also adds up to 7. Between numbers and words. Any number may be good for one person and at the same time bad for another. the time. Do you think people should attach particular meaning to numbers? No. The date.
3. I think it is a matter of personal preference. What problems are involved when cities grow bigger? As cities grow bigger. There will also be pressure on essential services like water supply and sewage disposal. If public transport is good enough then people will be encouraged to live in villages and daily commute to cities to work. and in some ways. Both areas have their own pros and cons. yes. First of all the government needs to understand that cities act as magnets and people are going to be attracted towards them. and why? In some ways.kiransielts. facilities should be provided in villages so that the difference in urban and rural life is minimized. Do you think cities will grow bigger and bigger in coming years? Yes. People also migrate from villages to cities in search of better job prospects. As a result housing will become costlier and slum areas will develop. Cheap and affordable housing should be made available. Cities Do you think people in cities are better off than those in rural areas. no. accidents and pollution will naturally become more widespread. city people are at an advantage but if you prefer a peaceful life then rural areas are better. Traffic congestion. So. 4. as population grows. . In terms of facilities. diseases may spread. definitely. rural and urban areas should be well connected by cheap and affordable public transport which should also be comfortable and very frequent. Finally. cities will have to expand. So. So. 2. Crime will also increase especially petty crime such as pick pocketing and chain snatching. Clean water supply and efficient waste disposal should be there.com 44 1.blogspot. careful planning of cities with the future in mind should be done. there will be overcrowding and congestion. Is there something that can be done to restrict the growth of cities? A lot can be done.
Sometimes we face similar situations in our real life and we try to solve them as these characters have done in movies. 2. Even characters of animals in stories like the thirsty crow are unreal but they give moral lessons to people. We try to relate those characters with people in our real life. We are inspired by them and we want to be like them. This means he should live his role. . He should have the ability to fit into any role. Such characters are role models for them. Character What types of characters do adults usually admire these days? Why? People admire celebrities and sportsmen. Sometimes. How much can a character from a movie affect our real life? Why? A character from a movie can affect our real life in many ways.com 45 1. Why do people still admire the character even if they know it’s not real? People still admire unreal characters because they are entertained by them. He should be versatile. All people have their own fantasies and such characters live their fantasies. They also want to be like them. we relate those characters with ourselves. 3. He should be a good role model for the people. People admire people with real talent. He should try to make the character look real.kiransielts. They also admire young politicians who have the ability to run the nation. 4. What are the characteristics of an actor that is widely admired? The actor should have very good communication skills and also good acting skills. They are inspired by them.blogspot.
they die. Moreover. We are cutting trees. We are hunting animals for meat and their body parts. So. they die.kiransielts. We are cutting trees.blogspot. animals are the beautiful creation of God and we feel happy to see how they live in their natural habitat. What should the government do for the conservation of these species? Government can do a lot. For example. We hardly see any sparrows nowadays. because of all these 3. Why do people like to see animals on TV? We like to see animals on TV because many species of animals are endangered and on the verge of extinction and we can see them only on TV.com 46 1. definitely. What are the reasons that some species of animals and birds are becoming extinct? This is because of many reasons. It can make laws against hunting and cutting trees. Trees are the natural home of animals. Why do children like to have toy animals? . 2. If they have nowhere to live. We are hunting animals for meat and their body parts. If they have nowhere to live. Do you think human activities are affecting wild life? Yes. We are doing unnecessary experiments which are harming animals. Nowadays zoos are very rare and TV is the only source to see animals. We are doing unnecessary experiments which are harming animals. We feel enchanted by their pranks. We hardly see any sparrows nowadays. the rays from telephone towers have affected bird life. Wildlife sanctuaries and parks should be made and maintained well so that they can live in their natural habitat. Even our technology is affecting animals. Trees are the natural home of animals. It can aware people about the importance of animals. the rays from telephone towers have affected bird life. 4. It can have strict punishment for law breakers. For example. Even our technology is affecting animals. So our activities are definitely affecting wild life. 5.
.kiransielts. If any link of this chain is broken. they die. For example if they play with a toy tiger they learn about their national animal. We can stop hunting animals We can become vegetarians We can avoid using technology We should not use leather purses. We can stop cutting trees. We are hunting animals for meat and their body parts. Is animal conservation important? Yes definitely. If they have nowhere to live. If bats die. Let me explain why. So it is very important to conserve.blogspot. These insects will eat our crops. So our activities are definitely affecting wild life. Trees are the natural home of animals. We are cutting trees. For example. Bats eat insects. the number of insects will increase many fold. Let us take the example of bats. Parents also provide toy animals because they are educative. So we will have nothing to eat. They love their pranks. we are all affected.com 47 Animals enchant children. If we do not conserve them. 7. Bats are on the verge of extinction. How can we contribute to the conservation of animals? We can contribute in a number of ways. We are doing unnecessary experiments which are harming animals. What is the effect of humans on animals? Humans have a lot of effect on animals. We hardly see any sparrows nowadays. Even our technology is affecting animals. 6. We should try to reduce pollution. We are all a part of an ecological chain. the rays from telephone towers have affected bird life. 8. They love to play with animal toys. We can aware other ignorant people around us of the importance of animals. we will be in danger.
I think schools should take the onus of imparting social education. How do you think schools can help pupils in developing their social skills? Schools can help in many ways. In a larger school you have many facilities like larger playgrounds and better labs and libraries. children today are being cut off from society and community because they have burden of studies and even their recreational activities are done alone. But on the other hand he may get personal attention as there are lesser number of students in a small school. subject.blogspot. In nuclear families no one is there to teach them such values. For children these days.com 48 Follow up questions related to School. do you think it is easier to make friends in a smaller school or a larger school? I think it is easier to make friends in a small school because there are less number of students and you can easily interact with them and find someone your type. the student may find he has come to a smaller place with lesser facilities such as playgrounds and labs. 3. There are also better extra-curricular activities. . So. schools can have compulsory community service as part of high school curriculum. 2.kiransielts. There can be extra-curricular activities which impart social values. What difference is there in moving from a large to a small school? There are many differences in moving from a bigger to a smaller school. As it is. 4. 5. Do you think social education is important in schools? What are the advantages? I think social education is very important in schools. OR I think it is easier to make friends in a big school because there are many students and you can easily interact with them and find someone your type. On the one hand. First of all teachers can act as role models and teach children basic manners and ethics. what are the benefits of studying in a larger school? There are many benefits of studying in a larger school. teacher 1. Their parents also don‟t have time to give them any social education. Then. OR I think size of the school does not matter in ability to make friends. In your opinion.
Some like to be teachers because they want to remain in touch with academics. They have a passion for teaching. They remain happy because they are doing what they like to do and it gives them job-satisfaction. young children can be easily handled by the teacher. like the . 10. He should have good communication skills. What are the qualities necessary to become a good teacher? A good teacher should have many qualities. What qualifications should a teacher have? A teacher should have the qualifications needed for the subject he has to teach. Then. a teacher should be impartial and should not favour any student. 9. It is a fixed hours job. A teacher should be able to come down to the level of the student and teach him accordingly. In this way it creates interest in the subject also. Apart from that a B. Because. A teacher should know where to be strict and where to be lenient. it is very easy for young persons these days to become teachers because there are so many schools and colleges which require teachers. what will he teach.Ed. Teachers are earning very high pay packages. For example. Teachers are earning very high pay packages. 11. There are so many institutes providing B. If a teacher doesn‟t have good communication skills. So the education is teacher oriented. Teaching is a highly lucrative profession.Ed. So it suits women because they have to look after their families also. the education is student centred. What is the difference in teaching young people and elderly? When a teacher has to teach young children. 8. courses.com 49 6. It also helps in internal assessment of students. the content is decided by the teacher. The elderly have many other sources to learn. 12. So. definitely. Secondly. Is teaching a good job for young people? Yes. nowadays teachers are getting handsome pay packages. how will he teach. degree is mandatory for all teachers in my country. Is it easy for a young person these days to become a teacher? Yes. Moreover. then the students decide the content. Moreover teaching is a highly lucrative profession.blogspot. Students also develop their writing skills. Why do some people like to be a teacher and what are the effects of being a teacher on those people? Some people like to become teachers because it is a noble profession.kiransielts. a good teacher should have depth of knowledge. They learn how to gather material for the assignment. Why teachers give so many assignments to pupils? Teachers give assignments to students so that they learn by doing things. 7. When a teacher has to teach the elderly. if a teacher doesn‟t have depth of knowledge. a science teacher should be a graduate in science subjects. Moreover.
internet. So they only want their doubts clarified by the teacher. To teach the elderly, depth of knowledge is required by the teacher. 13. What do you prefer – studying in a small class or a larger class. I prefer to study in a small class because in a small class I can get more attention of the teacher. 14. Do young children need strict rules to cope with homework? Yes, definitely. If teachers are not strict with homework then children will become careless. As it is, they have so many distractions at home like TV and video games. So if teachers are not strict they will not do their homework. 15. What is the difference in teacher taught relation today and in earlier days? Nowadays the teacher taught relation is very strained. There are mainly two reasons for this. The first is that, earlier teaching was teacher-oriented. Teacher was the only source of knowledge. Now students have so many other sources like the internet and libraries. Secondly, the ugly claws of commercialism have crept into the field of education. Education has become a business and the student is the customer. 16. Do you think teaching is a tough job? Yes, definitely, teaching is a tough job. You need very good communication skills and depth of knowledge. As it is, students have so many sources of learning like libraries and the internet, so, a teacher has to be really very good to be able to teach well. 17. What are the characteristics of a good learner? He should be very attentive in the class. He should be diligent. He should be regular in his homework and other assignments. He should have the guts to approach the teacher if he doesn‟t understand anything. 18. What is the best thing you remember about your teacher? The best thing I remember about my teacher is his warm smile. That made him very approachable. 19. Do you think there is any age limitation in studies? No, I don‟t think there is any age limitation in studies. A person can study at any age. A few days ago I was watching the news when I saw that a grandmother and granddaughter passed their graduation together. 20. Would you choose teaching as a profession? Yes, definitely, I would choose teaching as a profession. It is a highly lucrative profession nowadays and there is no dearth of jobs in this profession. 21. What do you think of people not being into teaching nowadays? Well, maybe they don‟t have the aptitude for teaching. Maybe, they have better paid jobs elsewhere. Maybe they don‟t have good communication skills. Maybe they don‟t have the mandatory B.Ed. degree. 22. What can a government do to encourage people to take up teaching? What actions should governments take to help a graduate student become a teacher?
Governments can provide good salary to teachers. Government can provide good facilities to teachers. Governments can give incentives in the form of free education to their children, free transport facilities, free health facilities and free meals in school hours. Governments can award good teachers. Governments can give good pension for teachers. Governments can provide free higher education to those students who would take up teaching job later on. 23. Can a good teacher remain good even if her students are bad in class? Well, yes a good teacher can remain good at all times. It is his capability to convert bad students to good students. 24. How do teachers contribute to society? Well, teachers are nation builders. They can contribute a lot to society. They can teach moral values and turn students into good professionals and citizens. 25. How do teachers motivate students to learn? Teachers can do so in many ways. They can give them incentives in the form of prizes and also give them group assignments which make learning fun. They can use innovative methods of teaching by using AV aids (audiovisual aids) 26. Who do you think children nowadays should follow - their parents or their teachers? Children should follow both. They need guidance from both parents and teachers. If parents are illiterate, then of course teachers play a better role. 27. Do you think nowadays there is less value in a teacher‟s job? Well, no, and yes. No, because teaching is a highly lucrative profession these days and Yes, because nowadays the teacher taught relation is very strained. There are mainly two reasons for this. The first is that, earlier teaching was teacher-oriented. Teacher was the only source of knowledge. Now students have so many other sources like the internet and libraries. Secondly, the ugly claws of commercialism have crept into the field of education. Education has become a business and the student is the customer.
A few speaking questions - Dancing 1. When was the last time you went to a place where people go to dance in your country? I have never been to any such place where people specially go to dance. In my country people specially go to dance in discos, pubs and clubs. But there are no such places in my home town. I love to dance on family functions. 2. When was the last occasion when you danced a lot? The last occasion I danced a lot was last Sunday. It was my friend‟s birthday. He invited us to his home. We danced a lot on that day. 3. Do you like dancing?
Yes, I love dancing. I dance on all family functions like marriage parties and birthday parties. Have you ever learnt dancing? Why? / Why not? No, I have never learnt dancing. Unfortunately, there are no places in my hometown where dance is taught. All the steps I know, I‟ve learnt from TV programmes and movies. OR Yes, I‟ve learnt dancing. There is a very nice centre in my village which teaches Punjabi folk dances like Giddha and Bhangra. Did you learn to dance? Why? / Why not? No, I did not learn to dance. Unfortunately, there are no places in my hometown where dance is taught. All the steps I know, I‟ve learnt from TV programmes and movies. OR Yes, I learnt dancing in my childhood. There is a very nice centre in my village which teaches Punjabi folk dances like Giddha and Bhangra. Why do you think people love to dance? People love to dance because they can express their joy. Dance is a form of expression. Dance is a good way to relieve tensions and worries. It also keeps the body fit. Do you think children love to dance? Yes, children love to dance because they can express their joy. Dance is a form of expression. Dance is a good way to relieve tensions and worries. It also keeps the body fit. Do you see dance on TV? Yes, I see a lot of dance reality shows like Dance India Dance, Nachh Baliye and Dancing Superstars.
1. Do you think handwriting is still important? Yes, I think so. Handwriting skills will always be important. Formal letters are needed in business. Writing skills are also needed in writing resumes. We all know that we belong to a global village. Today we have to compete with children all over the world. We have to apply for jobs in multinational companies. So we need good writing skills. Even though technology has reduced the need of writing skills, still, I feel that it is very important in today‟s world. 2. Do you think handwriting will die in the future? No, definitely not. Handwriting will never die. Its need may decrease because of technology, still there will be many areas in which handwriting will be needed. I also feel
Do you like reading magazines or newspapers? I like reading both. What is your daily routine? Generally.kiransielts. that day is still very far when each and every person on earth will have access to technology. Do you write letters? Yes.30. I prefer newspapers because I want to keep myself abreast of what is happening around me. What things you do not like to buy in shopping centres? . I do. Have you ever read a foreign newspaper? No. 3. What time of the day you like the most and why? The time of the day I like the most is evening time because that is the time when we all family members take dinner together and share our day‟s happenings with each other. I leave home for work/college at around 8. Writing is an art which is going down because of modern technology. We all family members take dinner together at around 9 pm. I feel I am putting on weight. 9. First I go through the headlines and then I turn to the sports section. I feel that we can learn a new language soon if we try to read the newspaper in that language. I also read the Jalandhar supplement which comes on Wednesdays and Fridays because it has local news. I get up early and go for a morning walk. Do you think children should be taught to write like in the old days? Yes. I mostly help my mother in household chores( help my mother in buying grocery and vegetables). 10. I have never read any foreign newspaper. In the evening. 5. Even today children learn in the same manner but there are many cursive writing books available these days which were not so common earlier. fashion and politics. 8. 11. 7. On the way back.com 53 that. I also chalk out my day‟s plan in my mind. We watch TV for an hour or so. I pause at the gurudwara and pay my obeisance to the almighty. What would you like to change in your daily routine? I would like to add an hour of exercise to my daily routine because. 12. 6. Do you think it is good to read newspapers to learn a new language? Yes. Computers automatically check the spelling and grammar because of which children are losing such skills. I go to bed after that. I think so. I write e-mails to my friends and relatives. I only read English and Punjabi newspaper. but. I think so. What kind of articles do you read? I read articles related to sports. It will also tell us about the culture and people of that place.blogspot. 13. Compare the way you learnt to write and the children today learn to write? I learnt to write by joining dots. 4.
we go for shopping together and sometimes we see a movie. 6. Does your high school or secondary school provide driving lessons? No. our high schools and secondary schools do not provide driving lessons because when children pass out of these schools they are not yet 18. I like fruits and vegetables. How often do you spend time with your friends? I spend time with my friends very often. Some talk about politics: some about weather: some talk about fashion and so many more topics. then sometimes. 14. What do people in your country mostly talk when they are together? People talk about various issues. What kind of fruit do you prefer? I prefer all kinds of fruit.kiransielts. Where do you live and where is it located? I live in Phagwara which is a small town in Punjab which is in the northern part of India.blogspot. In fact. Among the public transport we have the roadways and railways. 4. 7.com 54 I do not like buy things from sales because I have had some very bad experiences with sales items. In fact seasonal fruits and vegetables are part of my daily diet. 5. 1. 3. which is the legal age of driving in our country. What is your full name? 15. I once bought jeans from sales and they turned out to be defective. 2. 9. Among the private transport we have our own two-wheelers and four wheelers. How would you like to be addressed? I would like to be addressed as ------- . Why do you think fruits and vegetables are important for us? I think they are important because they have essential vitamins and minerals which we must eat to be healthy. What age do you think your child can drive at? I think my child can drive at the age of 18 because it is the legal age in my country 11. They are very well developed as my home town is on the national highway. Do you like fruits and vegetables? Yes. How is the transportation in your place? The transportation in my place is very good. 10. In fact they are a part of my daily diet. It also depends on age group and gender. How often do you eat fruits and vegetables? I eat fruits and vegetables daily. We have the private and the public transport. twice or thrice a week. 8. But I prefer seasonal fruits because they are readily available and cheap. What do you do when you are together? When we are together.
Moreover. We have more time because of machines. definitely I am angry with people who are late. It is a shopper‟s paradise. they do. Do you think that people have less free time today than in the past? Why? Yes. is it good or bad? It is both – good as well as bad. Do you enjoy parties? Yes. So people had a lot of free time. 4. people have become workaholics. 1. 3. Today. I am very punctual myself and I feel irritated when somebody keeps me waiting. 18.blogspot. We do mass production because of automation and this boosts our economy as we can export things to other countries when we produce them in bulk. We get good quality things because machines make uniform things. 19. Do you think that the quality of living is increasing? How? I feel that in many ways the quality of life has increased and in many ways it has gone down. Which parties are more interesting. People today enjoy greater comforts and have more money to enjoy life but on the other hand we face many problems today such as pollution and global warming which make the quality of life bad. Do a lot of children ride bicycle in your country? Yes. 17. What do you like best about your hometown? The thing I like best about my hometown is that the shopping centres are very good. they love balancing on the bicycle. Why do children like to ride it? They like to ride it because it is the only ride for them. Moreover. life was slower and the needs of people were limited. Bicycle is the first and only ride of children till they are 18. of youngsters or of older people? I love youngsters parties because they have more fun and merrymaking. . They run after money and in doing so they work longer hours. today we belong to a materialistic society and to buy these luxuries we have to work more. 20.kiransielts. Are you angry with people who are late? Yes. In many ways it is good. I do feel that people have less free time today than in the past. I do. Today people use machinery to automate everything. In earlier times. 2. It saves their time and it is also a green vehicle.com 55 16. I love partying with friends and even family members.
When we need mass production. 2. 6. where and how-much we have to use machines. technology has given us tools to connect to others at the click of a mouse. In the homes. So.blogspot. we should take the help of machines. we have washing machines and microwave ovens which save our time. Father‟s Day and so on. 1.kiransielts. In that way we shall become slaves of our own creation. How do you react to spending a lot of money on celebrations? . In doing repetitive and boring work we can let the machines take over. In transport industry we have much faster means of travel. Follow up of celebrations How do you learn about celebrations that are related to your culture? We learn about celebrations from our parents and grandparents. But where creativity is needed. 5. We should know when. We can pass on our rich culture to our coming generation if only we know about it. We also learn about them by attending family functions. Valentine Day celebration. We should know where to draw the line. Do you think we should follow our culture and traditions and why? Yes. We also learn through media by watching daily soaps. In communication. Do you agree that people should let machinery do everything? I do not agree that machines should do everything. How does modern technology help to save time? Modern technology has touched all aspects of life. We also learn through school and college functions. Mother‟s Day. 4. we should follow our culture and tradition because it keeps us in touch with our roots. definitely. Such as – New year celebration. I believe that every culture has some good points which need to be preserved. 3. unemployment occurs and this leads to many other problems in society. Machines can also not give a personal touch to things. What do you think are common celebrations all over the world? There are many celebrations which are celebrated all over the world. Christmas celebration.com 56 On the other hand many people have lost jobs because of automation. we should do with our own hands.
Earlier. How do people react to them? Mostly people welcome these changes because they are benefited in many ways. burning crackers as a tradition on Diwali is OK but spending exorbitant amount of money on crackers is bad. How do you think celebrations in the past and at present are different? In earlier times. marriage celebrations lasted at least a week. Earlier. Now. celebrations have shrunk. Similarly giving gifts is OK on occasions but buying very expensive gifts just to show-off is bad. However. many housewives have started earning from the students . Are people celebrating in the same ways? No. if a superstore is opened in the city centre where there are no parking facilities. For example. Nowadays. For example. They have become instant like the cup of instant coffee. In earlier times. Celebrations too have changed. because of LPU.kiransielts. 5. They took days and weeks to prepare for any function. we book marriage palaces and even the bride and the groom‟s family just go to attend the wedding.com 57 I think it is sheer wastage of money. people had a lot of time. All relatives gathered in the house of the bride or groom and there used to be too much fun and frolic. if these changes are not done in a planned manner then they can cause inconvenience. people had a lot of time. 1. Nowadays. They have become instant like the cup of instant coffee. we book marriage palaces and even the bride and the groom‟s family just go to attend the wedding. All relatives gathered in the house of the bride or groom and there used to be too much fun and frolic. They provide a lot of benefits to the people.blogspot. 6. definitely not. Are the changes in the cities good or bad? Overall the changes are good. For example. celebrations have shrunk. They took days and weeks to prepare for any function. it can cause traffic jams and cause problems for people. 2. Everything undergoes change with time. Now. marriage celebrations lasted at least a week.
Oversleeping is also very bad. Why do some people not like changes? Some people don‟t like changes because they want to preserve their culture and tradition. Should people know about everything the government is planning? The things which affect people in a big way should be known to people but generally everything may not be told to the people. Do you think that sleep is important? Yes. 4. So people face some problems also. I do think so. We recharge our batteries for the next few hours. 7. I do think so.blogspot. For some time we forget all our worries and tensions. medical facilities and also provide good civic facilities like good water supply and sanitation facilities. It revitalises us. Have the traditions changed in your country? What are the benefits of changing traditions? What are the urgent needs of people in the cities? Good and cheap housing. safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities are the urgent needs of city people. Sports facilities should also be provided like good stadia and gyms so that the youth have a place to channelize their energy in a positive way. 2.kiransielts. I believe that whatever the government does is for the benefit of people and is well discussed by our politicians before being implemented. It revitalises us. I feel it is very important. 3. On the other hand. Should government consider local people‟s opinion when deciding on changes in the city? Yes. 8. I feel it is the best way to relax. For some time we forget all our worries and tensions. definitely take the views of the people because ultimately they are going to be affected by the changes. Do you think sleep is the best way to relax? Yes. Sleep relaxes both the body and the mind. 1. People have their representatives such as municipal councillors and NGOs who are a link between the government and the people. 6. 5. What do you think of the sleeping patterns of people of all ages? . Media also plays a good role in this matter. However. a lot of petty crime such as chain snatching and pick-pocketing is increasing. transportation facilities.com 58 3. So. 9. who live as paying guests in their homes. medical facilities. So. because of overcrowding in such cities. They are satisfied with what they have and don‟t want to take any risks that are involved in any change. Sleep relaxes both the body and the mind. We recharge our batteries for the next few hours. Some people are easy-going. I also feel that it should be of limited hours. Which facilities should the government make available for people? Government should provide good transportation facilities.
people had lots of free time and they made friends by meeting personally. maternity leave of six months is a paid leave in government jobs. the number of paid leaves is considered as an added benefit. How do people make new friends? People make friends in many ways. This enables workers to create a balance between work and leisure. What do you think makes people have a long friendship? Mutual understanding makes people have a long friendship. definitely.blogspot. The concept is good.com 59 4. definitely. If people can tolerate each other‟s short comings and be simple and straight forward. A paid leave combines vacation. For example. twitter and orkut. Once I went to Delhi and Agra with my friends. . Earlier. 1. sick time and personal time into a single group of days for employee paid time off. I like visiting new places every time. people make friends through internet by joining social networking sites like face book. 4.kiransielts. 3. 5. It depends on age and gender. How many hours of paid leave should one get in a month? I think it should be 15-20 hours a month. the number of paid leaves is considered as an added benefit. we meet new people through internet by joining social networking sites like face book. Where do you usually go on vacation? I usually go to different places on vacation. Once I went to Shimla with my family. Do you think we meet new people differently now than in the past? Yes. Women make friends by joining kitty parties and men make friends at work or by joining social clubs. Children make friends in schools and colleges. This enables workers to create a balance between work and leisure. Children generally sleep more than adults. Nowadays. Do you think paid leave is necessary? Yes. In a lasting friendship it is very essential that your likes and dislikes are similar. then friendships can be for a long time. 5. 2. What are the advantages of a paid leave? There are many advantages of a paid leave. A paid leave is very necessary. Sleeping patterns vary with age. 6. These days when a person looks for a job. 7. Does it make things easier in a friendship if you have similar interests? Yes. They will also have similar topics for discussion. How do people make friends now? Now a days. definitely. They also make friends in the neighbourhood by playing together. The elderly sleep for only 4-5 hours a day and it is enough for them because they have very little physical exertion. These days when a person looks for a job. With similar interests friends can spend time together and not get bored. These benefits make people want to do such jobs. Those who do a lot of physical work also need more sleep. twitter and orkut.
kiransielts. We also learn moral values and tolerance of other religions and cultures. There are disadvantages of being over-competitive. it is very important to be competitive nowadays. Business is all about competition. Do you think admiration varies according to age? Yes. Education makes you confident and able to get good jobs. Elderly admire good politicians and religious preachers. If you don‟t compete how can you run a business? You have to sell your products and for that you have to compete with your rivals. Do you think you are a competitive person? Yes. A businessman may harm his rival to succeed. Otherwise they will succeed and you will lose. If we lack in education we are like frogs in a well. Competition also creates negative feelings among the losers. They admire young politicians like Rahul Gandhi and Sachin Pilot. Do you think today. What do you think. I do think so. sports and quiz competitions. We belong to an era of competition. 8. Life is full of competition. A win-at-all-cost attitude is bad. . Companies should promote competition because if they don‟t compete how can they run a business? They have to sell their products and for that they have to compete with their rivals. 2. I have participated in many competitive exams. Should companies promote competition and why? Yes. Otherwise they will fail and others will succeed. Competition is very tough these days and we belong to a global village. surely. surely. education is in demand more than it was in the past? Yes. 7. Education makes us broad minded and we can get a job anywhere in this world. They also admire famous sports personalities. It is the base of one‟s life. It improves our confidence. 9. We are competing with the people of a global village. do companies need to be competitive? Yes. What do you think. Is it important to be competitive and why? Yes. 4.blogspot. 3. For example athletes take drugs to win a race. Young people admire celebrities. This makes us use unethical means to win. we are not competing with the person next-door or in the same town or country. 5. I am a competitive person. Today. 1. they should promote healthy competition and should not use unethical means to compete. In business.com 60 6. how important is education in one‟s life? Education is very important in one‟s life. They admire reality show winners. definitely. what type of personality do people of the young generation admire? Young generation admires people who are rich and famous. What are the advantages and disadvantages of competition? There are many advantages of competition. We become hard working and learn problem-solving skills. An educated person rarely goes towards crime and violence. We learn to excel in today‟s competitive era. They may go into depression or have suicidal tendencies. However.
It also improves the language skills and satisfies the curiosity of children on various things. books could be made more interesting by adding graphics. moral values and religion in the mind of the child. 5. I don’t think that children have lost their interest in stories. The first and foremost step would be to make books available. How does reading help a child? Reading helps to improve concentration. However. Can story books be an ideal gift for children? Yes. 3. 4. 50 years ago – Children read a lot. It is a win-win situation for both. Another important benefit is that we can impart the knowledge of culture. telling stories enhances the curiosity of the child and enhances their mental growth. Do you think children have lost their interest in stories? No. then naturally. they would be encouraged to read books. the stories they read today are very different from the past. moral values and religion in the mind of the child. It also helps to improve general knowledge. Finally. What are the benefits of grandparents telling stories to children in the family? There are many benefits of grandparents telling stories to their grandchildren. They can help the child imagine the characters in the mind which is the first step to creativity. What type of books children read nowadays? Nowadays. generally speaking. This forms the basis of the child’s personality. They read animal stories. 6. Finally. 7. After 50 years – I do not think they will do any reading. Story telling competitions could be organised. All the time will be spent in front of computers.blogspot. story books enhance the curiosity of the child and enhance their mental growth. Another big advantage is that it reduces the loneliness of grandparents. superman and shaktiman. Parents can find time for other things while grandparents and grandchildren are happily busy with each other. Finally. definitely! Story books can be an ideal gift for children. This forms the basis of the child’s personality. What can be done to encourage the habit of reading among children? A lot can be done to encourage the habit of reading among children. The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is a symbiotic relation. There should be good libraries in the schools as well as in neighbourhoods. They read moral and spiritual books. What is the importance of stories in the development of a child? Stories play an important role in the development of a child. This is one of the best ways to pass on our cultural heritage to our children.com 61 1. They help the child imagine the characters in the mind which is the first step to creativity. 2. tradition. tradition. Another important benefit is that we can impart the knowledge of culture.kiransielts. Whatever books they read are based on fantasy. They feel wanted and loved. . If children have to take part in these competitions. fiction and supernatural characters like Barbie. the reading habit of the children is on the decline.
What sort of books can be suggested to children to read? Children should be encouraged to read religious and historical books. In your country at what age do people celebrate their most important birthday? In my country all birthdays are equally important. They also can get driving licence at this age.com 62 8. We love to hear the chirping of birds. They should also be encouraged to read books on science and technology. Importance of birds Birds are very important in our lives. Nowadays. Secondly. The peacock is our national bird. However. 18th birthday can be called important. They can spend the last few years of their lives in the company of others like them. However. They should also read biographies and autobiographies of famous people so that they get motivation from them. Significance of birds in our culture Birds have a great significance in our culture. 9. Old age homes are also a boon for those children of aged parents who seek career opportunities . books related to culture.blogspot. 10. What is the difference between the books sold in the past and the books sold nowadays? In the past. They are an important part of our ecological chain. Advantages of old-age homes Old-age homes are a boon because of the following reasons. books are mostly based on fiction and fantasy. How much should a child read every day? A child should read half to one hour daily. They are beautiful creations of God. 18 is the official age of adulthood in my country. If any link of this chain breaks then the whole ecology suffers. I think that would be enough considering that they have to go to school and do their homework as well. old-age homes are helpful for those elderly who do not have any children or any relatives. these books should be made very interesting by adding pictures. People get voting rights at 18. guru Gobind Singh Ji. There is no birthday which can be called very special for celebrations. Firstly. peacock is the ride of Goddess Saraswati. Dove is the symbol of peace. The crow is the symbol of the lord Shani. So. According to Hindu mythology.kiransielts. tradition. They give a sense of belonging to the old people in a society where their so-called loved ones have either neglected them or have no time for them. religion and history were sold. they give the opportunity to the elderly to be in the comfort of people of similar age and experience. The falcon is related to our 10th Sikh Guru.
Celebrations reduce stress. The young people on the other hand have a lot of pent up energy in them. Celebrations keep us in touch with our culture and tradition. Do you think it is more difficult to relax when you are at home? Yes. They need to relax physically because they are physically weaker than the young. 2. They provide an opportunity for building relationships. there is a lot of difference between relaxation activities of the young and old people. Furthermore. This is because when they are in the company of other people of their own age they realise the negative points of such behaviour. Celebrations are ways of recognizing major milestones. What is more. I think so because at home somebody or the other can always disturb you. Many of the things that people actually want to do in their free time are more enjoyable if done with others. leisure industries like cinema.com 63 away from home.blogspot. Public holidays are very important. Finally. They give us a break from our work or studies. They also help the elderly to remain healthy with timely day to day activities. Old people relax in parks and religious places. They feel relaxed when they release that . What is the importance of having national or public holidays? Holidays ensure that all individuals have leisure time at the same time. old age homes enable the old people to participate in some social-service activities which in turn help the society. Celebrations inspire and re-energise people. What is the importance of celebrations? What is the importance of ceremonies in our lives? How important it is to celebrate anniversaries or special days? It is very important to celebrate anniversaries or special days. Follow ups 1. the culture of the old-age-homes tends to refine some attitudes of the aged such as short temper and negative thinking. restaurants and amusement parks get a boost in their business on such days.kiransielts. this brings people of similar culture closer to each other and makes them feel united. They can be sure that their loved ones are taken care of and not left alone. 1. This is good for a growing economy like India. 2. In addition. Their celebration also increases the importance of that day or event in our mind. Do you think there is a difference in relaxation activities between old and young people? Yes.
In adversity. This may be by doing vigorous physical activity like playing or dancing or even going to the gym.kiransielts. your friends know you. Fair-weather friends In times of test. . The teacher of life. To raise a child is to amass gold.blogspot. Cliché In prosperity. – Chinese proverb. family is best. – Russian proverb Who does not beat his own child will later beat his own breast – Persian proverb. you know your friends. The torch.com 64 energy. History “History is the witness of the times. – Spanish proverb Give your child too much freedom and lose your own.
The messenger of antiquity” Cicero “Modern technology.blogspot.com 65 The life of memory.kiransielts. Owes ecology An apology” Win-win situation .
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