IELTS Speaking Part 3 Sample Questions # New Year

It has been 16 years since the new century has begun and we have embarked on a journey for new year. This time let has have a look at some questions that could be asked in PART 3 of IELTS Speaking. Remember, this is the section when you need to explain your answers and not just give one liners.

How do most people celebrate New Year in your country?

According to the Hindus, the new year is on the first day of Chaitra i.e. the month of April. People visit temples, greet each other and pray for a healthy, wealthy and prosperous life. Above all, seeking blessing from religious places on this day holds an additional significance. But, with the globalization, most people celebrate the new year on 1 January i.e. according to Gregorian calendar. On this day, many people go out with family and friends to parties, dance and enjoy.

New Year

Do you believe New Year is a day to be celebrated?

New year is a surely a day to celebrate, an occasion when one could give themselves another chance. Although, this can happen on any other day, but a new year surely brings with it new hopes. However, in my opinion, there can be many ways in which people could celebrate their new year, not necessarily with friends and family. I believe, if one things that they like to celebrate the new year while working it is as perfect as someone choosing to party.

Do you take resolutions in New Year? How many of them do you follow?

Yes I do believe in resolutions and take them. As young I used to take resolutions that were not that meaningful or above the board. Leaving me frustrated on not having completed them. However, with time, I have realized that it is more about taking practical resolutions. For me, they are the goals that I set for myself in a year and I do stick with them through thick and thin.

Is there anything you would like to carry from the last year to the new one?

Well, surely there are lot of things that I wish remain same this year as well. It was last year that I made a truly good nice friend. He has been my first male friend and I wish to have him by my side for many more years to come. Then, there is a goal that I have set for myself last year. I wish to carry forward it this year as well and do nice work. Even more, I have realized that I have become much more positive and wise over the last year. I wish I am even more wiser and positive about life this year.

What is your opinion on having to work on New Year’s Day?

I believe New year means new beginning and it is more of about letting go of the earlier bad habits and carry the good ones. So, having to work is not an issue for me and I believe if one has to there should not be much of problem. However, it is also a good idea to take a leave from work during the end of the year till New year actually begins. After all, it is a festive season, one can celebrate a good time with their family and friends.


IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Important Decision

Describe an important decision that you made in your life :

You should say :

  •  what the decision was
  • when did you took it
  • what was the result of the decision and whether it was a good choice

explain why it is an important decision or choice for you?

Sample Answer of Cue Card:

We all make certain decision in life and those are the ones that shape our lives. I took that life changing decision when I was in class 10th. The city that I did my high school did not had many schools and I decided that I would do my further studies from a big city because that is where I wanted to be. So, I landed myself in Dehradun. I remember at that time I just wanted to go out, explore myself and do things. What followed after that were a series of wrong decisions made.

I chose the wrong school and made friends that did not do much benefit to me. It was that time that I became numb, feeling almost nothing and landed myself into many troubles. My parents had the most tough years of bringing me up and I remember thinking of myself as a complete failure. Two years later, when I landed myself into a college did things started changing and the final change took place when I got a job at a MNC.

 Important Decision

It is now that I realize that no matter how the decision rolled out to be, no matter how the tough time it led me to, I now can make better decisions now. I do understand the importance of opportunities and hard work and realize that it is important to have a balance in life to be able to succeed.

The reason I think the decision was important because it taught me a lot of things and what amazes me the most is that the things that it did taught are ones that many elder to me don’t know. It is in those moments that I feel I have become wiser, do make mistakes but it has helped me in becoming more confident in life, more able to take risks and live life in my own terms and conditions.

Related Questions for Speaking Section-3

How parents’ decisions affect their children’s life?

Parents decision do shape the child’s life to a certain extent and I believe that in some cases it is the parent’s decision that explain why the child chooses to live life like that. Even more it is not possible for a child to take his or her decision and it is the decisions of parents that the child follows. If the parent take decisions that make a child dull or boring, there is no fault of the child. However, there are parents who teach children to take decisions and I believe it is a great thing to do.

What important things do you consider while taking a big decision?

Funnily enough, the most important decisions of my life are the ones which I did not thought a bit about. These were the decisions I just felt like doing them, and did it. Initially, I was told that I am idiot taking decision in such a manner but now I have realized that taking decision in this manner means I do take them from heart and for some reasons it knows what exactly to do.

When taking a big decision, I try to figure out every right and wrong about it. It is lot of brainstorming, the people around me and myself. I like to talk to people who have been in the same position as me, the ones who have done that. Then, I go on and talk to my parents about it. But, finally it is more of what I feel is right because I think it is good to listen to head because it tells the most rational things to do but finally I am a believer of heart and do things that my heart thinks are right.


IELTS Speaking Latest Question # Music

Music is the one thing that most of the people love. Most people prefer expressing themselves using music. However, there are many who listen to music in their leisure times. And then, there are many who love to sing. So, let us have a look at some of the latest questions that were asked in IELTS Speaking section.

Do you love singing?

Possible Answers –

   Notes –

  •  You love singing but cannot sing well.
  • You love singing and dosing well.
  • Singing is not your thing.
  1. Everyone expresses themselves through the various art form. Some dance, some write, I think for me singing is the one thing that helps me to express myself. It helps me keep a check on what I really want from life. If there come times in my life when I don’t even feel like singing, I do realize that there is something really wrong with what I am doing. Also, to an extent, singing helps me make more friends. Not because it brings a lot of fame, but what I have felt is that people tend to melt more when you sing them their favorite song. Singing is surely not something I see myself making a career at but for sure I am going to do something in conjunction with it.
  2. I believe that we all become who we are through hard work but for singing, you do need some God gift as well. There are people who are born with a really lovely voice and I am not surely one of those. Although, yes, I do like singing and I do sing but only when I am very frustrated and that is accompanied by dancing. For the most part, this happens when no one is around. I think singing is a very positive way of dealing with issues in life.
  3. Everyone has a way of expressing themselves. For me, singing is not truly the way I express myself or for that matter vent out my frustration. Yes, I do sing sometimes with my friends but it is not something I am very comfortable in. Most probably because I feel like a retard singing a beautiful song with no rhythm and wrong lyrics. Although, yes I do love listening to music.
Who is your favorite singer?

Possible Answers –

Notes –

  • Some particular singer may be Adele, Lata Mangeshkar, Arijit, Katy Perry, Adam Levine or anyone for that matter.
  • No particular singer may be a band. One direction, Maroon 5, Pussycat dolls or maybe Coke Studio.
  • No particular singer, possibly you go for lyrics and love lot of them.
  1. When it comes to music I really love P!NK. I believe every singer has his or her way of expressing and there are some you just connect very well. Their way of singing and lyrics fits well with your own story of life. For me, it is P!NK. Her songs like, Perfect, So what have in many ways defined how I have lived my life and dealt with issues in it.
  2. For the most part, I love listening to songs by some band and I do have my favorite band lists. I like One direction, Wanted, The vamps, Maroon 5 and many more. But, if I had to ever choose my favorite I think I will go with One Direction. I have fallen in love with them from the very start of their music career. Their songs have struck the right chord with my life. Be it songs like Beautiful or drag me down, all of its singers are surely my favorite.
  3. Music for me is a way of expressing myself and since every song brings with it, its own flavor, I really don’t have a particular favorite. Although, I do have an array of singers that I really love. I love Lata Mangeshkar, AR Rehman, Adam Levine, Adele, Taylor Swift. For me, they all are my favorite. These five in some way do help me live a more beautiful life.


IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Conflicts

No matter how much we love the other person, there are times when conflict arise. There are times when we don’t agree with the other person, when there are fights and disappointments. Some people tend to assume it as the end of relationship, but then there are some who don’t let a fight bog them down and go ahead and try to solve the issue. Let us today have a look at questions related to conflicts people face in friendships and how they solve them.

What quality do you admire most in people and which one do you find the most objectionable?

The quality that I admire the most is the ability to be calm and have a smiling face even after facing the world’s most difficult situation. The ones that are able to smile through rough times are the ones that I truly admire the most. The one thing that I really don’t like in people is their tendency to hide things. I mean, I hate it when people try to play clever by not telling things and then suddenly saying they forgot about it. It makes you feel too small.

What behavior of others hurts you most?

That moment when people just don’t try to understand your point of view, it is then that I get irritated the most and it does hurts. Because most of the times people start questioning my loyalty towards them, and it becomes so disastrous because there is so much that you want to explain but there is so little that you can do about it.

 When you have upset someone by your actions, what do you try to do?

I try everything possible by me to make them feel good because when I upset people it so often happens that I feel bad myself so I go out talk to them, try to make them understand why I did it and explain my situation and more importantly understand theirs.

What do you consider to be your good and bad qualities?

There are certain qualities in me that I really admire. One of them is the fact that I try my best to do things on my own. The self-respect that I carry is almost infectious. The next thing that I love about myself is that when I set a goal for myself I try my best to achieve it. With them there are certain things I consider not that good, one of them is I try to judge myself a lot. I think that is one thing that bogs me down most of the times.


What qualities help you to have good relationships with others?

I believe my concern towards other person problems help me have good relationships. Also, I tend to always greet people with smile and try to motivate people when they feel low.

What traits or actions make an interpersonal conflict worse?

When a person completely shuts himself or herself out, I think it is then that a conflict becomes worse. Because you stop talking to the other person and then make speculations which have no reason or sense. The other thing is when you are not interested in understanding the opinion of other, when that happens, there are chances of making interpersonal conflicts worse.

Are relationships among people better or worse than a few years ago? Why?

I think relationships have surely taken a back seat since the past few years. In today’s world people are more interested in making a career and achieving their goals than building relationships. It is only later in life that people understand that relationships are equally important.

Do you think that dysfunctional family life contributes to worsening relationships in society?

Too an extent yes it does. Because we all are in some way representation of what kind of life we live, so if there is a person who belongs to a dysfunctional family, there are more chances that he or she will not trust people or may be behave the same way as he or she sees in the family. The worse part is often people tend to judge the person on his or her actions, completely ignoring the situation in which the person is living. So, I think if there are more happy families or may be more people trying to first understanding the situation of the other before judging, we will have better lives.

Is getting along with others a natural ability from birth or does it have to be learnt?

I think there is some sort of innateness along with it, because some sort of people, just know how to gel up with others. However, if one tries to learn it or makes an attempt to get along with people, I think it is not a very big thing to do, only if the other person is interested as well.

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