This time we are looking at a recent question set related to eating fruits.
Do you like fruits? What kind of fruits do you like?
I do love fruits, especially the ones of the summer season. I like fruits which have a lot of water in them, so fruits like mango, watermelon, strawberries are among my favorites.
Do you think eating fruits is healthy for the body?
Definitely yes. Fruits have lot of minerals and vitamins in them that help a person to have a healthy body. Fruits like grapes are healthy for heart,pomegrantes help in fighting inflammation. Bluberries are considered the anti-aging fruit. There are lot of fruits and they have advantages that can help individuals in having a great body.
IELTS is conducted almost every day and there is no dearth of topics on which questions can be asked in IELTS speaking section. This time we are looking at a recent question set.
How do you celebrate your birthday now?
Celebrations have changed over a period of time and the way I celebrate it now is very different from earlier. Now, birthday celebrations are more of surprises. Sometimes my friends come over and surprise in a certain, sometimes the other way. Earlier, it used be a planned celebration at house, now it is mostly travelling on that day, going out with friends to discover new horizons. The celebrations have changed but the fact that it is celebrated with the loved ones still remains the same.
How were the birthdays celebrated when you were a child?
As a child, I used to have those fancy celebrations where my mother would take care of almost everything. Arranging party, the guest list and so much more. For me birthdays were all about enjoying with my friends and eating cake, the one my father was responsible for.
Do you think celebrating birthdays is important?
I think celebrations are surely an important part of our lives and birthdays are something we must surely celebrate. However, in my opinion, celebrating does not always means spending money on parties. I remember a friend of mine, on his birthday he would give gifts to the poor. It was amazing of reminding yourself that your presence does make people happy.
In your country, which is the most celebrated birthday?
In our country, birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru is the most celebrated birthday. On his birthday, the entire country celebrates, Children day because he loved children. Lovingly called ‘Chacha Nehru’ which means Uncle Nehru by the kids, Jawaharlal Nehru gave emphasis to the significance of giving love and affection to children, who are the bright future of India. On this day, most schools have fest for the students and other cultural events all over.
Times have changed and well they have changed dramatically! We are in an era where the world is always aware of everything around. The media has become stronger than ever and news is everyone’s favourite. Because, gone are the days when only the World War made news, in present times, even the birth of a celebrity’s child is considered a big news. We are now looking at the recent questions asked in the IELTS speaking section related to media and news.
Why do you think people often do not share a good news with other people?
I believe the world has changed faster in the few past decades than it has ever in centuries. The world has become competitive to an edge where everyone is bothered about being the best. In this world of the rat race, people have started taking each other as mere competitors. In my opinion, it could be one of the reasons people do not share the good news. Other than this, everyone has become quite isolated and has lost the quality of satisfaction. Getting one thing always opens up doors for something leaving no time to share it with others.
How has the social media changed the way we share the news with other people?
Social media has had a huge impact on the way the world functions. We have surely moved from days when people shared news through regions and then letters. We have even grown apart from calling each other. It is all about now, sharing news on WhatsApp or Facebook. The twitteratis tweet about it and some others share videos online! From having intimate conversations, we now prefer sharing things to a group of people. Apart from the personal news, even the world or international news, people often read about them in their social media news feeds.
Is there any recent international news you felt was indeed good to hear?
Recently, I was surfing the internet and was really worried because I could not find any good news. I wanted to hear something really good. In the middle of searching, I came across a news where the ISIS had brutally destroyed a church in Iraq while ruling there. When the Muslims of this state came to know about it all the able-bodied men and women came together to build the church. The reason I really liked it is because it proves that no matter how many times we are told the differences of the religions, in the heart of the common man, we all are one.
How important is it to know the world news?
I believe it is crucial to know both the world and national news. Knowing news gives you the ability to question actions and things happening. A person might not be able to relate to the decision taken by his or her country without the awareness of the international ongoings. Not only this, a person who reads news also develops the ability to hold a conversation.
IELTS Cue Card about ‘when you helped someone’.
Describe a time when you helped someone.
You should say:
- who you helped and why
- how you helped this person
- what the result was
- and explain how you felt about helping this person.
I would like to talk about this one time from my childhood, when I helped someone, when I didn’t even know it was a form of help.
If I recon it correctly the year was 1993, I must have been in my 3rd or 4th year of school. One night we (me, my sister and our parents) were returning from some ones place, on the way, there was a religious procession going on and we kids were offered some edibles. I was still holding my goodies, when I saw an old man sitting by the road, a few houses away. I gave him those goodies to eat. While he was eating the food, I felt really good. From that night onwards I made it a point, while going to my school I would find him and give him my tiffin to eat. I did it for some time before my parents found it out and stopped me from doing it.
I loved to see his smiling face, while eating the food. I know it must not have been much for him. He would always bless me, like a lot. I guess I am what I am today because of people like him. (202 Words)
Writer: Akshay Tomar