IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Friends

Friends are people who make your life more beautiful than it is. They are the ones that you make memories with, the ones who cry with you, the ones who make you happy and the ones with whom you make memories with. This time we are looking at some of the questions related to friends that can be asked in the IELTS speaking part I.

How often do you like to hang out with your friends?

I love enjoying with my friends but because of the tight schedule that we all have, it has become quite tough these days to hang out on regular basis. But, we make sure that during weekends we do spend sometime together. So, we play badminton together and then during evenings we either eat at each other place or go out for walks and eat at road side.

Who do you usually like to spend time with?

I have two really nice friends in the current city that I am living. Although, there are many other friends that I have made but it is usually them that I love spending time with. We three like spending time together, not only because we know each other well but it is amazing to tease each other. The best part of our friendship is that we can have the silliest of the conversation and then a serious conversation together.

Do you like to hang out with a big group of friends or just a few friends?

I think it all depends on the place we are going to hang out. So, if it is just the long walks and some sort of fast food eating, I usually prefer my two close friends. But, for places like museums or for that matter water parks it is always fun to go out with a big group of friends. There are so much more memories that one makes with a huge group of friends.

What kind of person is more likely to be a friend of you?

There are no certain qualities with which I decide whether the next person is my friend or not. But, yes the one thing that surely decides if the person will become my friend or not, is his or her attitude. For me, a person who is very judgemental is less likely to be my friend. I like people who love the other person in spite of the flaws of the other individual.

Have you ever had a friend who is no longer your friend?

Well, there have been many friends that I have made in this journey of life, and there have been many I am not in touch with. But, I do remember a friend of mine, I made in my graduation days. Something just went wrong between us. We stopped talking with each other, I think the main reason was the fact that we never told each other things we didn’t like about the other person. Accumulation of all these things just ended our friendship long before we could become really nice friends.

How important are friends for you?

Friends play a very important role in my life. For some reasons, I have learnt more from people around me than from things or those motivational videos. Friends that I have made have shaped the individual that I have become. For example, a friend taught me the importance of love in our lives and then there was another who taught me how to give yourself the time it needs. Friends are the people I have had memories and I wonder what I would have been were there no friends of mine.

Do you believe that some friendships can be more harmful than good?

Friendship is a relation and I think just like any other relation, it surely can be harmful. But, that happens only when the other person starts giving more importance to someone else. Kinship just like any other relation can turn out to be problematic only when a person allows the other person to take decisions for you.

Is there a friend you wish to remove from your life?

Certainly not, at present moment, there is no person I would like to remove from my life. However, there have been times when I have removed friends from my life but that has happened only when I have realised that the bond that we share is fake and we simply try to push a relationship that does not serves it purpose any more.

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Family history

Family is where our roots are but in present times, there has been a fuss to know the family history . This is the topic for today’s BBC 6 minutes English.

The below audio has been taken from BBC 5 minutes English.

Listen to the audio and answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. Which word describes the study of family history?
  2. What is the synonym of roots?
  3. What is the meaning of the phrase, skeletons in the closet?
  4. Which word means the same as understand?
  5. What’s the name for the study of ancient handwriting?.
  6. What word describes the official count of people in a population?
  7. Which phrase describes the knowledge passed on from one generation to the next?
  8. Which word means that you are connected by a blood relationship with them?
ANSWERS
  1. genealogy
  2. origin
  3. secrets
  4. decipher
  5. Palaeography
  6. census
  7. family lore
  8. descended from
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IELTS Letter Sample Question # Lost Bag

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

You have just spent a weekend staying at The Taj hotel in Mumbai. When you get home you find out that you have left a bag at the hotel.

  • Explain in the letter when did you visit the hotel.
  • the details of your room and the bag.
  • how can one identify the bag?

You should write at least 150 words.

SAMPLE ANSWER

Dear Mr. Joshi,

I visited your hotel on 23rd March and stayed in room 342 until 25 March. We had a business meeting and even booked your hall for the meeting. It was surely a great visit, however, on reaching home I discovered that I had left one of my bags at the hotel.

The bag is a red color VIP bag with a green color ribbon tied to one of the chains. Although the bag is locked, the front chain has got a photo of mine along with a photostat of your hotel’s menu. Even more, there is a calculator and a parker. Although, inside the bag, there are only clothes of mine, but they do are important especially because I bought them after a lot of cultural analysis.

I would appreciate if you could check with your lost and found department and inform me if there is a bag. The clothes are important as I need to wear them for the presentations starting next week. I would be grateful if you could send them to the airport tomorrow where I could pick them, services will be payed.

Regards,

Avantika

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Romance Vs Love

Romance and love or romance vs love. Two different yet similar concepts. There are people who do differentiate between the two while there are many who believe romance is an integral part of love. Well, this time we are listening to BBC 6 minutes English, on how has romance ruined love.

Listen to the audio below and answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. Which movement has influenced literature, art, poetry, music and the way people behave?
  2. What word defines the working of people together to support a idea?
  3. When was the start of the romantic period?
  4. Which word means the spirit of time?
  5. What is the one word for the standard from which other things are judged?
  6. What is the idealised version of a perfect relationship called?
  7. Which phrase means the practical details of something like work, stress?
  8. What is the synonym of imperfect?
ANSWERS
  1. Romanticism
  2. movement
  3. end of 18th century
  4. zeitgeist
  5. benchmark
  6. romantic ideal
  7. nitty-gritty
  8. flawed

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