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.