IELTS Speaking # Music

IELTS Speaking related Music

 

Question 1: Do you like music?
Answer: Yes! I love music. In fact, I am a kind of person who feels revived and energetic when music is around.

Question 2: What kind of music do you like?
Answer A: I am fond of classical music, and also folk music. Classical music is very relaxing and folk music is interesting because it tells us about people’s culture or history. But, I don’t really listen to music often because I am very busy in my job.

Answer B: Well, for a music lover like me, it’s hard to select a preferred category of music because I enjoy every kind of music depending upon my mood. But, if asked, I would like to say that slow and melodious music hits my senses.

Answer C: Frankly speaking every person of my age, prefers pop music because of its rhythm and easy to understand lyrics. It suits my age group and boosts my mood every time whenever I feel low. It also makes me feel energetic.

Question 3: What kind of music is popular in your country?
Answer: Well, there are numerous types of music which are found in India. People with different cultural backgrounds have different tastes in music. But, overall, Bollywood and Punjabi music rule the hearts of people. Some people also love classical music for its quality and meaningful presentations and expressions.

Question 4: Do you think listening to music helps?

Answer: Yes! Music helps us in various ways. Recent studies have shown that those who listen to Pachelbel and Vivaldi relax much more quickly. As a result, their blood pressure drops back to the normal level in far less time. Secondly, preferred music significantly increases tolerance and gives control over the painful stimulus. This in turn helps decrease anxiety.

 

Question 5: Who are some famous singers of your country?

Answer: India being a “rich in culture” country, has many people who took music to the masses and made it popular. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle. A.R. Rehman, R.D. Burman and Kishor Kumar are some of the most renowned Indian singers. If we talk about new generation, rapper Honey Singh, Shreya Ghoshal and Atif Aslam etc. are the heartthrobs of the youth.

 

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How To Crack A Group Discussion

Group Discussions are the first round of the selection and often known as mass elimination round. In recent times, group discussion have become more important part in the interviews and you will rarely find a job selection wherein you need not to clear the group discussion round.

However, most of the people fear GD’s. This is mostly because one does not know clearly what is the criteria on which you are being judged. Knowing the right things about Group Discussion can help in clearing the round and living your dreams.

WHAT ARE YOU JUDGED ON?

  • the way you communicate with others.
  • how you behave and interact with the group.
  • how open minded are  you.
  • how well you are able to put forward your views
  • Your analysis and subject knowledge.
  • Your attitude and confidence.

DO’S AND DON’T OF A GD

  • Maintain eye contact while speaking– You obviously need not to make eye contact with the judge, you are there to talk with the group, so maintain an eye contact with the group, but surely don’t stare.
  • Initiate the GD– Although, it is not the only thing that will help you but initiating the discussion will surely help in getting those extra marks.
  • Allow others to speak-A GD is about how well you speak but that does not mean that you will not allow others to speak at all. Even if you don’t agree with his/her thoughts do not snatch their chance to speak. Instead make some notes and clear the points when it’s your turn.
  • Speak Clearly-  The company does not want a person who is very aggressive. They indeed want people who can be part of a team. So, be polite, speak in a language that is clear and understandable.
  • Make Sure The Discussion Is On Track – Often in GD’s people get over excited and start speaking on something that is way out of the topic. If you feel it is happening with the group, take initiative to bring the discussion on track.
  • Listen Carefully- What am I saying?? Listen, in GD? Well, yes. Pay attention while others are speaking. This will make coherent discussion and you will get involved in the group positively.
  • Speak Sensibly- Although you are judged on how you speak, make sure that when you do you speak sensible. There is no point of speaking for a long time and making no sense.

So, go on, give that GD and show people the real you.

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Group Discussion Topics # Political System

Is political system reason for backwardness of our country?

This is topic of the discussion and the points given below can be spoken during the group discussion.

YES

  1. People in last few years have witnessed scams of high order with no answers being provided on them.  No one knows where do these scams come from? Who is involved in them and what actions will be taken? The money that often gets lost is the hard earned money of people, who give it to government to enjoy some services, for instance better roads. Scams like these do make us question on the credibility of the system.
  2. Political party is a group of people who are responsible for improving the country, surely we also are, but at major level, they are the elected candidates who help in the betterment of the country. But, in recent times, one can see that instead of working for the country, the parties are busy blaming each other and trying to gain power.
  3. Whenever something wrong happen in the country, the parties bring the matter to the parliament, blame the ruling party and then it is over!! Can anyone tell, if there is ever any action taken?
  4. It is the political system that continuously gives place to the tainted politicians in the system. How can you always appoint such people who in any case are of no good to the local people?

NO

  1. Just because there is one murderer does not mean that the entire human race is a criminal. Although political system and politicians are mixed together very closely, they cannot be mixed. Because if there have been some bad politicians, we have even seen examples of great politicians.
  2. It is not like there have been only scams. The ruling government has even brought out new plans and schemes for the betterment of the country people. Like the Digital India, food security bill, lokpal bill and many others.
  3. The main reason behind our backwardness is Lack of education, the attitude towards women and most importantly our social system.
  4. Backwardness is a very relative term. We are a new democracy and we have been doing greatly in certain domains of development. For instance, our economy is on high, our companies are doing well
  5. If we can blame politicians, I think the youth should be equally blamed for taking up secured jobs in USA rather than joining politics and doing something good about the country. So, the country is not backward because the politicians are bad, but because the good don’t want to do good.

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The NOTA Choice # Group Discussion

In recent times, many democratic countries have come up with the NOTA choice for the voters. NOTA mean none of the above. You need to speak on , ” Should voters be given NOTA choice?”.
Some of the possible view points could be –

  • I am in favor of NOTA. NOTA brings democracy in true sense. Because with NOTA if a person is not interested in choosing any of the individuals, he/she can rather reject them all, instead of being forced to choose one.
  • NOTA also brings a feeling of trust among people towards the country. They are now more likely to go out and vote or maybe be more interested in the politics of the country.
  • May be NOTA does gives choices to individuals, it also brings a feeling of laid back among people. Those who never were interested in choosing the right candidate can now without pondering much, could end up choosing NOTA.
  • I think the concept of NOTA is good but the fact is that it needs to get more mature. For instance, if the number of NOTA votes exceed a particular limit, re election must be done. This can prevent an unlikely candidate to win the elections.
  • In my opinion, NOTA will not change anything. Politics is a vast ocean and it is rightly said, that a clean person can never be a politician. So, according to me, instead of giving the voters the choice of NOTA, awareness must be created in their minds regarding the candidates standing up for elections.

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