IELTS Speaking Sample Answer # Films

Films form an integral part of our lives. Most of the people across all over the world love watching films, although of different genres. There are several movies that create an impact on our lives as an individual, there are even some that do impact the society in large. Well, then there are even some movies, that are purely for fun. This time let us have a look at some of the questions that can be asked related to films in the IELTS speaking section, part I.

Do you like watching films?

I do love watching films, but I am not a film maniac. So, you  will not find me every Friday standing outside any of the theatres looking for movies. Or for that matter, watching old movies on television or internet 24/7. Whenever a movie of great story does come in, say for example, barfi or an inspiring film like Chak De, I do go and watch them.

Do you prefer foreign films or Indian films?

I love watching both, the only thing that matters is that the story should be good. I like watching films in which you get your answers for leading a beautiful life. This does not certainly means I love motivational movies. but then even a romcom can teach you so much. So, for me the story matters, every thing else is secondary,

How often do you visit cinema for watching films?

For most part, I like watching films at my home under by blanket. But, when there are lot of my friends going out, I do company them. However, this does not happen very often. So, one can say, if the movie is really nice and we all friends want to have some fun together, we go to cinema.

How do people in your country react to cinema?

Oh! People in my country love cinema and it certainly plays a very important role in our lives. There are so many people who take advance tickets to watch films of their favourite starts. Also, there are people who would just bare standing in lines for the one ticket to watch a film. You could hear claps and then fights taking place or the teary eyes. So, yes people in my country do love cinema and feel connected to it.

What genre of movies do you really prefer?

i love romantic movies the most. For me, the emotion love is the most important emotion of all and I love it when two people fall in love with each other. Some of my favourite romantic movies have been, What happens in vegas, Notebook, crazy stupid love. But, apart from romantic movies, I also like watching comedy movies and sometimes the motivational movies, the ones based on true life incidents.

Which genre of movies do you try to avoid?

I really don’t like horror movies. Not primarily, because I get terrified but because I think movies are there to make you feel relaxed. For me, horror movies, give so much of emotion and excitement that it seems as if some work has been done.

Which was the first movie that you watched?

The first time I watched an entire movie was Stuart Little Our school took the students who had subscribed to the newspaper to a movie hall. For us, most of the class had subscribed. So, the entire class of VI B, that was my section, went to watch the movie in a cinema hall. It was an amazing experience, not only because it was the first time I was watching a movie but because with people I enjoy my school days.

What is your opinion on the people who blindly follow their favourite superstars?

In my opinion, blindly following superstars is like living in a falsehood. Because, when a person blindly starts following the other person, they somehow forget that they are individuals and they have their own identity. Their circumstances and people around are different from their superstars, leading them to a black hole from where it gets tough getting out.


IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Punctual

Punctuality of an individual speaks a lot about them. However, with changing times and priorities people have come up a notion that it is important that the work gets done, rather than focusing on when it is getting done. This time we are looking for some questions related to punctuality that can be asked in IELTS speaking part I.

Do you think it is important for an individual to be on time?

I think it is quite of a relative question. So, it mostly depends on the situation. For example, if an individual is late for a meeting or a flight, the person is going to loose lot of things. However, for places like parties or travelling, being very time bound takes a lot of fun out of vacations. Also, if you know someone is waiting for you, one must try to be on time.

How do you feel when others are late?

If my entire plan depends on that person, I really don’t like people getting late. Also, being late does not mean skipping five or ten minutes, but beyond that, it really becomes annoying. Specially, in places like movies or a game, where you miss a part of it, if your partner is late. But, for the most part, if I have to not wait for a very long time, I don’t mind too much on people being late.

How often are you late?

For most part, I try to be on time, but surely I am not one of those who follow the dot rule. So, being on time for things like meeting up with friends I can be late by five or ten minutes. But, in formal situations like meetings or for flights, I am punctual enough not to cause any trouble.

Do you feel guilty when you are late?

Definitely yes, if the team had to wait for me, I do feel bad. But, yet again, it is all about the time they have to wait. For me, being late five minutes is not a big deal in informal situations. But, yes, in formal if I am even late by a minute, I feel a little low, because then there are many eyes looking on you.

What are some of the ways by which you think people can come on time?

Well, I believe being on time is just a matter of practice and attitude. So, if every time you are late for the small things that do not matter much, there are more chances that you are likely to be late when big things come up. Also, it is about attitude in a sense, that if you consider the even as important or for that matter the small things in your life important, there are less chances that you shall be late for it.

Do you wear a watch?

I like wearing watches and I used to wear them. However, with changing times, I have stopped wearing one.

When does time moves fast for you and when do you find it is moving really slow?

Well, like most humans, for me, when I waiting for someone with nothing to do, time seems to go really slow. Also, when I am waiting for something to arrive, time seems like moving like a turtle to me. But, in moments when I am doing something that I love, time flies by for me. Things like writing, reading, travelling or coding makes my time go by like a bee.

If you could go back in time, what is the one thing you would do differently?

There is nothing much that I wish to change with my life, but if there could be one thing, I think the decision to take science stream in intermediate is the one decision I wish to change. Too an extent, after the years passed by, I think I am more of Arts student, the one with some creativity down the line. So, instead of banging by head over something that I was not very much good at, I think taking Arts and then figuring out life, would have changed many things for now.


IELTS Writing Pie Chart Sample Answer # Population Growth

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the increase in the population of Hindus and Muslims over a decade.


Write a report to a university lecturer giving analysis of the report.

You should write at least 150 words.


The line graph illustrates the growth rate of population of Hindus and Muslims over a period of  70 years from 1951 to 2011. Units are measured in percentage.

For the first three decades, i.e. till 1971 Hindus showed a linear increase in their population with the population growth showing an increasing from 20.76 to 24.07. On the other hand,  the growth rate of Muslims marked a consistent decline, from 32.49 to 30.78.

From 1991 to 2001, the growth rate of Hindus and Muslims dipped down. Whereas on one hand, the Hindus population growth dropped down to an alarming 16.76 Muslims were still higher with a population growth rate of 24.60 percent in 2011.

Overall, the growth rate of Hindus was highest in year 1981 whereas Muslims marked the highest population increase in year 1961. Although, there were uncertainties in the population rate for Hindus and Muslims, Muslims had a higher growth rate as compared to Hindus.


IELTS Writing Pie Chart Sample Answer # Retail Sectors

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.

The graph below shows the online sales for the different retails sectors in America for the year 2008,2010.

Write a report to the university lecturer describing the charts.

retail sectors

Write at least 150 words.


The given graphical illustrations compare the sales in the online retail sectors for Electronics and Appliance, food and beverages, home furnishing and video games in America for the year 2008 and 2010. Although, every section saw a increase in the sales from 2008 to 2010, electronics and appliance and home furnishing saw a major decline.

On one hand, where video games, food and beverages had a marked increase of approximately 5% and 10 % respectively from 2008 to 2010. Home furnishings, electronics and appliance noticed a decline of 5% and 10% respectively in the two years.

Overall, electronics and appliances remained the top selling product category in both the years while home furnishings was the least sold category from online retail stores in America over a period of two years.


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