IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Mathematics

Mathematics has been one of the most dreaded subject of all times. There surely have been some people who loved math but then there have been many who have been scared of math more than anything in their lives. This time we are looking at some of the questions that can be asked in the IELTS speaking section.

When did you start learning math?

Math was a compulsory subject in our school and  I have been learning it since the day I joined school. However, it was only during my boards exam that I really fell in love with math.

Do you like math?

I would say, yes I do but then it is surely not the only thing that is in my favorite list. If there is anything I love more than math than it has to be English. So, yes I do love math and its problems but for me, English takes priority between the two.

Who taught you math?

There have been many school teachers all through my life who tried teaching me math but I think the one person who really taught me how to learn and do math was my father. He taught me well in the earlier days of my childhood how to study and solve math problems efficiently.

Who has been your favourite math teacher so far?

Among all the math teachers that I ever had, I think the one whom I can consider as my favourite would be Mrs. Monica. She was my teacher during the graduation days and the way she taught math was amazing. Not only did she made the topic clear but also made sure that we did understand everything well. I still remember going to her for doubts and with that one single doubt she cleared so many others.

Is math difficult for you to learn?

I believe just like so many other amazing things in life, it takes lot of patience to learn math. Not only patience, one must have a keen desire to learn it. Because, initially math does poses people with problems that are hard to solve. There are some problems that may force you to leave the subject, but then once the difficult phase has gone by, I do believe that math can truly guide a person in his or her life.

Do you like to use calculator?

I do use calculator and also prefer using it when there are difficult calculations to be made and it will consume lot of time there. But, for simpler arithmetic problems, calculator is something I don’t require. Definitely, however, I feel that it is great to have a calculator by your side to help you solve the difficult calculations.

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IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # TV

TV has been one of the most famous form of entertainment since its inception. People have been crazy about it since times when there was nothing much being displayed on the television screen and now with so many satellites up there, television has offered people with options they never thought of. This time we are looking at some sample questions that can be asked in IELTS speaking section.

How much television do you usually watch?

We have moved into a new city and the only preference that I had was no television in my house. Five years from now, I loved television and watched it very often. May be around 4 hours a day. However, with time I have realised that there is much more to life than just watching television. So, now I rarely watch television, only when there is a world cup series going on.

I seldom watch TV. The only times that I do open the  television is when there is a cricket match or when I am at someone’s else house and they are watching something.

What’s your favourite TV program?

I love watching Discovery Channel and the History Channel but there is no particular TV program that I stick to. Whenever I do get time, I open any of these channels to enjoy whatever is going on.

Did you watch much TV when you were a child?

Oh! Yes. I was a couch potato when I was younger. We used to have fights for remote to watch the program that I wanted. I was obsessed with lot of TV programs and after watching them would go and discuss with my friends about them. Programs like Splitsvilla, roadies, Dill Mill Gayee. I remember being mad about the male protoganist of Dill Mill Gaye.

What type of programs did you watched as a child?

I remember not having a television till I was in Class 6. It was only when I passed on to Class 7 that we did had a television at home. So, as a child it was after  12 or 13 years. But, during that period I loved watching both cartoons and drama serials. So, I would watch Beyblade, Pokemhon, Dragon Ball Z and then at the same time I even watched Dill Mill Gaye, which was a Drama.

Do you think television has changed in the past few decades?

I think there is not much change that has happened in television industry since the past few decades. Obviously, yes the television has become grander when compared to before but then fundamentally it has remained same. There still are drama shows, reality shows and news. Just like earlier, there are certain shows with great social message while there are so many that are just there for pure fun.

Has television changed your life in any ways?

I don’t think it has changed my life completely but it surely has impacted my life in so many ways. It was watching shows like Dill Mill Gayye in my early childhood that have made me a true blue romantic. Then shows like Splistvilla have taught me that at the end of the day, life is a game and there is nothing like winning or losing in the end. It is only about how well you played the game and the only person who wins the fight is the one who plays it well.

Do you think television has changed since your childhood?

I do surely miss the amazing cartoons that came when I was a child. If in terms of change, the fundamental business has remained the same however I think the quality and the way of portraying the same things has changed. There is much more drama in the television than before and it has surely become as grand as the big screen.

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Armed forces

Police, army are the people who make it possible for us to have a safer life. They are the ones who stay away from their deary ones to make sure that we are able to enjoy with our loved ones. This time we are listening to the BBC 6 minute English on what is an alternative to the armed forces.

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

AUDIO

  1. Which phrase refers to the fact that a person will leave quickly?
  2. What expression is used for giving permission for someone to ask a question or speak?Which country has the oldest gun control laws in the world?
  3. What expression means that you prevent someone from moving?
  4. What is the synonym of less intense?
  5. Which word is used to show the fact that America equips its police with guns to use them as army?
  6. What is the competition of having more weapons than other group called?
  7. When did Japan implements its gun control laws?
  8. What kind of verb is shoot off?
ANSWERS
  1. shoot off
  2. fire away
  3. restrain
  4. de-escalate
  5. militarise
  6. arms race
  7. 1685
  8. phrasal verb

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IELTS Listening Sample Question # Old Technology

Technology has changed in ways that we never thought of!! However, there are times that we forget that no matter how old the technology was it still was technology. This time therefore we are going to listen to a BBC 6 minute English audio about old technology.

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

  1. What is a device with a box with turning plate to put the vinyl records into it called?
  2. Which word means you are going back to styles and fashions from the past?
  3. What is the name of the plastic that records are made of?
  4. What are the plastic cases with audio tape on reels inside them called?
  5. Which word is used for new rise in ?
  6. How many records were sold in the UK in 2014?
  7. What is thinking about past with a mixture of warm feelings and sadness called?
  8. Which one word can be used for put together?
  9. What are the disks that stored data magnetically called?
ANSWERS
  1. record player
  2. retro
  3. Vinyl
  4. cassette tapes
  5. resurgence
  6. 1 million
  7. Nostalgia
  8. compiled
  9. floppy disk

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