IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Festival

Festivals are the most important part of the society. It is during this time that people forget almost everything and come together to celebrate life. Each country has its own different festivals, and we celebrate so many of the festivals all around the world. This time let us have a look at some of the questions related festivals that can be asked in the section III of the IELTS speaking section.

What is the most important festival in our country?

India is a very diverse country. We have got more festivals than any part of the world. So, in North, there are festivals like Diwali,Holi,Dusshera that are very important. And then, we have east, where Durga Puja and Bihu are very important. Down the south we have Onam and Pongal that are celebrated with lot of zest. In the west, we have kite festival. It is so amazing, that going across from one part of the other in our country, we can experience all the diversity.

How do people celebrate festivals in your country?

Festivals are truly the time when people do come back home and celebrate with their family and friends. People dress up according to the occasion and cook delicacies, invite friends and have a family time. Almost all festival in our country start with a puja, i.e. prayers to God after which the gatherings take place.

What special food are associated with festivals in your country?

Each festival has its own food. In Pongal, on the first day rice is eaten with fried chickpea patties, known as vada and the next day people eat Venpongal. In Holi, people drink bhang which is an alcoholic drink made with rosewater and dried fruits. Sweet dumplings filled with khoya and dried fruits called gujjias are served as a dessert. In durga puja, bhog is given on every day of the puja and then during diwali people celebrate it with sweets. There are so many more festivals and so much more that people actually do.

Which festival do you enjoy the most?

I love Holi the most. This is the festival where people color each other and forget about any clashes and enjoy with each other. Friends come together and dance and throw colored water at each other and it is fun!! Later eating the gujiya is amazing.

Do you think festivals are important for the society?

I think definitely yes, festivals are surely  the binding force for the society. In lives of people who are truly dissatisfied, festivals bring in the hope of something good and something new. Most people forget their issues and come together to celebrate a festival. Even more, with prayers being associated with each of the festivals, they bring about so much positivity in life.

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IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Art

Art is the one subject that most people neglect, other than those that really love. We are living in times where still an artist is often considered as not a serious job. In midst of the confusion, there are some people who believe that art is one of the most important subject because it helps you build your creativity. This time let us have a look at some of the questions related to arts that can be asked in the IELTS speaking section.

Do you like arts?

Not really. I remember as a child I used to be one of the children who couldn’t even draw a line straight. The kind of children art teachers felt pitty about. But, yes, I do love playing with colours. So, creating something with colours and the other materials like glasses or the garbage materials I am pretty good at them. So, I do like designing but creating portraits or scenery, I really am not good at them.

Do you think art classes are necessary?

Definitely yes. Art is the one subject, I believe, that allow you to be creative. So, here nothing is right or wrong, it is about what you could think of. It allows children to realise the happiness of creating something and it is powerful.

How do you think art classes affect children’s development?

Art is very essential for the development of a child. It helps children in learning a language. It is through the colours and shapes, action that they learn activities. Also, it helps children in making decisions. The experience of making decisions and choices in the course of creating art creatures carries on to life. So, a child who cannot even decide the color to chose surely has some decision issues in life. And there is so much more, a child learns culture and visual learning.

What kind of paintings do people like?

This is a choice, I believe varies among people. So, there are some people who like paintings of a scenic beauty and then others who like self potraits only. I have even met people who like only sketches, so no colors for them. Too an extent, the choices we make do define us and people’s taste do differ.

What benefits can you get from painting as a hobby?

Painting allows us to be creative, to make choices and helps in healing. So, it is not just about painting the perfect potrait but about letting your thoughts on the paper. When people do it , it really affects their psychology making them happier and more content with life.

How often do you visit museums and art galleries?

I do like visiting museums and art galleries but not very often. So, there is no list that I have for all the museums that I need to visit. But surely, yes, I ever I stumble upon them I do go and visit the place.

Do you think going to museums and art galleries is beneficial for children?

I think definitely yes. Museums enlighten children about their history and knowing the history is important to have a better understanding of the present. Art galleries on other hand help a child to improve their visual analytics power. It is when the child tries to understand what the painting is about, they develop the analytical skills.

What kind of things do you like to draw?

I love creative drawing. So, the kind of drawing where we use different objects and create things is something I am really good at. But, the art of using brushes properly is something I am yet to learn.

Is it easy to learn how to draw?

Yes, it is easy to learn how to draw the basics. But, in my opinion, just like everything it requires lot of patience and love to master the skill of drawing.

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IELTS Speaking Sample Questions # Robots

We are living in times when technology has made our life so much more easier. Now, we are moving towards taking it to another level. We are shifting our attention towards automation i.e. creating devices that could do things on their own. These devices are called robots. This time we are looking at some questions related to robots that can be asked in the IELTS speaking section.

Are you interested in robots? Why?

We all are already surrounded by robots and I think yes I am too an extent interested in them as well. It will be amazing to see the robots doing things that we don’t like making us more productive. So, for example, when a robot would be driving my car, I will have time to read my novel or have a chat with my friend.

Do you like robots to work at your home?

I am pretty content with robots working at my home doing things that I really don’t like. So, for example, things like cleaning the room or the car, well if the robot does it I am good with it. Or, for sometimes make food for me. But, then depending entirely on them, does not suits me well. Allowing the robot to cook food for me or drive car for me, is not something I will go for. Sometimes it is good, but there are times you wish to do things on your own, spend time with people you love. I think balancing between both is where the things will go.

Do you want to take a car in which robot is the driver?

I would love to have a car with a robot in it, but only if there is an option of manually driving the car as well. Having a robot every time in the car, will just take away the fun of driving the car. The fun that you get, the rush of reaching to a place, the fact that you can control something is amazing. Although, having a robot will help in having those long trips but a permanent driver is something I’ll avoid.

Will robots replace human beings in the workplace completely?

Completely, might not be possible. But, yes to a very large extent, in the near future, robots will surely replace humans. And they have done in the past as well. There were times when people were given jobs only for data entry, this is now handled easily using computers. But, in my opinion for jobs like teaching or even software jobs will continue to require manual intervention.

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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Mermaids

A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. This time we are listening to a BBC 6 minutes English that talks about whether the mermaids are real or fiction.

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

 

 

  1. What is a half-human and half-fish called?
  2. When did the most recent alleged mermaid sighting take place?
  3. What word that means something is said or believed to be true but not proven?
  4. What is word for the male counterpart of mermaid?
  5. Who is the writer of “The Little Mermaid”?
  6. Which year was “The Little Mermaid” published?
  7. Which word is used for finding something by accident?
  8. Where was the latest sighting of the mermaid done?
  9. What word means something that is a deception or a lie?
  10. Which word means something that is calm and peaceful?
  11. What is a place you go in order to escape from normal life called?
  12. Where was the mermaid reported in 2000s?
ANSWERS
  1. mermaid
  2. 2012
  3. alleged
  4. mermen
  5. Hans Christian Anderson
  6. 1837
  7. stumbled across
  8. Haifa bay
  9. hoax
  10. serene
  11. getaway
  12. Zimbabwe

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