IELTS Speaking Question # Animals

No matter how many times, we humans proclaim this Earth to be ours, it truly is not completely ours. There are so many more species that we share our resources with. There are birds, animals, nature and so much more. Today, let us have a look at some of the questions related to animals.

Do you like animals?

I would say I don’t hate them. I am not very much of an animal lover but I like them if they exist and I am able to see them. But, owning an animal might be something I won’t prefer.

What’s your favorite animal? Why?

I love cows a lot. I think they bring in lot of peace and care in a house. You see them, they rarely make any noise and still for some reasons when I look into their eyes, it feels very peaceful and lovely.

Are people in your country fond of animals?

Yes, they are. People in my country love animals. You could find a dog or a cow being owned by a family. And it is not for any monetary reasons but because they like being around them and caring for them. Animals do bring a certain extent of happiness and togetherness in a family. 

What kinds of animals as a pet do the people have in your country?

As a pet, most of the people have dogs in their house. Dogs are preferred over other animals because firstly they are very friendly and loyal to their owner. Also, they help in guarding the house against all the possible odds.

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Compared with the past, have there been any changes concerning pets in your country/hometown?

I think yes, there have been many observable changes in our country since past few decades. With the coming of globalization and people going for modernization, there has been a steep decline in people owning cows. Earlier one could see most of the houses having a cow, because first it is treated as God in our country and then there are some monetary benefits associated with cows. One can sell its milk and other milk products.

Do you think cities are suitable places for keeping a pet?

A pet requires 24/7 care and if in a city one can provide that care, there should not be any issue in keeping a pet. I think with houses in cities so close to each other keeping pets like cows or other big ones is not possible. But, for the ones smaller in size like dog, cat or fishes, it is completely feasible and one should definitely go for them. But, yes if one has a very strict working lifestyle, keeping a pet will only be disastrous for the pet.

Do children like animals?

It all depends, I assume. There are some who love animals and then there are even those who are scared of them and not like them. Also, there are some who like to irritate animals just for the sake of fun.

What kind of animals do you think children like?

I think for most part, children love dogs and cats. Because these are the animals children can have lot of fun with. They can play and roam about with them.

What was your favourite animal when you were a child?

I was not a very particular animal lover as a child. I used to get irritated when people annoyed or irritated animals, but going out and playing with them was not my idea of having fun.

Did you have any pets when you were a child?

Yes, my father got a dog for us as we were child. But, I remember he was so aggressive that we rarely played with it. He used to kept only for guarding the house. However, later on when he started recognizing us he allowed us to come near him. I remember, my brother actually bonded a lot with him and so when he died it was a true shock for my brother.

What do you think are the benefits of a child having a pet?

I think a child learns a lot from a pet, especially unconditional love and that is really important. In times when people just do things for the benefit of doing it, a pet teaches you that apart from the money and the fame and the success there are so many other things which are important in life.

If you have children in the future, will you allow them to raise a pet?

Definitely yes. I think having a pet in the house is very important because it allows the kids to learn about love, patience, respect and so much more. It brings happiness and togetherness and tells you that no matter if the other person is more or less powerful you should stand for the right.

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Writer # IELTS Listening Sample Questions

Destined To Be A Writer

The audio given below has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. It talks about whether you can tell if someone is destined to be a writer. You can download it, from the given link –
http://goo.gl/qKVHWq


Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. The audio tells the world record for the most number of records given in one minute. What is it?
  2. Which story is Karima, the writer, proud of?
  3. What are the people who can survive really tough situations called?
  4. What is the ability of humans or plants saying they need to get better after some wrong has happen?
  5. Which personal member did Karima’s story related to?

ANSWER

  1. 94
  2. Sophie and the city
  3. Hardy being
  4. resilience
  5. mother
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IELTS Cue Card Sample Answer # Favorite Website

 

Describe a website you often browse.

 

You should say:

  • what is it
  • how long have you been using it
  • give details about the website

Why do you love the website?

Sample Answer

I have been using internet for now about 6 years, out of which I think 3 years I have used it extensively, visiting lot of websites and doing research and lots of fun work. There have been many sites which I love to visit, but I think the one that I go back to when I am not able to find anything else, is youtube.com. I believe it is one of the most amazing sites to be made in the history, because there are so many opportunities over there. You can learn lot of things from the website and then you can earn lot of money from it.

I have been using youtube.com since past four years, I believe. With so many videos about events being uploaded onto it, it becomes very exciting to use it. So, there is this video about Steve jobs and you can hear him. His Stanford speech, his interview about Macintosh and his opinion about how life is lived. It is exciting because it seems as if you are actually interacting with the other person. And then there are video lectures by some great personalities. You get to learn and the best part is that it is for free. You learn because you want to and you enjoy it. I think the freedom that youtube gives is completely exciting.

Even more, people can now upload their videos and if they are able to bring in lot of viewers, google pays them and someone who has talent, it is such a great opportunity. You get to be your own boss and be creative.

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Youtube.com was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim and the domain was activated on February 14,2005. The idea behind the founders was to be able to upload videos and share it with their friends. What was thought to be just a website where people could simply share their videos, turned out to be a great startup. It was in around 2006 that google acquired the website and since then it has been merged together with lots of google products like google+.

I think what makes me and so many people fall in love with the website is surely the freedom that it gives. You get to learn things and implement them and then earn lot of money out of it.


How long have you been using Internet?

I started using internet when I stepped into the college, but I remember, it was two years from then that I actually started using internet for lot of things. So, I would just go out and listen to lot of those videos and read the Wikipedia pages. For the initial two years, I used internet only for facebook and when I had to make presentations, but later in college I came to know about the importance it plays in our lives and have been using it extensively since then.

How has internet changed your lifestyle?

I would say it has made me more enlightened. So, earlier I was limited to the resources that I had, so the teachers and the people I used to meet in daily life. But now, it is more like, the approach from just adjusting with the average has changed to going for excellent and becoming excellent. There are no boundations anymore.

What do you think could be the possible uses of internet in the future?

My personal opinion is that our lives will revolve around internet in the future and that is for sure. So, we will be able to see automatic cars that work entirely on internet. It might be possible to figure out the emotions of the other person, just by scanning their face to the scanner and internet will find out the results. So, may be people will get to know what the other person is feeling. It might even be possible that we are able to figure out what is necessary to buy in a particular month, and may be internet will help us in finding out a good budget.

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IELTS Speaking Sample Answer # Time And Friends

There are so many people that we meet in our lives and then there are so many who stick with us for our entire lives but then there are some who are not able to stand the test of time. Yet, each friendship is unique and fills in our life so much of love. Let us today have a look at some of the time tested friendship.

How are your friendships different now than they were when you were a child?

As a child, everyone was my friend and yet no one was. I remember talking to certain set of people of some days and then talking to others on some other days. After some time, I met people with whom I chose to stick but the circle is somehow getting completed. Because, now I have lot of friends and the ones I hang out with change in every quarter or so.

How do you maintain a good friendship?

I think the only way to maintain good friendship is to make it transparent. When the other person knows you and understands your situations and trusts you that you will always say the truth, there are very few chances of ruining the friendship.

How do you make new friends?

There is never an attempt on my part to make friends deliberately. Yes, I do interact with people and for that matter lots of them and then during that interaction if I get to meet some people who are like minded and share the common worries we become friends.

How many people do you consider your “best friends?”

There are three people who are very close to me and know me inside out. They are the ones who understand me and know the things that I am facing, they know why I am reacting and there is so less to explain to them. So, I think these are the three people who are my best friends.

Is it common to have friendships across generations?

I don’t think so. I believe it is more common to have friendships in the same generation because there is this common view that the other might not understand us. But, when people from two generations become friends it is almost always amazing. Because there is so much that everyone can learn from each other.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of these types of friendships?

I think the major advantage is that everyone gets to learn a lot from the other person. Because both of them have different stance on the same thing and when these two stances meet, it is almost magical. On the other side, if people don’t understand that differences are bound to happen, friendships in two generations cannot happen.

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Do you have any friends from a different generation than you?

Yes I do have. Over the years, my parents have become my friends and I do share a lot of things with them. They are the ones who get to know what is happening in my life, first and things get told to the other world after that. It is amazing because they know what is happening and they do realize it and give me the best advice.

There is a saying “To have a good friend, you need to be a good friend.” How can you be a good friend?

To be a good friend, you need to be truthful to the other person. There are times when you can help and times when you cannot. To tell things as they are, is what makes a good friend. And then, you need to be able to keep things to yourself because it is only then that the other person can trust you. Also, if you try to understand the opinion of the other person, you do become a good friend indeed.

What do you usually do with your friends?

Most of the times we have fun together and fun for us could be either playing badminton or coding together or may be just hanging out like that sharing things with each other.

What factors may result in the breakdown of a good friendship?

The biggest thing in breaking a friendship or for that matter any relation is silence. When we choose to not talk about things that hurt us. When we are not loyal to the other person. So, may be ditching them or telling lies about them. May be not understanding the other person.

What is a best friend?

A friend who knows you inside out, who understands your point of view, who might not always agree with you but for sure will always support you. Who knows that there are times when you are wrong and can show you the right path.

What is the longest friendship that you have had?

The longest friendship would be the one that is the most special to me. My friend Vipula, we have been friends since I was in 11th class. So, it is almost eight years of we knowing each other. We have talked lot of paths together and it has been an amazing journey together.

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