IELTS Speaking Sample Answer # Communication

When two people exchange their ideas, share their opinions and discuss things, it is then they communicate.

How is communication changing between people?

Communication has definitely changed in the past few decades. From communicating through pigeon dropping letters we are now able to see each other while talking. Earlier people went on to meet others personally, but with advancement in technology people are now comfortable sitting in their room and interacting through smart phones. Instead of those long letters now see the cut and short messages.

It used to be common to talk to strangers. Do you think it’s okay to talk to people you don’t know?

I think it is fine only with an intention of knowing the other person or may be just passing time. Because no matter how great friends we have, they also were strangers at some point of time. But, if one starts interacting with complete strangers, whom we never meet of have no connection in common, sometimes it turns out in a very negative way, especially if one is traveling alone.

How often do you start up a conversation with people you don’t know?

I do it rarely, especially when I am in a journey and I see my comrades. I remember, there was a journey that I took and I met people from my company and we didn’t knew each other. So, we talked off and got to know about the company and stuff. The other time I was taking a journey to Puri during the path yatra and met so many people during my journey. Some told me about the temple’s history, others shared their passion for touching the rope of the chariot.

Think about how your Grandmother talks with people. Is it the same as how you talk to people?

My grandmother is very sincere when she talks to people. I have seen her speaking her heart out, being hones with what she feels about the other person. Rarely, does she speaks with those she is not interested in. Too an extent I think I am like her only, because I also speak to the ones I like to.

How do you think will people communicate in the future?

I think it will be all technology for communicating. Most probably, people will communicate using their minds. Technologies where people will be able to send their thoughts off to the other person will be available. It might even be possible that people are able to feel the other person virtually and interact with them.

How have smart phones changed communication?

Smart phones have taken talking as the form of communication to messaging as the foremost method we use to communicate. Earlier people interacted using a call, now we have whatsapp, social media and so much at our tip. There was wait in earlier times, the curiosity for the letter about to come, and then the fun in reading it and writing back. Now, it is very instant. The moment, I feel like talking with someone, I can interact in jus seconds, get a reply and move on. Although, it has made conversations easier but I think it has taken away the fun of waiting and reading about the other person life.

Name at least 10 forms of communication.

Communication can take place in any way. Some of the most common methods of communication are –

  1. email
  2. facebook
  3. twitter
  4. whatsapp
  5. twoo
  6. messaging
  7. google +
  8. voip
  9. video calling
  10. letters

Do you think people can communicate with ghosts and spirits?

I am not very sure of it. But, I think if people claim to be able to talk to ghost and spirits we should definitely look into this matter. Because, if it is possible this means that ghost and spirits do exist and it does brings into forefront a very big question for science as science fails to explains the presence of them.

What is the most basic form of communication?

No matter how much advancement in technology happens, I think still the most basic form of communication remains to be our mouth. It is with talking that we are able to communicate and make some lasting friendships and relations. Apart from that, however, social media is surely emerging as a basic form of communicating with people.


IELTS Listening # Smell And Memories

Smell And Memories

The audio given below has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. The audio talks about things which are important for us, smell and memories. You can play or download it, from the given link –

Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS.

  1. What phrase means creating picture in your mind means?
  2. Which smell reminds Kate of her grandmother’s home?
  3. Does the our smelling senses become better or worse as we grow up?
  4. Describe in one word, “to start something off”.
  5. What is the synonym of fragrance?
  6. The speaker uses a word to describe the smell of food in positive way. What is it?
  7. The speaker uses two words to describe smell in a negative way. What are they?


  1. To conjure up
  2. smell of mothball
  3. poor
  4. Trigger
  5. Scent
  6. Aroma
  7. Odor, stink