IELTS Speaking Sample Answer # Ethics

Ethics are the behavior that define the conduct of an individual, that shape how a person behaves in the toughest of situations. Some people are taught ethics, some learn on their own, while there are so many living without any ethics. Let us today, have a look at some of the questions related to ethics.

Do you consider yourself to be an ethical person?

I would say, Yes. I do have certain rules made by me, that I follow but for now, there are many that I have broken and kind of wandering from here and there. But, soon I will come back to my routine.

Have you ever found a smart phone? What did you do? If you haven’t, what do you think you would do?

No, I never found a smart phone lying like that. But, if I ever found one, I think I will call on the most recent conversation and ask them to pick the phone or tell the person that the phone is available with me at the particular place.

Would you risk your life to save another person?

I would say yes. I am very afraid of dying and I cannot see people dying. So, if there is a chance where I would be able to save someone I think I will go. But, then I think there could be very tough situations as well. In those, I think I will go out and save my loved ones first.

What should a person do if they find a wallet? What do people usually do? What would you do?

I think the best thing to do would be to figure out whose wallet it is and then return it to the person. Well, it depends. There are many who do the same as I said, then there are some who give it to the police. While there are some who take out the money from the wallet and keep everything intact. There are then those people, who take everything from the wallet, including the money and the identities.

What are some ethical dilemmas you have faced?

The most ethical dilemma that I faced was when I had to get my passport issued. I had planned that I would not give money to the passport person but I had to give and I have felt very guilty for that.

Is stealing always wrong? When is it right to steal?

No, nothing I believe can always be wrong. There are people who steal things like food and water, and that can never be termed as wrong. Because, most of the times it is done out of pure intentions. Either to feed the family or to oneself, even more it is so desperate and natural that it cannot be termed as wrong.

If you could save people by killing one person, would you?

I don’t think I would ever do that. Because, I think that there can always be another way of saving people. But, when we think of it in extreme sense, like killing a terrorist or a murderer, I would go for it. So, it is more like, if that one person wants to harm the rest, I would go kill but other wise I would try to find some other way.

How often do you lie? When is it okay to lie?

Earlier, I used to lie a lot, or you can say manipulate a lot. Manipulations I do still, but I think lying has reduced because I have realized that it is more fearless and amazing to say the truth. It brings along with it lot of power. I think the only one time lying is good is when it is for a good greater purpose.

What makes a person act ethically or unethically?

I think it is more about the values that one has grown up with. The person is more likely to behave ethically if he or she has been taught that way, but unethically if it is that way. More importantly, I think these terms are very relative. What might be ethical for one might not be for the other person.

If you saw a pickpocket stealing someone’s wallet what would you do?

I would go and try to grab the person or may be tell other people as well so that we together can prevent the situation. Also, I think my motive would not to punish the pick pocketer but finding out the reason behind it.

Should poor people be punished for stealing if they are stealing to feed their family?

No, I believe punishing them is a bigger crime than they are doing. Instead we should try to find their real situation and come together to help them.


IELTS Speaking Sample Answer # Effects Of Smoking

Smoking is one of the most addictive habits that has ruined so many of the people. It causes diseases that harm people giving them life taking diseases. No matter, how many advertisements have been done, bringing out awareness among people about the ill-effects of smoking, people tend to smoke for several reasons. Let us today, have a look at some of the questions related to smoking.

Does smoking make you look cool? Why or why not?

In my opinion, smoking has nothing to do with making anyone look cool . However, with so many stars smoking, it has come into the minds of people, that smoking is cool. But, I believe that a person’s personality is about what is within and not what is outside. Smoking is a habit and for that note, a bad one.

How many friends do you have who smoke? Do you smoke?

Most of my friends smoke, especially the boy friends that I have. Some of them smoke a lot, however, others tend to do it occasionally. No, I prefer not smoking.

Should people be allowed to smoke in public? If so, where?

I think yes, people should be allowed to smoke in public but only in the smoking zones. Allowing to smoke anywhere they wish, is harmful for others who don’t smoke.

Is raising the price on cigarettes a good way to get people to quit?

I believe, increasing the price might lower down the rate of people smoking on one hand, but then can also cause other issues as well. Like, people can go out and become bankrupt or cause crimes just to smoke. However, if some one is not very addictive they might quit. On the larger note, I believe that to make people quit smoking there should be more awareness.

What do you think about electric cigarettes?

I think they can be the first step towards quitting cigarettes. Also, since they are less harmful than nicotine cigarettes, I think it can be used as an alternative to nicotine cigarettes.

What are the ill effects of smoking?

Smoking is injurious to health of not only the person who does smoking but also to others. It has been termed as the one habit that tends to cause the highest rate of cancer and heart attacks among people. Not only that, smoking also causes respiratory problems in people, often reducing their life span. Adding more, smoking can even reduce the memory strength of an individual.

Are there any benefits of smoking?

When we are looking for short term benefits, I think there surely are. It reduces anxiety and tends to improve the concentration level of an individual. However, no matter how many short term benefits smoking may provide, for a longer run, its ill effects by pass the benefits.

Should smoking cigarettes be illegal?

I think no. Smoking is injurious to health but then every individual has their own choices to make. If someone prefers smoking, or finds joy in it, or may be is able to relax after a long day, there is nothing wrong. Also, I think smoking is always better than suicide. There are so many people who give up on their life and dreams because of some stupid reasons, which I believe is much more dangerous than going for an addictive thing like smoking.

How popular is smoking in your country?

Smoking has become one of the most popular activities in our country. Some of the people tend to start smoking following their favorite stars or idols, while others begin because of peer pressure. Even more with the hectic life style that we are living in, smoking has become an alternative to fight the stress. There have even been children who started smoking just to bring an impression on other people. However, with the government trying, there have even been cases where people have left smoking.

Should smoking be banned in movies? Why or why not?

I think definitely yes. Cinema influences people like nothing else and when people tend to see their favorite stars they are more likely to imitate them, especially teenagers. With movies, I believe things that we want our society to be should be expressed more.


IELTS Letter Sample Answer # Problem in Job

You should spend 20 minutes on this task.
You recently took a part time job in a local company. However, after working there for some time you noticed lot of problem surfacing. 

Write a letter to the manager. In your letter

  • explain why you took the job.
  • what are the problems that you are facing?
  • suggest what can be done about it?

Write at least 150 words.
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing to raise a concern about the problems I am facing at the job in your company. My name is Avi and you appointed me as a part time counselor three months back. The reason I am writing is to inform you about the two issues that the reception area is facing, which you are not aware of.

Firstly, the duty staff of night is not coming regularly, except me and Avan. For the few who do come there is no regularity and often sleep in the hotel rooms. Last week, a customer came and we had no rooms to give because the staff had taken hold of four rooms. The matter worsened when none of them replied when we tried reaching them.

Secondly, the food that is supposed for the customers is being eaten by the staff members. Even more, the quality of food has deteriorated leading to times when rotten food gets served to customers.

I hope you will look into this matter as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully,



IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Work And Technology

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Technology has changed the way people work. Discuss
Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer One

With computers in our hand, highly skilled individuals at our workforce and every day inventions that are changing the way that we work. Technology has surely made a great impact on the way we work. There are opinions that technology is destroying the middle class and ultimately many jobs. However, people believe that technology is making lives easier allowing people to focus not only on their work but maintain a healthy lifestyle.

There has been a shift in the kind of jobs that people used to do in the past decade. From times, when organizations required people who could put their data into a register, maintain the register. A skilled workforce is required that knows how to operate on computers, better if they know database. Even more, with everything coming online, there is a huge demand of people who can do online jobs. So, one can find jobs like content writer, editor, fashion designer and so much more online.

Even more, technology has allowed people to work for their own. For example, there have been individuals like Gursimran Khamba, Tanmay Bhatt and many others who have earned well off by putting their art online. Also, with technology people have gained much more freedom with respect to work. More and more people now work from home allowing them to balance both their work and life.

Overall, technology has surely changed the way people work. With more sophisticated software becoming easily accessible to individuals, work has become easier and more flexible. However, there have been people who have lost their jobs to technology, the ones who were able to change and learn working with automation have gained success. (276 Words)

Sample Answer Two

Technology is the application of science and in the past few centuries we have been able to invent some of the best technologies that have changed the way things are done. From the way we work to the way we relax technology has surely entered every sphere of our life, mainly affecting our work. Although, it has made our lives easier, there have been many unskilled or low skilled jobs that have been lost for technology.

Technology is almost everywhere in our workplace from fax machines to the printers. We require technology for almost everything. From days when everything was stored in hard copies, we have moved into time when everything information is stored in databases. Organizations demand for individuals who know, how to use them. The farmers need not to plough the entire field on their own, but they can easily do it with the help of tractors.

Even more, with space technology becoming so efficient, it has become more easier for us to predict the simple of things like weather, allowing people to plan things accordingly. Invention of internet has connected everyone around. A company is now able to operate from different geographical spaces and yet stay connected. People are not defined by their work space and can easily work from the place and time that they want to.

In conclusion, just like industrial revolution, the advancement in technology has transformed many jobs, requiring a completely new skill set as compared to earlier times. While many have changed themselves to fit into this new technical world, others have resented and just like always the one who changed have gained more success.(273 Words)

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