IELTS Speaking # Goals And Motivation

We already had a look at some of the questions related to goals. We know that goals are important but we need to realize that it is very important for us to have motivation in our lives to be able to achieve those goals. Let us today have a look at some of the more questions that might be asked in IELTS related to goals and motivation.

Do you have any goals that you feel are unrealistic?

I believe that when you truly wish for something from the heart, you do achieve it. So, if there is something that I want, it might be possible that it is not possible in the present, but if I work hard on it and more importantly right on it , I can achieve it.

How do people’s goals change from country to country?

Every country has its own culture and people have their own priorities. So, may be the most important thing for a person in United States may be to open his or her business but may be for someone who belongs to a country like Pakistan, could be to find peace and have a secure job. However, every individual can have unique goals and they need not to be country specific.

What are your goals in your current job?

At my present job, I wish to be able to learn new technology as soon as possible and start working on it. Once I am master of my technology, I wish to explore the other sides of my personality as well.

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How would you feel if you failed to achieve any of your goals?

It feels really bad, more importantly like a loser. But after some time one feels numb and that is it. The body gets used to the fact of losing and it becomes really irritating for an individual. It takes lot of fight back then to achieve a goal because at some point of time we do become our own enemies.

Do you think it’s a good idea to write your goals down and tick them off as you achieve them?

Surely yes, doing this helps in keeping the individual motivated. Because when you see yourself achieving things you know exactly where you stand and how much is left. This know how to a certain degree helps in keep going.

How important are goals to you?

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Goals are the most important thing for me but more important is the journey towards achieving that goal. I wish to achieve my goals but only when I follow a right path. Achieving goals following wrong path or my betraying is something I would avoid.

What do you hope to have achieved by the time you’re sixty?

I hope happiness and satisfaction are the two things that I have when I am sixty. I wish that the day I die, and in the last 30 seconds of my flashback of my life, my arm should rise up and pat my back. I want to say to myself that I am proud of you because I lived a life.

What is a goal?

Goal is a dream with a time limit. So, someone might have a dream of becoming a singer but when that person says, I am going to be a singer in next one year, it is then that it becomes a goal.

Can goals help to change your life? How?

Goals certainly shape our lives. It is our goals that decide on what kind of decisions that we will take, the risks that we take, the people that we meet and the life that we choose to live. So, a painter will go out on exhibitions, make changes in life that suit the profession and meet like minded people.

How are plans and goals related?

Plans are tend to be more short sighted but goals have a little more time span. So, you might have the plan to go out on a weekend but goals are something more specific. Also, goals are something that are more personal with plans including lot of people.

Are you ambitious enough to achieve the goals you set?

Most of the times yes, I strive very hard to achieve my goals. Because not being able to achieve goals gives me a lot of dissatisfaction that is too annoying to bear.

Do you have spiritual/religious goals?

Spiritual goals you may say, yes I do have. I believe that we all have come here on Earth for a purpose, there is a reason for our existence and I wish to find that out for myself. I want that I am able to live a life I am sent for, to be able to do the task that I have been assigned to.

What is something you never learned to do but wish you had?

I could never learn any form of dance and I wish I could have learnt it earlier. However, I am planning to very soon learn a form of dance.


IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Fairy Tale

IELTS Listening Sample Questions: Fairy Tale

The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes Learning English.

Fairy Tale

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Answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.

  1. Which word is used to describe that something is being made again?
  2. What is synonym of style?
  3. Which movie star played the role of the evil fairy in Maleficent, a 2014 film based on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty?
  4. Which word has been used to refer to scary or frightening?
  5. What is the phrase used to refer to something that has been made less forceful?
  6. What is the synonym of beginning?
  7. Which phrase is used to mean that you eat something very fast?
  8. Who played the character of elf queen Galadriel in the Lord of the Rings?


  1. remake
  2. genre
  3. Angelina Jolie
  4. dark
  5. toned down
  6. inception
  7. gobble something up
  8. Cate Blanchett

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IELTS Speaking Sample Answer # Sleep And You

Sleep, no matter how much we want to work, is important. It is that one thing that we cannot live without and deprivation of it can cause so many issues in body. Let us today, have a look at some of the questions related to sleep that might be asked in Part I of Speaking section.

Do you suffer from nightmares? Can you remember any specific nightmare?

I don’t remember having any nightmares, but I do remember there are times when I just wake up in the middle of night, having remembered nothing. But, there was friend of mine, who used to get scary nightmares. One of them she told me was in which she was eating frogs and choking on it. It was so scary that we had to plan a vacation to get off that from our minds.

Do you believe that it’s possible to interpret dreams? Have you ever tried to interpret your own dreams?

I think yes, psychologist can surely interpret dreams only if they know the person. Because, then it becomes lot more easier to figure out what the person is fighting and make more sense out of some random pictures. I remember reading a book in which the psychologist used the dreams of his patient to figure out the unconscious mind of the patient. Yes, I remember when I was doing my graduation, dreams made me wonder a lot and whenever I used to have a dream, I would google it down.

Have you ever walked in your sleep? Do you know anyone who does?

I don’t remember ever walking in sleep, yet my friend told me about this guy from her college who used to walk in sleep and run across a certain tree until he get exhausted. Later it was found out that he had some psychological issue because of a dark past. With the help of psychologist he was able to fight things back.

How many of hours sleep do you generally need per night?

Most of the times, I need a minimum of 6 hours of sleep, but on a tiring day, usually when I am back from a trip, I tend to sleep around 8-10 hours.

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What time do you usually go to bed?

Most of the time I go to bed by 11 in the night and wake up by 5 in the morning.

Do you manage to sleep as much as you need? If not, why not?

Yes, I do sleep as much as is required by my body because I have been told that there is no point of having lot of money if you don’t have the body to spend it. So, we should take care of it. However, there was a time when I did not got much sleep. It was when I was starting my company, the initial days, there was so much that had to be done. And, even before starting it up, I had to earn more money to be able to save off for it. Those were the years when I did not got much sleep.

Have you ever suffered from insomnia?

Insomnia, not exactly, but yes there were times when I used to have very small sleeping hours. So, I would just fall asleep and then wake up and then again fall asleep. I soon realized that my body needs care.

Are you a light sleeper or a heavy sleeper?

I am definitely a heavy sleeper who has to go for light sleeping. I love to sleep and in my initial years of life I used to sleep a lot, but with later years coming in, I became more responsible and started sleeping only that was required by body.

What keeps you awake at night? 

There are few things that can keep me awake, one is writing, the other is coding. It is when I am doing these two things that I almost forget what the time is. I remember, one day, checking the clock after coding for some time, only to realize that it is now almost 2 in the night and I have been coding since past 5 hours. It is so amazing a feeling that I almost forget that sleep is also very important.



IELTS Speaking Sample Answer # Secret

Secret, are the words or things that people keep to themselves. They tend to hide from everyone to ensure that it does not harm themselves or others. We all have so many secrets, the secrets that no one knows or may be only  the selective people of our lives are aware of. Let us today, have a look at some of the questions related to secrets.

Do you like knowing and finding out secrets? Why?

No, I am not so very interested in finding out the secrets of other people lives. I believe that if a person thinks they can share there secrets with me, it is great, but forcing someone to share their lives with me, is not something I look very much forward to.

Are you good at keeping secrets? Why or why not?

Yes, I think I pretty good at keeping secrets. Mostly, because once I have heard a secret I tend to forget it as soon as possible. Because, if the secret keeps bothering me it is more likely that I will spill the beans, either to someone or in my diary making it susceptible. So, I hear the secrets and tend to remember them  only when the person talks about them again.

Should governments keep secrets from their people? Why or why not?

In my opinion, if it is for the larger good, than there should not be any problem in keeping secrets. So, for example, if the government finds out that a country is trying to attack us or may be cause harm in other way, warning is good, but telling the citizens entirely of the situation, can cause trouble  because they may start fearing.


What kinds of secrets do you think your government has?

Governments, I think have more secrets related to the weapons that the other countries have, or the plans that they are working out for a solution or to fight or create relations with other countries. A government knows more about the world affairs, the insiders, the reasons for the things happening around the globe.

What is something that lots of people dislike but you secretly love?

Fighting is one thing most people don’t like, but I tend to love it. I love it when two people argue over things, because I believe that it is always good to argue and fight out the solution, rather than just adjusting and bottling things up.

Should husbands and wives keep secrets from each other?

I believe yes. No matter we decide to share our livelihoods with each other, at the end of the day, we all are individuals with so much that we owe to oneself. Surely there are things that we should share with our partners but then there are so many things that we should keep to ourselves. For example, the details of the previous relations might not go out well with our partners and effect the present relation.

Should parents keep secrets from their children? If yes, what kind of secrets?

There is no harm in keeping secrets from children. Most of the parents do keep secrets from their children related to the problems they are facing. Like, a parent might have to face difficulty in giving their child education, sharing these issues might bring out pressure in the lives of children. Or, the family troubles. We all have family troubles and bringing our children into it, can create rift among children, almost snatching their childhood.


Do you know any secrets about celebrities?

I have never met any celebrity, so I don’t have so much of knowledge on that. But, I do know the little here and there from the newspapers that I read. Like, Alia Bhatt once said she is scared of flights and darkness and then there is Anurag Basu and Kalki who told that they were abused as children.

What kinds of secrets are dangerous?

There are so many of secrets that could turn out to be really dangerous. Like the documents of a country. If an army official or other  government employee chooses to disclose them to some other country, there are more chances of economy going down or may be some sort of war. Also, secrets involving more than one person could be dangerous. Because, it not only affects one life but rather so many.


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