Speaking Part 2 – Crime

Q1: What sorts of crimes are common where you live?
Ans: Every major city in the world is infested with crime nowadays. No matter how good the police are or how tough the law and order situation is there are always a few people who are looking for trouble or trying to get you into trouble. I put up in London and even though it is very difficult to get away with crime in the city but still you don’t have C.C.T.V cameras everywhere in the city. Stabbing and robbery are some of the most common crimes committed in the area where I live. It is not safe to go out in the dark all by yourself as it can be very dangerous.

Q2: What do you think makes people commit serious crimes?
Ans: There are numerous reasons why people commit crime. Criminals have different mindsets and obviously necessities are different too. Some people commit crime to make some quick money as they are struggling to make enough money from their day jobs. There are people who are born into families of criminals so it comes quite natural to them. To these people committing crime is not a wrong thing but a way of living. There are professional criminals too who set out a particular target and work on it for months and in some cases even years. These professionals are a part of the society and it is very difficult for the police to distinguish them from a law abiding citizen.

Q3: Do you think that some form of entertainment, such as video games, promote violence?
Ans: Well they do, video games are violent and they take us into the world that does not exist in real. There are all sorts of video games for different age groups but the ones that promote violence are specifically rated 18+. There is this one video game called grand theft auto where you are set on missions to kill other people, steal cars and are involved in fights with the cops. If this game gets in the hands of kids it will encourage them to get violent and try these actions in real life. Even though video games are a form of entertainment but I strongly believe they should come with a warning and the violence in them should be significantly reduced.


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Speaking Part 3 # Punishing Law Breakers

Speaking Part 3 # Punishing Law Breakers, IELTS BAND7 DEHRADUN

Speaking Part 3 – Punishing Law Breakers

Q1: Do people who break law in your country receive the correct punishment?
Ans: The laws are made as such that any act that is illegal according to the constitution of our country is punishable in its own accord. Some of the most common offences are traffic related incidents and often involve people not wearing seat belts or helmets. In a country like ours it is very difficult to maintain law and order to the maximum and there are repeat offenders who get away with crimes on many occasions. The more influential person you are the easier it is for one to get away with crimes in my country so at times people who break the law receive the correct punishment and sometimes the lawyer and their contacts are able to influence the judiciary and justice is not delivered.

Q2: Is the death penalty ever acceptable?
Ans: Yes it is and I believe that in a country like ours where humanity shames itself every new day that we punish those who commit heinous crimes and send the right message across to offenders who want to go down the same path. I am not very proud of this but rape is a very serious problem in India nowadays. It’s not only the crimes but at times the manner in which these gruesome acts are committed that they send chills down my spine. There is no other option but to execute these people as they are a burden on our society and a blot on our system. If these people are able to breathe the same air as a law abiding citizen of this country then it’s a mockery of law and order in our country.

Q3: Are there any alternatives to putting someone in jail?
Ans: There are many alternatives that government should have apart from jail to help people who commit crimes. Firstly it depends upon the kind of crime one commits and if is something serious then they should be put in jail straightaway and let law take its own course. There are some people who commit petty crimes out of necessity and they should be referred to different programs and be mentored to become a better individual. Traffic offences are something that majorly goes unpunished so I’d like a program where those who commit traffic violations are punished with some sort of community service and are made accountable for their actions.



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IELTS Listening Sample Questions # Fathers

Fathers are the most important individual in our lives! They are the ones that teach us so many things, stand by us in our hardest of our times and help us to grow in the best possible way! This time we are looking at the IELTS listening sample question that talks about Fathers. The audio has been taken from BBC 6 minutes English. Listen to the audio below and answer the following questions in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS

  1. According to recent research in the UK, what percentage of men are present when their children are born?
  2. Who is the author of the book “The Life of Dad”?
  3. How many reasons are mentioned by Anna Machin for men to become fathers?
  4. Which term is used when you have to tell that someone is not very enthusiastic about something?
  5. Which phrase is used to say that you are doing something even when you are not interested in doing it?
  6. What term does the speaker uses to refer to the fact that you agree that something is true even if you are perhaps ashamed of it or do not want to do it?
  7. Which term is used for a father whose main communication with their children is to give them strict rules or to punish them?
  8.  What term is used for fathers who are involved with their children and share bringing up their children with their parents?


  1. 95%
  2. Anna Machin
  3. three
  4. not keen
  5. going along with
  6. admit
  7. disciplinarian
  8. hands-on



IELTS Cue Card Sample Questions # Public Transport


We all need to travel everyday to work, to school or college, to meet people or to visit different places. During earlier times, people usually commuted by public modes of transportation partly because only a few owned their personal vehicles and partly due to the fact that these were considered more comfortable and safe. However, in this day and age, not only has the proportion of privately owned vehicles increased enormously, but also there is a common belief that public buses or trains are over- crowded, uncomfortable and unsafe. Certainly, our government is taking all the necessary steps to ensure that the maximum number of people start using public vehicles in order to make our cities pollution free. Let’s consider a cue card asking us to talk about a time when we used public transport.

Describe a visit that you made using public transport. You should say –

  • what was the visit?
  • when did you make?
  • with whom did you make the visit?

also, explain, how was your visit?

Sample Answer One

It’s been a long time since I’ve not been using public modes of transportation on daily basis, except at times when we decide to travel by long distance trains on our holiday trips sometimes .However, there was a time, when I regularly commuted in a “Mumbai local train”, from my home to college every day. Our house was located in a suburb called “Bandra” and my junior college was in town ,”Grant Road” to be precise. The local train took around 45 minutes to cover this distance.
I used to get the monthly pass made for the first class compartment as it was much less crowded than the regular one. I really preferred travelling in the local train as it was the fastest means to cover the distance from home to college. At the same time, it was bang on time, comfortable and safe too. There were separate ladies compartments which were always less crowded than the men’s compartments. Most importantly, it gave me a unique insight into the life in Mumbai- a megacity which is home to people from different regions of this country.
Each day I would see many new faces while travelling. There were people from all walks of life- from students to fisher women and from tourists to local office goers. Sometimes, I would read a newspaper or a book while at others I just gazed out of the window. I even made a few friends in the train, who were regular commuters like me.
Unfortunately, if I ever think of travelling in the local these days, my cousins in Mumbai would call me insane. This infamous local train has the ability to make people shudder merely on the mention of its name. These days, the local trains are extremely overcrowded, the doors never close and passengers are constantly hanging out of them. Luckily, I have all the good memories of my unique travel experience, though I never tried doing that again after finishing my college and moving out of Mumbai. (335 Words)

Sample Answer Two

Being a solo traveler, public transport is the only medium that I confide in the most. It is the safest and one gets to interact with the local people on the bus. I remember visiting Shravanbelagola a few months back and it was on my journey to the place that I extensively used the public transport. Not knowing the places and the language, public transportation really did helped.
It was the time when people all over the country came to the place for the festival of Jains and so the government had also made the arrangements in that manner. I visited the place and on interacting with the locals got to know about the places near by and visited them using the public transport.
It was an amazing experience travelling to the place and although public transport did not made it seem simpler, but sure it made me feel more comfortable and safer. Also, using the public transport never made me feel as if it was a solo trip. I always felt surrounded by people.

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