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?

ANSWERS

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

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IELTS Cue Card # AN INTERESTING ANIMAL IN YOUR COUNTRY

IELTS Cue Card # AN INTERESTING ANIMAL IN YOUR COUNTRY

India has some of the world’s most biodiverse regions. The political boundaries of India encompass a wide range of ecozones-desert, highlands, tropical and temperate forests, swamplands, plains, riverbeds, grass lands and islands. These areas have diverse flora and fauna. Let us look at the cue card that asks us to talk about an interesting animal in our country.

AN INTERESTING ANIMAL IN YOUR COUNTRY

    You should say:

  • .what is it
  • .what it looks like
  • .where it lives
  • And explain how you feel about this animal.

Although my country is home to a large variety of flora and fauna species, I would like to talk about “Tiger” which is the largest of all cat species. It is most recognizable for its pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur.
It has been more than 40 years since the Bengal tiger was declared as the National animal of India. It was a part of “project tiger”, an initiative launched to check the dwindling population of tigers in India. Tigers are found in different parts of Asia like India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan , Malaysia etc.

Tigers occupy a wide range of habitat types but mostly require thick cover(to provide camouflage), proximity to water and abundance of prey. It is solitary by nature and doesn’t live in prides unlike Lions. Tigers also prefer secluded den locations which may consist of caves or hollow trees. They usually confine their movements within their own territories.

Tigers are one of the most majestic and beautiful wild animals but the situation for this species is critical and requires immediate action. Thousands of tigers have been killed by the poachers for their skin, bones and teeth which are sold in the western countries at exorbitant prices.
I feel that tiger is an iconic species and its conservation should be one of the main objectives of our country. Under the “project tiger” more than 25 tiger reserves have been established in India, in order to protect these animals as much as possible. The population of tigers has increased but poaching still remains a threat. I really hope that these efforts continue in order to preserve this amazing animal. (273 Words)

FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS

Q1.So many animals are extinct nowadays. Why you think this is happening?
Ans. In my opinion, habitat destruction and hunting are the two main reasons why so many animal species are getting endangered and extinct nowadays. In order to develop cities, farmlands and industries, deforestation has been done on a massive scale which has in turn led to animal-human conflict. Also, poaching and hunting of animals is done to sell their skin, bones etc. fetching high prices in the international market.

Q2.Why do people have pets in their homes?
Ans. A lot of people in this world are animal lovers and they keep animals like dogs and cats in their homes for a simple reason that they love them, adore them and enjoy their company. These days guide dogs or assistant dogs have become members of many families. Others, who live in the countryside also keep cows, buffaloes, horses for milking and riding purposes. In India, oxen and bulls are still used in villages for farming purposes.

Q3.Earlier people used animals for their work. What do they use now?
Ans. In the past, animals were used extensively as beasts of burden all over the world. For instance, donkeys and mules carried load, elephants carried logs and oxen were used for farming. Also, horses and camels served as means of transportation. However, in today’s technologically savvy world, machines and much faster modes of transportation have taken over the role of animals. At the same time, there are certain remote locations where these animals are used even now. A clear example would be the deserts where camels are still used widely to move from one place to another.

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