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 Cue Card #building with architectural interest

Describe a building/structure with architectural interest.

You should say:

  • what is it
  • what is the historical significance of it
  • why should we preserve it

and describe the building/structure in details.

Sample Answer :

The Leaning Tower of Pisa also popularly known as Tower of Pisa is an interesting and amazing  structure situated in the Pisa city of Italy.  It is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square and very famous for its unintended tilt to one side. The site is flocked by tourists all over the world and is considered a major attraction.

The height of the tower is around 183 feet. The width of the tower is higher in the lower part. The tower has 296 steps and offers a great architectural and artistic value to the world. The tilt of this tower was never planned. It occurred unintentionally. During the construction phase, the tilt was created due to the inadequate foundation on the soft ground. Later this tilt increased until the structure was stabilised. Around 200 years were taken to build this greatest structure.

There are some debates about the real architect of this world famous structure and it has been credited to Guglielmo and Bonanno Pisano who are considered to be the architects of this structure. But recent studies imply this credit to Diotisalvi as the original architect. This is still a never ending debate.

This structure has many historic significance and was one of the seven medieval wonder of the world. The structure was built initially by the people of Pisa to show the value and importance of the Pisa city and justify their place in the world. The plan included a cathedral, a baptistery, a bell tower and a cemetery. The construction began at around 1173 and completed in the middle of 1300.

This famous tower is not known only for the great beauty of its Romanesque architecture but also for its historical significance. It is of great cultural and social importance to its people. The famous astronomer Galileo Galilei is said to have dropped a cannon ball and a musket ball bot hat a time from the Tower of Pisa to prove that weight does not affect the dropping speed of an object. This place has scientific importance too.

This structure was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and had been very famous as one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World. I will surely like to visit it some day.

Follow-Up Questions :

Q1. Why are historical places considered famous?
Ans Historical places are a gateway for the curios souls. They give us an insight about the ancient rites and rituals and act as a bridging agent between the past and the present. Historical places describe the art and culture of the old times and its super fascinating.

Q2. How has architecture  developed over the years ?
Ans The buildings made in the past were generally large area structures that had lot of minimal and stones that were used in their making. The architecture today is more about glamourous and fashionable looking structures. People use variety of iron and glasses for the same purpose.

Q3. Tell us something about the historical places or places of architectural interest in your city.
Ans I currently reside in Dehradun. The city is truly a heaven’s abode and it holds lot of tourist attractions. The famous places are robber’s cave, forest research institute, Indian Military Academy and the list goes on. It is a place which I will surely recommend to people to visit.

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IELTS CUE CARD # Modern technology you own

Describe a piece of modern technology you own.

You should say:

  • what it is
  • what you use it for
  • how long you have owned it

And explain why it is important for you.



Modern Technology You Own, IELTS DEHRADUN

Sample Answer :

I’m a gadget freak and I personally enjoy buying and collecting several pieces of modern technology and electronic gadgets that I often use and amongst all of them, I would like to talk about my laptop. I own a MacBook Air which is manufactured by Apple Inc. The laptop has an amazing  configuration and it supports most of the latest software. It came with its upgraded IOS operating system and it was a bit expensive for me to buy but I can say that it was definitely worth it. I bought it approximately a year ago when I replaced my old Dell laptop with this new one.

It is used for a variety of official purposes as well as personal use. I use the internet to find information for several projects, communicate with my friends, listen to music using this laptop. I sometimes prepare some documents and play games in it as well. This laptop serves as a source of entertainment too. In fact, I use my laptop more frequently than any other electronic device I have including my laptop.

I’ve been using laptop for more than 10 years now. Since the technology changes with every passing days and the use of latest software which demands faster performances, we need to upgrade our computers and laptops very regularly to ensure good performance, I replaced my old laptop with this new one for the same reason.

As I have previously mentioned, I use this laptop for a list of reasons like sorting and writing documents, to keep in contact with my friends, maintain my blogs, watch movies, listen to music and for many other important purposes. It has definitely become an unavoidable technology for me that I use almost every day.

Follow-Up Questions:

Q1. How can technology make our life easier?
Ans Technology has made a very powerful impact in our lives in many ways and so far technological advancement has made our life easier than ever. The internet has contributed to this to a large extent. It has also made the day to day communication faster and easier. Communication and shopping have improved as well.

Technology has made it possible to cure diseases that were incurable in the past. It has improved the way we travel, cook, play, make a relationship, spend our leisure time. The space exploration has enhanced our perspective of life and universe while we can better fight the natural disasters with the help of technology. Technology has turned out as a blessing to us.

Q2. What are some greatest inventions you know about?
Ans There are many remarkable and creative inventions that has changed our lives and humankind. According to me, the cars and light bulb are two of the most important things that were ever invented. The first device helps people commute whenever they want and wherever they are and the second has made working in dark places and at night feasible. I should probably mention the wheel, printing press, paper, Penicillin, Integrated Circuit and camera are also necessarily important.

Q3. Can you do without your mobile phone?
Ans The answer to this is a straight cut no. Due to the fact that it’s multifunctional, it constitutes an integral part of my life. I use it constantly every day to make calls and talk to my friends and family, send messages, access the internet, take pictures, surf for information, listen to music. I think I’ll have a very difficult time even if I lose it for a while. Its such a nightmare.

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