Talk about a toy you liked in your childhood.
You should say:
What it was?
Who gave it to you?
What it looked like?
Explain why it was a special toy for you?
Toys are extremely precious for children and they are possessive about their favorite ones. As a child, I was lucky enough to have quite a few of them but there was one which I absolutely adored. It was a Barbie doll which was gifted to me by my parents.
I still remember that first advertisement of Barbie dolls in my country when they were just launched by Leo Mattel in India. It had a lovely music and displayed “the Happy Birthday Barbie”, which was wearing a pink gown with white polka dots. The doll had long golden hair and was even wearing matching pink sandals. I saw the ad every time it appeared on the TV and longed to have that doll myself. I was after my parents to get it for me which I didn’t get for a long time. Finally, I was gifted the very same doll by my parents.
I just loved everything about it- the dress, the hair and its beautiful features. I would comb it, bathe it and even made it sleep in the night. It was a special toy as it was different and unique as compared to any other doll available in those days. None of my friends had a Barbie which made me a proud owner of this English doll. There were extra dresses for Barbie with matching foot wear also available in the market and it was fun to change the dresses and make different hair styles. I spent most of my time playing with Barbie whenever i was home and it became my favorite possession.
IELTS writing essay, Euthanasia is no longer acceptable in modern society
Euthanasia is no longer acceptable in modern society. Discuss the solutions to accept this fact.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this question. You should write at least 250 words.
Euthanasia means putting an end to life with an intention to relieve pain and suffering. Different countries define euthanasia differently though the connotation remains the same. India’s Supreme Court issued a ruling to allow “passive euthanasia”, declaring that every individual has the right to die with dignity. The life support system of a terminally ill patient or one in a vegetative state is withdrawn to hasten the death under strict guidelines. However, the misuse of euthanasia for selfish ends is not uncommon. This has raised a question about its acceptance in the present social system.
Eminent lawyers voice the fear of euthanasia misuse in many eastern countries which are notorious for property disputes. The family members of old people can opt for intentional killing for unsurping their properties. Then, it is not uncommon to find people who don’t want to spend time and money taking care of their old and ill parents. For them, euthanasia may seem like an easy solution to run away from their responsibilities. Moreover, there are several documented cases of abuse in countries where euthanasia and assisted suicide is legal. It encourages vulnerable people to end their lives. There are people who have ended or are made to end their lives for petty reasons. For instance, in Belgium, a woman was euthanized because she was suffering from anorexia.
In most countries killing another person is considered murder, even if the intention is to “ease the pain”. It is believed that euthanasia is never necessary, even less since the advent of palliative care. Palliative care provided by a well-trained team can help the patient, his family and loved ones by controlling physical, mental, social and existential suffering. This is the reason why many western countries like Canada oppose euthanasia for it could become an economical method of treating the terminally ill patients. Not just that, there have been cases where medical personnel who carry out euthanasia for patients had to undergo psychotherapy and face personal consequences.
All in all, euthanasia is increasing in countries that have legalized it and we are witnessing worrisome abuse in these jurisdictions. It should not be forgotten that for a citizen to kill another, even if for compassionate reasons opens a Pandora’s box. Human life must be respected regardless of age, gender, religion, social status or potential for success. That is the reason for the almost universal prohibition against deliberately taking the life of a person. (404 Words)
IELTS Speaking Cue Card: Describe something which cannot be learnt in school
Describe something which cannot be learnt in school
You have to say:
What is it
When and where did you learn it
How did you learn it
Explain what you use it for.
Alma Mater is a place where one not only learns how to gain conceptual and theoretical knowledge but also to project himself by getting adequate training in personality development. Besides this, various extracurricular activities are taught to the students which are continued throughout life. However, I personally believe that the school does not teach us the traditional and moral values.The reason being that a child spends only around six hours in school and the rest at home.
Moreover, this is something which cannot be taught. It is imbibed in a human being as he/she grows with his family, siblings and neighborhood. This includes respecting our cultural values, giving due regards to women, elders and abiding the law of the land. A human being’s character builds up as he learns these peculiar qualities while growing up.
It is the prime responsibility of parents to set good examples for their children. I myself learnt these values from my parents and grandparents. These are to be absorbed as one grows witnessing his family members and elder people. These have become a permanent feature of my personality and I use them in my day to day life. Be it my home or my workplace or the time when I’m commuting in a metro train. I try to be as considerate and compassionate as possible while dealing with the old and the women.
The busy schedule of parents nowadays is depriving our generations of these values which are of paramount importance to the individuals and the society as a whole. If these values are not taught, it will lead to creation of a misguided youth who will not be the responsible citizens of society. A person may be successful in his career, which makes him financially strong but till the time he is not respectful to the society he is not a responsible citizen of the nation.
Describe a visit to a quiet place.
You should say:
Where the place is?
How you reached there?
What did you feel as you reach there?
Explain what you liked about the place?
As I travel frequently, I was able to avail the opportunity to visit a quiet place in my country. I shall be discussing about this exotic place in detail as I found it to be extremely peaceful, soothing and serene. The place is located in Tawang which is in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal is also known as the Land of Rising Sun and is situated at the altitude of around 10000 feet.
One has to travel a long distance and it takes three days to reach there from Delhi. Initially I boarded a three hours flight from Delhi to reach Guwahati. Since there is no further flight connectivity, for further journey, I commenced my movement by road to reach midway by evening. Third day before dawn, I started again to reach my destination.
The very next day I decided to trek my way to a monastery as I was keen to witness its beauty. My friends who had visited Arunachal advised me to visit it.
The local name of the monastery is Gumpha and it is located at a Hill Top. There is a treacherous track to reach the place. As I reached there, I was thrilled by the solace which I found in this place. There was no other inhabitation and construction .A stream was flowing next to it which added to the beauty and splendor of that architectural masterpiece. I could hear the chirping birds and noise of breeze .I appreciated the Monastery’s peculiar pagoda kind of construction.
The atmosphere was full of warmth and had a magical affect on my mind. After spending three days I reached back rejuvenated and full of energy. The memories of this quaint place are still fresh in my mind.