IELTS Speaking sample question – Robots

IELTS Speaking sample question – Robots

In today’s times we are surrounded by machines, robots and humans have been in more than one way or another been replaced by machines in numerous fields. Machines that are able to perform tasks just like humans and in a more effective manner are called robots however, Scientists nowadays are adding more human like programs to these electrical machines so that they are able to understand us better.
Q1.Can Robots replace humans?
ANS.In these ever demanding times where human need is growing every second we need every helping hand possible. Robots have been around for some time but its only now that their demands has sky rocketed and they are being replaced by humans in many a fields but it’s us humans who made them in the first place so even if they are more productive than humans in certain tasks they will never be able to replicate human like emotions or understanding as these kinds of programs cannot be designed. Every human is different and there are 7 billion people on this planet so even if they do design programs based on emotions and ideas it will be catering to the entire idea of generalisation rather than just focusing on an individual.
Q2.Have you ever seen any robots, Where?
ANS.Well recently I went to this event which was held at Pragiti maidan in Delhi. It was for the promotion of an upcoming Hollywood film titled Transformers. The movie is set in an alternate universe where humans and robots fight side by side against enemies from another planet which are also Robots. There were a lot of robots on display but the one that got everybody’s attention was a robot called “Bumble bee”. It was a huge mechanical person which was bright yellow in colour and was loaded with guns and all kinds of ammunition. The most striking feature about that robot was that it could transform itself into a car which left everybody in attendance stunned. I was surely astonished at this marvellous feat as something which was only possible in magazines and movies now exists in real life too.
Q3.Give an example of a common robot in use
ANS.As mentioned earlier there are many kinds of robots in use but the most common one that is used in every modern household are irobot vacuum cleaners. These are smart circular devices that help in cleaning your house. They are programmed in such a manner that once switched on they go around the entire house and vacuum the floor. The in-built program helps them map the area so no area gets cleaned twice and also they are able to hover around the house without damaging any furniture as the in-built sensors, motion detectors are able to detect any object or movement in their path. These machines cost a lot but they are worth every penny as they have been thoroughly tried and tested in different corners of the earth and the results are overwhelming.


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