IELTS Speaking Part 1: Questions and answers
Question 1: Are there many advertisements in your country?
Answer: Indeed, there are a lot of advertisements. Apart from television commercials and print adverts, outdoor advertising is also very popular in my country.
Question 2: Why do you think there are so many advertisements now?
Answer: In my view, there are two main reasons why we see so many ads around us. Firstly, advertising has become a powerful tool to promote any product and to reach a wide range of audience. Secondly, manufacturers spend a substantial amount of their annual budget on ads.
Question 3: What are the various places where we see advertisements?
Answer: In today’s media dominated world, advertisements can be seen everywhere – television, newspapers, magazines and roads. From hoardings and pamphlets to stickers and banners, there are numerous forms of advertising that cover almost every place around us.
Question 4: How do you feel about advertisements?
Answer: I feel that advertisements have become an essential part of our environment. However, too many commercials on TV and radio often irritate me, especially when I’m watching or listening to my favorite programs. Excessive adverts in the newspaper also reduce my interest in reading.
I remember visiting rock garden in Chandigarh last year, with my family. The garden was so big and unique that I still remember it. It is sculpture garden and is completely built of industrial and home waste and thrown-away items. It was started by Nek Chand, a government official in 1957.
He used to collect the industrial waste and the other city waste and created the sculptures from them. The garden is regarded as a unique place and the perfect symbol of recycling. The layout of the garden is that of a lost kingdom. The moment one enters the garden, the small entrance doors which make the head bow, not only creative an ambience of royal but also impart humbleness. One has to pass through a verity of doorways, archways, vestibules, streets and lanes of different scales and dimensions, each one opening into a new array of display or courtyards and chambers lending an air of suspense and curiosity at every corner, at every turn.
An open air theatre and a vast pavilion with a center stage are the other highlights of the rock Garden where art and culture blend amidst rustic and exotic environs of the garden.
Most people go there to visit and see it, it is rather a tourist spot and lots of people come on daily basis.
I remember looking at the garden and being awed by the beauty the garden is made of. I mean no one can say that it is made of waste because they have been put to so great use. I think everyone must visit it during their life time.
IELTS Letter: Request for a new room/dorm
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You live in a room which you share with another student. You have some problems with your roommate.
Write a letter to the accommodation officer of the college to change your room. In your letter
mention the problems you are facing
say how these problems are affecting you
request for a new room.
You do NOT need to write your own address.
Begin your letter as follows.
You should write at least 150 words.
I am writing you to request for a new room in the halls of residence as I am facing problems with my current roommate.
The biggest problem is that I am unable to study or even sleep in my room because my roommate has a lot of friends who visit him every day in the evening. They are quite noisy and bothersome. They listen to loud music and play cards till late night. The room has just become a place of entertainment for him and his friends. Furthermore, he often borrows my personal belongings like backpacks, electronic devices and clothes without asking me. I find it very annoying.
His irresponsible behavior has seriously affected my studies. I used to be a bright student in my school but I got average grades in the first semester. Because of these results, I have lost my confidence. I fear if this situation were to extend for much longer, I would have no option but to change my college altogether. For you see I am a student and cannot afford to live outside college or even have a drastic decline in my studies for that matter.
I have tried to talk with him about this issue, to no avail. And thus I find myself having to report the severity of this predicament and to bring it to your notice. I hope by doing so I might be relocated to a more considerable roommate’s presence or if possible not have a roommate at all. As you are probably aware, next term are the semester examinations. If I am found to be lacking in those, I might be asked to leave this college, which as I mentioned previously would be a harsh circumstance.
I hope to hear from you soon.