Computers are everywhere and the effect of computers can be seen everywhere. No matter you have a degree on computer science or not, in the present era, we all are surrounded by computers. It is very common to see people using computers and a new form of literacy has come around the corner, people who can use computers and the ones that cannot.
Let us today have a look at some the questions asked in IELTS speaking section related to computers and their possible answers.
When was the first time that you saw a computer?
I remember seeing a computer for the first time at my house. My father had got it for my mother as she was doing a computer course at that time. It was because of her that I got acquainted with computers in the initial years of my life.
Do you have a computer at your house?
I don’t have a computer at present because the desktop that I earlier used is still at my native town and I have shifted to a new city. But, I am planning to soon buy a laptop.
How is a computer important for you? Why?
I am a professional blogger and for me computer is my work place. If it is not there, I have nothing else to do. My work entirely depends on it and so too an extent my life as well.
When do you use a computer and for what purpose?
I use a computer for almost everything that I do these days. Be it writing or paying bills or may be staying connected with my friends. I truly believe that computers have taken the world by storm and made all our lives simpler.
When did you start using computers?
I remember using computers when I was in class III. My mother taught me the basic use of it, like opening it and closing it and then may be the windows office suite. So, it was in my initial years that I learnt making presentation and writing documents. And I believe that this is something that has truly helped me in my later years of life.
What was your impression (or feeling) when you used a computer the first time?
It was truly amazing. I remember my mother teaching me how to make presentations and then adding the slide effects on them. I was fascinated by the fact that on doing slide show I could actually see things popping from here and there. And then I could colors do animations and so much more.
Have computers changed (influenced) your life in any way? (If yes, how?)
Definitely yes. Computers define my career path. I think in today’s world computers have truly changed our lives. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, but it was when I started doing blogging for a website and opened my own blog, did I realized how much I loved writing. It also helped me turn my passion into bread earner for me.
Are computers used much in your country?
Computers are being used very much in my country. You could see them in offices, schools, shops, almost everywhere. People are using them for different purposes and with our Prime Minister’s initiative of ‘digital India’ it is believed that the use of computers in our country will surely expand.
Do you think computers are important for everyday life?
I would say, Yes. They surely make our lives much more easier and simpler. Like, you need not to stand in those long queues any more. One can just pay the bills or order anything online, making it so much more easier. With globalization taking place, we have seen that people are going far off places for jobs and studies, computers help people stay connected with their near and dear ones.
What do you think are the benefits of computers?
Computers are truly beneficial in lot of ways and areas. They have made medical complexities simpler with the invention of lot of new devices. There is this artificial heart that can actually make a person live longer. Also, these days doctors are using computers to interact with other doctors helping them solve cases. Computers have also transformed the education industry. People are now taking online courses for free from the world’s best universities, adding to their resumes.
Do you think there are any disadvantages to computers?
I think everything comes with its own pros and cons. Computers surely do have their own. They have made people more lazy for one. You can now find everyone, be it kids or elders, stuck to their computer screen and doing so much less of physical activity. Also, with people being able to interact easily on computers, you find it difficult to have real time conversations and build relationships.