3月27日福州考点Part 1 and 2口试回忆
These are sample answers for your reference only. If you use them verbatim in the IELTS Speaking Test and is discovered to be doing so, you will get a Band 4.0 ! You are hereby forewarned. Good luck everyone !
1. Do you (usually) wear a watch (a wrist watch)? (Why?)
2. Do you think time is very important? (Why?)
3. Do you feel that time moves fast or slowly?
4. When does time seem to move fast and when does it seem to move slowly?
5. What did you do last week?
6. If you could go back in time, would would you do?
7. What do you use a watch for?
8. Are you late for anything? / Have you ever been late for anything?
9. Do you think it’s important to be on time?
1. Well, yes! I wear a watch every day. As a matter of fact, I wear it whenever I leave the house. It has always been my habit to put on a watch if I’m out. Personally, I find that it’s an indispensable tool of my life.
2. For me, time is important. In my work, I need to follow schedules rigorously. As a teacher, I have deadlines to meet and classes to attend to. Therefore, I cannot afford to be late for either.
3. For the most part, time does move fast for me. I find that the busier I am, the faster time seems to pass. Sometimes, I wish I could squeeze in an extra hour to finish what I’m doing. But during times when I’m bored, I find that I couldn’t wait for the day to end.
4. For the most part, time does move fast for me. I find that the busier I am, the faster time seems to pass. Sometimes, I wish I could squeeze in an extra hour to finish what I’m doing. But during times when I’m bored, I find that I couldn’t wait for the day to end.
5. My week is quite routine actually. So last week, I went to work as usual, did some grocery shopping and dined out a couple of times. Nothing out of the ordinary.
6. That’s an interesting question. You know what…. If I could go back 5 years in time, I would have bought 1 or 2 apartments when the price was still low. I would have made a fortune by selling it now. As you know, property prices have risen a lot in the past few years.
1. What's the weather like today?
2. What's the weather (usually) like in your hometown?
3. What's your favourite season? (Why?)
4. Do you like snow? (Why?)
5. Does the weather ever affect what you do? / Does the weather affect your life?
6. What's your favourite weather? (Why?)
7. Do you think the weather can affect people’s mood?
8. In China, are there ever any problems caused by the weather?
9. What changes are there between the seasons in your country?
10. Do you usually watch weather forecasts?
1. It’s kind of chilly and windy today. I believe the maximum temperature is 20 degrees with a low of 11 degrees. I actually love this kind of weather…. though a bit of sunshine would make the day even better.
2. That would depend on which season you are in. As Fuzhou has 4 distinct seasons, the weather varies a lot. But for now, the temperature is usually cool on most days. Not terribly cold like in Beijing.
3. It’s got to be winter. Because where I come from, which is Singapore… there’s no winter! It’s summer the whole year round, so that’s why winter’s my favorite.
4. Snow?! I love snow… as there’s no snow in my country! I love the sensation of touching snow with my bare hands and having a snowball fight with someone. Besides that, I find the snow scenery to be very festive as it reminds me of Christmas.
5. Yes, it does affect what I do. Take for example, rainy days. This is a weather where I would rather stay home than go anywhere. It’s such a hassle wearing a raincoat or bringing the umbrella everywhere. On the other hand, sunny days are perfect for doing outdoor activities like jogging and taking a walk in the park. So in a word, rainy weather means I stay home, sunny weather I go out.
1. Do you like to watch films?
2. What types of films do you like and what types of films do you dislike?
3. Do you prefer to watch films at home or in a cinema? (Why?)
4. What kinds of films did you like to watch when you were a child?
1. Absolutely I do! In fact I love watching films! I watch films twice a week from the DVDs I buy at a nearby shop. I watch it at home most of the time…but I do go to the cinema once a month.
2. My favorite types include thrillers, action, sci-fi and sometimes, old classics. I hardly ever watch romance or animated films unless it’s really good.
3. Definitely at the cinema. Given a choice, I would choose the cinema anytime but the fact is I don’t usually do that here in Fuzhou as there aren’t too many English movies to choose from. Now and then, if there’s a new movie in town, I try to catch it whenever I can. In fact, the last time I went there was last week when I watched < 2012 >. The sound system and big screen makes it a better viewing experience than at home.
4. When I was a kid, I mostly watched sci-fi movies and horror films. By as I get older, my tastes in movies started to change as well. I’m into thrillers more than before.
1. How often do you talk to your neighbours?
2. What do you think of your neighbours?
3. What sorts of problems (conflicts) can arise between neighbours?
4. In what ways can neighbors help each other?
5. Do you know your neighbours?
6. Do you think it’s necessary to know your neighbours?
7. Do you prefer to have young people or old people as your neighbours?
8. Do you think it’s important to have a good relationship with your neighbours?
1. I hardly talk to them although I see them everyday. Even if I say something to them, it’s just a “ Ni hao”. The reason is I only see them when I’m on my way to work, so there’s really no time to have a long conversation.
2. They’re generally nice people as are most old people. Most of them are 50 and above, so we never had any conflicts.
3. There are many possible conflicts but the most common ones are the ones involving the placement, or should I say…. the dumping…. of rubbish bags along the common corridor or …as far as I’m concerned, dripping water from my laundry.
4. Well, in many ways. When a light needs fixing, I can always rely on my neighbor to help me out. To give you another example, I always ask my next-door neighbor to help me sign for any parcels that I know will be arriving. Since the parcels always arrive during my work hours, my neighbor is the only one I can count on.
1. Do you like reading magazines and newspapers?
2. Which do you prefer reading, magazines or newspapers?
3. What parts of a newspaper do you prefer to read?
4. What kinds of articles do you like to read?
5. Have you ever read a foreign newspaper (or magazine)?
6. Do you think reading foreign magazines and newspapers can help you learn a new language?
1. Yes I enjoy reading papers and magazines. Between them, I read papers more than magazines. In fact, the first I do after I turn on the PC is to read the news online.
2. Given a choice, I would say the papers. There’s so much more to read online than a magazine can provide. Anyway, all those adverts in the magazine don’t attract me that much.
3. I like to read the Headlines, followed by World News then the Sports section, more specifically the Football section. That’s the order in which I read my papers. I don’t usually read the Political section as they bore me.
5. Yes I have. In fact, I read news from BBC online everyday. If I have time, I read news from back home and CNN.com.
6. Yes, I believe it’s a great help. It’s a good way to learn new words and expressions since textbooks don’t usually cover them. In fact, many papers like BBC have special sections devoted to Learning English as a second language. It’s really useful to learners.
6. Shopping and Fashion 服装/ 时尚
1. Do you like shopping for clothes?
2. When was the last time you went shopping for clothes?
3. Do you think men and women feel the same way about clothes?
4. What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
5. Do you like to try on the clothes before you buy them?
6. Is the color of the clothes you buy important to you?
7. Are you interested in fashion?
8. Where do you think you can buy the most fashionable clothes?
9. What do you think about fashion in your country nowadays?
10. Do people feel the same about fashion today as before?
1. No, not really. I don’t have the patience to shop around nor do I find it fun. I guess that’s how most other guys feel towards shopping. I think it has something to do with how men and women are “wired” towards certain tasks. To quote from a recent BBC report, “Men are hunters and women are gatherers.”
2. The last time I did that was, if I’m not wrong, 2 weeks ago. Went to the nearby mall and got a down jacket for myself.
3. It’s very different. The way I see it, most men shop for clothes out of necessity while women shop out of leisure. Another difference is the speed with which men shop…. men are fast shoppers, you know, grab-and-go. Women can shop non-stop for hours and never complain…tired feet or not!
4. I prefer casual chic clothes which reflects a certain sense of maturity. And I guess that has something to do with my age. Color-wise, I prefer mostly earth colors as they are easy to match.
5. Actually, no. I’m too lazy to even want to go to the fitting room ! Hahaha...I know my size and requirements for the piece of clothing I’m buying…so whenever possible, I just tell the sales assistant the color I want, have a quick look in the mirror and off I go to the cashier.
6. As mentioned earlier, I like earth colors. Nothing too bright or flashy. I do tend to wear certain colors, like black when I’m off to the pub as black is never out of place.
7. Well, yea I ‘m interested but only at looking at pictures in magazines or online stores. I wish I’m fashionable but the fact is I don’t dress that way.
8. For the latest fashion, I believe the best place to go is the mall, where the higher-end boutiques are. But they are really out of my price range. So the next best place would be to go to the smaller boutiques around the city center where prices are relatively cheaper.
1. Do you like flowers?
2. Do you think flowers are important?
3. On what occasions are flowers important?
4. Do you ever give flowers to other people? (If yes, who and why?)
5. Where do you buy flowers?
6. Do you grow flowers at home?
7. Have you ever grown flowers at home?
1. I wouldn’t say I like them, but I do like looking at them in a park or garden. I don’t normally buy flowers unless it’s Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.
2. I think they are important. They bring vitality to a place and they brighten up any place. In the process, they make people happy.
3. In my culture, they are important as a form of offering when we pray. Besides that, they are also used mainly during Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. And sometimes on Teachers’ Day.
4. The only time I’ve ever given someone flowers is to my wife and mom. Other than them, I don’t think so.
5. There are quite a lot of florist shops in town, so that’s where I usually go to.
6. I haven’t done that personally, but my dad does. He buys seeds from the local florist and scatters them everywhere in our backyard, hoping they will grow. He’s not much of a gardener really.
- Same as above
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