Recent IELTS speaking questions and responses Part 3 – Crowded Places (July 2017)

  1.    Do you like large places?

Answer: It’s hard to tell, I don’t have any preference when it comes to this but sometimes it depends on the purpose of liking it. First and foremost, if I talk about my own place at home, of course I would say that I would like to have a huge space because it feels comfortable and cozy to live in a spacious house. As a matter of fact, we just moved in to a bigger house recently and living there seems to feel like heaven. However, there’s an exemption, if it talks about the city I prefer a small city because it is less hassle and way more peaceful compared to large cities. A good example for this is Shanghai, it’s a metropolis where life is fast-paced and cost of living is expensive.

Answer Overview:

  • Introduction/Long response, Linking phrase (It’s hard to tell)
  • First Point, Linking Phrase (First and foremost), Reason
  • Example from the first point, Linking Phrase (As a matter of fact)
  • Second Point, Linking Phrase (However, there’s an exemption), Reason
  • Example from the second point (A good example for this is)

 

  1.     What event will attract many people in China?

Answer: You know, Chinese people are normally attracted to live concerts. There are several reasons I can tell you to support my point. The first reason is that, Chinese are die hard fans of music and they will do anything to get a ticket and attend the concert of their favorite singer or band. Take me as an example, when I learned that Taylor Swift were coming to Beijing I didn’t hesitate to use my savings to book a concert ticket. On the other hand, club party also appeal Chinese young people because partying is a trend for millennials as they can hang out with their friends and meet new people. One example I can think of is when a new club held their grand opening in my hometown (Guangzhou) me and my friends attended the grand opening where we got really drunk and wasted.
Answer Overview:

  • Introduction/Long response, Linking phrase (You know)
  • First Point, Linking Phrase (The first reason is that), Reason
  • Example from the first point, Linking Phrase (Take me as an example)
  • Second Point, Linking Phrase (On the other hand), Reason
  • Example from the second point (One example I can think of is)

 

  1.     What place will attract many people in China?

Answer: It is obvious that, there are bunch of places that appeal Chinese people especially natural resources such as the sea, mountains or historical places. Primarily speaking, most people who live in the city like visiting nature sceneries to loosen up from hustle and bustle of city life. Take me as an example, I prefer hiking on weekends or going to the beach to unwind from stress and pressure. While for some, they go to places with great history to learn about the history of a certain place and appreciate its importance to China. Such like Beijing, Beijing is a historical city where you can find historical places such as The Great Wall and Forbidden City.

 

 

 

 

Answer Overview:

  • Introduction/Long response, Linking phrase (it is obvious that)
  • First Point, Linking Phrase (Primarily speaking), Reason
  • Example from the first point, Linking Phrase (Take me as an example)
  • Second Point, Linking Phrase (While for some), Reason
  • Example from the second point (Such like)

 

  1.     Do people like crowded places in China?

Answer: The answer is very obvious, of course, nobody want jam packed places. For the reason that,  it is very uncomfortable and uneasy for people to deal with. An example I can give you is the traffic congestion in big cities which affect peoples’ mood  and punctuality at school or at work. Well, I couldn’t think of another reason for this but I can tell you that most cities in China is over-populated, therefore, some people are moving from one city to another.

 

Answer Overview:

  • Introduction/Long response, Linking phrase (the answer is obvious)
  • First Point, Linking Phrase (for the reason that), Reason
  • Example from the first point, Linking Phrase (An example I can give you is)
  • No second point, an opinion/fact is provided instead, linking phrase (but I can tell you that)

 

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