1. Do you like sunshine?

Answer: Sunny day is the best weather out there so, of course I do love sunshine, this is because the reason that the day feels dull when it is gloomy and sunshine makes the day bright and colorful. In addition to that, I can do several outdoor activities during this weather. Therefore, I would say that I like sunny days best.

Answer Overview:

  • Long Response
  • Reason, Linking phrase (This is because of the reason that)
  • Example, Linking phrase (In addition to that)
  • Summary, Linking phrase (Therefore, I would say that)


  1. Do you like a place full of sunshine?

Answer: Definitely I do, this is because of the reason that a sunny place is the best place to do some outdoor activities. Imagine a place without sunshine, it feels very gloomy and sad. You know, in my hometown in Guangzhou it seldom rain in a year, I really like it so I would say that I will still chose to live in Guangzhou in the future.

Answer Overview:

  • Answer Phrase
  • Reason, Linking phrase (This is because of the reason that)
  • Example, Linking phrase (You know)
  • Summary, Linking phrase (So I would say that)


  1. Are there any technologies with sun in nowadays? For example?

Answer:  I am not sure if I get your point but if I understood it right, you maybe pertaining to technologies like solar panel. This is device used at the rooftop of your house which absorbs sun energy to provide electricity at home, but most importantly this device is environmental friend and can help you save money as you no longer need to pay for electrical bill. Well, I have read that people in UK have these device at home. This is pretty much what we need to help the environment and to save money.

Answer Overview:

  • Long Response
  • Answer’s description, Linking phrase (but most importantly)
  • Example, Linking phrase (Well, I have read that)
  • Summary


  1. What do you like to do when it’s sunny days?

Answer: Sunny day is the best weather to do some outdoor activities. The first thing I like to do is my personal errands such as going to the mall, buy food at the market and visit different places. In fact, I normally go out on weekends afternoon to do these activities with my friends. To sum up, sunny days is the best time to do almost everything.

Answer Overview:

  • Long response
  • Reason, Linking phrase (The first thing I like to do is)
  • Example, Linking phrase (In fact)
  • Summary, Linking phrase (To sum up)


  1. Are there many sunny days in your hometown?

Answer: I live in the southern part of China particularly in Guangzhou. I would like to inform you that the majority of southern China falls into the humid subtropical climate category. The good thing here is that it seldom rain in a year normally during April and May but the rest of the year is all sunny. Therefore, I encourage you to visit my hometown any month of the year except during April or May.

Answer Overview:

  • Long response
  • Reason, Linking phrase (I would like to inform you that)
  • Another point (The good thing here is that)
  • Summary, Linking word (Therefore)



One of the major themes in Part 2 is to describe a STORY. Here are some of STORY topics  that correspond to this theme:

  1. Describe a TV series or drama you like watching
  2. Describe a book you want to read again
  3. Describe a person you know in the same family

Cue Card:
Describe a TV series or drama you like watching

What it is

What it is about

When you did first watch it

And explain why you like it


I am not really into TV as I am more fascinated with watching videos online but the TV series Modern Family is  an exemption. To give you an overview, this is an American documentary series of an honest, humorous perspective of family life. Phil and Claire, the parents, has an open relationship with their 3 kids.  To sort it out, they have a daughter who is trying to grow up too fast, another who is too smart for her own good, and a  showing off young son make it challenging. On the other hand, I watch this series every single day specifically every lunch time while I eat my meal. I have several reasons for liking it, first reason is that, I can acquire some English vocabularies or expressions from it. The second reason is because , the series is very fascinating and entertaining, you know, the characters are very humorous and it helps me loosen up. Most importantly, the series is all about family relationship, it’s a good way to learn from this family because they are very open to each other and I can learn how to deal with family  problems. In a nutshell, it enlightens my days whenever I watch Modern Family.


Answer Overview:

The Modern Family topic is suitable for the STORY theme. You can use the details provided above to describe your cue card, however, you must fit-in the right key points according to what’s given to you. For instance, you are given a topic to “Describe a book you want to read again”, you can replace some information above to suit your subject. Same goes with the other cue cards. You can pretend that the modern family TV series is a book (anyhow, the examiner don’t care about the truth, they care about your language).


Linking phrases/words used: To give you an overview, To sort it out, On the other hand, I have several reason for liking it, the first reasons is, the second reason is because, most importantly, In a nutshell




  1. What kinds of TV programs are popular in your country?

Answer: There are variety of TV programs in my home country. But I would say that the famous television programs in China are game shows or talent shows. The primary reason why we like it is because. we usually want something entertaining to loosen up from work or school. It gives us excitement when we watch these types of programs. For instance, China’s got talent. It is singing show where there are 4 panel judges who can decide if you can pass the next level until it sums up to the finals. Furthermore, Chinese folks also like game shows, that is because of the reason that we can watch funny moments. Just like a saying goes, “laughter is the best medicine”. You know, me and my parents watch this funny Chinese game show every 7pm during dinner time.

Answer Overview:

  • Long response, Linking Phrase (But I would say that)
  • Firs point, Linking Phrase (The primary reason why)
  • Example, Linking Phrase (For instance)
  • Second Point, Linking word (Furthermore)
  • Example, Linking Phrase, (You know)
  1. Why do people enjoy watching reality TV shows?

Answer: That’s a tough question! Honestly, I am not really into reality shows, therefore, I can only give you one point to explain this matter. In my personal point of view, people like watching reality programs due to the fact that they can relate to some of the topics talked during the show, moreover, they are learning from other people’s personal experience. Just like the Ellen show, most Americans watch this reality program because Ellen the main host is very humorous and she features inspiring people to give good lessons to others.

Answer Overview:

  • Honest Introduction
  • Explanation, (I am not really into reality shows)
  • Point, Linking Phrase (In my personal point of view)
  • Additional Point, Linking word (moreover)
  • Example, Linking Phrase (Just like…)



  1. What are the differences between the programs that young people enjoy watching and the programs that old people enjoy watching?

Answer: I would say that the differences between their preference is distinct. Let me start off with young people, young people are attached with Korean drama series since they are great at challenging viewers’ thinking by exposing them to new ideas and humanizing people who hold unpopular perspectives. I can give you my friend as an example, she is addicted to Korean pop stars because she finds them physically attractive  and she gets attached to the story, so whenever she watches their series, she feel the chills which makes her want to watch more. On the contrary, I guess senior people would prefer watching reality TV shows because of the reason that there’s always something new to talk about. It’s funny how one forty-five minute program can spawn half a dozen conversations. These conversations take a meaningful turn and lead to a discussion that might have never happened otherwise. Take my grandma as an example, she usually watch the Ellen show because she is fascinated with the host and is interested with the topics discussed during the show.

Answer Overview:

  • Long response, Linking Phrase (I would say that)
  • Firs point, Linking Phrase (Let me start off)
  • Example, Linking Phrase (Take my friend as an example)
  • Second Point, Linking word (On the contrary)
  • Example, Linking Phrase, (Take my grandma as an example)


  1. Why young don’t people like watching educational programs today?

Answer: As a student’s view point, there are several factors that lead to this matter. One point is that,  we have been having academic discussion at school for the entire weekdays, therefore, we would rather watch something interesting and fun during our spare time. For instance, after school, some young people prefer to watch Korean dram series or entertainment programs to divert our mind from school pressure. Another point is that, most youngster don’t watch TV anymore since most of us are indulge with computer and cellphones. I can give myself as an example, I am dependent with my mobile phone because I use it to almost do everything like pay my bills, shop online, watch videos and partake in some social media activities.


Answer Overview:

  • Long response, Linking Phrase (As a student’s view point)
  • Firs point, Linking Phrase (One point is that)
  • Example, Linking Phrase (For instance)
  • Second Point, Linking word (Another point is that)
  • Example, Linking Phrase, (I can give myself as an example)

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