Many students and professionals appear for ‘IELTS – General Training as well as academic module’. The test results are accepted while applying for permanent residency in Canada and Australia as well as for higher education in English speaking countries. One of the main challenges these professional face is IELTS speaking sections.
The speaking section examiner test your factors such as Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resources, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and Pronunciation. Here, we have decided to publish samples by our students which can guide students preparing for IELTS online.
Food and cooking
- What sorts of foods do you like eating most?
As an Indian I prefer eating Indian food most of the times. However, I also favor European food as well since, I have now developed taste for pizza as well as pastas on a recent trip to Europe.
- Who normally does the cooking in your home?
In my house we have divided the task of cooking. My wife usually prepares the lunch; however, I take care of the morning breakfast as well as the afternoon snack. Such division of responsibility eases workload quite easily. Also, we can enjoy a bit of variety in the cooking styles.
- Do you watch cookery programmes on TV?
Yes and no. Yes, because sometimes I watch some cookery programmes on internet as I like to catch up with some of the recipes that I intend to cook on that day. No, since I cannot take out time from my daily schedule to watch it regularly on the TV as I am usually wrapped up with my busy schedule.
- In general, do you prefer Eating Out or eating at home?
While living as a bachelor for more than 14 years, I have had so much outside food that it repels me now. I must say I love eating food at home after a busy day it’s quite soothing to have your food with your loved ones. Even to my office I carry home cooked food.
Describe house or Apartment that someone you know lives in.
- Whose house or Apartment this is
- Where the house or Apartment is
- What it looks like inside
- Explain what you like or dislike about this person’s house or apartment
One of the apartments that I really loved in recent times is that of my one of the friends Sushant. Recently he had invited me and our other friends to a housewarming party for the new house.
He is a software engineer and he recently bought an abode near his office in Pune. It is in fact it 3-bedroom house in a posh locality. His Apartment has a dedicated lift, swimming pool gymnasium as well as power backup. It is on 20th floor and the view of the city from such a height is breathtaking. When I entered the apartment, I found that most of the rooms are quite spacious and with very well thought layout. Sushant and his wife have decorated the apartment with apt and minimalistic furniture. However, one of the major features of his house is the balcony which is adjacent to the hall as well as kitchen and it has a terrace garden over here. On that we enjoyed a refreshing cup of tea in here.
Overall, I really loved the balcony as well as the overall interior design however I think Sushant could have managed decorating his Kitchen in a better fashion. His kitchen really could use some elaborate design so that the utensils could be better stored. Still I believe he has made a good choice.
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Different types of homes
- what kinds of homes are most popular in your country? why is this?
In my country, people like to live in individual houses because most of them still live in villages where ample of space is available to build a house according to one’s convenience. However, since migration from villages to cities has seen a tremendous growth, apartments are also becoming quite popular with Urban population. So, I can say currently both individual houses as well as Apartments are preferred in their respective geographies.
- What do you think are advantages of living in a house rather than an apartment?
I think houses are more spacious than apartments. Usually the owner of houses can decide for themselves how big house they need to build while in case of apartments you need to choose is suitable place from the given choices. Additionally, individual houses can be decorated according to the owners taste whereas flats do have lot of restrictions as one needs permission from the society or from the governing body to make any changes to the apartment.
- Do you think that everyone would like to live in a larger home? Why is that?
Theoretically one may expect that everybody would love to live in a larger home. However recently I have realized that people l especially in cities like to live in smaller houses as well such tiny houses offer them enough space to live and not worry about maintaining the space too much. So, I don’t think so that everyone would like to live in a larger house.
Finding a place to live
- How easy is it to find the place to live in your country?
India being a diverse country one faces different experiences. People in cities normally find it very easy to find houses due to ample choices as well as open minded people. On the other hand, in villages people do not have many options and they must face pre-conceived notions of the homeowners.
- Do you think it’s better to rent or to buy a place to live in?
I think it’s good to rent a house rather than to buy one. I believe if you buy a place to live, you’re stuck in that town as you must look after the maintenance and taxes. However, if your rent one, you can always be free to explore many cities or even countries where eventually you can settle down. So, looking at the investment and the flexibility that renting a house offers, I believe, renting a house is always better.
- Do you agree that there is a right age for young adults to stop living with their parents?
I couldn’t agree more. I think every young adult must leave the comfort of their parent’s house at some time or the other. Such a step offers a new perspective in life as well as made these youngsters quite independent and responsible.
Personally, I left my house after my high school. I can say looking at my other friends, who did not leave theirs, that I am quite confident and independent person in comparison.
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