IELTS Speaking Sample 12
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IELTS Speaking Mock Test #12
Part 1 - Introduction:
Q. What's your name?
A. My name is Anton Bruckner and you can call me Anton.
Q. Where are you from?
A. I am from Frankfurt, Germany. Frankfurt is located in the federal state of Hesse which lies in the heart of central Germany.
Q. How do you think the Internet will change entertainment in the future?
A. The Internet has already changed that. Video sharing sites like the YouTube, social networking sites like the Facebook are two great media for entertainment for people. The internet TVs are replacing the old TV sets and people can now watch 3D movies sitting in their drawing rooms. The popular music websites will replace the CD players and people will listen and share their favourite playlists on the go. The movies are easy to download, they come with far better resolution and picture quality and people will watch movies in small devices like cell phone and wrist watch. Reading an entertainment magazine, listening to favourite music stations would be just a finger tap away.
Q. Do you use the internet very often? What for?
A. Yes, I use the internet almost every day. I use it to update the blog I own, to check the emails, to find the updates of my friends in social media networks, to watch YouTube video, to share my picture, to talk or chat with my friends etc. In fact, my activities on the internet far more vast than the things I have mentioned.
Q. How about in the future? How important the internet will become in our daily lives?
A. In future, we would be greatly dependent on the internet. From simple Google search to utility bill payment, from submitting class assignments to booking air tickets, we will rely on the internet. We will also use it in our education and communication sectors. This day is not far when we will rely on the internet to purchase everything we need in our life. The job, education, news, entertainment, survey, research all will rely on this technology. A significant proportion of professionals and businessmen would rely on the internet as their main source of earning and business. Traditional marketing and brick and mortar business would be replaced by Internet marketing and e-commerce. There will be pretty few things that we would be able to do without the dependency on the internet in the future.
Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking Module - Cue Card:
Describe a movie you have enjoyed so much.
You should say:
-- What's the name of the movie
-- what was the central theme of the movie /film
-- When you watched it
and say why you enjoyed watching this movie.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]
Part 3 of the IELTS Speaking Module:
Q. What are the differences of watching movies and reading books?
A. A movie is an audio-visual presentation while a book is a composition of written words. They are both great sources of entertainment and knowledge. However, reading a book in my opinion if more effective than watching a movie. A great number of actors, as well as producer, screenwriter, director and other staffs, are required to finally produce a movie while the book is the printed version of the writing of a writer.
Movies present a story using different actors and actress and the acting is captured using a camera and then finally edited before releasing, while the books are mainly printed after being edited and corrected. We can watch movies with others but we usually read books alone.
Movies are the sources of easy entertainment and people naturally love to watch movies as a pure source of entertainment although there are numerous movies that have deep underlying themes and lessons. On the contrary, most books enhance the knowledge and imagination power of readers and preferred by book lovers only.
Q. Which one is more powerful? Why?
A. In my opinion, books are more powerful. A book is aimed to deliver a story, lesson and is a great source of information. Reading books enhance our knowledge, imagination and our horizon of wisdom. Most of the books are packed with the experience and imagination of writers and are the witness of history and time. Reading books are far better in terms of enhancing knowledge in my opinion.
While watching a movie, we mainly concentrate on the story and visual presentation of it. That gives us pure entertainment but in terms of provoking our brain, it is less effective than reading books. Books present us words and with this a hypothetical world that we need to imagine in our mind. In the case of movies, things are already seen; there is a little scope to use our imagination power.
Q. Do you like to watch movie staying at home in Television or in a theatre? Why?
A. I mostly prefer watching movies at home. I won’t say that I do not like watching a movie in a movie theatre, but at home, I have more control on what movie to watch and when. I can even change the movie if I find it boring but I do not have this option in a movie theatre.
With the advancement of technology and internet, we have now large smart TVs that offer the almost similar experience that we can have in a theatre.
Q. How can movies help up to shape our society?
A. Movies reach to a large segment of people in a society and people often watch movies. Thus the movie can be an effective media for entertainment as well as tools for changing our society for the better. A good movie that focuses on the pressing issues of a society can create awareness of the problem and can also suggest some solutions.
If movies are based on real events and historical facts, people would learn about their history and past that might help them to become better citizens. Movie actors and actresses are quite popular in many societies and they can pass moral lessons to their fans.
Movies reflect the society and the people as a whole and thus have a great influence to shape the mentality of the people. It is not unusual that people would try to mimic the personality, behaviour, costumes of their famous actors and movie producers can use this as a positive tool to foster a better new generation.