IELTS Cue Card Sample 228 - Describe your favourite news source
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IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe your favourite news source.
You should say:
- what it is and why you use this source for news
- how often you use this news source
- what other sources you use for getting news
and explain why you use this source for news.
Model Answer 1:
In today’s world, we all need to remain updated with the latest news and events that are shaping and changing our world faster than we could ever imagine. Of course, while people choose different news sources to collect their news, depending on their needs and preferences my favourite news source is "newspapers".
Yes, I still like to consider newspapers as the most reliable source of information and news even though there are many other sources of news today. Anyway, I prefer to read newspapers because it allows me enough time to analyse a particular event or situation more thoroughly according to my own terms and understanding. Besides, it also allows me to have an argument over it within my own brain and some times with my own peers. On top of that, newspapers, unlike any other news media, provide more in-depth analysis on a subject matter which I may or may not agree. But the best think about collecting news from a newspaper is that if I don’t agree with a certain analysis or viewpoint, I can always write a letter to the editor in order to express my opinion about a piece of particular news, which is not always possible with other news media.
Of course, when I say that newspapers are my favourite source of news and information, I don’t necessarily mean to suggest that I don’t rely on other sources of information. In fact, I like to watch television news also from time to time when there are some kinds of serious interviews, conversations or dialogues among the top policymakers of a country or the world. By the way, I also use the internet to get news and information from time to time.
Anyway, to recap as to why newspapers are my favourite source of information, I can read the news in a newspaper according to my own pace. Besides, it also allows me the flexibility to decide what news to read what not to which may not be possible with TV news. Finally, I can carry a newspaper anywhere and read it anywhere without the need of some modern technologies like the internet or TV.
Sample Answer 2:
If I wanted to talk about the best news source, I would definitely pick TV channels as the superior medium. In the first place, it is really available almost everywhere. I usually turn to TV channels on a daily basis when I return home from work. I guess it is designed to hold the viewers' attention for a short period of time which seems a perfect fit for today’s fast-paced life. In the second place, it presents the most recent round-up of the news providing the opportunity for us to see and enjoy live incidents by reporters on the scene. That’s why shared viewing of TV programs can bring families together even for a while. So, I always count on TV as a handy, reliable and efficient source of news.
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