Speaking Test - Part 1 (Question set 6)

Topic: Sports

Q. What types of sports do you like?
Q. What is the most popular sport in your country?
Q. Do you prefer team or individual sports? [Why?]
Q. Did you play any sport in your childhood that you no longer play? [Why?]
Q. Who is your favourite sports star? [Why]

Q. What types of sports do you like?
Answer: I have always been a fan of almost all kinds of sports except sports like boxing and wrestling because I find boxing and wrestling to be a bit too violent for my test. Anyway, just to name a few of the sport I like, they are football (soccer), cricket, hockey, tennis, badminton, ice hockey and volleyball.

Q. What is the most popular sport in your country?
Answer: I would say that cricket is the most popular sport in my country, given the huge crowds this sport attracts, followed by soccer and hockey. Of course, some would also argue that soccer/football is the most popular sport in my country.

Q. Do you prefer team or individual sports?[Why?]
Answer: I prefer team sports, mainly because the team sport encourages interaction with other players and learn to cooperate, and thus improving the skill level of an individual team member further, which wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Team sports provide more opportunities for us to learn meaningful things such as responsibility, unity, teamwork and bravery.

Q. Did you play any sport in your childhood that you no longer play? [Why?]
Answer: Yes, I did play volleyball in my childhood, which I no longer play, primarily because I have become busy with other priorities of life. Besides, since I have grown up, I have begun to like other kinds of sports instead of 'volleyball'.

Q. Who is your favourite sports star? [Why]
Answer: Sachin Tendulkar is my favourite sports star because of his mastery skills in cricket, unbelievable innings that helped his team to win, unforgettable shot selections while batting and the magical power in influencing the game with his talent and abilities. Perhaps no other cricketer in our continent has influenced and motivated people to watch or enjoy this sport as he did for years after years.

Alternative Answer: My favourite sports star of all time is Imran Khan who is a former Pakistani cricket all-rounder as well as a former Pakistan cricket team captain. He is my favourite sports star because of his extraordinary cricketing skills, abilities and cricket sense, which turned him into one of the best cricket all-rounders of all time.

 

Topic: Law

Q. Why do you think law and order are important?
Q. Who/which department is most responsible for enforcing the law?
Q. Should laws be more universal?
Q. Is there any law you think is too strict? [Why?/Why not?]
Q. How do people in your country generally think about obeying laws?

Q. Why do you think law and order are important?
Answer: Law and order are important and necessary in order to maintain an ideology for a society to be bound together by. It defines a set of conducts and norms that one must comply to be considered a part of a civilized group of people who don’t undermine the right of other people.

Q. Who/which department is most responsible for enforcing the law?
Answer: The judiciary branch of the government is most responsible for enforcing the law in a society and country. Law and order enforcement agencies like police, army, military and paramilitary forces help the judiciary branch to effectively enforce the law.

Q. Should laws be more universal?
Answer: No, I don’t think that the laws should be any more universal than they already are, simply because people in different parts of the world live under different codes of behaviour, religious principles and cultural values, and trying to force them to live under some so-called universal laws would prove out to be counter-productive.

Q. Is there any law you think is too strict? [Why?/Why not?]
Answer: Yes, I do think that the law which allows the death penalty is too strict. But, then again, it doesn’t necessarily mean that a law that is “strict” is always bad. Rather, it could be good for the overall well-being of a society in the long run, especially when the crime rate increases, and at that time, some strict laws ensure the rights of its members.

Q. How do people in your country generally think about obeying laws?
Answer: I would say that people in my country are generally law-abiding citizens, given the mountains of problems and adverse situations the people have to deal with on a regular basis.

 

Topic: Online Information

Q. Is online information reliable?
Q. Do you think there is too much information online?
Q. Which sources do you usually use to get information from online? [Why?]
Q. How do you verify if information or news is true that you get from social media platforms?

Q. Is online information reliable?
Answer: In my humble opinion, online information is generally considered to be reliable if they come from an authentic source like a renowned news portal or website. However, in many cases, online information or news may not be as reliable as one would have liked them to be since we are not always able to separate facts from opinion and fiction especially when they come from unknown sources or from social networking platforms where anyone can share any information or news he or she likes.

Q. Do you think there is too much information online?
Answer: Yes, I would say that there is indeed too much information online since virtually everybody and every entity are free to place all kinds of information on the internet without worrying too much about their authenticity. Moreover, the same information could be found on an overwhelming number of websites and portals.

Q. Which sources do you usually use to get information from online? [Why?]
Answer: Well, it depends on what kinds of information I am looking for. But, in most cases, I try to use the “Google” search engine to find all kinds of information in general unless I know about a specific website or webpage that could provide me with that information. But obviously, after Google presents me with a large number of search results, I try to browse the most renowned and authentic website to extract information that I need. Anyway, I use Google search engine and Wikipedia because they seem to have answers for virtually everything.

Q. How do you verify if information or news is true that you get from social media platforms?
Answer: Well, as far as I am concerned, I take several factors into consideration to verify the authenticity of the news on social media primarily because in social media platforms anyone can share anything. I consider the sharer (who has shared the post), content (what the topic is about), verifiable source (can the information be corroborated from other sources?) and age (the age of the account) before relying on news from social networking platform.

 

Topic: Fashion

Q. Do you always follow trendy fashion? [Why?/Why not?]
Q. How has fashion changed in your country in recent years?
Q. Is maintaining fashion expensive in your country? [Why?/Why not?]
Q. Do you think fashion is an important part of our life? [Why?/Why not?]

Q. Do you always follow trendy fashion? [Why?/Why not?]
Answer: No, I don’t really always follow trendy fashion, primarily because I am not exactly a very fashionable person. Besides, it takes a significant amount of time to keep following the fashion trend on a regular basis, and unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of time to spare in my hand.

Q. How has fashion changed in your country in recent years?
Answer: "Fashion" has significantly changed in my country in recent years. For example, even before a decade, I could see people wearing the same dress for at least 6 months, but today, I see them buying new dresses every month or so. Western culture has influenced the fashion sense of many young people in my country and that influence is visible everywhere. Besides, these days, people buy products mostly from famous brands instead of some local brands.

Q. Is maintaining fashion expensive in your country? [Why?/Why not?]
Answer: Yes, I would say that maintaining fashion in my country is expensive these days because different kinds of brands are coming up with new fashion ideas and designs which are not cheap. Besides, better materials are being used to make many fashionable product items which are making the products more expensive than usual. Finally, fashion and style change pretty rapidly in my country due to the frequent changes in seasons and that makes pacing up with new fashion even more expensive.

Q. Do you think fashion is an important part of our life? [Why?/Why not?]
Answer: Well, as much as I hate to admit it, the reality is fashion indeed an important part of our life since it largely defines who we are and what our social and economic classes really are. Besides, how comfortable and good we feel about ourselves has a lot to do with what kinds of fashions we use.

 

Topic: Public Facilities

Q. Are there many public facilities in your country?
Q. Do you go to a park often? [Why?/ Why not?]
Q. Do you think parks should be free of charge? [Why?/ Why not?]
Q. What public facilities do you use often?

Q. Are there many public facilities in your country?
Answer: Yes, there are many public facilities in my country. In fact, I would even suggest that most facilities in my countries today are public. They are, for example, healthcare, electricity, public transport, public schools and colleges, water supply, public parks, and public libraries.

Q. Do you go to a park often? [Why?/ Why not?]
Answer: No, I don’t really go to a park often, even though I would like to, because I remain busy with my work and other things. Besides, the parks, I would like to visit, aren’t really very close to where I live which makes it rather difficult for me to visit them often.

Q. Do you think parks should be free of charge? [Why?/ Why not?]
Answer: Yes, I do think that parks should be free of charge because it would offer the residents and citizens an extra incentive to visit the parks more frequently. And, we all know how important it is really for someone to visit a park regularly if he/she wants to remain mentally and physically sound and healthy.

Q. What public facilities do you use often?
Answer: Well, I would say that public facilities like public transportation, public water supply, public sanitation and electricity are the facilities that I use as often as on a regular basis.

 

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