BEST IELTS Speaking Interview, 3rd July
IELTS SPEAKING FULL INTERVIEW:-
PART – 1 INTRO PART
What is your full name?
My name is Gurman Kaur.
How may I address you?
You may address me as Gurman.
May I see your ID?
Sure, here it is.
Where do you come from?
I am from Delhi.
When was the first time you used the Internet?
The first time I used the Internet was in school. I was in the 7th standard and it was a part of our computer education lessons.
Do you often use the Internet?
Yes, I used the internet very often, in fact several times a day.
What do you use it for?
I use it for checking my mails, researching for topics/assignments, connecting and communicating with my relatives through the social media apps, to play games, to read the news, to listen to music and for online shopping.
Is the Internet very important to you?
Yes, Internet is very important to me. I can do research work easily because of the Internet. It has made it easier for me to stay connected to my relatives and friends, living in other part of the world. I stay updated with the latest mews from all over the world. And there are many other such important uses of the Internet.
Do you think you can live without the Internet?
Life was possible before the Internet, so it is not impossible to live without the Internet. However, it will be very difficult to switch back to the manual mode, in everything we do.
Do others in your family also use the Internet?
Yes, everyone in my family uses the Internet, for work or for entertainment.
Do you think there any bad points about (using) the Internet
Yes, there certainly are some bad points of excess use of the Internet. We have become over-dependent on the Internet and feel incomplete without an Internet connection on our phones and in our homes. Also, it has led to a more stagnant life and as a consequence, led to many diseases like obesity, hypotension, etc. It also leads to a lot of time wastage when we surf the web, especially on the social networking sites and shopping sites.
Do you often buy things on the Internet?
Yes, I shop online very often. I place 2-3 orders on Amazon every month.
What can you learn from the Internet?
There’s a lot we can learn from the Internet. It is a vast ocean of knowledge and there’s information available about everything. The Internet has become a very popular medium of education and jobs also nowadays.
Do you think information on the Internet is very reliable?
No, I don’t think so. We need to identify the reliable sources on the Internet, as anyone can post anything online and there’s no authentication of the sources used and the material posted.
PART – 2 CUE CARD
Describe a situation where you needed to use your imagination
You should say
– When you needed to use your imagination
– What you accomplished by using it
– How your imagination helped you
Were you pleased with the results of using your imagination?
A few years ago my family and I decided to move homes, and I booked a three bedroom apartment in an upcoming scheme, in a nearby locality. The exteriors of the building were beautiful, but the interiors were left empty, for home owners to design as per their individual requirements. So, there emerged the need for me to use my imagination.
I needed to sit and visualize what I wanted my home to look like, how I wanted the floors to be, what kinds of fittings I wanted to use in the rooms and bathrooms, where I wanted to arrange furniture, what kind of furniture I wanted to purchase; the list was endless. To be honest, I did not even know where to begin. So I started off by taking suggestions from all my family members as regards their likes and dislikes. Keeping those in mind, I hired an interior designer to help me execute my project and translate my imagination to reality.
I described to the designer how each room looked in my mind’s eye, and he drew rough sketches as I spoke. He gave me his own inputs at each stage, and especially pitched in when it came to the minute but important details, such as space utilization and ease of access around the house. Then, as I fine-tuned the more detailed aspects of the home interiors using my imagination, the designer used advanced CAD software to make my creativity come to life. I was very pleased with what o saw on his computer screen.
We sat together and worked out things that needed to be changed, and additions that needed to be made. The paint for every room was worked out, the sofas and beds and all other furniture had been decided upon, and within no time, the home interiors were ready. The flat was just waiting for us to move in. the night we shifted in, I almost got no sleep because I was thrilled at how beautifully the home interiors had panned out, based on my imagination. I realized that night how the seed of every creation lies in imagination. Every hour I had spent thinking about how I would do up my new house had been worthwhile.
PART – 3 FOLLOW UPs
Is imagination inborn, or can it be cultivated?
I think imagination is inborn. All of us have the capacity to imagine and dream, since our childhood. Some of us many lose it by not using it. At times, people may be pressured into not using their imagination by their education system or the authority figures in their lives’; but, to begin with, each of us has the capacity to imagine.
Imagination can also be cultivated by encouraging freedom of thought and expression among people. Those who feel threatened to express themselves gradually lose the capacity to imagine. Those who feel safe in their environment can retain their imagination and use it to live life creatively.
How does imagination help?
Imagination is the seed which gives birth to every idea in the universe. The first step towards creating something is to imagine it. When one imagines something in a lot of detail with a lot of focus, one tries to find way to make it manifest. Then the journey towards acquiring knowledge and information begins. This journey brings ideas to fruition.
Imagination thus helps in inventing and innovating, be it in the field of science and technology, or art and literature. Our ability to imagine has helped our species survive for so long, in spite of not being the strongest, fastest, or stealthiest mammals to walk the earth. Imagination helps us build tools and procedures to speed up our work and protect ourselves. It helps us build constructions to entertain ourselves and create interesting things.
Which occupations or profession require the maximum use of imagination?
The field of art in my opinion requires the maximum use of imagination. Artists try to create something new each day, for which it is necessary to be able to imagine. Even to create an abstract painting, one needs to have tremendous capacity to imagine. Painters, writers, musicians, and actors, all need to tap into their imagination and stay tuned to it throughout their lives, especially while they are working, in order to extract the best kind of art from within themselves. Secondly, scientists also need to use their imagination to invent, innovate, and to solve complex technical problems and glitches.