【頻出例題】IELTS スピーキング パート１ Businessトピック
Q.Do you enjoy your job or study?
A.Yes, I really enjoy my job. Ever since I was a child I have always wanted to be a doctor; I’ve always wanted to be able to help people.
Q.What's the best thing about your job?
A.The best thing about my job is that I can make a difference in people’s lives. It’s a great feeling to see someone recover after an illness because my colleagues and I were able to help.
Q.Do you prefer working alone or with others?
A.In a hospital you have to work as part of a team. I’ve gotten used to working with others, and I think you can achieve a lot more as a team than you would alone.
Q.Could you tell me a typical day of yours at work?
A.Sure, I typically start work at 9am. From that point onwards I address and reply to consumer and client emails. Once that is complete, I meet with my supervisors, and if they ask, I prepare the board room for an afternoon meeting. This requires me to send out formal group invitations to requested employees, prepare baked goods and tea, and make a document to prepare meeting minutes. By 5pm I wrap up all daily tasks and prepare to go home.
Q.What is your dream job?
A.My dream job is anything that will allow me the opportunity to travel, earn a decent salary, spend enough time with my family, and allow me the time to heal after sickness or injury without perjury from supervisors and coworkers.
【例題】IELTS スピーキング パート１ Educationトピック
Q.Did you go to secondary/high school near where you lived? Why or why not?
A.No, I didn't go to a high school close to my place. I was interested in improving my English, but the schools close to my house didn't have a good curriculum. Instead of going to a local public school, I commuted about an hour to go to a school with good English language courses.
Q.What did you like about your secondary/high school? Why?
A.I liked the teachers there. They were very unique, had a lot of knowledge, loved students, and were very creative in how they delivered and organized classroom activities. To this day, I still keep in touch with some of the teachers from that school.
Q.Tell me about anything you didn’t like at your school.
A.I didn't like how girls had cliques and how they hung out only with their friends in their groups. I'm a kind of person who wants to hang out with many people, so building friendships beyond my clique was a challenge.
Q.How do you think your school could be improved? Why or why not?
A.I think my school could be improved in terms of their facilities. One of the gymnasiums was very old, and there was a rumor that the roof would fall off if a big earthquake should occur. Also, classrooms were small compared to the number of students. I recently heard that the school is now under construction to renew their facilities though.
Q.Do you think it's better to have a teacher or to teach yourself?
A.Well, there's no substitute for a good teacher. I think you can teach yourself, but you can learn a lot more quickly with the guidance of a teacher. For example, when learning a language, you really need someone to correct your mistakes; you can get the grammar and vocabulary from books, but books can't tell you where you're going wrong.
【頻出例題】IELTS スピーキング パート３ Cultureトピック
Library / Book
Q.What are the advantages of reading books?
A.When it comes to reading books, I could think of various benefits. One of the direct benefits of reading books is that people develop their literacy skills. Children and second-language learners often use books suitable for their levels to acquire a new language, because through reading books their lexical knowledge as well as grammatical knowledge develops. Some scholars argue that reading enhances children’s relational skills because they reflect themselves to the protagonists and re-experience what the character undergoes in the story.
Q.What books are popular in Japan?
A.Children and adults alike read comic books in Japan. The genre of those comic books could be adventures, mysteries, love stories, and friendships. Foreign visitors are quite surprised to see adults, even ones in their 50s, read comic books on the train. These comic books are even translated and exported to many Asian countries.
Q.What is the difference between men and women when choosing what to read?
A.I cannot quite express it well, but generally speaking, I believe men tend to choose "manly books", such as adventures, biographies, mysteries, and science fictions. On the other hand, women prefer to read romance, fantasies, and human dramas, something considered feminine. I think the covers of book play a crucial role in this, and not necessarily the content of the book.
Q.What kind of books do children like? Why do they like reading it?
A.Children like simple stories; there is a protagonist, either a hero, a heroine, or perhaps both, and there is an evil entity, and the protagonists fight against the evil and win in the end. My theory is that children like to read those simple books because they are utterly powerless in their own lives. There are always parents, teachers, or some other adults who have authority over them. In those simple stories, children reflect themselves on the powerful and free protagonists.
Q.What are the benefits of listening to music?
A.I think a lot of benefits exist when it comes to listening to music, but one in particular sticks out to me. I don’t really know the science behind it, but from what I’ve experienced, I know music can help me “de-stress”. Before taking an exam, I listen to my favourite song. I can feel my heart rate slow down, and I find myself breathing deeply, which help me do well on the exam. This must not just happen to me, because when I watch athletes on TV, I sometimes see them listening to music before their competition or race begins. These athletes include swimmers, skaters, boxers and any type of athlete, really. When listening to music, they seem to be in a trance, concentrating really hard. Then, when they’re ready, they turn off their music and put their “game face” on. If music didn’t help them concentrate and pull out their “game face”, I don’t know what did.
Q.What are the benefits of learning to play musical instruments?
A.One benefit that came into my mind is that musicians learn how to coordinate and collaborate with one another by playing music with others. When playing a musical instrument, often times musicians play with other people, whether it be in orchestras, bands, quartets, or duets. When playing each note, they create harmonies with other instruments. In such circumstances, many people learn how to coordinate and harmonize with other people, which is applicable in non-musical contexts of their lives.
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