Sunday, 4 August 2013

Speaking IELTS - Part 2 & 3 (Model notes)


Describe a person who has done a lot of work to help people. You should say:
  • Who this person is/was (say something about this person)
  • Where this person lives/lived (in the neighbourhood etc.)
  • What he/she has done to help people (organized charity events, used a hands-on approach, provided emotional support etc.)
  • And explain how you know about this person (met in person, have heard about them, found information on the internet etc.) 


What are some of the ways people can help others in the community?
Emotional support by visiting and talking to them which is what people need the most. Financial support by raising funds through charity events.

Why do you think some people like to help other people? It makes them feel good. It is part of their religious beliefs.

Some people say that people help others in the community more now than they did in the past. Do you agree or disagree? Why?
Communities were smaller and more closely knit in the past so they helped each other more. Today people are busy with their own lives and are too selfish to help others.


What types of services, such as libraries or health centres, are available to the people who live in your area? Mainly libraries, health centres and old age homes.

Which group of people generally need most support in a community? Why?  The elderly who are physically weak and lonely. Teenagers who may face issues like drugs, alcohol, bullying and peer pressure.

Who do you think should pay for the services that are available to the people in a community? Should it be the government or individual people? It is the government's responsibility to use tax payers' money to provide services for the community, as these services should be non-profit and distributed fairly.

Question taken from Cambridge IELTS 9, p.103


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