IELTS Speaking Part 2
Describe a foreign country (culture) you want to know more about
You should say:
- What it is
- Where it is
- How you know it
- And explain why you want to know more about it
Since I was a teenager, I have always been fascinated about America and dreamt of visiting the country for once in a lifetime. As I remember, I first came upon the movie “How I met your mother” when I was in grade 8 and fell in love with every scene from the movie and New York city.
I noticed that the Americans in the movie were very strong-willed and they weren’t afraid to follow their dreams. Besides, the characters were good examples of hardwork and they only took a few days off on important occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas. As a teenage girl, the movie was truly inspiring to me and empowered me to become a go-getter.
As I grew older, I read many articles about how people described American as a diverse country, with all the races and ethnic groups living and working together. Moreover, there are on-going debates about equality in America and the more I look up for more information about America, the more intrigued I am.
Social media has portrayed America as a country of liberty and diversity to me and honestly, I can’t wait to gain some first-hand experience in NYC, the heart of America.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
- What do you think is the best way to learn foreign culture?
I don’t think there is any most effective way as learners can personalize their learning experience to their interest. For example, one cost-free way is to learn through different forms of arts like movies and songs – I mean people can choose whatever category they are fond of. Another way would be to actually learn the language used in that culture; this method may take a lot of time but can be very effective.
- What do you think is the biggest problem to work in a foreign country?
Definitely language barrier. People can reach a whole new level of loneliness, even when being surrounded with lots of people, if they can’t speak the language of the country they work in. Besides, it is also hard to stay healthy and balanced under different living conditions. Just imagine how terrible it would be if you unfortunately got sick and lived alone.
- Some people say that reading is the best way to know about a culture, do you agree?
It is an effective way, but not the best one I think. There is no doubt that many people don’t enjoy reading at all and sometimes, words alone cannot describe how lively and original a culture could be. To me, there are better ways like actually living in that country or watching movies that deeply reﬂect a place’s culture.