IELTS Speaking – Part 2
Describe a natural talent you want to improve like sports, music. etc.
You should say:
• What is it?
• When did you discover it?
• How do you want to improve it?
• And how do you feel about it?
Every individual has some inborn capabilities. Some of us discover these skills early on, whereas others realize their talents later on in life. We often tend to neglect these abilities due to various reasons. However, I am going to talk about my talent for poetry that I am proud of and which I have always wanted to improve and utilize more in my spare time. As a school student, I was always fascinated by literature, but poetry intrigued me. Initially, during school, my fondness for poetry was limited to reading the works of great poets like Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath. The first time I discovered my knack for poetry was in the 8th grade when during a free period, our English teacher asked us to write something creative. While most of my classmates were busy writing short stories and other types of fiction, I was among the very few who attempted to write a poem. The fact which impressed my teacher the most was that before a majority of the class was done writing, I was able to come up with a terse but charming poem on friendship in a matter of minutes. Subsequently, I have always considered poetry and writing as my passion. I wish to improve my creative writing skills by exploring new themes and writing styles. Writing has always been a very satisfying activity for me as it acts as a healthy forum to convey my thoughts and feelings. In the future, I hope I can invest more time in writing and publishing my creative works.
Meaning: natural to a person or animal.
Eg: He had an inborn sense of danger.
Meaning: arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
Eg: Everyone was intrigued by the unexpected visitor.
Meaning: affection or liking for someone or something
Eg: The infant had an acute fondness for ice cream.
Meaning: an acquired or natural skill at doing something.
Eg: Her knack for singing was remarkable.
Meaning: sparing in the use of words
Eg: She was able to shut everyone up with a terse statement.
IELTS Speaking – Part 3
- Do you think artists with talents should focus on their talents?
Yes, in my opinion, artists should always focus on their talents. A person might be a very skilled painter, but if they neglect their work, no amount of talent will produce a satisfying result. There are many instances when a person with a certain talent loses touch with that ability. In such situations, a person might lose their skill and subsequently their passion for that discipline as well. Therefore, it is always important to focus on improving your skills and strive to give your best.
- Is it possible for us to know the children who are 3 or 4 years old will become musicians or painters when they grow up?
I don’t think it is possible to recognize and undeniably conclude what an infant of 3 to 4 years will turn out to be later on in life. A person experiences countless ups and downs in the course of their life. These experiences are crucial in developing the personality of an individual. A person might be fond of painting during childhood, but they might find a keen interest in adventure sports later in life. Thus, it is practically impossible to assume the vocation of a person at such a young age.
- Do you think parents feel guilty for putting too much pressure on their children?
I believe that the feeling of guilt is dependent on the nature of the parents. Most parents have an innate sense of affection for their children. However, there are a few cases where parents do not recognize the mental stress that they put on their kids. Sometimes, parents feel compelled to pressurize their children due to their lack of academic competence. Nevertheless, I also believe that parents do regret putting too much stress on their children in some way or another.
- Why do people like to watch talent shows?
There can be several reasons for watching a talent show. Talent shows are a great dais for people to show their skills and abilities to the world. I believe that the audience of talent shows are mostly present for entertainment purposes. However, there are cases where talent shows act as an encouragement for people to express their capabilities. In a few cases, people also watch talent shows to follow a person that they know or are familiar with and show their support.
- Do you think it is more interesting to watch famous people or ordinary people’s shows?
In my opinion, some people are more entertained by viewing famous people while others prefer to watch regular people on television. This predilection is entirely dependent on a person’s taste and personality. For example, numerous shows merely broadcast the lavish lifestyle of celebrities, and such shows are extremely popular with a certain segment of people. On the other hand, shows like “Who wants to be a millionaire”, which is a show consisting of ordinary people, is also one of the most-watched shows on television. Thus, a person’s disposition is a determining factor when it comes to the choice of television shows.
Meaning: a branch of knowledge
Eg: Leonardo Da Vinci was an expert in several disciplines.
Meaning: used to emphasize that something cannot be denied or disputed.
Eg: This chef’s salad is undeniably the best I’ve ever had.
Meaning: inborn; natural.
Eg: The sense of morality was innate to him.
Meaning: a platform or a stage
Eg: The dais was set for the evening performance.
Meaning: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
Eg: Her predilection for spicy food was surprising.