Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media (Part 2/3)

IELTS Speaking – Part 2

Describe a time you saw something interesting on social medi

You should say:

• When was it?

• Where did you see it?

• What did you see?

• And explain why you think it was interesting?

Sample Answer

Today, social media plays an indispensable part in our lives, and every person has become addicted to it at a glaring speed. Although there are a plethora of them, I like surfing the LinkedIn application because the application has widened my horizon to find jobs. To put it in another way, LinkedIn allows job seekers a prospect to connect with industry professionals and gain better employment opportunities. It also makes it easier for the employer to hire eligible candidates. A couple of months ago, during the Covid-19 pandemic, I had graduated, and as a new job seeker, I found it intimidating to get a job. I waited in vain for the recruiters to reply to my job application. But one fine day, when I was scrolling, I found an interesting advertisement of a startup company recruiting freshers for the post of UX Designer. I found the job requirements suitable, so I immediately applied and reached out to the employer by mailing my resume, and in no time, I got their response. My joy knew bounds when they selected me for the role right after the completion of the interview. I found it interesting because the vacancy advertisement was designed in such a way that it would have definitely grabbed every job seeker’s attention, and hats off to the designer of the startup who had created the post. Overall, I’m obliged to social media as it helped me get a secured job.

Vocabulary

  • Indispensable
    Meaning: absolutely necessary
    Eg: Language proficiency plays an indispensable role in the immigration process.
  • Broaden my horizon
    Meaning: to increase the range of one’s knowledge, understanding, or experience
    Eg: The wild life documentary broadened my horizons about wildlife habitats.
  • Knew no bounds
    Meaning: have no limits
    Eg: My happiness knew no bounds when my visa was accepted.
  • Vacancy
    Meaning: a vacant post
    Eg: The company issued a vacancy notification on their website.
  • Obliged
    Meaning: be indebted or grateful
    Eg: I’m obliged to my parents for providing me with the best education.

IELTS Speaking – Part 3

  1. Why do people like to use social media?
    Well, in my opinion, people use social media applications because everything is available at their fingertips. They can easily keep in touch with their near and dear ones. They’re updated with all the news and events happening around the world. In other words, these social networking sites have made the lives of people much simpler, easier and faster.
  2. What kind of things are popular on social media?
    Social media is a tool of immense help to the people, and nowadays, there are a myriad of things popular on social media such as sharing and posting pictures, videos, and memes, the latest news and current happenings. Moreover, many business entities have started promoting and advertising their products and services on social media to improve brand awareness.
  3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using social media?
    Social media has advanced so much that it has made inroads in our life. On the one hand, it helps us to connect with people, educates, updates, and gives us all the relevant information about a product or service, creates awareness and helps to build communities. On the other hand, lack of emotional connection, compromise of privacy, and falling prey to fraudulent and online scams are some of the grave consequences of using social networking platforms. However, we as users shouldn’t allow ourselves to be controlled by social media, instead we should learn to balance it.
  4. What do you think about making friends on social networking sites?
    Well, I don’t think it’s good to make friends online on social networking sites. Although it may seem valuable at first to open up, people may pretend to be someone else as well. As a result, the chances of them being fake are high. So, we should be careful while making friends online.

Vocabulary

  • Valuable
    Meaning: worth a great deal of money.
    Eg: The case was closed as Michelle lost some valuable information.
  • Scam
    Meaning: a deceptive scheme or trick used to cheat someone out of something,
    Eg: A new movie has been released based on the online scams people face.
  • Fingertips
    Meaning: using or operated by the fingers.
    Eg: He had information at his fingertips.
  • Awareness
    Meaning: concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development.
    Eg: An aid awareness campaign was started by the government.
  • Trend
    Meaning: change or develop in a general direction.
    Eg: Due to the pandemic, Digital Marketing is on the trend.

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