IELTS Speaking Part 1 : Laughing (Question-Answer)

Q. What kinds of thing make you laugh?
Q. Do you like making other people laugh? [Why/Why not?]
Q. Do you think it’s important for people to laugh? [Why/Why not?]
Q. Is laughing the same as feeling happy, do you think? [Why/Why not?]
 

Q. What kinds of thing make you laugh?
Answer: They say that laughter is a great medicine, and I also believe it. So, I like to laugh whether my friend is cracking a joke or watching a comedy movie with my family and friends. But, what really makes me laugh the most is the funny activities of my pet cat. In fact, my cat makes so many “funny” moves to make me laugh that I even record them in my video camera.

Q. Do you like making other people laugh? [Why/Why not?]
Answer: Well, it depends on how much I actually know them, and what kind of circumstances is prevailing. But, in principle, I don’t really like to make people laugh because sometimes, the humorous act might actually offend them, since I wouldn’t really know what they have been going through, or what kind of mood they are really in.

Q. Do you think it’s important for people to laugh? [Why/Why not?]
Answer: Yes, I do think that it is important for people to laugh whenever an opportunity arrives because a good laugh almost always helps us relieve physical and mental tension and stress. Besides, laughter also helps promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain in us. Finally, laughter is important also because it brings us closer to each by remaining positive about ourselves and our lives.

Q. Is laughing the same as feeling happy, do you think? [Why/Why not?]
Answer: I do believe that we like to laugh when we are happy and that is a universally accepted expression for us- the human.

But, that does not mean that laughing is the same as feeling happy. In fact, people can be in pain and sad and still they are able to laugh to cheer others. Then, there also are many people in this world for whom laughter is just an “expression”. For example, we can laugh in a “party” or some other social gatherings in order to just go along with the “flow”, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that we are happy.