IELTS Speaking Part 1: Social Media
Being able to watch or share videos online , without the need to first download them .
” I enjoy browsing streaming sites , such as youtube or bilibili . “
- To browse
To casually look at or watch things online .
” Sometimes I like to spend my free time just browsing random posts or videos online . “
- Post ( verb or noun )
To post something online means to upload it for everyone to see .
” I like to take photos with my smartphone , and then post them on my facebook page . “
- A meme
A meme is usually a funny picture or video that usually spreads very quickly .
” Myself and my friends often enjoy sending each other funny memes through our social media accounts . “
- Viral ( to go viral )
When something online becomes very popular and spreads extremely fast .
” Black Pink’s new video has gone viral on all social media platforms . “
A vlog is similar to a blog except that the information is shared through video .
” I really enjoy travelling and love looking at some different travel vlogs online in my free time .”
- A cyberbully
A person who is mean to , or bullies others online .
” I think that cyberbullying is a big problem these days , and those responsible should be punished . “
IELTS speaking part 1 – Social media questions
- Do you like using social media ?
” Yes , I enjoy social media very much , and always keep my facebook page updated , with lots of photos , as well using it to keep in touch with friends , and see what’s going on in their lives . “
” To be honest , I don’t have much interest in social media , and really only use it to keep in touch with friends . I rarely post anything online, and rather meet people face to face . “
- How often do you use social media ?
” Oh , I use it quite a lot , and actually find it hard to go more than an hour or two without checking up on what’s happening . My social media account is usually the last thing I look at before going to sleep , and the first thing I look at every morning . “
” Well , I’m certainly not addicted to social media like many other young people today , and usually don’t open or use any social media apps, unless I’m feeling a bit bored , or sitting on a bus or something . “
- What’s your favourite social media platform ?
” I guess my favourite platform or app would have to be tiktok , and I find it’s a fun way to pass some time when I’m bored or have nothing to do . As well as that the videos are nice and short which suits my short attention span . “
” Well , I’m really into music , so my favourite social media platform is youtube , and I can spend hours on end browsing an endless list of music videos . As well as that , youtube also has a huge array of educational videos , and it’s possible to learn just about anything under the sun for free . “
- Do you think some people spend too much time on social media ?
” Yes , I think a lot of people , especially teenagers spend way too much time on social media , and in many cases have even become addicted to it . I guess everybody needs to learn to show some self – control when it comes to time spent on social media . “
- What’s the most popular social media app / platform in your country ?
” I’m not certain but I guess it’s probably . and almost anyone who has a smartphone or computer uses this app . It’s also actually a very useful app for keeping in touch with people , and can be used to make free video calls , as well as messaging . “