IELTS Speaking Test : Topic Change (P2 P3)

IELTS Speaking Part 2

Describe a change that can improve your local area

You should say:

  • What it is
  • How it can be made
  • What problem it will bring
  • And how you feel about it

Sample Answer:

One change that can improve my local area is to include lessons about road safety in the school curriculum.

First, let me explain the problem in my hometown. I’m currently living in Ho Chi Minh city, which is the biggest city of Vietnam, and there is heavy traffic in the city. The problem is that many people commuting around the city do not obey traffic laws. It isn’t uncommon to see people running the red light or driving when being under the influence. This recklessness leads to many traffic accidents in the city with a lot of people losing their lives.

Even worse, many parents instil in their children this carelessness. I once saw a Mom let her son climb over the barriers to cross the street or some parents just let their kids play and run along the sidewalk.

Therefore, I think it is necessary to include lessons about road safety as a compulsory part of school curriculums . To avoid putting too much pressure on students, we don’t have to teach them the whole traffic law system, only some basic road rules and pedestrian safety like waiting for the red light to cross the streets.

This will not only reduce the risk of children being harmed by vehicles but also raise their awareness of road safety, making them realize that their parents’ behavior could put other people’s lives in danger, and therefore when they grow up, they are more likely to follow traffic laws.

IELTS Speaking Part 3

  1. Why are people living in communities friendly with others?

There are many reasons why people living in a community are friendly with each other. First, it will help to create a warm atmosphere in the neighborhood, which is essential to a comfortable life. After long hours of working or studying, nobody wants to be welcomed by cranky neighbors and arguments when they come home. Besides, having good relationships with neighbors can come in handy when we need their help, such as looking after our houses when we’re out of town.

  1. What are popular activities in a community?

I think the most popular activity is to gather together on special occasions. For example, people living in the same neighborhood in Vietnam often throw a drinking party on Lunar New Year. Other activities include joining social clubs or travelling together.

  1. Do people like living in a community?

Most people do, I think. Living alone away from the community can make people feel isolated, which can negatively affect their mental health. Besides, living alone can be quite dangerous, as no one will be there for them in case of emergencies.

  1. Where do people in a community usually have social gatherings?

I rarely engage in those activities, so I don’t really have any ideas about it. I guess they may just go to someone’s house or community centers. Occasionally, when there are some outdoor activities, people can gather at a park.

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