IELTS Speaking Part 2
Describe a family member who you spend the most time with You should say:
- Who this person is
- What kind of person he /she is
- What you usually do together
- And explain why you spend most time with him/her
Model Answer :
She’s my aunt, and we live in the same house, so I’d say I’ve known her since forever. She is in her 70s now, but she looks a lot younger than her age. I guess it’s because she does yoga every day. She’s also very healthy and lucid .
My aunt is a warm-hearted and friendly woman. Since I was a child, she has looked after me, and I really love spending time with her. She’s my confidant. Every day, after getting back home from work, I share with her everything on my mind whether it is relationship problems or conﬂicts at work.
She often listens to me carefully and asks questions that help me gain a better understanding of the issue. She also gives feedback to help me clarify my thinking and make suggestions . When she was younger, she worked in many fields ranging from HR to marketing, so she has a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience. Therefore, her feedback and suggestions are always of great help to me.
Besides, she is very patient with me. There have been times when I was fully aware that I was just talking nonsense, complaining about school or work. Still, she was there for me, listening to my grumbles and offering comfort.
Whenever I face problems in my life and need someone to turn to for advice, she is the first person that comes to mind.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
- What are the beneﬁts of younger and older generations living together?
Both younger and older generations can enjoy the benefits of living together. First, family members can take care of each other. Also, they can learn from each other. For example, children can help their parents with technology. In return, their parents can teach them a lot of valuable life lessons.
- What about the drawbacks?
One drawback is that living together may lead to tension in a family when different generations have some kind of conﬂict. Besides, having more people in the home means less privacy, which may be stressful for introverts who need to be alone.
- Which do you prefer, support from family members or friends? Why?
Personally, I prefer support from family members. Not every one of our friends is trustworthy, and thus we aren’t sure if they are deceiving us or not. Another reason is that it is really uncomfortable feeling beholden to others.