IELTS Speaking Part 2
Describe a team where you were a member
You should say:
- What it was like
- Why you joined it
- What you did in it
- And how you felt about it
Model Answer :
I’d like to talk about a team that I was involved in during my university’s final term. There were four of us on the team, and our task was to identify the differences in the lifestyle of people from northern and southern Vietnam. Our objective was to produce a report and give a presentation.
The first thing we did was doing a lot of research to gather in-depth information. Then, we met up to organize the information we have, make an outline for our report and our presentation before adding graphs and photos to make our point clearer and more attractive. These discussions took a lot of time, though. We had very different personalities as well as working styles, and we held very different opinions . Therefore, it took us a while to figure out the best way to cooperate and reach a consensus . In the end, we were able to hand in a detailed and well-organized report , and our group presentation also went really well. Everyone in our class gave us a big round of applause.
It was really a memorable experience for all of us, and I felt a real sense of accomplishment when we handed in our report and delivered our presentation. But what I was most proud of was how well our team worked together. There were still some minor tiffs between some of the team members, but overall I think each member showed a good level of responsibility and teamwork.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
- Which one do you think is more important: individual development or teams’ goals?
I think it’s difficult to compare. While teams’ goals play an important role in creating structures and giving directions for the whole team, individuals’ goals motivate them to improve their performance to achieve success.
- Do you think it is a good thing to have disagreements within a team?
Yes, I do think so. People disagree with others because they can poke holes in their arguments. This creates opportunities for new ideas and improvement. I have to admit that disagreements may sometimes lead to conﬂicts and tension. However, as long as conﬂicts are resolved properly to avoid harming relationships, they can increase the team’s productivity and efficiency.
- Do you think it is good for kids to join a team?
In my opinion, being a part of a team brings a lot of benefits to children. First, they can improve their communication skills like expressing their ideas to others and resolving conﬂicts. Children will also be more aware of teamwork’s importance in their future study and career.
- How to become a good member of a team in the workplace?
The most important quality is to be responsible. A good member should take responsibility and get his job done so that he won’t slow down the team’s progress. Also, a good team member needs to show respect and are willing to offer support to other members. Not only can this enhance your team’s productivity but it also helps you to build trust and connection.