BEST IELTS Speaking Test, 20th April

BEST IELTS Speaking Test, 20th April

IELTS Speaking Test

What is your name?

My name is Google Chrome.

How may I address you?

You may address me as Google.

May I see your ID?

Sure, here it is.

BEST IELTS Speaking Test, 20th April

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What kinds of places are crowded?

Almost everywhere in my city! However, I would say especially the streets. For one, people really like spending time eating and hanging out on the streets. Secondly, since the old streets are narrow, they tend to become overcrowded with vehicles. Moreover, markets and shopping malls are quite hectic, as people in my country enjoy street shopping.

Do you like to go to crowded places?

Not one bit! I start to feel extremely overwhelmed and want to exit the area immediately. Moreover, it’s unpleasant to be pushed and shoved in overcrowded places. Furthermore, it’s even worse in the summer when people are sweating and have body odor!

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Why do some people like to go to crowded places?

Hmm, well I guess they like the chaos. For some, it’s exciting to watch madness unfold around them. Furthermore, I think they like the lively feeling that crowded places carry. Perhaps it’s interesting to those who come from small towns and villages.

When was the last time you were in a crowded place?

The last time I was in a crowded place was when I had gone out to attend a religious procession with my family. Even though I wasn’t keen on going since I obviously dislike crowds, my family made me go with them as it was an important festival for us.

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To tell the truth, there are many celebrations that are season-related, but one stands out in particular. It takes place on June 21st and it celebrates summer solstice.  Basically, it is the day when we get the most daylight in a year and the night is the shortest. Older people believe this night to have some kind of mystic significance, that spirits of the past come to life and all and any kind of magic can happen.

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Younger folks enjoy the more pragmatic aspects of the day, like how the daylight lasts almost till midnight. Everyone seems to find something enjoyable about this day. By the way, it is not a state holiday – I mean, we don’t get a day off on this occasion. However, sometimes it coincides with the weekend and that’s when it gets particularly enjoyable.

While other countries naturally have summer solstices on the same day, I am not sure if it widely recognised as a holiday. It has more to do with nature rather than some national achievement, so I doubt it really caught on around the world.

I honestly have never given it much thought – I am sure that some people are aware of the solstice and maybe even have their own small celebrations. In any case, I think this is a great reason to spend some time with your family, hang out with friends and loved ones.

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What role do traditions play in modern celebrations and events?

I’d say that traditions provide a sense of continuity and connection to the past and create a shared cultural heritage that brings people together. In other words, they give us an idea where we are now and in what direction we are heading, culturally speaking. Traditions also help people understand who they are and find their place in the world.

During modern celebrations and events, traditions often serve as a unifying force, creating a sense of community and belonging. They engage people in meaningful rituals that have been passed down through generations, often reinforcing important values and beliefs. For instance, Christmas traditional activities like caroling, gift-giving, and the lighting of the tree make for a happy and festive atmosphere.

Finally, upholding traditions make people feel more comfortable at an event. One example is weddings, which consists of a series of certain acts and ceremonies. They give the participants a general idea of what is going to happen next, who has to take part in it, what kind of presents they should be giving – things like that.

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Should cultural traditions be preserved? Why or why not?

There are strong arguments for preserving traditions. One that comes to mind right away is that traditions bring people together. A very basic example is a family dinner that takes place once in a while and serves as a great reason for members of extended family to come together. This is especially true today, when people are too busy and going somewhere takes more time and money than it did in the past.

Another reason to nurture traditions is the ever-increasing problem of identity. We live in troubling times of globalisation, which has both good and bad sides to it. One of the worrying things is how it makes everything more or less the same. One of the things likely to fall victim to it is cultural identity. People with no respect to culture of their ancestors might feel lost in terms of where they truly belong. Respecting traditions helps prevent that, or at least should be the most effective way of battling against it.

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Do you think national holidays unite people from diverse cultures and backgrounds? Why or why not?

I believe that such holidays can  indeed bring people from different cultures together as they share a common celebration of their country and its history. People born and raised in the country get to enjoy the long-held traditions while those who have moved there from elsewhere get to learn more about it and to seamlessly integrate into the society. Holidays can serve as a symbol of national pride, providing an opportunity for people to come together and connect over shared values and traditions.

National holidays can also promote a sense of belonging and inclusivity, as diverse communities celebrate their shared history and commemorate important events. Nobody feels left out as during such festivities everybody tends to feel more welcoming and charitable. All in all, celebrations of that kind serve to improve social cohesion and help bridge cultural gaps.

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