IELTS Speaking part 3 – Places to Meet New People

Hi Students! Here are the Speaking Part 3 questions that we covered in the past. Remember to practice your speaking by clicking, "Student Partner Speaking" in your My Student Account at https://www.aehelp.com/buy/ (Use code A8TW9 to get a 10% discount when you join the Premium Package) Good studies.

** *DO NOT use the word “you” in your speaking responses. When people use ‘you’ they often do this incorrectly as they are not actually talking about their listener. Also, when candidates use ‘you’ they often get into repetition and a lower level of communication.

***YOU MUST pay attention to reflect the grammar of questions, such as present perfect, continuous, conditional, in order to increase your score for ‘Grammatical Range’ This is a bit different than in real life where we do not necessarily do this.

***YOU MUST NOT get into personal, philosophical opinion at any point in the interview. You may be asked a question that either provokes or excites you; calm yourself, and give the most popular basic answer without getting emotional.

TIP – Another reason to come up with 2-3 possible answers for Part 2 cue card, is those will be useful for part 3!

Let’s talk about social places and practices

  • When the question is asking a plural, make sure to list at least a few different places, like two or three minimum.

What are common places where people can socialize with others?

There are several places both online and in the real world where people can converse with one another about a variety of topics. For the virtual world, these places include Facebook and forums, and in the reality, they are cafes, schools, and as I had just mentioned the local gym.

Which of these is best to meet a new friend?

I think the number one place to meet a new friend is in university, as students, especially in the same majors, have common interests, are cohorts, and therefore have much in common which they can talk about in order to build a long-term friendship. I have at least half a dozen friends from my university days.

Has socializing face-to-face become more or less common than in the past?
Why?

Well, I certainly would argue that in-person communication has become much less frequent than a couple decades prior mostly due to the advancement of technology. People these days are either preoccupied with the distraction of digital media on their phones, tablets, and computers. And, even when they do get into a discussion, it is often through virtual rather than physical means, using Skype or WhatsApp to name a couple.

What can society do to encourage young people to socialize with others face-to-face?

Communities can inspire youth to real interpersonal relationships by organizing and funding a variety of social events like dance, sports competitions, and other fun games. They can bring teenagers and kids together to share common goals and joys. In my neighborhood, there is an annual cultural festival that does just that.

Some people think that pubs and dance clubs are good places to socialize while others feel the opposite. Why is there this difference?
The reason for such a debate is likely because of the involvement of alcohol which can lead to poor behavior, as well as it can be quite unhealthy. Furthermore, when people go to pubs and dance clubs, they get all dolled up and act differently from their usual selves, they project an identity that they think others will favor. So for these reasons it may not be the best place to have a quality conversation. Others would say this is subjective and different for each person.
Let’s talk about meeting new people

What are good ways to start a conversation with a new acquaintance?

One of the most common ways for people to ignite a conversation is to talk about the weather. However, an even better approach, especially if someone is looking for that special person in life, is to find the conversation piece that the person has, as a unique shirt, an expensive watch, or a new hairstyle. It’s best to ask a question, rather than talk about oneself.

Can you give me any examples?

Yes, sure, like noticing a unique antique necklace on a woman that she inherited from her grandmother and asking, “Hey where did you get that beautiful necklace, it looks really old.?”

How has technology helped people socialize? Is this always good? Why or why not?

Here are the Speaking Part 3 questions that we covered in the past. Remember to practice your speaking by clicking, "Student Partner Speaking" in your My Student Account at https://www.aehelp.com/buy/ (Use code A8TW9 to get a 10% discount when you join the Premium Package) Good studies.

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