IELTS Speaking Part 3 – Recycling

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)

TIP: Whenever you are answering, always think Answer + Explain (WHY) + smooth flowing example.

PART 3

Let’s talk about recycling
Do you think it is mainly the role of governments or individuals to make sure people recycle?

I think it is both the responsibility of individuals as well as authorities to make sure that everyone recycles as much as possible because only through the combined effort of governments and people can humanity sustain its exponential population growth. I make sure to follow government regulations on recycling, and I take extra steps to compost my organic garbage.

Why?

What may happen in future societies if people put all their waste into the garbage and do not recycle?
In this case, if recycling were to cease, garbage would pile up and further pollute the land, air, and water, leading to disease, death, and overall lower quality of life. It is possible to see evidence of this already with the near extinction of species like pandas and tigers.

Pile up = Accumulate
Cease = stop

How has recycling changed the way individuals do their daily shopping?

Sorry, I didn’t quite catch that, can you repeat the question?

Recycling has greatly influenced consumers in everyday shopping habits. Customers pay more attention to bringing reusable bags to the store, rather than plastic bags in the past. As well many people have been paying careful attention to the packaging of goods, making sure that they are purchasing environmentally friendly products that they can later recycle. This is the reason I avoid Styrofoam packaging.

What else can be done in the future?

Well, in addition to what is being done these days, governments should encourage people to use less and not over-consume. Much of today’s pollution could be avoided by reducing the extreme consumeristic nature of society. People often by goods that they don’t really need and much of just ends up in a landfill. Also, authorities and people should become more aware in the future of products that they can reuse.

Let’s talk about plants and trees
Do you think it is important to keep plants around the house? Why or why not?

I definitely believe that having plants in and around the home is a great idea, not only because they make beautiful décor, but they also freshen the air and can even yield fruit. I have an apple tree in my backyard and every year I look forward to picking these delicious red apples.

What can people do to reduce the number of tree products, like paper, in their daily lives?

Importantly, people can minimize paper products at home by going digital as much as possible. What I mean, is instead of writing down ideas on paper, writing them into a document on the computer. Or, like me, instead of getting bills through the mail in paper form, getting digital notifications from the utility companies.

Why is it important to have green spaces, like parks and trees, in big cities?

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)

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