Part 1: A favorite place to meet with your friend |
Part2/3: A habit your friend has and you want to develop
In this part, the examiner asks you about yourself, your home, work or studies and other familiar topics.
Where is your favorite place to meet with your friend?
In my living room for sure. I have a nice big couch and many fluffy pillows. A variety of drinks are available, and we can feel free to make ourselves as comfortable as we could.
Do you think there are some places more suitable for meeting with others?
Absolutely. But it depends. I mean, for those who are very sensitive, as I mentioned, public places are more suitable. But for those who are very gregarious and extrovert, actually they don’t care where to meet. I mean the location doesn’t matter that much to them.
Are there any differences between your favorite meeting places and the others?
No differences. In fact, I always ask my best friends to come to my house instead of going out. I think it’s the best place we can make ourselves as comfortable as we can.
Why are some meeting places better than others?
Well, I think it’s totally personal feelings. Some people would prefer open areas whereas others value privacy. So, different people may have different preferences in terms of the meeting place.
Part 2 In this part, you will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop
You should say:
Who your friend is
What habit he/she has
When you noticed this habit
And explain why you want to develop this habit
I’d like to talk about my roommate who has a good habit of working out on a daily basis. He especially likes recreational cycling.
Actually, lie developed this habit about two years ago when he planned to lose some weight and keep in shape. He set a goal to lose five kilos in two months. And biking worked like a charm for him, so he decided to make it a regular fitness activity for himself.
The place where he goes biking the most is a park that was recently built near our apartment. It has a really good location because it’s next to a beautiful lake in our city. And there’s a long bike path that has been built alongside the lake. My roommate usually goes biking there about two or three times a week. Each time he spends at least an hour there.
Since we live together, I know his habit very well. Sometimes I go biking with him. But it’s a pity that I haven’t been able to go cycling very often because I’ve been swamped with school assignments. I do hope that I can start riding daily and stick to it. For one, it would be a great way for me to relieve my back pain. Besides, cycling at a beautiful place helps me blow off some steam. It’s definitely an excellent way to stay mentally fit as well.
Part 3 In this part, the examiner asks you a few more detailed questions about the same topic.
What habits should children have? How can they have these habits?
I suppose that children should get into the habit of cleaning their rooms and picking up after themselves. They should be aware of whatever mess they create, and they should take care of it as much as they can. It teaches them to be responsible and proactive. They can develop these habits by doing simple tasks, like making their bed every day. Once they have enough practice, they’ll become more cleanly.
What are the common habits of adults?
Well, there are some basic habits like having a good sleep schedule, eating balanced meals every day, and having good hygiene by flossing and brushing your teeth. Most people would consider those essential habits to develop if you really want to act like an adult. Unlike young people, adults avoid staying out late and partying all the time. Adults also do things like exercising regularly, budgeting, and handling other responsibilities like paying bills.
What should parents do to teach their children good habits?
I think that parents should first demonstrate the good habits themselves. Children learn from observations, and if they see their parents doing things like regularly flossing or eating breakfast every day, then they’ll be motivated to do those same activities. Parents should also explain the importance of developing good habits to their kids. If children understand the importance and the benefits of those habits, they’ll be inclined to develop them as well.