Part 1: Do you like to travel? |
Part2/3: A kind of musical instrument you would like to play
In this part, the examiner asks you about yourself, your home, work or studies and other familiar topics.
Do you like to travel?
In fact, I can tell you I love traveling. I'm keen on traveling because it gives me the opportunity to visit different places, meet new people and in general get new experience.
Do you like to travel alone or with your friends?
Well, it depends, I can say that most of the time I really like to travel with my friends because I think there is more fun to it. However I think there are some times when I think I'd better be myself to be relaxed and fresh, be away from the busy life, so sometimes l do prefer to be alone.
What do you usually do when you first arrive at a new place?
Well, it's not an easy question that I have never thought about it before. the first thing I do when I first arrive at a new place is probably taking a shower and have a cup of coffee and relax and of course it depends on the distance if it is a short distance trip, I probably might not be that much tired to sleep or take much time to relax, but in a longer trip l suppose I will have a long sleep, take shower, and have a cup of coffee.
What's the best place you have ever visited?
I have visited so many places, but the best one that I have ever visited probably is 'Opera House' in Sydney. I can tell it was almost the last November. I had a trip with my family to Sydney and I visited Opera House. I had always wanted to visit that place since I was a child and I was really happy to visit that place because it's one of the world-famous places, so it was a large, I can say huge building. In fact, it was a huge hall made for performing different sorts of art and artistic works. It had a big auditorium, several steps because of performing many arts, so I really like it.
Let's move onto a new subject, can you tell something about transportation in your hometown?
I can tell you in my hometown, there are probably several different types of transportation systems, well I can tell you that most of the people use their own cars. They tend to use their private cars; however, many people use taxis and buses to commute to work. And I can tell you recently, they have also developed the subway system which quite makes transportation smooth.
Is there much traffic in your city and if so, how can this problem be solved?
Well, we do have a lot of traffic. Traffic is congested, there are too many cars in the roads, and in the streets and I can tell you that most of the people use their own private cars that is another reason that adds to it, and also there are too many single passenger cars, so I do think that we will have a lot problems probably some of them can't be done to solve this problem is to construct more roads and highways and I suppose that government is required to encourage people to carpool or use more public transportation.
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 kind of musical instrument you would like to play.
You should say:
What the instrument looks like
What it sounds like
What kinds of people it is popular with
and say if you think you will ever try to play that instrument or not, and why.
A kind of musical instrument I would like to play is probably tambourine. Well, in fact tambourine is a large frame drum with metal bangles. It is a part of folk music in our country.
It is always a spiritual tool I can say it is generally played in the ancient middle east by women, it can also be played to produce highly intense and complex rhythm and well, in fact, the kind of people probably.
It is popular may be with the people who are interested in mysticism and ethnic music and in fact I had started learning playing tambourine, this my interesting musical instrument, almost 2 years ago, I registered in an institute and in fact with the help of a skilled and experienced instructor, I had managed to learn.
Part 3 In this part, the examiner asks you a few more detailed questions about the same topic.
What musical instruments are popular in your country?
Well, in my country. I suppose the piano, the guitar; perhaps the drum is the most popular among the younger people. However, many older people tend to play eastern musical instruments such as the sitar which is a string instrument and tambourine which is percussion.
What are the differences of modern shopping malls and smaller shops?
Well, again, I haven't given this much thought before, but l suppose modern shopping mall is quite inviting with its huge structure, its modem architecture and there is so much to choose from as oppose smaller local shops. I think this abundance of choice might be a bit confusing at times, smaller shops tend to store less items when you go in and you don't have a huge variety to confuse you and of course the appearance is much more traditional.
Do you think people have tendency to Western music and if so, why?
Well, I'm not expert but I can say, I do think still people have more tendency toward western music especially the younger generation, in spite of the fact that our music styles have developed and improved a lot, still I suppose because of so much variety in western music, people tend to listen to western music.
Do you think children should be encouraged to play music from the early childhood?
Like any other activities, I suppose playing music is better to be encouraged from early childhood-from early age because children are capable of absorbing things very quickly and easily and they can develop it further with their practice, with their talent quicker than adults and probably the later ages.
What is the best way to learn to play an instrument?
Probably the best way to play music is registering in a prominent and leading institute and with the help of a skilled, experienced ,I can say, professional music instructor probably that would be the best way because I've heard around it from some people they go back to their talent , they are self-tutored, I believe, they don't develop further , and I have also seen the people who are talented and started learning musical instrument with the help of a capable music instructor and I can say they have improve much further.
What do you think about the role of music in people's lives?
Well, it is multifaceted; music plays a great role in people's lives basically. It depends on the situation and the occasion; in sad situation, it can calm them down in time listening to light music is very soothing and relaxing. On the other hand, on happy occasions, it lifts their spirits, it really helps them to relax, - but I suppose it can have destructive effect on the younger generation and children, it may encourage them to drug abuse or some violence.