Part 1: Kind of books you read |
Part2/3: A favorite toy you had when you were a child
In this part, the examiner asks you about yourself, your home, work or studies and other familiar topics.
Do you read books and if you do what kind of books do you read?
Well, I read books but I'm not really a big fan of reading books. I read books whenever I have time. Basically, my favorite types of books are fictions and novels and sometimes I do like to read historical books.
Did you read books when you were a child?
I can say absolutely yes because my parents, in fact, develop the habit of reading books in me since I was a child, I remember at that time I wasn't a literate person, my dad used to read some folk stories.
Do children like reading nowadays?
Well, I'm not so sure, but from what I see around me, I can tell you that children are not basically that interested in reading books as opposed to my time. Probably because there are so many games to play, computer games to play, internet games to play and that is why probably that they are not that interested in reading.
Would you give you a book as a gift?
Well, certainly. Book is a treasure, I can say, it is a valuable gift I can give to people I like especially my friends because I suppose a gift enhances my friends' information and it is something they can really keep it forever and in fact, I believe, it is a good, I will leave a good memory of myself with my friends.
Now we are going to move on another subject, do you like music?
I can tell you that honestly, I'm a big fan of music I have spent much of my time listening to different kinds of music: western music, Iranian, pop songs. Yes, totally I can tell, I really am interested in listening to music.
What kind of music do you like?
There is a variety of music I really like. I can tell you from folk music, western music, pop music which these days is very popular, so, I'm a big fan of almost all types of music.
Can you tell me what kind of music is popular in your country?
Well in recent years I can tell you, pop music is probably very popular among the people especially the younger generation, but those days, I remember, in the past, people had more tendencies towards western music.
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 your favorite toy you had when you were a child.
You should say:
What the toy was
Who gave it to you
What it was like
and explain why you liked it.
When I was a child about 2 or 3 years old, I had a Barbie doll.
In fact, my mother gave it to me because, at that time, I can remember that they had already put me in the kindergarten and they probably had difficulties sending me there.
I was a naughty girl at that time, I was crying I wasn't keeping up with people even the babysitters over there. So probably to encourage me to stay there, she bought me a Barbie doll.
I remember, it was really nice, looks like Cinderella and it had nice long blond hair, very well-dressed fashionably. But, in fact, I really like it because still I have it alter so many years when I look at it, it reminds me of sweet memories of the past.
Part 3 In this part, the examiner asks you a few more detailed questions about the same topic.
What kind of toys do you think arc more suitable for kids?
Well, I suppose, it depends on the age. If they are toddlers or kids probably something pretty safe, such as stuffed toys, dolls something without jagged edges or without sharp edges. Something really keep them away from dangers, but when they grow older, I think, when they go to 5 or 6 years, it's better to give them something more educational to keep their mind more active, give them some more challenging games such as board games, chess, etc.
Do you think parents should choose children's toys?
Obviously, I suppose parents should supervise the kind of toys the children use because children are not mature enough to recognize the rights and wrongs that is sometimes, they go to types of toys that are not quite good for them, it's dangerous and it's not safe; some guns are made. So, I suppose it's better to have supervision over the type of toys basically they use. Especially these days, there are different types of computer games in the market; so definitely, in that sense it has to filtered and supervised.
How has the type of toys that the children play with change in recent years in your opinion?
I can tell you it has dramatically changed since I was a child, I can tell you those days, I used to play safe toys such as stuffed dolls, teddy bears, balls, plastic balls and something really safe. However, these days I notice that younger generation, children and different ages tend to play with modern toys from gun shots to different toys and they also spend time playing different type of violent game which is not at all useful for them. So, I suppose, unfortunately, there is a tendency towards more from violent games to dangerous games these days.