IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Language
IELTS Speaking Part 1 – Languages
- What languages can you speak?
- What languages would you like to learn in the future?
- How do you learn a foreign language?
- How are languages taught and learned in your school?
1. What languages can you speak?
- Since I am from [Insert name of province] my native tongue is Mandarin Chinese. Also, at an early age, I was exposed to English so I could communicate well enough.
- I am a native speaker of Mandarin and I use it at school, and at an early age, I become accustomed to English.
2. What languages would you like to learn in the future?
- As a computer science major, I would love to work in Europe, so I want to become proficient in German and French to enhance my opportunities abroad.
- In the future, I would like to learn French, a romantic language, and German, as there are many good job opportunities in Europe, particularly for Chinese speakers.
3. How do you learn a foreign language?
- Apart from studying with a tutor, I also learn by immersing myself in media, such as watching movies in French or German. This helps me learn how to speak and understand pronunciation.
- When learning a foreign language, I often turn to a variety of resources. In addition to books, I immerse myself in the language through online videos and try to replicate the style and pronunciation.
4. How are languages taught and learned in your school?
- We are still stuck in this outdated system where our teachers primarily focus on teaching us vocabulary and grammar. Consequently, despite being knowledgeable in the written language, we often struggle with speaking.
- In my school, languages are typically taught in a traditional classroom setting. Unfortunately, there’s often limited dialogue practice, so while students may excel in written aspects of the language, they may not have the same proficiency in speaking.
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Ian Tanpiuco is an ESL and virtual assistant. With a decade of experience, he has become an expert in his field. Dedicated to helping others achieve their goals, Ian works tirelessly in the classroom or as a virtual assistant.