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IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3 – People

IELTS Speaking Part 2 & 3 – People


IELTS Speaking Part 2 – People

Describe a place you have been to where there were lots of people

You should say:

  • Where it is
  • Who you were with
  • What people were doing there
  • And explain why there were lots of people

In my younger years, I worked in various shops, including big malls. One particular experience that still terrifies me to this day is the time I worked on Black Friday, which happened a couple of years ago. On Black Friday, people flood the stores, and you would see queues stretching for three blocks as everyone waits to get their hands on any item available. It was chaotic, and customers would grab things without even asking, and as a staff member, I had to check whether they were paying or potentially looting.

During this event, it was my responsibility to ensure that everything made its way to the cash register, so we wouldn’t lose track of inventory. People would often purchase 32 or 40-inch TVs, which were quite popular at that time. One challenging aspect of my job was dealing with conflicts when multiple customers wanted the same product, especially if our inventory was running low.

The day was filled with craziness, with lots of people crammed into one area during a particular hour of the day. It was an unforgettable and overwhelming experience.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 – People


Where do young people like to go?

Well, young people tend to prefer places that give them a sense of power, like feeling like a celebrity or getting closer to their fans. They often seek social approval through platforms like social media, where they can post pictures and receive likes and comments. Traveling to various locations to capture that perfect shot for their followers is quite common.

Are people happy living in crowded apartments?

I’m sure not everyone is happy living in crowded apartments. For example, I’ve seen families of four living in one-bedroom apartments, and while some may adapt at first, it can be stressful, especially during hot weather when there’s little space to move around.

Which scenic spots will have queues of people?

There are plenty of scenic spots in New York where you’ll find queues of people, especially those seeking that perfect shot. For instance, in Manhattan, during September’s sunset, there’s a scenic view that lasts only around six days, attracting a lot of visitors trying to capture the moment. Additionally, locations like the stairs featured in the movie “Joker” see many people attempting to recreate the iconic scene for their TikTok videos.

What are the advantages of living on a high floor?

Apart from the breathtaking view, living on a high floor reduces concerns about flooding. Additionally, you generally enjoy better air quality compared to lower floors, even if you can’t open the windows due to weather conditions.

What are the disadvantages of living on a lower floor?

Living on a lower floor increases the risk of flooding, especially during heavy rains. There’s also the potential issue of bearing the weight of the building, and if it was constructed with substandard materials, it could lead to more significant problems and potentially fatal accidents.

What do you think of the phenomenon of people queuing in restaurants for more than an hour?

Personally, I’m not a fan of waiting for more than 30 minutes for a restaurant table. If it takes longer, I prefer to go to another restaurant or order something to-go. Waiting for an hour for food seems counterproductive, and there are so many other things one could do instead of just checking their phone during the wait, like going shopping or exploring other options.

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Ian Tanpiuco

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