IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Applications
Questions and Answers
1. Do you often use apps on mobile phones?
(Answer) Well, of course I do, I would even go as far as saying I might be over-reliant on them.
(Give reasons for your answer) I have installed tons of apps onto my devices, ranging from navigation devices, games, music downloaders to internet browsers and social network apps.
2. What apps do you often use?
(Answer) For me, social media apps like Facebook and Instagram are those that I turn to the most.
(Give reasons for your answer) The reason is that they are very versatile. Not only are they social network platforms for us to keep up with the lives of people around, but they also provide sources of daily news.
3. Do you want to make an app of your own in the future?
(Answer) To be honest, I don’t think I either want to or am capable of doing so.
(Give reasons for your answer) Considering the fact that there are already abundant applications for all kinds of purposes available on the market right now, it’s almost impossible to create a new app which can go viral.
4. What kinds of apps do you expect in the future?
(Answer) That’s a really hard question to answer when I think of the myriad range of apps in existence.
(Give reasons for your answer) However, I guess more advanced apps, offering remote security for homes and cars or protection against viruses and online scams will be rising in popularity, since personal safety is one of the grave concerns these days
1. to become over-reliant on
Meaning: to need something so that your survival or success depends too much on it
Example: Businesses have become over-reliant on complicated computer systems, so that if these systems fail the results will be disastrous.
2. to go viral
Meaning: to become very popular on the internet
Example: One reason why people sometimes talk about ‘the global village’ is that an image or news on the internet sometimes goes viral and is seen by millions of people worldwide.
3. online scams
Meaning: clever and dishonest plans using the internet in order to make money.
Example: Many internet users have been victims of online scams, paying money for goods or services that do not exist or are worthless.
Other new words
1. Internet browser [noun phrase]:
Meaning: a software application used to locate and display Web pages. Example: Cốc Cốc is a well-known Vietnamese internet browser.
2. Versatile [adjective]:
Meaning: able to change easily from one activity to another or able to be used for many different purposes
Example: He’s a very versatile young actor who’s as happy in romance dramas as he is in TV comedies.
3. A social platform [noun phrase]:
Meaning: a social platform is a web-based technology that enables the development, deployment and management of social media solutions and services.
Example: Facebook is one of the most popular social platforms.
4. On the market [expression]:
Meaning: available for sale/consumption
Example: It’s hard to decide which car model to buy, because there are so many on the market.
5. Grave concern [noun phrase]:
Meaning: a problem that is important, serious and worrying
Example: War and terrorism are among the most important of the world’s grave concerns.