IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Museums
Questions and Answers
1. (Do you go on field trips to museums to learn history?)
(Answer) Yes, I sometimes do.
(Give a reason for your answer) As I see it, this kind of educational trip is a beneficial way for a student to acquire both knowledge and experience. History teachers in my school often organize trips to museums with a view to familiarizing students with historical events or figures in a more fascinating way. I remember all students were always in eager anticipation before trips to museums like this.
2. (Do you learn much history at school?)
(Answer) Well, history is actually my favorite subject at school
(Give a reason for your answer) I’m quite enthusiastic about delving into the past and learning from the mistakes our forefathers used to make. Besides, my History teacher in high school always delivered engaging lessons, and unlike other teachers who compelled students to learn to get good grades, she showed the beauty of learning and encouraged us to pursue our own interests. After entering higher education, I still contact her from time to time.
3. (When was the last time you read a history publication?)
(Answer) I’m genuinely interested in history books, so I read them on a frequent basis.
(Give a reason for your answer) The recent one I read has an unpredictable plot and it has received wide spread acclaim from book critics around the world.
Vocabulary from Education
1. higher education:
Meaning: education, usually in a college or university that is followed after high school or secondary school
Example: Higher education is only suitable for those committed enough to learning.
2. with a view to [expression]: with an intention to do sth:
Eg: The politician reveals the truth with a view to gaining more faith from the public.
3. fascinating [adj]: extremely interesting and attractive:
Eg: Your t rip toAlaska sounds absolutely fascinating.
4. anticipation [n]: a feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen in the near future:
Eg: The postponement of the film’s sequel has held cinemagoers in eager anticipation for several months.
5. (be) enthusiastic about [adj]: showing enthusiasm:
Eg: Marcias’s lifelong interest in science learning stems from growing up as the oldest child in a family enthusiastic about learning.
6. pursue [v]: to try to achieve something:
Eg: Liam plans to pursue a career in advertising.
7. from time to time [expression]: sometimes:
Eg: I meet my old friends from time to time.
8. unpredictable [adj]: likely to change suddenly and without reason and therefore not able to be predicted (= expected before it happens) or depended on:
Eg: The weather there can be unpredictable – one minute it’s blue skies and the next minute it’s pouring rain.
9. acclaim [n]: public approval and praise:
Eg: Despite thecritical acclaim, the novel did not sell well.
10. Vinegar (n) a liquid with a bitter taste made from wine or malt, used to add taste to food or to preserve it
Eg: onions pickled in vinegar