IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Text Message
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. Do you like texting?
Yeah, I love texting. It gives me a kind of freedom that calling doesn’t. first of all, I can answer at the most convenient time for me. And, on many occasions, I can type a message along with anything else I’m doing. I can text while cooking, watching a film or listening to some lecture or presentation. Another thing that I like is that I can have multiple conversations at once. Also, texting gives me time to think and formulate my response. So it’s less stressful than talking. Finally, with text message, everyone has a readily retrievable transcript of the conversation, whereas phone conversations can be difficult to follow. I mean it’s a lot more clear when you are talking about details such as an address, aphone number, a price or a specific time.
2. Do you prefer sending or receiving message?
Actually, I like both sending and receiving messages. But, yeah, there are some situations when I particularly like sending messages. Usually this happens when I want to confront the problem immediately. My boyfriend writes something like. Let’s talk about it tomorrow it’s like a red rag to a bull’ cause I know that tomorrow never comes. This makes me mad and I send messages to him after another until I get it off my chest.
3. Have you ever received a confusing text message?
Oh yeah,yeah, I received tons of hilarious auto correct messages. They were funny, but difficult to decode. So texting turned into a guessing game. Also, I received messages that were clearly meant for someone else. I was feeling confused’ cause I didn’t know whether I had to respond. Finally, I always felt confused when I asked a question expecting to get a detailed answer, but got one- worded texts such as ” ok” . cool or great instead. And when I got such messages, I just couldn’t understand whether the other person was sincerely busy, stressed out or didn’t really care that much.
4. In what circumstances is making a call better than sending a text message?
Well, I prefer texting over talking. So I only make a call when I understand that I would have to write a pages- long text, and my friends would be exhausting for me too. Also, I would rather call if needed to ask follow- up questions or discuss multiple options. Oh, and I prefer making a call when I know that the other person, usually my boyfriend, will pretend not to notice my texts, which is the case when I ask him to stop at a grocery store before making his way home.
5. Do you text someone if they don’t answer your phone call?
It depends. I often send a message if it’s an essential issue that they need to know about. In case of an emergency, I’ll try to make another phone call instead of texting. And if my call is just about some daily stuff such as seeing a movie, eating out or if I just want to have a chat, then I just text and wait for a reply.
6. Is there any occasion when texting someone is better than calling them?
Oh, yes. It might be when I’m informed beforehand that they will attend a formal event. For example, my mother or father usually ask me not to phone them the following morning if they have something important, like a company meeting. Because I already know about it, I’ll just send them text messages if I need to get in touch with them about something.
7. Have you ever had difficulty replying?
Well, that would be when my phone account runs out of money – I may sometimes forget to top it up. Another case may be when my battery is used up and needs charging. It’s even worse when both of them happen at the same time and somehow I foolishly leave my charger at home.
8. How often do you send text messages?
Daily, or hourly. We now have so many user-friendly applications on smartphones and other social networking sites that make texting much easier than ever before. Of course, these applications also support calling, yet to be honest, I’m more into sending texts than making a call.
1. to get in touch with : to know what is happening in a particular subject or area
It is important to keep in touch with the latest research.
2. Top sth up: to increase the amount of something to the level you want or need
She relies on tips to top up her wages.