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IELTS Speaking Model: Gifts - Part 1

Updated on June 14, 2013


IELTS Speaking Model: Gifts - Part 1

IELTS(International English Language Testing System) is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Below are some sample questions and model answers for the topic ‘Gifts'

Do you often give gifts to people?
Yep, I'm a student and a good way to maintain a good relationship is to give my friends gifts. I would also give my teachers presents so that they say nicer things about me when they talk to my parents about me. In my opinion it's good politics to give people gifts.

Do you and your friends or family members give each other gifts?
All the time! My parents always think of me when they go shopping so sometimes when I return home from school I would find a package on my bed with a surprise waiting inside. I would also buy some stuff for my parents when I got shopping however, they are usually cheaper than the gifts they give me - I'm only a student after all.

Do you think it’s easy to choose what to give other people?
In my opinion it depends on who the gift is for. If this person is someone you have known for a long time and are familiar with their interest then I think it's a rather simple task. Whereas in contrast if you are choosing a gift for a person you have never met before it may be quite difficult.

Do you think it’s important to give expensive gifts?
Well, personally speaking I think it does matter. Most people would judge a friendship by how expensive they think the gift is so of you give them a cheap gift they may think that they aren't that important to you. Also it may show they you are a very stingy person.

In China, is it necessary to bring a gift when you visit someone?
Indeed it is. When a person goes to another person's home for dinner they would normally bring with them a plate of food or a bag of fruit. In China it's just a way of being polite. I know that many foreigners bring wine instead.

Do you think gift-giving is very important?
Absolutely! Gift giving is good politics.Its a great way to make friends and to bond with others. It's so essential that sometimes gift-giving on certain holidays is like an unwritten rule.


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      Maricar M. Jolo 4 years ago from Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

      I hope you have more visuals and audio... :D