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Ielts Speaking Model: A Useful Skill - Part 2

Updated on June 14, 2013

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Ielts Speaking Model: A Useful Skill - Part 2

IELTS(International English Language Testing System) is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Below is a sample question and model answer for the topic ‘A Useful Skill’


Describe something useful you learned from a member of your family.
You should say:
what it was
who you learned it from
how you learned it
and explain why you think it is useful.


My parents have taught me many things from school work to sports but I guess the most useful skill I've learnt would probably be cooking.

Unlike most other girls my generation I'm a great cook and its all thanks to my mum. Ever since I was 12 years old my mum has been telling me to help her around the kitchen. My mother strongly believed that a women should be able to cook and those that couldn't are useless.

I started with just chopping vegetables and washing dishes but a few months after that I was about to cook simple things such as fried rice or steamed vegetables. Now if I'm given the right ingredients I'm able to cook food as good as most traditional Chinese restaurants.

In my opinion this skill is a really useful cuz culinary skills are a way to make others happy - people have a better mood when they eat delicious cuisine. I also felt really glad when my friends and family eat up the food that I have prepared for them.


So yeah in the future I'm thinking about also learning to make Italian food such as pizza or pasta.


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