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Ielts Speaking Model: Patience - Part 1

Updated on June 14, 2013


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 ‘Patience'

Is it important to be patient? Why?

Absolutely! If a person isn’t patient it usually means he or she is a little rash and that may lead to trouble. Furthermore, most people tend to be fonder of patient people because they are generally calmer and have nicer personalities.

Is it easy to be patient? Why?

In my opinion patience is something you’re born with or something that is taught at a young age so I would have to say that it really depends. If a person is impulsive and or acts rashly then being patient may be a really difficult task for them whereas in contrast for a person who is calm and has a polite manner it may be a simple task to be patient.

How can be people be patient?

I believe the best way is take a deep breath and think happy thoughts. This way at least it won’t get you angry. Another way that I find useful is when you are waiting for someone, play a game on your phone so that you’re a little distracted and time will seem to fly by.

When do people need to be patient?

I guess the most important time may be when you’re waiting to be interviewed. For example if an employer was an hour late and I got angry at him or her I’m sure it will affect whether or not I would get the job. Also when waiting for a public transport – getting upset really doesn’t change anything, you have to keep waiting anyway.

What do you do when waiting for the bus or something else?

Well, I normally have my headphones on and listen to some music. I often sing karaoke with my friends so I need to make sure I know the lyrics so that I that I don’t look bad in front of them. I may also call my girlfriend to pass the time however she’s sometimes busy.


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