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IELTS English speaking course - Simply IELTS

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  1. Introduction

    General Overview of IELTS Speaking Test
  2. Evaluation criteria to assess IELTS Speaking test
  3. Do’s and don’ts in IELTS Speaking
  4. Frequently asked questions on IELTS Speaking section
  5. Speaking Test – Part 1
    IELTS Speaking Part 1 format and general approach
  6. Tips for IELTS Speaking Part 1
  7. Speaking Test - Part 2
    A step by step guide to IELTS Speaking Part 2 or cue card
  8. IELTS Speaking Part 2 topics
    Describe your first day at school IELTS Cue Card
  9. Describe an aquatic animal IELTS Cue Card
  10. Describe a bag you want to own IELTS Cue Card
  11. Describe a time you got up early IELTS Cue Card
  12. Describe an art or craft activity IELTS Cue Card
  13. Describe a person who solved a problem in a smart way IELTS Cue Card
  14. Describe an exciting book that you enjoy reading IELTS Cue Card
  15. Describe a cafe you like to visit IELTS Cue Card
  16. Describe a plan in your life that is not related to work or study IELTS cue card
  17. Talk about an article which you have read about health IELTS Cue Card
  18. Describe a time you were friendly to someone you didn’t like
  19. Describe a time you bought something from a street or outdoor market
  20. Describe a time when you are waiting for something special that would happen
  21. Describe a place you visited on vacation IELTS Cue Card
  22. Describe a creative person whose work you admire
  23. Describe a difficult decision that you once made
  24. Describe a good service you received IELTS Cue Card
  25. Describe a famous athlete you know IELTS Cue Card
  26. Describe a habit your friend has and you want to develop
  27. Describe a bicycle/motorcycle/car trip you would like to go on
  28. Describe a decision made by others/someone that you disagreed with
  29. Describe a businessman you admire
  30. Describe a town or city you would like to live in the future
  31. Describe an activity that you do after school/work
  32. Describe a foreign person who you have heard or known that you think is interesting
  33. Describe a time when you tried to do something but weren’t very successful
  34. Describe a piece of equipment that is important in your home
  35. Describe someone older than you whom you admire
  36. Describe an argument two of your friends had
  37. Describe a natural talent you want to improve
  38. Describe a law on environmental protection
  39. Describe a puzzle you have played IELTS Cue Card
  40. Describe a live sports match that you have watched
  41. Describe an occasion when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone
  42. Describe a piece of local news that people are interested in
  43. Describe a time you saw something interesting on social media
  44. Describe an art or craft activity that you had at school
  45. Describe a company where you live that employs a lot of people
  46. Describe a quiet place you like to spend your time in
  47. Describe a time when you helped a friend
  48. Describe a leisure activity near the sea that you want to try
  49. Describe a time when you shared something with others
  50. Describe your favorite movie IELTS Cue Card
  51. Describe your favorite singer
  52. Describe a time you made a promise to someone
  53. Describe an art exhibition that you visited
  54. Describe a time when you told your friend an important truth
  55. Describe a skill that you can teach other people
  56. Describe a time when you needed to use your imagination
  57. Describe a special hotel you stayed in
  58. Describe a film you watched IELTS Cue Card
  59. Describe a meeting in which you were speaker
  60. Describe a time when you had to walk barefoot
  61. Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in
  62. Describe a website you visit often IELTS Speaking Cue Card
  63. Talk about an own thing which would like to remove
  64. Describe an island you would like to visit
  65. Speaking Test - Part 3
    Tips to crack IELTS Speaking Part 3
  66. Actual Speaking Exams
    IELTS Speaking test sample answer: Accommodation and House
  67. IELTS Speaking test: Behaviour, Patience and Politeness
  68. IELTS Speaking test: Computers, Internet and Technology
  69. IELTS Speaking test: Friends
  70. IELTS Speaking Test Answers Family
  71. IELTS Speaking sample answers: Hometown
  • Writing Correction

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Lesson 63 of 71
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Talk about an own thing which would like to remove

Talk about an own thing which would like to remove IELTS Speaking Cue Card

Talk about an own thing which would like to remove IELTS cue card
Talk about an own thing which would like to remove IELTS cue card

In this lesson from simply IELTS, you will know how to Talk about an own thing which would like to remove band 9 IELTS Speaking Cue Card part 2 and part 3 follow up questions.

Talk about an own thing which would like to remove IELTS Cue Card

You should say

  • What is that thing?
  • Why do you want to change it?

Band 9 Model Answer to Talk about an own thing which would like to remove IELTS Cue Card

One thing that I would like to remove is my tendency to compare myself to others. It’s a habit that I’ve had for a long time and I’ve come to realize that it’s not only unproductive, but it also causes me a great deal of stress and anxiety.

The tendency to compare myself to others comes in many forms, whether it’s comparing my achievements, appearance, or even my relationships. It often leads to feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. I’ve come to realize that this habit not only affects my mental health but also hinders my ability to appreciate my own progress and accomplishments.

I want to change this tendency because it’s holding me back from fully enjoying and appreciating my life. I want to focus on my own journey and progress rather than constantly comparing it to others. To overcome this habit, I’ve been trying to be more mindful of my thoughts and actions and to focus on gratitude and appreciation for what I have. Additionally, I’ve been trying to surround myself with positive and supportive people who will help me to build my confidence and self-esteem.

In conclusion, I believe that by being more mindful and taking active steps to change my mindset, I can overcome this tendency to compare myself to others and lead a happier and more fulfilling life.

Answer key points

  • Struggle with tendency to compare oneself to others
  • Affects mental health and hinders appreciation of own progress and accomplishments
  • Want to change this tendency to lead a happier and more fulfilling life
  • Adopting strategies such as being more mindful, focusing on gratitude, and surrounding oneself with positive and supportive people

Difficult words related to Talk about an own thing which would like to remove

tendencya general disposition to act or feel in a particular way
unproductivenot producing or likely to produce an intended result
hindersmake it difficult for something to be done
inadequacythe state of being inadequate or unsuitable
mindfulnessthe state of being aware of one’s thoughts and feelings in the present moment
gratitudethe quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
self-esteemconfidence in one’s own worth or abilities

Other Ideas to answer this cue card

  1. An addiction to social media or online gaming
  2. A tendency to procrastinate
  3. Negative self-talk or inner dialogue
  4. A fear of public speaking or social interactions
  5. A tendency to be easily distracted
  6. An obsession with perfectionism
  7. A lack of motivation or a lack of direction in life
  8. A tendency to overthink or ruminate on past events
  9. A habit of avoiding conflict or difficult conversations
  10. A tendency to make impulsive decisions
  11. A habit of procrastination
  12. A persistent negative mindset
  13. A lack of self-discipline
  14. An inability to set or achieve goals
  15. Negative relationship patterns or an inability to form healthy relationships
  16. An inability to manage stress or anxiety
  17. Financial impulsiveness or overspending
  18. A fear of failure or rejection
  19. An inability to prioritize self-care
  20. A lack of time management skills

Speaking Part 3 Follow-Up Questions to Talk about an own thing which would like to remove

Here are a few potential follow-up questions for Part 3 of the IELTS speaking exam related to the topic of own thing which would like to remove:

  1. How do you think this thing affects other areas of your life?
    • I think this thing has a ripple effect in many areas of my life. For example, if the thing is procrastination, it affects my productivity and ability to meet deadlines, which in turn impacts my career and educational goals. If the thing is social media addiction, it affects my relationships, my physical health and my ability to focus and be present.
  2. What steps have you taken to try and change this thing?
    • I’ve tried several strategies to change this thing. For example, if the thing is procrastination, I’ve tried to set specific and realistic goals, break tasks into smaller chunks, and use time management techniques like the Pomodoro technique. If the thing is social media addiction, I’ve tried setting limits on the amount of time I spend on social media and make it a point to disconnect from it during certain parts of the day or when I’m with other people.
  3. How do you think this thing holds you back from achieving your goals?
    • This thing holds me back by taking away my focus and energy and by creating unnecessary stress and anxiety. It can also lead to poor quality of work, missed deadlines, and lack of self-belief and confidence, which can all hinder my ability to achieve my goals.
  4. What do you think is the main cause of this thing?
    • I believe that this thing can have multiple causes, but for me personally, I think it’s a combination of things, including my upbringing, past experiences, and personality traits. For example, if the thing is procrastination, it can come from being overwhelmed by the task at hand, lack of self-confidence, or perfectionism.
  5. How has this thing changed over time?
    • I’ve noticed that this thing has evolved over time. Initially, it may have been something that was a minor inconvenience but as time went on, it has become more ingrained in my habits and behavior. As I’ve grown older and faced different challenges, this thing has had a more pronounced impact on my life. However, as I’ve become more aware of it and taken steps to address it, I’ve seen a gradual improvement over time.
  6. How do you think this thing can be overcome?
    • I believe that this thing can be overcome through a combination of strategies such as developing better habits, gaining self-awareness and insight, seeking professional help, and being consistent and persistent in making a change. It’s important to understand the underlying causes and triggers that contribute to this thing, and to find strategies that work best for the individual.
  7. How has this thing affected your relationships?
    • This thing has affected my relationships in several ways. For example, if the thing is procrastination, it can make it difficult for me to keep my commitments and be reliable, which can lead to trust issues in my relationships. If the thing is social media addiction, it can make me less present in my relationships and can make it difficult for me to connect with people in person.
  8. What impact do you think this thing has on your self-esteem or self-worth?
    • This thing can greatly impact my self-esteem and self-worth by making me feel like I’m not good enough, or that I’m not capable of achieving my goals. It can also lead to feelings of guilt and inadequacy, which can be damaging to my self-esteem.
  9. How does this thing impact your daily routine and habits?
    • This thing has a significant impact on my daily routine and habits. It can make it difficult for me to focus, stay organized, and prioritize my responsibilities, which can cause added stress and make it harder for me to be productive.
  10. Do you think this thing is unique to you or is it a common problem among people?
    • I think this thing is a common problem among people. Many people struggle with similar issues and face similar challenges. Understanding that others struggle with this thing can make me feel less alone and more encouraged to seek help and make a change.

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