Describe a childhood friend of yours
When you met him/her
Where you met him/her
What you did with your friend
How you felt about the friend
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Sample Band 7
The person I want to talk about today is my childhood friend Amy, who is also my best friend for a long time. Amy is my neighbor, and we have known each other for more than fifteen years. She is very tall and thin. I knew her because she was my neighbor and ever since I started to remember things, she has always been around. I can’t remember when and when; exactly I me her, but I guess it was because of our parents, who used to exercise together before we were born. She has been an animal conservationist since she was young, with a heart full of love. In my spare time, I would take care of the little animals together with Amy. Since my home is located in the suburb, there are many wild cats and dogs around. Am thinks that those poor animals are homeless and we should try our best to take care of them. So, every evening, we will buy some food in the supermarket in order to feed those animals.
As for how I felt about Amy, well, I like many of her good characteristics, like warm-heartedness, the generosity and so on Amy always tells me that it is every citizen’s obligation to protect the animals. Although those poor little cats and dogs are not endangered species, we still need to protect them since the animals are our human being’s friends.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
1) Is it important to have friends for children?
Exactly. Social interactions are always the most crucial part in a child’s development. Through the interactions with friends a child will learn how to treat others with appropriate manners. They will learn about the idea of mutual respect by talking to other and figuring out things on their own. Playing with friends is the beginning of all social interactions, which carp sometimes decide a person’s future as it teaches US empathy, communication, cooperation and negotiation.
2) Do you still keep in touch with friends in your childhood?
Honestly, I don’t. As I grew up, I gradually lost contact with my childhood friends because of different schooling and different locations of college. It didn’t happen at once, but more at a gradual pace, like in five or more years. I felt like then; are less and less things in common among US as we have totally different interests and life values and sometimes I just feel so awkward and don’t know what to talk about with them. I think we are no longer the close friends anymore.
3) For teenagers, do you think they should have lots of friends or just few good friends?
I think just a few is fine. All teenagers, as we understand, have the eagerness to be fit in the group, and they are all trying to be the popular kid. They often feel honored to know so many people and have so many social connections. But in fact none of those things matters any more when they grow up and they will realize that it is always just a few friends who can always understand them, support them and stand by their side unconditionally. Those that are not true friends will just fade away in their memory and the connections will just be lost forever.
4) Are teenagers more influenced by their peer or their parents?
I would say it’s definitely peers. I don’t think many young people nowadays will still listen to whatever their parents are telling them. But they are under the huge influence of their friends for the desire of fitting in the group. They spend much more time with their friends at school or hanging out after school, so their friends’ behavior, interests or even life value can have a big influence on them. Young people always desire to be fit in the group so they will usually follow the trend and do what most people think is cool.
5) How would you maintain friendship with a friend who’s richer than you?
Maintaining a friendship with someone richer than me is not actually anything special. Unless he is mean or has the personality of showing off because of his richness, he is the same to me as a regular friend. If he is really my true friend, he will always respect my choice of purchase if he understands that it is my way of consumption and will never laugh at me o • look down upon me because of that. For example, if I am traveling with a rich friend, I would not feel embarrassed if he is buying something special while I am not. What I think is important is that we both have fun and enjoy our time together.
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