IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic : Patience

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Topic : Patience

  1. What do you think “patience” is?

Well, I think patience is a virtue. Unfortunately, nowadays most people are quite impatient. For example, many people want to get rich quickly but are not willing to get their hands dirty. So they always complain about life.

  1. Do you think patience is important?

Absolutely. I think it’s a quality that everybody should try to learn. In my opinion, learning to wait until the right time is the key to success. In fact, most successful entrepreneurs are very patient.

  1. Do you think being patient is an important part of being polite?

Yes, I think patience is an indicator of politeness. A polite person would never chew someone out for keeping them waiting. If there’s a good excuse for being late, a polite person would be willing to overlook such minor mistakes.

  1. Have you ever lost your patience?

Well, yeah, without doubt, there has  been times when I lost my cool. For example, there was this one time, when I had to wait forever to be seated at a popular restaurant. Then someone suddenly cut in line and that really ticked me off.

  1. Were you patient when you were young?

I don’t really know, since I don’t have many childhood memories. It’s pretty common, however, for kids to easily lose patience as they don’t know how to keep their emotions in check. There may have been times I was patient, and times I was not.

Vocabulary

  • lost one’s cool: to suddenly become very angry and start shouting.
    Ex: She lost her cool when she lost her diamond ring .
  • Cut in line: push into a line of people in order to be served or dealt with before one’s turn.
    Ex: The customer cuts in line so that he gets first all the items .
  • Tick off: to make someone angry or annoyed.
    Ex: He was ticked off after the quarreling happened between them.
  • Chew someone out: reprimand someone severely.
    Ex: He chewed someone out of his house severely.
  • Overlook: to disregard or ignore indulgently, as faults or misconduct.
    Ex: She has been overlooked by the team.

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