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IELTS Speaking Part 3 Topic : Parents/ Children

Questions For Part 3

1. Are sweets a good thing to reward children?

Definitely yes. From my experience, children are often thrilled to bits when they catch sight of pieces of candies, especially those with colorful packaging. It can be easily understood because children have a sweet tooth and candies are no wonder a perfect suit for them.

2. Do parents in your country spend a lot of time with their children?

As far as I can tell,  most people are constantly up to ears in their work and hardly spare enough time for their kids. Instead, I reckon grandparents are often the ones who look after them as people in my country generally live in extended families and these elderly members have more free time. The direct result of this is that children end up being closer to their grandparents than their own mother and father.

3. Why do children tend to be happier than adults?

I guess the first and foremost reason is because children tend to let their feelings go while adults tend to hold their feelings back. In fact, children’s thoughts are simple and innocent. They also have the ability to simplify everything that they see, feel and encounter, which helps them to be more careless and not over-analyze things like most adults do. Besides, they  don’t have to face up with any troubles at work and they often forget what just happened. They have no worries, no doubts, no disappointment about anything. Thus, their life is much easier and happier.

Vocabulary for Speaking Part 3

  • First and foremost (phrase) most importantly; more than anything else
    Eg: the first and the foremost thing is to understand the requirements.
  • To let Sth go (v) to allow someone or something to escape or go free
    Eg: I felt really sad for the caged birds, So I let them go.
  • To hold Sth back (v) to hesitate to act or speak
    Eg: She struggled to hold back her tears.
  • To face with (v) to deal with
    Eg: Everyone has to face some problems.
  • Thrilled to bits (adj) excited and happy
    Eg: I was thrilled to bits when my mother allowed me to go on a picnic.
  • Have a sweet tooth (phrase) like to eat sweet things
    Eg: Rose has a sweet tooth, which is why she needs dessert after every meal.
  • Up to ears/neck in something (idiom) very busy doing something
    Eg: I’m up to my ears in paperwork, as the exams have started.
  • Extended family (noun)  a family unit that includes grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, and uncles, etc. in addition to parents and children
    Eg: We invited our extended family too.
  • Nuclear family (noun) a family consisting of two parents and their children, but not including aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.
    Eg: It’s very difficult for her to adjust in a joint family, as she’s born and brought up in a nuclear family.

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