IELTS Speaking Part 2
Describe an educational TV program that you have seen.
You should say:
• what this program was (or, is) about
• how often you have watched it
• what types of people watch this program
and explain why you think it was (is) educational or explain what you liked or disliked about this program.
Describe a new skill you would like to learn.
You should say:
• what skill (= what you would like to learn to do)
• how you would learn it
• how difficult you think it would be
and explain why you would like to learn this skill.
Describe an art or craft activity that you did at school.
You should say:
• what activity it was
• how you did it
• who you did it with
and explain how you felt about this activity.
Since I am very interested in handwork activities, I would like to learn how to make a 3D card. I love watching TV programs that teach you how to do crafts.
Nowadays, there are so many TV channels that focus on Do-It-Yourself activities but the one that I find the most interesting and doable is “Art Attack” on Disney Channel. The show airs for 30 minutes once a week.
– For topic Describe an educational TV program that you have seen
This show is made especially for young children and tweens, however, I think it is also suitable for the parents and adults.
Each episode shows you how to make different arts and craft products, from a handmade craft to a picture frame, or how to decorate your room, how to make a flower vase from old newspaper, etc.
By watching these kinds of programs, children are encouraged to develop their imagination. In addition, it also helps bring parents and kids closer to each other, creating a strong bond among family members.
– For topics Describe a new skill you would like to learn/(Something that you cannot do now) /Describe an art or craft activity that you did at school.
The host of the show showed us step-by-step how to fold a paper to create a heart shape and how we could glue the heart shape onto the blank card so that when we opened it, the heart popped up.
It was very interesting to see the product after it was done. Nowadays, it is easy to buy preprinted cards, but none of them are 3D. Being handmade makes the card more unique and most importantly is that it was made by me. Imagine if someone gave you a present and said that it was made by him or her, how special you would feel!
– handwork activities: when you create something with your own hands; “My daughter loved to do handwork activities when she was younger.”
– crafts: projects that people like to do that involve creating something that is artsy, but is not considered fine art. Examples are things that you make to decorate your home, quilting, sewing, woodworking, etc. “I love to make crafts and give them to people as presents.”
– Do-It-Yourself: also known as DIY, a popular term to talk about the things that people can do themselves, like minor house repairs and maintenance, building things and working in their yards; “My husband loves Do-It-Yourself house projects.”
– doable: something is doable if it can be done, if you can do it; “Her son didn’t think his homework was doable, but he was just complaining and being lazy.”
– airs: to air means to run a program on TV or radio; “My favorite TV show airs every night at 5:00 p.m.”
– tweens: describes kids between the ages of 10 and 12; they are in the tens, but they aren’t yet considered teenagers because they haven’t hit the numbers that say teen, like thirteen; “I have a class full of crazy tweens!”
– suitable for: appropriate for, it’s okay for; “This show is not suitable for children and that is why it is rated TV14.”
– episode: an episode is one installment of a series of shows; a season may have 8 to 10 episodes or more; “Did you see the new episode of Game of Thrones?”
– decorate: to put things in a room to add color and artwork; “My bedroom is so boring; I need to decorate it!”
– these kinds of programs: use these kinds of to talk about something in the plural; use this kind of to talk about something singular; “I like these kinds of bananas.” or “I like this kind of banana.”
– to create a strong bond: to make a strong connection with another person: “I created a strong bond with the members of my soccer team over the last two years.”
– to fold a paper: to move the different parts of a piece of paper over other parts; “Origami is the art of folding paper into intricate shapes.”
– imagine if: to think about a possibility, “Imagine if you were rich. What would you buy?”