IELTS Speaking Part 2 question
Describe a (long) car journey you went on
You should say:
- where you went
- what you did at this place
- who you went with
- And explain why you went on that journey by car
On the Norooz holiday two years ago, my family went to an island near my city by car. The island was interconnected with the mainland with a bridge, so we could drive all the way there. On the island, we went to the beach, where we went swimming, built sandcastles and took lots of pictures. In the evening, we went to have seafood at the famous night market. The street was packed with people and we had to wait in line for a table. But the food was totally worth it.
My parents decided to drive there because it was difficult to get around on the island without a car. Besides, it was a one-day trip, we wanted to be home early in the evening, so driving seemed to be the best option. It turned out to be a great decision because it felt so great when we were driving along the coastal roads with the music on and ocean breeze on our faces.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 question
1. Why do people like to have private cars?
There are many reasons why people like to have private cars. Firstly, with a car, it would be much easier to get around. It can save us a lot of time. Secondly, a lot of people, especially guys, enjoy driving. They like the feeling of sitting in their private car and having everything under their control. Lastly, a car can bring a lot of fun to our life. We can have a road trip with friends or family in our cars.
2. What are the differences between bicycles and private cars?
I have to say that there are many differences between them. Bicycles are more environmentally friendly. And riding bicycles is a good exercise. It’s a great choice for short-distance trips and it’s easy and free to park. However, cars have more room, which allows more people to travel in it. And it’s definitely better to drive a car if you want to travel long distances.
3. Is it a good thing that everyone has their own cars?
I don’t think so. Even though cars make people’s life easier, it would be a disaster if everyone has their own car. The traffic in Iran is already very terrible, especially in big cities. It would most definitely be paralyzed if everyone owns a car. And the parking would be a huge problem. So I think instead of encouraging people to buy more cars, governments should pay more attention to improving the public transportation system.
4. How to buy private cars in Iran?
I’ve never bought a car myself. But as far as I know, there are the following steps. First, you go to the car stores to choose a brand and model you want to purchase. Then, you make a down payment. After that, you wait until they inform you to go pick up the car. Finally, you pay your taxes and buy insurance for it. I think that’s pretty much it.
5. What’s the difference between men’s and women’s preference for cars?
As far as I know, there truly are some very noticeable differences. One is that women tend to like smaller cars, while men like big ones. So, many women are fans of small-sized cars like Mini Cooper and Smart, probably because it’s easier to drive and park. And big SUVs usually appeal to men. Another thing is that women think the appearance of a car is more important than its performance, and men think otherwise. I think it’s in their blood.
6. What will cars be like in the future?
To begin with, I think cars will be fancier and more beautiful. When I go to the car exhibition, I can see some concept cars. I think they give us an idea how cars will look like. Secondly, I think more functions and features will be added, as we have seen in Sci-Fi movies. Maybe it can float on water and even fly in the sky. Lastly, cars will definitely be more eco-friendly. I mean, renewable energy like solar energy will replace fossil fuels. To be frank, I can’t wait to see how cars will get in the future.