Our kind friends JS and AP shared the IELTS Speaking questions from the exams they took yesterday in Bangladesh. They were asked very similar questions on the topic of traditions and traditional values:
Part 1 (Interview)
– What is your name?
– Do you work or study?
– Can you describe the place you currently live in?
– What are some of the interesting features or landmarks in your area?
– Have there been any significant changes in town in recent years? What changes?
– What do you do when you get a day off work or study?
– Have you taken any days off recently?
– How do you like to spend your leisure time?
Part 2 (Cue Card)
Describe a traditional celebration day in your country. You should say:
– what celebration it is
– how often it occurs
– what activities people engage in on this day
and explain why this celebration is important to you.
Part 3 (Discussion)
– Do you think schools adequately teach students about traditions and values?
– In your opinion, should schools have a more significant role in imparting traditional values to students? Why or why not?
– Are there any disadvantages to schools teaching traditional values as part of their curriculum?
– How important is the role of family in passing on traditional values to younger generations?
– Do you believe that parents can better instil traditional values in their children compared to schools? Why?
– In what ways can families teach their children about cultural traditions and values?