IELTS Speaking Part 1 MUSEUMS


  1. Are here many (or any) museums in your hometown?
    Not so many, actually there is only one museum in my small county about the local history. It allows the local residents to know better about their traditions and historical celebrities.
  2. Do you think museums are useful for visitors to your hometown/country?
    I suppose the usefulness is limited, because compared to museums I’d prefer documentaries, but since I hardly went there, so my opinion might be biased.
  3. Do you often visit a museum?
    Seldom did I go there, because personally I can’t find anything meaningful in those materials.
  4. Did you go to any museums when you were a child?
    Yes, when I was in primary school, my school organized a tour in one of the museums in my hometown, but I only have a vague memory about that.
  5. When was the last time you visited a museum?
    I go to the museum a lot, when I come to the new place, I’ll find some local museums that have interesting features. The museum I visited last time was the Guan Fu Museum located in the rural area of Beijing. It is a private-owned museum featuring Chinese antiques like porcelain, furniture’s, jade and some paintings.
  6. Do you think museums are important?
    Museums are really important in protecting, preserving, propagating and researching numerous human treasure. Once the antiques are in the museums, they are permanently out of circulation, which means they can be seen by public.
  7. Do you think it’s suitable for museums to sell things to visitors?
    Yes, the reason is that generally, most museums are nonprofit organizations, and these goods are their large portion of income, except the tickets, and also partly because these items are closely related to the theme of the museums, which cannot be bought in most other bookstores or shops.