IELTS Speaking Part 2&3 #49 Describe a course that you want to learn

Describe a course that you want to learn You should say:
What this course is
When you want to learn it Where you can learn it
And why you want to learn it.

Sample Answer:

Well, speaking of the course I’d like to do, I would say that it’s an English course. Today, English is considered to be the most important language in the world. That’s why it became one of the compulsory subjects and we now have to study English from elementary onwards. I’d like to get admitted to the Foreign Trade University which offers a professional course in Business English. They have a good reputation for teaching this course effectively to a high standard. As I have other classes in the morning, I would like to enroll in the afternoon course. Also, the course fee is both cheap and convenient for me to pay using my bank account.

There are so many reasons why I’d like to enroll in an English course. First of all, English is an international language; hence, having a good knowledge of English can help people around the world to communicate better. Second, it also gives us countless opportunities to become more acquainted with other cultures. We depend on English to keep up to date with the latest news from all over the world, since almost all the books and magazines are written in this language. Finally, learning English can really help us in our careers and enhance our CVs, as these days, many firms need good office employees to conduct international business.

Follow-up questions:

  1. What kind of things do children learn to do when they are very young? How important are these things?
    Most children begin to play with toys and friends when they are little. They learn how to deal with and resolve different kinds of conflict by spending time together with other people. This is very important since such experiences lay the foundation for their social intelligence, which is essential for them to establish successful relationships with others later in their lives.
  2. Do you think children and adults learn to do new things in the same way? How is their learning style different?
    Yes, I do think there is a difference. Little ones, for example, don’t usually follow some instructions or manuals to learn to do something new. They tend to just jump in and struggle with difficulties when they arise, and they spontaneously work things out for themselves and remember the process in the future. On the other hand, grown-ups often rely on the information they get from some reliable sources or some sort of directions when learning what they’ve never done before. Adults have a tendency to avoid any kinds of failure, which may cause them stress.
  3. Some people say that it is more important to be able to learn new things now than it was in the past. Do you agree or disagree with that? Why?
    I absolutely agree with the idea. It is very difficult to keep up with the rapid pace of change in this world. For example, the way to use public transport; buses and trains, has changed a great deal in my country. Of you don’t become familiar with the revised system soon, it may be very difficult for you to live a modern life. Therefore, I believe that it is vital to get used to learning and accepting something new in this modern world.
  4. Other possible questions:
    Can you suggest a way that people can study together?
    Do you think government should pay for old people to learn something? Why do people give up their hobbies?
    What are the difficulties that people may have to continue to learn something? What do you think of online leaning?
    Do you think learning materials on the internet are reliable?

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