May to August 2019 IELTS Speaking Topic #27 Describe a piece of good news you heard from someone you know

Describe a piece of good news you heard from someone you know.
You should say: what it was about;
who you heard it from;
when and where you got this news;
and explain how you felt when you got the good news.

I’d like to talk about a good news that I received a couple of weeks ago.

My best friend told me that she’s pregnant, and would get married soon. I didn’t expect it. So when she told me about it, I was so surprised. I was so happy for her. If I remember correctly. That’s a Sunday. She gave me a call, and invited me to a restaurant to have lunch with her and her boyfriend. So later we met at that place. While we were having the lunch, she broke the news. She excitedly told me that she’s going to be mom soon, and their wedding was a week later.

At that moment, I didn’t know what to say. I thought it’s just a Sunday meeting. I didn’t see that coming. I congratulated her, and sent my best wishes. Then I learnt she got some other plans. She showed three train tickets then told me she needed my help to choose the wedding dress. Of course, I was willing to help. So in the rest of the day, we went to Su Zhou, a city next to Shanghai, to buy things for her wedding.

It’s the best news I received in recent years. She’s my best friend, and now she’s married to a good man, and will have a baby soon. Now she must be the happiest person in the world. as a friend, of course, I feel so happy for her. I hope she has the best life.

Part 3

How do people in your country get news?
Chinese people get the news by watching TV, reading newspaper, surfing the Internet or listening to radio.

Do you think children should start watching news from a young age?
I think so. A good habit should be cultivated in childhood. If children watch news when they are young, they will pay attention to news and international issues when they grow up rather than watching TV dramas only.

What kinds of news do Chinese like?
Chinese people prefer to read newspapers about entertainment, the important events as well as interesting incidents.

What are the differences of communicating online and face-to-face communication?
Well, when communicating online, people tend to be more brave and they won’t be shy. They are willing to show their opinions and attitudes. While in face-to-face communication, people think it will be embarrassed if they say something inappropriate.

By what means do people receive news from social media?
Since the Internet and technology developed rapidly, people can receive news through their mobile phones because there are various apps people can read news. In addition, they also can search on the Internet to get news from the world.

How do people share good news with their neighbors?
It depends. Some people will tell their neighbors directly, and some may share good news by giving some food like candies, fruits. Some families just hold a party and invite their neighbors to join them and have fun.

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