May to August 2019 IELTS Speaking Topic #51 Describe something you do to help you study or work

Describe something you do to help you study or work. You should say:
What it is
How you learn it
When you do it
And how you feel about the method

I found that I was more easily distracted than before when I was studying after entering the university, but in my senior year, I decided to apply for a Master degree, so I have to keep concentrate and study hard. Then I tried many ways to mitigate the situation. Among the methods I tried, the following one must be the most effective one, putting away my cell phone. Every time I need to study, I will put away my cell phone out of my reach so as to force myself focus on what I am learning that time. This method always worked and it helped to improve my learning efficiency. In my opinion, people nowadays are more easily distracted mainly because of gadgets like our cellphone. We usually waste too much time on the apps on our cellphone. For example, even there is no message for us to reply on the cellphone, we still will phub. Since I couldn’t resist the temptation of cellphone, I choose to force myself away from it when I have to focus on my study. I highly recommend this method for others who can’t concentrate on their study or work.

Part 3

Why some people cannot concentrate?
Not only external factors but also internal factors lead to people’s lack of concentration. In terms of the former, there are many things, like gadgets, televisions, and even visitors, can easily distract people who are trying to concentrate on doing something. While someone who cannot concentrate mainly because they are not able to pay attention to one thing for a long time.

Do you think children’s concentration important or not?
I think it is very important. It is the best time to exercise a person’s concentration ability when he/she is just a child. People who concentrate well in their childhood will probably concentrate on one thing much easily after they grow up.

What do you think of a good university?
First of all, a good university should be a place where students can acquire professional knowledge and improve themselves. This requires teachers of the university to be highly qualified. In addition, various information and references should be available in the library. In addition, a good university should also create an environment where students are free to share ideas with other students and professors and conduct experiments or projects on subjects that they are interested in. Well I think whether a university is good or not can be judged by whether students of it like it.

Should children choose their own deskmate?
No, I don’t think so. If children have the right to choose their deskmates, they would definitely sit with their best friends. In this case, they may keep talking with deskmates and get distracted while having classes, which is obviously not good for acquiring knowledge. Therefore, I believe it is more proper to let teachers choose deskmates for each student.

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