May to August 2019 IELTS Speaking Topic#8 Punctuality

1.How do you remind yourself to be on time?
2.Why are some people always late?
3.Do you think it is important to be punctual?
4.What will you do if you are waiting for someone?
5.Do you think people these days are as punctual as they were in the past?

1.I always set alarm clock to remind me of the time. Besides, if I have to go out, I’d wear a watch every time so that I can know exactly what time it is.

2.I guess it is probably because those people regard it as not so necessary to be punctual. I mean, they may think to be late for a short time, say 10 minutes is acceptable. Also, in some countries, because of the culture, being late is a common thing.

3.Yes, of course. If you are not punctual, chances are that you keep others waiting for you frequently, which is by no means polite. Also, you may miss the train or flight, which can definitely spoil your travel.

4.I usually kill time by playing video games on my cellphone. Sometimes, I also listen to music. But fortunately, all of my friends are punctual, so they would not keep me waiting for them.

5.Well, I think nowadays, people are more punctual than they used to. I believe this is because nowadays we have many things to remind us of time, such as watches, clocks, smartphones and so on. In comparison, people did not have such tools in the past.

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