(2024) IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Social Media

 IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Social media image
IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Social media image
IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Social Media – Sample Audio

1. When did you start using social media?

I don’t remember the exact time. I guess, I started using social media more than a decade ago, when I was a middle school student, and the first one I used was QQ, an instant messaging software.

2. Do you think you spend too much time on social media?

Yes, l use social media too much. I spend plenty of time on Wechat and Weibo, now on Red. It is personal habits, and as long as it doesn’t negatively impact our well-being, it’s not necessarily a problem.

3. Do your friends use social media?

Yes, me and my friends enjoy using social media. We use it to keep in touch with each other, share photos and updates, and follow our favorite celebrities or influencers.

4. What do people often do on social media?

People prefer to use social media to contact people, share lives, or entertain themselves.
In China, the most popular social media is definitely WeChat, an all-in-one social media app. Users including me use it almost everyday to do everything from sending messages and making calls to booking appointments and shopping online.

1. When did you start using social media?

Well, if I remember correctly, it was in middle school that I first used social media. At that time, I was staying in a boarding school, my parents thought it would be a good idea to let me have a smartphone and a WeChat account so that I can stay connected with them.

2. Do you think you spend too much time on social media?

To tell the truth, I do feel that I spend too much time on social media. It’s easy to lose track of time in the endless contents and notifications. I often find myself scrolling on my phone for hours without realizing how much time has passed. I’m trying to be more careful and I will set limits for myself.

3. Do your friends use social media?

Absolutely, most of my friends are on social media. It’s a great way to stay connected with each other and share updates about our lives. We use different platforms like Weibo, TikTok, and WeChat to stay in touch with each other.

4. What do people often do on social media?

There’s a wide range of things that people do on social media. Aside from staying in touch with friends and family, they often use it to stay up-to-date with current events. They also use it to follow their favorite celebrities and influencers. Some even use it to promote their own businesses. I guess social media has become an indispensable part of our daily lives.

1. When did you start using social media?

I first got on social media when I was around 16 years old. It was mainly to keep in touch with friends from school and to see what was happening in their lives. Over time, I realized how much information I could get from social media.

2. Do you think you spend too much time on social media?

To be honest, I don’t think I spend too much time on social media, but I know some people who definitely do. For me, it’s more about balance.

3. Do your friends use social media?

Yes, almost all of my friends use social media. We use it to share our daily lives, funny moments, and important updates with each other. It’s a great way to stay in touch and see what’s going on in each other’s lives.

4. What do people often do on social media?

Social media is a place where people can share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. They post pictures, videos, and updates about their daily lives.

1. Do you or your friends like using social media?

Sample answer 1: Yeah, my friends and I are all active users of social media. It allows us to stay up to date with the latest news and current affairs, find entertaining content, stay in touch with what our friends and families are doing and share photos or videos with other people. It has become an indispensable part of our life.

Sample answer 2: Well, like it or not, we are drowning in all sorts of social media outlets. If you don t use them, you are likely to be isolated from the rest of the
world. Personally, I really love how convenient it is, like you can keep in touch with others anywhere and any time. What’s more, you are informed of what’s happening. But at the same time, I think because of the prevalence of social media, we are sort of overloaded, so I try to rely less on it.

active users (n) an active user is a person who accesses an app for a given period of time.
stay up to date with /ˌʌp.tə ˈdeɪt/having the most recent information, or using the newest methods or tools.The quarterly meeting keeps staff up to date with developments in the company.
latest news (n) the most recent news or information about something
current affairs (n) /ˌkʌr.ənt əˈfeəz/political news about events happening now
stay in touch with (idiom)seeing someone or communicating with someone regularly.We kept in touch for a while after college.
indispensable (adj) /ˌɪn·dɪˈspen·sə·bəl/Something or someone that is indispensable is so good or important that you could not manage without it, him, or herThis book is an indispensable resource for researchers.
drown in something (phrasal verb) /draʊn/to have more of something than you are able to deal with.I’m drowning in unpaid bills.
isolated (adj) /ˈaɪ.sə.leɪ.tɪd/feeling unhappy because of not seeing or talking to other people.Working at home was making her feel increasingly isolated.
prevalence (n) /ˈprev.əl.ənsthe fact that something is very common or happens often.the prevalence of smoking among teenagers.

2. Do you think you or your friends use too much social media?

Sample answer 1: There was a time when I got a little addicted to social media. I could clearly feel my attention span was narrowing and I even got restless if I didn’t check the social media for a while. Then I told a friend of mine about this problem and she suggested I should uninstall all of the social apps on my smartphone. It was really hard at the beginning. I tried to occupy myself with anything but fiddling with my phone. Now I can confidently say I’ve got rid of social media addiction.

Sample answer 2: Well, I have to say yes. For most of us, it is like an everyday occurrence. We use it a little bit more than we should do. Every morning, the first thing I do is to grab my phone to look at Facebook or Instagram to see what’s new. While commuting, I would immerse myself in all sorts of videos. So plenty of time has been spent on social media.

3. Do you want to work in social media industry? Why?

Sample answer 1: Well, probably. The industry is gaining momentum in recent years and is offering abundant career opportunities. I’ve been running my own social media accounts for a couple of years on a few popular platforms, like Facebook, and I’ve got some experience in this field. Among all types of jobs in social media, I’m particularly interested in content creation and community management, because I enjoy the creative process and interacting with users.

Sample answer 2: A very interesting question, I haven’t thought of that before. Maybe yes, guess it’s gonna be very exciting, because you are able to be exposed to new things every day, and I dont know, I reckon their working time is very flexible, and if so, that’s gonna be something that appeals to me. Most importantly, social media seems to be the future trend, so it means there are many opportunities. Maybe I will give it a try, who knows.

4. What’s the most popular social media in Vietnam? Why?

There are a large number of social media apps that have attracted users of different age groups. I guess Tiktok ranks the top in terms of popularity and the number of active users. It’s a short-form video app that allows creators to record, edit and post videos, and a lot of people have become successful video bloggers and influencers for their constant production of quality content.

5. What social media apps do you use very often?

I tend to use Facebook, as well as Youtube quite often. Facebook is a good app for catching up with friends, and see what’s happening about my friends. Youtube is very different. Personally, I use it as an informative sort of platform. I like to watch a lot of documentaries or English lessons. Generally speaking, it helps me gain knowledge about the things I’m interested in.

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Social media – Sample Video

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