|IELTS Speaking | Describe a time when you were asked to give your opinion in a questionnaire or survey|
IELTS Speaking | Cambridge IELTS 8 | Speaking Test 1
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IELTS Speaking Questions : Neighbours / Questionnaires / Surveys
How well do you know the people who live next door to you?I know them quite well because we’ve lived beside each other for a couple of years now. The people who live to the right of me, well, it’s a family with young kids, and on the other side there’s a young couple, I guess they’re in their thirties, but no kids.
How often do you see them? [Why?]Well that depends. Sometimes I see them almost everyday when I’m at home, but I travel a lot for work so sometimes I’m away for three or four days at a time so I don’t see them at all. I suppose I see them more at the weekends than any other time.
What kinds of problem do people sometimes have with their neighbours?I suppose the most common problems would be noisy neighbours, you know, maybe playing loud music all the time or doing something else that’s annoying. Maybe if they have a dog which barks all the time that could cause a problem for the other neighbours, or if you have neighbours whose kids keep kicking their football into your garden or something like that, or parking in your parking space for example.
How do you think neighbours can help each other?I think it depends if they are good neighbours or not, but in general they could possibly help when you have a problem, for example: if you lock yourself out of your home or if you need someone to be there to accept a package delivered when you’re out or even watch your kids for a couple of hours.
IELTS Cue Card Answer about Describe a Time When You Were Asked to Give Your Opinion in a QuestionnaireGenerally I hate doing surveys, but I did do one a couple of months ago. It was about the use of internet services. I was asked to participate in the survey because I had just had a new internet package installed in my apartment and was a new customer for the comapny. Well, that’s the reason that they gave me anyway.
They did the survey by internet, like live chat so at least they didn’t stop me in the street or come knocking on my door and disturbing me. In fact, that was the main reason I agreed to do it, because it just happened to be convenient. The girl from the internet company asked me some questions about how I used the internet: for pleasure, for work etc. and also when I used it the most, you know, during the day, at night or at the weekends.
She also wanted to know how happy or satisfied I was with the sales service and installation service of the company. So I guess I spent about fifteen minutes or so explaining to the girl about how and when I used the internet, why I had chosen that particular company and that specific internet package and all that, and that I had been impressed by the quick installation of the equipment and that I was very happy overall with their service.
Like I said before, I don’t like doing surveys or questionnaires in general, so I usually avoid them, but because this time I could do it while sitting at home and I could also choose when to do it, it wasn’t a problem, and they didn’t try to sell me anything like some of these survey companies do. So all in all it wasn’t so bad and it didn’t take up much time, so I’d probably do it again if they ask me in the future.