Describe a computer/phone game you enjoy playing since your childhood IELTS cue card

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Describe a computer/phone game you enjoy playing since your childhood

You should say
What the game is about?
When you started playing it?
How often you play this game?
Why you enjoy playing it?

Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Model Answers and follow up questions to with Describe a computer/phone game you enjoy playing since your childhood IELTS cue card:

Model Answer 1:

What is the game about?

  • All children love games. Some children like to play games on the computer; some want to play the phone, but excess usages of this technological equipment may create many health problems. So parents have to be very careful about it. 
  • Today, I will talk about a puzzle game that I used to play in my childhood. 

When did you start playing it? and How often you play this game?

  • I vividly remember my father bought a smartphone when I was in eighth classes. Before that, he was using a simple keypad phone. 
  • I installed a puzzle game on it. Unfortunately, I forgot the game’s name, and I used to lay this game after school time half for half an hour.

Why do you enjoy playing it?

  • My cousin suggested that game and taught me how to play it. 
  • The game became tough with each level because the level timing was decreasing with each mistake. 
  • So, users had to be very careful while playing. 
  • It was a mind game that increases decision making power. 
  • Moreover, it did not require y physical strength and activity, that’s why I liked it very much. 

Model Answer 2:

Introduction:

Well, I’m a sports person and my favourite sport is Basketball. I’ve played it a lot in my school as well as in my college days. Apart from it, I also like to play video games. In 2020 I played PubG the most. However, here I would like to talk about a game that I’m playing from my childhood.

What is the game about?

The name of the game Is Ludo_ When I was a kid at that time there were 2 ways to play this game. One is on physical board and second is on mobile phone.

When did you start playing it?

Recently, during the Iockdown this is a game which was played the most in all over India Honestly, it was after a long time when I played it as my cousin sent link and asked me to download it.

How often you play this game? and Why do you enjoy playing it?

This game is really enjoyable as a person can play individually as well as with friends sitting far. Moreover, a person can also send funny emoji’s which are available to express emotions.

Now, whenever I get free time or If I have to wait for someone I just start playing this game alone. I must say that this game is like kiIhng 2 birds with one stone as it is I think a best way to get rid of stress and secondly a person can also make new friends by this.

Conclusion:

So, this is a game that I love to play since my childhood.

Model Answer 3:

Introduction:

  • I love playing games on computers and mobile phones.
  • I think playing games is a great way to spend one’s time and it also helps in the development of the mind.
  • I have 3 favorite game categories.
  • One is car racing, another is sports, like football, cricket and the last is puzzle games.

What the game is about?

  • Today I would like to talk about a game called Need for Speed which has been my favorite racing game since my childhood.

When you started playing it?

  • This was the first game I installed on my PC, back in the late 2000s and nowadays I play it on my Sony Playstation and sometimes on my mobile phone as well.
  • It has been created by one of the leading gaming companies known as EA sports and since its first release, it became a worldwide hit.
  • The game is based on a famous Hollywood movie of the same name and the story is about a cop who joins a car thieves’ gang.
  • The first version of the game had blurry graphics but still, it was really amazing compared to the other games available at that time.
  • Also, it was only a single player mission-based game back then, but the latest version of it includes life like graphics and multiplayer options as well.
  • There are some amazing animations and 3D effects, it feels like you are actually driving a car.

How often you play this game?

  • When I was little I used to play this game for hours and my parents also used to scold me a lot but now I play it once or twice a week and that too for an hour or two.

Why you enjoy playing it?

  • I would like to say that the multiplayer version of the games is really addictive and it feels great to compete with your friends.
  • I have reached the expert level in this game and I am easily able to beat my friends, that is the reason why I love playing this game.

IELTS Speaking Part 3 : Follow up Questions

Here some examples of follow up questions that you may asked during your speaking part 3 by examiner related to cue card “Describe a computer/phone game you enjoy playing since your childhood”.

1.What is the impact of teen addiction to games?
I think there are both positive and negative impacts of video games on teenagers. The positive part is that it helps them to relax and take out the stress from their studies. Also, to some extent, it aids in the development of creative or problem-solving skills. On the contrary, gaming is easily addictive and too much of it can be detrimental for their health and education. Finally, the violent content in some games could promote violent behaviour amongst children.

2. Should parents or teachers take necessary action to prevent children from playing games?
I do not think that parents should stop children from playing computer games, but I believe that it is important for them to supervise the gaming habits of their children. They should monitor the number of hours and type of games being played by the children. If the child is getting addicted to gaming then they should counsel him/her.

3. What do you think are the benefits of playing games?
Like I mentioned before, gaming helps in a lot of ways. First of all, it helps in the development of logical reasoning when children try to solve the challenges in different levels of the game. Secondly, it promotes creativity amongst children as most of the games are based on imaginary concepts and the characters in these games are able to do things that would be otherwise impossible in the real world. So, I think it kind of helps in developing out-of-the-box thinking.

4. Why games have been popular amongst teenagers in recent years?
I think there are multiple reasons why gaming culture has become more popular of late. The biggest reason would definitely be the easy access to free games on mobile devices. Earlier, in order to enjoy gaming, people had to buy expensive gaming consoles and the quality of the games was also not that good. But, nowadays majority of the teenagers have cell phones with them in which one can install multiple, high-end games for free. Also, teenagers can do multiplayer gaming which is much more fun.

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