Talk about something you enjoyed doing in a group

IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card

Talk about something you enjoyed doing in a group.

You should say:
What was it?
With whom you did it?
When you did it?
How you felt about 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 answer 1:

Introduction:

The group activity give chance to participants moving around together and work together. It’s useful in the early stages of team development. I like both individual and group activities.

What was it?

I took part in many group activities but here I would like to talk about the activity which I did in a group three years ago at college level, and I enjoyed a lot.

I took part in a competition. It was a team based competition, and we were three-person who took part in it. The competition based on different culture and traditions which presented through the presentation.

With whom you did it ?

My two friends Raman and anu and I decided to present Punjabi culture.

When you did it?

We had only two days for preparation. So we divide the work into three parts. We collected all information related to older people living style, clothing designs and traditions which they followed during functions such as marriage. We clicked pictures of this material and also collected some clothes and old accessories to present in front of judges.

I prepared a presentation of 30 minutes which describes everything in detail. On the competition day we wear traditional dresses which liked by all.

How you felt about it?

We were successful to impressing the judges and won the prize in that competition So that was the group activity which I enjoyed.

Model answer 2

Introduction:

  • I have done many group activities when I was in school such as playing games like cricket and volleyball.

What was it?

  • But here I am going to talk about a group activity, which was making a model for participating in an environment fair.
  • This fair is held every year in December in my home town.
  • This model was on the topic of pollution.

With whom you did it ?

  • We were a team of four students – Mohit, Rohan, Ravi and I.
  • It was very difficult to collect ideas for the model, but our teacher, Mrs Promilla helped us.
  • We collected all data from different sources like the internet, library, magazines and so on.
  • We presented all three types of pollution – air, water and noise pollution – on thermocol.
  • In this project we showed the causes, effects and ways to control pollution.
  • We had to speak turn wise on our model.

When you did it?

  • I remember I was very afraid to speak.
  • But my other friends gave me the confidence. I felt very good that I was part of that team.
  • I spoke very well that time.
  • Getting over my glossophobia was an accomplishment for me.
  • We won the first prize in this competition.
  • The judges specially mentioned that the first prize was mainly because of the verbal explanation of the model.
  • This fair was covered by the local cable TV and so many people of the neighbourhood congratulated me the next day.
  • Our photograph was also there in the local newspaper Jag Baani.
  • Our school principal also appreciated us.

How you felt about it?

  • I cannot forget that day.
  • All four of us were on cloud nine on that day.

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 “talk about something you enjoyed doing in a group”.

1. What kinds of quality does a leader need?
Many qualities that a leader need. For example. a leader must have excellent communication skills. A leader should be very punctual and have good patience.

2. What are the reasons for the failure of teamwork?
Teamwork fails because of poor coordination and lack of adjustment and on the top of its unskilled leader.

3. Do children need to know more about teamwork?
A. yes. children should know about teamwork because it is very beneficial for their future. Teamwork skill helps them to make proper coordination which makes the team more robust.

4. Is cooperation more important than the competition?
According to my perception. both are equally important. We need cooperation during teamwork which make the team strong and help us to compete with other people.

5. Which one do you think is more important: individual development or team goals?
A. Both are equally important. Whenever a person works individually, he/she gets a chance to rise individually, which increase his/her confidence. On the other hand, teamwork is also essential because a person cannot do everything alone. So through teamwork, a person comes to know how to adjust.

6. How to become a good member of the team in the workplace?
A person become a good member of a team only when if he/she respect and praise other team members work and do his/her job with full dedication. hard work and with honesty.

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