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IELTS Speaking Sample Part 1 - Fixing Things

Updated: Nov 28, 2023



1. Do you like to fix things?


Yes, I love fixing things because it gives me a sense of accomplishment when I’m able to troubleshoot and repair various items. Additionally, I believe that being able to fix things myself not only saves money but also reduces waste by extending the lifespan of items .


2. Who taught you how to fix things when you were young?


As a child, I learned lots of fixing skills from my father, who has a natural aptitude for repairing various items. To be more exact, whether it was fixing a leaky faucet or repairing a broken toy, my father always patiently guided me by explaining and demonstrating all the necessary techniques.


3. What kinds of things do you have to fix?


Well, for many years, I’ve had to fix many things in my house like leaky faucets, malfunctioning electronic gadgets or sometimes broken furniture. Apart from those, I also occasionally troubleshoot software and hardware issues in my smartphones and computers.


4. Do you often break things in your home?


To be honest, I don't frequently break things in my home since I am generally very careful and always try to avoid accidents. However, on rare occasions , accidents do happen, and I may inadvertently break some small things like a vase or a glass cup.



 

VOCABULARY

  • a sense of accomplishment (phrase) = cảm giác vui sướng và tự hào khi đạt được một thành tựu nào đó

  • troubleshoot (v) = khắc phục sự cố

  • extend the lifespan of items (phrase) = kéo dài thời gian sử dụng của các vật dụng

  • natural aptitude (phrase) = năng khiếu bẩm sinh

  • a leaky faucet (phrase) = vòi nước bị rò rỉ

  • malfunctioning electronic gadgets (phrase) = những thiết bị điện tử bị hư hỏng

  • software and hardware issues (phrase) = những sự cố phần mềm và phần cứng

  • on rare occasions (phrase) = trong một số trường hợp hiếm hoi

  • inadvertently (adv) = vô tình, không cố ý



 

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