IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Describe an art exhibition that you visited
You should talk about:
- When did you see this exhibition?
- Where was the exhibition held?
- What was on display?
- Explain your impression of the exhibition?
Sample Answer Band 8
Before lockdown (an emergency situation in which people are not allowed to freely leave, enter, or move around in an area because of danger), I wanted to break the monotony (Lacking interests; tired of following the same routine) of my life. So my parents decided to take me to the art exhibition set up by one of the Non-profit organizations to raise funds for the needy.
The art exhibition was spread over the rooftop of the ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. Art and culture are considered the pulse of Chennai, and a wide range of art galleries and exhibitions are open to all art aficionados (someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about an activity or subject).
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From art installations, photography to unique contemporary (Living or occurring at the same time) art forms, the art exhibition had works of both international and domestic artists, which would have drawn every visitors’ attention. There was a lot of beautifully handcrafted (Making something skilfully by the use of hands) art, which was mesmerizing (Captivating) to the visitor’s eyes.
(Explain your impression of the exhibition?) Although I am not an art connoisseur (An expert who has great taste), I was totally impressed by the fact that the art exhibition was set up to raise funds for the needy people who are facing financial hardships. Moreover, the exhibition also conducts workshops. Overall, my visit to the art exhibition was worth it.
Vocabulary for IELTS Cue Card: Describe an art exhibition that you visited
Monotony (Noun): Lacking interests; tired of following the same routine.
Eg: Rose hated the monotony of her job.
Aficionados(Noun): Someone who is very passionate and knowledgeable about an activity or subject.
Eg: Keith is an art aficionado who loves spending time in art galleries.
Contemporary(adj): Living or occurring at the same time; can be a person or a thing.
Eg: The annual event was captured by a contemporary photographer.
Handcrafted(adj): Making something skilfully by the use of hands.
Eg: We have a handcrafted table in our house.
Mesmerizing(adj): Captivating to the human eye; gaining one’s attention.
Eg: I was mesmerized by the beauty of the Taj Mahal.
Connoisseur(Noun): An expert who has great taste.
Eg: He’s a food connoisseur.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions (Discussion)
How could art exhibitions attract more visitors?
Art exhibitions (a collection of objects shown to the public) can attract more visitors by improving accessibility (to provide a way of entering or using something ) for people from all walks of life (different levels of society). They can invest in social media management and interact with the people to know more about their penchant (something that is liked a lot) for arts and cultures and introduce workshops and events accordingly. This way, more visitors will be attracted to the art exhibition.
Are art exhibitions popular in your country?
Yes, India is a diverse country, and art exhibitions (a collection of objects shown to the public) and galleries are very popular. These arts have cultural and religious influences that attract everyone. The rich culture of India is reflected (to show, express) in various art forms.
Do you think people should have to pay to visit art exhibitions?
This mainly depends upon who is organizing the art exhibitions. If such an event is organized by a multi-billion dollar organization or a billionaire artist, even if people don’t pay to visit, it would be adequate (enough or satisfactory for a particular purpose). On the other hand, if the art exhibition is set up by non-profit organizations, it will be easier for them to generate and raise funds.
How will art exhibitions change in the future?
The future is uncertain, but there is a possibility for some changes in the art exhibitions. With the help of technology, the exhibitions will start adapting the computerized versions of the art forms. Through this, it will be easier to learn more about art and culture.