IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Describe an experience you had as a member of a team
You should talk about:
- Where was it?
- Who were the members of the team?
- What role did you play in this team?
- And explain how you achieved your goal?
Band 8 Sample Answer
Teamwork is an ability where you need to work towards a common goal. It can be considered as a fuel that allows ordinary people to achieve objectives that were once out of reach.
(Where was it?) I usually take part in many contests and competitions and have faced many positive and negative experiences. Then, it was the second year of my college. My tutor selected 5 other students and me from our department to participate in a play. (Who were the members?) They were my seniors and juniors. As we were in the same department, we got along with each other. Also, there was no partiality between seniors and juniors. (What role did you play in the team?) We were asked to select a topic and enact it. Everyone was very anxious and uptight. I went ahead and chose a topic which was Women Safety. We were given 5 minutes to prepare. So we decided to do a Mime Act, and My role was to ensure that I narrate the scenes clearly so that the spectators find them easier to understand. (And explain how you achieved your goal?) My team members acted well, and I synchronized the same by narrating it. Luckily, we finished our play on time with cooperation from each other. To our astonishment, everyone gave a standing ovation and appreciated our mime act. Overall, it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, and I believe that it all comes down to having people who understand each other and work well together.
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Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic: Describe an experience you had as a member of a team
Tutor(Noun): Someone who helps a student understand the concepts, guides him with proper instructions.
Eg: Rose is a tutor at the Imperial Coaching Centre.
Partiality(Noun): Unfair bias in favour of one person or group or thing; Favouritism
Eg: The professor is partial towards toppers.
Uptight(adj): Angry or nervous in an overly controlled manner.
Eg: Tina was uptight at the wedding hall.
Mime Act: Acting a play or a skit through body language and gestures without the use of speech.
Eg: Rose’s performance consisted of Mime and Music.
Synchronized(verb): Occur at the same time.
Eg: The sound and the picture has to synchronize properly.
Standing ovation: It is a form of applause where seated audiences stand up and applaud.
Eg: The Auditorium gave a standing ovation for her dance performance.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions (Discussion)
Would you like to work alone or work with a partner?
Although I like to work individually, I also enjoy working with a partner to build strong relationships. It is a common belief that two or more people are always better than one for solving problems, finishing off tasks etc, effectively and efficiently.
What type of people are good to use?
People who are resourceful, responsible, and honest are good to use. But in my opinion, I’d want to work with a sincere and positive person who would take accountability for his/her actions and work.
Do you enjoy team work or group studying?
Yes, I enjoy working with a team because I get along with people. Teamwork and group study enable sharing of ideas and information and help us to be productive. And when we work together, we learn faster and better.
What are the benefits of studying alone?
One of the benefits of studying alone is that we can concentrate better and pace ourselves. If there would be nobody around, we would not be spending more time chatting but studying. This will help us understand our strengths and weaknesses better. Therefore, studying alone is the best way to improve our focus.
What can children learn through teamwork?
Children can learn many social skills such as patience, communication, compromise, tolerance, etc., through teamwork. They can learn to build a good relationship with their team members, which will be valuable in future.
Vocabulary for IELTS Speaking Part 3
Resourceful: to be good at finding something
Eg: My grandfather’s experience makes him extremely resourceful.
Accountability: to take responsibility
Eg: I take the accountability for my mistakes.
Pace: a step
Eg: She has a faster pace than me.
Compromise: an agreement where both the parties get to fulfill their wishes Eg: Unless both parties agree to compromise, there will be no resolution.
Tolerance: a capacity to endure hardship or pain
Eg: My risk tolerance is almost nil.