Describe the time when you received your first cellphone
You should say:
When it was
Where you were
Who gave you the cellphone
What it was like
How you felt about it
Band 6,5 Answer by IELTS Test Taker
I got my first cellphone when I was in the third year of junior middle school. I was doing my homework with my biggest effort at that time when my mom put the new cellphone beside me and it was kind of my birthday gift as my birthday was approaching at that time. Another reason why I got the new cellphone was that my mom wanted to encourage me to work harder through providing a bonus for me. In terms of the appearance of the cellphone, it is a delicate and small cellphone with pink color, which suits girls very much. Because it is not big, it is actually convenient for people to carry. I felt ecstatic upon receiving the surprising gift as I had never presumed that I could have a cellphone of my own when I was still in the middle school. From that time on, I could contact my friends and family whenever I wanted, which made my life much more convenient. Also, when I needed to put down some notes and there was no paper or pen around, what I needed to do was taking out the cellphone and used the function of note taking. Looking back now, the first new cellphone really means a lot to me.
IELTS Speaking Part 3
1) For children, what age do you think is suitable to allow them to use cellphones?
I think the right time for them to use cellphones may be their middle school time because from that time on, they may need to contact with their friends. In middle school years, it is also the time when they begin to go out to play occasional!” and they need the cellphones to keep their family updated about their location and safety. If you ask the specific yea-when it is appropriate for the students to use the cellphones, I would say maybe in the second year of junior middle school as that is also the time when I began to own my own cellphone. My mom gave ot to me as a gift to help me keep in touch with my classmates for discussing homework after going back home.
2) Is it popular for children to use cellphones in your country?
I think it is quite often for children to use cellphones in my country. According to my knowledge, most junior middle school students have at least a cellphone of their own. One of the reasons why cellphones are so popular among children is that their parents are willing to giving their kids money to buy the cellphones they want because the parents think it is necessary. And there are many uses for children to use cellphones such as contacting their classmates and friends although some children buy the cellphones just because they want to play the games in it.
3) What do teenagers in your country use cellphones for?
I think there are different kinds of use. Firstly, for some teenagers, they use the cellphones to check the English words they do not know and listen to the music, so for them, cellphones can help them study and relax themselves. For another group of teenagers, they value the relationship between friends, so they will use the cellphones to contact their friends. They will use the cellphones to discuss homework together and chatting with each other when they feel upset. For the last kind of 8 teenagers, they will use the cellphones to play games as we all know that there are more and more digital games in cellphones. In a word, the teenagers use the cellphones for fun and convenience in life.
4) What are the advantages/disadvantages of using cellphones?
There are both quire a lot of advantages and disadvantages of using cellphones. For advantages, firstly, cellphones can bring much convenience in people’s life such as using them to contact the classmates when they need to discuss the difficulties in homework. Also, they can use them to make the phone call when they need someone to talk with. Secondly, some apps in cellphones can help them study such as different digital English dictionaries and apps to supervise them to do English reading every day. There are also numerous disadvantages, for example, the cellphones can be the biggest distraction when the students try to study. Also, it is easy for the teenagers to be addicted to the games in cellphones, which is becoming more and more a concern in today’s society.
5) Why are many people addicted to apps? I think there are various reasons. Firstly, we have to admit that the design of the apps nowadays really meets people’s needs and really attractive. For example, Amazon is the most popular app for shopping and there are so many kinds of products in this app, so people will spend a large amount of time to select the things they want and decide what to buy. Gradually they will become addicted to it. Another reason, I think, is that it is easier for modern people to get addicted to digital products because the fast pace in modern society makes them feel emptiness inside so that they need to spend much time on those apps to eliminate the sense of loneliness and emptiness.
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