IELTS Speaking Part 2 & 3 Topic: Describe a person/something that made you laugh

Topic: Describe a person/something that made you laugh

Children, with their innocent mind, could make people around laugh at their witty words and funny actions. I’m going to talk about my niece, a four-year-old energetic girl who did something that really made me laugh my head off.

As usual, after finishing dinner, she played toys by herself. There was a night when I was doing my assignment. Suddenly, she knocked the door and told me tenderly that she wanted me to come over to her room. I thought she needed to take any toys on the shelf so I came there immediately. Surprisingly, she asked me to sit down and started to sing a Korean song named “Three little bears”. She sang and did funny actions that I couldn’t help laughing. Her parents and my mom heard the noise, they came to her room. She was aware of many people around. Interestingly, she opened the wardrobe, chose a pink dress like a princess, took a lipstick from my bag and acted like a true singer that everyone couldn’t take their eyes off her. Whenever she finished, she always questioned whether we like to listen to more songs.

We had a nice night together. Our life is so busy and it’s hard to find a true happiness that makes us laugh and enjoy. That was probably the best part of our family memories that I will never forget.


Innocent (adj) morally good and with no wish to harm anyone

Laugh your head off (idiom) laugh loud and long

Tenderly (adv) softly and gently

Come over (phrasal verb) visit someone

To be aware of (v) Having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact

Can’t help something (v) used for saying that someone cannot stop themselves doing something

Can’t take your eyes off somebody (phrase) unable to stop looking at them because they are so attractive or interesting


1. How would you define happiness?

“What is happiness” is a difficult question that remained unanswered for centuries. For me, happiness doesn’t mean feeling good all the time or being rich. Happiness is a combination of how satisfied I am with my life and how good I feel on a day-to-day basis. Happiness can come from a very simple thing like waking up with a delicious breakfast prepared by my mom or receiving a good morning message from my beloved one.


Day-to-day (adj) daily, every day

2. Do people like to watch comedy?

Similarly to people around the globe, getting engrossed in a comedy show is the best way to forget about tomorrow’s worries. Studies have shown that when you watch a comedy show that evokes a hearty laugh, you encounter situations with a positive frame of mind. Shows that can make you laugh have proven to ease and soothe stress. Thus, as life’s getting tough, comedy shows appears to be the best choice.


To get engrossed (v) To absorb all the attention or interest of

To evoke (v) Bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind.

Hearty laugh (phrase) laugh with true delight at something

To encounter (v) Unexpectedly be faced with or experience (something hostile or difficult)

A positive frame of mind (phrase) positive mindset

To soothe stress (v) to release stress, to relax

To get tough (adj) difficulties that cause one to struggle

3. Who is the most popular comedian in your country?

Rubin Williams is the most popular comedian not only in my country but also in other countries. With his great talents in comedy, he also received two Emmy Awards, and five Grammy Awards throughout his career. Up to now, he is still very well-loved by the public and continues to be one of the most sought-after comedians.


Host (n) A person, place, or organization that holds an event to which others are invited

Step by step (adv) slowly, with carefulness

To be well-known(adj) to be famous or popular

Well-loved (adj) popular

4. What do you do when you feel unhappy?

I tend to be alone when I’m in a bad mood because I think it would b. In those chunks of bad time, I read the Holy Bible and pray to help myself calm down and release all negative thoughts. Sometimes, when I’m in a chatty mode, I find some friends to talk to. We could hang out or walk around. Taking a deep breath and going sightseeing also make me feel better.


In a bad mood (expression) unhappy

In a chatty mood (phrase)

To go sightseeing (v) The activity of visiting places of interest in a particular location

Chunks (n) A significant amount of something

5. Why do children tend to be happier than adults?

I guess the first and foremost reason is that children tend to let their feelings go while adults tend to hold their feelings back. In fact, children’s thoughts are simple and innocent.

They also have the ability to simplify everything that they see, feel and encounter, which helps them to be more careless and not over-analyze things like most adults do. Besides, they don’t have to face up to any troubles at work and they often forget what just happened. They have no worries, no doubts, no disappointment about anything. Thus, their life is much easier and happier.


First and foremost (phrase) most importantly; more than anything else

To let Sth go (v) to allow someone or something to escape or go free

To hold Sth back (v) to hesitate to act or speak

To face with (v) to deal with

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