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IELTS, Speaking Part 1

IELTS Speaking Part- 1(Plan)

Posted: June 10, 2020 at 11:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

1. Which do you prefer? Having plans or having no plans?

have an inclination for becoming organized and prepared for upcoming challenges. Drawing up a plan in advance can equip people with some knowledge when something unexpected comes up, or when everything just doesn’t go according to plan. Without a plan, people can feel at a loss and have nothing to fall back on when they are in the face of adversity. However, it should be pointed out that we shouldn’t get into too much detail, instead, just getting the picture as to what’s gonna happen and how a plan can be developed is enough for us to tackle it. I mean that plan there are a lot of external circumstances which preclude our detailed plan from coming true; as a result, there is no need to be too precise.

Have inclination for (phrase) have a feeling that you want to do something

Draw up (phrasal verb) to prepare and write something such as a document or plan

Equip somebody/something with something (phrase) to provide a person, object, or place with the things that they need for a particular purpose

Come up (phrasal verb) if a problem comes up, it happens and needs to be dealt with immediately

To be at a loss (phrase) unable to know how to act or what to do

Fall back on (phrasal verb) to depend on something after a loss or failure

Adversity (noun) a difficult period in your life in which you have any problems

Point out (phrasal verb) to tell someone something

In detail (phrase) including many facts or aspects of a situation

Get the picture (idiom) understand something

Preclude something from something (verb) if one thing precludes another, the first thing prevents the second one from happening

Precise (adj) exact and accurate

2. In general, do you think planning is important?

To be honest, I am a great planner and can hardly stick to my original plan. Yet, that’s what planning is all about. They say “plan to fail and fail to plan” for a reason. Even though I usually end up ruining my schedule, I make a habit of noting my thoughts and what I have to do the next day, next week, and next month since I think it’s one of the best ways to organize my mind and my life as well. Without a plan, even a generic one, you’re just going around without making any progress towards your goals and advance in your career. Therefore, making sure to keep track of my schedule and personal goals through planning is my top priority.

Make a habit of: to do something so often that it becomes a habit

Generic (a): not specific

Make progress: to move forward in one’s work or activity

Keep track of: to continue to know what is happening to something or someone

 3. Why do people make plans?

Some believe planning is not for everyone since many want to live spontaneously without thinking too much but others have different opinions. People are into planning since many benefits it may bring. Planning helps you clarify your goals, strategize your tactics, and stay on track. Even if sometimes you mess it all up, you will eventually get back to your ultimate destination. Without a plan, you are simply lost in a maze of inconsequential decisions.

Spontaneously (adv): n a way that is not planned but done because you suddenly want to do it

Clarify (v): to make something clearer or easier to understand

Strategize (v): devise a strategy

Stay on track: to stay on the path that one is on

Ultimate (a): most extreme; best, worst, greatest, most important, etc.

Inconsequential (a): not important or worth considering

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