IELTS Speaking Test 2

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Describe an object you find particularly beautiful (e.g. a painting, sculpture, piece of jewellery/furniture, etc.).

You should say

where the artwork is

how it was made what it shows / looks like 

and explain why you find it particularly beautiful.

Sample Answer

Examiner: What can young children learn from doing art at school?

Naresh:  Well. I think broadly speaking, they can learn a great deal. The majority of pre-school children, for example, are incredibly creative and experiment with paints and all sorts of other art materials and they just love getting their hands dirty. Older students tend to be less enthusiastic, but many of them still enjoy art and. well. I guess if you don’t try it. you won’t know whether you’re any good at it.

Examiner: Why do you think secondary schools give arts subjects a low priority? 

Naresh: Well generally there are quite a few reasons. These days a lot of head teachers seem to be more concerned about exam results than giving the students an all-round education. That’s obviously going to have an Influence on how significant art is in the school curriculum. Another possible reason is that many educational institutions don’t tend to have the money to provide all the materials you need for art courses. They seem to be more worried about buying technological equipment these days.

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