Talking about borrowing and lending in IELTS Speaking can be a challenge, not only for the vocabulary, but also knowing what to talk about. The IELTS Speaking Module is designed to assess your English Language Speaking Skills. To ensure a good score in the IELTS Speaking Module, you must study and practice the common Speaking Question types.
Get ideas on the sample answers below and practice to achieve your target band score. Here are some of the questions asked:
1. Have you ever borrowed books from others?
Answer – As I have said, I have a circle of friends who are bookworms, which means I’m in the habit of borrowing some comic books from my friends to while away the time during days off or just to catch up on things in the Manga world.
Yes, I have! Actually, my friends and I often have a book exchange. I see it as a waste of money to buy every book you want to read, so it’s very effective to do this! I always look forward to (excited for) the books I’ll get from them.
2. Have you ever borrowed money from others?
Answer – Yes, I have. When I was in high school, I was frequently short of cash and often asked my friends to lend me small sums of money, but now I have got a job and make quite a bundle! so I feel little or no need.
Who hasn’t? It isn’t something I enjoy doing, but something that has been necessary at certain points. For example, one time my washing machine and oven broke simultaneously (at the same time), so I asked my father if he could lend me some money to get a new one. I, of course, paid him back as soon as I could.
3. Do you like to lend things to others?
Answer – Truth be told, we’d better be too easygoing and lend stuff to others. What I mean is that the recipient might become over reliant on the thing he or she borrows and ask for more next time. Only when others are in dire straits that we should lend a helping hand; otherwise, they should get to grips with the problems on their own.
I would say so. To be honest, I’m always skeptical (suspicious) when I lend money to people because I’m afraid they won’t pay me back, but I do it for family members and friends when they need it anyway. Fortunately, I have friends and family that will willingly do the same for me.
4. How do you feel when people don’t return things they borrowed from you?
Answer – For me, it’s a real let-down when my friends won’t return what they borrow from me, going back on their promise!. I don’t have an intention of reminding them that they owe me money or the related things, but expect them to be conscious of the duty to pay things back.
Upset, of course. I am a person of my word (does what I say), so I feel upset when others aren’t. I have been very irritated several times when people, especially my little sister, has borrowed something from me and lost or damaged it. However, if it wasn’t something very valuable, I try to remember that it isn’t the end of the world (something big or important).
5. Do people feel embarrassed when they request the things back from friends?
Answer – My ears often turn red out of embarrassment when I ask things back from my friends. It’s natural because I don’t want to undermine the relationship we are having and requesting stuff back can hurt others’ pride and self-respect.
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