Mass Media (TV, Radio, Newspapers) – IELTS Speaking Questions By Mark Allen

The topics in IELTS Speaking Exam are always about something familiar to you, such as “What you do”, “How are you? etc.

You should not speak too quickly or too slowly. It is also important to have good intonation and stress. You will not get a high score if you are too hesitant and have too many pauses when you speak, although a few pauses to collect your thoughts are fine.

Try not to speak too quickly, either. Rapid speech often indicates a lack of cohesion in what you are saying and severely affects the rhythm and flow of your speech.

Below is the list of few IELTS Speaking Questions by Mark Allen in Mass Media (TV, Radio, Newspaper) category:

Question – What kind of entertainment do you prefer, TV or radio?

Answer – I definitely prefer to watch TV because then you not only get to hear, but to see, and you remember the story better when there’s a picture to go with it.

Note: Sometimes I’ll listen to the radio if there is something good on it.
Neither, I go to the website. I don’t have time for TV or radio and I can watch clips on CNN.com.

Question – What programs do you like to watch/listen to?

Answer – I like to watch different soap operas, and if it’s a series, I never miss one.

Note: I like to listen to educational programs; there are so many things you can learn about nature, language, different countries, and different cultures. They’re so interesting.

I like documentaries. Anything factual where I can learn something new and interesting. You discover a lot of new things, and get a scientific explanation to everything.

I like to watch animal shows because I find animals and their behaviors are very interguing. It’s surprising at times how much some animals seem to mimic behavior you would only expect from a human being.

Question – How do you think TV/radio broadcasts in China could be improved?

Answer – It would be nice to have more variety in both TV and radio here in China. It is getting a lot better now and looks to get even better.

Question – Do you prefer TV news or news on the radio?

Answer – I prefer news on the radio because then I am not distracted by the announcer and his or her presence. I like news on the radio also because of the fact that you can get it more often, on TV it is limited to certain hours of the day.

Note: I don’t like TV news because it isn’t really news. It is entertainment, and it is biased but doesn’t acknowledge the fact. On radio you can get more information, and the bias is usually acknowledged. The internet is best. You can go to multiple sources to find out what you want, and get different points of view.

Question – Do you read newspapers?

Answer – Yes, I like to read them very much. They are a source of information for me and I can keep up with my favorite sports team through them.

Note: I rarely read newspapers or magazines. I prefer getting my news online or via local news.
Yes, I still read the newspaper. I mainly rely on it for local events that are coming up, or that have just happened recently. There is also a lot of other useful information in the paper that may not be on the web.

Question – Which section of the newspaper do you like to read? Why?

Answer – My favorite sections of the newspaper are the sports section and the entertainment section. I like to keep up with personalities and what they are doing.

Note: I read the local news. There is always something exciting going on. It’s good to stay informed, especially about things happening in your neighborhood.

I just like political news/world news. After that I go check out the cartoons.

The local news, the comics, and the sports. In that order, I also enjoy doing the puzzles.

Question – Do you think the Internet will replace newspapers one day?

Answer – Yes, I definitely think so. I think that as more people have access to the Internet and computers, paper will eventually become a thing of the past. It’s quicker and easier to update webpages on the Internet than to print a whole newspaper.

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