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Speaker : 38
Gender : Female
IELTS Speaking Score : 6
IELTS Speaking Session: Part 3


E-examiner S-student
(7:13 – 7:50 )
E: We’ve been talking about a hobby you enjoyed when you were a child. And I’d like to discuss with you one or two more general questions related to this. Let’s consider, first of all, children’s hobbies. How do children in your country spend their free time?
S: To be honest, it’s quite difficult because my childhood time and now is completely different, I c, I can imagine and then but still safer, safer and then ens children play in the park on their own, I guess. Yeah {Em}.

(7:50 – 8:13)
E: Do children have any other kinds of hobbies apart from playing?
S: Oh, of course they love, like video game, video console thing so, nowadays I k, in fact, I think they stay indoor more than going outside because they can play in… in front of tele, tele, TV is so all the time.

(8:13 – 8:18)
E: So, do they spend more time alone?
S: {lip smacking noise} I think so. {Hum}

(8:18 – 8:54)
E: So, how do you think children’s hobbies have changed compared to when, to your childhood?
S: Well, it was, qu…I don’t know… quite while ago, so when I was child, we don’t have any toys very much in, in the house, so that’s only the way we get… we could enjoy, that’s going out, so, but nowadays it… children’s got a lot of toys inside and then in… maybe s parents try to have play them safely indoors, so that’s the reason.

(8:54 – 9:16)
E: Do you think parents prefer them to be indoors?
S: I think… maybe they w, want them children to s… want them children to play outside, but wo… if they are, you know, worry about the society, that’s ke… that’s better to watch them always with… and keep with them.

(9:16 – 9:54)
E: And sometimes there are some children who don’t have any hobbies. Why do you think that is?
S: May… maybe, children are g, getting less creation now because from the… baby they are always given, and then always everything around them, so they don’t need to think about what it… what to do. So that’s why I think they lose their imagination and then… they just want to be taught. Yes.

(9:54 – 10:33)
E: OK. Let’s think about hobbies for adults. What are the advantages for an adult of having a hobby?
S: I think {lip smacking noise} well especially when they are work, sometimes they would have difficult time, but if they have hobby, they can switch off what happen at company or hard time and then… can refresh their mind and start with a clear mind again, so, that’s quite good.

(10:33 – 10:51)
E: And what kind of hobbies do, do adults do?
S: I can imagine like going to sports gym and to exercise or even drinking maybe {laughing}.

(10:51 – 11:36)
E: Some hobbies you, you do alone, and some you do as, as part of a group that they involve other people. What’s the difference between those types of hobbies?
S: At… it’s {sigh}… if you do something alone, you again stuck you… on your own, but if you do share your hobby or your opinion to people, that’s good to know yourself from other people, so that’s the different.

(11:36 – 11:58)
E: So, do you think there are more benefits to being with other people or being alone?
S: I think, I thinks, with… in a group, that’s more benefit yourself. Yeah, but if you have, like, project yourself, of course that’s need… you, you need concentration.

(11:58 – 12:36)
E: And what problems might your hobby cause for other people?
S: Problem, it depends on the hobby, but if you like, {sigh} push your opinion or like, what you believe to other people too much, that’s… I think people wouldn’t like just, you need a distance. {laughing} Yes.

(11:58 – 12:36)
E: OK, thank you very much. This is the end of the speaking test.


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