IELTS Speaking Part 3: Technology Questions and Model Answer

Technology is a popular topic in speaking part 3. Below are some common questions with a model answer underneath.

  • What modern technological devices are most common in your country?
  • Do you think modern technology is useful?
  • Do you think people rely too much on technology?
  • Do you think men and women view technological devices differently?
  • Why do you think people spend so much money buying the latest devices?

Model Answer

  • Question: Do you think men and women view technological devices differently?
  • Answer: Yes, I do. For starters, men are usually more obsessed with gadgets. They are almost like children with the way they want to play with the latest gizmos and learn all their new functions. They are constantly fiddling around with their new toys. I also think that gadgets are a kind of ego for men. I mean they often compare their new toys with each other to see who has the best one. Women, on the other hand, are more down to earth and see devices more rationally as a means to communicate with others or to perform a particular function. Of course, this is pretty stereotyped but it seems to hold true for most men and women I know.

Useful Expressions

  • fiddling around with something = playing with something
  • down to earth = realistic, practical
  • stereotyped = putting people into a group or categorising them not based on fact

Note:  As you can see this model answer is from a woman’s perspective, if you would like to give a sample answer from a man’s perspective, please post it in the comments box. Feel free to post your answers to other questions as well.

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Comments

  1. Harshal Goyal says:

    Yes, I do. Mens always have curosity for the new gadgets and they are always eager to explore those technologies and to use them. For them it is a obsession and they are always wantedto do show-off with others in order to show their status high. While women’s are view are little different from those of men’s, they are happy to use technologies for their own entertainment purpose only like cameras for pictures, and movies or social media.

  2. Attempting to answer your question Liz, in Men’s perspective:

    I strongly feel that men tend to love the gadgets and will always look forward to update the gadget with the next version of it. On the other hand women give more importance towards the appearance of the gadgets while Men think deeper within the device with its functionalities.

    • I like your ideas and the way you express them. Well done 🙂 You’re using the vocabulary very well.

      • Men fondness their gadgets, they are feel sense freedom, sense power, lure woman , and ego_booster, and others, this some feeling when man use their gadgets, on the other hand the women prefre use gadgets for doing something down on the earth such as communication with their freinds so for finding some vider about cooking and others.

  3. Hi liz.
    Bee here and i am taking my ielts exams soon.But the problem is that i am not very good in english my speaking skill is poor and in writing i have some kind of tenses problem.my because of the shortage of time i need my ielts as soon as possible so kindly plz tell me is it possible to prepare with in two weeks for test 😖😖plzzz tell me i am so upset

  4. Hi Liz.
    I am a bit nervous.
    Even a speaker who are exposed much to the challenges of speaking, even in the large audience, like Naaz could not reach the highest score, so I doubt the objectivity an the accuracy in the way candidates are judged. I just mean that is IELTS speaking test so hard that it requires us not only the fluency, LR, grammar and pronunciation but also the mastery of speaking? I also doubt even the native speaker could ever reach band 9.0.

  5. Greetings to Liz,

    Am going to take up the ukvi ielts next week .I hope your lessons help me to secure good scores .Am very glad to know about this site before my exam At least

    With regards,
    Mahi

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