IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Names Questions and Answers
Is it easy for you to remember people’s names?
Yes, I have always been capable of remembering the names of acquaintances. There have been two instances in my life where I remembered the names of my old friends, whereas they had forgotten mine. In my opinion, one should always try to remember the names of friends and colleagues as it helps avoid embarrassing social situations.
How do you remember people’s names?
I do not have a definite scheme or technique to remember the names of everyone I meet. After more than a few conversations with an individual, their name remains in my mind naturally. I believe that once we interact with a person more than a certain degree, it is difficult to forget their name.
How do you feel when people can’t remember your name?
I have been in social situations where the person I was in conversation with couldn’t recall my name. At the moment I felt a bit taken aback and I also felt cumbersome continuing the conversation henceforth. Subsequently, I did not put much thought into it as the person concerned was not part of my immediate social circle.
Do you often forget people’s names?
A social situation or interaction where I couldn’t recall a person’s name has seldom happened in my life. I have always been quite good at remembering names and even the background of acquaintances. The only time when I have trouble remembering someone’s name is when the person in concern is an acquaintance of my parents or a distant relative.
Meaning: a person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend
Eg: John has a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
Meaning: A systematic plan for attaining a particular object putting an idea into effect.
Eg: There is a predefined scheme for accomplishing this task.
Meaning: Awkward, Hard to do or deal with
Eg: Since I could not pronounce my doctor’s cumbersome name, I simply spelt it out for the receptionist.
Meaning: not often; rarely
Eg: He seldom spoke out of turn.