FIXING THINGS: IELTS Speaking Part 1 Answers: Fixing a leaky pipe, unclogging sinks, changing a broken bulb, or repairing a broken laptop are common examples of this topic.
Talking about fixing things is not difficult at all as long as you know some basic ideas of how a handyman, repairman, plumber, or technician does his job.
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FIXING THINGS /
Can you fix things?
Yes, I can. Thanks to the internet as I learned how to fix different things at home from repairing clothes to unclogging sinks, and changing a broken bulb. At first, it was a bit difficult, however, as time went by (passed by), I could fix things without any trouble. I believe experience is truly the best teacher.
Absolutely! I can fix leaky pipes and clogged sinks. It’s not really difficult as long as you have a basic understanding of the problem and you know what causes the problem. I believe anyone can do it, especially these days when there are so many videos or blogs that teach people how to repair (fix) things.
Did anybody teach you how to fix things when you were young?
Well, no one, not even my dad. I learned how to fix things when I started living by myself because I had no one to ask for help. I just searched for some information online on how to unclog (remove accumulated matter) sinks, change a broken bulb, and things like that (and similar things). It wasn’t difficult at all, thanks to the how-to articles that are accessible online.
Yes, my grandpa taught me how to fix leaky pipes and clogged sinks. He was very good at it because he was a professional plumber who worked in the city government for 40 years. When he was still alive, he oftentimes paid a visit to my apartment and helped me fix things at home. He said that I needed to learn those things so that when he passed on (died), I’d be able to fix things at home by myself and he’s right because when he died, I had no one else to ask for help.
Do you think it is necessary for people to learn to fix things?
I believe so. I consider it an important life skill. People should have at least some basic knowledge of how to fix a leaky pipe, a broken computer, a clogged sink, or change a tire. This is because we never really know when our unlucky day is to meet any of these troubles. At least (used to emphasize that something is good in a bad situation), when we get to experience any of these, we already know how to resolve the problem.
Well, for some people, that isn’t necessary as they can always pay to hire someone to fix some things, especially problems in the house. As for me (as far as I’m concerned), that is important as I consider it an important skill. Life will be much easier when I have some practical skills on how to fix things in the house.
What do you do when things are broken and cannot be fixed?
I simply throw them away as they’re of no use anymore. I don’t keep things at home that are not useful as they only occupy space. I can’t understand why some people can’t let go (give up) of the old things in their house that are not functional (useless), why keep the old and useless things, when you can simply discard them completely?
It’s either I throw them away or keep them. I keep those things that have sentimental value (value based on associations with fond memories or loved ones) for me. It’s just really hard for me to throw them away, I know it sounds crazy but that’s just the way I am. For instance, my first motorcycle is completely unusable and I keep it in our backyard simply because I had great memories of it.
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