IELTS Speaking Part 1 Maps: Study the sample answers and get ideas in this post about maps. This topic is not difficult as we use maps from time to time.
Talk about your experience of using paper maps when you’re traveling as a tourist, or, talk about how you use Google Maps or navigation maps when you are driving. Your experiences of using different types of maps are what you really need to talk about when answering questions about this topic.
Observe how the speaker developed his answers so you can get ideas on how to achieve a band 7.0 or more!
When was the first time you used a map?
As far as I remember (to the extent that I’m able to remember), I was a Grade 4 student when I knew how to use a map. Our teacher taught us to read a paper map, although electronic maps were available then. She just wanted us to learn the conventional way. Well, learning how to read a physical map during that time wasn’t rocket science (it’s not difficult).
That was when I was a grader. I learned how to use it in our social studies class when our teacher required us to bring a paper map because she would teach us how to read it. I remember I brought two types of maps – one was a world map and the other one was a map of our city. Actually, that was fun learning maps.
Are you good at reading maps?
Yes, I am very good at it. Well, I think everyone can read maps, especially since we’re so advanced these days. We can use electronic maps or navigation maps in a car. Or we can use some map apps like Google Maps, Apple Maps, and more whenever we need them.
I can read maps but I’m not very good at it. To be honest with you, I have a lousy sense of direction (very bad ability to find places or to know which direction to go) and because of that, I don’t travel by myself. I make sure that I have someone to travel with so I can rely on them in terms of exploring places.
Do you prefer electronic maps or paper maps?
Without a doubt (definitely; undoubtedly), electronic maps. They’re user-friendly and they’re 99% accurate. Besides, they’re very accessible as long as there’s an internet connection. Honestly, I haven’t used paper maps since the availability of electronic maps.
Of course, electronic maps since they’re readily available. I can just use them anywhere and any time of the day as long as I’m connected to the internet. But from time to time (occasionally), I use paper maps, especially when visiting a tourist spot because paper maps are normally distributed to tourists.
How often do you use a map?
Well, I suppose once or twice a month. I use navigation maps when I’m driving to a place that is unfamiliar as that’s the only way I can find the place where I have to visit. Thanks to (because of) electronic maps driving to unfamiliar places is not as confusing and scary as it was.
I dunno I think many times a year…I mean when I visit a tourist site, I use a paper map so I can easily find those places that I have to visit. Or, when I need to find a hotel or the nearest restaurants, I have to check Google Maps. But like I said earlier, I’m not good at reading maps, so I rely on my friends or family when finding the places that we have to go to.
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