Unit 1: Understanding Speaking Test
Unit 3: Focus on Fluency & Coherence
Unit 3: Focus on Pronunciation
Unit 6: Focus on Lexical Resource
Unit 5: Focus on Grammatical Range & Accuracy

How to answer Why do some people like this?

IELTS speaking is very popular for asking you questions where you have to explain why some people like it doing certain things. Although there is no such rule that best describes the way of answering IELTS questions, it is always better for you to know some language tips on How to Answer Why do some people like this?

When IELTS examiner asks you such question they really have no interest on the content of your answer but construct. They just want to know weather you can use right grammatical structure.

First let’s see some questions under this category

» Why do some people like cooking?
»
Why do some people enjoy reading?
»
Why do some people like gardening?

Remember this formula

When the examiner asks you Why do some people like this? type questions, you must:

  1. Use native words to talk about types of people.
  2. Use personality adjectives.
  3. Use activity adjectives.

Click here for the secret behind band 7 speaking

Step- 1:Why do some people like this?

Use native words to talk about types of people.

Language step I: Types of People

Let’s look at how Jakir, mentions different types of people.
Jakir: Gardening is most popular with middle-aged and elderly people, probably because ,
gardening is a very therapeutic and relaxing activity. Members of the older generation are generally more patient and often prefer less energetic activities.

Remind yourself of some useful words to talk about types of people:

  • married couples
  • single parents
  • teenagers
  • adolescents
  • the elderly
  • the older generation
  • retired people
  • rich people
  • poor people

Step- 2:Why do some people like this?

Use personality adjectives.

Language step 2: Personality Adjectives

Let’s look at how the two IELTS candidates, Alice and David, use personality adjectives.
Mahal: I think people of all ages enjoy cooking, especially creative people,..Even quite
conservative
people like cooking…

Look at the following useful native speaker personality adjectives:

  • energetic
  • apathetic
  • curious
  • studious
  • social
  • family-oriented
  • patient
  • creative

Step- 3: Why do some people like this?

Use activity adjectives.

Language step 3: Activity Adjectives
Let’s have a look at how Sita uses activity adjectives.

Sita: For those who love to create new things, cooking provides a great way to express themselves as they can experiment with different dishes arid ingredients…it can be very Satisfying to successfully cook a whole meal From start to finish.

Look at the following useful native speaker activity adjectives and the types of activity they can be used to describe:

  • therapeutic-gardening, cooking, yoga, tai chi, meditation
  • relaxing– gardening, watching TV, listening to the radio, knitting, reading
  • healthy– going to the gym, doing physical exercise, running
  • good (for the mind)- crosswords, puzzles, detective stories, studying
  • informative– the news, blogs, reading books
  • inspiring-looking at art, watching live music, going to the theatre or cinema
  • rewarding-doing charity work, studying, raising money for a cause
  • fun– sports, games, card games, traveling
  • satisfying– painting, drawing, cooking, gardening

To Conclude: Why do some people like this?

Step 1: Use native speaker words to talk about types of people.
Most teenagers enjoy listening to pop music.
Step 2: Use native speaker personality adjectives.
Creative people tend to enjoy going to the theatre and art museums.
Step 3: Use native speaker activity adjectives.
Volunteering at the hospital is very rewarding
I think people of all ages enjoy cooking, especially creative people. For those who love to create new things, cooking provides a great way to express themselves as they can experiment with different dishes and ingredients. Even quite conservative people like cooking; as everything needs to be created
from scratch, it can be very satisfying to successfully cook a whole meal from start to finish.