IELTS Speaking Part 2: Common Topics in IELTS Exam | Topic 15: Skill

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IELTS Speaking Part 2: Common Topics in IELTS Exam | Topic 15: Skill

Describe a new skill you would like to learn.

You should say:

  • what skill (= what you would like to learn to do)
  • where you would learn it (or, where you think would be the best place
    to learn it)
  • how difficult you think it would be
  • and explain why you would like to learn this skill.

  • Sample Answer:

I’d like to talk about a new skill that I want to learn. I’m the kind of adventurous person who enjoys the challenge of learning new things, whether it is a new sport or a skill that would be useful to me.
I would like to have the skills to set up my own website. Probably the best place to learn
to do this would be online, using a distance-learning course run by a university, which I
could take free of charge. I wouldn’t need to travel and I could complete the course at
my own pace in my spare time.
Although there would be a lot to learn, I already use computers all the time, so I think
that I could pick up the basics quite quickly. With practice, I would become more
creative and able to incorporate new features on my website.
Of course, I imagine that I would find the course interesting, but I have a practical
reason for wanting to master this skill. I have recently started my own company, selling
sports goods, so it would be a really cost-effective and attractive way to advertise my
products