IELTS Speaking Part 2: IELTS Cue Card/ Candidate Task Card.
Describe your favourite news source.
You should say:
- How often you use it
- What types of news you are interested in
- What other sources you use
And explain why this is your favourite news source.
The daily newspaper is my favourite news source and I read newspapers daily. In the morning I go through the headlines of two newspapers at my home. I read newspapers at my workplace/ university during the lunch break and often I read the details of the news and editorial in the evening. Thus newspapers are my primary source of news and current events.
I read mostly current events, political news, sports news, business news, financial and show-biz news and news stories. Those are the types of news items I feel most interested in. I also like the editorial and in-depth coverage of international news as this news and writing give insight and different viewpoints of a news or event. Apart from newspapers I sometimes watch television and listen to the radio and those two are good sources of news also. I use the internet at home, at office/university and online news source like news websites, online radio channels and news feeds are very handy sometimes. I can collect most recent news updates and details from the internet and nowadays online news sources are getting very popular. When I drive my car, I rely on radio news and at home I often watch television news. The online news portals, news directories, blogs are good sources for authentic and comprehensive news. I browse those sorts of news portals and websites at home and at university/ offices as well.
Among all the news sources I use, newspapers in my favourite source for gathering news and getting updated. I find it very convenient, easy to access and friendly to read. The newspapers are supplied by the local newspaper distribution authority to my home and that’s why I can easily get it every day. I can read it anytime I like, I can skip the news I do not feel interested about and the news is presented in a suitable manner. In my opinion, the news presented in a newspaper are well organised, well written, authentic and based on the people’s interest and current events of the country and the world. Personally, I consider it as the best source of news for me and I also believe a large percentage of total population in my country also rely on this news source as their primary source for news and current events.
Part 3 – Two-way discussion:
Q. What is the most effective way of getting news?
Q. Do you think the information on the Internet believable or not?
Q. What do you think of the importance of privacy?
Q. How do journalists entertain their customers?
Q. How do people in your country gather information?
Q. What are the advantages and disadvantages of different media?
Q. What kind of news do you think should be controlled?
Similar Cue Card Topics
Your ability to talk about this Cue Card would enable you to talk about the following Cue Cards as well:
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- Describe a program you often watch or listen.