IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topic Advertisements Questions and Answers
Do you like advertisements?
Well, I’m not very fond of advertisements, but I enjoy watching them if the advertising concepts are interesting or entertaining. However, nowadays, a lot of advertisements are really insidious, manipulating people to spend on products that they don’t actually need. Thus, when an advertisement comes, I immediately skip it.
How do you feel about advertisements?
I feel that advertisements are a great way to promote a company’s products and services that are newly launched in the market. With the help of ads, we understand the usage of the product. The advertisements were very meaningful in the past few decades. But nowadays, they are devious, and I get irked seeing such commercials.
Is there much advertising in your country?
Of course, there are too many advertisements in my country. There are countless ads and commercials everywhere, either in the form of electronics or in the form of posters and banners. Even when we open any application on our smartphone, the first thing we see is an advertisement. We can’t escape it, and there’s just no way out to skip these advertisements.
Where can we see advertisements?
Well, advertisements are almost everywhere, whether we give it a look or not. We are bombarded by advertisements in our day-to-day lives. We see ads on the internet, social media applications, websites, you tube, game applications, TV commercials, radio, newspapers, and magazines. Besides, there are ads displayed on big hoardings and billboards at the corner of the roads and on buildings. Some ads related to any events or a new brand, or the release of new films are displayed in large banners and posters.
Do you like advertisements on TV or radio?
Advertisements have become an integral part of our lives. They are everywhere. As I mentioned earlier, I’m not fond of advertisements but yes I prefer watching advertisements on TV rather than just listening to those advertisements on the radio. Some TV commercials are indeed meaningful and interesting to watch.
Meaning: proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects.
Eg: In recent days, a few TV commercials are extremely insidious.
Eg: The boy’s mischief irked the old man.
Meaning: attack (a place or person) continuously with bombs, shells, or other missiles.
Eg: The tower was bombarded with a grenade.
Meaning: handle or control (a tool, mechanism, information, etc.) in a skilful manner.
Eg: The politician manipulated the public.
Meaning: showing a skilful use of underhand tactics to achieve goals.
Eg: The producers are devious in manipulating the people