In a previous lesson, I introduced a quick tip for answering Speaking Part 1. The tip is to give short answers with 2 sentences:
Sentence 1: Give a direct answer.
Sentence 2: Give an explanation or an example.
Today, I will give you another example for the topic “Mirrors”, which is a strange topic given recently.
1. Do you often look in the mirror?
(give a direct answer) Yes, I look in the mirror almost every day in the morning. (explain) This is to make sure that I don’t look like a mess going to my office.
2. Do you often buy mirrors?
(give a direct answer) No, I do not. (explain) Perhaps the reason is that I’m a man and I don’t need too much make-up, so there is no need to buy too many mirrors.
3. Where do you put mirrors?
(give a direct answer) I put mirrors in my bathroom, (explain) because that is the place where I get ready in the morning.
4. Do you think mirrors are a necessary decoration?
(give a direct answer) No, but I guess for some people mirrors really are a crucial decoration in their home. (give an example) For example, if you put a big mirror in your living room, it will make the room seem much more spacious.
The answers above deserve a band score of at least 8.0.