IELTS SPEAKING PART 1 Cinema: Study the sample answers to the topic questions about going to the cinema. Learn topic vocabulary, and collocations, and understand how the speaker developed his answers targeting the criteria, Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, and Grammar Range and Accuracy. 


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Did you usually go to the cinema when you were a kid?


(Answer 1)


Unfortunately not because I didn’t have the privilege to visit cinemas. As I was a country boy (someone who grew up in a rural farming area) back then (refer to a specific time in the past), all my childhood days were spent at the farm with my parents and friends. I started going to the cinema when I was already a teen. 


(Answer 2)


Yes, definitely!  I had wonderful memories of watching movies on the big screen with my parents. At least twice a month, my parents took me to the city to enjoy watching cartoons at the cinema. Those days were really memorable and I’m so grateful to my parents for spending time taking me to the cinema. 


Do you usually go to the cinema with your friends?


(Answer 1)


Well, only sometimes because I’m busy and they’re all busy as well. Our schedule doesn’t match most of the time so whenever we decide to watch a movie, we have to plan in advance. Besides, the movie genre (type) that I enjoy watching is different from theirs. 


(Answer 2)


Not at all, I love watching a movie on the big screen on my own as I can concentrate on watching. But if my friends invite me or treat me, I will never refuse (turn down). I’ll be glad to come with them and have an awesome time watching the movie. I think I sound so selfish now. 


Do you still enjoy watching the movies you loved as a child?


(Answer 1)


Yes, I still love watching them so much. I won’t be embarrassed to say that from time to time I watch Disney movies like Aladin, Peter Pan, and more. Whenever I watch those movies again, I feel like a child and that’s pretty lovely as I temporarily forget my work-related or personal problems.


(Answer 2)


Not anymore as my interest now is completely different. I’m more into (be interested) watching documentaries, historical movies, and romantic comedy films. But sometimes I have the chance to watch those movies that I enjoyed when I was a kid when my nieces and nephews visit us at home. More often than not (usually), they watch classic Disney movies like Snow White or Cinderella, and those movies remind me of my childhood days. 


Do you prefer watching movies at home or at the cinema?


(Answer 1)


Well, I don’t really mind. I can enjoy watching movies on the big screen or at home. Although there’s a big difference between the two, still I can’t complain as long as I’m entertained and I’m happy with the movie. Both ways are really fine for me. 


(Answer 2)


Of course, I prefer the latter but doing that all the time is incredibly (unbelievably) costly and tiring. Unlike watching movies at home where you don’t need to spend money for a movie ticket and you don’t have to go out. Besides, it’s unlimited to watch movies at home. There’s so much convenience watching movies at home but then again the entertainment value when we watch movies at the cinema is incomparable (cannot be compared)


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