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Sample IELTS answers – Talk about your family

Ming Wei answers questions about her family for Part 1. She receives feedback and implements strategies to improve her answers.
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<v ->Okay, let’s now talk about your family.</v> How large is your family?
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<v ->Well, because of the one-child regulations in China,</v> most family are very small. So I’m the only kid in my family. So it is me, my parents, and now my grandparents in the residence. My grandparents have to move from one of the provinces to Shanghai, because my parents, because they are old people, and my parents want to take after them. <v ->Who do you get along with best in your family?</v> <v ->I get along well with everyone in my family.</v> But I think I get along best is my mother. She’s like my best friend. I miss her a lot now, that I moved to Sydney.
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When I was back home, we went shopping regularly, and she taught me so many things. Like how to use my economy. I really miss her. <v ->Do you want to have a large family in the future?</v>
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<v ->Of course, I do.</v> Well, I want to have two or three kids. When I was a child, I always feeling very boring, and I don’t want my kids to live that. But I don’t, I can’t think about kids now. I need to learn hard at University and graduate. I can think about having a family later.
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Well, because of the one-child policy in China, most family are very small, with only one kid. So I’m the only child in my family. So it is only me, my parents, and my grandparents at home. My grandparents have to move from their province to Shanghai because they were elderly people. And my parents want to look after them.
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I get along well with everyone in my family. But I think I get along best with my mother. She’s like my best friend. I miss her a lot, especially now I move to Sydney. When I was back home, we went shopping regularly, and she taught me so many things, like how manage my finances. I really miss her.
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Of course I do. Well, I want to have two or three kids. When I was a child, I was always feeling very bored. And I don’t want my kids to experience that. But I can’t think of having kids now. I need to study hard and graduate. I can think about having a family later.

You have seen Ming Wei answer three questions about her family.

For this set of questions, compare the first attempt with the improved attempt and consider Lexical resource and Pronunciation.

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