Question 1:

Look at the graph below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Suggested Answer:

The table depicts movement of people from the UK to other countries and vice versa. The table does not mention the reference point or the period of time. Yet, the figures appear to be for inward and outward migration. For short-term visitors like tourists and businessmen, the figures would not have been much different. As the title states, more people arrive in the UK than leave it for other countries. Out of five hundred seventy-eight thousand immigrants, almost half, i.e. two hundred eighty-five thousand are non-EU citizens. On the other hand, out of three hundred and thirty-four thousand emigrants, less than 25% are non-EU citizens. Only seventy-three thousand British citizens immigrate, whereas one hundred twenty-five thousand British citizens emigrate. For EU citizens, the proportion of immigrants and emigrants is broadly the same.

Question 2:

Look at the graph below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Suggested Answer:

The bar chart represents the attendance of people in Britain at different types of cultural events during 1999-2000. Over 55% of the population attended Cinema and around 22% indulged themselves in attending play, a similar visual drama art form as cinema. About 22% people appeared to be interested in visiting art galleries. Around 12% people liked to enjoy classical music, while around 6% enjoyed opera. Just about 10% people overall were interested in ballet or other dance forms. It can be seen that an overwhelming majority of people were interested in visual drama such as in films or plays. Very few seemed interested in dance forms.

Question 3:

Look at the graph below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the graph is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Suggested Answer:

The bar chart seems to represent a survey among 18 sick people to know the characteristics that might be linked with their sickness. Out of these, 15 had spent time outdoors in the evening, where they might have caught infection. A total of 14 were over 60 years old that might suggest age related sickness. Seven owned pets and 3 had contact with other animals, which might have been the causative factor. Five had known or contacted another sick person and 4 had stayed in hospital that could be the source of their sickness. Going by the survey, the most likely causes of sickness are outdoor exposure and age related factors.

Question 4:

Look at the chart below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the chart is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Suggested Answer:

The pie chart tells us which economic activity, including household, generated how much of waste during the year 2016. The biggest offender was the construction industry which generated 36% of the total waste. The next big offender was the mining and quarrying industry that contributed 25%. Manufacturing industry and waste/water were each responsible for 10% of waste. The household contributed another 8%. Together these five sectors caused 89% of waste, leaving only 11% for all the other sectors, including services, energy, agriculture and even wholesale waste & scrap industry.

Question 5:

Look at the process diagram below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the process diagram is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Suggested Answer:

The image represents finishing process to produce leather goods. Animal skins are first dried locally for transport to a leather processing factory. Here the skins are washed in a solution of lime and water. Then they are soaked in another tank of lime. The skins are then passed through a flattening machine. Soaking in a water and vegetable matter solution for tanning is the next step in the process. Now the final process at this factory is polishing before transport to another factory for converting this leather into finished leather products.

Question 6:

Look at the picture below. In 25 seconds, please speak into the microphone and describe in detail what the picture is showing. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.

Suggested Answer:

The image shows university students or young employees in time of leisure at the canteen. This becomes obvious from the notice hung on a board in the backdrop. Normally you would expect them to be in a cheerful mood, gossiping among themselves. What is remarkable, however, is that here three of them, two boys and a girl, are so engrossed on their mobile phones that they do not even seem to acknowledge the presence of the fourth member of their group, the second girl. This girl is clearly a bored person, having nothing much to do. This shows that our obsession with the mobile chatting is playing havoc with our social interaction at the personal level.