Describe a mobile phone application you used to learn a new skill
You should say
- What is it?
- When did you use it for the first time?
- How it helped you?
- How do you feel about it?
Note: You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes atleast. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.
Model Answers and follow-up questions to Describe a mobile phone application you used to learn a new skill IELTS, Cue Card:
In this modern era, smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, and we thrive primarily on mobile phone applications to efficiently perform our tasks. Although I have used numerous mobile phone applications, one has helped me learn a new skill worth mentioning.
What is it?
The name of the application is “Cookpad.”It contains the recipe of most cuisines available worldwide.
When did you use it for the first time?
Last year during the corona pandemic, I was free due to the lockdown. As I had a boatload of time at my disposal, I decided to use it productively to learn a new skill: cooking. I researched the Internet and selected this app after reading reviews of its existing users.
How it helped you?
This application has brought a paradigm shift in my life. Firstly it has made me a fit person because after learning this skill, I cook numerous healthy cuisines myself, which are delicious and nutritious.
Secondly, this application has taught me a skill that will help me throughout my life because I plan to study in Canada. And when I shift there, I need not buy food from outside because I can cook. So it will help me to save both money and time. Lastly, it has helped me earn money because I have launched my Youtube channel on the cooking niche, which gives me regular returns.
How do you feel about it?
I feel good about this application because it has helped me learn a new skill from the comfort of my home.
Follow up Questions
Here are some examples of follow-up questions that the examiner might ask during your speaking part 3 related to the cue card “Describe a mobile phone application you used to learn a new skill”.
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of using mobile phone applications?
As far as mobile phone applications are concerned, they provide many benefits. The most notable one is that knowledge and support are at your disposal at the click of a button.
On the other hand, the most significant disadvantage is that the constant notifications and alerts are coming out of the mobile phone application nosedive the focus we need to perform our tasks adroitly.
- What types of applications are popular among youngsters?
Youngsters are particularly interested in social media applications like Facebook, Instagram, etc., and they spend a sizeable portion of their time browsing them.
- Do you think the trend of using mobile phone applications will grow in the future?
Mobile phone applications have made a remarkable entry into our lives. The trend of using them will grow substantially in the coming years because most people thrive primarily on them to do their tasks efficiently.
- Will those companies that do not have mobile phone applications for their businesses survive?
Mobile phone applications are a must for businesses dealing directly with the end user, and surviving without them will be a daunting task.