Band 9 Speaking: Part 3 – Museums

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1. Do you think history can be learned in museums?

I think museums can be an effective way to learn about history. In museums, visitors can see real artifacts from hundreds or even thousands of years ago, and this can make history seem more real to them. It can bring it to life. Also, if people are curious about something they see in a museum, they might be encouraged to learn more about it in books or online.

NOTE – (1) Make sure sure your main idea is clear. In this example, the main idea is “can be an effective way” (2) Try to use some topic-specific words. In this example, “artifacts” is used (3) Link different ideas. In this example “also” is used.

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2. What is the effect of technology on history?

“I think technology makes history much more accessible. By that I mean, with the internet, people can discover almost anything there is to know about the past at the tip of their finger. Technology can also make history more life-like through the use of CGI and virtual reality technology.”

NOTES – (1) Make sure your main idea is clear. In this example, the main idea is “more accessible” (2) Explain your main idea(s). In this example, the phrase “By that I mean…” is used (3) Try to use some topic-specific words and phrases. In this example, “at the top of their finger”, “CGI”, and “virtual reality technology” are used.

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3. Many children these days don’t like museums. Why is that?

“I think many children don’t like museums because they are old-fashioned and quite strict. In a traditional museum, visitors just look at exhibits but are not allowed to touch or play with them. For children, they normally want to interact more with what their surroundings, so museums can be frustrating or boring for them.”

NOTES – (1) Try to use some relevant vocabulary. In this example, “exhibits” is used (2) try to use other advanced vocabulary. In this example, “frustrating” and “interact” are used.

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