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March 22, 2013


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Dear Simon,
Thank you so much for this post.
This techniques are really so much useful.
Have a great day:-)

What do you think are the most important qualities for friends to have?

I think friends should have the characters of being reliable, loyal and supportive. Because being reliable cause the relationship between them to last long and loyalty makes them to trust each other’s sincerity. For example, if you trust your friend like yourself you will feel free to share any of your feeling with him or her in order to be relaxed. Supportive quality is a good sense of equality in thoughts with the people whom you feel close to you. Otherwise it would be difficult to strengthen your friendship ties.

How important do you think it is for a person to spend some time alone?
In my opinion spending some time alone with your own feelings is the best way of understanding yourself. Because this loneliness provides an opportunity to think over your purposes and plan for future development. As, today, people live and work in a stressful condition having spent a bit of time alone would be relaxing, even healing for them. The similar characteristics of my life also make me avoid being in a crowded places and having a rest with myself alone.

I tried to give a relevant and better answer and look forward to hearing your any kind of feedback.

I believe that friend should have atleast there these qualities.Everyone knows that friend inneed is friend indeed.Last week my friend said to me that he cant promise to solve all my problems but he can promise to be with me in solving problmes. Secondly,he should say anything bad about you in your absence,and if you are wrong then he must say to you face to face. lastly but not least, friend should be there for you after your death.


Spending small amount of time at the end of day on your own can be helpful.Mainly by doing that you can analyse your mistakes that you have done on that day and plan your future.You can see insight of yourself.For example, yday I was driving above speed limit and was nearly caught by police but luckly escaped as police was looking for something else.I didnt realise that I have drive with speed limit at that time but when I was thinking when I was alone before going to bed I realised what consequences it would have if I was caught,and I decided to drive carefully.

Thanks SImon

I personally think that a friend should be trustworthy,supportive and loyal,with whom I can discuss my personal matters which can not be shared with others.At the same time that companion should have capability of keeping things to himself or herself,also help me to make right decision in tricky situations.For example,I had job offers from two employers and I could not decide which one is going to be better on long term basis,so I asked for an opinion of my best friend and she proved herself as a better decision maker than me.

Great sample answers as usual, Simon!

Although it is quite difficult for students to achieve this level of answers, I would say it is NOT impossible if they practise persistently!

Have a wonderful weekend~

Hi Simon, I would like to tell that You did an excellent job on this site. I bought your e-book today and I am waiting it by e-mail.
Thank you so much for your help!
I will have the exam after 2 weeks.

I am looking for another student to talk with, to exercise my english.
My messenger address is [email protected]

Dear Simon,

Thank you for your excellent answer. It also is helpful for writing task 2.

Kind regards,

I believe the most important things in friendships are all those positive behaviour such as loyal, trust, honest and understanding. Sometimes as a friend, we have to be honest to tell the truth even its very difficult for our friend to accept it. Here, both parties have to trust each other and understand in any circumstances in order to make our relationship long lasting and positive in future. For example, someone will have so many friend if he or she have these attitude compared to those who have negative in friendship like talking nonsense or and stab at the back of their friend.

I believe that everyone in this world need some space in their life to be alone some time. I can say that it will be benefited for us to look whatever we have done before, analyse it and plan for the next activities in the future. In addition, it would be beneficial for both workers and management in order to make a tough decision so that both parties will accept it without prejudice. That’s why, it always took some time to make a correct decision in any organisation and courts. Personally, I always spent some time alone especially in night before sleep to analyse what I have done that day and analyse it so that I will make a good decision in future or have to do something for the negative activities have been made.

If someone motivated student want to practice IELTS speaking or other with me, please add my skype id sanjib3069. I really need a partner.

I am going to take ielts in one month. and i need some speaking partners to help me get out of the most in ielts speaking. add me if you have the same purpose.
My skype is giagia_01

Hi Simon, I have finished my ielts speaking test this Friday. The examiner kept stopping my talking during part 1 & 3 ( at least 5 times ). Is this very common? I felt being interrupted.

Thank Simi this website is so amazing. i learn lot things this website.

Hi Simon, i am going to take ielts date 13 april and my speaking is not so good plz help me in my speaking...Thanku lot off

my skype id is ch.asjid3 plz add me

Hi Simon and all ielts takers,

I gave my exam on 6th June and I got 6.5 in speaking.

My problem is that examiner was asking questions so quickly that I hardly found time to think once on the topic for part 1 and part 3.

Also her expression were very weird like she is not satisfied with my answers.

Please suggest me how to deal with this situation.I would appear again for test in August as I desperately need 7 this time.

Hi Simon,
i am joining to ielts date 28 august and my speaking is not so good plz help me in my speaking...Thanku lot off

my mail id [email protected]

Hi simon,
i am joining to ielts class 6th november,and also my speaking is not good,,,so pls help me ,,thankyou
my mail id ,,,,,[email protected]

Hi Simon
I am going to take Ielts in a month and I need a lot of work with my speaking skills. If you could help I would really appreciate it. Thank you

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