Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

As this is a common question type, and seems to trip up quite a few candidates, we’re giving you some fluent, high-scoring sample answers today.

(Remember to listen to the beginning of the episode for native speaker chat. Today we talk about net neutrality and consumer protection. These are very high-level issues that would be impressive to know about on your next IELTS Exam!)

When answering questions such as these, remember to describe personal stories to add depth to your answer.

IELTS question: Why do people keep old photos?

Vocabulary from our answers:

the nostalgia aspect, reflect, get sent back to a different moment in time, reliving glory days, get transported back in time


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IELTS  question: Why do people keep old jewelry?

Vocabulary from our answers:

the nostalgia factor, passed away, trinket

IELTS question: Why do people buy and keep souvenirs?

Vocabulary from our answers:

envision one’s experience, have a piece of their experience, cheesy

IELTS question: Why do people keep toys from their childhood, even if they’re adults?

Vocabulary from our answers:

lug, massive amount of memorabilia 

How would you answer today’s questions?

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