IELTS Exam Preparation

Describe a skill that takes a long time to learn

A model answer for IELTS speaking band score of 7.0+ or above describe a skill that takes a long time to learn, with the explanation of a score.

Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card)

Question :

Describe a skill that takes a long time to learn.

You should say:

What is that skill?

Why does it take a long time?

How and where you can learn it?

and explain how is it beneficial for the future?

A Modal answer with band 7+

Actually, deciding which skill takes more time to learn is up to a learner; how much he dedicated, hard-work, determined for learning a particular field. However, based on my experience, I can say that learning a new language could be time-consuming. Here I am referring a new language means the language you never exposed to in past.

There are certain reasons for this. The primary reason for learning a new language is that new lexical resource needs to learn from the start which often takes significant time. Another factor is that pronunciation takes enormous time as it could be totally different from your mother tongue. For example, when I was learning French language 'R' sound was completely different which took almost 5 months for me to pronounce correctly. Lastly, grammar rules are often different. In some languages, like Arabic, Urdu, grammar rules are exactly opposite with English, which takes considerable time of learning.

Thanks to the technology of e-learning that provide us to learn languages anywhere, anytime. There also some apps which also helps in speaking by recording and match with their pronunciation and gives you result of how much percentage you were correct in speaking it. Additionally, many colleges, universities have language courses which you can learn in a classroom. This is the most effective way of learning as you can involve with other learners and can have the opportunity to communicate more.

Learning any foreign language is always useful in job perspective and it looks good on your resume. Furthermore, it also increases the change in selecting from numerous application.