Speaking Part 2 (Cue Card)
What do you do to keep your concentration while study or work?
You should say:
What is it?
How often you do it?
Is it the only thing you do?
and explain how you feel after doing this?
A Modal answer with band 7+
Ok, I have tried several ways of focusing on the important task, including listing to music, practising yoga, watching stories. However, today I'd like to talk about the Meditation, which improves not only my concentration but also help me to control over anger. Meditation does not require significant time, just 10-15 minutes are more than enough provided that you maintain the consistency of practising it every day. It is very simple to do you just need to seat relax and focus on your breath.
The beauty of the meditation is that you can do it anywhere, anytime. I start off my mornings with the meditation and I meditate at least 10 minutes. Though I could do it anytime, I would rather prefer in the morning because it's the morning time when there is tranquillity. Furthermore, research has shown that if you meditate in the morning at least 10 minutes consistently for a week, you will see improvements in your attention significantly.
As I said before I had tried other ways as well, but the easiest and simplest that I found is the only meditation. Despite this seldom I play chess which is also a concentration booster game because while playing the game I always try to win the game so automatically I have to focus. This ultimately contributes to improving concentration.
Overall, I can say that this is the activity that I practice with the aim of enhancing my concentration.
Speaking Part 3 (Discussion)
- Is it important for children to learn how to concentrate?
Yes without a question. This is because attention is required in various stages of life, such as the study, exams, jobs. Thus, they must practice activities which improve concentration. If there is a dearth of attention in kids, they find things very difficult to understand and analysis them. Moreover, it also helps in controlling the anger so children will not lose his temper even in a stressful situation.
- What kinds of jobs require higher concentration at work?
There are a plethora of jobs which require concentrations, but a profession which involves driving any kind of transportation requires noble concentration. This is because they have to focus on their way for each and every seconds else it could lead to a fatality accident in the blink of an eye if they lost their attention. Another professional that I can think of is Surgeons, whenever they perform any surgery they require high attention in order to succeed in the operation. There are many other including, military, IT professional, Nurses, etc.
- What kinds of distractions bother you in life?
Well, nowadays it is the smartphone which disturbs me a lot during working, driving or even if I am on holiday. As I have installed many applications on my phone like WhatsApp, Facebook, Email, I frequently receive notifications from them, that really annoys me. I am really averse with these notifications so I am considering them to uninstall as soon as possible.
- What can employers do to help employees concentration?
This is a really important question because it really requires an organization to follow. The primary thing that any company should do is to make everyone mandatory to do meditation in the workplace at least for 5 minutes that should be under observation. Another thing is they can educate their staff about effective methods for concentrations.