Topic: Handmade Gifts
IELTS SPEAKING PART 3
Have you received anything that was made by the giver?
Yes, I have! For my birthday last year, my aunt gave me a gorgeous scarf that she had knitted herself. It was a soft blue that looked so nice on me. I was over the moon because blue is my favorite color, which my aunt knew. It was such a sweet way for her to show her love for me. I really appreciated it. In fact, I wear it all the time.
Do people prefer to receive handmade gifts or something bought in stores?
I suppose that generally, people prefer receiving handmade gifts. It really shows that you care when you make something with your own two hands for someone. But I guess it depends; some people love designer clothes or other gifts that can only be found in stores. Personally, I think it’s very sweet when someone gives me a present they made themselves. It’s just a way of going that extra mile.
What kinds of handmade gifts can be made at home?
Well, you can make lots of simple gifts at home. For example, you can make cards or drawings for loved ones. But if you have a knack for crafting, you can also make more elaborate gifts like picture frames or little ornaments. I know a lot of people who like knitting scarves or hats for their friends and family. Personally, knitting isn’t my cup of tea, so I like making paintings for people as gifts.
Who is better at making handicrafts, boys or girls?
Well, it’s kind of a stereotype, but I’d guess that girls are better at making handcrafts. You know, generally girls have more patience, so they can sit for a long time and stay focused on the task. I suppose that a lot of boys prefer being more active by running around or playing sports, so I don’t think they’d want to make handcrafts that much. That being said, there are always exceptions to the rule.
Is it important to learn art or music?
Yes, it’s crucial to learn art or music! Ideally, I suppose everyone should learn both. They’re both great subjects that can help people find a creative outlet to blow off some steam or just focus their energy on something nice and positive. Art and music are both really vital parts of society; they’re involved with things like movies and TV shows, which entertain us and help relieve the stress of work and study.
Do you have any handmade creativity education programs in your country?
Honestly, there are none that I know of, or at least none that come to mind8. I definitely think there should be, though. That would help people to have a creative outlet that they can use to express themselves and let off steam. Nowadays, we’re too concerned with business and science and we don’t pay enough attention to art. I really hope there are some programs like that out there.