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English Question on Impressing Friends for IELTS

Published on December 25th, 2020 | Last updated on July 22nd, 2022 by | Category: Speaking Practice in English | 12 Comments on English Question on Impressing Friends for IELTS | 179 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

English Question on Impressing Friends for IELTS with a set of questions, a podcast and illustrated flashcards to improve your vocabulary and practice speaking and free discussion

Do you think your friends would agree with one another about the kind of person you are?

How much energy do you spend doing things to favorably impress other people?

If you were completely unconcerned about what others would think, what sorts of things might you do?

How do you feel when people like you because they think you are someone you are not?

Do you agree with the following proverb:

Man is known by the company he keeps.

Reading practice

Give compliments freely to those who deserve it

I have a friend who always — without fail — says something nice to me as soon as she sees me. It’s always something simple like “I love those earrings” but it always makes me feel good and it always makes me want to be around her. People may not always remember what you say, but they will remember how it feels to be around you. Obviously, don’t overdo it. But a simple, genuine compliment goes a long way.

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Wear something that makes you feel confident

In order to feel confident at an event, you must wear something that gives you that feel. Before the day of the event, you can shop for something you like and make sure to wear it. We promise it will make you feel good.

But if you want to wear something from your cupboard then try to clean and iron them well. Send them to the laundry if you can. You will look and feel like a star!

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12 comments on “English Question on Impressing Friends for IELTS”

  1. 1. Yes, I think they would agree with each other about my personalities and what kind of person I am.
    2. I think I put my best effort to be the nicest I can be, when I’m around other people.
    3. Maybe I would say somethings that usually I don’t. Like I would be more frank.
    4. I feel like I’m acting and I will start questioning myself whether they would like my true self or not.
    5. Sort of. You can get an insight of a person by his/her friends but not completely.

    • 1. Good news! It shows that you’re a person with great moral integrity!
      3. Do you mean sometimes you find it difficult to say NO to others? If this is the case, I think you need to reconsider or perhaps revise this quality. This is my personal opinion, though.
      5. I share the same opinion with you about this question. This is not a decent benchmark for determining a person’s personality.

      • 1. I think most of them agree with each other about my personality. I always behave with the same standards and try to be consistent and persistent in my words and my deeds.
        2. As I become older less energy I put to impress other people. I think if I behave decently it automatically impresses others.
        3. When I was younger, I was more concerned about other people’s ideas toward me, but as times passed, I preferred to be more frank most of the time.
        4. I do not like that. I prefer people know and like me as I am.
        5. Most of the time is true.

        • Your comment was full of wisdom and experience, doctor! I enjoyed it.
          * I bet you already know the difference between ‘concerned about’ and ‘concerned with’.
          * as times passed = as time passed or went by or elapsed
          * more frank = franker
          * Most of the time, it’s true. Your sentence didn’t have any subject.

  2. Do you think your friends would agree with one another about the kind of person you are?
    Undoubtedly no.
    In my mind my behaviour with other people is unpredictable and a little mysterious.
    This mysterious has been uttered with my friends for several time.

    How much energy do you spend doing things to favorably impress other people?

    I do not spend my energy doing things to favorably impress other people. If someone wants to love me s/he must love me because of my personality not my artificial behavior and it seems ludicrously to forge other behaviour satisfying others.

    If you were completely unconcerned about what others would think, what sorts of things might you do?

    As I say I do not live for others and therefore I will not change my behaviour.
    Perhaps someone says that sometime we are forced to do something, I concur with this idea which says some times others forced us to do something which is not our pleasure, but we must at least try to live for ourselves as much as possible for us.

    How do you feel when people like you because they think you are someone you are not?

    I do not like it. However, some times we like that people think we are better than we are, it is not ethical to show ourselves someone we are not.

    • * some times –> sometimes
      * behavior with –> behavior toward
      * This mysterious has been uttered with my friends for several time. –> This mystery has been uttered by my friends several times.
      * it seems ludicrous
      * As I said,
      * which is not our pleasure –> which is not pleasant to us
      * as much as possible. (omit for us)

      • Dear Dr. Hariri
        Thank you very much for your comment.
        Also I have a question. How we can use ‘have’ in negative form?
        For example how we can use these two sentences in negative form:
        I have a book (I do not have any book or I have not book)
        I have eaten breakfast (I have not eaten breakfast !?)

        • You’re most welcome.
          I have a book ==> I don’t have any book.
          This one is based on modern English.
          “I have not / haven’t any book” is old-fashioned and based on British English, which is NOT popular these days anymore.
          I have eaten breakfast is in present perfect tense, so you should use the same modal auxiliary verb (have / has) to make negative sentences. Therefore, the negative form must be:
          I haven’t / have not / I’ve not eaten breakfast.
          Thanks for asking. :)

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