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Habits – IELTS Speaking Practice

IELTS Speaking Practice on Habits

IELTS Speaking Practice on Habits

Key Words: habits, habit formation, tendency, addiction, obsession, etc.

Questions about habit formation

  1. How many days do you need to change your habits?
  2. What type of challenges are more likely to stick while trying to change your habits?
  3. What should you do to reinforce your positive and constructive habits?

Related Techniques to update your habits

  1. The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the stand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably in though and act. (Orison Sweet Marden).
  2. Old habits die hard.
  3. Your habits are like inertia. They deter you to make any changes.
  4. Habits grow out of environment.
  5. Habits can work for you, or work against you. You should be conscious enough to form the correct ones. (Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl)
  6. Habits become part of your nature by repetition. (Napoleon Hill)
  7. Reinforced habits are like the clarified and easily paved paths in an untouched forest. You have a tendency to take steps in these paths. But you may also create new channels and form new habits.
  8. Habits are the confluence of knowledge (what to do), skill (how to do) and attitude (want to do) things in your life. (Dr. Stephen R. Covey)
  9. In order to be able to cope with your problems effectively, you should update your habits and personality traits as the database of an anti-virus is updated to have immunity against the recent viruses. That is, your life should always be in a state of flux, making positive changes and getting rid of the unpleasant and destructive habits. (Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl)
  10. Habits are the end-results of repetition. (Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl)
  11. Break your negative habits before they break you. (Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl)
  12. Between stimuli and responses, there is a gap which calls for your wisdom and willpower. You don’t need to conditionally and habitually respond to any stimuli predictably. You can choose to respond to them based on freedom, willpower and wisdom. (Dr. Stephen R. Covey)
  13. We are what we repeatedly do. (Aristotle)

Argue for/against:

Please take an either positive or negative position to the statement below. You cannot be neutral. If all students have the same idea, the teacher will play devil’s advocate to have a heated argument.

A leopard cannot change its spots.

Photo Scanning

Please examine the photo below and try to come up with as many reasons as you can in support of the following statement:

The boy fails to break his destructive eating habit.


Call for Feedback

Please help us to improve the quality of this class and our online community (LELB Society) by expressing your precious ideas about this question:

Which one is more important to you: self-assessment (editing your own comments), peer-assessment (being corrected by your classmates) or teacher-assessment? Why?

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