Satire – IELTS Speaking Practice

Satire – IELTS Speaking practice

Satire – IELTS Speaking Practice

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Class Rules:

  1. Class Time: Wednesday, August 10th, 2016, 9:00 to 10:00 pm (Iran)
  2. This FREE class is held on Skype. Add the teacher on Skype with this Skype ID: hariri.mhha — Skype Name: Hossein Hariri
  3. Your assignments that MUST be completed 24 hours before the class, i.e. until Tuesday, 9:00 pm (Iran):
    1. Make a question about the topic of this session in the blue comment form at the bottom of the page.
    2. Reply to one of your classmates’ questions in the blue comment form below by pressing the Reply button.
  4. You will be removed from the Skype group if you miss the deadline for your assignments.


Related Idioms and Expressions:

  1. Biting Satire: A type of satire that is so straightforward and serious
  2. : An amusing and strange situation in which the opposite of what you expect takes place.
  3. : The use of remarks which clearly mean the opposite of what they say, and which are made in order to hurt someone’s feelings or to criticize something in an amusing way
  4. Satirist: An artist who writes satire
  5. Satirize: To use satire to make people see someone’s or something’s faults

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.

Satire is a more valuable artistic work in comparison to .

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:

What is so satirical about the photo below:

Reaching a Conclusion: 

  • At the end of each session, we try to come to an informed conclusion on the selected issue.
  • The students are expected to take notes during the class and use their notes to reach a conclusion at the end of each session in around 2 minutes.

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66 thoughts on “Satire – IELTS Speaking Practice”

    1. Satire is a kind of expressing dissatisfaction that it exposes weakness and crisis in funny way.
      The main point of satire is mostly bringing attention to a fault and shortcoming.

      1. satire is the use of humor ,irony to expose and criticize people s stupidity or vices ,particularly in the context of contemporary and topical issues.

    2. Satire has been known to incorporate other elements like irony and ridicule to denounce something morally wrong, such as a vice or injustice, through means of mocking that injustice with the aforementioned narrative and comedic techniques.

    1. Personally, I think satire has a certain purpose, whereas comedy is just based on fun. In other words, satire is reaction to a activity and person who used it wants to persist on that subject to bold it and concentrate others attention on it. for instance, Mehran Modiri ,who is famous director in Iran. Comedy is just mention some points that are funny and its purpose is amusing others.

      1. Hello dear Hamid and welcome to our class.
        I really liked the logic in your comment.
        Here are some corrections, though:
        a reaction to an activity
        concentrate others’ attention on
        Mehran Modiri,
        a famous director

    1. First of all, satirist should find an important subject to consider. Second, find a way to express it in funny way and obtain other attention to it. Finally, follows people comments and opinions about his job to asses his job.

      1. Thank you.
        a satirist
        in a funny way
        draw others’ attention to it
        follow people’s comments
        asses ==> assess

    1. Affluent satire? What do you mean by that? Did you mean ‘social’ or ‘biting’ satire? ‘Affluent’ does not collocate with satire.
      Is social satire in a society a sign of ….?

      1. I meant a lot of satire but your correction is absolutely what I mean.
        thank you
        4- Is social satire in a society a sign of freedom therein?

        1. To some extent, it can be a sign of freedom, but freedom, as you know, is deeply rooted to some other important parameters. Of course, it depends on the society you live in and its unwritten rules which are dominated.

          1. Welcome back, dear Sam.
            Thanks for your reply.
            Here are some corrections:
            deeply rooted in sth
            I think ‘dominant’ or ‘domineering’ are better than ‘dominated’. If you like to use the latter, consider a by-phrase, i.e. dominated by what/who?

    1. Dear Vahid,
      Welcome to our community. Thanks for your question. Please REPLY to one of the comments, as well.

        1. I see. On this page, this word appeared at the very beginning of the sentence, and that’s why it was capitalized.

    1. Actually they wake ppl’s consciousness other words ppl willbe aware of crisises of their country in a funny it leads society to have citizen. On the other hand if u wanna find information abt problems which are prevailed in any society ,its really boring i mean and after a while u will not follow news as they are serious and complicqted.
      In addition sometimes ppl may think they are rude sice they have used swear words.but in fact they depict the reality which is exists in their society.

      1. Thank you for your reply. Please note that this is a really serious place. So please avoid some informal words or contractions, such as ‘ppl’ because this is not a chatting place.
        ppl ==> people
        in other words ==> In other words
        willbe ==> will be
        crisises ==> crises
        You should consider a space after any full stop or period (punctuation).
        It leads the society to having
        citizen ==> citizens
        decieve ==> deceive
        u ==> you
        abt ==> about (Do not use these words.)
        which are prevailed ==> which are prevalent / which prevail
        i ==> I
        its really ==> It’s …
        complicqted ==> complicated
        which is exists ==> which exists

    1. I think Peyman Ghasemkhani and Amirmehdi Juleh are the bests beacuse they have a creative mind and they can express all the daily problems and common problems of people in a very funny way

      1. Thank you for your reply. By the way, I have the same idea.
        are the bests ==> are the best
        Consider a period or full stop for your sentence.

    1. Great question, thank you.
      in a modern society
      Which one is more preferable in a modern society, satire or comedy? Why?

  1. 8. Suppose that someone has been told some satiric words about my character.Is it right that I get angry from this person or not?why?

    1. Excellent question!
      angry for ==> angry about/over
      After each full stop, there mush be a space.

    2. In fact, the purpose of satire is to draw attentions on negative aspects and helps improve the positives. However, people usually say satiric words with different purposes. What matters in such cases is the ability of distinguishing between satiric words which is constructive and helpful and the ones which is destructive. The most important factor which should be considered in such situations is the characteristics of the person who is providing such words; for instance, if a person who has positive and useful personality states such words, it’s better to accept and appreciate it because such statement has the role of trigger in our life which causes some improvements in our personality.

      1. Thanks for your reply.
        Draw attention to (not on)
        helps ==> help (dangling with ‘draw’)
        satiric words which is ==> which are
        the ones which is ==> which are

    3. Personally, I angry from any satiric, so I think it is not good way for criticism, and I prefer to hear their opinion or criticism in real or normal way.

      1. Thank you for your reply.
        Here are some corrections:
        I become/get angry about/over something
        satiric ==> satiric work/satire
        it’s not good way ==> it’s not a good way

  2. 9. What is the favourite type of satiric device which you prefer to have most of the time? ( If it is not private that much.)

    1. Great question, thanks a lot. ๐Ÿ˜†
      There seems to be an unnecessary space between the first parenthesis and the next word, as far as I can see.

  3. 12. Satire is the way that you want to show your purpose , maybe you are satisfaction or dissatisfaction , however it’s maybe funny comedy or sad comedy.

    1. Hello and welcome to this class. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Thanks for your comment, although it is not a real question.
      This is your first time, so I can ignore it.
      Here are some corrections:
      you are satisfied or dissatisfied
      The punctuation mark ‘comma’ is attached to the previous word and detached from the next word.

  4. 13. Do you agree with this sentence ” every society has a type of satire that use just for their culture and maybe we don’t understand what means that ?”

    1. Thanks for this question.
      … satire that use ==> uses
      we don’t understand what that means
      ๐Ÿ˜ณ By the way, you were supposed to REPLY to one question, as well.

    2. yes I think it must be correct because every society has their concerns and problems that maybe in another societies don’t mentioned.

      1. Thanks.
        Another societies ==> other societies
        don’t mentioned ==> they are not mentioned. (passive voice)

    1. Such a very technical question, by the way. :mrgreen:
      One should first study Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift to be able to answer your question. However, this work is the epitome of satire in English literature. Thank you.

    2. as our master comment what a technical question ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t get the meaning of ur sentences and what’s relation between Swift and satires … thanks to Wikipedia, I found Jonathan Swift named as satirist … but still I couldn’t find his theme !!!

      1. Thanks for your reply.
        Your register must be formal here, so ‘ur’ ==> your.
        Jonathon Swift as “a” satirist

    1. Welcome dear Mandana to our society!
      Does our society encounter …
      satirist โžก satirists
      mind โžก minds

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