Candles ielts speaking part 1

When do you often use candles?

Sample 1:

I tend to use candles mainly for two reasons: ambiance and relaxation. There’s something quite soothing about the flicker of candlelight. It creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, doesn’t it? I often light candles during a relaxing bath or when I’m having a quiet evening at home. They’re also perfect for setting a romantic mood during dinners. And of course, during power cuts, they’re quite practical!

Useful Vocabulary:

  1. Ambiance: The character and atmosphere of a place.
  2. Relaxation: The state of being free from tension and anxiety.
  3. Soothing: Having a gently calming effect.
  4. Flicker: (of a flame or light) Burn or shine unsteadily.
  5. Inviting: Appealing and attractive.
  6. Romantic mood: An atmosphere that invokes feelings of love or intimacy.
  7. Dinners: The main meal of the day, taken either in the middle of the day or in the evening.
  8. Power cuts: A temporary disruption of electrical power supply.

Sample 2
Of course, during power cuts, candles are quite practical. The soft glow of candlelight provides just enough light to manage basic tasks without the harshness of electric lighting. When using them, I remember the time when I was a child; my family used them quite often because of frequent power cuts in my hometown

Do you think candles are dangerous to use?

Candles can be safe when used responsibly, but they do come with some risks. The open flame can pose a fire hazard if left unattended or placed near flammable materials. Also, hot wax can cause burns if mishandled. So, it’s essential to exercise caution and keep an eye on lit candles.

(However, many modern candles are designed with safety features, like glass containers to prevent accidents. So, as long as you’re mindful and follow basic safety guidelines, candles can add a lovely ambiance without significant danger.)

Useful Vocabulary:

  1. Responsibly: In a way that shows a sense of responsibility or caution.
  2. Open flame: The visible, glowing part of a fire.
  3. Fire hazard: Something that increases the risk of a fire.
  4. Unattended: Left without supervision or attention.
  5. Flammable materials: Substances that can catch fire easily.
  6. Hot wax: Molten or liquid wax that can cause burns.
  7. Mishandled: Treated or managed inappropriately or incorrectly.
  8. Exercise caution: Act carefully and with awareness.
  9. Ambiance: The character and atmosphere of a place or situation.

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candles ielts speaking part 1

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Do you think that candles are important for a birthday cake?

Candles on a birthday cake certainly add a touch of tradition and festivity. They hold a special place in celebrating birthdays, especially when it comes to making a wish before blowing them out. Candles do enhance the overall experience and make the celebration more memorable. They bring a sense of joy and anticipation, which is what birthdays are all about.

  1. Tradition: A long-established custom or belief.
  2. Festivity: The celebration of a festival or event.
  3. Special place: Significance or importance.
  4. Celebrating: Observing an event or occasion with festivities.
  5. Wish: A desire or hope for something to happen.
  6. Blowing them out: Extinguishing the candles by blowing on them.
  7. Memorable: Worth remembering or easily remembered.
  8. Joy and anticipation: Feelings of happiness and excitement

Would you prefer using candles or flashlights when the lights go out?

I would definitely prefer using candles when the lights go out. There’s something quite cozy and calming about candlelight, isn’t there? It creates a softer ambiance compared to the starkness of flashlights. Candles also tend to last longer, making them more reliable in extended power outages. Of course, safety is crucial, and it’s important to use candles responsibly and ensure they are well-contained. But overall, candles offer a more pleasant and soothing experience during those dark moments.

Useful Vocabulary:

  1. Cozy: Giving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation.
  2. Calming: Having a soothing or tranquilizing effect.
  3. Ambiance: The character and atmosphere of a place.
  4. Starkness: The quality of being severe or harsh in appearance.
  5. Reliable: Able to be trusted or depended on.
  6. Extended: Longer in duration than usual.
  7. Power outages: Periods when electricity is not available.
  8. Safety: The condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury.
  9. Well-contained: Safely placed or positioned to prevent accidents.
  10. Soothing: Having a gentle, calming effect.

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