Dinesh Pandiyan

updated on 13-01-2023


IELTS Speaking Part 1 Concentration


IELTS Speaking test part 1 Concentration is one of the 3 tiers of the IELTS speaking test. In this part, you have to respond to the questions about yourself to the examiner. The IELTS speaking part 1 Concentration test will last 4-5 minutes. Examiners will also ask questions on familiar topics such as home, family, work, studies and interests.  To enhance your skills, we have provided 15 questions with answers for this IELTS speaking part 1 with vocabulary that will help you to answer accurately and you would be able to generate new sentences.

Concentration IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions With Answer

1.Is it difficult for you to stay focused on something?

Sure, it's tough for me to hold one thought at a time. When I try to focus on one task, a number of unrelated ones keep popping into my head. As soon as I opened my eyes in the morning, my thoughts immediately went to the day's schedule, including appointments, meetings, and work. That's why I'd say it's hard for me to focus on one task.

2.When is it hard to concentrate?

Personally, I find it challenging to maintain focus while confronting several tasks at once. When I'm at home for work, I need to shut off the world and concentrate. Nonetheless, it is not possible for me to focus on either my office work or my personal work if I receive any more personal work at the same time.

3.What may distract you when you are trying to stay focused?

Whether or not I choose to follow advice depends on the advice giver, because I find that the tasks I have yet to do in the past tend to divert my attention from the new ones I need to learn. It's difficult for me to shift my concentration to new obligations on the job if I haven't sent a status email to my manager after each day's work.

4.In what situations do you need to concentrate?

I guess I just need to focus more on what other people are saying in conversations. Meetings on the call might take place in a physical location or a virtual one. If I have an office job and I happen to miss an essential update on the daily office call, I may always contact the appropriate person to find out what I missed. When I'm at the office, I can focus on individual tasks without distractions, but when I work from home, I need to pay more attention during team meetings to ensure that I don't make any mistakes.

5.When do you need to be focused?

I've said this before, but I need to learn to listen to others, in person or on the phone, with more intent so that I don't miss any crucial information.

6.What do you do to improve concentration?

If I want to be more focused, I know I need to make meditation, yoga, and basic exercise a regular part of my routine. I have to practice the exercises which help me to portraying myself as a person with concentration.

7.Is it easy for you to do two things simultaneously?

    No, of course not; I can't focus on more than one thing at once. Besides, I lack    the multitasking skills necessary to deal with such situations. Research has shown that women, but not males, have the mental capacity to juggle several tasks at once.

8.What do you do to help you concentrate?

As I've indicated, I rely heavily on meditation and yoga to help me focus on certain tasks. Focusing more effectively is exactly why I will be doing it.

9.Do you think meditation helps in increasing concentration? 

Because of the profound relaxation it induces, meditation has the potential to alter brain structure and function, therefore mitigating the negative effects of stress, anxiety, and depression. Facilitate more concentration and productivity in the classroom. Enhance cognitive abilities such as recall and focus. 

10.How does meditation develop your focus?

Meditation can help by refocusing one's attention away from negative feelings. For those with the proper training, it can even affect circuits in the brain that are responsible for depression. One's ability to focus, pay attention for longer periods of time, and eventually fall asleep all improve when the mind is at ease.

11.What are the factors affecting concentration?

Things like age and sleep deprivation might make it difficult to focus. People's ability to recall information decreases as they age and this trend frequently correlates with a more general loss of concentration. An inability to concentrate can be caused by a number of physical and psychological conditions, such as a concussion or other head trauma.

12.Why do we lose concentration quickly?

These signs and symptoms may have a psychological basis, as in the case of mild cognitive impairment, or a neurological one, as in the case of mood disorders like depression or anxiety. It's possible that circumstances in one's daily life, such as stress, weariness, inadequate sleep, dehydration, an unhealthy diet, or inactivity, are to blame for a lack of focus.

13.Why is concentration necessary?

What is the imperative that you pay close attention when reading this passage? By narrowing your attention, you may improve your productivity, creativity, and problem-solving abilities.

14.Do you think children nowadays face issues focusing on their studies?

Kids today have trouble focusing on their schoolwork because they are constantly distracted. There could be numerous causes for this. The good news is that there are actions that can be taken to fix the problem. Children of today are said to be growing up in the electronic age.

15. What can we do to help children improve their concentration power?

Scrutinising a large project into manageable chunks might help you stay focused and on track. Anything from academics to housework to skill development might benefit from this. Doing the little things that add up to a big project's culmination helps the big project seem less daunting and easier to focus on, and it also gives the feeling of progress and development.

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IELTS Speaking Vocabulary for Concentration

1.Confronting - To think about or to face
Eg: I need to confront my fears in order to move on.

2.Obligations - The state of having to do something because it is a duty
Eg: I have an obligation to take out the dustbin.

3.Essential - Completely necessary
Eg: It seemed essential to him to see his girlfriend.

4.Appropriate - Suitable
Eg: I will be present at the function at the appropriate time.

5.Intent - Showing great attention
Eg: I have the intent of going to the store.

6.Crucial - Extremely important

Eg: Our head of the department plays a very crucial role in the team.

7.Portraying- To show somebody in a picture
Eg: She is portraying herself as innocent, but I knew she was guilty.

8.Multitasking - The ability to work on several works at the same time

Eg: I can multitask by doing my work and watching netflix at the same time.

9.Relaxation - Something that you do in order to rest
Eg: I find relaxation in reading and meditating.

10.Mitigating - To cause to become less harsh or hostile
Eg: I am sorry for what I did but there are mitigating circumstances.

11.Facilitate - To make something possible or easier
Eg: I will facilitate your meeting with the president.

12.Deprivation - Lack of something
Eg: The deprivation of sleep left me feeling exhausted.

13.Impairment-  The act of impairing something
Eg: I have an impairment that prevents me from driving.

14.Circumstances - The facts and events that affect what happens in a particular situation 
Eg: The circumstances were not ideal for a picnic.

15.Weariness- Exhausted
Eg: The weariness from standing for hours was starting to take its toll.

16.Inadequate - Not enough 
Eg: This time I felt like my efforts were inadequate.

17.Imperative - Very important
Eg:  It is vitally Imperative to cancel the order immediately.

18.Distracted- Unable to give your full attention to something because you are worried or thinking about something else.
Eg: I get distracted by my phone.

19.Scrutinising - To examine something carefully
Eg: I was scrutinising the contract to make sure there were no hidden clauses.

20.Culmination  - The highest point attained or attainable
Eg: The culmination of the project is the presentation to the client.

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