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IELTS Speaking Part 1: Topic Trust

IELTS Speaking Part 1: Topic Trust

  1. Who do you trust the most?

→ The one that springs to mind (1) is my mother. She was my very first best friend in life and always had my back(2) . Throughout the ups and downs(3) of my life, my mother has always stood by my side, and given me support whenever I needed.

  • 1)To spring to mind /sprɪŋ tə maɪnd/
    Example: Say the word “Australia” and a vision of beaches and blue seas immediately springs to mind.
  • (2) To have my back /hæv maɪ bæk/
    Example: I know my teammates have my back.
  • (3) Ups and downs /ˌʌps ən ˈdaʊnz/
    Example: Like most married couples we’ve had our ups and downs, but life’s like that.
  1. Have you ever lost trust in someone?

→ Yes, my best friend Jack, who used to be my closest confidant (4) until I saw him getting intimate with (5) my crush, even though he knew that had deep affection (6) for her. Then, we drifted apart (7) and our friendship came to a halt(8) . After that, I find it really hard to open up(9) and confide in (10) anybody.

  • (4) My closest confidant:
    Example: Mira is a my closest confidant.
  • (5) To get intimate with /ɡet ˈɪn.tɪ.mət wɪð/
    Example: You can see I get intimate with my subject matter
  • (6) To have deep affection
    Example: I’ve avoided getting intimate with girls, so my early relationships were pretty fraught
  • (7) To drift apart /drɪft əˈpɑːt /
    Example: Ms. Iversen and her siblings drift apart.
  • (8) To come to a halt:
    Example: Everything would immediately come to a halt
  • (9) To open up /ˈəʊ.pən ʌp/
    Example: I’ve never opened up to anyone like I do to you.
  • (10) To confide in /kənˈfaɪd ɪn/
    Example: She’s nice, but I don’t feel I can confide in her.
  1. What kind of people do you trust?

→ I guess only our family members are trustworthy (11) and willing to help us wholeheartedly(12) . You know, after being betrayed by my best friend, I kind of lose faith in humanity(13) . I am always afraid that when I confide in some, he or she may go behind my back(14) .

  • (11) To be trustworthy /ˈtrʌstˌwɜː.ði/
    Example: We have a brand that is perceived as trustworthy.
  • (12) Wholeheartedly /ˌhəʊlˈhɑː.tɪd.li/
    Example: I hear what you say and I wholeheartedly agree.
  • (13) To lose faith in humanity:
    Example: You must not lose faith in humanity.
  • (14) To go behind my back /ɡəʊ bɪˈhaɪnd maɪ bæk/
    Example: I can’t believe you went behind my back and gossiped about me!
  1. Do you trust Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

→ For now, it would be a yes. As long as there are regulations to limit (15) AI to a certain capacity, I believe that AI would contribute(16) greatly to the development of every society.

  • (15) To limit /ˈlɪm.ɪt/
    Example: I’ve been asked to limit my speech to ten minutes maximum.
  • (16) To contribute /kənˈtrɪb.juːt/
    Example: She contributes to several magazines.

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