Speaking Phase 1 prompt

This IELTS Speaking Phase 1 prompt is taken from Cambridge English IELTS Book 10; University of Cambridge ESOL Examination by Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell.

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notes completion in LISTENING

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Today I am sharing a listening exercise taken from Cambridge English IELTS Book 10; University of Cambridge ESOL Examination.

Listen to the recording carefully and complete the notes. Answers are given below.




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And now here is the TED Talk.

Which of the following is awesome: your lunch or the Great Pyramid of Giza? Comedian Jill Shargaa sounds a hilarious call for us to save the word “awesome” for things that truly inspire awe.

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Say it better! Speaking Part 1

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Today i am sharing an exercise take from http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/teach-ielts/ielts-teaching-resources. This exercise introduce you how to answer the questions which are not too short. This is a classroom exercise but you can do it on your own. Let us see what is this all about.

Question: What do you do to keep healthy? 

Now what will be answer of this question?

 Answer: I run.

  • What do you think?
  • Is that sounds okay?
  • Can you impress the examiner?
  • Can the examiner judge if your English is good or bad?

Yes. You are right. This is the shortest answer which cannot impress the examiner and neither you will get any score. So do the worksheet number 1 and 2. Try to use wide range of vocabulary to express your ideas. You can also make some mind maps.

Worksheet 1 – Say it better – Speaking Part 1

  • In worksheet 1 match a reply from…

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WRITING TASK 2 in General Training Module

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In Task 2, you are required to write an essay of about 250 words on a given topic which you must complete in about 40 minutes. The question is taken from Cambridge English IELTS 10 by Vanessa Jakeman and Clare McDowell.


You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about this topic:

People should work a fixed number of hours per week, and employers should not ask anybody to work more than this.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

  • First, break the question into small segments. For example:

Why people should work a fixed number of hours per week? What do you think?

Why employers should not ask anybody to work more than this? What do you think?

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