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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Speaking Phase 2 & 3 prompts

Speaking part 2 & 3 phases are related with each other. You can check previous posts on speaking part 2 that is individual long turn and part 3 which is a two way discussion.

the attached prompt is for both phases 2 & 3 taken from Cambridge English IELTS Book 7. Look at the topic card and make a mind map, you have one minute to brainstorm your ideas, you can make notes if you want and use them during your talk. In the last phase the examiner will ask you questions related to the topic in part 2.

It is good if you record yourself.

Speaking part 2 & 3 prompts

Speaking part 2 & 3 phases are related with each other. You can check previous posts on speaking part 2 that is individual long turn and part 3 which is a two way discussion.

the attached prompt is for both phases 2 & 3 taken from Cambridge English IELTS Book 10. Look at the topic card and make a mind map, you have one minute to brainstorm your ideas, you can make notes if you want and use them during your talk. In the last phase the examiner will ask you questions related to the topic in part 2.

It is good if you record yourself.

Writing Task 2 General Training

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 Book 8.

  • First, break the question into small segments. For example:
  • Why it is better to educate boys and girls in separate schools? What do you think?
  • What do you think about co-education?
  • write conclusion
  • make a mind map
  • explain your points accordingly.

Choose the correct information in LISTENING

The following exercise is taken from Cambridge English IELTS Book 10; University of Cambridge ESOL Examination.

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

Task

Recording

Answers

11. A

12. B

13. D

14. G

15. I

Here is the TED Talk.

Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting 10 minutes of pure creativity.

Signpost your Language!

Following activity tells you how to use a range of discourse markers / connectives when answering typical speaking part 3 style questions (e.g. speculate, compare, agree / disagree).

Can you distinguish between the two sentences below, which one is easier?

A:  “We eat unhealthy food and don’t get enough exercise. A lot of people can’t control their weight.”

B:   “I think it’s because we eat unhealthy food and don’t get enough exercise. That’s the main reason that a lot of people can’t control their weight.”

What do you think?

Yes. The second one because you used signposting words – it’s because…, that’s the main reason that…

For worksheet 1, read some candidates’ answers to questions in part 3 of the Speaking test. What was the topic?

Worksheet 1

Complete the table below with phrases from worksheet 1. Can you add any phrases of your own?

Worksheet 2

Answer Key

Source: http://www.britishcouncil.org/

Academic WRITING Task 2

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 Collins English for Exams; Writing for IELTS by Anneli Williams.

You should spend about 40 minutes in this task.

Write about the following topic.

There is a good deal of evidence that increasing car use is contributing to global warming and having other undesirable effects on people’s health and well being.

What can be done to discourage people from using their cars?

Give reasons to your answers 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:
  • How does the increasing car use is contributing to global warming? What do you think?
  • What are the undesirable effects on people’s health and well being. How? What do you think? What are those effects might be?
  • How do you discourage people from using their cars?
  • write conclusion
  • make a mind map
  • explain your points accordingly.