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.

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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.

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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

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Answer Key

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propmts for SPEAKING part 2 & 3

You already know that Speaking part 2 & 3 phases are related with each other. I have discussed in detail about the speaking test as a whole, speaking assessment criteria, speaking part 2 that is individual long turn and part 3 which is a two way discussion.

So the attached prompt is for both phases 2 & 3 taken from Cambridge English IELTS Book 9. 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 Prompt

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SPEAKING part 1 prompt

Here is today’s prompt for IELTS speaking part I.

  • Read the questions carefully;
  • make a mind map as big as you can;
  • start explaining all the points you have included in your mind map;
  • if possible try to record yourself;
  • you can check the previous post “say it better” to understand how to answer.

Tell me about television programmes.
Do you watch TV a lot?
What type of programmes do you prefer?
What is your favourite programme?
Do you get the news from the TV?
Where else do you get the news?

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IMPORTANT

It is not necessary that you speak truth. You just need to show that how you speak English; can you explain things clearly; do you have confidence to speak well?

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PPF Strategy – SPEAKING Part 2

Let us talk about PPF strategy in the IELTS Speaking test where not only your fluency and coherence will be assessed but you must demonstrate knowledge of a range of more complex grammar structures accurately.

As you know in Part 2 of the Speaking test you have to talk for 1-2 mins about a topic from a topic card and 1 min will be given to prepare.

For example you are required to speak on a memorable trip.

What was the most memorable trip you’ve ever taken?
When did you go?
Where did you go?
What did you do?
Why was it memorable?

PPF stands for (Past, Present, Future). You can see in the worksheet different underlined verbs, so write Past, Present, Future on the left of the worksheet.

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Notes:

  • It is not essential that you must talk about past, present and future in Speaking Part 2
    This strategy is an aid to help you to develop your answer. It is also likely to help you
    demonstrate knowledge of a wider range of structures.
  • It might not be natural, for example, to stick to future tenses only when talking about the future (see the ‘future’ extract on the worksheet – the speaker uses present perfect). Again, this doesn’t matter. The important thing is to try to develop your answers

Alternative suggestion

PPF strategy can be used with any Speaking Part 2 task.
e.g. describe an important building in your country, describe a film you have learnt something from, etc; try to give PP and F sentences for each.

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