Monthly Archives: May 2014

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Emotions (Anger)

Here are some sample IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions relating to emotions, specifically anger.

 

1. Do you think men and women feel angry about the same things?

2. When is anger justified?

3. What are the physical and mental effects of getting angry?

4. In your culture, how do people generally respond to anger?

 

Read how to answer IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions. Write your answers in the comments below. I’ll give you a sample answer next week.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.18

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. This one is again on the popular ‘favorites’ theme. While it might seem quite easy to talk about your favorite item of clothing, it’s important that you look up some useful vocabulary on the topic so you can impress your examiner. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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Before you begin, see how to answer questions in Speaking Part 2 and how to manage your time effectively.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Youth

Here are some sample IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions relating to youth.

 

1. Is the youth of today more selfish than the older generations?

2. Do you think the youth of tomorrow will be more selfish than our generation?

3. Do young people have a lot to learn from the older generation?

4. Is the older generation completely out of touch with the youth of today?

 

Read how to answer IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions. Write your answers in the comments below. I’ll give you a sample answer next week.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Age

Here are some sample IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions relating to age.

 

1. What do you think is the best age in a person’s life?

2. In your culture, what is the appropriate age for getting married?

3. What do you think is the ideal age to get married?

4. What is the best age for getting a job?

 

Read how to answer IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions. Write your answers in the comments below. I’ll give you a sample answer next week.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.17

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Questions related to urban spaces, especially architecture, are also popular with IELTS examiners. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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Before you begin, see how to answer questions in Speaking Part 2 and how to manage your time effectively.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Advertising

Here are some sample IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions about media and society.

 

Lets talk about media and advertising.

1. What is the effect on advertising on our shopping habits?

2. Do you think advertisers should be allowed to target children?

3. Are children and teenagers more affected by advertising campaigns than adults?

 

Read how to answer IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions. Write your answers in the comments below. I’ll give you a sample answer next week.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Culture and politeness

Here are some sample IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions about society and culture .

 

Lets talk about your culture.

1. How important is it to be polite in your culture?
2. How do you show politeness in your culture?
3. What are some behaviours that are considered impolite in your culture?
4. Do you think we are more polite with strangers than people we know?

 

Read how to answer IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions. Write your answers in the comments below. I’ll give you a sample answer next week.

IELTS SPEAKING PART 2 – Q.15 MODEL ANSWER

Here’s the answer for last week’s Speaking Part 2 question.

I am going to talk about Hindustani and Carnatic music. They’re the traditional forms of music in India.

Hindustani music is prevalent in the northern part of the country while Carnatic is associated uniquely with the southern states. They’re both based on ragas, but the style differs according to the “gharanas” that one trains in. There are also many instruments such as the sitar, the tabla, the harmonium, etc., that are integral to these forms of music.

Neither form of music is widely popular, however, fusions with Western music are becoming increasingly popular. Most commercial singers are trained in classical Indian music to some extent.

Personally, I enjoy both forms of music. Although, I prefer instrumental performances as I have never been trained in classical music and so feel that I cannot appreciate the nuances of a vocal performance.

In case you missed it, here’s last week’s question.

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IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.20

Here’s a sample Writing Task 2 question othat falls under the category of Modern life & Technology.

 

Childhood obesity is becoming a serious problem in many countries. Explain the main causes and effects of this problem, and suggest some possible solutions.

 

This is another straightforward agree-disagree type of quesiton. Before you start writing, look at how to organize your answer for this type of question.

Here’s a good, easy-to-read article on childhood obesity – its causes and effects. Have a read, underline or note down the good vocabulary and use it to write the essay above. Share your essay structure ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Politeness

Here are some sample IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions about society and culture .

 

Lets talk about your culture.

1. How important is it to be polite in your culture?
2. How do you show politeness in your culture?
3. What are some behaviours that are considered impolite in your culture?
4. Do you think we are more polite with strangers than people we know?

 

Read how to answer IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions. Write your answers in the comments below. I’ll give you a sample answer next week.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.19

Here’s a sample Writing Task 2 question othat falls under the category of Modern life & Technology.

 

In the last century, the first man to walk on the moon said it was “a giant leap for mankind”. However, some people think it has made little difference to our daily lives. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

 

This is another straightforward agree-disagree type of quesiton. Before you start writing, look at how to organize your answer for this type of question.

Share your essay structure ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.18

Here’s another Writing Task 2 question on the topic of education and society.

 

Behaviour in schools is getting worse. What are the possible causes and effects of this problem. Suggest some possible solutions.

 

Note the way the question is worded: this is a two-part question and answering each question in appropriate detail is equally important. Before you start writing, look at how to organize your answer for this type of question.

Here’s a good Telegraph article on the same theme – bad behavior among school children. As you read, underline or note down vocabulary you could use to answer the question above.

Share your essay structure ideas in the comments below.

IELTS SPEAKING PART 2 – Q.14 MODEL ANSWER

Here is the answer to last week’s Speaking Part 2 question.

I am going to talk about reading as a hobby.

As a child I used to read comics but it was the Harry Potter series that was my first. I remember falling asleep three times while trying to get through the first chapter but my persistence paid off and I’m very glad it did.

I read nearly everyday now. It’s cemented its place in the nightly ritual of bedtime reading and even now I find myself reading at least one chapter of  a book before I turn in for the night.

The reason I enjoy reading is because it is the easiest and cheapest way to discovering new places that not only exist on this Earth but also in peoples’ imagination. It has expanded my capacity to empathize with a variety of characters and opened my mind to new perspectives.

This is last week’s Speaking Part 2 question.

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