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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.27

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. It’s a good idea to prepare a model answer for your favorite media outlet which can be adapted to several questions following this pattern. 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 2 – Q.23

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. As you can see, this question is about current events. This is why it’s a very good idea to stay updated on current affairs in your country and around the world in the run up to your IELTS exam. I suggest reading news websites or watching news broadcasts on TV or the internet. Find out what to read and what to listen to, to prepare for your IELTS exam.

Write your answer to this question 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: Conversations

Here are some sample IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions about conversations.

 

1. Do you often start conversations with strangers?

2. Why do people usually start conversations with strangers?

3. Has the growth of social media made it more acceptable to start conversations with strangers?

4. Do you think people are more or less hesitant about starting conversations with strangers nowadays?

 

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: 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 2 – Q.13 MODEL ANSWER

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

I am going to talk about my favourite film which is My Fair Lady. It’s based on a play by the name of Pygmalion written by George Bernard Shaw. It stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

It’s an English musical and is now considered a classic. It has elements of romance, comedy and drama. The movie also comments on several social issues of its time.

The movie relates the story of an arrogant phonetics professor, who accepts a wager to train a Cockney flower girl to speak English so correctly that she could pass off as a duchess in the Royal Court.

This is my favourite because it doesn’t end in a cliche. Another reason is that the questions it raises to society are relevant to our times as well and still remain unanswered.

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

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.13

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. While questions related to film and music aren’t as popular as those about memories, it is still advisable to prepare sample answers in case the examiner asks you one. 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 2 – Q.11 MODEL ANSWER

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

I’m going to talk about my favorite TV programme, which is Dr Who.

It is a science fiction show and chronicles the adventures of a time traveling alien known as The Doctor and his human companions through space and time.

I usually  watch it once a week when it airs on TV. However, I also have the series on DVD and often find myself having Dr Who marathons on weekends.

I love the show not only for its imaginative storyline, but also for the portrayal of the complexities that arise from a life of time traveling, which are mind numbingly fascinating. The tenor is balanced between light comic moments and grave solemn ones. The reason its my favorite, though, is because it opens my mind to what the future may hold and also instills a new wonder for our past.

Here is the original question from last week.

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Learn more about  how to answer questions in Speaking Part 2 and how to manage your time effectively.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.8

Here’s a fantastic video exploring the mania that surrounds English teaching and learning. There’s no doubt that English is the official global language of the world now. But when did it become a phenomenon? And when did this phenomenon become a mania? Don’t just watch the video,get the most out of ted-ed – develop your listening skills, note down some useful vocabulary, and answer the questions along with the video.

 

The world’s English mania

Jay Walker talks about the ways in which learning the English language has become a feverish enterprise across the globe.

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of English as lingua franca? Share your ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.8

In the comments below, make notes on how you will structure your response.

 

Some people think that in the modern world we have become more dependent on each other, while others think that people are now more independent. 
Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

 

See here how to answer IELTS writing task 2 questions here. I’ll post a model answer soon.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.2 Model answer

Did you jot down any ideas and notes for the IELTS Speaking Part 2 sample question I posted last week? Here is a model answer.  I’m going to talk about an advertisement for the Chanel No.5, probably the most famous brand of perfume in the world. I’ve seen it on TV many times but the first time I saw it was at the cinema while waiting for a movie to begin. Continue reading