Category Archives: Topic: Memory & Childhood

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.31

One more IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. This one seems to be a little more difficult at first glance because of the keywords used – event, change, life, good way – but if you think about it, this is just another in a series of questions about events. 

Some of the events you can use to answer such questions are – graduation (from high school or university), admission (university), getting a good job, getting married, having a baby, moving to a new city or country etc.

 

Describe an event that changed your life in a good way. You should say:
          What is that event?
          When did it happen?
          How this event changed your life?
and do you think that it changed your life in a good way?

 

Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

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

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.30

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

Describe a place you have visited.

Describe a historic place.

Describe a holiday.

Describe somewhere you have lived or would like to live.

You should say

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

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.29

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Questions about cities and places – your favorite place, a historic place, places you have visited or would like to visit are another common type of question in this exam. 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.26

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question on the theme of childhood and memory. As I’ve said previously, such questions are quite common in this section of the exam and it’s worth your time jotting down rough notes and thinking of good vocabulary you can use in your answer. 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.22

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question on the theme of possessions. This is a very common type of IELTS Speaking Part 2 question, so I recommend you should formulate a draft answer for a few important things you own and practise them. 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.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 Vocabulary: Toys and gender

We discussed this IELTS Speaking Part 3 question in class today. Most students responded well to the question – perhaps they found it easy – and had something to say about the topic. They could also relate the question easily to their own childhood and that of their children.

In fact, many great thinkers have raised and discussed the same question for years now. Roland Barthes, a great French philosopher, wrote an essay on ‘Toys’ which linked toys and gender for the first time.

I thought it was interesting that nearly all the students in my class said it was ‘natural’ for boys to be attracted to boys’ toys and girls to be attracted to girls’ toys. So before I show you a (very short) summary of the essay, think about the following questions: Continue reading

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.8 Model answer

Last week’s Speaking Part 2 question was quite similar to the one I posted a couple of weeks ago. Both questions require you to describe your actions that helped someone. With slight modification, this model answer can be used for both questions.

Here’s last week’s sample question again:

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Jot down some brief notes for this cue card in the comments section below. Find out how to answer questions in Speaking Part 2 and how to manage your time effectively.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.6 Model answer

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

I’m going to talk about the time I helped a friend who was locked out of her house.

She was a student, just like me, at King’s University, and both of us lived in different houses on the same street as paying guests.

It was late at night, so it wasn’t like she could call a locksmith. Her landlord wasn’t answering the phone so there wasn’t much she could do. She called me and I invited her to stay the night.

Even though I didn’t know her very well at the time, I felt like I had to let her stay at my place because who knows, I might very well be in the same situation someday and need a roof over my head.

Here’s the original question from last week:

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What band 7+ vocabulary did you find in the model answer above? Read more about how to answer questions in Speaking Part 2 and how to manage your time effectively.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.5 Model answer

Hello all, I’m feeling particularly peppy today and hopefully, my model answer will reflect my mood. This one is for the question I posted last week. Here goes:

I’m going to talk about my birthday a couple of months ago.

Actually, my friends threw me a surprise birthday party at a farmhouse a couple of days after my birthday, so it was a real surprise because I thought they weren’t going to do anything. Continue reading

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.4 Model answer

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

I’m going to talk about a small GI Joe toy soldier when I was little.

I can’t remember exactly when I got it. It must have been sometime before my seventh birthday because I was remember playing with it at my birthday party. Continue reading