Category Archives: Topic: Personal development

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.28

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Questions such as these – about people you admire, or your closest friends, favorite teacher – are quite popular because they tap into your personal experiences and allow students to use a range of grammar and vocabulary.

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

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.25

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. This one again taps into your memory. While answering questions like this, think about the first event that comes to your mind and make notes about it quickly on paper given to you by the examiner. I

n the interest of time, it’s important to make as many notes as possible about an interesting lesson rather than wasting time searching your memory for the most interesting lesson. In all probability, the first memory that pops into your head will either be the most interesting or the most recent – both of which will do. Remember, the examiner is not interested in how interesting the lesson is, but how well you can describe it and what vocabulary you can use to successfully answer each part of the question. 

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

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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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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.14

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Questions about your daily routine and leisure activities are quite 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 – Q.13

Here’s some sample IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions on the topic of change.

 

Lets talk about changes.


1. Do you think that people in your country like to change? for example changing their job?Why?
2.Why people are willing to change?
3.What is the advantages of changing something? Why?
4.Is it important changing for people?
5. What is the reason of changing?

 

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 Listening – Ted Ed No.7

Another great video from our friends at Ted Ed. This one deals with a common topic that comes up in IETLS Writing Task 2 and IELTS Speaking Part 3 – work and employment. 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.

 

What makes us feel good at work?

Dan Ariely explains the driving force behind those who truly enjoy work. And the answer is not money.

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of giving gendered toys (pink kitchen sets to girls, blue cars to boys) to children? Share your ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.7

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

 

Some people believe that studying at university or college is the best route to a successful career, while others believe that it is better to get a job straight after school. Do the benefits of gaining work experience at a young age outweigh the drawbacks?

 

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

IELTS Writing Task 2 – Q.6

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

 

As most people spend a major part of their adult life at work, job satisfaction is an important element of individual well-being. What factors contribute to job satisfaction? How realistic is the expectation of job satisfaction for all workers?

 

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

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.4

Here’s another good video to practice listening skills and learn some excellent vocabulary for a popular IELTS topic. 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.

What adults can learn from kids?

Child prodigy Adora Svitak talks about the things adults forget – creativity, curiosity, and optimism.

 

What do you think adults should learn from children? Share your ideas in the comments below.

IELTS Listening – Ted Ed No.3

Here’s a great video I came across the other day. It explores questions of gender, socialization and equality – all three are popular topics in IELTS exams. 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.

Some study that I used to know

This video articulates the frustrations of both students and teachers and examines the shallowness of education dished out in high school.

If you enjoyed the tune, listen to Gotye’s original song on YouTube. What would you change about high school? Share your ideas in the comments below.