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Communication English IELTS IELTS Exam Tips Part 2 Part 3 Speaking Vocabulary

How to improve your confidence in speaking English

Around the world, non-native speakers now outnumber native speakers by three to one. In Asia, an estimated 350 million people speak English. English has become the language of globalization and of international business, so why is it so many students are reluctant to speak English in class? There could be many reasons, but frequently they lack confidence, do not want to make mistakes and sometimes cannot find the words to express the ideas the teacher wants them to. Here is Read more

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IELTS Part 2 Part 3 Speaking

IELTS Speaking Practice

For students who would like some extra practice, here is a long list of IELTS speaking questions, organised by topic. Link to PDF file

Family & Relationships

Part 1

  1. Tell me something about your family.
  2. What do you like doing most with your family?
  3. Who are you close to in your family?
  4. In what way is your family important to you?

Part 2

Describe a close friend.

You should say:

  • How long you have known this person
  • How you met
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Construction Foundation - Unit 2 IELTS Level 1 - Unit 2 Level 2 - Unit 1 Level 3 - Unit 3 Part 2 Part 3 Vocabulary

Buildings and Structures

Here is some vocabulary and P1-3 questions on the subject of buildings and structures. Places are very common questions in Part 1 and 2, so being prepared to describe some buildings would go a long way to help your vocabulary score 🙂

Vocabulary

Materials:
reinforced concrete; brick; steel and glass; stone; timber; a prefabricated building

Structures:
an apartment building; a sky scraper; a high-rise apartment building; a flat; a tower; a bungalow; a cabin a studio; a slum dwelling; a … Read more

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IELTS Level 1 - Unit 1 Part 2 Speaking Vocabulary

Topic-based Vocabulary – Relationships

Here are some part 1, 2 and 3 questions on the subject of relationships. It is important to use topic-based vocabulary to maximize your score in the speaking test, so below are some common expressions:

• to break up: to end a romantic relationship
• to drift apart: to become less close to someone
• to enjoy someone’s company: to like spending time with someone
• to fall for: to fall in love
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IELTS Part 2 Speaking

IELTS Speaking test sample video (Band 5)

Here is a good example of a Part 2 speaking test with Tina, a Vietnamese student. She received band score 5 – so it is useful to think of the mistakes made in terms of fluency, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.… Read more