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IELTS Level 1 - Unit 8 Level 2 - Unit 6 Speaking Vocabulary

Ideas and Opinions for IELTS – The Environment

The environment is a common topic in IELTS writing and speaking. Many students have some difficulty in developing opinions, ideas and arguments for these questions. Here are some ideas. At the end I have listed some part 1, 2 and 3 questions for speaking practice.

Global warming

  • Gases such as carbon dioxide trap heat from the sun
  • This causes global temperatures to rise
  • This process is known as the greenhouse effect
  • Human activity is a major factor in the rise
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Part 3 Speaking

The Environment – Part 3 speaking practice

The environment is a very common topic in the IELTS exam and often features  in the speaking test, in reading passages, and essay questions. Here are some part 3 speaking questions, together with band score 9 model answers.

  1. Tell me about some of the environmental problems that are affecting countries these days?
  2. Do you think that governments around the world are doing enough to tackle the problems?
  3. Why do some people not consider environmental problems to be serious?
  4. What do
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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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IELTS Level 1 - Unit 8 Level 2 - Unit 6 Vocabulary

Topic-based Vocabulary – The Environment

Here are some definitions for students to develop their vocabulary on the environment:

• air quality: the cleanliness of the air we breathe
• to become extinct: to no longer exist
• to be under threat: to be in danger of becoming extinct
• biodiversity: the variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat, a high level of which is usually considered to be important and desirable.
• carbon dioxide: the burning of fossil … Read more