The topics in speaking part 3 are academic. That means you need to organize your thoughts, give opinions and explain why you think that way. Although the questions are more theoretical and may seem difficult, the best answers will focus on a simple idea. Speaking part 3 is not a test of knowledge, and there are no right or wrong answers: it’s all about your ability to communicate the way you think.
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One of the most effective ways for advanced students to develop more than one IELTS skill at the same time is to practice part 3 speaking questions in order to develop their own ideas and views to answer essay questions.
Similarly, one of the key problems facing many students in Task 2 Essay writing is a lack of ideas and opinions with which to answer the question. There are some simple steps, however, that students can take to overcome this … Read more
The definition of culture is “a set of ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving“. It is a fairly common topic in the exam, especially in the speaking test and task 2 essays. Questions are often based on the impact of globalisation and technology on local traditions and cultures – so this is definitely an area worth studying.
Describe a foreign culture that you like.
You should say:
- what culture it is and why you know about it
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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
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