In part 1 of the IELTS speaking test you must answer questions about yourself.
We will first look at some questions and example answers, then identify the useful linking words that join the ideas in each answer.
Read the following questions. How would you answer them?
|1.||Find one linking word in answer B):|
|2.||Find four linking words in answer C):|
|3.||Find one linking word in answer D):|
|4.||Find two linking words in answer E):|
|5.||Find one linking word in answer F):|
|6.||Find one linking word in answer G):|
|7.||Find three linking words in answer H):|
|8.||Find one linking word in answer I):|
Complete the conversation between the examiner and the candidate with the linking words from the box.
|1.||Are you good at drawing?|
|2.||Well, I really enjoy painting I’m not really any good at drawing.|
|3.||Did you learn about art at school?|
|4.||Art at school? Not really. we had art classes, we weren’t really very focused and the teachers weren’t interested in us we just messed around most of the time.|
|5.||Would you like to learn more about art?|
|6.||I would like to learn more about how to create art improve my painting skills. I’m not really interested in the history of art for when the artists were crazy or unusual, like Van Gogh, for example. From what I understand, he had an interesting life I would like to know more about him.|
|7.||Should young people study art at school?|
|8.||I went to a school wasn’t very good at teaching art and so I didn’t really gain anything from it. I do think it is important that art is part of the curriculum though, it can help students see the world in a different way and it is important that students learn more than just facts and figures at school. If a love of art and creativity is nurtured at school, it could last throughout the person’s life.|
‘I do think it is important that art is part of the curriculum’.
‘Do’ is used to make the statement more emphatic (stronger). This technique should not be used too often but if you have a strong opinion then it is correct to use an emphatic ‘do’ to explain it. Give it a try!
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About The IELTS Test
Academic Writing Task 1
Academic Writing Task 2
Cause And Effect
Coherence And Cohesion
Complete The Notes
Complete The Table
Frequently Asked Questions
General Training Reading
General Writing Task 1
General Writing Task 2
Listening Section 1
Listening Section 2
Listening Section 3
Listening Section 4
Problem Solution Essay
Speaking Part 1
Speaking Part 2
Speaking Part 3
True / False / Not Given