For today's free lesson we are going to look at some common question types in part 3 of the IELTS speaking test. We will analyse, in grammatical terms, what kind of response is required for each question type and this will help you to give more accurate answers thus improving your score for task achievement and grammatical range and accuracy.
|may, , could|
|it is forecast that…, , it is likely that…|
Describing changes over time
|the general trend has been that…|
Note: Present perfect simple and continuous for unfinished actions
Comparing and contrasting
|bigger than - comparative adjective + than|
|the biggest -|
|as big as -|
Giving reasons for a state or situation
|because, , as|
Note: Present simple for giving facts
Discussing benefits and drawbacks
|pros, , positives|
|negatives, , disadvantages|
Exercise 4 | Test your Knowledge
|Examiner:||How has the internet changed the way people communicate?|
|Candidate:||Well, that’s a good question. It is clear that the internet has had a major impact on the way we communicate. It has the way people maintain friendships as it is now much to stay in contact with people that we don’t see on a regular basis. I think there for people to have more friends than they did before the introduction of digital communication. Platforms such as Facebook and Instagram make it much simpler for us to stay up to date with people on the far side of the .|
|Examiner:||What are the advantages and disadvantages for students of using the internet to do research?|
|Candidate:||Firstly, I will start with the of using the internet for research purposes. There are many. A strong example is that it is a and efficient way to find out information. There are many sites which act as online encyclopedias allowing students to very discover general information about any given topic without needing to even leave the house. However, there is a major to these types of sites, namely, that they are open to the public to modify and the information cannot be trusted one hundred percent. Anyone with any kind of agenda can the information and so students must double check what they discover online in published and peer reviewed literature.|
|Examiner:||How is communication technology likely to change in the future?|
|Candidate:||there will be dire consequences of advances in digital communication technology. In particular, some people, famous scientists amongst them, that AI will be developed which will become sentient and try to destroy humanity, like in the terminator or matrix movies, this seems a bit far-fetched to me. I think we are to see digital technology really making the world a better place. I think it is highly likely that we will see everyone in the world connected and this be extremely democratic, as long as no corporations or nations monopolise control, as it allow everyone a voice and everyone will have equal access to information and the opportunities that this provides.|
Listen to the conversation below to check your answers. Copy the stressed sounds and rhythm of the candidate to improve your pronunciation.
Exercise 5 | Vocabulary
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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