Recent IELTS Part 2 Questions and Model / Band 7 Responses July 2017

LATEST PART 2 – PERSON / PEOPLE

One of the major themes in Part 2 is to describe a person/people. Here are the following up-to-date cue cards that corresponds to this theme:

  • Describe a thing that a wise person did/a person who gave a clever solution to a problem
  • Describe a helpful person in work or study
  • Describe a new friend you’ve made recently
  • Describe an interesting neighbor
  • Describe a family member who has had important influence on you
  • Describe a famous person that you are interested in
  • Describe a family member made you proud
  • Describe the politest person you know
  • Describe a person/something that made you laugh
  • Describe a person who you have met before and you want to know more about

Cue Card:

Describe the politest person you know

You should say:

Who this person is

When and where you know about him/her

How you know about him/her

And explain why you think he/she is a polite person
Answer:
To begin with, I would like to inform you that I have met several polite people in my life including my family and friends, but the person I really consider polite is my Uncle M. You know, he is father’s good friend since they were in the University and the head of China Mobile in Changsha branch. Due to their closeness, they usually play chess and drink tea during weekends so I get to see him frequently. As a matter of fact, my dad used to work with him for 11 years and told me that he has over 3000 people working under him so he has a huge reputation and responsibility. I want to point out that, despite of his high position, Uncle M is a wonderful kind leader to his colleagues and has made Changsha branch one of the most profitable branches all over China. I would also like to add that, he is very flexible in making decisions with a wonderful vision. In addition to that, he knows how to get through to people, whether it’s his colleagues or the market. Perhaps, I often hear Uncle M and my father discussing abut business ideas where I acquired a lot of information from it. I have learned that, business and life is all equal, we have to be flexible and know how to make others feel comfortable. No matter how successful Uncle M is, he is till fair in treating his workers and most people admire his humbleness. All in all, I could say that Uncle M is the person I look up to and a person I know who is not only a good leader but also a kind person.

 

Answer Overview:

Uncle M’s topic is suitable for the PERSON/PEOPLE theme. You can use the details provided above to describe your cue card, however, you must fit-in the right key points according to what’s given to you. For instance, you are given a topic to “Describe a family member who has had important influence on you”, you can replace some information above to suit your subject. You can pretend that Uncle M is your father’s brother instead of your father’s friend. Same goes with the other cue cards.

Recent IELTS June 2017 speaking questions and guides on how to answer them

The IELTS test is designed to push a candidate to the limits of their language and so learners will at some point struggle. It is useful to look at strategies to deal with this, such as paraphrasing and rephrasing, using the rubric to help answer in Part 2, and asking for time to think about answers – especially useful in part 3, where there can be some complex ideas and so forth. On this article, you will learn simple ways to respond appropriately.

Part 1

Question:  “What type of weather do you enjoy most?”

  1. Start with a long response
  • Hmm. It’s hard to say because I like all seasons but…
  1. Provide your answer
  • I would say summer would have to be my all-time favorite.
  1. Present your reason/example
  • You know, the summer is just great. There are so many things to do outside, you can be near the water, yes…if it’s too hot, it’s better to hang out at the beach. I really love the beach and watersports like surfing…
  1. Conclusion / Closing
  • so, yeah, if I had to choose one, it would be summer for sure.

Complete Answer:

  • Hmm. It’s hard to say because I like all seasons but, I would say summer would have to be my all-time favorite. You know, the summer is just great. There are so many things to do outside, you can be near the water, yes…if it’s too hot, it’s better to hang out at the beach. I really love the beach and watersports like surfing… so, yeah, if I had to choose one, it would be summer for sure.

 

Part 2

1.Use your 1 minute preparation time wisely and make notes of the points you’d like to make.

  1. The question will help you with the structure of your talk. The introduction can include the item itself and maybe a brief description. The main body of your talk could describe the situation when you acquired the object and go on to explain when you use it. You can then end with an explanation of why the object is so important.
  2. Try to avoid giving a very dry, unimaginative introduction such as ‘The object I’m going to describe is ….‘. Get your talk off to a memorable start with something on the lines of: ‘If I was about to lose everything and could only save one thing it would be my …‘, or ‘I’ve got several things that mean a lot to me but the one that really stands out is my …
  3. If you’re concerned about not having enough to talk about for 1 to 2 minutes or running out of time before you’ve finished, the answer is to practice as often as possible. Time yourself and ask a friend for feedback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 3

Question: How do you think it will change people’s buying habits in the future?

  1. Long response
  • Buying from the internet is becoming more and more popular.
  1. Reason and Example
  • For example, we’ve seen many book shops close down because people can buy online at cheaper prices from sites such as Amazon.
  1. Elaborate your point
  • It makes life much easier if products can be delivered direct to our door, especially with our busy modern lifestyles. I think this will only increase in the future as more people feel safe to buy online and online shops make it easier to purchase this way.
  1. Provide another point
  • Also, I think our lives are only going to become busier, as we are engaged on browsing the internet buying stuff here and there, so more people will choose to shop this way.

Complete Answer: 

  • Buying from the internet is becoming more and more popular. For example, we’ve seen many book shops close down because people can buy online at cheaper prices from sites such as Amazon. It makes life much easier if products can be delivered direct to our door, especially with our busy modern lifestyles. I think this will only increase in the future as more people feel safe to buy online and online shops make it easier to purchase this way. Also, I think our lives are only going to become busier, as we are engaged on browsing the internet buying stuff here and there, so more people will choose to shop this way.