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.

Recent IELTS writing exam questions July 2016

Hi everyone! please find below some recent IELTS writing exam questions. Feel free to practice them & do let us know if you have any questions! Have fun!

IELTS Writing Task 2

1. Many people regard films as a less important form of art than literature and painting. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

2. Studies have shown that children are spending more time watching television and less time doing active or creative activities. Explain why this is the case. Suggest possible measures that can encourage children to participate in active or creative activities.

3. The responsibility to prevent and reduce global environmental damage is for politicians rather than individuals. How far do you agree or disagree?

4. Some believe children should have activities organised for them during their free time, whereas others think children ought to plan their own free time. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Writing Task 1

1. A table giving information about the number of students in 6 departments (Maths, English History, Modern Languages, Chemistry and Physics) in an Australian University in 2009.

2. A line graph showing the difference in incomes between men and women from 1978 to 2008.

3. A table giving information about the weekly expenses of retired single people and couples in terms of housing transportation, clothing, food etc.

4. A line graph and table: a line graph about the min and max temperature over a year, and a table about the amount of rainfall (cm) and sunshine (h/day) in every month. Both relate to Glasgow.

Recent IELTS Speaking exam questions (January – February 2016)

Here are some recent IELTS Speaking exam questions (January – February 2016) we have gathered for you. Please do revise them and ask us any questions. 

Part 1 speaking:

  • Answer a set of questions on color, letters, handwriting and emails (i.e. which are more important etc)
  • Do you work or study?
  • Do you like your work?
  • Are you a morning person?
  • Do you study or Work?
  • Why you choose these subjects?
  • What will you do after completing education?
  • How has your work environment changed from past?
  • Have you ever made any handicraft?
  • Is it important for children to know handicrafts?
  • What handicrafts are famous in your country?
  • What new handicraft would you like to learn and why?
  • How do you usually communicate?
  • What do you prefer to message or send a card?
  • When did you get your 1st mobile and why?

Part 2 speaking: What would you like to do if you get a day off from your work or college. You should outline:

  • Where would you go
  • What would you do
  • Why are you thinking of doing this
  • Would you recommend this to your friends

Part 2 speaking: Describe something you forgot during a recent event. You should include:

  • what it was
  • where you forgot it
  • what you did when you realized you have forgotten it

 

Part 2 IELTS speaking exam question: Describe a day when bad weather affected your plans. You should include:

  • where were you going?
  • what were you going for?
  • what did you do instead during that time?

Part 3 IELTS speaking questions:

  • Questions around past work patterns, present scenario and future possibilities. Such as how to balance work and social life, reasons that are making people busier these days etc.
  • Do people have more choices with jobs in future?
  • are you good at decision making?
  • Do you like to write or type on computer?
  • Is good handwriting important to you?
  • Can you write if there is a need to?
  • In future, will people prefer to use computers for writing?
  • Why do you think people forget things?
  • What should they do to memorize things?
  • How can technology help people memorize things?
  • How is the weather in your country?
  • What do people in your country do in different weather?
  • How is the climate change affecting the world?
  • How is your country planning on overcoming this climate change?
  • Is the individual role important in climate change?

 

Recent IELTS writing exam questions

Task 1 writing question: You would like to invite your foreign friend to come and attend an event in your city. You should tell him what special things are going to happen and what you plan to do with him.

Task 2 writing question: Job interview is an important way to select a candidate for a job. What are other ways to select a candidate for a job apart from interview. Do you think job interview is the best way when hiring someone?

Task 2 writing questions: Some people think that it is teachers’ responsibility to teach children healthy lifestyle and healthy diet. Others argue that it is parents’ duty to provide the required knowledge and skills. Discuss both sides and give your opinion.