IELTS candidates may find that the topic of gender and parental roles may appear quite often in either IELTS Speaking and more frequently, IELTS Writing Task 2. Here are some examples of tasks that may come up in essay writing: “Fatherhood ought to be emphasised as much as motherhood. The idea that women are solely responsible for […]Read more "Discussing mothers in IELTS Writing and Speaking"
From time to time, IELTS candidates may be asked to discuss the topic of animals in either IELTS Writing Task 2 or IELTS Speaking Part 3. Here are some examples that could come up in the writing test: Animals should not be used for the benefit of human beings, unless there is evidence that the animals […]Read more "Discussing animal conservation in the IELTS"
As recently as April this year, the topic of beauty came up in the IELTS Speaking test and candidates may want to take note of the kind of questions that may be asked in either Part 2: Describe a beautiful person you know. You should say: who this person is when you met this person […]Read more "Discussing beauty in IELTS Speaking"
The topic of technology might come up in certain test questions either in IELTS Writing Task 2 or IELTS Speaking Part 2 or 3. Here is an example of what you may be asked in an essay: Nowadays, the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology. In what ways has […]Read more "Discussing children and technology in IELTS Speaking Part 3"
The topic of reading may come up as interview questions in IELTS Speaking Part 1 such as: Do you enjoy reading? Do you normally read for work or for leisure? or a Part 2 topic, for example: Describe your favourite book or story when you were a child. or even a Part 3 discussion question, […]Read more "IELTS Listening Practice on Child Literacy"
A possible topic in the IELTS Speaking Part 3 may involve diet or health. The language in this video can be used to discuss addiction, the banning of substances, or even government control. The issue here is: Should tobacco be banned? If you know of countries (including yours) which have banned smoking in public places, […]Read more "Can you talk like this in IELTS Speaking Part 3?"
The theme of addiction may come up in the IELTS through a listening or reading text, or as an essay or interview question. The topic may not necessarily be about common addiction problems like drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, but it could be about addiction to technology, such as television or the computer. How prepared are […]Read more "Talking about phone addiction in the IELTS"
I have just uploaded a new lesson in the IELTS video series. This episode is on using collocations in IELTS Writing and Speaking as well as recognising them when you listen to an IELTS recording or read an IELTS text. I hope you will find it useful. Until next time!Read more "IELTS Video Series – Collocations"
Candidates may be asked topics related to physical appearance and cosmetic surgery in either IELTS Writing Task 2 or IELTS Speaking Part 3. So it may be worth considering doing some research and developing an opinion on this. In fact, the IELTS essay question below appeared around this time last year: People try to change […]Read more "Discussing cosmetic surgery in IELTS Writing and Speaking"
The role of men and women in society is another topic that may come up in either IELTS Writing or Speaking. For instance, in an IELTS Writing Task 2 question, you may be asked: Woman and men are commonly seen as having different strength and weaknesses. Is it right to exclude males or females from […]Read more "Discussing gender roles in IELTS Writing and Speaking"