Saturday, February 24, 2007

More IELTS speaking topics..

Describe a personal possession that is valuable to you.
You should say:
What it is
How long you had owned it.
How you use it
And explain why it is so significant for you.

Sample notes on topic:
What it is - my gold wedding ring
How long you have owned it - since marriage two years ago
How you use it - ring finger on my left hand
and explain why it is so significant for you - symbolises continuing love and respect for each other.

IELTS Speaking Topics...


A city you would like to visit. Say what city it is.

Eg: Rome:
Why you would like to go there?

How long you would stay?
At least a month

Explain why it is such a special city for you.
Most historic and romantic city in Europe.

A book / movie that I have recently enjoyed.

What book / movie that it was
Why it was so good
How it differed to other books / movies of the same type.
Explain why it was such a special experience for you.


Part 2:

Describe a useful website you have visited.
You should say:

What the website was
how you found the address for this website
what the website contained
and explain why it was useful to you.

Part 3
Discussion topics:

Example questions:
What effect has the Internet had on the way people generally communicate with each other?

Why do you think the Internet is being used more and more for communication?
How reliable do you think information from the Internet? Why? What about the news on the Internet?

The Internet and shopping:
Example questions:
Why do you think some people use the Internet for shopping? Why doesn't everyone use it in this way?
What kinds of things are easy to buy and sell online? Can you give me some examples?
Do you think shopping on the Internet will be more or less popular in the future? Why?

Academic Writing Task 2

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

In many countries schools have severe problems with student behaviour.

What do you think are the causes of this?

What solutions can you suggest?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write 250 words.

Friday, February 23, 2007


Part 1: Possible Topics

Your Home:

Your family home and surroundings:
appearance, location, size etc..

Your home town: Physical appearance, notable features, population/size, historical background etc..

Your job / studies:
Job: Main responsibilities of job, things you like / dislike about it, how long you have been doing it etc..

Studies: Subjects studied, why you're studying, things you like / dislike about your course, how long you will study, what qualification you will gain etc..