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IELTS Speaking Sample Model 3

PART 1

Clothes
  • Where do you buy most of your clothes? [Why?]
  • How often do you buy new clothes for yourself? [Why?]
  • How do you decide which clothes to buy? [Why?]
  • Have the kinds of clothes you like changed in recent years? [Why?/ Why not?]

PART 2

Describe an interesting discussion you had about how you spend your money.

You should say:
  • Who you had the discussion with
  • Why you discussed this topic
  • What the result of the discussion was
  • and explain why this discussion was interesting for you.

PART 3

Money and young people
  • Why do some parents give their children money to spend each week?
  • Do you agree that schools should teach children how to manage money?
  • Do you think it is a good idea for students to earn money while studying?
Money and society
  • Do you think it is true that in today’s society money cannot buy happiness?
  • What disadvantages are there in a society where the gap between rich and poor is very large?
  • Do you think richer countries have a responsibility to help poorer countries?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test 4

 

SPEAKING

 

PART 1

 

Example

 

Art

 

  • Did you enjoy doing art lessons when you were a child? [Why?/Why not?]
  • Do you ever draw or paint pictures now? [Why?/Whynot?]
  • When was the last time you went to an art gallery or exhibition? [Why?]
  • What kind of pictures do you like having in your home? [Why?]

PART 2

 

Describe a time when you visited a friend or family member at their workplace.

 

You should say:

 

Who you visited

 

Where this person worked

 

Why you visited this person‘s workplace

 

And explain how you felt about visiting this person’s workplace.

 

PART 3

 

Discussion topics:

 

Different kinds of workplaces

 

Example questions:

 

What things make an office comfortable to work in?

 

Why do some people prefer to work outdoors?

 

Do you agree that the building people work in is more important than the colleagues they work with?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IELTS Speaking Sample Model 2

Model – 2

PART 1

Songs and singing
  • Did you enjoy singing when you were younger? [Why?/Why not]
  • How often do you sing now? [Why]
  • Do you have a favourite song you like listening to? [Why?/Why not?]
  • How important is singing in your culture? [Why?]

PART 2

Describe a film/movie actor from your country who is very popular.

You should say:
  • who this actor is
  • what kinds of films/movies he/she acts in
  • what you know about this actor’s life
  • and explain why this actor is so popular.

PART 3

Watching films/movies
  • What are the most popular types of films in your country?
  • What is the difference between watching a film in the cinema and watching a film at home?
  • Do you think cinemas will close in the future?
Theatre
  • How important is the theatre in your country’s history?
  • How strong a tradition is it today in your country to go to the theatre?
  • Do you think the theatre should be run as a business or as a public service?
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Improve your intonation – 2

Read this page aloud to improve your pronunciation and intonation.


Good morning everyone. Last week we were looking at the hunter-gatherers in Ireland, across the Irish Sea from England. Today, we’re going to move on to the period between four and six thousand years ago, known as the Neolithic period, which is total farming economy was introduced in Ireland.

Now, there are several hypotheses about the origins of the first Neolithic settlers in Ireland, but most of these contain problems. For instance, there are considerable archaeological difficulties about the theory that they came from England. The evidence doesn’t really add up. But there are even greater practical problems about the theory that they came directly from continental Europe. For one thing, it’s not clear just how sufficient numbers of men and women could have been transported to Ireland to establish a viable population. As you know, the hunter-gatherer economy which existed beforehand was based on small scattered groups. The farming economy would almost certainly have required much larger communities to do all the work needed to plant and tend sufficient crops to sustain them through the year.

The early farmers kept various animals, including cattle and sheep. There’s also evidence of pigs, but it is possible that these could have been descended from the native wild species. Now, we know from modern farming that if the level of breeding stock falls below about three hundred females, the future of the species locally is at risk. So we must assume that from the beginnings of Neolithic farming the number of breeding sheep would have considerably exceeded three hundred, and the national cattle herd must have been of a similar size. The question is how these were brought to the area and where they came from.

It’s usually suggested that the Neolithic settlers used skin-covered boats to transport livestock. But this method would have severely restricted the range of the colonizing fleets. The sheer volume of animal transport necessary means it’s unlikely that this livestock could have been brought from anywhere further than England.

What about crops? Well, two main cereal crops were introduced to Ireland during this time: wheat and barley, both in several varieties. The main evidence for their presence consists of impressions on pottery, where a cereal grain accidentally became embedded in the surface of a pot before it was fired. The grain itself was destroyed by the firing, but it left an impression on the pot which could be studied and identified by botanists.

Let’s turn our attention now to the farming technology available at that time. Before the cereal crops could be planted, it would have been necessary to clear the forest and to break the ground by ploughing. The stone blade of a plough has been discovered during excavation in County Mayo in western Ireland. The body of the plough would have been of wood and could have been drawn by people, but it’s also likely that cattle were used.

Now, the cultivation of crops and the husbandry of livestock brought about changes in people’s lifestyle such as the type of shelters they made. For one thing, instead of moving from place to place they needed permanent dwellings. The stone axes used to chop down tree to make these dwellings were far superior to any that the Stone Age hunter-gatherers used.

To make the axes, sources of suitable stone had to be found and systematically exploited. These so-called ‘axe factories’ were really quarries rather than factories, as the manufacture of the axes wasn’t regularly performed on the quarry site. However, after the axe had been chipped into shape, they needed water and sand for grinding and polishing, so a high mountainside wouldn’t have been an appropriate place for this. So this final stage of the manufacture must have been carried out close to water and sure enough, there’s ample evidence of this at coastal sites. 

New it’s clear that these Neolithic axes were transported all over Ireland, as well as to Scotland and the south of England. It’s not really surprising that axes from ‘axe factories’ in England have also been found in Ireland. At the very least, this indicates that there was a link between the two islands during that period.

One of the most useful innovations of the colonisers was pottery making, which was quite unknown to Irish hunter-gatherers. The pottery was probably made by shaping clay into a ball with the hand, and then hollowing it until the walls were the right thickness. After firing, the outside was often polished. This would have helped the pots to retain water, as they weren’t glazed. New we know that the clay used usually came from local sources, which suggests that manufacture was on a fairly small scale, even though thousands of fragments are usually found at Neolithic sites.

In the course of time decoration began to appear. At first this looked like a series of stitches and was just around the tops of the pots. This could have been an imitation of earlier vessels which were made of leather sewn onto wood. Then eventually pots with decoration all over…

Improve your intonation-1

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Well, most people think that lions only come from Africa. And you would be forgiven for thinking this, because in fact most lions do come from Africa. But this hasn’t always been the case. If we go back ten thousand years we would find that there were lions roaming vast sections of the globe. But now, unfortunately only very small sections of the lions’ former habitat remain.

My particular interest is Asiatic lions, which are a sub-species of African lions. It’s almost a hundred thousand years since Asiatic lions split off and developed as a sub-species. At one time the Asiatic lion was living as far west as Greece and they were found from there, in a band that spread it through various countries of the Middle East, all the way to India. In museums, you can now see Greek coins that have clear images of the Asiatic lion on them. Most of them are dated at around 500 B.C. However, Europe saw its last Asiatic lion roaming free two thousand years ago. Over the next nineteen hundred years the numbers of Asiatic lions in the other areas declined steadily, but it was only in the nineteenth century that they disappeared from everywhere but India.

So, how can you tell an Asiatic lion from an African lion, with which you’re probably more familiar? Well, in general, Asiatic lions are not as big as African lions. The colour is more or less the same, but the appearance of the mane is different – that’s the hair around the lion’s face and neck. The Asiatic lion’s mane is noticeably shorter than the African lion’s. Asiatic lions also have a long fold of skin on their undersides, whereas not many African lions have this.

Well, I’d like to talk to you now about the Gir Sanctuary in India. That’s where I’ve just come back from. The sanctuary was established specifically to protect the Asiatic lion. It’s 1,450 square Kilometers in area and most of it is forest. There are now around three hundred Asiatic lions in India and almost all of them are in this sanctuary.

But despite living in a sanctuary, which makes them safe from hunters, they still face a number of problems that threaten their survival. One of these is the ever-present danger of disease. This is what killed more than a third of Africa’s Serengeti lions in 1994, and people are fearful that something similar could happen in the Gir Sanctuary and kill off many of the Asiatic lions there.

India’s lions are particularly vulnerable because they have a limited gene pool. The reason for this is interesting – it’s because all of them are descended from a few dozen lions that were saved by a prince who took a particular interest in them. He was very wealthy, and he managed to protect them – otherwise they’d probably have died out completely.

When you see the Asiatic lion in India, what you sense is enormous vitality. They’re very impressive beasts and you would never guess that they had this vulnerability when you look at them. The Asiatic lions don’t have the Gir Sanctuary to themselves, I should add. They actually share it with about two thousand farmers. A significant proportion of the lions ‘diet is made up of the livestock of these farmers – goats, chickens and so on – as much as a third, in fact. And they’ve even been known to attack humans, especially in times of drought.

One final piece of interesting information – in ancient India one of the greatest tests of leadership for a man was to fight a lion. Now it seems, in modern India it will be a great test to see if the lion can be saved. I’m sure this is something that all of you will share concern for too.

IELTS speaking sample Model 1

PART 1

Health
  • Is it important to you to eat healthy food? [Why?/Why not]
  • If you catch a cold, what do you do to help you feel better?
  • Do you pay attention to public information about health? [Why?/ Why not]
  • What could you do to have a healthier lifestyle?

PART 2

Describe an occasion when you had to wait a long time for someone or something to arrive.

You should say:
  • who or what you were waiting for
  • how long you had to wait
  • why you had to wait long time
  • and explain how you felt about waiting a long time.

PART 3

Arriving early
  • In what kinds of situations should people always arrive early?
  • How important it is to arrive early in your country?
  • How can modern technology help people to arrive early
Being patient
  • What kinds of jobs require the most patience?
  • Is it always better to be patient in work (or studies)?
  • Do you agree or disagree that the older people are, the more patient they are?
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