IELTS Speaking Questions: Health
Jun02

IELTS Speaking Questions: Health

Health is an important topic in life and also in the IELTS Speaking Exam. Being able to talk about health can help you in many ways, including getting a higher band score. Try practicing your speaking skills with some of the sample IELTS questions below: Part 1 Do you have any unhealthy habits? In what ways do you try to stay healthy? Is it easy to keep fit where you live? What do you think is more important, eating healthily or doing...

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Phrasal Verbs for Talking About Childhood
May25

Phrasal Verbs for Talking About Childhood

In the IELTS Speaking Exam, there are many chances for you to talk about your childhood. In the Speaking Part 2, you may even be asked about someone else’s childhood. It is important to be able to use tenses correctly, but it’s also important to know some useful phrasal verbs for talking about childhood. Useful Phrasal Verbs for Childhood bring up Who brought you up? I was brought up by my grandparents. grow up Where did...

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Prepositions of Time
Apr29

Prepositions of Time

What’s wrong with these sentences? I like to read books in night. My cat sleeps on the morning. We had to study during yesterday Do you know the answer? The problem is that they all have incorrect prepositions of time. Here are the correct answers: I like to read books at night. My cat sleeps in the morning. We had to study yesterday Rules for Prepositions of Time At We can say “at night” or “at the...

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Lesson Plan: Ken Robinson’s TED Talk
Apr25

Lesson Plan: Ken Robinson’s TED Talk

I’m a huge fan of Ken Robinson’s TED Talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” It’s funny and interesting; a great way to inspire your students. At the beginning, he comments that everyone is interested in education. If you’re reading this, you’re probably a teacher, so that applies to you. It also applies to your students, too. The following is a lesson plan designed for a highly communicative...

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Describing People – Using Better Adjectives
Apr18

Describing People – Using Better Adjectives

There are lots of times during the IELTS Speaking Exam when you might have to describe a person. Of course, this is going to be most likely in Part Two, but you could also encounter it at other times. To adequately describe a person, you’ll need to use some appropriate personality adjectives. Don’t just say “she’s a nice lady” or “he’s a cool guy.” The examiner wants to hear more than...

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