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Samples of Speaking Test 1 Questions

Dreams

I’d now like to discuss your night time dreams with you.

  1. Do you dream much at night?
  2. Do you often remember your dreams?
  3. Do you think we can learn anything from dreams? (Why)?
  4. Do people in your country talk about their dreams? (Why)?
  5. Do you think that dreams can come true?

Magazines and Newspapers

Okay, let’s move to a different topic and discuss magazines and newspapers.

  1. Which do you prefer reading, newspapers or magazines? (Why)?
  2. What type of stories do you like to read about? (Why)?
  3. Do you think reading a magazine or a newspaper can help you learn a language? (Why)?
  4. Why do you think some people prefer magazines to newspapers?

Humour

Let’s change the topic and talk about comedy and humour.

  1. What type of programmes do you find funny on TV?
  2. Which types of programmes are most popular in your country? (Why)?
  3. What kind of things make you laugh? (Why)?
  4. Do you like to make people laugh? (How)?
  5. Do you think it is important to have a sense of humour? (Why)?

IELTS Practice: Test 2 and Test 3 from Last Lesson

Give me a 1 -2 minute speech telling me about your home town

 Your tutor will record it and also make notes and give you immediate feedback and tips for improving

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Writing Tasks

Task 1

Click on the link to the IELTS website and prepare Task 1. Try to complete it in the time allowed and send it to me to be corrected before the lesson

http://www.ielts.org/PDF/120430_academic_writing_task_1A.pdf

Task 2

Click on the link to the IELTS website and prepare Task 2. Try to complete it in the time allowed and send it to me to be corrected before the lesson

http://www.ielts.org/PDF/120430_academic_writing_task_2A.pdf

 

Plenary

What have you learnt this lesson?

What do you need to improve on before the next?

What do you think would be useful to do next lesson for you to progress further?

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