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Ielts Speaking Test2


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Ielts Speaking Test2

  1. 1. IELTS Speaking Test Part Two
  2. 2. Part Two <ul><li>3~4 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>3~4 questions </li></ul><ul><li>short talk </li></ul><ul><li>personal topics </li></ul><ul><li>express feelings, like/dislike, comparing / contrast </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topics <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Object </li></ul><ul><li>Place </li></ul><ul><li>Habit </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination </li></ul>
  4. 4. Module Two <ul><li>I guess I should begin by something about Question1 , and I think I would have to choose Answer1 . </li></ul><ul><li>Going on to my next point which is Question2 , I really need to add that Answer2 . </li></ul><ul><li>And now with reference to Question3 , the point I want to make here is that Answer3 </li></ul><ul><li>And so finally then, if I have time, in answer to the question of Question4 , really I should mention that Answer4 </li></ul>
  5. 5. People 1: Friends and Friendship <ul><li>Describe one of your friends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When you met him / her </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>how you became friends </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what you and your friend do when getting together </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain how important this friend is to your life </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ideas
  7. 7. People 2: Personality <ul><li>Describe your personality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what kind of person you think you are </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what your family / friends think about your personality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>whether you think your personality is special </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain how your personality affects your life </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ideas <ul><li>On the whole, I think I'm popular with my family and friends in their eyes. I'm a delight person to be with. So I'd say they all like my personality. </li></ul><ul><li>I'm the one to brighten up a dull day with jokes and laughter. It seems that everybody enjoys my company. </li></ul><ul><li>Some may think I'm not very approachable, because I'm the quite type. I don't have many friends, but I do enjoy companionship. </li></ul>
  9. 9. People 3: Famous People <ul><li>Describe a famous person in your country </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what he / she does(did) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what made him / her famous </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what the recent news about him / her is </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain how people in you country feel about him / her. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ideas <ul><li>The first Chinese basketball player to have played in the NBA </li></ul><ul><li>has initiated the Chinese reform and opened the door to the outside world </li></ul><ul><li>admire him </li></ul><ul><li>mixed feelings because thought he is very successful in politics, he has made serious mistakes as a leader. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Object 1: Useful Things <ul><li>Describe a thing you find useful and use at home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what it is </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what it is used for </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>whether it is still in good condition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain how it helps your life </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ideas <ul><li>microwave oven, cooking rice, porridge, defrost </li></ul><ul><li>stick-it notepad, easy to leave a message and stick well </li></ul><ul><li>floppy disks / USB drive, saving mass documents </li></ul><ul><li>can cook tasty/delicious food and make life more pleasant </li></ul><ul><li>can be carried around / easy to store and reusable </li></ul><ul><li>facilitates to improve work/ study efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Although it's not as new as it used to be, it works/functions quite well. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Object 2: Giving and Receiving Gift <ul><li>Describe a present you have received </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what it was given to you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>who gave it you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what it is like </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain what you felt when you received it </li></ul>
  14. 14. Ideas <ul><li>given to me as a token of gratitude / encouragement / good wish for my help </li></ul><ul><li>from my wife / friends for our wedding / dating anniversary, we have been xxx for 12 years </li></ul><ul><li>thrilled/touched/surprise; It's just what I wanted. I really appreciate their kindness. </li></ul><ul><li>I thought I was dreaming; jump for joy ; moved to tears; couldn't believe my eyes </li></ul>
  15. 15. Object 3: Computer <ul><li>Describe how you use computer at work and home </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what computer you use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what you mainly use computer for </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>how well you can use computers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain your feeling about computer </li></ul>
  16. 16. Ideas <ul><li>absolutely necessary; become part of my daily life; feeling lost when without one </li></ul><ul><li>like it but worry because computers are replacing people on many jobs and therefore worsening the unemployment situation </li></ul><ul><li>hate it because I'm a computer illiterate and have great difficulty learning the skills </li></ul>
  17. 17. Place 1: Places <ul><li>Describe a place you have visited </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where it is </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>hoe you went there </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what you did there </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain whether you want to go there again </li></ul>
  18. 18. places in common <ul><li>General direction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>located at ...; to the south of </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Specific location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>near/close to ...; opposite </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It's used for ...; people go there for ... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>height </li></ul><ul><li>made of </li></ul><ul><li>shape; size; color; symbol </li></ul><ul><li>grammar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>used to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not as ... as </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>while might not be the tallest building... it's indeed the most interesting one </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Place 2: Supermarket <ul><li>Describe a supermarket where you often go shopping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where it is </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what you usually buy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>whether you are given discounts there </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain why you go shopping there </li></ul>
  20. 20. Ideas <ul><li>5 percent off with a discount / member cards </li></ul><ul><li>discount on some commodity/goods/items </li></ul><ul><li>no discount; but the shop always offers sales/special/lower price on some ... </li></ul><ul><li>don't know exactly for sure, don't care </li></ul><ul><li>offer best range of products in town </li></ul><ul><li>It's inexpensive and they don't compromise service </li></ul><ul><li>saves me a lot of time ; lower price ; hight quality;many choices </li></ul>
  21. 21. Place 3: Building and Architecture <ul><li>Describe a building you have seen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where it is </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what it looks like </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what it is used for </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain how you like the building in your city </li></ul>
  22. 22. Ideas <ul><li>40-storey skyscraper; landmark of the city </li></ul><ul><li>very impressive at first glance/sight </li></ul><ul><li>mixture of traditional and western style </li></ul><ul><li>a tasteless reproduction of post modern buildings </li></ul><ul><li>In architectural terms, there is not much to say about public buildings, they're mostly purely functional and ugly </li></ul><ul><li>there buildings consume far too much power and cause a lot of pollution; are not environmentally friendly </li></ul>
  23. 23. Habit 1: Routine Work/Study <ul><li>Describe one of your typical working days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>when it begins and ends </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what routine work is done </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>whether there are any rest periods during the day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain how you feel about a working day like this </li></ul>
  24. 24. Ideas <ul><li>have meeting three times a week; stay in front of computer </li></ul><ul><li>I don't mind routine work at all. It's a bit boring but I make up for it when I'm not working; going to a movie or a candlelight dinner with my wife </li></ul><ul><li>when you repeat the same thing over and over again, you'll go crazy in the end. that's how I feel about my work </li></ul><ul><li>Anyway. It's life. You have to sleep, play and work </li></ul>
  25. 25. Habit 2: Sports <ul><li>Describe a sports which you like/dislike </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>whether it's popular in your country </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>whether your country is strong in this sport </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what strength / skill is required to play it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain why you like / dislike it </li></ul>
  26. 26. Ideas <ul><li>national history; easy to play; interesting to watch; don't take much spaces; rules are simple </li></ul><ul><li>help to make friend; stay healthy / relax; have a sense of achievement </li></ul><ul><li>won many gold / silver / bronze medals at OG; often ranks first at the international matches </li></ul><ul><li>be strong / tall / fit to do the sports, the very basic thing </li></ul><ul><li>be a good runner / jumper / team player </li></ul><ul><li>benefit a lot if you're tough / responsive / cooperative / unselfish / a good thinker </li></ul>
  27. 27. Habit 3: Food <ul><li>Describe a kind of food you can buy from a store </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>who makes it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what is special about it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>how you like it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain what food you usually buy </li></ul>
  28. 28. Ideas <ul><li>beef, imported from Australia; yogurt, from a local organic farm </li></ul><ul><li>very much; often buy it ; eat it every day </li></ul><ul><li>nutritious, high / low calorie; good for health </li></ul><ul><li>the best food you can find; pay less and get more; good for home cooking or picnic / party </li></ul><ul><li>It taste good / sweet / sour / bitter /salty </li></ul><ul><li>fresh ; no chemical contamination, but very expensive </li></ul>
  29. 29. Experience 1: Newspaper and Media <ul><li>Describe a newspaper you have read </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where it is published </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>who usually buy it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what content it generally provides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain whether you like this newspaper </li></ul>
  30. 30. Ideas <ul><li>in Beijing by a local media group; people who are interested in social news and local events </li></ul><ul><li>in xxx. best selling tabloid, those interested in celebrities, gossips, girls, anything that's sensational </li></ul><ul><li>tell truth; objective / unbiassed; an independent position </li></ul><ul><li>pay attention to issues of common concerns </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. while other papers repeat the government words, ... keep an independent position and tell the truth to the public </li></ul>
  31. 31. Experience 3: Advertising <ul><li>Describe an advertisement you have seen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You should say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where you saw it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what it has advertised </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>what is special about it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And explain whether you have been influenced by it </li></ul>
  32. 32. Ideas <ul><li>poster in a shop; advertising chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>cigarette billboards in the road side </li></ul><ul><li>on back of a railway ticket; the idea is marvellous; it saves paper and can be seen by a lot of passengers </li></ul><ul><li>did a really good and honest job of telling me what the movie would be like </li></ul>
  33. 33. Summary <ul><li>3 clauses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>who, where, when, why, that, what... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 subjunctive mood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>wish, if xxx, would... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>using 1~3 V-ing form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>looking forward to; be used to; enjoy; finish... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>use various verb tense </li></ul><ul><ul><li>have been; was doing; had met... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>apply 3~5 proper sentence pattern </li></ul><ul><ul><li>take sb. some time to do ... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>spend some time to do ... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>so ... that ... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>too ... to ... </li></ul></ul>