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EAP Foundation: Speaking. DC IELTS speaking topics - Part 2 cue cards. This is a selection of sample cue cards for IELTS part 2 speaking.

DC IELTS speaking topics - Part 2 cue cards

To help you I have divided them into six IELTS speaking topics you need to be able to talk about. Please note how some questions ask you to use either the present, future or past tenses. peopleplacesobjectshabits and likes (or present tense questions)plans (or future aspect questions)experiences (or past tense/present perfect questions) How to get band score 7.0 speaking and above All these answers are easily band score 9.0 even though they do not contain much “clever” vocabulary. Structure your answer coherently (mostly follow the points on the cue card) remember to link your speaking (e.g. Use simple but effective spoken phrases (e.g.” some time ago now“) include interesting detail speak at a natural pace using natural spoken English You will find highlighted phrases in the answers to help you with this.

Understanding the cue card The cue card you will receive in the exam will contain a main topic 1 opinion question. DC IELTS: A list of vocabulary for hard questions in IELTS speaking. This lesson is a continuation of my earlier lesson on thinking time in IELTS speaking.

DC IELTS: A list of vocabulary for hard questions in IELTS speaking

The focus this time round is to give you help with the right sort of “pausing” vocabulary to use when you need a little time to think and so make your answer more fluent, especially when it’s a tough question. There is a vocabulary sheet to download with a practice suggestion – and this language does need practice if you want to get it right. Do you need this language? Do any of the following situations sound familiar to you? If so, this language may well help you. you don’t know what to say nextyou’ve forgotten the word in Englishyou just said something the wrong wayyou need time to think about the questionyou’re feeling tense and need to slow downyou know you’re talking nonsense Go from being nervous to more fluent When you’re nervous, use simple language you are familiar with The problem with all those situations are that they are likely to make you nervous and a key in the speaking is to feel relaxed.

IELTS Speaking. A teacher in China asked me to help with the following queries: 1) Can students ask the IELTS examiner to repeat a question?

IELTS Speaking

Yes. They can say something like: "Sorry, can you repeat that please? ". It won't affect your score if you do this. 2) Can students ask the examiner to clarify a question? BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 4 - Complaining. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 13 - Chat-up lines. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 19 - Saying sorry. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 20 - Expressions of surprise & disbelief.

BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 24 - Polite requests. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 25 - Disagreeing politely. BBC Learning English - Upper-intermediate Unit 7 - Answering negative questions. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 22 - Interjections. EngVid: Expressions. What makes a great speech? Transcript 00:00:00:00TED:Bill Clinton loves history, he loves American history.

What makes a great speech?

He's very well read in it. And he liked having unusual sources quoted in speeches. He didn't always read everything I put in there. That's true for any speechwriter. Words as weapons: speech-making and democracy. Transcript 00:00:00:00PAUL BARCLAY:I'd like to introduce our third guest now, Dr Julian Murphet from the Department of English at Sydney University.

Words as weapons: speech-making and democracy

Julian is a specialist in American literature and popular culture. Hi, Julian.00:00:09:22JULIAN MURPHET:It's a pleasure to be here.00:00:11:13PAUL BARCLAY:Julian, I know you've been in Australia for a long time, but, as your accent indicates, you were born in North America, so tell us just how important is rhetoric and public speechmaking to the American tradition.00:00:24:01JULIAN MURPHET:Well, I think as it was to the ancient republican tradition, public oratory, speechmaking, is absolutely vital to the American Republican tradition.

In fact, the founding fathers deliberately modelled themselves on the ancient Roman Republic. The art of persuasion, of reasonable debate, proving a point through argumentation in a public forum was critical to overturning European 'ancien regime' ideas of tradition and custom. Find your people - Meetup.

Giving opinions