گروه آموزش زبان و آیلتس دکتر آرین کریمی

گروه آموزش زبان و آیلتس دکتر آرین کریمی

گروه آموزش آیلتس و تافل استاد آرین کریمی

تدریس خصوصی آیلتس - منابع آیلتس محتمل در ایران برگزار شده در ویتنام

 

IELTS Speaking Questions people askd in Vietnam –on December 2018

 

IELTS Speaking Interview

 

– What is your full name?

– Can I see your ID?

– Where are you from?

– Do you work or study?

– What do you do?

– Do you wear sunglasses?

– Do you buy sunglasses online?

– Do you like music?

– What type of music don’t you like?

 

IELTS Cue Card Topic

 

Describe a beautiful city in your country. Please say

 

– What city and where is it?

– Why is it beautiful in your opinion?

– Why do you like it?

 

IELTS Discussion Questions

 

– Should the government look after historical buildings?

– Why do you think tourists like to visit historical places?

– Do modern cities look the same?

– What problems do governments face while maintaining historical places?

– What are the negative aspects of big and congested cities?

– Do you think that architectural design of a city is important?

خانه آیلتس آرین مرکز تخصصی آیلتس و تافل شهرک غرب و سعادت آباد برگزار میکند :
 
 
ثبت نام دوره خصوصی و فشرده آیلتس و تافل دکتر آرین کریمی
 
 
کلاس زبان شهرک غرب کلاس آیلتس و تافل دکتر آرین کریمی 
 
دوره فشرده آیلتس 2 و 3 ماهه هر روز - 3 روز در هفته
 
 
دوره فشرده تافل 2 و 3 ماهه هر روز - 3 روز در هفته
 
 
دوره مکالمه خصوصی فوق فشرده هر روز یک ساعت حضوری در شهرک غرب
 
( آنلاین از طریق واتس آپ بصورت ویدئو کنفرانس همراه با صوت و تصویربا مبایل )
 
 
دوره تک مهارت افزایش نمره Writing در آزمون آیلتس تا نمره 8 و تافل تا نمره 28
 
 
دوره تک مهارت افزایش نمره Reading در آیلتس تا نمره 9 و تافل تا نمره 30
 
 
دوره تک مهارت افزایش نمره Speaking در آیلتس و تافل
 
 
دوره ویژه تک مهارت آیلتس ویژه افزایش نمره Listening آیلتس تا نمره 8

IELTS Speaking Actual Tests+ Suggested Answers (May – August 2018)

 

 

Preface

 

Most candidates like to read model answers as a very powerful way to get the best possible Band score when they are preparing for the IELTS speaking module. This ebook provides model answers for IELTS Speaking Actual Tests that appears in the IELTS speaking module. Even if your English is not perfect, you can transform your IELTS Band score by using this book.


The model answers are intended as a guide and candidates should modify the answers to suit their own circumstances and add to them wherever appropriate. In other words, candidates should consider using the vocabulary and grammatical structures in this book to help them to create their own answers.

 

Don’t just trust to luck in your IELTS exam – the key is practice!


IELTS Material

http://www.arian-ielts.com/new-ielts-sample-tests-2.html

 

TABLE of CONTENT

PART I

 

1. Name 5
2. Dictionary 6
3. Sleeping 7
4. Transportation 8
5. Magazines 10
6. Phone Apps 11
7. Outdoor Activities 12
8. Physical Exercises 13
9. Music & Pop stars 13
10. Flats/Houses/Accommodation 14
11. Staying at home 18
12. Computer and the Internet 19
13. Swimming 20
14. Advertisements 21
15. Time Management & Punctuality 22
16. Meals 23
17. Parks/ Public Gardens 24
18. School 24
19. Work/Study 25
20. Travel 28
21. Boats 29
22. Rain 30
23. Emails/ Letters 31
24. Daily Routine 33
25. Teenagers and Friends 37
26. Sunny days 41
27. Music 43
28. Gifts 46
29. Family Activities 48
30. Animals/Birds 50
Animals 50

 


PART II & III 53

 

1. Describe a vacation you had in a faraway place 53
2. Describe your favorite TV Series 56
3. Describe a piece of technology you like using (not computer) 61
4. Describe a skill which is important but not learned in school or at work 64
5. Describe a city or country you want to live/work in the future 66
6. Describe the ideal home, flat or house that you would like to live in 69
7. Describe an important occasion when you were late 74
8. Describe a place you know where people go to listen to music such as theatre or a music hall 76
9. Describe a holiday/trip you want to go on in the future 81
10. Describe a thing you like to do with an elderly person (in your family) 86
11. Describe a successful businessman you know/admire 88
12. Describe an important letter you’ve received 92
13. Describe a park or garden you visit and like/ Describe a leisure facility you liked/would want to have in your city / Describe a public park you went to in the past 95
14. Describe a happy event from your childhood that you remember well 102
15. Describe a product you bought and felt happy 104
16. Describe a leisure activity near or on the sea 108
17. Describe a positive change in your life 110
18. Describe a time when you moved to a new house or a new school 112
19. Describe a piece of furniture in your home 114
20. Describe a rule you agree or disagree with 116
21. Describe an important plant in your country 119
22. Describe a website you like to visit 121
23. Describe a city that you have visited 126
24. Describe a piece of good news that you received from someone 128
25. Describe a book that you would like to read again 129
26. Describe a helpful person in work or study 135
27. Describe a crowded place you visited 137
28. Describe an occasion where everybody smiled/laughed 138
29. Describe something you do to keep healthy/ Describe something healthy you enjoy doing 140
30. Describe something that you are proud of 144
31. Describe a foreigner you know well/ Describe an interesting person who comes from another country 146
32. Describe an experience you taught somebody something 148
33. Describe an interesting place that few people know/ Describe an interesting place that few tourists get there 151
34. Describe someone who is a good parent/ Describe a good parent you know ..157
35. Describe an advertisement you recently saw or heard/ Describe something you bought because you saw or heard an advertisement/ Describe an advertisement that made you want to buy the product 162
36. Describe a good decision made recently by you or someone you know 165
37. Describe a time you were glad that you had your mobile phone/ Describe a pleasant experience with your mobile phone/ Describe a time you bring a cell phone to make you happy 167
38. Describe an interesting talk or speech you heard recently 171
39. Describe a big company you are interested in 177
40. Describe a kind of weather you like 180
41. Describe a situation when you had to be polite 185
42. Describe a piece of advice on your work 192
43. Describe a family member who you are proud of/ Describe an influential family member 193
44. Describe a favorite sports you watched/ a sport you like to watch 196
45. Describe a special day out when you went out but didn’t spend much money 198
46. Describe an intelligent person you know/ Describe a knowledgeable person/ Describe a person who knows a lot 200
47. Describe a time when you receive congratulations from others/ Describe a time when someone praised you/Describe an occasion when people gave you a positive feedback 202
48. Describe an interesting place that few people know/ few tourists get there 204
49. Describe a toy that you received when you were a child 207
50. Describe an unusual/ an unforgettable meal 209



PART I

 

1. Name


1.1. Who gave you your name ? / What’s the origin of your name?
My name is named after a famous figure who my parents really admire and they really hope that I can turn out to be exactly like her in the future. So yeah, I guess both of them agreed upon the name.

1.2. Do you think your name is special?
Actually, the name [......] is fairly common in my country. You would be pretty surprised at how many girls here are named [....]. But, in a sense, this name is special to me because my parents gave it to me and it will stay with me for my whole life.

1.3. Do you like your name?
Definitely yes! It's a simple, yet meaningful name to me. Say if you ask me whether I would like to change my name into another one, my answer would be a big no.

1.4. What do your friends call you?
It really depends. Most of my close friends prefer to call me by my nickname, "Pup". Meanwhile, others just use my first name.

1.5. Did your family have a certain (nick) name that they called you when you were a child?
When I was born, I had been crying for more than 2 hours. Therefore, my parents decided to call me Crocodile, which turned out to be my nickname afterwards. It is such a funny name which still makes me embarrassed when my parents call my nickname in front of my friends.

 


2. Dictionary

2.1. Do you use dictionary?
I’ve got to say yes. As a learner of English as a second language, a dictionary is something that you can’t live without. It’s a must-have item if people want to enhance their English proficiency.

2.2. Which kind of dictionaries do you prefer to use?
Personally speaking, I make use of both monolingual and bilingual dictionaries. Oxford dictionary is often my first choice as it tops others in its provision of a wealth of entries with accuracy. However, when I can’t get the hang of a word’s meaning, I’d go for an English - [your language] dictionary since everything would clear up if I grasp the meaning in my mother tongue.

2.3. Do you think the dictionary is useful?
I can’t agree with you more. A dictionary is part and parcel of language acquisition process. With a dictionary, either in paper or online forms, it’s possible to look up words that you’re unfamiliar instantly, and there’re loads of examples which are written in different contexts so that users can apply what they’ve learnt appropriately.
2.4. If someone gave you a dictionary as a gift, how would you feel? I’m a real sucker for paper dictionary, so if someone gave me one, I would feel elated as it means a lot to me. Although e-dictionary is being the in-thing today, I can’t resist the feeling of folding a paper dictionary and look up the words I don’t know.
2.5. Do you think it would be interesting to be a part of a team that is writing a dictionary?
Composing is not my strong forte, and it seems a big responsibility when you are doing a big task like that. Instead of feeling thrilled to bits, I would feel scared out of my mind as I might give the wrong definitions.


3. Sleeping
3.1. When do you usually get up?
Well, I have to say that I kinda an early bird. I often call it a day early in the evening despite the redundant amount of workload and I would get into full gear and get stuff done the next day.
3.2. How long do you think it’s healthy to sleep?
It kind of depends on which age you are. For elderly people, approximately 4-5 hours will suffice as they don’t have to exert too much physically during the day. For younger people, 8 hours of sleep would recharge their batteries for the next working day.
3.3. How many hours do you spend on sleeping every day?
Usually I sleep for seven to eight hours every day in order to let my body relax. But if I have to learn for a big exam or prepare for some imperative tasks on the following day, I will burn the midnight oil.
3.4. Is it necessary to take a nap every day?
Yes, I believe having a short siesta after lunch, maybe for about half an hour, would be beneficial to our bodies to concentrate fully on learning and working in the afternoon. For example, when I suffer from inadequate sleep, I may feel too dizzy and exhausted to do anything but after taking a short nap, I feel much more refreshed and full of energy.
3.5. What time do you usually go to bed?
Well, I usually go to bed at around 1 .pm every night after I have done all of my homework. I set a regular bedtime and try my best to stick to it so as to feel most refreshed when getting up as well as avoid sleep disorders such as insomnia.
3.6. Do you always have a good sleep?
No, not really. I can’t fall asleep when there is too much noise surrounding me from barking dogs, disturbing neighbors and city traffic and it makes me toss and turn all night. So sometimes I envy with those who can sleep well in whatever place.

4. Transportation
4.1. What’s the most popular means of transportation in your hometown?
Without any doubt I would say motorbikes. Almost everyone travels by motorbike. The reason why motorbike is so popular I think is due to their reasonable price and convenience. They also extremely varied in terms of size, color and quality, thus a wide variety of choices is available for everyone.
Vocabulary
Without any doubt/There is no doubt that (expression) a phrase expressing certainty or agreement; yes
A wide variety of (collocation) a number or range of things of the same general class that is distinct in character or quality.
4.2. How often do you take buses?
Almost every day. Since my house is so far away from my university, it’s impossible for me to travel by motorbike. In addition, the air is heavily polluted by exhaust fumes and traffic jams always take place, especially during peak hours. Thus, I’d prefer to take the bus, to save time, save gasoline and causing less pollution.
Vocabulary
Exhaust fumes (n) waste gasses or air expelled from an engine, turbine, or another machine in the course of its operation.
Traffic jam (n) a line or lines of stationary or very slow-moving traffic, caused by roadworks, an accident, or heavy congestion.
Peak hours/Rush hours (n) the busiest hours
4.3. Can you compare the advantages of planes and trains?
Planes and trains regularly depart and arrive on time. Plus, there are many convenient facilities catering particularly to certain groups of passengers.

However, traveling by plane is clearly time-saving and enjoyable in terms of on- board services like meals or comfortable seats, while traveling by train offers you a chance to see the world outside, admire the views from their seats. It’s totally a great experience for most train-travelers.
Vocabulary
On-board services (n) provided on or within a vehicle
Cater (v) provide with what is needed or required
4.4. Is driving to work popular in your country?
Although cars themselves and gasoline are expensive, a lot of people prefer driving, possibly because driving is more comfortable in such weather, with such polluted and noisy surroundings.
4.5. Do you think people will drive more in the future?
If you’re talking about India, no, I don’t think it’s possible, even in the future. Cars and gasoline are becoming unaffordable for many people these days. Plus, the transport infrastructure in various regions in India is not appropriate for cars.
Vocabulary
Transport infrastructure (n) the framework that supports our transport system
4.6. Would you ride bikes to work in the future?
Definitely not. Riding a bike means you’re exposing yourself to the unpredictable weather and to air pollution. What is worse, I’m afraid the main streets or the highway are too dangerous for cyclists, as cars, motorbikes and buses will travel at a very high speed. Thus I’d rather ride a motorbike or take the bus instead.
Vocabulary
Unpredictable weather (n) to not able to be predicted; changeable
4.7. What will become the most popular means of transport in your country?

I think buses will take the lead. You can travel the distance without much worries about ticket price or rainy weather outside. Also new buses now offer better services like comfortable seats for the elderly or good air conditioning systems.
Vocabulary
To take the lead (v) to start winning a race or competition
4.10. Do you prefer public transport or private transport ?
I think I’d prefer public transport. It’s much more inexpensive and because it can contain a large number of people, it helps ease the intensity of traffic jams during peak hours and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions caused by vehicles. Private transportation is more costly in terms of fees, taxes and gasoline.
Vocabulary
Intensity (n) of extreme force, degree, or strength
Greenhouse gas emissions (np) the emission into the earth's atmosphere of any of various gases, especially carbon dioxide, that contribute to the greenhouse effect

5. Magazines
5.1. What magazines are popular now?
Magazines on entertainment sell well, for many people are keen on reading reports about the pop singers and film stars. In addition, I figure out that magazines about dressing and makeup are popular, because more and more people beginning to pay attention to their appearance, and reading magazines is a convenient way to learn something on this.
Vocabulary
For (conjunction) because
Figure out (phrase) to be able to understand something
5.2. What are the differences between men and women in reading magazines?

Men and women are usually interested in different things. For most women, fashion is the most important thing, so they like reading fashion magazines. For the vast majority of men, magazines about automobiles, electronic products, and sports are very attractive.
Vocabulary
Vast majority (phrase) almost all or something like 90% or more
5.3. Do people in the countryside generally read the same kinds of magazines as people in the cities?
I don’t know this well, but I think probably they read similar magazines. But maybe city people pay more attention to fashion, so they will tend to read more fashion magazines and people in the countryside read more magazines about farming and gardening because they have enough land for them to do these.
Vocabulary
Pay attention to (phrase) focus on something


6. Phone Apps
6.1. What kinds of apps do you often use?
I gravitate towards online apps and I have downloaded a bunch of apps from Google Play Store. Out of the many ones, the one that I often make use of very now and then is the Oxford Dictionary that I purchased years ago. On top of that, recently I have been playing the guitar, so I have also installed the app E- chord on my phone for chord reference.
6.2. What mobile app do you want to have?
Currently, I’m longing for the Collins Thesaurus Dictionary, but it costs an arm and a leg so for the time being I’m unable to make a purchase. I’m setting aside some money to make my little dream come true.
6.3. Do you want to make your own app?
I haven’t thought of this, really. If I were to make an app, it should be educational. The likelihood is that I might create some apps that teach people

how to play the guitar step by step, and at the same time make a killing from that, too.


7. Outdoor Activities
7.1. How often do you go outside every week?
It’s not a certain thing though. When I am free of worries about test or homework, I could go outside a lot, such as going shopping or hanging out with my friends. But when I am busy with my studying or test preparation, I could stay at school for weeks.
7.2. Do you spend enough time doing outdoor activities?
I should not say enough. You know, I’m a senior in college, so I have my papers to write, I have the IELTS exam to prepare for, and I love to stay with my classmates for the already-limited time on the campus. So I do not have many chances to take part in outdoor activities this term.
7.3. What’s the amount of exercise that modern people do?
A lot of people care about their physical health and would go to fitness centers or do outdoor activities regularly. However, a lot of others also tend to stay at home more and might be too lazy to work out regularly. It’s really bad for their health.
7.4. What kind of outdoor activity do you often do?
I usually go hiking and play badminton in the park during my spare time. I think hiking is good for my health and can help me get close to the nature. Playing badminton is good for me to stretch my arms after a whole day’s work or study.
7.5. What’re the advantages of outdoor activities?
Outdoor activities are good for children. They could help children develop their physical potential and can also teach children teamwork skills through some group activities. Nowadays, children usually need to study a lot. If they can get outside to breathe some fresh air, I believe they can work more effectively.

8. Physical Exercises
8.1. Do you often do exercises?
I’m sort of a sporty guy/girl and work out at the gym day in, day out to keep myself in the pink. Compared with others at my age, I must admit that I’m as fit as a fiddle.
8.2. What kinds of exercises do you do?
As a rule, I work out at the gym on a regular basis. I lift weights, run on the treadmill or do some push-ups and press-ups. These exercises are quite exhausting but it is really good to build muscle and burn fat.
8.3. In the future, do you want to try some new ways of exercises? I’d prefer to take up jogging in the morning; it’s quite a recommended way to work out in the morning. However, for the time being, because of my workload and laziness, waking up early is out of the question.

9. Music & Pop stars
9.1 Who is your favorite singer?
My idol singer would have to be Adele. Her voice is so pouching and melodious that I can’t stand listening to her tracks when I manage some free time. In fact, she is a widely acclaimed pop singer in the world.
9.2. Do you want to see her concert?
For certain, I have been to many of her concerts, and I’d have to say that her performances were superb. Although a ticket price was a bit unaffordable for me, I made it to her concert eventually.
9.3. What's your attitude towards pop singer?
They are celebrities and bring great entertainment to our lives. Their songs help lift up our spirits or recharge our energies when we’re stressed out in our work or studies. So I’d have to say that without pop singers, lives would be monotonous and stressful, indeed.

9.4. Do you like concert or listen to album?
I would rather go to a concert rather than listen a list of recorded songs. The reason behind this is that you can see the singer in real life and interact with the crowd, immerse yourselves in the dynamic music at the concert. This I think is more enjoyable than staying at home on your own.
9.5. Do you want to be a pop singer?
I’m quite poor at singing, so the thought of becoming a singer has never crossed my mind yet. I’d better sing at a karaoke room instead. On top of this, the life of a celebrity is quite tough, you have to sacrifice your privacy to be in the limelight.
9.6. Do you like to go to the concert?
I love socializing with others and going to a concert is amongst the many ways I can relish the lively atmosphere. On top of that, if one of my favorite bands is going on a concert tour, I would definitely go the extra mile to get hold of a ticket, no matter how expensive it is.
9.7. Would you want to be a celebrity in the future?
I don’t know actually, because obviously it would be nice to be adored everywhere you go, and have lots of VIP treatment travelling around the world. That would be quite nice! But I think there would be a lot of downsides as well, for example lack of privacy, the paparazzi. So I think all things considered, I probably wouldn’t want to be a celebrity.

10. Flats/Houses/Accommodation
10.1. Do you like a house or a flat/ an apartment?
I believe most people would prefer to have their own house rather than to rent a place and so do I. Hence, if I have my way, a house with a small garden would be my choice since I don’t enjoy the constant disturbance from next-door apartments and elevator rides everytime coming home.
Vocabulary

Have/ get one’s way (idiom): get or do what one wants in spite of opposition
10.2. What kind of housing/accommodation do you live in?
For the past 21 years I have lived in a house with my family. And I think if I can move out and start making a living on my own, I would try my best to have an independent place where I can plan and design a house layout to suit myself since sharing a room or a flat with strangers sounds so troublesome to me.
Vocabulary
To afford (v) to be able to financially support/have enough money to pay for Sth
Suit myself (v) to do exactly what you like/want
Troublesome (adj) causing difficulty or annoyance
To make a living (v) to earn enough to support one’s self
10.3. What do you usually do in your house/flat/room?
Well definitely I’ll spend some me-time there. I study, I chill out by reading, drawing and dancing all by myself. Sometimes I also invite one or two friends to spend time with. We’ll watch some movies together and tell each other endless stories.
Chill out (phrasal verb) relax
Me-time (phrase) time for one’s self alone
To do Sth all by one’s self (phrase) to do Sth alone
10.4. Who do you live with?
I live with my family. There are 5 of us and we all have our own room, which is way more comfortable as the older we grow, the more privacy we need for ourselves. I think our house is big enough for us yet still a warm and cozy place that I call home.
10.5. How long have you lived there?
Although during my childhood my family had to move a lot, I’ve lived in the most recent house for almost ten years. Comparing to the old houses, I think this house has been the best so far.

10.6. Do you plan to live there for a long time?
The answer would be yes if the respondent is my parents, since moving in and out is too time-consuming and exhausting. Cleaning and arranging everything all over again would be like torture to them. For me, on the other hand, as I’m thinking of moving out to start my adult life, hopefully soon I’ll be able to afford to live in a flat or an apartment.
Vocabulary
All over again (idiom) used for saying that you do the whole of something again starting from the beginning, or that the whole of a long process happens again
Torture (n) great physical or mental suffering
10.7. What’s the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?
As I’ve already mentioned my family moved several times when I was younger. And the most current house where we’ve been living for about ten years is the best house so far. All of us have separate rooms for our need of privacy yet a big dining room where we can spend the whole evenings together watching TV or having dinner.
Vocabulary
Need of Sth/doing Sth (phrase) circumstances in which something is necessary; necessity
10.8. Can you describe the place where you live?/ Please describe the room you live in
Briefly, my humble house locates in a small and quite street, so coming home to me is like all the craziness happened outside is left behind. Just beside my house stands a big old tree. I have my own room with walls painted violet, which is kinda a peaceful color. The air outside is fresh. I usually open the window to enjoy the wind and sunshine, which will help cool down my room without an air conditioner. Since I spend most of my time staying at home, my room means the whole world to me. It’s like a friend who is always there to share ups and

downs with me. So yeah, I would always miss my house, my room whenever I’m away.
Vocabulary
Humble (adj) having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance
To help (SO) do Sth (v) to make it easier or possible for (someone) to do something by offering them one's services or resources.
To share ups and downs (v) together being through good and bad times
To be away (adj) to or at a distance from a particular place, person, or thing
10.9. Which part of your home do you like the most?
It’s the dining room where my family spends our time together. Not only lunch or dinner but all our family reunions take place in the dining room where we can enjoy a harmonious atmosphere. We always try to keep the family dinner as something we cannot go a day without, since for us it’s the family bonding that lies behind.
Vocabulary
Reunion (n) a social event for a group of people who have not seen each other for a long time
Harmonious (adj) friendly and peaceful
To go a day without Sth/doing Sth (v) to feel not necessary to do Sth on a day
10.10. Why do you think some people invest a huge amount of money in buying houses?
People certainly have different reasons to buy a property. I believe the most important one is privacy. You will gain much more independence and freedom to refurbish the place as you please since you are the owner. Besides, it would create a pride of ownership. No matter how small or big your house is, it is yours to renovate or brag about.
Property (n): a building or buildings and the surrounding land

Refurbish (v): to clean and decorate a room, building, etc. in order to make it more attractive, more useful, etc.
As one please (idiom): whatever you like, or in whatever way you prefer
Ownership (n): the fact of owning something
Renovate (v): to repair and paint an old building, a piece of furniture, etc. so that it is in good condition again
Brag (+about) (v): to talk too proudly about something you own or something you have done
10.11. Should we live in a flat or a house?
It heavily depends on people’s preference and affordability since each type of property has its own perks. If one enjoys the modern amenities that an apartment complex can provide such as gyms, swimming pools and convenience stores and, of course, he has money, an apartment would be a great choice. In contrast, houses are usually suitable those who prefer privacy and a quiet lifestyle.
Affordability (n): the fact of being cheap enough that people can afford to buy it or pay it; how affordable something is
Perk (n): a benefit or advantage that you get from a situation
Amenity (n): a feature that makes a place pleasant, comfortable or easy to live in

11. Staying at home
11.1. Do you like to go out or stay at home?
If I were to take a pick, I’d opt for staying at home on my own because I loathe the hustle and bustle of city life. Going out is also time-consuming, meaning that I have to groom myself carefully beforehand. By contrast, I can idle my time away when being at home.
11.2. How much time do you spend at home?

I’m a full-time worker, so I’m only at home in the evening, it’s quite a pity, you know. I wish I had more time to spare at home for my families.
11.3. What do you do at home?
After getting home from work, I’m just too dead beat to do something strenuous, So, I just hold my smartphone and log into Facebook to catch up on what has been going during the day.
11.4. What did you do at home when you were a child?
When I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I used to play with the toys that my mother gave me, nothing really special. I simply love the company of myself.

12. Computer and the Internet
12.1. How often do you use computer?
Almost every day, I have to admit. Computer is part and parcel of my daily routine. Not only is it used in my work and study, I can let my hair down a bit browsing for stuff on the social networks or listening to some music which suits my taste.
12.2. What kinds of computers are popular in your country?
There are 2 kinds that are being widely used in my country: the first one is desktop computer and the second is laptop. Out of these two, I would say laptop is much more convenient since it’s portable and can be so useful for school projects or on business trips.
12.3. What do you usually use your computer for?
Frankly speaking, I often put the top priority on my study, so I am more likely to download all the materials and do my own self-study most of the time. After tiring
myself out with reading, I can log on some webs and listen to my favorite songs to chill out a bit.
12.4. Who taught you how to use a computer?

I learnt it on my own really. At first, I was pretty absorbed in computer games and through those, I acquired how to type and control the mouse. Since then, I have been more serious and took a course in computing skills.
12.5. Do you think computers have changed your life a lot?
Yes, definitely. It is part of my daily routines and I rely on it so much that I can’t live without it you know. Imagine computer would disappear, imagine the social networking websites would somehow be nowhere to be seen, life on earth would be meaningless.
12.6. How do you get on the internet?
Well, there're actually two computers in my home. And I use a router so that two computers can get online at the same time. Recently, I have bought a smart phone, which can also enable me to get online even when I'm outside.

12.7. Is the internet very popular in your country?
The internet is the in thing in our country. Now, we use the internet in every aspect of our life. We use it to entertain and search for information. It's also a very important way for us to communicate with each other. To be honest, because of the internet, I haven't written a real letter for more than ten years.
12.8. How can people learn things on the internet?
A lot of people post their own experiences on the internet and sometimes, you could also find some video clips that teach you how to do things. For me, I love reading Wikipedia to gain knowledge and solve my questions. Also, a lot of people use online courses to get their degrees without going to the campus, which is really convenient for our life.

13. Swimming
13.1. Do you like swimming?

Swimming is definitely my favorite sport. It brings me such a great sense of freedom that no other activity can allow me. I’ve found that swimming is the most effective way to take my mind off things that are troubling me.
13.2. Is it difficult to learn how to swim?
I think it is not hard to learn how to swim, once you have become confident in submerging whilst still standing on the pool floor, then your fear of water or fear of swimming is well and truly on the way to being conquered. Learning to swim from there is a piece of cake.

14. Advertisements
14.1. Are there many advertisements in your country?
Definitely, there are. They appear all over the place from the streets to social media with a high density. For example, there is a multitude of colorful flyers sticked on the street walls in Sydney.
All over the place (expression) everywhere
Density (n) the quantity of people or things in a given area or space.
A multitude of (expression) a very large number of people or things
Flyers (n) a small handbill advertising an event or product.
14.2. Why do you think there are so many advertisements now?
I guess it’s due to the benefits of the companies. First, advertisements are the easiest way to reach the customers to attract their attentions to a particular brand or product. From that attractive information, customers will be able to choose an appropriate one. Second, it also plays a crucial role in marketing strategy that the company apply to attract customers.
To be able to do Sth (v) having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something.
To play a (an) crucial/essential/key/main role in (v): of great importance
Campaign (n) an organized course of action to achieve a goal

14.3. What are the various places where we see advertisements? Advertising is here, there, and every where. It gets to people through different types of communication such as flyers and banners on the streets or printed ones on newspaper, magazines or electronic ones on social media. It could be written, verbal or a short movie.
Here, there, and every where (expression) everywhere
14.4. How do you feel about advertisements?
Sometimes, I find it a little bit annoying because the quality of the advertised products are usually overrated. However, there are other beneficial advertisements in supermarkets which has informative contents for customers such as on which days there will be promotions or which new products will be launched.
Informative (adj) to provide useful or interesting information
Promotions (n) activity that supports or encourages a cause, venture, or aim. Launch (v) to introduce (a new product or publication) to the public for the first time.
Overrated (adj) to have a higher opinion of (someone or something) than is deserved

15. Time Management & Punctuality
15.1. How do you organize you time?
I often prioritize things that matter to me most, in the order of urgency and importance. Usually, I often spend the evening planning out what to do the next day.
15.2. Do you think young people organize their time in the same way? No, it depends on each individual. Some prefer to have no plans at all as they can improvise quite well no matter what situations. For me, I always plan out my schedule in advance as I’m a safe guy/girl and don’t want to take risks.
15.3. Are you ever late for anything?

Yes I had a few times late last week for work, but I didn’t get into big trouble
because most of the time I was early.
15.4. How do you feel when you are late for an appointment?
I really don’t like to keep others waiting. I feel very apologetic and guilty of not being punctual. Usually I’m late because I’m trying to fit too many things into my schedule.

16. Meals
16.1. When do you often have meals?
As a rule, I have three basic meals a day. Although I’m quite tied up at work, I do manage to grab a bite once in a while like some snacks or fruits to recharge my own batteries.
16.2. Who do you often have meals with?
With my family, of course. We’re currently living under the same roof, and share meals with one another every dinner. When I’m at work, my colleagues and I often sit together at the same table and have lunch while exchanging casual pieces of gossip.
16.3. Do you cook at home or eat outside?
In my circumstance, my mother’s a housewife and she has plenty of time for household chores and meal preparation. Having said this, once in a blue moon when she’s feeling a bit under the weather, our family would dine out at some classy restaurants for a change of atmosphere.
16.4. Do you still like the same food that you liked while being a child?
I’m afraid no. people’s taste changes as time goes by. If I remember rightly, I used to be a big fan of beef since I was knee high to a grasshopper, but this is a different story now. I like chicken more and stay away from red meat as much as possible. After all, there’s no accounting for taste.

17. Parks/ Public Gardens
17.1 Are public gardens very important in your country?
Yes, absolutely. This is simply because people can enjoy a great time with their friends or families in public gardens via some activities like going for a stroll or looking at the beautiful flowerbeds.
17.2. Are there many public gardens in your country?
Not much I have to say. People tend to be so tied up at the workplace or at school, therefore, there is no need to have many public gardens, from the government’s perspective.
17.3. Do you think there are enough public gardens in your hometown?
I think it’s pretty enough as I am more concerned about the quality rather than the quantity. And most of the public gardens in the place where I am living, which is also my hometown, offer me a great experience you know, looking at the beautiful plants and flowers every time I tire myself out.

18. School
18.1. How old are you when you started school?
Well, to the best of my recollection, I attended kindergarden at the age of four. And then when I turned six, I entered primary school.
18.2. Where did you go to school?
I lived on the outskirt of town ages ago, so I entered a primary and secondary school in my little town. But when I got into high school, my parents decided to move to live in the city so that I could study in a more prestigious school with modern facilities.
18.3. How did you get to school each day?
My school was within walking distance so I just walked there. My parents also bought me a bike so that I could get to the school easily, but I preferred to go by foot as a means of taking exercises to strengthen my lower body.

18.4. Did you enjoy it?
Yes, for sure. Unlike some of my friends who had aversion to school and just wanted to play truant from school, I just really loved to go to school everyday. Maybe the reason is that I was eager to learn new things from my teachers and friends.
18.5. Have you ever returned to see your old school again?
Yes, once in a while when I was off from work and back to my hometown, I paid a visit to my old school as well. It reminds me of sweet memories when I was still a naughty kid who liked to pull other’s leg.

19. Work/Study
Study
19.1. Describe your education
I graduated from High School for the Gifted and got into an International University because I think 2-year study at this university would prepare me well, especially my critical thinking skills before I finish another 2 years abroad at the University of Nottingham.
Vocabulary
Critical thinking (n) the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.
Get into something (phrase) to be accepted to study at a school
19.2. What is your area of specialization?
My major is Plant Biotechnology. I have been into Biology since I was in high school and I think a shift to a field where Biology and advanced technology are associated would be interesting and promising for my future career.
Major (n) the most important subject that a college or university student is studying
To be into something (phrase) really like something
19.3. Why did you choose to study that major?

There are many reasons for my choice. As I’ve already explained about my long-term interest in Biology and plants, another reason could be because of science itself, since I’ve found my personalities have changed in a positive way, you know, like I’ve become more patient and skillful.
19.4. Do you like your major? (Why?/Why not?)
To tell you the truth it was quite challenging for me at first, because the university’s requirements are especially high and you know science itself highly demands skillful hands and curious mind. However, as time goes by I think I’m getting used to an insurmountable amount of pressure and actually enjoy my study.
Go by (phrasal verb) if time goes by, it passes
Get used to Verb-ing/something (phrase) If you get used to something, you become familiar with it
Insurmountable (adj) incapable to overcome (problem/difficult)
19.5. What kind of school did you go to as a child?
Well just like most of the pupils, I spent five years at the government's primary school. It took me only 10 minutes to go to school and I had my parents take me to school everyday. Classes start at 7 in the morning and end at 5 in the evening.
19.6. What was your favourite subject as a child?
To tell you the truth, I was quite good at Literature back then. Besides, my Literature teacher was really dedicated and caring, thus I always tried my best to get high score and impressed my teacher.
Back then (phrase) an expression you can use in order to refer to a specific period of time in the past
19.7. (Possibly) Are you looking forward to working?
To be honest, working is actually my plan B just in case I need to make ends meet. In the future I think my higher degree is my priority.
Vocabulary
Plan B (n) back-up plan
To make ends meet (v) to make money, to earn a living

Work
19.1. What do you do?
For the past few months I’ve been working for The Guardian as a news editor. In fact this is my first job ever, I’m working really hard to contribute to the success of this prestigious newspaper.
19.2. What are your responsibilities?
As a part-time editor, I am responsible for editing news related to different
current affairs as well as collecting information for the newspaper edition.
19.3. Why did you choose to do that type of work (or, that job)?
I guess it’s mainly because of the job flexibility & my passion for journalism. To be more specific, this job offers me alternatives to the typical nine-to-five work schedule, enabling me to find a better balance between work and life. Besides, this job gives me opportunities to pursue my dream to become a journalist down the road.
Vocabulary
Job flexibility (expression) gives employees flexibility on how long, where and when they work.
Nine-to-five work (phrase) the normal work schedule for most jobs
19.4. Is there some other kind of work you would rather do?
At present I don’t think I’m able to dedicate myself to any other job rather than this one. In fact, to me it’s the experiences and opportunities I can gain that really matters.
Vocabulary
To dedicate to Sth (v) devote (time or effort) to a particular task or purpose
19.5. Describe the company or organization you work for.
The Guardian is a National British daily newspaper which offers free access both to current news and an archive of three million stories. In April 2011, MediaWeek reported that The Guardian was the fifth most popular newspaper

site in the world. I personally believe that the guardian is the inspirational workplace for all people who dream of becoming a journalist.
19.6. Do you enjoy your work?
Most of the time. Contributing to the news production for a world-class
newspaper gives me a sense of satisfaction and pride.
Vocabulary
World-class (adj) of or among the best in the world
19.7. What do you like/dislike about your job?
Well the perk of being a news editor is that you’ll surround yourself with inspiring news on a daily basis. What I don’t like about this job is that I have to do a thousand edits to get the final one to meet the requirement of my boss. Sometimes I feel a bit overloaded with tons of tasks.
Vocabulary
Perk (n) an advantage or something extra that you are given because of your job
Overloaded (adj) to give excessive work, responsibility, or information to
19.8. (Possibly)Do you miss being a student?
I surely will miss my student life once I get involve in the workplace. For me I think when I’m a student, at least I have someone guide me, whereas at work mostly you must guide yourself. The academic environment appears to be a comfort zone for me, while I’m sure I’ll struggle with fitting in the working environment.
Vocabulary
To get involve in (v) to become a part of (an organization)
To fit in (v) to become suitable or appropriate for Sth or SO

20. Travel
20.1. Do you like travelling?

I’m a real sucker for travelling. Though I’m up to ears in work most of the time, I still spend time on travelling here and there. When I get itchy feet, I can’t help being on the move to somewhere nice to whet my desire for travel.
20.2. Where have you travelled to before?
I have travelled to a whole lot of destinations, both domestically and internationally. I’ve been to nearly all renowned spots in my country, and all European countries so far, and I’m bent on visiting all 50 states in America next year if financial condition permits.
20.3. Do you like travelling by plane?
I didn’t like it at first, because I often felt sick and vomited on the planes, especially during their landing and taking-off. However, thanks to the many trips that I have made by plane, now I’ve got used to this mode of transport.
20.4. Do you want to travel to the space?
Not in the least. I can imagine that I will be dying of the gravity condition, the loneliness and may other imminent diseases once I have been on the spaceship. Except when doomsday comes, and there’s the need to be evacuated to the outer space, I don’t see any interest in travelling there.
20.5. Do you like traveling over long distances?
I’d hate to say but I detest long-distance trips. This is because I often feel sick when sitting on the coach, the train or the plane for too long. On top of that, I can’t seem to find anything to do to while away the time.

21. Boats
21.1. Do you like boating?
I don’t have any clue about this. As a matter of fact, I haven’t had any chance to experience the feeling of riding or being on a boat, so I’m quite unsure to jump to the conclusion. Apart from this, I’m seasick which might make me vomit on a boat.

21.2. What have you ever done by boat?
From my recollection, my father and I did hire a boat to go fishing in a river. It was an out-of-this-world experience since we marveled at the beautiful landscapes and caught lots of big fish and squids.
21.3. Do you want to own a boat?
No, it’s the last thing I want to do. I’m not living near coastal areas. Here in the cities, there’re hardly any lakes or rivers for me to go boating. Besides, a boat can cost an arm and a leg these days, so I think it’s not worth your while.

22. Rain
22.1. Does it rain much in your country? (Where? When?)
I would say yes. It rains a lot in the summer when tropical storms strike our country. There is torrential rain in the region in June, July and August, and the rainfall tends to be higher in the North than in the South.
22.2. Is there any part of your country where it doesn’t rain much? To tell you the truth, I have no clue about this. I do not give a hoot about geography and the amount of rain in my country. I think the most rainfall is in the North where there is an intricate system of rivers.
22.3. Does it rain a lot in your hometown?
Well, it depends on the season. In winter and spring, there is a dearth of rain associated with the arid weather. In contrast, it is usually raining cats and dogs in summer and august, causing loads of troubles for people travelling on the road.
22.4. Can you remember any time when it rained particularly heavily in your hometown?
That would be last summer. I was going to work and then all of a sudden it started to rain, followed by a deluge. I was soaked to the skin and couldn't attend a very important meeting.
22.5. Does rain ever affect transportation in your hometown?

Yeah, of course. Traffic is often held up when it rains. All the roads are clogged, and people find it difficult to escape from traffic congestion. I would stay at home and watch TV rather than going out and being caught up in traffic.
Vocabulary
Tropical storm (phrase) A tropical storm is an organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds between 34 knots (63 km/h) and 64 knots (119 km/h).
Torrential rain (phrase) If it's raining extremely hard, then the rain is torrential
Give a hoot about something/someone (phrase) to not be interested in someone or something
Intricate (adj) very complicated or detailed.
Dearth (noun) a scarcity or lack of something.
Arid (adj) (of land or a climate) having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation
Rain cats and dogs (idiom) rain heavily
All of a sudden (phrase) happening, coming, made, or done quickly, without warning, or unexpectedly
Deluge (noun) a great flood of water
Hold someone/something up (phrasal verb) to delay someone or something

23. Emails/ Letters
23.1. Do you like to write a letter or an email?
Due to time constraint and professionalism, emails are much more favorable than traditional handwritten correspondence. However, I still enjoy the sophistication and artfulness of handwritten letters since each one is

unique and intensely personal. Therefore, unless in business context, I usually send written notes or invitations for my friends and family for their intimacy. Constraint (n): a thing that limits or restricts something, or your freedom to do something
Correspondence (n): the activity of writing letters
Sophistication (n): the quality of being sophisticated
Artfulness (n): the quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner Intensely (adv): in a way that shows very strong feelings, opinions or thoughts about somebody/something
Intimacy (n): the state of having a close personal relationship with somebody
23.2. Do you think emails are useful?
Obviously yes. It’s one of the most primary tools in business communication as well as personal correspondence. On the business front, emails are immediate, direct and efficient for both internal and external communication. Parties can send and receive inquiries or contracts in the matter of seconds, which helps keep the flow of information and business process going.
Internal (a): involving or concerning only the people who are part of a particular organization rather than people from outside it
External (a): happening or coming from outside a place, an organization, your particular situation, etc.
Inquiry (n): a request for information about somebody/something; a question about somebody/something
23.3. What sorts of letters (or emails) do you think are most difficult to write?
In my opinion, complaint letters are one of the toughest pieces of writing because of the discomfort they may cause. Since I’m an easy-going and conflict-averse person, I don’t usually complain when I should, whether it’s a poor service experience or product. Hence, writing a formal letter of

complaint is even more difficult, especially when I have to carefully choose my words and tones so it can be less critical and more constructive.
Discomfort (n): a feeling of worry or embarrassment
Conflict-averse (a): having a tendency to avoid conflicts
Constructive (a): having a useful and helpful effect rather than being negative or with no purpose
23.4. Do you think email might one day replace handwritten letters? Regarding the widespread use of emails in modern communication, it’s understandable that some might think handwritten letters could be completely replaced one day but I don’t. Since handwriting is the most primal tool of human interaction and closely connected with cultural identity, it would be preserved and promoted. Besides, many have preferred handwriting in more personal notes or letters since it can express how special the recipients are. Widespread (a): existing or happening over a large area or among many people
Primal (a): connected with the earliest origins of life; very basic Cultural identity (n): the identity or feeling of belonging to a group Recipient (n): a person who receives something

24. Daily Routine

24.1. Do you like to plan what you will do each day?

So far, planning has become one of my unbreakable habits. The more I get older, the more I learn about the importance of planning ahead even though I have just started this lately. Every night before I go to bed, I would make a to-do list for the following day, then scan through my monthly planner for any upcoming events such as deadlines, meetings or travel trips. Such organizing activity has helped ease my life.
Vocabulary

(An) unbreakable habit(s) (n): habits that you keep for a long term

24.2. Please describe your typical daily routine

A typical day of mine starts at 8 am. After waking up, I would just go for some basic getting-ready steps just like other girls. On weekdays I usually have classes so I would leave home at around 8.45 am to be there on time. After classes, I have lunch and go straight back home for some rest as I find morning classes are quite overwhelming. Meanwhile, on weekends when I don’t have classes, I would spend my morning on assignments. In the evening I would do some workout, take a shower and then cook dinner with my friends in order to supply oursleves some healthy foods and save money on a budget. I also eat out sometimes if we’re both busy or we run out of food. After I finish my dinner, I check my planner and get myself back to work. Additionally, as I’m not a night owl, I try to manage my time as efficiently as possible until around 12 am. Before I brush my teeth and go to bed at around 1 am, I would scan through my planner for what to do on the following day and maybe listen to some relaxing music and do some meditation.
Vocabulary

To be overwhelming (adj): Sth which is difficult to fight against

To save money on a budget (phrase): to save money

To eat out (v): to go outside to eat

To do some meditation (v): some therapeutic methods to release stress

24.3. What do you usually do at this time of day?

As usual I would still be working on my assignments. I always spend loads of time and efforts on researching for materials, organizing ideas and writing a number of drafts as I always aim to get good marks. Between duration of hard

work when I find myself quite drained out, I take a 15-minute break to go online, drink some water or listen to some music to refresh my mind.
Vocabulary

To be drained out (v): to be exhausted by Sth

24.4. Do you usually do the same things at the same time each day?

Well I guess I would say repeating similar things everyday is not my lifestyle. A meaningful life to me is when I can balance between my personal life and my social life. What I mean is, I always seek for opportunities to see, interact and maybe involve in other perople’s lives to open my mind and learn great things from them. Thus, instead of studying, I would love to spend some evenings or nights, either outdoor or indoor, with my family and friends. Besides, I also participate in social activities held by my university. I believe that this is the right time for the young generation like me to discover the outside world.
Vocabulary

To seek for (v): to look for Sth important (jobs, scholarships, etc.)

24.5. How do you organize your study time?

Maybe because I am very keen on study, I keep studying as a daily routine. Normally I start after lunch or dinner everyday and try to finish it before midnight. However, sometimes it appears to be so boring for me, after I go out and have fun, I would either stay up late or wake up early in the morning to study depending on how tired I am.
Vocabulary

To stay up late (v): to go to bed late at night

24.6. Do you ever change your plans?

Well I guess I have to say I’ve changed my plans a number of times actually. Beside those events such as appointments, meetings or travel trips could barely be put off, I tend to be flexible and go with the flow. Some people who manage their time exactly to every minute but that’s just not my style. If I feel changes do not significantly alter other activities, I would just go for it.
Vocabulary

To put off (v): to postpone, to delay

Go with the flow (phrase): let things happen | cope with the adversity

To go for it (phrase): to encourage SO to go ahead and do Sth

24.7. What’s your favorite time of the day?

I guess from 4pm to 6pm, when I have some rest after class and a little workout, is my favorite time of the day. I find myself highly awake and proccess things much more effectively during these hours. This is also a good time to spend on going outside and meeting up, as there is a wide variety of places to choose from and the weather is cooled down.
24.8. What do you want to change in your daily routine?

I guess I would definitely have to change my routine once I jump into the workplace, especially if I work in an office. I think I firstly have to get myself used to unchangeable events, then manage myself to adapt to the new working environment, as I am actually not good at dealing with changes.
Vocabulary

To get used to (doing) Sth (v): to get familiar with doing Sth

25. Teenagers and Friends
25.1. How often do you go out with your friends?
Well, I’d say that I hang out with my friends on a weekly basis. We often gather at a coffee shop or movie theater to share moments together. To tell the truth, I can’t live without my friends.
25.2. When was the last time you went out with your friends? & What did you talk about?
Well, it was last week when we threw a party at my close friend’s house to celebrate her birthday. We had a whale of time at the party and didn’t want to go home at all. So, we decided to stay and had a chit-chat all night about our favorite topics like shopping, travelling, etc.
25.3. What is fashion among teenagers?
Probably, many teenagers now are slaves to fashion and never stop keep up with the latest trends in fashion. Most teenage boys and girls show a big preference for clothing styles just like those from their idols, especially world-class singers and actors.
25.4. Do you think friends are important in your life?
Sure, they play an important role in my life. I agree that friends are your relatives chosen by yourself. My friends accompany me when I am going through ups and downs. I think your happiness will be doubled and sadness will be halved if they are shared by your friends. In addition to that, good friends offer me valuable suggestions when I feel lost.
Or:
Well, honestly, besides my family, my friends play an important role in my life. With them, I am able to share all the problems that I find difficult to talk to my parents. They’re also the ones who I can trust and enjoy the most beautiful moments of my youth.
Go through (phrasal verb) experience something bad
Ups and downs (idiom) a variety of situations and experiences that are sometimes good and sometimes bad

25.5. What does friendship mean to you?
I think friendship is a necessary part of life. Friendship, in my opinion, means you have somebody who can share your happiness and pain. Friends are those whom you feel easy with. They are always your good listeners. And they are the people you can discuss the interesting issues with.
25.6. What is the best part of being a teenager?
The teenage years are the most dynamic stage of life since teenagers really hang out a lot with their friends. You can also date with your beloved friends, and enjoy the freedom you have. There’s no need to worry about your job, money and teenagers simply enjoy their life to the fullest.
25.7. What qualities do you value in your best friend?
Honesty and faith, l think, are the most important. We needn’t agree on everything , but we can trust each other totally. I don’t like being with a person who always tells lies. It’s too boring to judge all the time whether he is telling the truth or not. If I go astray he will point it to me frankly without hesitation. I don’t like the friends who often flatter me. In fact they are not real friends.
Or:
Well, it’s hard to say anything. Though making friends is easy, maintaining that relationship is much harder. Therefore, I think my best friends are those who should be honest and sympathetic because I am a kind of person that prefers the truth and easily get affected my emotions.
Go astray (phrase) do something wrong
Flatter (v) to praise someone in order to get something that you want, especially in a way that is not sincere
25.8. How do people make friends with others? How do you make new friends?
Besides being classmates and colleagues, I think the most common way to make friends is through other friends. It is especially true for people like me, because I am introverted and not used to introducing myself to strangers. In

addition, with the development of the Internet more and more young people enjoy making friends online.
Or:
Let me see, I come from a country which is agricultural, so it means that the people are very friendly and warm-hearted. In my country, it is very easy to make friends just by saying hello to someone, then asking about other's health. Sometimes, just a smile can bring people close to each other.
25.9. What are the differences between adults and children in making friends?
I think children make friends just for playing together. If they can play with each other, they will become good friends. A toy or a candy can make them become friends. Their friendship is rather pure. But of course they are likely to break up easily and make up again. When they grow up, they will not make friends very readily. Adults choose friends more cautiously. And they may have many kinds of friends, such as business partners, colleagues. The friendship has some profits or advantages for them.
Or:
Well, this question is such an interesting one. In fact, adults and children do have a difference in making friends owing to their age and their interests. While adults prefer friends who have the same jobs and goals in life, children make friends as they simply want to find someone who can play and have fun with them.
25.10. Where do young people usually meet in your city?
Well, it’s difficult to say because there are many good meeting places in my city, like cafes, cinemas or parks. As far as I am concerned, I usually meet my friends in the cafes. They have comfortable seats and pleasant background music. We can chat without being disturbed while enjoying a cup of coffee or juice. If the weather is fine we will go to the parks. It is agreeable to sit on the bench near the lake, enjoying the pleasant scenery far away.

25.11. Have you made any friends on the Internet?
Yes, I’m keen on surfing the Internet, especially chatting with others on Facebook. I have made many friends via the Internet. In my opinion, they are not different from other friends of mine. We know each other’s personal information and trust each other. We often discuss something we are both interested in. The only difference is that we meet online but not in real places
25.12. How can you keep in touch with your friends if you two are not seeing each other frequently?
Everything becomes easy with modern technology. We call each other or send messages. Sometimes we chat online and even see each other on the screen with the help of a small camera. We often send pictures and letters by Internet as well.
25.13. Do you prefer to spend time with friends or alone?
To me, friends are the best thing that I’ve ever had, so whenever I am free, I usually would like to spend time with my beloved friends. We often hang out at the coffee shop in the weekends, gossiping about our daily issues.
25.14. Do you have many friends?
Oh, many friends? I am a kind of person who is fun-loving and outgoing. Therefore, that I have many friends is just a matter of time. I have my friends, most of whom are my classmates from my high school and my university. We find it very exciting to be friends for such a long time.
25.15. Do you like meeting new people?
Honestly, I am a kind of person who is very reserved and quite, so I prefer meeting my acquaintances rather than try to make new friends. I don’t like meeting new people since I have to start all the things to get to know those and balance the new relationship, which takes a lot time and efforts.
25.16. What kind of friend do you want to meet in the future?
In the future? Oh well, I prefer making friends who are better than me both in general knowledge and soft skills. Therefore, in the future, I would like to meet friends that may set the same goals as mine in their careers and in their

lives. Besides, those who master in English do catch my attention a lot since English is my favorite language.

26. Sunny days
26.1. Do you like sunny days?
I would say I am most productive and energetic on sunny days since there are full of brightness and positivity. For me, sunshine represents hope and optimism, thus, it gives me motivation to perform better at school or at work. On the contrary, I tend to be more lethargic and less enthusiastic during rainy season, mostly because of its dull and gloomy atmosphere.
Represent (v): to be a symbol of something
Optimism (n): a feeling that good things will happen and that something will be successful; the tendency to have this feeling
Lethargic (a): without any energy or enthusiasm for doing things
Dull (a): not bright, with a lot of clouds
Gloomy (a): nearly dark, or badly lit in a way that makes you feel sad
26.2. What do you like to do when it’s a sunny day?
I’d love to participate in some outdoor activities under the sun like meeting up with some friends or do some sports, especially swimming. Or I’ll grab the chance for a photography tour. Everything becomes so clear and stunning on sunny days, no matter it’s early in the morning or late in the afternoon, as long as the sun shines, I’m sure I’ll find inspiration almost everywhere.
Vocabulary
To grab the chance (v) to have an opportunity to do Sth
Or:
I’m a highly active person who really enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking or cycling. Therefore, on a sunny day, if I have some time to spare, I will do some exercises in the local park or explore the surrounding neighborhood where I have yet to visit. It would be a shame if people stay indoor all day without bathing under the sun every once in a while.

Have yet to do something (phrase) used for saying that something has not happened or been done up to the present time
26.3. Would you like to stay at home or go outside when the weather is great?
It’s recommended that people should spend more time outside for both physical and mental benefits and there’s no reason not to, especially when the weather is great. I usually get out of the house for a walk or short break just to enjoy the fresh air. It’s also a really helpful tactic to boost creativity and regain focus after long working hours.
Tactic (n): the particular method you use to achieve something
Boost (v): to make something increase, or become better or more successful Regain (v): to get back something you no longer have, especially an ability or a quality
Or:
I think I would say it depends on my mood and my workload. I definitely cannot go out enjoy myself if my work is still a mess, even though it was such nice weather. And unless I feel super energetic and motivated, I think most of the time I’d prefer staying inside, no matter how the sun shines or how cool the weather is.
26.4. Are there many sunny days in your hometown?
I’m living in a tropical country so it’s safe to say that there are more sunshine than rain, which is great news for people who enjoy being outside like me. However, the heat can be extreme in some specific months of the year, therefore, we have to apply sunscreen or cover ourselves carefully before leaving the house to avoid sunburn or heatstroke.
Extreme (a): very great in degree
Sunburn (n): the condition of having painful red skin because you have spent too much time in the sun
Heatstroke (n): an illness with fever and often loss of consciousness, caused by being in too great a heat for too long

Or:
It is a modern big city so unless it’s our rainy season, otherwise the sun would shine most of the time, either during one day or the whole year. Sometimes the temperature rises so high that it feels like burning, that’s when people prefer staying indoor enjoying the cool air produced by air conditioners.


27. Music
27.1. Do you often (like to) listen to music? Or Do you like listening to songs?
So far I haven’t met anyone who dislikes listening to music. However, when the workload is too heavy that requires me to stay highly focused, music is a huge distractor. Unlike many people who like listening to instrumental music because it highly benefits for their concentration and study, in my case the music makes me feel instantly sleepy.
27.2. When do you listen to music?
Well, music is essential to human in the whole world so I’m no exception. I usually listen to cheerful music when I need motivation while sad music is my go-to choice during emotional days.
Vocabulary
To be no exception (adj) if someone or something is no exception, they are the same as all others so they can be included in a general statement
27.3. How much time do you spend listening to music every day?
As I’ve mentioned I prefer working in silence. To put it simply, no music is allowed during my working hours. After a long day at school, I probably want to chill out for like half an hour with music to help me stay energetic so I can get back to work later.
Vocabulary
To put it simply (expression) used for saying that you are explaining something in a clear and simpleway

Chill out (phrasal verb) to relax
27.4. What kinds of music do you like to listen to? Or What’s your favorite kind of music?
My music taste varies widely from West to East and from the 90s to modern EDM. But if Korean pop is considered as a kind of music, then yeah, that’s my favorite of all time. More than half of my playlists are Korean songs and I always keep myself updated with the news related to Korean showbiz.
Vocabulary
To keep updated (v) to follow a celebrity by frequently reading news about them
27.5. Have you ever been to a concert before? Or Have you ever been to a musical performance?
Once in a blue moon I attend a concert, since the ticket price for foreign artists’ concerts is so out of my reach that I can only stay home and watch online. It was 2014 that I finally did go to a concert on my own, obviously it was an international music concert. It was absolutely mind-blowing and unforgettable for me.
Vocabulary
Once in a blue moon (idiom) rarely
Out of my reach (idiom) to be unable to afford
On one’s own
(idiom) Responsible for oneself, independent of outside help or control
Mind-blowing (adj) Sth overwhelmingly impressive
27.6. Do you like to listen to live music?
Unless it’s live at a coffee shop, where literally there are only you and music, then yeah I would love to. But I would change my mind if it’s a concert. The crowd is too crazy. It’s completely a mess that most of the time I end up having serious dizzy and headache.
27.7. When did you start listening to this type of music?

Since the day a friend of mine introduced her favorite group to me. She couldn’t help herself talking on and on about them that I thought I somehow needed to catch up with her. And the more I know about Korean pop, the more passionate I’ve become.
Couldn’t help one’s self doing Sth (n) continuously doing Sth
On and on (expression) continually; at tedious length
27.8. Where do you listen to it?
Almost everywhere, except for classroom. It’s the golden era of mobile devices, everyone carries earphone and phone with them all the time, music therefore is on their fingertips.
Golden era (n) a certain period of time that Sth vastly develops
On their fingertips (phrase) easy to reach
27.9. How do you feel when you listen to this music?
Well I’m a type of person whose mood is easily affected by what I’m listening to, thus as the music changes, my mood also fluctuates. But most of the time, listening to some music helps me pick up my energy and chill a bit.
Vocabulary
To be a type of person (that) (phrase) to belong to a group of people who share a similar characteristic
Pick up my energy (phrasal verb) to get better, stronger
27.10. Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument?
I learned to play the organ when I was in kindergarten. It was quite funny because I started out as one of the performers, then my teacher told my mom that I had better play the organ instead of performing, so I became her trainee and it continued for around 4 to 5 years until I was 10.
Vocabulary
To start out (v) to begin
27.11. Is music an important subject at school in your country? Music is one of the compulsory subjects for primary and secondary students in my country. However, mainly singing is focused. We can also add some

movements to make the songs more lively. Only those who are selected for the big performances are allowed to use musical instruments.
Vocabulary
Compulsory (adj) to be required
27.12. Did you often listen to music when you were a child? (If yes give details.)
Since my parents are music-lovers and they also have very good tastes, I was exposed to the old kinds of music at a very young age. Sometimes my mom sang me to sleep with her lullabies. Although I can’t get the message at that time, my mom said that I buoyed up when listening to them.
Vocabulary
Bouyed up (adj) feel cheerful
27.13. What kinds of music are (most) popular in your country? Beside pop music, the young generation nowadays expose to a number of different types of music. It is indeed difficult to tell which is the most in demand, since from my point of view each type has roughly the same popularity. But I guess pop music is the most sought-after now. At least I’ve never met someone who completely doesn't know a single pop song. Vocabulary
Sought-after (adj) in demand
27.14. Do you like traditional songs?
Well, it’s easy for me to name some traditional songs, some of which are even quite familiar to me. But to be honest, I think I’m not that into this kind of music.


28. Gifts
28.1. What is your favourite gift?
I received lots of gifts from my relatives and friends, among which I show a great preference for the bicycle best. It's a birthday present from my parents when I

was ten, and it's rare to have a mountain bike at that time. I used to ride it to school and it makes my life more at ease.
28.2. Do you often give gifts to people?
Yes, I really love giving people gifts as they are always so happy and thankful and it is such a good feeling. Even something small pleases anyone.
28.3. What was the last gift you received?
A lovely watch, but the sentimental value counts even more. I was very pouched by her thoughtfulness. My girlfriend gave me a watch a few weeks ago because she thought I’d like it. It’s The last gift I received was a birthday present of some kind. I don’t recall exactly.
28.4. When considering a present to give to someone, how do you select this gift?
It can be pretty tricky trying to find the perfect gift, especially if the recipient is already well-off. You can get clues by listening closely to their needs, and try to guess what they’d like based on their hobbies and interests.
28.5. Have you ever received a gift that you didn’t like?
Well, I haven't received any gift I dislike, but I do have gifts I pile up for years, such as soft toys, I’m not into soft toys so much as other girls, and I have about twenty toys in various types in stock.
28.6. Do you prefer receiving a gift or giving a gift?
I prefer receiving a gift. For giving a gift, I need to consider the interest of the recipient, and sometimes it may not be accurate, so it is not that easy to send gifts. But for receiving a gift, you can make up your own mind if you like it or not.
28.7. Do you think it’s difficult to choose what gift to give to people? Of course, it is very different to choose gifts for people. Everyone is different I need to consider the interest of the recipient, and sometimes it may not be accurate, so it is not that easy to send gifts. But for receiving a gift, you can make up your own mind if you like it or not.
28.8. What were the gifts you sent to others recently?

I sent to my friends some cosmetics such as the eye shadow makeup or the daycare cream. Besides, I also sent one of my friends a blue bag that is very cute, and she liked it very much.

29. Family Activities
29.1. How often do you meet with your family?
Well, because all of us are fully occupied with our schedule, we don’t see each other during daytime. In the evening we’ll have dinner and watch TV together and talk about our day. I think in the future if I’m ever able to move out, I’ll try to set aside time to visit my parents at least twice a week.
Vocabulary
Occupied with (adj) busy
Set aside (phrasal verb) reserve for a special purpose
29.2. How do you spend the time with your family?
We’ll have a delicious big dinner together with scrumptious food prepared by my mom. After we have dinner at around 7 o’clock, we’ll watch the news, have some chat with each other or huddle together to play cards. It’s a precious time when we can momentarily get away from the hectic whirlwind of daily activities.
Vocabulary
Scrumptious (adj) delicious
Hectic whirlwind (expression) a busy schedule
Huddle together (phrase) gather together
29.3. Do you want to live with your family in the future?
I think probably not. It’s better for me to try to start an independent life as a grown-up. However, I still have the responsibility to tak good care of my parents that I’ll make time to visit them at least twice a week.
Vocabulary

To make time to do Sth (n) to try to spend time doing Sth that is not just for fun like hobbies
29.4. What activities do your family like doing together?
Well, as I’ve mentioned we usually have dinner together. Besides, on weekends, we would love to eat out or get outdoor. Sometimes we have a family trip to the beach to enjoy ourselves on the day that all of us are free from work.
Vocabulary
To eat out (v) to have meal outside
Family trip (n) to travel with family members
29.5. What activities did your family do when you were young? From my recollection, when I was knee high to a grass hopper, my family often went on a picnic together. On that occasion, we would prepare slap-up snacks to bring along and sit together to com . Such family activity did really strengthen the bonds between us.
29.5. Are you close to your family members?
My parents are quite traditional that they try to form a strong bond between all of the family members. They take good care of my brother and me and guide us in some of our life aspects.
Vocabulary
To take good care of (v)
29.6. How has your family influenced you?
Although my parents are traditional, they try to become my friends, by helping me and encouraging me without forcing me to live up to their expectations. They also imprinted on me proper principles like moral values, respect, humbleness, patience, diligence, etc. I think my family shaped who I am now. I’m deeply thankful for having such a wonderful family.
Vocabulary
To live up to SO’s expectations (v) to try to please others Imprint (v) to establish securely, as in the mind or consciousness Diligence (n) careful and persistent work or effort

30. Animals/Birds
Animals
30.1. Do you keep a pet?
If yes:
I have three dogs, and they are pretty adorable companies. I’m a real sucker for animals, in fact, my whole family love animals. Time flies when you are with your beloved pets, and I usually have a whale of a time playing with them.
If no:
No, I don’t have a pet. You know, I liye in the dorm at university. It’s forbidden to have a pet there. But I ever had a dog when I was in high school.
30.2. What is your favorite animal? = Did you have any pets when you were a child?
If I were to take the pick, it would be dogs. Dogs are so loyal to their owner, as well as this, they are great companions. Every time I’m down in the dumps, my dogs would wave its tail to cheer me up.
30.3. Do you like watching animals in the zoo?
It seems quite cruel to me to see many species of animals get locked up in the cages. So I hardly go to the zoos as they feel quite sorry for them, actually.
30.4. Is it important to let children know about animals
I would strongly recommend that kids be educated about the animal kingdom. They should be aware of the life of animals, the threats they are coming up against and the need for their protection.
30.5. What kinds of animals as a pet do people have in your country?
= What kind of animals do people have in their home?
Usually pet animals are kept in house for different reasons, one of which is to keep the family members in company. But the range and preference differ from individual to individual. However, small four footed animals like dogs and cats are preferred and popular as pets for homes. Sometimes people also pick rabbits

or fancy rats as their pets. Besides, some of the people prefer birds as their pets too.
30.6. What do you think are the benefits of having a pet? = Why do people like to keep pets?
People mostly have pets to keep their company. Besides, they are useful for us too in some cases. When a dog sees a stranger, it barks and the home owner becomes aware of the existence of someone else outside the house. Besides, cats kill mice and protect the home from different mischief created by the tiny creatures.
30.7. Do you think it fun to keep a pet?
Yes, the pet brings pleasure to my life. I will not feel lonely if I stay at home alone with the company of the pet. My kitty, which is called Lily, always crouches at my feet when I am reading.
30.8. What’s your favorite wild animal?
I have great fondness for pandas. They look so cute in their black and white fur that I just want to cuddle and caress. They are timid animals, which makes it even more intriguing to me
30.9. What are the advantages and disadvantages of wildlife parks? At first, people get chances to see wild animals from other countries and regions,and watch them closely. Besides, there are no fences or cages in wildlife parks, which makes animals move freely and makes people feel like in nature. But on the other hand, wildlife parks are costly to run and maintain, which are quite a burden to the government. Sometimes the visitors may be hurt or attacked by animals if the management is poor.

Birds
30.1. How do you feel about birds?
Well, I'd have to say that I am quite fascinated with birds. I guess each person is attracted to a different species, and my favorite in the animal kingdom happens to be birds.

30.2. Why do you feel that way?
Well, it is primarily because I have developed a keen interest In flora and fauna, especially flying creatures. I also watch a lot of movies about birds. For example, Rio, an animated movie by Disney, about the journey of a blue bird into the great outdoors
30.3. How do people in your country feel about birds?
Overall, they are not very into birds. Only elderly people are fond of keeping birds. Most of people only like to eat them especially game birds. They are considered sort of delicacy.
30.4. Are there birds near your home?
You know, I haven't spotted any in my neighborhood. You're more likely to find them in zoos, national parks or in the countryside. Also, a lot of barbershops in my city have bird cages. Not sure why that is.
30.5. Have you seen many different kinds of birds?
I have only seen a few, I am not much of a bird watcher The ones I have seen are pretty common, like pigeons and sparrows. I haven't sighted any exotic breeds.
Vocabulary:
Animal kingdom (phrase) the world of animals
Develop a keen interest In (expression) to be very interested in something
Flora and fauna (phrase) plants and animals
Great outdoors (phrase) the woods, the wilderness, the wild
Game birds (noun) a bird that may be legally hunted according to the laws
Delicacy (noun) a choice or expensive food
Bird watcher (noun) a person who watches and identifies wild birds
Exotic (adj) originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country

PART II & III


1. Describe a vacation you had in a faraway place.
You should say:
when and where you went who you went with
what you did there;
and explain why you think it was enjoyable.


Today I’m going to share with you a short vacation to the countryside far from the city where I’m living which left me a profound impression. It was a trip to the hometown of one of my classmates at university.
At the end of the second semester, our group at the university was invited to pay a 5-day visit to the house of one of the group members, who lives in a quite remote area in the countryside, a 6-hour drive from the city center. We had 5 people in total and bought coach tickets to reach our destination. On arriving at my friend’s hometown which is quite secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city life, we were greatly impressed by the picturesque landscapes there. The atmosphere was refreshing and the air is unpolluted unlike in the city where many of us were living in. My friend acted as a tour guide as he was well accustomed to the local lifestyles and tourist attractions there. We took the motorbikes to tour the city and stopped at some street vendors to taste the local cuisine, which I personally found tasty and delicate. After doing the sights, we gathered in the evening for some small games and gossip about our study and our future career paths.
All in all, such a short vacation still fills me with great delight each time I recall it. Hope that we could make another vacation soon. This time we think we’re going abroad together.

Leave an impression: to provide a lasting memory for someone after one has left
Seclude from: to isolate/ keep apart
Hustle and bustle: confusion and business, busy and excited activity Picturesque: strikingly expressive or vivid | visually pleasing Delicate: Pleasing to the senses, especially in a subtle way

QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
Where do most of the people go in your country?
People in my country show a great fancy for domestic destinations for a couple of reasons. The main one I guess is that my country is widely acclaimed for its picturesque landscapes so it’s unnecessary to go on an overseas trip. The second reason is people have tight budgets so travelling in their home country is more economical.
What are the differences between traveling to other countries and living there?
Well, obviously there are a number of clear differences between going on a tour abroad and actually living there. Perhaps the most significant difference is that travelling only paints a rosy picture of life in our destination country like we can enjoy the delicacies, experience exotic cultures and shop in big malls while the everyday life of the citizens seems to be ignored. In addition, with the company of a tour guide, there is no need to learn the language, search for directions since everything is properly prepared. Conversely, an immigrant is supposed to experience culture shock, food adaptability and other issues if they start living there.
Do you think we need to respect the region and culture when you go to other countries?
Yes, without doubt. In most of the cases, immigrants or tourists to another country tend to suffer from culture shock, food adaptability and racial discrimination and stuff like that. So, it’s quite advisable that they make

real efforts to pay decent respect to the host country’s culture when people come to a new land.
What are the effects of globalization?
Of course, globalization is a sweeping trend in the twenty-first century and has considerable influences on all nations worldwide. One of its impacts is that it brings countries closer together, making the world a global village. To be more precise, today we can travel to anywhere we like and have greater freedom to explore the exotic cultures and broaden our horizons. In addition, international cooperation is quite a common word, you see. Every country in the world is interdependent on one another for economic growth and cultural appreciation. However, some problems can arise like racial discrimination, social prejudice and so on, which are some of the downsides of this wholesome trend.
What are the advantages of travelling? Why do more and more people choose to travel abroad?
Clearly, there are a number of merits brought by travelling. But I would probably say that the thing that really stands out is that we can broaden our horizons of the world. To be more specific, when coming to a new region or a country, we have the chances to sample the local life, enjoy the cuisine and learn many interesting stuff. Besides, a second positive point could be that we can let our hair down after stressful periods of hard work or study. A short visit to somewhere can help us recharge our batteries and work more effectively afterwards.
What are the advantages for travelling alone?
If you ask me, I would say that travelling on our own can free us from the burden of others and so have more freedom and independence to explore to our heart’s content. To be more precise, when you travel on a package tour with your family members, you have to plan your budget, can’t take your eyes off the small kids or have to follow the instructions of the tour guide. However, when you are being on your own, you can head to anywhere you feel like, mix

with the local people, experience many different feelings, and become more independent
Will you choose to travel abroad or take a nationwide travel? = What are the advantages for a nationwide travel?
If I were to choose between the two, I would opt for domestic trips simply because I am not a wealthy person at all. Therefore, travelling to different parts of my country can be economical at first. Besides, there are no language barriers compared to when you make a tour to a far-away land where you have no idea about their culture or mother language. In a nutshell, such a nationwide journey can satisfy my sense of adventure.

2. Describe your favorite TV Series
You should say:
- what the TV series are
- who act these series
- what is the plot
- and explain how you feel about it


To be honest, I’m kinda a couch potato, so I watch a multitude of TV series. Off the top of my head, I’d say the most captivating TV series I have watched is “Friends” – an all-time favorite sitcom.
Friends is an American television sitcom originally aired on NBC from 1994 to 2004, lasting ten seasons. This sitcom has a strong cast, involving both experienced actors and novices in the field of entertainment. By and large, it won’t fail to live up to viewers’ expectation from the first episode.
The series are centered on six friends Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe, who are connected with each other by being roommates, neighbors and old high school friends and they all find themselves living in the same apartment block. They all have their own story and battle with

tough jobs, complicated relationships and life in the big city. The TV series center round daily happenings when they live under the same roof. The characters are portrayed with different virtues and qualities, giving the audience a nice picture of the stuff taking place every day in their routine life. As the title suggests, each episode is packed with hilarious jokes and conversational exchanges between friends, which definitely gives you hysterical laughter and is something really effective to let off steam after a backbreaking day at school or work.
What strikes me most about this series is the strong bond between friends. Despite many ups and downs in life, they won’t hesitate to go the extra mile to get over difficulties no matter what are thrown at them and forgive each other for their silly mistakes. It is a TV series worth watching, particularly for those who are fans of comedy and reality TV. Despite its age, it is still as fantastic as ever and very addictive and I bet it will be watched for many years.

Vocabulary
Couch potato: a person who spends little or no time exercising and a great deal of time watching television.
A multitude of: a very large number of people or things
Off the top of my head: immediately and without thinking very much Captivating: very interesting or attractive in a way that takes all your attention All time: exceptional, unprecedented, unsurpassed
Sitcom: situation comedy
By and large: generally, as a whole
Live up to one’s expectation: meet one’s expectation
Center on: if something centres around someone or something, or if you centre something around them, they are its main subject of attention or interest

Let off team:
to express your feelings of anger or excitement without harming anyone
Backbreaking: physically very hard and tiring
Ups and downs: a variety of situations and experiences that are sometimes good and sometimes bad
Go the extra mile: to make a special extra effort in order to achieve something

QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
2.1. Do you think (watching) TV have (has) educational benefits? Absolutely, I think. Take romantic films as an example, they can help educate people about the value of love, honesty, and faithfulness. They can make the audience sympathize with other people and respect what they have. Indeed, films can teach people good virtues to become better citizens through stories. Besides, in most high school and college courses, movies, whether documentary or narrative, are a creative approach in teaching, helping students have a brief idea about the history, social issues, or scientific experiments. History, for example, indeed becomes more approachable and interesting in movies. Vocabulary
Good virtue (n) behavior showing high moral standards
Sympathise (v) to feel sorry for somebody, to show that you understand and feel sorry about somebody’s problems
2.2. In what ways are documentary films and films only for entertainment different?
From my perspective, they are different in various aspects, especially their purposes. Documentaries are a reliable source of information and a powerful means of conveying social message to the world. It brings many benefits to the society. For instance, by watching documentaries together, many sensitive social issues, such as homosexuality, are discussed freely between parents and children instead of attempting to hide it. Films for entertainment,

in another way, are mostly for people who need to chill out after work or study. Those movies tend not to discuss nothing but relationships between people.
Vocabulary
Means of Sth (n) a tool or a way to do Sth (commonly used with unc. noun transportation, entertainment)
Homosexuality (n) sexual attraction to people of one's own sex
To chill out (v) to relax
2.3. Why do you think documentary films are not so popular? Personally, I think the foremost reason which makes documentary films are not as popular as entertainment films is that documentaries require the audience to think critically about a current issues, b help them escape from the harsh realities of everyday life. For example, the series of “Prison life – love in prison”, which describes the prison sex, is an educational and emotional documentary that brings a different view about prisoners. Another reason is this kind of movie aims to provide education and lack entertaining features compared to other kinds of movies, therefore, it’s hard to reach a wide range of audience.
Vocabulary
Rather than (phrase) used with the infinitive form of a verb to indicate negation as a contrary choice or wish
Harsh reality (n) the difficulties
(The) naked truth (n) the complete, unembellished truth
To aim to do Sth (v) to have a purpose to do Sth
2.4 How are movies and real life different ?
Life in movies is so much different than real life. In real life, there is no script and you will write your own story day by day. Life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns. However, they both inspire each other since real life is a great material for making movies.
Vocabulary
Ups and downs (n) good and bad times

Twists and turns (n) challenges or turning points in life
To make a movie (n) to produce a move
2.5 Do men and women like to watch the same kinds of films?
It depends, I guess. It is thought that men like action movies with shocking and dangerous scenes like Fast and Furious or sci-fi movies with imaginative, futuristic plots like Avatar while most women prefer romantic movies or comedies with meaningful messages. It seems logical; however, there are still many converse cases. Therefore, I think there is no boundaries for preferences between men and women when it comes to films.
Vocabulary
Sci-fi movies (n) science-fiction movies
When it comes to (phrase) speaking about
2.6 Do different age groups like the same kinds of films?
Obviously. It’s undeniable that different generations prefer different kinds of movies. Children, for example, are usually fond of cartoons or funny movies such as Frozen or Tangled. Adults, on the other hand, tend to watch various types of movies such as action films, romantic films, documentaries or romantic films depending on their tastes.
Vocabulary
To be fond of (adj) to be interested in
2.7 Do you like any particular film star? Why?
I like Emma Watson, a British actress, model and activist. She is famous for her first professional acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. What I love about her is that not only is she an outstanding actress with admirable personalities but also she is the spiritual inspiration as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. My favorite quote is “I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about”, encouraging me to chase my dream despite many troubles ahead.
Vocabulary
To be famous for (adj) to be known about by many people

To care about (v) to feel concern or interest; attach importance to something.

3. Describe a piece of technology you like using (not computer)
You should say: What is it
How did you learn about it How often do you use it And explain why you like it.

There are a whole lot of technological devices that I love using, but if I were to take a pick, I would say that the Google Play Store on my smartphone, and especially the Cambridge dictionary app would be the most marvelous and useful.
It is a quite widely-acclaimed application among learners of English as a second language and is installed by millions of users across the globe. It is not exaggerating but I deem it as a must-have one for anyone struggling with the English language.
Users can benefit from a wide array of functions offered by Cambridge dictionary. The first thing about it is that you can obtain the meaning at no time. With a few operations, a word’s meaning and its related phrases pop up on the screen, and there are also illustrations of usages, which I particularly find unique compared to all other e-dictionaries I have made use of.
As a student, I am supposed to use it on a frequent basis, especially during my English lessons at school. It is wonderfully convenient and portable as it would be cumbersome if I have to carry a dictionary book with me every time I go to school. So, it saves me my energy really. Besides, thanks to the app I have developed more passion and enthusiasm in English. I often take advantage

of the review section and learn well over 100 words a day, which would be out of the question if I learn it in a conventional way.
widely-acclaimed: very famous
exaggerate: to describe something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important etc than it really is a wide array of: a lot of
pop up: to appear very quickly or suddenly
on a frequent basis: frequently, often
cumbersome: large, heavy, and difficult to move or carry
take advantage of: to use a situation or opportunity to get what you want
out of the question: impossible


QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
What is the most common technology used by people in your country, and the second most?
From my observations, computer technology prevails, as most work is done on computers these days. People use Microsoft Word to compose their documents to access Google for research purposes, to name but a few. When it comes to the second rank, I must admit that it’ the smartphone. Millions of people, particularly the youths are hooked on their smartphones for social networking and communication. It can be said that the smartphone is just like a small computer.
Are there any other places that need technology?
Absolutely, it is the countryside. The introduction of novel technological advances can improve citizens’ life quality. A prime example is that robots can finish a variety of tasks precisely without human’s maneuver, thus they can assist in household tasks from mopping the floor to cooking. This reduces the burden of housework for mothers with childrearing responsibility or fathers who are snowed under with work. The increased amount of free time people

more chances to engage in other entertainment or educational activities, which does wonders for their life.
Does it possible to live without technology?
I doubt it, technology is part and parcel of modern life, and it’s a must-have essential item, a thing one can’t live without. I remember a time when there was a power cut in my house which means there was no internet connection, I had nothing to do that it looked like I was living m a prehistoric time.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of technology?
It is commonly believed that our life becomes more colorful and convenient because of technology. Some appliances like the TV, video players and digital cameras enrich our leisure life; and the invention of trains and planes makes it possible to travel a long distance in a short time. On the other hand, the world is becoming more polluted and dangerous because of high technology. Vehicles create air and noise pollution nuclear and biochemical weapons make wars more cruel and disastrous.
What is the impact of technology on people's life?
It is saddening to see that the development of technology is becoming faster and faster, and people are increasing their pace of life unconsciously. Because of the development, people become more and more impersonal in society. They have become one little part of the huge machine of society. So I think technology transforms the relationship between people and society to some degree.
How do you think modern technology will change the way people work in the future?
It has already changed the way people work in every field and it will continue. For instance, my mom studied to be a graphic designer when she was in college. She did everything by hand 20 years ago. Now, her field grew with the use of Internet and new technology as she’s drawing by computer, bidding work online, and submitting work online. In the future, more work can be done automatically, and all we need to do is just to press the button or to check the jobs if they are ready for collection.

How can technology make our life easier?
Thank you for allowing me to answer this. Technology is a blessing for all and has made life easier. With the use of the technology, you can do the unimaginable things now. Earlier, people had to control their television set like increasing or decreasing the volume or changing channels manually. But in the current days, you do not need to get up to the television set, raise the volume or change the channel and get back to the sofa again. It is the time to change channels or increase/ decrease the volumes with the help of a remote controller. Once, people used papers and pens to write letters to meet their communication needs. The scenarios are altered and people have cellular phones, e-mails, and social networking sites etc. for communication which is the blessing of the modem technology. Moreover, people now can travel easily than the past and travelling hours has been reduced to a great extent.

4. Describe a skill which is important but not learned in school or at work.
You should say: What is the skill How to learn it
Is it hard to learn it
And explain why it is important


Realizing the importance of getting the kids prepared for their future life, many parents usually teach them many skills during their childhood. Off the top of my head, I was fortunate to be educated to be independent at an early age.
Of course, like others, my parents are constantly on the go so it means it would be better if I could know how to take a proper care of myself I was told to handle everything in the house such as doing the laundry, sweeping the floor

or do the cooking when my parents are away. At first, my parents acted as a role model and would show me how to carry out a task step by step so I had no difficulty in mastering it really.
Speaking of its importance, during the time I studied at university, away from parental care and protection, I was able to do almost anything in the apartment. If I remember rightly, it was always spotlessly clean and I never had to eat out much, so it not only saved me lots of money but also time for other activities because I could finish the tasks extremely effectively.
Off the top of my head: immediately and without thinking very much
On the go: very busy or active
Role model: someone whose behavior is considered to be a good example for other people to copy
Carry out: to do a particular piece of work, research etc
Master: to become skilled at something

QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
What age will make it difficult for a person to learn a skill?
From personal experience, when you finish university and step into society for work, it ‘s the most difficult time for a person as they loses the thirst for knowledge. What matters to them is how to secure a decent job and make a proper earning to support themselves and their family. Therefore, I would say that from 24 onwards, people feel like settling down without any more learning, and from 40 onwards, they would stop thinking about acquiring anything.
What's the difference between children learning what they like and learning what they have to learn?
Well, it is like chalk and cheese. When you are engrossed in a certain thing, you would devote your time and efforts to it, and have no difficulty in mastering it at lightning speed. What I’m trying to say is when you are passionate about

English, for instance, you will definitely go to speaking clubs, chat with foreigners and practice on a daily basis to hone your skills. Whereas, if you are forced to take a course in something, it’s just your responsibility and the outcome is usually terrible as you only lazy around and take the tests for the sake of passing them.
Did you learn anything during your childhood when you were playing?
From my personal experience, when l was knee-high to a grasshopper, my friends and I used to hang out a lot, and we often crossed streams, climbed trees, or went fishing. So you see, I happened to acquire many life skills such as catching fish and keeping balance, which helped me learn to ride a bike pretty fast.

5. Describe a city or country you want to live/work in the future
You should say: What is it
Where is it located Why you like it

Well, it is such an interesting topic! Off the top of my head, if I were given a chance to go to a country to settle down, I would not hesitate to pick Japan because I’m a real sucker for the country itself and the Japanese’s style of working in particular.
To start off, what would interest me most during my stay in Japan would be the breathtaking scenery there, as I have watched countless programmes on TV featuring the magnificent landscapes from South to North. If I were to pick what city, it would be Ottawa, since good words about it are going around a lot.

I wouldn’t forget to mention the fact that the Japanese are hard-working people and have a strong sense of responsibility and discipline, and because of this, I reckon a period living and working in a native environment would cultivate that characteristic in me.
The final point is that I love the Japanese language, and actually I have been making an all-out effort to master the language, so that I can stand a better chance of settling down there. I hold high hopes that with my determination and stamina, someday my dream will come true.
Settle down: to begin to live a quieter life by staying permanently in a place Be a real sucker for: to like a particular type of person or thing very much, so that you will do almost anything to please them or to have them
in particular: especially
breathtaking: extremely impressive or beautiful
Go around: if something such as an illness or
a piece of news is going around, people are giving or telling it to each other
Cultivate: to develop something such as an attitude, ability, or skill
all-out effort: With all one's strength, ability, or resources; not holding back
stand a chance: to have a chance of doing something stamina: the ability to work hard or to make a lot of effort over a long period of time without getting tired

QUESTIONS FOR PART 3


Is salary important to you? What is the impact of salary on doing work?
As far as I know, the more salary you receive, the more eager and enthusiastic you become at the workplace. What I’m trying to say is that high salary can give us immense motivation to carry out the tasks and accomplish them with the highest degree of accuracy and speediness, I distinctly remember a time when

my boss promised to give me a pay rise if I could carry through a project on time; I was simply too excited to turn down his offer and as a result, l made it in time. In a nutshell, the power of money is undeniable.
What kinds of jobs are easy to get in a foreign country?
Finding employment can be easier if you know how to do certain types of jobs. The first common occupation that many migrants do would be taking care of the nails of their customers, or the so-call manicure I guess. Such a job requires little or no knowledge but you have to Sacrifice your self-esteem as I see most foreigners often look down on that type of work. The second but nobler profession is the one related to the use of foreign language. I am one hundred percent certain that if you have an excellent command of the local language, for example, English, in all likelihood you can find a decent job with a handsome salary.
Should young adults work abroad?
I reckon it’s a mixed blessing, On the bright side, a period of work in a foreign country can give people a wealth of knowledge and practical experience especially in advanced countries, so I guess they would learn pretty much. Besides, the companies in their home country usually give their red-carpet treatment to those working abroad when they come back. Then again, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be as there are also many drawbacks. They can miss their parents or have a hard time getting some used to the climate or culture in a strange land, without much support from others. All in all, it primarily depends on their preferences and determination, but I recommend they should give it a try as they are still young and energetic.
If they don't work abroad, would it be helpful for them to travel in a foreign country?
Well, travelling can be a good way to explore the country and gain some hands- on experience!, but I have to admit that mostly it just gives you a superficial experience. You get exposed to much stuff without a clear focus. For instance, you can get into contact with the locals, sample the local cuisine or marvel at the

breathtaking landscapes. So I guess, it doesn’t have much thing to do with work or work experience. In a nutshell, travelling broadens your horizons of the world and the people, not giving you any insight into the work you are doing.


6. Describe the ideal home, flat or house that you would like to live in
You should say:
- where it would be
- what type of house it would be
- how you would decorate it
- who you would like to live with
- explain why you would like to live in this kind of home.


If I were a billionaire and had the money, I would love to rent or buy a mansion for my own luxurious lifestyle.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always dreamed to dwell in a place which resembles those in a fairy tale, or like Windsor Castle in England. So having a mansion of my own will enable me to fulfill my wildest childhood dreams.
Anyway, my dream house will have a pretty antique look from outside, but extremely graceful and appealing to the eyes, with a small lake with fish swimming in. The walls of the house should be best painted in my fancy color which is blue, and there will be many plants and flowers around. The house will sparkle in the sunlight with some spacious gardens and the picturesque countryside landscapes.
What strikes me most about the thought of living in a mansion is that I could experience a royal life and be served like a king. Wearing a gorgeous dress, enjoying a plenty of delicious and exotic foods, which are made by skilled chefs, walking in the marvelously beautiful gardens, I could live my life to the

fullest.
There are plenty of rooms that my family and friends could entertain in together. Also, collecting conventional arts is my hobbies. So you see, having an art gallery and marveling at the paintings in such a house would be an out-of- this-world experience.
Luxurious: very expensive and comfortable
Dwell: to live somewhere
Fulfil one’s dream: to achieve something that you wanted to do
Appealing: attractive and interesting
Picturesque: a picturesque place or scene is attractive, especially because it is old and interesting
Strike: If something strikes you as being a particular thing, it gives you the impression of being that thing.
Live one’s life to the fullest: o fully enjoy one's life

QUESTIONS FOR PART 3


What are the biggest problems that people living in cities are facing? There are two underlying problems stemming from urban overdevelopment. First, the young are striving to secure a job due to the fierce competition from the demanding labor market. Some fresh graduates have no alternative but maintain the unemployment status for a few years or reluctantly opt for the jobs not related to their field of study to make a living. Secondly, the increasing number of rural immigrants often poses a great burden to youths’ financial resources and the existing urban infrastructure, thus decreasing the overall living standard. For instance, young city- dwellers from disadvantaged families cannot even afford proper daily meals and basic accommodation.

For most people, what is an ideal house?
I think if most people could choose any house they wanted, they would choose a private individual house rather than a flat. They'd also want something with a garden where they could have flowers and trees and even grow some vegetables. They would also want something big enough that they could have members of their family live with them or at least a place they could stay if they came for a visit.

What kinds of home do most people in your country live in?
Actually most people live in a bungalow, I suppose. However, the trend now is that young people take out a mortgage for rented accommodation instead. I guess it is because more and more people want to lead an independent life, away from parental care and protection.

How are modern homes different from older homes?
I suppose there are a number of differences really. On the one hand, modern homes tend to be equipped with all the mod cons, ranging from well- furnished interior to state-of-the-art household appliances; you can come across many high-tech products in a modern house like vacuum cleaners and dishwashers. Meanwhile older homes are usually plain in their designs, with less furnishing and have gloomy interior design.

How has housing changed in your country?
Nowadays people live in flats and often these are in tall buildings if in big cities. In the past most people lived in houses even if they were small. Some cities had courtyard houses where many family members lived together, and there was a garden in the middle where they could enjoy the outdoors together. You've probably heard these. They are interesting to foreigners.

Do most people in your country live in an apartment or house?

Well, I guess it depends on the ages really. For young generation, there is a sweeping trend that they live more apart from their families and take out a mortgage for a rented apartment in the urban areas since they are dynamic and would love city life pretty much. For older citizens, living together with their children and grandchildren is usually the norm. As they’re old and weak, a house offers them the care and affection from others, which can hardly be found in an apartment.

Do you think moving to a new home can bring problems to people? For certain indeed, the decision to leave one's current accommodation and relocate to another location can be a challenging experience for people. To be precise, most people will have to sort out many problems like hiring a pick- up truck to carry their belongings or re-decorating their new residence to their liking. Not to mention that they are supposed to undergone some periods of stress and depression because they are not able to blend in well with the new living environment, or they happen to live next to annoying neighbors.

What are the differences between living in the countryside and living in a city?
Well, there is an array of different aspects between living in rural and urban areas. In terms of air quality, city-dwellers run a higher risk of catching respiratory diseases like asthma or lung cancer while their counterparts in the countryside can breathe fresh and quality air, which results in their better health condition. Another difference is the availability of developed facilities. In the major cities, the standard of living is way higher than that of the less developed rural regions. As a consequence, urban citizens seem to enjoy their life more because they can recharge their batteries at the cinema on the weekends or with their buddies once in a while.

Do young people in your country like to live with their parents or by?

From my perspective, the young generation today has a tendency to lead an independent life from quite early and would rather live on their own than with their parents near them. The reasons for this can be that small children are educated to do things by themselves and many students often migrate from rural areas to the urban ones to pursue tertiary education. This is a time they have to rely on themselves by going to the market to buy foods, wash their own clothes and so on. Gradually, this becomes a habit and the youths no longer want to see their parents regularly.

Do people in your country like to rent a place to live?
Yes, I do think so. The youths today would rather rent an apartment to live on their own or with a bunch of their friends than being together with their family members. I guess the reason behind this phenomenon is that young people crave for greater freedom and privacy than previously. They want to stay away from the care and affection from their parents and prove that they are mature and independent enough to lead a life of their choice.

How do people decide on the kind of housing they choose to live in? In reality I don't think most people have a lot of choices, unless they are very rich, and these people are few in numbers compared to the general population. Most decide on flats because that is all they can afford. Usually people will try to choose something as close to their workplace as possible. Unfortunately, even in that there is not much choice and many people still have to spend a lot of time traveling to and from work.

How will housing change in the future?
I can imagine there will be more flats in the big cities that will be in taller buildings and with more modern facilities and equipment built into them. I hope though that some designers will do something to see that there are more park areas in between the buildings. I think city planners are making a big

mistake by cramming in so much concrete. More green areas would be an important change to make in the future.

7. Describe an important occasion when you were late
You should say:
What occasion you were late for When it happened
Why you were late
And explain how you felt when you were late.


Well, the occasion I’d like to talk about was actually one of my first lectures I had at university about four or five months ago, at the beginning of the semester.
Regarding why I was late, well it was mainly due to the fact that I overslept. You know, I didn’t hear my alarm go off, so I somehow just slept through it. And the reason for that was probably because I was up quite late the night before. I mean, it was the beginning of the university year, and so I’d been out with my new roommates. You know, we thought it would be good to go out for a few drinks and get to know each other a bit!
So I ended up going to bed at about two or three in the morning, that’s why I overslept a little. And to make matters worse, I remember waking up with a splitting headache and feeling pretty hung-over, which is not the best way to start a new course at university I know, but anyway, that’s the way it was.
And when I finally got to the lecture theatre, it was really embarrassing, because the door was right at the front of the room, so everyone saw me walking in late, including the lecturer, who actually stopped talking and turned round to look at me. So it was a horrible feeling, and the first thing I did was apologize to him

for being late and disturbing everyone, and then I went to find a seat at the back as soon as possible!
Thankfully though, the guy who was sitting next to me was nice enough to tell me everything that I’d missed, which I was extremely grateful for. But the only unfortunate consequence was that I hadn’t really left a very good first impression on my lecturer, as you can imagine! So I decided to make a big effort, from then on, to always be on time for his lectures, which I’m happy to say I have been up to now!
Go off: to start making a noise as a signal or warning
Sleep through: to remain sleeping although there is a lot of noise around you
Get to know: to start to be familiar with someone or something Splitting headache: a very bad pain in your head
Hung-over: feeling ill with a bad pain in the head and often wanting to vomit after having drunk too much alcohol
Grateful to somebody for doing something: feeling that
you want to thank someone because they have given you something or have done something for you
Leave/make a good/bad impression on:
to provide a lasting memory for someone after one has left
Make an effort to do something: To try hard to do or get something
On time: be punctual


QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
How often do you make appointments?
Once in a while, only it’s absolutely essential. I would love to give a ring to my buddies to have some chit-chat, or inbox him or her directly via Facebook messenger, which is much quicker and more convenient to reach at somebody.

Do you think it is important to be on time? = Is it important to be punctual in your country?
I think it is extremely important to be on time as often as possible, especially when I’ve an agreement with others to meet at a certain time, I think it’s one way to respect someone else and let people know that they are important and their time matters. On top of that, it is a way of helping people get things accomplished more smoothly. I also think some people are a little too inflexible about their time.

 

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IELTS topics and questions which was administered in the UK

Academic IELTS in the UK, Newcastle on December 2018

 

Listening Test

 

Section 1. Holiday booking form.

Section 2. About a new gym in the neighbourhood.

Section 3. About active volcanoes in the world.

Section 4. About baobab trees in Africa.

 

Reading Test

 

Passage 1. About koalas in Australia.

Passage 2. About intelligence and logical thinking.

Passage 3. Don’t remember.

 

Writing Test

 

Writing task 1 (a report)

 

We were given a bar chart showing snow depth in Canada in six cold months for 3 consecutive years.

 

Writing task 2 (an essay)

 

Children and teenagers are committing more and more crimes in many countries. Why is this happening? How can we stop or at least reduce youth crime?

 

Speaking Test

 

Interview

 

– What is your full name?

– Can I see your ID?

– Where are you from?

– Do you work or study?

– What do you do?

– What weather do you like? Why?

 

Cue Card

 

Describe a sport that you watch and would like to practice it. Please say

 

– what sport this is

– why you like it

– when and how you would start doing it.

 

Discussion

 

– What is the importance of sport in our society?

– How is sport related to business?

تست IELTS و لهجه ها: آنچه شما باید بدانید

 

 

باید ها و نباید ها در speaking و Listening آیلتس نوشته شده توسط دکتر آرین کریمی یکی از بهترین مدرسان آیلتس در تهران


به عنوان یک استاد آیلتس، سوالات زیادی در مورد لهجه در آزمون speaking آیلتس و همینطور Listening آیلتس ازم من پرسیده میشه . به ویژه برخی میخواهند بدانند که چه جور لهجه ای در قسمت لیستنینگ آیلتس خواهد شنید و چطور باید لهجه خود را در قسمت اسپیکینگ آیلتس بهتر کنند و در واقع چه لهجه ای مورد قبل اگزمینر آیلتس هست. در اینجا به نکاتی در مورد باید ها و نباید هایی که در بخش لیستنینگ و اسپیکینگ آیلتس باید انجام دهید اشاره خواهم کرد.

 

آیا با فرمت تستهای آیلتس آشنایی کامل دارید؟

 

شک دارم که قبلا در مورد فرمت تستهای آیلتس نشنیده باشید ولی به خاطر داشته باشید که شما باید در تمام بخشهای آیلتس با فرمت تستها آشنایی کامل داشته باشید و سپس در آزمون رسمی آیلتس شرکت کنید تا به موفقیت در آیلتس برسید. توصیه میکنم که تنها به دانش زبان خود اکتفا نکنید و ابتدا مطمئن شوید که با فرمت آزمون آیلتس در کلیه بخشهای آزمون و همچنین زمانبندی آزمون آیلتس در ریدینگ ، رایتینگ ، لیستنینگ و حتی اسپیکینگ کاملا آشنا شوید. مهمتر اینکه با انواع سوالات آیلتس به ویژه در بخش ریدینگ آیلتس که بالغ بر 15 نوع هست تسلط کامل پیدا کنید. ( بهترین و کوتاهترین راه برای رسیدن به توانایی کامل در آیلتس شرکت در یک دوره فشرده آیلتس تخصصی زیر نظر یک استاد خوب آیلتس است ) جهت اطلاع از دوره های متنوع آیلتس دکتر آرین کریمی اینجا کلیک بفرمایید.

 

نکاتی که در بخش Listening آیلتس نیاز دارید بدانید عبارتند از :

 

زمان آزمون لیستنینگ آیلتس 30 دقیقه است و در انتهای آزمون شما 10 دقیقه فرصت خواهید داشت تا جوابهای خود را به پاسخنامه لیستنینگ آیلتس انتقال دهید.

شما هر بخش از 4 بخش Listening آیلتس را که از قبل ضبط شده است را فقط یک بار خواهید شنید و باید همزمان با شنیدن به سوالات آیلتس در این بخش پاسخ دهید.

در هر دو نوع آزمون آیلتس : آیلتس آکادمیک و آیلتس جنرال چهار بخش در قسمت Listening آیلتس وجود دارد :

دو مکالمه متفاوت : یکی با دو نفر در یک محیط اجتماعی روزمره و دیگری بین دو تا چهار نفر در یک محیط آکادمیک و دانشگاهی در مورد یک موضوع آکادمیک و علمی.

دو سخنرانی تک نفره : یکی در محیط اجتماعی روزمره و دیگری در مورد یک موضوع علمی.

 

نکته مهم در بخش لیستنینگ آیلتس : لهج های متفاوتی در بخش Listening آیلتس نظیر: استرالیایی ، نیوزلندی ، بریتیش و لهجه مرسوم در آمریکای شمالی را خواهید شنید. بنابراین، سعی کنید به لهجه های متنوعی گوش کنید و خود را با اکثر لهجه های انگلیسی آشنا سازید ولی به یاد داشته باشید اگر با دو لهجه اصلی یعنی امریکن و بریتیش آشنایی کافی داشته باشید به ویژه تفاوتهای این دو لهجه را بدانید به راحتی میتوانید لهجه های دیگر را نیز متوجه شوید.

 

لهجه ای که شما در آیلتس میشنوید استاندارد است نظیر لهجه ای که در یک مرکز تجاری بزرگ در شهرهایی نظیر لندن یا سیدنی میشنوید. بنابراین قرار نیست شما لهجه های روستایی یا گویشی را که در یک منطقه خاص استفاده میشود را فرا بگیرید.

 

پیش از شرکت در آیلتس به شما پیشنهاد میکنم خود را با اکسنتهای مختلف در زبان انگلیسی آشنا سازید. یکی از راه های خوب برای بهتر کردن لهجه شما دیدن ویدئوها به زبان انگلیسی در سایتهایی نظیر یوتیوب و ... و آشنایی با انواع اکسنتهای زبان انگلیسی هست. همچنین به شما توصیه میکنم به رادیوهای خارجی کشورهایی نظیر کانادا ، انگلستان ، استرالیا و امریکا مثل B.B.C و VOA گوش دهید و تمرین کنید. و همچنین برنامه های تلویزیونی به زبان انگلیسی مثل sit-coms و dramas . علاوه بر اینها اخبار انگلیسی و فیلم هم خیلی میتوانند در تقویت لیستنینگ آیلتس به شما کمک کنند.

 

سعی نکنید لهجه خود را تغییر دهید یا به اصطلاح تقلید کنید

 

برخی از شرکت کنندگان آزمون آیلتس فکر میکنند با عجیب و غریب صحبت کردن بطوری که طرف مقابل درست متوجه نشود چه میگویند میتوانند نمره آیلتس خود را ارتقا بدهند. به شما اکید توصیه میکنم به جای راهکارهای غیر معقول و عجیب بر روی موارد زیر تمرکز کنید :

 

  1. افزایش دامنه لغات انگلیسی

( Improving your vocabulary)

 

  1. نظم بخشیدن و دسته بندی کردن افکار و ایدهایتان

(Organizing your thoughts and ideas)

 

  1. صحبت کردن بصورت واضح و طبیعی

( Speaking clearly at a natural pace )

 

  1. انتخاب یک لهجه واحد برای خودتان مثلا امریکن یا بریتیش

( Don’t mix them up!!! Finally, US or UK?)

 

  1. یادگیری استرس گذاری درست بر روی لغات

(Consult a dictionary to learn about word stress rules)

 

  1. اینتونیشن درست یعنی افت و خیز صدا و پرهیزاز صحبت کردن بصورت یکنواخت و کسل کننده – روشهای صحبت کردن با Intonation صحیح را در این مقاله بخوانید >>> اینجا کلیک کنید <<<<

(Avoid speaking monotone)

 

  1. اگر مطمئن نیستید که چطور یک کلمه انگلیسی را درست تلفظ کنید در دیکشنری چک کنید

(Look it up in a dictionary )

 

 

هر قدر شما موثرتر ارتباط برقرار کنید شانس شما در اخذ نمره بالاتر در قسمت اسپیکینگ آیلتس و حتی لیستنینگ آیلتس افزایش پیدا میکند.

 

کلام آخر، همانطور که اشاره شد قبل از شرکت در آیلتس مطمئن شوید که تمامی نکات آیلتس و بخشهای آیلتس را میدانید. همچنین از متریال آیلتس که بصورت آنلاین در سایتهای مختلف آموزش آیلتس و در قسمت جدیدترین منابع آیلتس در سایت آموزش آیلتس دکتر آرین کریمی وجود دارد استفاده کنید. علاوه بر این، از کلاسهای آنلاین آمادگی آیلتس و کلاسهای حضوری آیلتس ما در شهرک غرب و سعادت آباد بهرمند شوید تا نکات طلایی آیلتس را در کمترین زمان ممکن فرا بگیرید. در زندگی روزمره خود روزانه به کانالها رایوها و برنامه های مختلف به زبان انگلیسی گوش فرا دهید تا با زندگی روزمره به زبان انگلیسی که در آینده ای نزدیک در انتظار شماست و برایش برنامه ریزی کرده اید بیشتر آشنا شوید.

از کارهای بیهوده نظیر عوض کردن لهجه خود و تقلید کردن افراطی بپرهیزید و خودتان باشید.

 

به امید موفقیت تک تک شما در آزمون آیلتس و دیدار شما در جلسات آمادگی آیلتس ما

Details of the IELTS Reading Test

 

Dr.Arian karimi's IELTS Reading Class

 

 

 dr.arian karimi ielts reading tips

 

کلاس تخصصی ریدینگ آیلتس دکتر آرین کریمی

 


The Reading Type of Questions


1. Multiple choice

2. Short answer questions

3. Sentence completion questions

4. Notes/ table/ form/ summary/ flow chart/diagram /completion questions

5. Yes, no, not given or True, false, not given

6. Classification questions

7. Matching

8. Choosing headings

9. Scanning & identifying location of information

10. Labelling a diagram which has numbered parts

 

Procedure of the Test

 

The reading module is the second test you do on the test day.

You are given a question booklet and an answer sheet. There is no time, unlike in the listening test, at the end to transfer answers so you have to write your answers directly onto the answer sheet.

You are given 60 minutes for the test.

The test instructions indicate how much time you should spend on each section of the test.

 

Structure of the Test

 

The test is divided into three sections.

You are given a reading passage with questions in each section. The questions can be both before and after the passages.
The topics of the passages are of general interest and come from magazines, journals, books and newspapers. At least one of the passages will present a logical argument.

The texts increase in difficulty as the test progresses. There may be a glossary of technical words.

There are 40 questions in total. Each of the three sections has around 10-15 questions and there are at least two types of questions in each section.

 

IELTS Scoring

You are given a mark for each of the 40 questions. Your result is converted into a score which corresponds to one of the bands from 1-9. You will see the band on your result sheet. You can be awarded a whole band or a half band for the reading section.


1. Multiple Choice

There are three types of multiple choice questions in the IELTS reading exam.


Type 1. Where there is one possible answer.

Type 2. Where there are multiple answers for only one mark.

Type 3. Where there are multiple answers and one mark for each.

 

For these questions you may be given the start of a sentence which you have to complete with one out of four choices. Or you may be presented with a question and asked to find two, three or four items in a list of answers.

You could be asked to identify facts or opinions in the texts.

Multiple choice questions can test both your global understanding of the text or ask you for specific information. This means you will have to make the decision yourself whether to skim or scan the text.

 

Look at the 3 examples below.

 

Type 1 : Questions 1-3

 

Choose the appropriate letters A-D and write them in boxes 1-3 on your answer sheet.

 

1 According to information in the text, asparagine

A is poisonous.
B can cause cancer.
C is harmless unless heated.

D should only be eaten in small amounts.

 

2 According to information in the text, acrylamide

 

A has been found in lots of fried food.

B has been found in snacks in Sweden.

C is only found in western cooking.

D is in water.

 

3 According to information in the text, process foods

A should be avoided.

B are cheaper.

C are full of chemicals.

D are the most tasty foods.

 


Type 2 : Question 4

Write TWO letters A-F in box 4 on your answer sheet.

 

4 Which TWO examples of food is asparagine found in?

A peanuts

B rice

C French fries

D asparagus

E chocolate

F bananas


Type 3 : Questions 5 - 7

 

The list below gives some of the problems for dieters raised by Dr Jones.

 

Which THREE of these problems are mentioned by the writer of text?

 

A Accessible junk food.

B Coffee bars and after-work drinks.

C Partners.

D Stress & emotional situations.

E Saboteurs and false friends.

F Weakened resolve.

 

Also note that you may be asked to circle ONE, TWO, THREE or FOUR letters.

 

How to do the multiple choice questions

 

Read the instructions carefully and check how many letters you need to circle.

Skim all the questions and the answer choices quickly. As you do this,underline the key words (the words that give you the most
information).


Try to get an idea of the topic you will be reading about from the vocabulary of the questions.

Look at any illustrations or diagrams that go with the text.

Go back to the first question. Decide if you are looking for specific information or whether the question requires you to understand the whole text . Then either scan or skim the text, as appropriate, to find the answer.

Read the relevant part of the text very carefully.

Don’t leave any questions unanswered.

 

Keep in Mind


To read the stem or question carefully.

To eliminate unlikely answers.

 

Do as many of the following multiple choice questions as you can:

Focus on IELTS: p.45, p.73, p.91

IELTS Preparation & Practice (R&W): pp.7-8, p.20, pp.29-30, p.41


Cambridge IELTS 1: p.26-27

Cambridge IELTS 2: p.40, p.44, p.89.

Cambridge IELTS 3: p.21, p.46, p.71, p.90, p.95.

Cambridge IELTS 4: p.29, p.67, p.69, p.91

Cambridge IELTS 5: p.18, p.22, p.27, p.42, p.74

Cambridge IELTS 6: p.66, p.96

Cambridge IELTS 7: p.28, p.43, p.73, p.77, p.98

IELTS Foundation: p.22, p.25, p.26, p.32, p.34, p.36

IELTS Academic Practice Tests: p.33, p.40, p.45, p.65, p.66

Action Plan for IELTS: p.98

Test Builder: p.30, p.50, p.51, p.57, p.62, p.81, p.92, p.111, p.116

IELTS to Success: p.72, p.81, p.89

 

2. Short answer questions

 

There are two types of short answer questions in the IELTS reading exam.


Type 1. Questions

Type 2. Lists

 

These questions will usually tell you to write your answers in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. So you can answer with one word, two words or three words but no more. However, this is not always the case, so check the rubric carefully.

For these questions, like the multiple choice questions, you have to apply both skimming and scanning techniques.

Also note that the answers should not require a hyphenated word (e.g. non-smoker ) or a contraction (e.g. They’ve).

If the answer requires a number, you can write it as a numeral (e.g. 6) or a word (e.g. six) or a combination of a numeral and a word(e.g. 6 million).

 

Look at the 2 examples below.

 

Type 1 :  Questions 1 and 2

 

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS, answering the following questions.

 

Write your answers in boxes 1 and 2 on your answer sheet.

 

1 How old was Spencer when he did his first degree?

2 Which teacher was instrumental in Spencer’s success?

 

Type 2 : Questions 3 - 5

 

List FOUR reasons for Spencer being a child prodigy.

 

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

 

Write your answers in boxes 3-5 on your answer sheet.

3 ……………………………………………….

4 ……………………………………………….

5 ………………………………………………..

 


How to do short answer questions

 

Read the instructions carefully.

Skim all the questions quickly. As you do this: underline the key words.

Decide what information you need to find in the text.

Look out for question words like ‘where’ and ‘who’ which indicate you should listen for specific things like places and people.

Go back to the first question and decide what part of the text you need to read.

Read the part carefully to find the answer.

You may use your own words. You don’t have to write a complete sentence but it does have to be grammatically correct.

 

Notice that,


If you don’t know the meaning of any of the words in the questions, look at the other questions. They might have some associated vocabulary in them to help you guess the meaning.

The answer could be one word, two words or three words but not four or more.

If you think you need more than three words your answer is probably incorrect.

 

Practice


Do as many of the following short answer questions as you can:

 

Focus on IELTS: p.36, p.66, p.114, p.169

Cambridge IELTS 2: p.8, p.11, p.32, p.78

Cambridge IELTS 4: p.26, p. 73, p.77

Cambridge IELTS 6: p.21

Cambridge IELTS 7: p.20, p.29, p.47, p.68, p.91, p.99,

IELTS Foundation: p.28, p.32

IELTS Academic Practice Tests: p.41, p.45, p.53

Test Builder: p.86, p.112

IELTS to Success: p.69, p.89, p.90, p.93

 

3. Sentence completion questions

There are two types of sentence completion questions in the reading exam.


Type 1. With a selection of possible answers.

Type 2. Without a choice of possible answers.


These questions require you to complete the end of a sentence.

The questions appear in the same order as the information in the text.

Type 2 questions are similar to the short answer questions in that they will always tell you to write your answers in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS . So you can answer with one word, two words or three words but not more. They will also tell you to use words from the reading passage.

As with short answer questions: Also note that the answers should not require a hyphenated word (e.g. non-smoker) or a contraction (e.g. They’ve). Also, if the answer requires a number, you can write it as a numeral (e.g. 6) or a word (e.g. six) or a combination (e.g. 6 million).

 

Look at the example below.

 

Type 1Questions 1 – 3

 

Complete each of the following statements (Questions 1-3) with the best ending A-F from the box below.

 

Write the appropriate letters A-F on our answer sheet.

 

1 Incorporating organic and inorganic matter

2 Spent mushroom compost

3 Adding potassium regularly


A makes the soil more alkaline.

B will help to encourage flowering and fruiting.

C makes roots stronger.

D encourages vigorous growth.

E will help hold moisture in the soil.

F will improve aeration.


Type 2 : Questions 4-6

 

Complete the sentences below with words taken from the passage.

 

Use NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.

 

Write your answers in boxes 4-6 on your answer sheet.

 

4. Bulbs should be stored ………. .

5. Seeds may deteriorate if exposed to ………. .

6. Summer flowering annuals should not be planted until after ……… .

 


strategy for doing sentence completion questions

 

Read the instructions carefully.

Quickly read through all the sentences halves. As you do this underlinethekey words.

Try to work out what information you need.

Think about the grammatical form as well as the vocabulary that should follow immediately from the stem.

Go back to the first sentence and decide what information you need to complete it.

Find the place where the information should be in the text and read it carefully.

Look out for synonyms and parallel expressions because the questions are not likely to use the same words as those in the text.

Make sure your sentences make sense both logically and grammatically.

 

Remember


For type two, the answer could be one word, two words or three words but not four or more.

If you think you need more than three words your answer is probably incorrect.

 

Practice

 

Do the following sentence completion questions:

 

Focus on IELTS: p.30

Cambridge IELTS 1: p.90

Cambridge IELTS 2: p.100

Cambridge IELTS 3: p.22, p.72

Cambridge IELTS 4: p.90

Cambridge IELTS 5: p.47, p. 97

Cambridge IELTS 6: p.47, p.50

Cambridge IELTS 7: p.21, p.52, p.95

IELTS Foundation: p.32, p.33, p.34, p.35, p.36

Action Plan for IELTS: p.97

Test Builder: p.18, p.80, p.91, p.112

IELTS to Success: p.73, p.80, p.81, p.93

 

4. Notes / table / form / summary / flow chart / diagram / completion questions


These questions ask for specific information.

There are two types of these completion questions in the IELTS reading exam.


Type 1. With a selection of possible answers.

Type 2. Without a choice of possible answers.

 

These questions require you to:

Ø insert a word or phrase in the middle of a sentence

Ø insert a word in the middle and another word at the end of a sentence

Ø write words or phrases that are not in sentences

Ø write a letter that represents a word or phrase

 

For Type 1 questions the words or phrases provided will be different from the words in the text. There will be more words than gaps.

 

Type 2 questions are similar to the short answer questions in that they will tell you to write your answers in NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS. So you can answer with one word, two words or three words but no more.

 

As with short answer questions: Also note that the answers should not require a hyphenated word (e.g. non-smoker) or a contraction (e.g. They’ve).

 

If the answer requires a number, you can write it as a numeral (e.g. 6) or a word (e.g. six) or a combination (e.g. 6 million).

 

Look at the 2 examples below.

 

Type 1 : Questions 1-5

 

Complete the table below using the words from the box.

Write the appropriate letters A-G against Questions 1-5.

 

 

Health Problem

 

Food

High blood

(1) ………..

pressure &

cholesterol

 

Cancer of the

(2) ………..

colon

 

 

Heart Disease

 

(3) ………..

Infections

(4) ………..

Diabetes

(5) ………..

 

A oats & rice

B honey

C corn & wheat

D spices

E nuts & seeds

F herbs

G oils

 

 

 

 

 

Type 2 : Questions 6 –8

 

Complete the notes below.

 

Choose NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the reading passage for each answer.

 

Write your answers in boxes 6-8 on your answer sheet.

 

Some foods like shellfish, meats and ….6… may cause food poisoning if they have been infected by …7 … . One of the most common types of food poisoning is …8… .



Strategy for doing these completion questions

 

Read the instructions carefully.

Look at the table or form etc carefully:

Examine any headings or subheadings

Try to get an idea of the topic.

Decide what section of the passage the exercise covers.

Anticipate grammatical formas well as vocabulary.

If a box of answers is given, see if you can guess any of the matches & eliminate unlikely answers.


If the question is in the form of a table,work out which way it is best to read it – horizontally or vertically.


If the question is in the form of a summary, read through it firstand see if you can guess any of the missing words.


Take each gap one by one and search the text for the best word(s) to fill the gap.

 

Remember


If there is a box of answers, there will be at least two you don’t need.

If there is no box, the answer could be one word, two words or three words but not four or more.

If you think you need more than three words your answer is probably incorrect.

There may be alternative rubrics for these completion questions e.g.

‘complete the notice’ or ‘complete the explanation’ or ‘complete the news report’.


Practice


Do the following completion questions, examining the differences between them as you do them:

 

Focus on IELTS: p.66, p.98

notes: p. 20, p.50, p52, p.82, p97, p.98, p.130, p.169, p.172

table: p.36, p.38, p.133, p.146, p.161, p.163, p.172

form: p.65, p.114

flow chart: p.146, p.163

diagram: p.170

Cambridge IELTS 2:

form: p.7, p. 31,

notes: p.9, p.36, p.58,

table: p.11, p.12, p.13, p.30, p.34, p.37, p.58

Cambridge IELTS 4:

table: p.25, p.68, p.76

summary: p.30, p.44, p.49, p.95

Cambridge IELTS 5:

summary: p.18, p.28, p.40, p.50, p.70, p.92

flowchart: p.41

diagram: p.46

table: p.51, p.88

Cambridge IELTS 6:

summary: p.25, p.29, p.46, p.91, p.97

flowchart: p.74

Cambridge IELTS 7:

summary: p.20, p.29, p.47, p.68, p.91, p.99

table: p.72

IELTS Foundation:

table: p.21, p.25

notes: p.34

summary: p.36

IELTS Academic Practice Tests:

summary: p.37, p.50, p.66

Action Plan for IELTS:

summary: p.103

Test Builder:

table: p.18, p.30

summary: p.57, p.120

chart: p.81

IELTS to Success:

table: p.68

summary: p.80

Insight into IELTS:

table: p.11, p.27


form: p.12

notes: p.18, p.24, p.26

IELTS Preparation & Practice (R&W): summary: p.16, p.25, p.44, p.50 table: p17, p.46, p.48


table: p.22, p.42

form: p.37, p.41

notes: p.40, p.51

 

5. Yes, no, not given or True, false, not given

 

These tasks either ask you to identify the writer’s views or claims in the text or identify information in the text.

 

You will be given a list of statements which are either opinions or facts and you have to decide for:

 

Type 1 if they are opinions, whether they are the opinions of the writer or not or not given in the text.

 

Type 2 if they are facts, whether they are true, false or not given in the text.

 

For type 1 the writers views may not be directly stated, so you may have to work out what is implied.

 

The questions will be in the same order as the text.

 

Look at the 2 examples on the next page.


Type 1: Questions 1-3

 

Do the following statements reflect the situation as described by the writer in the reading passage?

 

In boxes 1–3 on your answer sheet write

 

YES if the statement reflects the situation as described by the writer

NO if the statement contradicts the writer

NOT GIVEN if it is impossible to know what the situation is from the passage

 

1 Increasing the tunnel toll of the new tunnel will result in more people using the other tunnels.

2 The congestion at peak hours was worse before the new tunnel was built.

3 The cost of running a car does not deter purchasing.


Type 2 : Questions 4-6

 

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the reading passage?

 

In boxes 4-6 on your answer sheet write

 

TRUE if the statement is true according to the passage

FALSE if the statement is false according to the passage

NOT GIVEN if the information is not given in the passage

 

4 Most people spend about two hours a day traveling to and from work.

5 The problems of road rage have doubled in the last 10 years.

6 More road accidents happen where drivers are familiar with the roads.

 

How to do Yes, no, not given or True, false, not given questions

 

Read the instructions carefully.

Quickly read through all the statements to get an idea about the topic.

Read the first statement more carefully. Underline the key words so you understand the main point.

Search for the section of the text which deals with the idea or fact.

Once you have found the relevant section, read it carefully. For type 1, if the statement disagrees with the writer’s opinion, then select ‘no’ and if the author doesn’t give an opinion, select ‘not given’. For type 2, if the statement is the opposite to the information in the text, then select ‘false’ and if there is no mention of it, select ‘not given’.

Continue with the rest of the statements.


Practice

 

Do the following yes, no, not given or true, false, not given questions:

 

Insight into IELTS: p.55

Focus on IELTS: p.59

Cambridge IELTS 1: p.26, p.50, p70

Cambridge IELTS 2: p.22, p.26, p.50, p.64, p.68, p.84, p.90

Cambridge IELTS 3: p.21, p.26, p.40, p.49, p.62

Cambridge IELTS 4: p.20, p.45, p.48, p.69, p.90, p.99

Cambridge IELTS 5: p.19, p.23, p.26, p.42, p.45, p.50, p.65, p.69, p.77, p.78, p.88, p.93, p.96

Cambridge IELTS 6: p.24, p.43, p.51, p.65, p.70, p.73, p.88, p.92

Cambridge IELTS 7: p.25, p.29, p.42, p.46, p.51, p.67, p.76, p.91, p.94,

IELTS Foundation: p.29, 32

IELTS Academic Practice Tests: p.41, p.46, p.61

Action Plan for IELTS: p.98

Test Builder: p.17, p.24, p.57, p.61, p86, p.92, p.116, p.119

IELTS to Success: p.76, p.83, p.93

IELTS Preparation & Practice: p.35, p. 51, p.57, p.62, p.65, p.95

 

6. Classification questions

 

These questions ask you to classify information given in the reading text.

 

Classifications are often according to the writer’s opinion or according to a period of time or place.

 

You will be asked to identify a letter which represents one of the classifications for each item in a list of statements.

 

Look at the example

 

Questions 1 -4

 

Classify the following statements as referring to

 

US the United States

J Japan

G Germany

or UK the United Kingdom

 

Write the appropriate letters in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

 

NB You may use any answer more than once.

 

1 The biggest spenders on personal travel.

2 Had the greatest number of international travellers in 2002.

3 Take the majority of their holidays in Western Europe.

4 Employ the most people in the tourist industry.

 

How to do these classification questions

 

Read the instructions carefully.

Make sure you know how many classifications there are and what letters you have to use. (E.g. US, J, G & UK in the exercise above.)

Read the classifications carefully and make sure you don’t confuse the letters which represent each one.

Read the statements/phrases or words beside the question numbers and underline key words.

Start with the first statement and work your way through them one by one, searching the text to find where the information is mentioned.

The questions will not necessarily be in the same order as the text and the wording will probably be different in the text so look out for synonyms and parallel expressions.

When you’ve located the reference in the text, read it carefully and select your answer.

Don’t leave any statements without a letter.

 

Practice

 

Do the following classification questions.

 

Focus on IELTS: p.149

Cambridge IELTS 2: p.35, p.57, p.59, p.82

Cambridge IELTS 3: p.13, p.79, p.82

Cambridge IELTS 4: p.99

Cambridge IELTS 5: p.64

Cambridge IELTS 6: p.20, p.73

Cambridge IELTS 7: p.73

IELTS Foundation: p.30, p.32

Action Plan for IELTS: p.103

IELTS to Success: p.73, p.92

IELTS Preparation & Practice (L&S): p.38

 

7. Matching

 

These questions require you to match a list of opinions to sources mentioned in the text. These questions are used with texts which present a number of different people’s opinions.

 

The sources are usually numbered and the opinions are given a letter each. In the answer booklet you write the letter(s) beside the numbers.

 

There could be more opinions than sources. If so, you will need to write more than one letter beside the question in the answer booklet. If there are more sources than opinions, then one of more or the opinions will be used more than once.

Look at the example on the next page.

 

This example has more opinions than sources.

 

Questions 1-4

 

Look at the following writers (Questions 1-4) and the list of their opinions below.

 

Match each person with their opinion.

Write the appropriate letters A-F in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

 

NB You may use any of the writers’ names more than once.

 

1 Anna Blair

2 Dr Ian Sampson

3 Dean Frazer

4 Jane Langton


List of opinions

A Life experience is essential for a writer.

B Anyone who has a story can write.

C Discipline and organization are just as important as creativity.

D A writer has to be content to work alone.

E The first novel is the easiest to write.

F A good working relationship with ones’ editor is essential for a writer.


How to do Matching questions

 

Read the instructions carefully.

Take the names of the sources one by one and find them in the text and underline them.

When you have located a name, read carefully to see what is said about his/her opinions.

Look at the list of opinions and see if you can make a match.

Remember that the text is not likely to use the same words as the questions, so look for synonyms and parallel expressions.

Also, be aware that the sources may be referred to in more than one place in the text.

The opinions in the task are not listed in the same order as they appear in the text.

Phrases like ‘he said’ or ‘in his opinion’ should help you locate the arguments.

 

Practice

 

 

Do the following matching questions.

 

Cambridge IELTS 1: p.42

Cambridge IELTS 4: p.29, p.44, p.53
Cambridge IELTS 5: p.91
Cambridge IELTS 6: p.43, p.70
Cambridge IELTS 7: p. 77, p.100
IELTS Foundation: p.34, p.35
IELTS Academic Practice Tests: p.30, p.53, p.58, p.62, p.65
Action Plan for IELTS: p.100
IELTS to Success: p.69, p.82, p.89, p.93
Focus on IELTS: p.127
Insight into IELTS: p.52

Preparation & Practice (R&W): p.54, p.66, p.95

 

8. Choosing headings

 

There are two types of headings questions.

 

Type 1. Choosing headings for paragraphs or sections of a text.

Type 2. Choosing a heading for the whole text.

 

Type 1 questions require you to sum up the meaning of a paragraph in order to match it to a bank of possible headings. You may be asked to match every paragraph or section of the text or just a selection of paragraphs.

 

Type 2 questions require you to sum up the whole text.

 

See the 2 examples 

 

Type 1: Questions 1- 3

 

Reading Passage 2 has six paragraphs A-F.

 

From the list of headings below choose the most suitable heading for paragraphs A, B and C from the list of headings below.

 

Write the appropriate numbers i-vii in boxes 1-3 on your answer sheet.

 


List of Headings

 

i A global problem

ii A study into factory emissions

iii The responsibility of citizens

iv Legislation

v The limits of federal law

vi Clean air


1 Section A

2 Section B

3 Section C

 


Type 2 : Question 4

 

From the list below choose the most suitable title for Reading Passage 2.

 

Write the appropriate letter A-E in box 4 on your answer sheet.

 

A Legislation to reduce harmful emissions

B Problems of air pollution.

C Air pollution – a global problem.

D Clean Air

E Reducing harmful emissions

 

How to do choosing headings questions

 

Read the instructions carefully.

Make sure you know which paragraphs or sections you have to sum up.

Read the first paragraph or section and try to sum up, in your own words, what it is about.

Then search through the bank of headings for the best answer.

Make sure the heading you have chosen sums up the entire paragraph and not just one idea within it.

If you have to sum up the entire text. Read the whole text before looking at the bank of headings. Try to think of your own heading and then look at the options.

 

Practice


Do the following matching questions.

 

Cambridge IELTS 1: p.62, p.66, p.82

Cambridge IELTS 2: p.19, p.46, p.69
Cambridge IELTS 3: p.14, p.23, p.42, p.64
Cambridge IELTS 4: p.22, p.70, p.96
Cambridge IELTS 5: p.66, p.85
Cambridge IELTS 6: p.26, p.40, p.85, p.93
Cambridge IELTS 7: p.22, p.48, p. 69,
IELTS Foundation: p.19, p.21, p.24
IELTS Academic PracticeTests: p.30, p.36, p.47, p.55
Action Plan for IELTS: p.101
Test Builder: p.23, p.29, p.49, p.115
IELTS to Sccess: p.74, p.83, p.84
Insight into IELTS: p. 43
Focus on IELTS: p.42
Preparation & Practice (R&W): p.17, p.25, p.32, p.76, p.80, p.96

 

9. Scanning and identifying location of information


These questions require you to scan the text to find the location of information. You will be given a set of statements and you need to find the paragraph each one comes from.

 

Questions 1-5

 

The passage has ten paragraphs labelled A-J.

 

Which paragraphs contain the following information?

 

Write the appropriate letters A-J in boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet.

 

NB You may use any letter more than once.


1 Concern that recycling is not profitable.

2 Explanation of why fees for dumping waste should be increased.

3 The best way to deal with garbage.

4 The problem of decaying organic waste.

5 Recycling of automobiles.


How to do scanning and identifying location of information questions

 

Read the instructions carefully.

Quickly read the statements to get an idea of what the text is about.

Take the statements one by one. Underline the key words.

Next search the text to find where the information is mentioned.

Remember to look for synonyms and parallel expressions because it is likely that the statements express the ideas differently to the way they are expressed in the text.

 

Practice


Cambridge IELTS 1: p.86, p.89
Cambridge IELTS 2: p.67, p.90
Cambridge IELTS 4: p.52, p.94, p.95
Cambridge IELTS 5: p.22, p.64, p.73
Cambridge IELTS 6: p.20, p.24, p.65, p.67, p.92, p.97
IELTS Foundation: p.26
Action Plan for IELTS: p.101
Test Builder: p.84
Focus on IELTS: p.142

 

 

10. Labelling a diagram which has numbered parts

 

 

You will be given a diagram and asked to label it with words from the text or labels given.

Look at the example.

 

Questions 1 - 6

 

Label the booths at the exhibition.

Choose your answers from the box and write them next to questions 1-6.

 

 

 Entrance

Coffee/tea

 

  Exit

 

 

Booth 1

   Booth 12

Oriental Holidays

 

 

 

 

_____1

   Holidays Asia

 

 

 

Booth 2

 

6_____

    Booth 11

Booth 3

5_____

 

 

    Booth 10

Indonesian Tourist Board

 

 

 

Booth 4

 

 

 

_____2

   

     Booth 9

 

 

_____3

    Malaysian Tourist Board

 

Booth 5

 

4_____

 

 

  Booth 8

 

 

Booth 6

     Booth 7

Postal Service

     Asian Art Magazine

     
           

 

 

 

     



 

 

 

Oriental vases
Korean cabinets
Indian rugs
Chinese furniture
Thai silk
Malaysian batik
Tibetan prayer rugs
Balinese woodwork
Oriental art


How to do labeling the diagram questions

 

Read the instructions carefully.

Study the diagram and the labels if they are given.
See if you can guess any of the answers.

The information will be given in the same order as the numbers on the diagram.

Scan the text to find the information. If labels are not provided, make sure you use words from the text.

 

Practice

 

Do the following labeling the diagram questions:

 

Cambridge IELTS 1: p.59

Cambridge IELTS 3: p.31, p.56

Insight into IELTS: p.24

IELTS Foundation: p.21, p.25

IELTS Academic Practice Tests: p.37

Actin Plan for IELTS: p.98

IELTS to Success: p.90

Focus on IELTS: p.36, p.66, p.81*, p.82, p.149

with your cityu login information. This page gives you hints and tips on the test based on 12 recurrent themes.

 

General Tips – Reading

 

Before the Exam

 

Make sure you are familiar with the instructions for the different question types so you can quickly glance at the questions and know what to do.

Read as much as possible.

Work on your reading skills such as ‘guessing the meanings of unknown words’, ‘understanding reference words in texts’ and reading quickly.

 

Read newspaper articles and practise the following:

 

 

Dividing the content into facts and opinions

Finding the topic sentences of paragraphs

writing summaries

Interpreting any diagrams or tables


Thinking of headings you could give to paragraphs

Underlining the pronouns and working out what they refer to

Underlining unknown words and seeing if you can work out what they mean

Reading the first paragraph and seeing if you can predict what will come next

Work on expanding your vocabulary.

Look at the either Focus on IELTS or Insight into IELTS or the glossary in 101 Hints p.172- 174 and choose 5 new words from the vocabulary sections or articles to learn each day.

Write the words on cards and test yourself on the bus or the MTR, on your way to City U.

Do as many practice tests as you can to get used to the rubric and the task types.

 

During the Exam

 

Look through the whole reading module first.

 

Quickly look at the texts. Study any:

 

Titles


Headings

Sub headings


Illustrations

Diagrams

Words in bold type or italics

Read the questions carefully. Identify the question type. Make sure you do exactly what they say.

Read the glossary beside the passage, if there is one.

Don’t spend too long on one question.

If you don’t know the answer, guess. Incorrect answers are not penalised.

Make sure you copy all words taken from the texts correctly as incorrect spelling is penalised.

Don’t forget your answer may be given in a diagram, graph or illustration.

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Writing Test

 

Writing task 1 (a report)

 

We were given a diagram of the new planned structure in a town. We had to summarize and explain it.

 

Writing task 2 (an essay)

 

Scientists agree that many people eat too much junk food and it is damaging their health. Some people think that this problem can be solved by educating people, while others believe that education will not work. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

 

Speaking Test

 

IELTS Interview

 

– What is your full name?

– Can I see your ID?

– Where are you from?

– Do you work or study?

– What subject are you studying?

– Why did you choose it?

– Can you describe your home?

– Which room do you like the most?

– Do you have plants at home?

– Did you ever plant any kind of plants?

– Would you appreciate if someone gifted you a plant?

– Do you have savings?

– Did you give money as a gift to children?

– What is your opinion about giving pocket money to children?

– Did your parents give you money for doing household work?

 

IELTS Cue Card

 

Describe a place you have visited and you traveled by public transport. Please say

 

– What and where is this place?

– Who did you go there with?

– Did you like the experience?

 

IELTS Discussion

 

– How popular is public transport in your city?

– What are the advantages and disadvantages of using it?

– How can these problems be solved?

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متد تدریس تافل منحصر به فرد دکتر آرین کریمی راهیست مطمئن به سوی موفقیت صد در صد در آزمون رسمی تافل در کوتاه ترین زمان ممکن و البته نه با کمترین هزینه بلکه با کمترین انرژی و اتلاف وقت . بنابراین دوره خصوصی تافل فشرده دکتر آرین کریمی بهترین گزینه برای متقاضیان تافل با وقت کم و انگیزه قوی برای مهاجرت یا تحصیل در کشورهای انگلیسی زبان که نیاز به مدرک تافل دارند میباشد. این کلاسها بصورت حضوری در دفتر استاد آرین در شهرک غرب و سعادت آباد و همچنین بصورت دوره آنلاین تافل بصورت ویدئو کنفرانس با کیفیت مشابه کلاس حضوری تافل استاد از طریق اسکایپ یا واتس آپ یا دیگر نرم افزارهای موبایل مثل لاین ایمو و ... در دسترس است . برنامه ریزی مطالعاتی تافل تدریس نکات تافل برگزاری ماک تافل و ارزیابی نمره تافل شما و پشتیبانی شما تا شب امتحان تافل تنها معدود ویژگیهای این دوره های بی مانند تافل است که توسط این استاد با تجربه تافل که به عنوان استاد اساتید تافل و زبان انگلیسی شناخته شده است ارائه میشود. جهت شرکت در دوره تافل بصورت حضوری یا آنلاین و همچنین تعیین سطح تافل در تلگرام در تماس باشید و از خدمات پشتیبانی آموزش تافل ما بهرمند شوید. صداقت سرلوحه کار ماست بنابراین در خواست دوره تضمینی تافل یا خرید مدرک تافل و... نفرمایید . تنها و تنها اگر مصصم به کسب نمره بالای 7 در آزمون تافل آنهم با تلاش و کوشش خود و تحت نظارت مستقیم بهترین استاد تافل یعنی دکتر آرین کریمی هستید با ما در تماس باشید و دوره تافل خود را یک ماه قبل رزرو نمایید. بخاطر داشته باشید که موفقیت در آزمون تافل یک اتفاق نیست و نیاز به مشاور تدریس حرفه ای تافل و همچنین پشتیبانی کامل و همه جانبه تا شب امتحان تافل و مهمتر از همه استادی توانمند در تدریس تافل با سابقه طولانی و درخشان دارد.

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متد تدریس آیلتس منحصر به فرد دکتر آرین کریمی راهیست مطمئن به سوی موفقیت صد در صد در آزمون رسمی آیلتس در کوتاه ترین زمان ممکن و البته نه با کمترین هزینه بلکه با کمترین انرژی و اتلاف وقت . بنابراین دوره خصوصی آیلتس فشرده دکتر آرین کریمی بهترین گزینه برای متقاضیان آیلتس با وقت کم و انگیزه قوی برای مهاجرت یا تحصیل در کشورهای انگلیسی زبان که نیاز به مدرک آیلتس دارند میباشد. این کلاسها بصورت حضوری در دفتر استاد آرین در شهرک غرب و سعادت آباد و همچنین بصورت دوره آنلاین آیلتس بصورت ویدئو کنفرانس با کیفیت مشابه کلاس حضوری آیلتس استاد از طریق اسکایپ یا واتس آپ یا دیگر نرم افزارهای موبایل مثل لاین ایمو و ... در دسترس است . برنامه ریزی مطالعاتی آیلتس تدریس نکات آیلتس برگزاری ماک آیلتس و ارزیابی نمره آیلتس شما و پشتیبانی شما تا شب امتحان آیلتس تنها معدود ویژگیهای این دوره های بی مانند ایلتس است که توسط این استاد با تجربه آیلتس که به عنوان استاد اساتید آیلتس و زبان انگلیسی شناخته شده است ارائه میشود. جهت شرکت در دوره آیلتس بصورت حضوری یا آنلاین و همچنین تعیین سطح آیلتس در تلگرام در تماس باشید و از خدمات پشتیبانی آموزش آیلتس ما بهرمند شوید. صداقت سرلوحه کار ماست بنابراین در خواست دوره تضمینی آیلتس یا خرید مدرک آیلتس و... نفرمایید . تنها و تنها اگر مصصم به کسب نمره بالای 7 در آزمون آیلتس آنهم با تلاش و کوشش خود و تحت نظارت مستقیم بهترین استاد آیلتس یعنی دکتر آرین کریمی هستید با ما در تماس باشید و دوره آیلتس خود را یک ماه قبل رزرو نمایید. بخاطر داشته باشید که موفقیت در آزمون آیلتس یک اتفاق نیست و نیاز به مشاور تدریس حرفه ای آیلتس و همچنین پشتیبانی کامل و همه جانبه تا شب امتحان آیلتس و مهمتر از همه استادی توانمند در تدریس آیلتس با سابقه طولانی و درخشان دارد.

 

خانه آیلتس تهران برگزار کننده کلاس خصوصی آیلتس

 

تدریس خصوصی آیلتس بصورت حرفه ای و تخصصی

 

دوره تک مهارت آیلتس : Speaking - Writing - Reading

 

نمونه سوالات آزمون واقعی آیلتس در بنگلادش

 

 

Interview 


– What is your full name?
– Can I see your ID?
– Where are you from?
– Do you work or study?
– What do you do?
– What food do you like?
– Why do you like it?
– Did you try a new food recently?
– Did you try a foreign food in your childhood?
– Do people of your county like foreign dishes?
– What kind of dishes do they prefer? Why?
– Do you think this trend will continue?
– Can you remember your first teacher at school?
– Tell me about your favourite teacher.
– Do you think teachers in the past were different from teachers today?

Cue Card


Describe a party you have attended recently. Please say

– What and where was it?
– Who did you go there with?
– Did you like it? Why?


Discussion

– Do you usually like parties?
– Do children enjoy parties? Why?
– Why do people arrange parties?
– What are benefits of a party?
– Why do some people hate parties?
– How do people enjoy free time in your county?
– What do you think about outdoor sports and computer games?
– What are the pros and cons for both of them?

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دکتر آرین کریمی با شهرت استاد آرین دارای مدرک بین المللی تدریس آیلتس از انگلستان ( IELTS Teaching Certificate ) و مدرک بین المللی تدریس زبان انگلیسی از انگلستان ( TESOL ) و با سالها تجربه در برگزاری دوره های موفق آمادگی آزمونهای بین المللی زبان انگلیسی نظیر آیلتس تافل جی آر ای و ... با ارائه جزوه منحصر بفرد خود و برنامه ریزی دقیق مطالعاتی و برگزاری جلسات رفع اشکال و تست زنی تاکنون دانشجویان بسیاری را تربیت و به خارج از کشور جهت اخذ پذیرش از دانشگاه های معتبر خارج از کشور و مهاجرت به کشورهایی نظیر آمریکا ،استرالیا ، انگلستان ، هند ، کانادا ، نیوزلند ، دبی ، آلمان ، ایتالیا ، سوئد ، قبرس ، مالزی ، ترکیه ، امارات متحده عربی ، هلند ، تایلند ، چین ، ژاپن ، کره جنوبی و دیگر کشورهای اروپایی و آماده نموده است . و همچنین با برگزاری دوره های تربیت مدرس آیلتس تاکنون اساتید زیادی را تعلیم و به آموزشگاهای معتبر زبان معرفی نموده است مقالات آموزش آیلتس و تافل دکتر کریمی...

 

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