IELTS speaking tests

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Part 1 – sample questions

Part 2 – sample task card

Describe a conversation you had which was important to you.

You should say:

  • when the conversation took place
  • who you had the conversation with
  • what the conversation was about

and explain why the conversation was important to you.

Part 3 – sample questions

  1. What are the main differences between spoken and written communication?
  2. To what extent do you think the media influences how people communicate with each other?
  3. Do you think there are differences in the way men and women communicate?
  4. Do you think that people become better communicators as they get older?
  5. Do you agree that education has a strong and positive effect on people’s ability to communicate effectively?
  6. What impact has the growth of technology had on the way people communicate and how do you think this will develop in the future?

Useful Vocabulary

Modern forms of communication

Non-verbal forms of communication

Informal utterances

Other forms of communication

Reasons for communicating

Effective communication skills

Useful linkers for giving opinions

Sample Answer

Do you think that people become better communicators as they get older?

I think that people’s ability to communicate does improve with age because generally speaking, people get more confident as they gain more experience of life and I believe that confidence is a major factor. On the other hand, some people may become more self-conscious as they got older, particularly when they reach certain stages in their life such as adolescence. For me personally, I feel that I’m a better communicator now than when I was younger.

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