Video: Question types

Narration: Question types. In Part Three of the IELTS test, your language ability will be tested in a number of different areas. You may have to express opinions and justify them. You may have to make comparisons. Analyse issues. Describe changes or trends. Talk about advantages and disadvantages. Speculate about the future. Here are some … Read more

Matching topic cards

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Video: Introduction to Part 3

Narration: Part Three. The complete speaking test takes between 11 and 14 minutes. Part Three of the test takes between 4 and 5 minutes. In this section of the test, you will be asked ‘extension’ questions related to the subject of the topic card. The questions you are asked in Part Three will be more … Read more

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson you should have learned… more about the length and structure of Part Three of the speaking test the relationship between Part Two and Part Three the abilities the examiner will be testing you on about some typical Part Two topics and Part Three questions Return to the Unit Menu

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. IN-DEPTH COMBINATION EXPRESS JUSTIFY SPECULATE EXTENSION COMPARISON

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: more about the length and structure of Part Three of the speaking test how Part Two and Part Three are connected and what to expect what specific abilities the examiner is testing you on during Part Three some typical Part Two topics and Part Three questions

Part Two and Part Three practice

Practice Part Two and Part Three of the speaking test. Practice preparing notes and speaking about the topic card below. When you have completed Part Two, play the audio files below to hear some Part Three questions and practice giving your answers. NB There are no model answers for this exercise. Describe your favourite film/movie … Read more