Rules for gerunds and infinitives

Gerunds and infinitives and when to use each form can be confusing. When there are two main verbs in a sentence, the second verb must be either a gerund (+ing) or an infinitive form of the verb. There are some rules to help you decide when to use gerunds and infinitives. Gerunds and infinitives rule … Read more

Part Two and Three practice 2

Practice answering these Part Two and Three samples. NB No model answer is given for this exercise.   Part Two Describe a hobby/pastime you enjoy You should say What the hobby/pastime is What it involves How often you do it You should also say why you enjoy it Part Three How has the way in … Read more

Part Two and Three practice 1

Practice answering these Part Two and Three samples. NB No model answer is given for this exercise. Part Two Describe a teacher who has had an impact on your life You should say Who the person is How you know them What they are like You should also say why they have had an impact … Read more

Speculating and describing change 3

Consider how the candidate has used different tenses and structures in the sample answer below. Do you think international travel will change in the future? In my opinion, people will travel even more in the future than they do now. We talk about the world being a global village and I think that our interest … Read more

Speculating and describing change 2

Consider how the candidate has used different tenses and structures in the sample answer below. Do you think that the way we travel on a day to day basis will change much in the next 20 years? Hmm, I’m not sure, I guess that public transport will probably become even more popular as it seems … Read more

Speculating and describing change 1

Consider how the candidate has used different tenses and structures in the sample answer below. Has the way in which people travel changed much in the last 10 years in your country? Hmm, you know I don’t think it has really changed that significantly. I am from quite a large city and I think for … Read more

Video: Speculating and describing change

Narration: Speculating and describing change. Let’s consider the three sample questions. The first is asking the candidate to consider changing trends over the last 10 years. To answer this type of question and to demonstrate a range of tenses, we could think of structuring sentences using past tenses, present perfect (from past to now) and … Read more

Part Three questions

Read the Part Three questions which relate to the topic card from the previous exercise. Practice responding to the questions before moving on to the presentation. Describe your favourite way to travel You should say What it is Where you have used it How often you usually use it You should also say why it … Read more

Topic card model answer

Here’s a model answer to the topic card. Describe your favourite way to travel You should say What it is Where you have used it How often you usually use it You should also say why it is your favourite I love travelling by train, anywhere and any length of journey really, but the most … Read more

Topic card review

Topic card review Read the topic card below. Spend one minute making notes then try speaking for 2 minutes. A model answer is on the next page. Describe your favourite way to travel You should say • What it is • Where you have used it • How often you usually use it You should … Read more