Common connective words to be used
While taking this test, many non native english speakers do not properly join 2 small
sentences. The proper use of connectives mentioned below will be helpful. Try to use
them in your sentences.
Familiarity with these words would be useful in all IELTS test modules.
Common connective words indicating:
Common connective words to be used
IELTS speaking questions by ieltsboss.com
60 IELTS speaking questions New
IELTS speaking topics (new)
1. What is the meaning of your name?
2. Does your name affect your personality?
3. Tell me something about your hometown.
4. What are the differences in accent between your hometown and
5. What is the character of the people like in your hometown?
6. What is people’s favourite food in the region where you live?
7. Do you think that people have enough time for leisure now?
8. Are there any historic monuments in your region?
9. Describe your Job? How do you spend your typical day?
10. Tell me something about the Hue Festival.
11. How have weddings changed in recent years?
12. Tell me something about the <Holi> Festival. <change with the
festival name of your country>
13. Describe a traditional wedding ceremony.
14. Name a person whom you admire? Why? What influence does he /
she has on your life? Would you like to become like him / her in future?
15. Are there any traditions concerning the birth of a baby?
16. How do you like <The test city> Compare it to your hometown.
How did you get to this place?
17. What place do you like best in Hanoi?
18. What places in Delhi should a foreigner visit?
19. What places would you recommend a visitor to go to in your
20. If you had the choice, where would you choose to live in India?
21. Which parts of India would you recommend a foreigner to visit?
22. Tell me something about your family.
23. Which is your favourite colour?
24. Do you think colours influence our life? How?
25. Which is the best place you’ve been to in India?
26. Who does most of the household chores in your family?
27. Are the traditional sexual roles within the family changing?
28. Why is the divorce rate increasing so rapidly? Is it a problem?
29. What is your opinion of the planning family policy?
30. How do you discipline your child?
31. Is it acceptable for couples to live together without marrying?
32. If you had the choice, would you have a son or a daughter?
33. Are you going to bring your child up any differently to the way your
34. What hopes do you have for your child? (if you are married)
35. Do women still have too heavy a burden in their day to day life?
36. Is the increasing influence of the West largely a positive or negative
37. Are you looking forward to anything in particular in Australia / UK /
38. What do you do in your leisure time?
39. What will you do if you fail the IELTS?
ielts speaking topics / questions asked in oral speech exam
40. Who should bear the responsibility for payment of tuition fees?
41. What can be done to improve education in rural areas?
42. Have recent changes affected your job in any way?
43. Do you agree with private education? Why?
44. What can be done to close the gap between urban and rural areas?
45. If you had the power, what changes would you carry out within
46. Describe a typical working day for you
47. How do you see yourself in ten years time?
48. If you had the opportunity to change your job, what would you do
49. If you had one million dollars, what would you do with it?
50. If you could start your life again, would you do anything differently?
51. What ambitions do you have?
52. Which country/place would you most like to visit?
53. What changes do you think India will see in the next few years?
54. Will any possible future changes affect your job in any way?
55. How do you think you will cope abroad?
56. How does it feel to go abroad for the first time?
57. Are you looking forward to anything in particular in Australia / UK /
58. What do you do in your leisure time?
59. What will you do if you fail the IELTS?
60. Why are you giveing IELTS? What course / job do you intend to
pursue after IELTS.?
This is a probable list of questions that may be asked in speaking
component of english (speech exam) Being confident as public speakers
does help a lot in the exam.
How to add ing in Verb?
As usually ing add in continuous tense. It is common mistake to join/add ing in verb.
Sentence Structure : Subject + to be verb + (Main Verb+ing) + Object.
Example: I am swimming in an ocean all alone.
Main verb is Swim. When you see last two word One VOWEL + One Consonant, you must add extra consonant just like: sit = sitting or (get = getting).
Easily rules: Verb ending in C.V.C means Consonant vowel Consonant
shop = shopping
stop = stopping
Verb with more than one syllable and last syllable in Not Stressed.
Listen = Listening
visit = visiting
Happen = Happing.
One VOWEL + One Consonant in sentense. In consonant last word E then Remove E and add ing just like ( live = living), or I am coming (come = coming).
Any others verb only add ing after the verb. just like playing, going etc.
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IELTS – Tips for the Speaking test With thanks to Dr Vivek.
The test consists of three parts. In the first part the examiner introduces himself and asks you your name, address, interests and occupation. This part, lasting 4 to 5 minutes, is fairly simple if you are not nervous andyour conversational English is adequate.
In the second part you will be given a sheet of paper with a topic written on it. You have to speak for 2 minutes on this topic. You can’t ask for another topic. You are given 1 minute to write down your ideas. A sheet of paper and a pen are provided.
1. Make sure you read all the questions relating to the topic, written on the paper. It usually has two or three parts which you will have to talk about. Don’t miss out any question or you will lose marks.
2. Take the one minute provided to write down all the ideas you get about the topic. You lose no marks if you use up the one minute.
Two minutes can be a long time to talk solo and the notes you make will help you keep talking for the full two minutes.Once you finish your two minutes, the examiner will stop you and then ask you some questions on what you have talked about. The second part
lasts a total of 3-4 minutes.
The third part involves a discussion between you and the examiner on a topic related to what you spoke about in part 2. You will be marked on fluency, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and ideas.
The most important thing which will help you in the speaking test is to use English in your everyday conversations. Avoid using your native language for a few weeks before the test and converse only in English. This will make you confident and you will talk fluently in the test. Watch English movies or English programmes on television to improve your
pronunciation and to expand your vocabulary.
IELTS – Tips for the Writing test With thanks to Dr Vivek.
Actually sit and write out tasks 1 and 2 while practising (US=tice). It is very tempting to think of what you would write and not do the actual writing. You will appreciate the importance of using a structured format and avoiding being repetitive only if you practice writing. Start by reading the How to prepare for IELTS – Writing test manual at the Hong Kong City University site to familiarize yourself with the test and to get useful hints.
Task 2 carries more marks. Spend more time on it. Twenty minutes on
task 1 and 40 minutes on task 2 would be a good balance.
Since task 2 is more important, it may be a good idea to do task 2 first and
task 1 later. However, make sure you write for each task in the allotted
area since the answer sheet has separate areas designated for each task.
For both writing tasks, it is a good idea to jot down your ideas on the question sheet so that you know the outline of what you will be writing. It may take 2 or 3 minutes but the time spent is worth it.
Writing task 1 requires you to describe a graph / table / diagram in AT LEAST 150 words. I had practised on a lot of graphs but the task we had was to describe the data in a table! So practise describing all kinds of graphs / tables. See how much of your writing is 150 words. If you write less that 150 words, you lose marks. If you write more, you are likely to
make more mistakes. Try and stick to around 150 words.
For task 1, first spend some time looking at the graph / table and understanding the information given. Don’t start writing immediately. Make sure you know what each axis of the graph represents and in what units. The following structure is suggested for writing:
A sentence describing what the graph / table shows. Another sentence describing the broad / important trends shown.
Description of the data. It may not be possible to describe all the data as there may be too much data presented. Describe the relevant and most important parts. If there is more than one graph / chart, describe any comparisons or trends that can be made out.
A concluding sentence which sums up the data / trends.
Practise using a variety of phrases to avoid being repetitive. The best practice for task 2, which asks you to present an argument, is to read newspaper editorials and magazine articles on current topics. Thiswill help you develop your ideas. A suggested structure for writing is:
1. Introduce the topic and state your stand, whether you agree or
2. Give arguments in support of your viewpoint supported by relevant
3. State the contrary viewpoint and give reasons why you don’t agree
4. Conclude with a short concluding paragraph.
5. If there is time left at the end, revise your answers and correct any
spelling or grammatical mistakes.