Month: July 2014

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.31

One more IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. This one seems to be a little more difficult at first glance because of the keywords used – event, change, life, good way – but if you think about it, this is just another in a series of questions about events. 

Some of the events you can use to answer such questions are – graduation (from high school or university), admission (university), getting a good job, getting married, having a baby, moving to a new city or country etc.

 

Describe an event that changed your life in a good way. You should say:
          What is that event?
          When did it happen?
          How this event changed your life?
and do you think that it changed your life in a good way?

 

Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

Before you begin, see how to answer questions in Speaking Part 2 and how to manage your time effectively.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.30

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

Describe a place you have visited.

Describe a historic place.

Describe a holiday.

Describe somewhere you have lived or would like to live.

You should say

Before you begin, see how to answer questions in Speaking Part 2 and manage your time effectively.

IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Q.29

Here’s another IELTS Speaking Part 2 question. Questions about cities and places – your favorite place, a historic place, places you have visited or would like to visit are another common type of question in this exam. Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

 

Describe a city that you enjoyed visiting when you were a child. You should say:
          Where is the city?
          When did you visit?
          What did you do while you were there?
and would you like to visit this city again?

 

Write your answer in the comments box below. Next week, I’ll post a model answer.

Before you begin, see how to answer questions in Speaking Part 2 and manage your time effectively.

Forget grades: Let’s talk learning

For as long as I’ve been a teacher, I’ve known there was something dark and evil about quantitative assessment. You see, I grew up in schools that used marks to sort students into different sections. From 4th to 10th grade, every class was divided into 4 sections:

Section A was for the smart ones
Section B was for those that show potential
Section C was for those that might have some brains but don’t work hard
Section D was for the really stupid ones

There was quite a lot of student movement during the year but the movement was mostly restricted to between Sections A and B, and Sections C and D. Life was probably a lot easier for our teachers, since some 150 students were sorted according to their ability but what was perhaps not taken into account was the impact this sorting had on student minds. (more…)