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Speaking Tricks to Answer Any Question


Another excellent video from Asiya, it's sad she decided to delete it. But you still can use my summary. Speaking tricks to answer any question on your IELTS exam. Learn 8 easy ways to expand your answer to any IELTS Speaking Part 1 question. In order to get a higher score in IELTS Speaking, you need to show that you speak fluently (read: you are able to answer any question without difficulty) and you demonstrate your vocabulary and grammar skills.


There is a summary of the video. Use it in your speaking practice. Just follow these patterns, again and again, to fix this in your speech.

Speaking Tricks Examples
Show a contrast
but, however
What kind of street do you live on?
I live on a quiet residential street, but every ten minutes a bus passes by, making a terrible noise.
I live on a wide busy avenue in the city centre. However, over the weekend it gets unbelievably quiet.
Add a detail
which, that, who
How did you come here today?
I used the tube, which was absolutely packed this morning, and I had to stand all the way.
What types of public transport do people use in your town?
In London people usually use the tube, which is by far the fastest means of transportation, but they also use buses and trains.
Give and example
like, such as, including, in particular
What do you usually read?
I'm fond of classic literature, including Oscar Wilde and Honore de Balzac.
I mainly read magazines about news and current affairs, such as the Economist, which I buy weekly.
How often do you do sonething Do you like cooking?
I quite enjoy cooking, but, in reality, I only cook two or three times a week when I finish work early.
What are you going to do? Have you ever changed your name?
No, I haven't, but I'm going to take my husband's surname when we get married next month.
No, I haven't, but I like my future wife to take my surname if I ever get married.
What did you use to do? What kind of sports do you play?
I only go to the gym these days, but at school I used to play tennis, basketball and volleyball. I was quite sporty.
Express a preference
I prefer, I'd rather ... than
Do you like reading?
I used to read a lot when I was at school, but these days, whenever I have time, I'd rather go out with friends than spend an evening reading on my own.
Do you watch sports on TV?
To be honest, it doesn't appeal to me, I prefer playing sports to watching other play.
Give reasons
Do you often go on holiday?
I'm trying to travel as much as possible because, for me, that's the most enjoyable way to spend my days off.
I don't travel as much as I wish I could because I've just started a new job and should work hard to prove myself.


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