IELTS Speaking 3

Speaking Tip

The IELTS exam is designed to challenge even the best students, so don't worry if you struggle at some point in the exam. This is completely normal and the examiner will expect it.

It is better to be honest if you don’t understand a question. And if you need some time to think before you answer a question, don't sit in silence with no explanation, Say something like, Let me just think about that for a moment.

Part 1

Answer the questions:

  • What's your favourite colour? [Why?]
  • Do you like the same colours now as you did when you were younger? [Why/Why not?]
  • What can you learn about a person from the colours they like?
  • Do any colours have a special meaning in your culture?

Part 2

You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes.
You have one minute to think about what you’re going to say.
You can make some notes to help you if you wish.

Describe a song or a piece of music you like.

You should say:

  • what the song or music is
  • what kind of song or music it is
  • where you first heard it

and explain why you like it.

Part 3

Answer these questions related to music:

Music and young people

  • What kinds of music are popular with young people in your culture?
  • What do you think influences a young person's taste in music?
  • How has technology affected the kinds of music popular with young people?

Music and society

  • Tell me about any traditional music in your culture.
  • How important is it for a culture to have musical traditions?
  • Why do you think countries have national anthems or songs?

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