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IELTS Speaking topics - 3

Начало и продолжение темы здесь и здесь. Сегодня последняя часть с вопросами, которые могут встретиться на IELTS speaking. А могут и не встретиться)) В любом случае, проработка всех этих тем в процессе подготовки к экзамену отлично прокачает навык спонтанной устной речи на любую тему.

Подборка тем и вопросов по-прежнему соответствуют юнитам из учебника New English File Intermediate.
 

Тема Work-life balance

тема work-life balance

В рамках этого юнита мы обсудим вопросы, связанные со временем и современным темпом жизни:

- баланс между работой и частной жизнью (work-life balance)

- время, пунктуальность, ценность времени (time, punctuality, value of time)

- темп жизни (pace of life: fast- and slow-paced societies)

-свободное время, интересы, хобби (leisure time, hobbies)

Describe a special occasion for which you arrived late.


You should say
what occasion you arrived late for
when it happened
how you felt


and explain why you were late.


Discussion topics

Punctuality
Do you think it is important to be punctual for appointments? Why (not)?
What do you think about people who are always late?
Normally, how do people make excuses when they are late?

The effects of technology
Do you think modern technology has made people lazy?
How do technologies increase people’s efficiency?
Do they help us to save time?

Time
In what ways are attitudes to time changing in your country?
Some people say that  time speeds up as one grows older. Would you agree?
Is there a difference in the pace of life in different parts of your country?
What are the advantages and disadvantages for a society of living at a fast pace or a slow pace?

 

Describe an interest or hobby that you enjoy.


You should say:
how you became interested in it
how long you have been doing it
why you enjoy it


and explain what benefits you get from this hobby or interest.


Discussion topics

Leisure time
In your country, how much time do people spend on work and how much time on leisure? Is this a good balance, do you think?
Would you say the amount of free time has changed much in the last fifty years?
Do you think people will have more or less free time in the future? Why?
 

slow food

Дальше юнит 5А развивается в сторону обсуждения современной быстрой культуры: в тексте рассказывается о людях и организациях, которые решили изменить мир к лучшему и «остановить мгновенье».

В числе прочего, они всячески прославляют и продвигают местечковые обычаи и традиции. И вот сюда отлично впишутся такие темы:

- локальные фестивали (festivals)

- национальные празднования (national celebrations)

- церемонии и их роль в нашей жизни (the role of ceremonies)

 

Describe a festival that is important in your country.


You should say
when the festival occurs
what people do during it
whether you like it or not


and explain why this festival is important


Discussion topics

Purpose of festivals and celebrations
Why do you think festivals are important events in the working year?
Would you agree that the original significance of festivals is often lost today? Is it good or bad, do you think?
Do you think that new festivals will be introduced in the future? What kind?

Festivals and the media
What role do the media play in festivals, do you think?
Do you think it’s good or bad to watch festivals on TV? Why?
How may globalization affect different festivals around the world?

 

Describe a party that you enjoyed.


You should say:
whose party it was and what it was celebrating
where the party was held and who went to it
what people did during the party


and explain what you enjoyed about this party.


Discussion topics

Family celebrations
What are the main reasons why people organize family parties in your country?
In some places people spend a lot of money on parties that celebrate special family events. Is
this ever true in your country? Do you think this is a good trend or a bad trend?
Are there many differences between family parties and parties given by friends? Why do you
think this is?

National celebrations
What kinds of national celebration do you have in your country?
Who tends to enjoy national celebrations more: young people or old people? Why?
Why do you think some people think that national celebrations are a waste of government
money? Would you agree or disagree with this view? Why?

 

Describe a memorable event in your life.


You should say
when the event took place
where the event took place
what happened exactly


and explain why this event was memorable for you.


Discussion topics

The role of ceremony in our lives
How important are ceremonies in our lives?
Do you see the role of private and public ceremonies changing in the future?

Attitudes to marriage in your country
Have attitudes to marriage changed in recent years?
In what ways do men and women feel differently about marriage, do you think?

Events of national/global significance
What sort of national events make headlines in your country?
Do the media in your country pay more attention to national or global events?

И раз уж мы заговорили о празднованиях и особых событиях, самое время поговорить о подарках.

 

Describe a special gift or present you gave someone.


You should say:
who you gave the gift to
what the gift was
where you got it from


and explain why this gift was special.

 

Describe a present that someone gave you which you liked a lot.


You should say:
what the present was
who gave it to you
why the person gave you the present


and explain why you liked that present a lot.


Discussion topics

Giving gifts in families
On what occasions do family members give gifts to each other?
Is giving gifts important in families?

Gift-giving in society
On what occasions do people in your country usually give presents?
How important is it to wrap presents in an attractive way?
Do people who receive a present open it straight away, or do they open it later? Why?
What situations in business are there when people might give gifts?
How important is gift-giving for a country’s economy?

International aid
What sort of aid do governments give to other countries?
What do you think motivates governments to give aid to other countries?

 

Тема Men and Women

тема men and women

С юнитом 5B Same planet, different worlds вышла незадача)) В учебнике раскрывается тема разницы между мужчинами и женщинами: психология, предпочтения, типичные модели поведения и т.д.

Но ничего похожего на это – по крайней мере, в полном объеме – я не нашла в материалах и пособиях для подготовки к IELTS. Максимум – это несколько разрозненных вопросов в других темах:

Do you think women are more interested than men in the way rooms are decorated?
…из темы Houses

Do men and women tend to like the same kind of TV programs? Why (not)?
…из темы TV

In what ways do men and women feel differently about marriage, do you think?
…из темы Ceremonies and Celebrations.

В качестве компенсации предлагаю фрагмент урока, основанный на этом юните, где мы тренируем английскую интонацию и учимся органично выражать эмоции на английском.
 


Тема Jobs, Work, Career

тема work, jobs, careers

Здесь поговорим о работе во всем ее многообразии:

-выбор профессии в молодом возрасте (choosing a career at a young age)

-факторы, влияющие на выбор карьеры или работы (factors influencing career choices)

-современные технологии на рабочем месте (technologies in the workplace)

-уход на пенсию (retirement)

 

Describe a job or career that you have, or hope to have


You should say
what the job is
what it involves
why you chose it


and explain whether it is rewarding

 

Discussion topics

Work
What do most people consider as important when deciding on a job or career?
A lot of people work too hard these days. What are the effects of this?
How could the problems of overworking be avoided?

Retirement
At what age do you think people should retire from work?
Do you think this should be the same for all jobs?

Technologies in the workplace
What kinds of equipment do most workers need to use in offices today?
How have developments in technology affected employment in your country?
Some people think that technology has brought more stress than benefits to employed
people nowadays. Would you agree or disagree? Why?
What further changes in the way people work do you think we will see in the future?

 

Describe a job that you have done.


You should say
how you got the job
what the job involved
how long the job lasted


and explain how well you did the job.


Discussion topics

What are the advantages and disadvantages for young people of being involved in some kind of work?
What jobs and types of employment are more suitable for young people? Why is this?
When do you think is the right time to choose a career?
What methods of staff motivation do employers use? Are they effective?
In the past, people used to have one career. Nowadays, however, they tend to change jobs and even careers several times during their life. Do you think this is a positive change?
 

from librarian to political reporter

Дальше в учебнике рассказывается об эксперименте, в ходе которого люди на неделю меняют род профессиональной деятельности и пробуют себя в другой роли, например, библиотекарь становится политическим журналистом.

В связи с этим можно поговорить о разнообразных выборах и решениях, которые мы принимаем и которые меняют нашу жизнь.

Describe an important choice you had to make in your life


You should say:
when you had to make this choice
what you had to choose between
whether you made a good choice


and explain how you felt when you were making this choice.


Discussion topics

Important choices
What are the typical choices people make at different stages of their lives?
Should important choices be made by parents rather than by young adults?
Why do some people like to discuss choices with other people?

Choices in everyday life
What kind of choices do people have to make in their everyday life?
Why do some people choose to do the same things every day? Are there any disadvantages in this?
Do you think that people today have more choices to make than in the past?

Тема Shopping, Consumerism 

тема shopping, consumerism

тема money

Эту тему мы смело совмещаем с темой Money из юнита 2А и поговорим о:

-шоппинге (shopping)

-влиянии интернета на потребительские привычки (the influence of Internet on shopping habits/patterns)

-всеобщей одержимости потреблением (consumerism)

-роли рекламы в этой одержимости (the role of advertising)

-покупках и вещах, которые демонстрируют статус (possessions that show status)

 

Describe an open-air or street market which you enjoyed visiting.

You should say:
where the market is
what the market sells
how big the market is

and explain why you enjoyed visiting this market.


Discussion topics

Shopping at markets
Do people in your country enjoy going to open-air markets that sell things like food or
clothes or old objects? Which type of market is more popular? Why?
Do you think markets are more suitable places for selling certain types of things? Which
ones? Why do you think this is?
Do you think young people feel the same about shopping at markets as older people?
Why is that?

Shopping in general
What do you think are the advantages of buying things from shops rather than markets?
How does advertising influence what people choose to buy? Is this true for everyone?
Do you think that any recent changes in the way people live have affected general
shopping habits? Why is this?

 

Describe something you bought that you were not happy with.


You should say:
what you bought
why you were not happy with it
what you did with it


and explain how you felt about the situation.


Discussion topics

Kinds of products people buy in your country
Are there more goods available in shops now than in the past? Why (not)?
Do people generally prefer to buy products from their own or from other countries?
What kinds of products are most affected by fashions from other countries?

Protecting consumers
What kind of techniques do advertisers use to persuade people to buy more?
Who should be responsible for the quality of products: producers, shops or customers?
How could governments protect consumers’ rights?

Или вот так:

Describe a useful website you have visited.


You should say:
what the website was
how you found the address for this website
what the website contained


and explain why it was useful for you.


Казалось бы, при чем тут Money и Shopping, но в третьей части нас незаметно подведут к теме Интернет покупок:

Discussion topics

The internet and shopping
Why do you think some people use the Internet for shopping? Why doesn’t everyone use it in this way?
What kinds of things are easy to buy and sell online?
Do you think shopping on the internet will be more or less popular in the future? Why?

Describe something you own which is very important to you.


You should say:
where you got it from
how long you have had it
what you use it for


and explain why it is so important to you.

 

Discussion topics

How values can change

What kind of possessions show status in your country?
Do you think it was different for your grandparents?

The consumer society
Modern society is often called 'materialistic' . Why do you think this is?
Do you think consumerism is a positive or a negative development?

The consumer market
What is the role of advertising?
How do you think the Internet will affect buying patterns in the future?

 

Тема Films, Cinema, Entertainment

тема cinema, films

В той теме мы поговорим о фильмах, кино и – раз уж на то пошло - любых других развлечениях:

-рост популярности кино (cinema-going habits)

-фильмы, основанные на реальных событиях (films based on real-life events)

-цензура в кино и на телевидении (censorship)

-музыка (music)



Describe a film or a TV program which has made a strong impression on you.


You should say:
what kind of film or a TV program it was
when you saw the film or TV program
what the film or TV program was about


and explain why this film or TV program made such an impression on you.

 

Discussion topics

People’s cinema-going habits nowadays
Do you think the cinema has increased or decreased in popularity in recent years?
In your opinion, will this trend continue into the future?

Making a film or TV drama of real/fictional events
What are the advantages and disadvantages of making films of real-life events?
How important do you think it is for a film-maker to remain true to the original story?

Censorship and the freedom of the film-maker/TV producer
Should films and television be censored or should we be free to choose what to see?
How do you think censorship laws will change in the next 20 years?

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.

 

Discussion topics

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?

Music and society
How important is it for a culture to have musical traditions?
Why do you think countries have national anthems or songs?

Music and technology
How has technology affected the way we make, play and listen to music?
Do you think these are positive developments?


Тема Modern Heroes and Icons, Celebrities and Fame 

тема heroes and icons

тема success and fame

В предыдущих постах эту тему мы объединили с юнитом 3С об успехе. Вот такой круг вопросов можно рассмотреть здесь:

-какие достижения приносят славу и известность в современном мире (how people become famous)

-знаменитости, преимущества и недостатки звездного статуса (being a celebrity: advantages and disadvantages)

-оправданы ли большие гонорары в сфере развлечения и медиа (is it fair/justified?)

-почему люди интересуются знаменитостями (interest in celebrities' lives)

Describe a well-known person you like or admire.

You should say:
who this person is
what this person has done
why this person is well known

and explain why you admire this person.

 

Discussion topics

Famous people in your country
What kind of people become famous people these days?
ls this different from the kind of achievement that made people famous in the past? In what way?
How do you think people will become famous in the future?

Being in the public eye
What are the good things about being famous? Are there any disadvantages?
How does the media in your country treat famous people?
Why do you think ordinary people are interested in the lives of famous people?

Describe a person who has done a lot of work to help people.

You should say:
who this person is/was
where this person lives/lived
what he/she has done to help people

and explain how you know about this person.

 

А дальше мы будем обсуждать благотворительность и прочие дела на благо общества.

Discussion topics

Helping other people in the community
What are some of the ways people can help others in the community? Which is most
important?
Why do you think some people like to help other people?
Some people say that people help others in the community more now than they did in
the past. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Community Services
What types of services, such as libraries or health centres, are available to the people
who live in your area? Do you think there are enough of them?
Which groups of people generally need most support in a community? Why?
Who do you think should pay for the services that are available to the people in a
community? Should it be the government or individual people?


Тема Luck

тема luck

И снова незадача, упс.

Ничего похожего на эту тему я не нашла в материалах для подготовки к IELTS. Это не значит, что ее нет. Возможно, где-то есть; кроме того, составители экзамена постоянно сочиняют новые темы и радуют сдающих))

Так что я не стану притягивать сюда за уши вопросы из других тем, а оставлю тему удачи нераскрытой.

Будем ждать свежих учебников!

Тема Crime

crime genetic research

Честно говоря, с большим трудом могу представить себе тему:

Describe a crime which you committed/witnessed)))

You should say:
what kind of crime it was
when it happened
how you felt about it

and explain why you did this/remember it so well)))

Такой темы, конечно, не встретится. Единственное, что хоть как-то рифмуется с этим юнитом из учебника, это вопрос о генетических исследованиях и их важности. Вот здесь-то как раз и можно поговорить о том, что нужно развивать методы генетических исследований для поимки и идентификации опасных преступников.

Discussion topics

Genetic research
Where can people in your country get information about genetic research?
How do people in your country feel about genetic research?
Should this research be funded by governments or private companies? Why?


Тема TV, Broadcasting, Programs

тема tv

Здесь поговорим о:

-телевидении, его роли и популярности (the role and populrarity of TV)

-цензуре (censorship)

-влиянии телевидения на неокрепшие детские умы (the influence of TV on children)

-интерактивных программах (interactive programs)

-дальнейшем развитии телевидения (the development of broadcasting)

Describe a TV series which you enjoy watching.


You should say:
what the series is about
who presents it/acts in it
how often it is on


and explain why you enjoy watching the series so much.


Discussion topics

Foreign TV programs
What kind of foreign TV programs are popular in your country?
What are the advantages of having foreign-made programs on TV?
Some people think governments should control the number of foreign-made TV programs being shown. Do you agree? Why?

Children and TV
What do you think are the qualities of a good children’s TV program?
What are the educational benefits of children watching TV?
Many people think adults should influence what children watch. Do y ou agree? Why?

Changes in the media
What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of having TV broadcast 24 hours a day?
In what ways have advances in technology influenced the way people watch TV?
What changes do you think will occur in broadcast media in the next 20 years?

Describe a TV or radio program you enjoyed when you were a child.


You should say:
what the program was about
when it was on
where you watched or listened to it


and explain why you enjoyed this program.


Discussion topics

TV and radio in your country
In your country, which do people prefer: watching TV or listening to radio? Why?
What kind of programs are most popular?
Do men and women tend to like the same kind of programs? Why (not)?

The effects of TV
Some people think that watching TV can be a negative influence. Would you agree?
What benefits can TV bring people?
What priorities do you think TV stations should have?

Developments in interactive TV
What kind of interactive programs are there in your country?
Are these a good or a bad development? Why?
What kind of programs will there be in the future, do you think?

А вот эту тему мы уже видели выше, в теме про фильмы. Но ничего страшного, повторение – мать учения, кроме того, мы все же поменяем ракурс с фильмов на телевидение.

Describe a film or a TV program which has made a strong impression on you.


You should say:
what kind of film or a TV program it was
when you saw the film or TV program
what the film or TV program was about


and explain why this film or TV program made such an impression on you.

 

Discussion topics

Making a film or TV drama of real/fictional events

What are the advantages and disadvantages of making films of real-life events?
How important do you think it is for a film-maker to remain true to the original story?

Censorship and the freedom of the film-maker/TV producer
Should films and television be censored or should we be free to choose what to see?
How do you think censorship laws will change in the next 20 years?

И раз уж мы заговорили о телевидении, можно обсудить и печатные средства массовой информации:

Describe a newspaper or magazine article that you found interesting.


You should say:
what it was about
where you read it
how it made you feel


and explain why you found this article interesting.


Discussion topics

Mass-media coverage
What sort of national events make headlines in your country?
Do the media in your country pay more attention to national or global events?

 

А теперь, когда вся работа по компиляции сделана, можно скачать темы для IELTS Speaking из этого и предыдущих постов. Скачивайте и пользуйтесь на здоровье при самостоятельной подготовке к IELTS или на уроках со своими питомцами учениками)) Принимаю благодарности))

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Автор: Дарья Масловская

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