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Express way to IELTS in 20 days# 16 – IELTS listening & speaking (Listening section 3, Speaking part 2 individual long turn 2)

By chulatutor   on 02/06/15
Express way to IELTS in 20 days# 16 – IELTS listening & speaking (Listening section 3, Speaking part 2 individual long turn 2)

Express way to IELTS in 20 days# 16

IELTS listening & speaking (Listening section 3, Speaking part 2 individual long turn 2)


IELTS listening section 3

Another valuable source for improving you listening skill is TED, a nonprofit organizing an event in the form of short, powerful talks. TED is very useful because each talk lasts only 18 minutes or less. It covers diverse topics from magic tricks to neural science, with subtitle in almost every language. Choose a video that matches your interests and watch it with English subtitle. Watch it again without a subtitle. The link to TED website can be found below.

Check this out : http://www.ted.com/talks

IELTS Listening test section 3 of IELTS is relatively harder than the last two, as you may guess. It’s harder because you’ll hear an audio of two or more people talking on a subject. The conversation is longer than the last two sections with greater details.

Since you’re preparing for IELTS Academic Type; and people who taking this type of test are planning to go to study in a university level, the subject tends to involve with academic context such as a student talking to a professor, students talking to a course counselor, or three students discussing a group project. Section 3 may come in form of matching information or short-answer questions.

At this point, getting nervous is not going to help. You have to focus but not too much. Just think you’re listening to your friends talking. Read all questions thoroughly then you’ll know whether you’re waiting for a number or a text. More practice test on Listening test section 3 is on the link below.

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IELTS speaking part 2: Individual long turn 2

In the second part of Speaking Test, you’ll have to produce a two-minute monologue with one minute for preparation. You will be given a card. Written in the card is something like this.


A link to more topics with model answers is given below. Instead of memorizing all the answers of all topics, possibly hundreds of them, you should practice yourself to think faster. Make sure you can deal with it fast and in point, no matter what the topic is about. More effective method is to learn useful vocabularies and expressions that can be applied to any questions.


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IELTS speaking topics and cue cards

IELTS Vocabulary



Pronunciation Practice

For those who are still uncomfortable with English pronunciation, you can try reading out loud. When your lips and tongue get used to the movement patterns of speaking in English, it should be easier. Why not try this website, where the tales, poetries, and many more are available in audio clips. Choose a story that interests you, play the clip, and repeat after it. Remember! The more hours you put in it, the better you get.


Check this out : http://www.repeatafterus.com/iorecorded.php