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Express way to IELTS in 20 days# 20 – IELTS listening & Speaking (Listening section 4, Speaking part 3 two-way discussion)

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Express way to IELTS in 20 days# 20 – IELTS listening & Speaking (Listening section 4, Speaking part 3 two-way discussion)

Express way to IELTS in 20 days# 20

IELTS listening & Speaking (Listening section 4, Speaking part 3 two-way discussion)

IELTS listening section 4

In British Council’s website, there is a section where you can practice English in every skill, including listening. Follow the given link! There you’ll find listening skill practice page which is comprised of exercises in the form that is similar to the IELTS test. You can start with Level A1 then move on to Level A2, Level B1, and Level B2. I truly believe that if you can finish all the exercises, you will significantly improve. IELTS will no more intimidate you.

Check this out : http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening-skills-practice


In section 4 of IELTS Listening test, you’ll hear a short talk by a person on the topic focusing on a more specific area such as superstition belief, how to save marine life, or a history of a place. The audio contains great details and the questions are trickier. There’s a chance that you are unable to catch an answer or two. Keep calm and focus on the next questions. If you keep worry about the points that you lost, you’ll end up with getting no points at all.


As for the Listening test in all sections, write your answers on the question paper and you’ll have 10 minutes after section 4 ends to copy your answers to a separate answer sheet. Now is good time to fill in the items that you left blank, if any. Make the best guess you can. You lose no point if your answer is wrong.


Here are some useful tips for all sections of Listening test.

– Read before you listen – predict the answer

– Read as you listen – focus on the whole question

– Look at 2 questions at once

– Don’t leave the writing to the end

– Practice your shorthand

– Numbers and names – check your spelling

– Don’t write the answer too quickly

– Don’t leave any blank answers

– Listen for repeated information

– Look for clues in the question

Visit the following website to see more details about these tips.


Check this out : http://www.dcielts.com/ielts-listening/10-tips-for-listening/


ielts speaking part 3: Two-way discussion

The third and final section of IELTS Speaking test involves the theme that you are given in the second part; but in wider perspective. If you get the card about tourist destination in part 2, you’re expecting to get the questions regarding tourist industry or community tourism.

Attitudes to tourism

– Why do you think people like to travel to different places in their free time?

– How do you see tourism changing in your country in the future?

Conserving the countryside

– Why is it important to protect the countryside?

– In what ways is the countryside in danger in your country?

Historic buildings and monuments

– Why are historic buildings and monuments important to a city?

– Is it better to keep old buildings, or build new modern ones?

As you can see that they are argumentative questions which require argumentative answers. The examiner expects more than Yes or No or short answer. Add some explanations which may include reasons or examples. Make sure you understand the questions correctly. You may repeat the questions or ask the examiner to explain them in other words. By this way, you can buy some time to think of proper answers. The links listed below will lead you to useful phrases for section 3 of the Speaking test and example questions for practice. Good luck!


Check this out :

IELTS Speaking Part 3: Useful Language

IELTS Speaking Part 3: 50 Practice Questions by Topic