IELTS Speaking – Part 3

What happens?

  • You will have a discussion with the examiner for 4 – 7 minutes

  • The questions might be related to your Part 2 topic, (although not always).

  • The questions are open, and you are expected to elaborate on and develop your ideas

  • The examiner might interrupt or change the next question based on your answers

    • “Can you give me some examples of that?”
    • “Why do you think that has happened?”
    • “Are there any advantages / disadvantages at all?”
  • This isn’t bad thing if this happens! Answer the new question and respond as best as you can.

Here are some Part 3 example questions:

  • Do you think kids should have smartphones?

  • Is candy a good thing to reward children with?

  • What are some advantages of living in the countryside?

  • What can people do to improve the air quality in cities?

  • How has technology changed since you were young?

Notice that the questions are not about you. You have to talk about the topic more than yourself.

Part 3 Techniques and Lessons: 

#1 – Video Lesson – How to give examples in Part 3

  • Learn 6 ways to give examples in IELTS Speaking Part 3

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