In our last post, we summarized 3 tips for IELTS speaking part 3. This time, we are going to talk about how to polish your answer and achieve a 7.5 band score!
Tip 4：Paragraph building technique
Idea, explain, example
We mentioned this method last time. Here is an example for you:
Q: Do you think it’s important for people to go on holiday?
(Idea): Yes, I think we need to go on holiday at least once a year.
(Explain): We all need to take a break and recharge our batteries from time to time.
(Example): Last summer, I went on holiday to France for a couple of weeks, and it was great to leave all my usual responsibilities behind me. I came home feeling refreshed.
Another way to construct a clear and organized paragraph is: Firstly, secondly, finally…
I suppose there are different reasons why________________.
Firstly, __________________. A second reason could be that___________. Finally, ______________.
Tip 5：Perspective Technique
Except giving out your own opinion on the topic, you can brainstorm more ideas from other perspectives.
Q: How do you think the Internet will affect our lives in the future?
- Personal perspective: I think the Internet will probably replace TVs because most channels people lovewatching, like myself, are already available online.
- Economic perspective: Also, we will do more online shopping. Web-based companies like Amazon are expected to replace traditional shops.
- Educational perspective: Schools and universities might also use the Internet to provide courses, so online learning will become common in everyone’s lives.
Tip 6：Expressing opinions
Try to use different expressions to substitute “I think…”.
I think = reckon/suppose/guess
I’m sure = I am positive/ I am totally convinced
As far as I’m concerned…
As I see it…
Generally speaking, I’d say…
As far as I could tell
According to what I’m aware of…