VIP Class Notes (Jesse) [W]

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IELTS Speaking Examples

Do these part 2 questions plus 3-4 part 3 follow up questions

A traffic jam
Describe a time you were stuck in traffic
When it was
Why was there traffic
How long were you in traffic
How you felt

A time you waited for someone
Describe a time you waited for someone
Who you waited for
Where did you wait for them
How long did you wait
Why you had to wait for them

Today we focused on:

Speaking part 2 + 3 mostly. Corrected the / be in the writing.

Writing

Should the international community do more to tackle the threat of global warming?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Global warming has became one of the most significant issues human could face in the modern society, due to greater pollution we caused. Governments from the globe have considered to take some actions to protect our one and only homeland.

In my opinion, all citizens in the world should be more aware of the significance of air pollution, and also be more concerned about their daily activities which might cause even more damage to the earth. The problem of greenhouse gas emissions has became worse and worse as time goes, and also due to the growing demand for minerals and trees with accelerating development of the world. Consequently, the threatening pressure of harm to the earth has increased, for example, humans’ food chain would then be damaged due to the higher temperatures.

With that in mind, governments or all interest groups has been thinking of ways to lower the emissions. A lot of countries have implied some listing rules for the factories’ gas emissions, especially for mining industry. For instance, Australia, which is a country that is known for its excellent performance in exported commodity goods, have once denied an proposal of an establishment of an out-door coal mining area, with the concerns of there would be greater emissions, and sooner causing damages towards eco-system, such as the rising sea level.

In conclusion, actions regarding to the global warming would be necessary and even urgent, as it is everyone’s responsibility to protect the earth, and ourselves from danger.

Should the international community do more to tackle the threat of global warming?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Global warming has become one of the most significant issues humanity / humans / the human race could face in the modern society, due to greater pollution we caused. Governments from around the globe have considered to take some action(s) to protect our one and only homeland.

In my opinion, all citizens in the world should be more aware of the significance of air pollution, and also be more concerned about their daily activities which might cause even more damage to the earth. The problem of greenhouse gas emissions has become worse and worse as time has passed / has gone by, and also due to the growing demand for minerals and trees with the accelerating development of the world. Consequently, the pressure from the threat to the earth has increased, for example, the food chain, we as humans rely on, would then be damaged due to the higher temperatures.

With that in mind, governments or all interest groups has been thinking of ways to lower the emissions. A lot of countries have implied some listing rules for the factories’ gas emissions, especially for the mining industry. For instance, Australia, which is a country that is known for its excellent performance in exported commodity goods, have once denied a proposal for an establishment of an out-door coal mining area / outdoor coal mine , with the concerns that there would be greater emissions, and soon after / eventually causing damages towards the eco-system, such as the rising sea level.

In conclusion, actions regarding to the to combat / to deal with / handle / manage / fix global warming would be necessary and even urgent, as it is everyone’s responsibility to protect the earth, and ourselves from danger.

Grammar

become
became
have become 

regarding = about
in regards to 

I have been to Japan once – experience as of now

I once went to Japan – a past specific time

I am an employee of this company – part of / owned by 
I work for this company / I work for money / I come here for my students – reason 

I have concerns of / about great importance
I have concerns that …. + sentence

the mainly things

Vocabulary

accompany spend time with / chill with / hang out with  

do you like tea or coffee? –  prefer one or the other 
do you like tea or coffee? – these types of drinks


Part 2

Describe a country you would like to visit
Where it is
What it’s like
When do you want to visit
Why you want to visit this country

I have many cherished memories when i was there – …. from when I was there

country = a place overseas / a place other than China / outside of China / leave China

like = am into / am a big fan of / am keen on / am interested in

visit = travel to / go to / journey to / go on a trip to 

Part 3

Do people in your country prefer to be tourists in their own country or in a foreign country?

Part 2

Borrowing something
Describe a time you borrowed something from others ( friend or family member)
What did you borrow
How did you borrow it
What was the other person’s reaction
Why did you need to borrow something

lend (give) / borrow (take)

formal
graduation event / dinner / ceremony