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EasyIELTS Speaking Module

1. What is the meaning of your name?


2. Does your name affect your personality?
3. Tell me something about your hometown.
4. What are the differences in accent between your hometown and Hanoi?
5. What is the character of the people like in your hometown?
6. What is people's favourite food in the region where you live?
7. Do you think that people have enough time for leisure now?
8. Are there any historic monuments in your region?
9. Describe your Job? How do you spend your typical day?
10. Tell me something about the Hue Festival.
11. How have weddings changed in recent years?
12. Tell me something about the <Holi> Festival. <change with the festival name of
your country>
13. Describe a traditional wedding ceremony.
14. Name a person whom you admire? Why? What influence does he / she has on
your life? Would you like to become like him / her in future?
15. Are there any traditions concerning the birth of a baby?
16. How do you like <The test city> Compare it to your hometown. How did you get
to this place?
17. What place do you like best in Hanoi?
18. What places in Delhi should a foreigner visit?
19. What places would you recommend a visitor to go to in your region/hometown?
20. If you had the choice, where would you choose to live in India?
21. Which parts of India would you recommend a foreigner to visit?
22. Tell me something about your family.
23. Which is your favourite colour?
24. Do you think colours influence our life? How?
25. Which is the best place you've been to in India?
26. Who does most of the household chores in your family?
27. Are the traditional sexual roles within the family changing?
28. Why is the divorce rate increasing so rapidly? Is it a problem?
29. What is your opinion of the planning family policy?
30. How do you discipline your child?
31. Is it acceptable for couples to live together without marrying?
32. If you had the choice, would you have a son or a daughter?
33. Are you going to bring your child up any differently to the way your parents did?
34. What hopes do you have for your child? (if you are married)
35. Do women still have too heavy a burden in their day to day life?
36. Is the increasing influence of the West largely a positive or negative thing?
37. Are you looking forward to anything in particular in Australia / UK / USA ?
38. What do you do in your leisure time?
39. What will you do if you fail the IELTS?

40. Who should bear the responsibility for payment of tuition fees?
41. What can be done to improve education in rural areas?
42. Have recent changes affected your job in any way?
43. Do you agree with private education? Why?
44. What can be done to close the gap between urban and rural areas?
45. If you had the power, what changes would you carry out within education?
46. Describe a typical working day for you
47. How do you see yourself in ten years time?
48. If you had the opportunity to change your job, what would you do instead?
49. If you had one million dollars, what would you do with it?
50. If you could start your life again, would you do anything differently?
51. What ambitions do you have?
52. Which country/place would you most like to visit?
53. What changes do you think India will see in the next few years?
54. Will any possible future changes affect your job in any way?
55. How do you think you will cope abroad?
56. How does it feel to go abroad for the first time?
57. Are you looking forward to anything in particular in Australia / UK / USA ?
58. What do you do in your leisure time?
59. What will you do if you fail the IELTS?
60. Why are you giveing IELTS? What course / job do you intend to pursue after
IELTS.?
This is a probable list of questions that may be asked in speaking component of
english (speech exam) Being confident as public speakers does help a lot in the exam.

Part One
Where are you from?
Can you describe your hometown?
Is your hometown famous for any think?
What are your local industries?
What important changes have taken place recently in your town?
Part Two
I'd like you to describe last holiday (in detail)
You should say
With whom?
The destination,
How long did it take you to get to the destination?
And explain why it was good / bad

Part Three
Why xyz (your country) can attract people to travel?
Part One .
What is your hometowns shape? Can you describe it for me
What is your hometowns history?
Do you prefer going out or staying at home? Why?
What will do if you go out?
Part Two A
I'd like you to tell me about an equipment of your household (such as computer,
television, refrigerator, Mobile Phone as so on).
You should say
What it is?
What do you do with it?
And explain why it is important for you.
Part Two B
Will you always keep it?
Is it worth much?
Could you please explain with some examples about the changes of technology which
are used by people in our daily life between now and the past 20 years?
Whether those equipment you've ever mentioned in your examples is used in you
home?
How about other Indian families?
Do you think the technology will have what development in the future?
Do you think it is important?
How often do you access internet?
Do you have one computer?

Sample 2
Part One
Good morning. My name is could you tell me your name please?
Please show me your identification/ passport? Thats fine thanks you.
Where are your from?
Do you have a large family or a small family?
Can you tell me something about them

Now I'd like to ask you a few questions about your family
How much time do you manage to spend with members of your family?
What sorts of things do you like to do together?
Do you get on well with your family? Why?
Part Two A
I'd like you to tell me about your learning English
All right? Remember, you have only 1 or 2 minutes for this so doesn't worry if I stop
you. I'll tell you when. Can you start speaking now, please?
You should say
When and where you study English
What English course do you like best?
And explain why it is important for you.
Part two B
Why are you study English?
Do you think learning English will benefit to your first language study?
We've been talking about household equipments and I'd like to discuss with you one
or two question related to this. let's consider:
What do you think is the best way to study English?
What is the most difficulties do you think of teaching of English in you country?
How this can be solved in the future?

Sample 3
Part One
Good morning. My name is could you tell me your name please?
Please show me your identification/ passport? Thats fine thanks you.
Do you work or are you a student?
What subject are you a studying?
Why did you choose that subject?
Are there things you dont like about it?
Now Id like to ask you a few questions about transport systems in your hometown
What is the most popular transport system in use? Talk about its reliability, frequency
and fare.
Do you have any problems using the public transport?

Part Two
Your topic
I'd like you to tell me about your favorite news channelYou should say
What is it
How often do you use it?
And explain why you like it.
Part Two B
What do you think for ordinary people the most effective media to get news is?
Whether all people will be interested in national or international news in your country.
Compare the people's attitude to media between now and the past 20 years?
Should we trust the journalists?
What do you think what a good journalist should be?
Familiarity with these words would be useful in all IELTS test modules.

Common connective words indicating:


Addition
in addition
and similarly
likewise as well as
besides further more
also moreover and then
too not only ... but even
besides this/that

Certainty
obviously certainly
plainly of course
undoubtedly

Example
for instance one
example for example
just as in particular
such as namely
to illustrate

Sequence
first(ly) initially
second(ly) etc.to
begin with then
next earlier/later
after this/that
following this/that
afterwards

Condition
if unless whether
provided that for
so that whether
depending on

Reason
since as so
because (of)
due to owing to
the reason why
in other words
leads to cause

Consequence

Contrast

as a result thus so however on the other


therefore
hand despite in spite of
consequently
though although but
it follows that
on the contrary
thereby
otherwise yet instead of
eventually
rather whereas
then in that case nonetheless even though
admittedly
compared with in
contrast alternatively
Definition
is refers to
means that is
consists of

Time
before since as
until meanwhile
at the moment
when whenever
as soon as just as

Summary
in conclusion in
summary lastly finally
to sum up to conclude
to recapitulate in short

Sexism
Sexism is the most difficult bias to avoid, in part because of the convention of using
man or men and he or his to refer to people of either sex. Other, more disrespectful
conventions include giving descriptions of women in terms of age and appearance
while describing men in terms of accomplishment.
Avoid This

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mankind, man

human beings, humans,


humankind, humanity, people,
society, men and women

man-made

synthetic, artificial

man in the
street

average person, ordinary person

Using gender-neutral terms for occupations, positions, roles, etc.


Terms that specify a particular sex can unnecessarily perpetuate certain stereotypes
when used generically.

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anchorman

anchor

bellman,

bellhop

businessman

businessperson, executive, manager, business owner, retailer, etc.

chairman

chair, chairperson

cleaning lady,
girl, maid

housecleaner, housekeeper, cleaning person, office cleaner

clergyman

member of the clergy, rabbi, priest, etc.

clergymen

the clergy

congressman

representative, member of Congress, legislator

girl/gal Friday

assistant

housewife

homemaker

insurance man

insurance agent

layman

layperson, nonspecialist, nonprofessional

mailman,
postman

mail or letter carrier

policeman

police officer or law enforcement officer

salesman,
saleswoman,
saleslady,
salesgirl

salesperson, sales representative, sales associate, clerk

spokesman

spokesperson, representative

stewardess,
steward

flight attendant

spokesman

flight attendant

weatherman

weather reporter, weathercaster, meteorologist

workman

worker

actress

actor

Replacing the pronoun he


Like man, the generic use of he can be seen to exclude women.
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When a driver
approaches a
red light, he
must prepare
to stop.

When drivers approach a red light, they must prepare to stop.

When a driver
approaches a
red light, he or
she must
prepare to
stop.

When approaching a red light, a driver must prepare to stop.

Referring to members of both sexes with parallel names, titles, or descriptions


Don't be inconsistent unless you are trying to make a specific point.
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men and ladies

men and women, ladies and gentlemen

Betty Schmidt, an
attractive 49-year-old
physician, and her
husband, Alan
Schmidt, a noted
editor

Betty Schmidt, a physician, and her husband, Alan Schmidt,


an editor

Mr. David Kim and


Mrs. Betty Harrow

Mr. David Kim and Ms. Betty Harrow (unless Mrs. is her
known preference)

man and wife

husband and wife

Dear Sir:

Dear Sir/Madam:
Dear Madam or Sir:
To whom it may concern:

Mrs. Smith and


President Jones

Governor Smith and President Jones

Race, Ethnicity, and National Origin

Some words and phrases that refer to racial and ethnic groups are clearly offensive.
Other words (e.g., Oriental, colored) are outdated or inaccurate. Hispanic is generally
accepted as a broad term for Spanish-speaking people of the Western Hemisphere, but
more specific terms (Latino, Mexican American) are also acceptable and in some
cases preferred.
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Negro,
colored, AfroAmerican

black, African-American (generally preferred to Afro-American)

Oriental,
Asiatic

Asian or more specific designation such as Pacific Islander, Chinese


American, Korean

Indian

Indian properly refers to people who live in or come from India.


American Indian, Native American, and more specific designations
(Chinook, Hopi) are usually preferred when referring to the native
peoples of the Western hemisphere.

Eskimo

Inuit, Alaska Natives

native (n.)

native peoples, early inhabitants, aboriginal peoples (but not


aborigines)

Age
The concept of aging is changing as people are living longer and more active lives. Be
aware of word choices that reinforce stereotypes (decrepit, senile) and avoid
mentioning age unless it is relevant.
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elderly, aged,
old, geriatric,
the elderly, the
aged

older person, senior citizen(s), older people, seniors

Sexual Orientation
The term homosexual to describe a man or woman is increasingly replaced by the
terms gay for men and lesbian for women. Homosexual as a noun is sometimes used
only in reference to a male. Among homosexuals, certain terms (such as queer and
dyke) that are usually considered offensive have been gaining currency in recent
years. However, it is still prudent to avoid these terms in standard contexts.

Avoiding Depersonalization of Persons with Disabilities or Illnesses

Terminology that emphasizes the person rather than the disability is generally
preferred. Handicap is used to refer to the environmental barrier that affects the
person. (Stairs handicap a person who uses a wheelchair.) While words such as crazy,
demented, and insane are used in facetious or informal contexts, these terms are not
used to describe people with clinical diagnoses of mental illness. The euphemisms
challenged, differently abled, and special are preferred by some people, but are often
ridiculed and are best avoided. (A I P PG . c om)
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Mongoloid

person with Down syndrome

wheelchairbound

person who uses a wheelchair

AIDS sufferer,
person
afflicted with
AIDS, AIDS
victim

person living with AIDS, P.W.A., HIV+, (one who tests positive for
HIV but does not show symptoms of AIDS)

polio victim

has/had polio

the
handicapped,
the disabled,
cripple

persons with disabilities or person who uses crutches or more specific


description

deaf-mute,
deaf and dumb

deaf person

Avoiding Patronizing or Demeaning Expressions

These are expressions which can offend, regardless of intention. References to age,
sex, religion, race, and the like should only be included if they are relevant.
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girls (when
referring to adult
women), the fair
sex

women

sweetie, dear,
dearie, honey

(usually not appropriate with strangers or in public situations)

old maid,
bachelorette,
spinster

single woman, woman, divorced woman (but only if one would


specify "divorced man" in the same context)

the little woman,


old lady, ball and
chain

wife

boy (when
referring to or
addressing an
adult man)

man, sir

Avoiding Language That Excludes or Unnecessarily Emphasizes Differences


References to age, sex, religion, race, and the like should be included only if they are
relevant.
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lawyers and
their wives

lawyers and their spouses

a secretary and
her boss

a secretary and boss, a secretary and his or her boss

the male nurse

the nurse

Arab man
denies assault
charge

Man denies assault charge

the articulate
black student

the articulate student

Marie Curie
was a great
woman
scientist

Marie Curie was a great scientist (unless the intent is to compare her
only with other women in the sciences)

Christian name

given name, personal name, first name

Mr. Johnson,
the black
representative,
met with the
President
today to
discuss civilrights
legislation.

Mr. Johnson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, met with


the President today to discuss civil-rights legislation.

easyEnglish : Most Common Nouns in English in


Alphabetical Order with Example Sentences
age

The age of my daughter is three.

air

The air is quite clear today.

anger His anger knows no limits.


animal I'm not sure of the name of that animal over there in that cage.
answer He provided an excellent answer to my question.
apple

I love a good red apple after dinner.

area

This area is intended for recreation

arm

He put his arm out for inspection.

art

It would be difficult to live without art.

atom

One of the smallest elements is the atom.

baby

She put her baby into its crib.

back

I turned my back on that outrageous man.

ball

He hit the ball out of the park.

band

The band played until three in the morning.

bank

The bank closes at three in the afternoon.

bar

Let's go to the bar and get a beer.

base

He works at the base on the otherside of town.

bat

If you look up there you can see a bat flying between the trees.

bear

The bear is a dangerous but playful animal.

beauty The countryside is splendid in its beauty.


bell

He rang the bell to signal the end of class.

bird

Do you know the name of that bird on that branch?

bit

Could you hand me that bit for this drill?

block

He picked up the block of wood and began to work on it.

blood

Look at the blood on the floor! What's happened?

blow

He received a mighty blow from his opponent in the boxing match.

board Use that board over there to cover up the window.


boat

He bought a new boat for his birthday.

body

He left the body at the side of the road.

bone

I found a prehistoric bone in the desert.

book

You should read this book!

bottom You will find the coin at the bottom of the lake.
box

I put the extra clothes into that box.

boy

Do you see that boy over there?

branch There is a bird on that branch.


bread Could you get some bread when you go to the supermarket?
break

I'll take a five minute break and then get back to work.

brother My brother lives in Seattle.


call

Give me a call when you arrive.

camp

I set up camp at the edge of the wood.

capital The capital of Washington state is Olympia.


captain The captain told his crew to raise the sail.

car

He drove his car very fast.

card

Let me give you my business card.

care

She received excellent care at the hospital.

case

You will find the bottle of wine in that case over there.

cat

My cat is four years old.

cause

I'm sure his lack of understanding was the cause of his failure.

cell

The cell is one of nature's wonders.

cent

If I had every cent I have wasted I would be a very rich man indeed.

century

Last century was at times horrific and at times marvelous.

chair

Let me get a chair and sit down.

chance

If you just give him a chance you will see how capable he really is.

change

I need a change in my life!

character Her character can be very frustrating at times.


chick

He picked up the little chick that had just been born.

chief

Just a moment, I need to speak to the chief.

child

He gave the child a dime.

children

We have five children!

chord

The pianist played the marvelous chord.

circle

Draw a circle on a piece of paper and write your ideas in it.

city

Life in a city can be both wonderful and frustrating.

class

He came to class late.

climb

The climb to the top of the peak was challenging.

clock

We need a new clock for the livingroom.

cloud

The cloud appeared on the horizon and I knew it would rain soon.

coast

Let's go to the coast for the weekend.

coat

It's cold outside! Make sure to put your coat on.

cold

The cold in this room is unbearable.

colony

The British established the colony in 1876.

color

That is it's true color!

column

I read his latest column in the New York Times.

company He's worked for that company for over five years.
condition Has his condition improved?
consonant That is a consonant that you don't have in your language.
continent She lives on a different continent.
copy

Can you give me a copy of that report?

corn

This corn is so sweet! Where did you get it?

cost

You can buy a used car at a low cost.

cotton

Cotton is used to make many different types of clothes.

country

He lives in a country where free speech is not allowed.

course

I'm taking a computer course at the local college.

cover

The cover of this week's issue is really shocking.

cow

He has a cow that he milks every day.

crop

This year's crop was excellent.

cross

He hang a cross over his desk.

crowd

That crowd went wild at his last statement.

cry

Her cry could be heard above the crowd.

current

The current is really strong in that river.

cut

How did you get that cut?

dad

I visited my dad last week.

dance

Would you like to go to the dance with me this Saturday?

danger

There is great danger in those woods.

day

What a great day!

dead

Many people belive the dead come back to haunt.

deal

I made a deal with Smith's.

death

His death disturbed her greatly.

decimal

The decimal was 5/6.

degree

He will soon receive his degree.

design

Her design won the best project of the year award.

dictionary Look that up in the dictionary if you don't understand.


division

I work in the sales division.

doctor

You'd better see a doctor about that cough.

dog

My daughter would love to have a dog.

dollar

He paid top dollar for that car.

door

Let me open the door for you.

double

He was Clint Eastwood's double.

draw

I lost the draw and so I have to go last.

dream

She same him clearly in her dream last night.

dress

She wore that pretty blue dress to the party.

drink

Would you like a drink? - Maybe a gin and tonic?

drive

The drive up to the canyon was beautiful.

drop

The drop was almost 500 meters straight down!

duck

Do you see that cute duck swimming over there?

ear

Lend me an ear and I will tell you an interesting story.

earth

He moved about two tons of earth this weekend.

ease

The ease with which he plays tennis shows how often he plays.

east

The east will always be different from the west.

edge

Be careful! Don't get too close to the edge!

effect

We still don't know the long term effect his actions will have.

egg

Would you like your egg boiled or fried?

eight

There are eight in the room.

element

One important element is hard study.

end

We are nearing the end of the journey.

enemy

His enemy Jed attacked him.

energy

She has so much energy! Just think of all the different things she does.