Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: some additional questions that are typical in Part Two and Part Three how a model answer can be put together how to use grammar and structures relevant to the question how to respond to questions that ask you to speculate and describe change

Practice Part 2 and 3 – Question 1

Using the Part Two topic card below, practice preparing notes and preparing your answer. Remember to think about ways in which you can extend your talk, then try to speak for two minutes about the topic. NB There is no timer or model answer for this exercise Describe a holiday you enjoyedYou should say• Where … Read more

Useful language from sample answer 2

Look at the Part Three response below and the language the candidate has used to express opinions and analyse. Question: Why do you think some people buy products that they don’t really need? Answer: As I see it, people buy goods that are not essential for a number of reasons. The main factor is probably … Read more

Useful language from sample answer 1

Look at the Part Three response below and the language the candidate has used to express opinions and analyse. Question: What negative repercussions does our reliance on technology have? Answer: Hmmm… I suppose an obvious problem is the negative effect on the environment. A lot of households own at least one television, DVD player, computer…, … Read more

Video: Expressing opinions and analysing

Narration: Expressing opinions and analysing. Now let’s consider the response the candidate gave to the first question. The question is asking for an opinion on the effects of technology in the average household. The candidate has expressed an opinion using this vocabulary: I think, I guess, I believe and in my opinion. This is also … Read more

Answering Part Three #3 – model answer

Question: Why do you think some people buy products that they don’t really need? Model answer:As I see it, people buy goods that are not essential for a number of reasons. The main factor is probably the clever marketing attached to them. I imagine parents, in particular, must be under a great deal of pressure … Read more

Answering Part Three #3

Click play to hear a Part 3 question, then give your answer out loud. You should be aiming to talk for at least 30 seconds.

Answering Part Three #2 – model answer

Question: What negative repercussions does our reliance on technology have? Model answer:Hmmm… I suppose an obvious problem is the negative effect on the environment. A lot of households own at least one television, DVD player, computer…, a number of kitchen appliances such as toasters, microwaves, slow cookers etc. Using all of those things on a … Read more