31 High-Scoring formulas to Answer the Ielts Speaking Questions
31 High-scoring Formulas to Answer the IELTS Speaking Questions can help IELTS candidates solve the problems of “not knowing what to say” and “not knowing how to say it” in the Speaking test.
These 31 high-scoring formulas are designed based on effective strategies to deal with actual IELTS Speaking test questions. They cover nearly all topics in the real Speaking test.
Mastering them enables the candidates to answer every question naturally and confidently in order to get the highest score possible at their level of proficiency. For example, instead of saying that “he is funny”( band 5.0), you can use this sentence “He has a good sense of humour” (band 7). Take one more common question in the IELTS Speaking test as an example, “How often do you play sports?” So many candidates would answer “Yes, I play sports every day.”
The answer may sound grammatically correct, but it fails to earn them a decent score on the IELTS Speaking test. In fact, with this type of question, it is expected that candidates would apply the order of forming responses similar to the following model:
Step 1: Forming the answer
- Say how frequently you do the activity the examiner asks you about.
- Explain why you do it that frequently.
Step 2: Applying language skills to exlicit the answer
- Use a range of different adverbs of frequency correctly
- I play badminton very often
- I never go skiing.
If candidates follow the recommended steps of forming the answer, their responses will be more coherent and well structured. Based on this high-scoring formula, an expected response may be “I play sports a few times a week. Usually I play basketball with my friends, but sometimes I play football instead. I think team sports are a great way to socialise and keep fit.” Compared to the answer “Yes, I play sports every day,” this response is clearly richer and more detailed in content, and more accurate and natural in using language expressions.
Once you have mastered this high-scoring formula, all questions which start with “How often…?” will be solved easily. For example, “How often do you eat in restaurants?, How often do you go for a long walk?, How often do you take public transport?”, etc.
Just in the same manner, a good grasp of 31 essential high-scoring formulas in this book can allow candidates to answer every IELTS Speaking test question with confidence and great effectiveness.
Overview of the IELTS Speaking Test
How to Use 31 High-scoring Formulas to Answer the IELTS Speaking Questions
Introduction to Part One Formulas
Formula 1: Do you prefer X to y?
Formula 2: What do you usually/normally do?
Formula 3: What do you like to do (in your spare time)?
Formula 4: What do you dislike about X?
Formula 5: How often do you do X?"
Formula 6: What do you like most about X?
Formula 7:Is X popular (in your country)?
Formula 8: What is the best time (ofyear) to do X?
Formula 9: Why do some people like X?
Formula 10: When was the first/last time you did X?
Formula 11: Did you ever learn to do X?
Formula 12: How has X changed?
Formula 13: How would you improve X?
Formula 14: How important is X?
Formula 15: What do you want/hope to do (in the future)?
Formula 16: Do people do/get enough X?
Formula 17: How can people find out about X?
Formula 18: Should people be given X?"
Formula 19: Is it difficult to do X?
Formula 20: Is X suitable for (types of people)?
Introduction to Part Two Formulas
Formula 21: Person Monologue
Formula 22: Place Monologue
Formula 23: Object Monologue
Formula 24: Past Event Monologue
Introduction to Part Three Formulas
Formula 25: Giving and Supporting Opinions.
Formula 26: Evaluating Two Different Opinions
Formula 27: Agreeing and Disagreeing.
Formula 28: Talking about Advantages and Disadvantages
Formula 29: Expressing Importance and Priority
Formula 30: Proposing Solutions to Problems
Formula 31: Speculating about Future Events and Outcomes
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