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IELTS Master Class- Part 1: work & study - Q&A
Outline:
Aims
Introduce yourself
work, study, and your hometown
Use appropriate tenses to give well-formed answers
Use a range of fluency markers to help you tackle
unexpected questions and topics
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:
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Overview
3 - 5 questions on one
of these topics:
further everyday topics:
Greet examiner
Confirm name
4. Can I see your ID?
I’m from Shenzhen.
You can call me Hui Lin.
2. And what can I call you?
My full name’s Yang Hui Lin.
1. What’s your full name?
3 sets of questions
Common topics:
Work & study
In Part 1, you may be asked to talk about your work or study.
What questions might you be asked?
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I’d like to start by asking you a few questions about yourself. Let’s talk about what you do.
Do you work, or are you a student?
I’m a student.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
3 sets of questions
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I’d like to start by asking you a few questions about yourself. Let’s talk about what you do.
Do you work, or are you a student?
I’m a student.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Actually, I’m a student. I’m..
3 sets of questions
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I’d like to start by asking you a few questions about yourself. Let’s talk about what you do.
Do you work, or are you a student?
I’m a student.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Actually, I’m a student. I’m in the final year of an engineering _______ at college.
3 sets of questions
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I’d like to start by asking you a few questions about yourself. Let’s talk about what you do.
Do you work, or are you a student?
I’m a student.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Actually, I’m a student. I’m in the final year of an engineering diploma at college.
3 sets of questions
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I’d like to start by asking you a few questions about yourself. Let’s talk about what you do.
Do you work, or are you a student?
I’m a student.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Actually, I’m a student. I’m in the final year of an engineering diploma at college. Once I _______,
3 sets of questions
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I’d like to start by asking you a few questions about yourself. Let’s talk about what you do.
Do you work, or are you a student?
I’m a student.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Actually, I’m a student. I’m in the final year of an engineering diploma at college. Once I graduate,
3 sets of questions
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I’d like to start by asking you a few questions about yourself. Let’s talk about what you do.
Do you work, or are you a student?
I’m a student.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Actually, I’m a student. I’m in the final year of an engineering diploma at college. Once I graduate, I hope to ________ my studies by completing a Masters degree.
3 sets of questions
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I’d like to start by asking you a few questions about yourself. Let’s talk about what you do.
Do you work, or are you a student?
I’m a student.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Actually, I’m a student. I’m in the final year of an engineering diploma at college. Once I graduate, I hope to continue my studies by completing a Masters degree.
3 sets of questions
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Do you sometimes feel like you have to work too hard?
Yes, I do.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
3 sets of questions
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Do you sometimes feel like you have to work too hard?
Yes, I do.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
As a matter of fact, yes, sometimes..
3 sets of questions
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Do you sometimes feel like you have to work too hard?
Yes, I do.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
As a matter of fact, yes, sometimes I do feel like I have to study too hard.
3 sets of questions
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Do you sometimes feel like you have to work too hard?
Yes, I do.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
As a matter of fact, yes, sometimes I do feel like I have to study too hard. We have a lot of ___________
3 sets of questions
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Do you sometimes feel like you have to work too hard?
Yes, I do.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
As a matter of fact, yes, sometimes I do feel like I have to study too hard. We have a lot of assignments
3 sets of questions
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Do you sometimes feel like you have to work too hard?
Yes, I do.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
As a matter of fact, yes, sometimes I do feel like I have to study too hard. We have a lot of assignments, and it can be difficult to complete them before the _______.
3 sets of questions
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Do you sometimes feel like you have to work too hard?
Yes, I do.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
As a matter of fact, yes, sometimes I do feel like I have to study too hard. We have a lot of assignments, and it can be difficult to complete them before the deadline.
3 sets of questions
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What do you like to do at the end of the day after you’ve finished studying?
I like watching TV.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
3 sets of questions
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What do you like to do at the end of the day after you’ve finished studying?
I like watching TV.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Well, after I _____ studying in the evening
3 sets of questions
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What do you like to do at the end of the day after you’ve finished studying?
I like watching TV.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Well, after I finish studying in the evening
3 sets of questions
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What do you like to do at the end of the day after you’ve finished studying?
I like watching TV.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Well, after I finish studying in the evening, I like to relax by watching some of my favourite _____ on TV.
3 sets of questions
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What do you like to do at the end of the day after you’ve finished studying?
I like watching TV.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Well, after I finish studying in the evening, I like to relax by watching some of my favourite series on TV.
3 sets of questions
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What do you like to do at the end of the day after you’ve finished studying?
I like watching TV.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Well, after I finish studying in the evening, I like to relax by watching some of my favourite series on TV. It helps me _______
3 sets of questions
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What do you like to do at the end of the day after you’ve finished studying?
I like watching TV.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Well, after I finish studying in the evening, I like to relax by watching some of my favourite series on TV. It helps me unwind
3 sets of questions
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What do you like to do at the end of the day after you’ve finished studying?
I like watching TV.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Well, after I finish studying in the evening, I like to relax by watching some of my favourite series on TV. It helps me unwind and ________ my batteries.
3 sets of questions
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What do you like to do at the end of the day after you’ve finished studying?
I like watching TV.
This is too short! How could you develop your answer?
Well, after I finish studying in the evening, I like to relax by watching some of my favourite series on TV. It helps me unwind and recharge my batteries.
3 sets of questions
3. Where are you from?
2. And what can I call you?
1. What’s your full name?
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Practice!
(Work / Study)
I’d like to start by asking you a few questions about yourself. Let’s talk about what you do.
Do you work, or are you a student?
Do you sometimes feel like you have to work too hard?
What do you like to do at the end of the day after you’ve finished studying?
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Practice!
What would you like to study in the future?
3 sets of questions
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In Part 1, you may be asked to talk about your hometown or the place you live.
What questions might you be asked?
Common topics:
Home & hometown
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
residential areas
historic sites
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
residential areas
historic sites
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
residential areas
historic sites
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
tourist attractions
shopping centres
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
traffic congestion
tourist attractions
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
traffic congestion
tourist attractions
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
traffic congestion
tourist attractions
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
traffic congestion
tourist attractions
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
traffic congestion
tourist attractions
traditional festivals
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
traffic congestion
tourist attractions
traditional festivals
residential areas
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
traffic congestion
tourist attractions
traditional festivals
residential areas
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
traffic congestion
tourist attractions
traditional festivals
residential areas
local businesses
Housing Shopping Transport Culture
traffic congestion
tourist attractions
traditional festivals
residential areas
local businesses
Use these
collocations to
answer the
Let’s talk about your hometown.
1. Which town or city do you come from? 2. What’s the best thing about living there? 3. Is there anything you don’t like? 4. Which places would you recommend a tourist to
visit?
traffic congestion
tourist attractions
traditional festivals
residential areas
local businesses
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Let’s talk about leisure activities. 1. What’s your favourite leisure activity?
Which question(s)
ask about:
- the past?
- the present?
- the future?
2. How long have you been doing this activity?
3. What did you enjoy doing in your free time when you were a child?
4. Do you think you’ll start a new hobby one day?
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Let’s talk about leisure activities. What’s your favourite leisure activity?
A: My most favourite leisure activity is basketball.
Recognize the
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Let’s talk about leisure activities. What’s your favourite leisure activity?
A: My most favourite leisure activity is basketball.
Recognize the
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A: I’ve been playing basketball for six years.
Recognize the
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A: I’ve been playing basketball for six years.
Recognize the
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What did you enjoy doing in your free time when you were a child?
A: When I were a child, I loved riding my bike and playing video games.
Recognize the
Question types
B: When I was a child, I loved riding my bike and playing video games.
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What did you enjoy doing in your free time when you were a child?
A: When I were a child, I loved riding my bike and playing video games.
Recognize the
Question types
B: When I was a child, I loved riding my bike and playing video games.
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Do you think you’ll start a new hobby one day?
A: Yes, I’d like to learn a musical instrument.
Recognize the
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Do you think you’ll start a new hobby one day?
A: Yes, I’d like to learn a musical instrument.
Recognize the
You might be
asked about a
topic you’ve
Let’s talk about flowers.
1. What’s your favourite type of flower? 2. Have you ever given anyone flowers? 3. Do flowers have any special meaning in your
country?
question..
that.. In my view..
about that before, but I’d
say that..
You might be
asked about a
topic you’ve
Let’s talk about mirrors.
1. Do you often look at yourself in the mirror? Why / why not?
1. Do you think mirrors are a good way to decorate a house? Why / why not?
Hmm, that’s a good
question..
that.. In my view..
about that before, but I’d
say that..
You might be
asked about a
topic you’ve
Let’s talk about music.
1. Do you like music? Why / why not? 2. What’s your favourite type of music? 3. Do you think older and younger generations prefer different
types of music? 4. Can you sing?
Hmm, that’s a good
question..
that.. In my view..
about that before, but I’d
say that..
Greet the examiner
You should say:
- who you are and where you live - what you are studying or doing at the moment - what you plan to study or work as in the future
and explain why you would like to do this work or study.
IELTS Master Class