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Speaking Club September 6 😊😇


Level 3

• What qualities do you value most in a friend?



• Can you describe your best friend and explain why you are close?



• How do you make new friends? Share some tips.



• Have you ever had a friendship that turned into a romantic relationship? Tell us about it.



• Do you believe in the saying, "Opposites attract"? Why or why not?



• Have you ever had a falling out with a close friend? What happened?



• How important is trust in a friendship? Can you share an example?



• What role do friendships play in your overall happiness and well-being?



• Are online friendships as meaningful as in-person ones? Why or why not?



• Can you recall a memorable adventure or trip you took with friends?



• Have you ever had a long-distance friendship? How did you maintain it?



• Do you think it's possible to have too many friends? Why or why not?



• Have you ever made a friend from a different age group (much older or younger)? What was the experience like?



• If you could be friends with any famous person, who would it be and why?



Idioms:




• Bite the bullet"



• Definition: To face a difficult or unpleasant situation with courage and determination.



• Example: When Sarah's best friend moved away, she had to bite the bullet and make new friends in her new neighborhood.



• "A shoulder to cry on"



• Definition: Someone who provides emotional support and comfort during tough times.



• Example: After a tough breakup, I'm grateful that I have a friend who is always a shoulder to cry on.



• "Birds of a feather flock together"



• Definition: People who are similar in character or interests tend to associate with each other.



• Example: Tom and Jake are inseparable at school; they both love science fiction movies. Birds of a feather flock together, after all.



• "Make a long story short"



• Definition: To summarize a long or complicated story or explanation.



• Example: I could tell you all the details of how we became friends, but to make a long story short, we met at a music festival and instantly connected.



• What are your thoughts on the impact of the food industry on our health and nutrition?



• How has the food industry changed in recent years, and what trends have you noticed?



• Do you think fast food chains have a responsibility to offer healthier menu options? Why or why not?



• What role does advertising play in shaping our food choices and preferences?



• How do you feel about food labeling and its transparency in the food industry?



• Are you concerned about food safety and the quality of products in the food industry?



• What are some of the environmental challenges posed by the food industry, and how can they be addressed?



• Have you ever worked in the food industry? If so, what was your experience like?



• Jump on the bandwagon"



• Definition: To adopt a popular trend or activity.



• Example: When everyone in the office started using the new project management software, Sarah decided to jump on the bandwagon and try it too.



• "Burning the midnight oil"



• Definition: To work late into the night or early morning hours.



• Example: He's been burning the midnight oil to finish his research paper before the deadline.



• Read between the lines"



• Definition: To understand a deeper or hidden meaning in what someone is saying or writing.



• Example: Her message seemed polite, but when you read between the lines, it was clear she wasn't happy about the decision.



• "Don't cry over spilled milk"



• Definition: Don't waste time worrying about things that have already happened and cannot be changed.



• Example: I know you made a mistake, but there's no use crying over spilled milk. Let's find a solution instead.



IELTS Speaking Exam questions



• Describe a memorable journey you have taken by train.



• Describe where you went, why you took the train, who you were with, and what made the journey memorable.



• Talk about a book you recently read that you found interesting.



• Describe the book, explain why you found it interesting, and mention if you would recommend it to others.


Describe a traditional dish from your country.



• Explain what the dish is, how it's prepared, and why it's popular in your culture.



Level 2



• What is your favorite electronic device, and why do you like it?



• Can you name three different types of technology we use at home?



• How does a computer work, and what can you do with it?



• Do you think robots can be our friends one day? Why or why not?



• What are some rules you follow when using the internet or playing video games?



• How has technology changed the way people communicate with each other?



• What do you like to do on a tablet or smartphone? Is it for playing games or learning something new?



• Can you explain what a "smart" device is, like a smartwatch or smart TV?



• Do you know how to keep your personal information safe online?



• The ball is in your court"



• Definition: It's now your turn or responsibility to take action or make a decision.



• "Read between the lines"



• Definition: To understand a deeper or hidden meaning in what someone is saying or writing.



• "Don't cry over spilled milk"



• Definition: Don't waste time worrying about things that have already happened and cannot be changed.



• "The elephant in the room"



• Definition: An obvious problem or issue that everyone is ignoring or avoiding discussing.



• What do you believe are the key ingredients for a successful and lasting marriage?



• How has the concept of marriage changed over the past few decades in your culture or society?



• Do you think it's important for couples to live together before getting married? Why or why not?



• What are some common challenges that married couples might face, and how can they overcome them?



• In your opinion, should marriage be a lifelong commitment, or is it acceptable for people to divorce when they are unhappy in their marriage? Why?



Idioms:



• Hit the nail on the head"



• Definition: To describe or identify something precisely and accurately.



• Example: Sarah hit the nail on the head when she said the project needed more time and resources to succeed.



• "Behind closed doors"



• Definition: In private or out of the public view.



• Example: We never knew about the problems in their marriage; everything seemed fine behind closed doors.



• "Put all your eggs in one basket"



• Definition: To invest all your resources or efforts into one thing, making you vulnerable if it fails.



• Example: Instead of investing all your money in one stock, it's better to diversify your investments. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.



IELTS Speaking Exam questions part 2



Describe a place you visited recently for leisure or a vacation.



• Describe where you went, why you chose that place, what you did there, and how you felt about the trip.



Describe a famous person you admire.



• Explain who the person is, why you admire them, and how they have influenced you or others.



Describe a memorable event in your life that made you happy.



• Share details about the event, why it was significant, who was there with you, and how it made you feel.

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