Friday, 10 May 2013

Speaking IELTS - Part 2 & 3 (Model notes)

PART 2
Describe a river, lake or beach that you know.
You should say:
  • Where it is (location)
  • What it looks like (sandy, busy, clear water, deep, has fish etc.)
  • What people use it for (fishing, swimming, water sports, transport etc.)
  • and explain whether you like it or not (enjoy relaxing there/overcrowded, polluted etc.)
PART 3

HOLIDAYS NEAR WATER

Could you tell me about some places near water where people like to take holidays in your country? (resorts, camping sites, on house boats)

What are some activities people can do when they have a holiday near water?
(fishing, water sports, white water rafting, sun tanning)

Why do you think people often find it relaxing to be near water?
(the color and sound of waves is relaxing, water has a calming effect on people)

TRANSPORT ON WATER

How important is water transportation these days?
(useful to transport heavy containers and products like oil to and from islands and for cruises)

Could you compare travelling on water and travel by road?
(less traffic on water, sea sickness, few boat accidents)

In the future, how important do you think travel by water will be?
(same as today but people prefer to use planes)

WATER POLLUTION

What are some of the causes of water pollution? (factories, sewage, ships)

What can governments do to prevent water being polluted?
(limit activities that involve dumping waste into water)

What would happen if there were a global shortage of clean water?
(we cannot live without water or air. The value of water would exceed gold and it would become a rare commodity)

Questions taken from Focusing on IELTS Academic Practice Tests p.125

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