Thursday, 9 May 2013

Speaking IELTS - Part 2 & 3 (Model notes)

PART 2

Describe a website you have used.
You should say:
  • How you found that website (by accident, saw an advertisement, a friend told you about it )
  • What that website is about (all the features found on the site)
  • How often you access it (daily, weekly etc.)
  • and explain how you feel about that website (useful, informative, user friendly)
PART 3

USING THE INTERNET

What are some of the main reasons people use the Internet in your country?
(information, communication, social networking, to find out the news, advertising)

Could you compare looking for information on the Internet and in a book?
(information in a book is limited, time consuming to read, difficult to locate exactly what you need)

How do you think the Internet might change in the future?
(accessed by more people, faster, more applications, free connection)

FINDING RELIABLE INFORMATION

Do you think we can generally believe what we see on the Internet?
(depends on the source)

Where can we find the most reliable reports: on the Internet, on TV or in a newspaper?
(most people have access to a TV and independent channels are reliable)

How is it possible to check whether information you receive is correct or not?
(you need to cross-check sources, review comments, use well-know sites)

MISUSE OF THE INTERNET

What are some ways people use the Internet to trick or deceive other people?
(fake profiles on social networking sites, steal credit card information, use false information)

What can governments do to try to stop Internet fraud?
(work with other governments, block certain sites, inform citizens about fake sites and dangers)

Do you think that misuse of the Internet will lead to less trust between strangers in the future?
(it is difficult to trust individuals or companies that don’t have a strong reputation)

Questions taken from Focusing on IELTS Academic Practice Tests p.119

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