IELTS Speaking Part 3 Topics and Answers Detail Discussion

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Once the second component of the speaking examination, the "Cue Card/Candidate Task Card," will be finished, then the examiner moves on and asks you some follow-up questions. The majority of these follow-up inquiries pertain to the cue card topic you were given. Part three of the IELTS speaking test consists of follow-up questions, commonly referred to as "details discussion."

You get the opportunity to fully showcase your ability to utilize English flexibly to address a subject in-depth and comprehensively in IELTS Speaking Part 3. We will be required to perform a number of increasingly sophisticated tasks, such as speculating, judging, and defending beliefs. Unlike IELTS Speaking Parts 1 and 2, this component is more focused on abstract and general concepts than it is on you and your life.

Part 3 will allow for more discussion of establishing objectives, getting results and Being successful in persuading both adults and children to learn.Talking further, IELTS Speaking Task 3 lasts between four and five minutes. Typically, the examiner will seek to ask 4 to 6 questions. Some of the questions are pre-written, but depending on your previous response, the examiner may also ask some impromptu (made-up) questions.

You must provide more detailed responses than in Part 1. Your responses could go on for 30 to 60 seconds. It is very important that you maintain your calm and focus because Part 3 immediately follows Part 2 and gives you no chance to unwind. You must provide more in-depth explanations and develop your thoughts in order to effectively respond to questions in Part 3.

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There are other methods for developing your thoughts, however, one of the most tried and tested methods is to follow the three steps mentioned below.

  • Opinion (Think)
  • Reason (Question)
  • Example (State)

To elaborate, let's take an example of follow up question -

What recent changes have been made to newspapers?

The largest change, in my opinion, is that they moved online. (opinion) Because they were required to keep up with social media as a form of news dissemination (reason) "For instance, I used to read the paper version of the Guardian newspaper, but now I read it via their app on my mobile phone." (example)

By having more clauses, this type of structure will enable you to create more complicated structures, which will result in higher level grammar. This will help you develop your themes for improved fluency.

The subject of Part 3 will be the same as that of Part 2, but you will expand on it and go into more detail about other subtopics. Here are some examples of the kind of typical follow up questions in IELTS with potential subtopics that you should be ready to discuss.

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Follow up questions

Question - Why do people write articles?

Answer: people write articles to express their views to the rest of the society. Moreover, to aware people about the happenings and situations in their daily life.

Question - Where can we publish articles?

Answer:-There are various ways where we can publish articles on newspapers, Magazines, social sites such as Google, Facebook.

Question - What are the benefits of writing an article?

Answer:-There are lots of merits to writing an article such as people get to know about the latest trends, general topics discussion, Also a Writer can inform people about the consequences about any environmental issues.

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Question - What are the other problems that harm your city?

Answer:- Apart from Air pollution. Ludhiana is facing a problem of water, noise and soil pollution too. Furthermore, overpopulation creates problems with living standards in the city.

Question - Do you think that the environmental situation will improve in the near future?

Answer:-Yes, I would like to believe so... People are getting more and more aware of the major environmental issues that we're dealing with nowadays... I hope that we will get back to nature and start caring about our planet more.

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Follow up Questions:

Question - Do you think family bonding and happiness are related to each other?

Answer - Certainly it is. There is a popular saying by George Bernard Shaw "A happy family is but an earlier heaven". Beyond doubt family is the first place where happiness lies. The connection shared with family is the purest and real which satiates the members in the way as nothing can. A person cannot find a true friend as family and when there is satisfaction and affection, a person lives a cheerful life. There is a great relation between the both.

Question - Which type of family do you think is the best, Nuclear family or Joint family?

Answer - I was raised in a joint family and till now I live in a joint family. From my perspective and experience, living in a joint family is a blessing and those who live in big families are the luckiest ones because everyday seems to be a festival and on every occasion all the family members get together and make the moments precious and memorable. Being in a joint family, one gets a chance to live with their Uncle and Aunts, above all a child is showered with love and blessings of grandparents and lives under the shade of them where he learns important lessons of life.

Question - What is the reason these days families are integrating?

Answer - The first and foremost reason is the generation gap. These days the thinking of the old generation and new generation doesn't match as elderly people prefer to lead conservative lives but young adults believe in being modern and updated. This thing leads to conflicts and disputes between them and they get separated. People have become modern and they try to imitate foreigners as after marriage there is a fashion to live separately from parents in another house. I believe this is a lumber trend.

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Question - What is the attitude of the people in your country towards family?

Answer - I live in a diverse nation, India. There are different types of people following different cultures and different opinions. According to Indian culture, the head of the family is always Grandfather or Father. The family is considered to be the first school for a newborn baby. It is always taught to us that there is nothing more important than family in our life as this world is full of betrayers. In most Indian families, one can find how connected they are to each other. They believe in unity and respect each and every member of the family. They take decisions together and on every occasion family is the priority for every individual. In my country, people are more concerned about their families than anything else.

To be fully prepared for Part 3, you must gather a tonne of concepts and use a tonne of sophisticated language. To acquaint yourself with English usage in a variety of circumstances, it's a good idea to watch videos and movies as well as listen to a wide range of podcasts. As you study, keep a list of keywords, idioms, and phrases. Start using the new language you have learned in practice at last.

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