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Introduction
Family
Free time
Special
occasions
Review 1
Hometown
TV and radio
Weather
Review 2
Studying
Work
Holidays and
travel
Review 3
Health
Important
events
Possessions
Review 4
Practice test
Audio scripts
Answer key
Glossary
Pronunciation
chartTopic Exam focus
Family and
describing people
Free time
activities
Special occasionsPronunciation: / 5 / ; Possessive adjectives;Talking about
your own life and experience;
Expressing preferences; Present simple; Identifying key
words in questions
Connecting ideas; Past simple; Pronunciation: Past simple
verbs and -ed\ Giving longer answers
Describing cities Pronunciation: Syllables and word stress; There is /There
are; Fluency
TV and radio Adverbs of frequency; Organizing your answer
programmes
Weather Pronunciation: Vowel sounds; Can / can't, Giving
relevant answers
Studying and Pronunciation: Word stress; Collocations; Present
academic subjects continuous; Using a range of vocabulary
Work and jobs Have to; Using phrases to give you tim e to think
Holidays and Opposite adjectives; Be going to; Pronunciation: / a / and
travel sentence stress; Taking notes and preparing your answers
Health Giving explanations; Pronunciation: Contractions; Should/
shouldn't Understanding different types of questions
Important life Describing feelings; Pronunciation: Giving emphasis;
events Comparing; Using the right tenses in answers
Talking about Describing objects; Pronunciation: Linking words; Present
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Who is this book for?
G et Ready fo r IELTS Speaking has been w ritte n fo r learners w ith a band score o f 3 or 4 w h o w a n t to
achieve a higher score. Using this book w ill help you improve your pre-interm ediate speaking skills for
the IELTS Academ ic Speaking test.
You can use Get Ready fo r IELTS Speaking:
• as a self-study course. We recom m end th a t you w o rk system atically through the 12 units in
order to b e ne fit fro m its progressive structure.
• as a supplem entary speaking skills course fo r IELTS preparation classes.The book provides
enough material fo r approxim ately 50 hours o f classroom activity.
Get Ready fo r IELTS Speaking
• This com prises a book and a CD.
• The book contains 12 units. Each unit focuses on a d iffe re nt topic and these topics are ones
that often appear in the IELTS exam.
• A fte r every three units, there is a Review u n it w hich helps you to revise the language and
skills covered in the previous units.
• A t the end of the book the Practice te s t gives you the op po rtu n ity to take an lELTS-style te s t
under te s t conditions.
• There is also a full answ er key at the back o f the book so you can check your answers. Here
you w ill find suggested answers fo r more open-ended questions and model answers fo r the
exam practice questions in Part 3 o f the unit.
• The glossary at the back of the book lists th e useful w ords fro m each unit w ith th e ir Cobuild
dictionary definitions.
• The audio CD contains the listening exercises. W hen you see this icon ^ ) ) ) please play the CD.
Unit structure
Each unit starts w ith the Aim s of th e unit. They outline the key language and skills covered.
Part 1: Language develo p m en t introduces vocabulary related to the topic, as w ell as phrases
and language th a t can be applied to any topic. The vocabulary exercises give you the opportunity
to express com plex ideas and opinions so th a t you are able to do so in the IELTS Speaking test. In
addition, each unit covers one or more pronunciation and gram m ar points. The pronunciation and
gram m ar exercises help you to develop accurate pronunciation, and grammatical range and accuracy
to enable you to succeed in the IELTS test.
Part 2: Skills develo p m en t teaches you exam skills. The inform ation and exercises help you to
understand w h a t a good IELTS answ er is and also provide you w ith strategies on how to achieve
this. Skills include making notes fo r Part 2 o f the IELTS Speaking test, developing your fluency, and
im proving the length and quality of your answers to Part 3 of the te s t by using news articles.
Part 3: Exam practice gives you the o pportunity to practise th e new language you have learnt by
attem pting questions fro m Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 o f the IELTS Speaking te st. These te s t questions
increase your fam iliarity w ith the exam fo rm a t and help build your confidence.
Finally, a checklist sum m arises the key points covered in the unit.

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Exam information boxes in each unit provide key background inform ation about the IELTS Speaking
exam.
Exam tip boxes provide essential exam techniques and strategies.
Watch out! boxes highlight com m on errors in the exam.
Study tips
• Each unit contains approxim ately three hours o f study material.
• Try to answer th e questions w ith o u t looking at a dictionary to develop the skill of guessing the
meaning of unknown w o rd s fro m context. This is im po rta n t because dictionaries cannot be
used during th e actual exam.
• Use a pencil to co m p le te the exercises, so th a t you can erase your firs t answ ers and do the
exercises again fo r revision.
• Try to revise w h a t you have learnt in Parts 1 and 2 before doing th e practice IELTS questions in
Part 3. This w ill improve the quality o f your answers, and using th e n e w language w ill help you
to rem em ber it.
• It's recom m ended th a t you try and co m p le te all questions in th e unit as th e skills needed to
do w ell at th e IELTS te s t can only be improved through extensive practice.
• Read the answ er key carefully as this provides inform ation on w h a t kind of answ er is awarded
high marks.
• Listen to th e sample answers on the CD and practise reading these out loud as you listen,
copying th e native speakers' pronunciation as closely as you can.
• Record your answers if you can. It w ill develop your self-awareness: you w ill be able to hear
w h a t you are good at and w h e re you need to improve. Also, hearing how your speaking has
improved over tim e w ill increase your confidence. R em em ber th a t there are no 'rig h t' or
'w ro n g ' answers to the exam questions: the exam iner is interested in your English, not in
te sting th e validity o f your opinions.
• It is very im po rta n t th a t you do not m em orise entire sentences or answers. IELTS examiners
are trained to sp o t this and w ill change th e to p ic if th e y th in k you are repeating m em orised
answers.
O ther titles
Also available in th e Collins Get Ready fo r IELTS series: Reading, Listening and Writing.

Pre -inetimndaimA English Language
Testing System (IELTS) Test
IELTS is jointly managed by the British Council, Cambridge ESOL Examinations and IDP Education, Australia.
There are tw o versions of the test:
• Academic
• General Training
Academic is for students wishing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels in an English-medium
environment.
General Training is for people who wish to migrate to an English-speaking country.
This book is primarily for students taking the Academic version.
The Test
There are four modules:
Listening 30 minutes, plus 10 minutes for transferring answers to the answer sheet
NB: the audio is heard only once.
Approx. 10 questions per section
Section 1: tw o speakers discuss a social situation
Section 2: one speaker talks about a non-academic topic
Section 3: up to four speakers discuss an educational project
Section 4: one speaker gives a talk of general academic interest
Reading 60 minutes
3 texts, taken from authentic sources, on general, academic topics. They may contain
diagrams, charts, etc.
40 questions: may include multiple choice, sentence completion, completing a diagram, graph
or chart, choosing headings, yes/no, true/false questions, classification and matching exercises
W riting Task 1: 20 minutes: description of a table, chart, graph or diagram (150 words minimum)
Task 2: 40 minutes: an essay in response to an argument or problem (250 words minimum)
Speaking 11-14 minutes
A three-part face-to-face oral interview w ith an examiner.
The interview is recorded.
Part 1: introductions and general questions (4-5 mins)
Part 2: individual long turn (3-4 mins) - the candidate is given a task, has one minute to
prepare, then talks for 1-2 minutes, w ith some questions from the examiner.
Part 3: two-way discussion (4-5 mins): the examiner asks further questions on the topic from
Part 2, and gives the candidate the opportunity to discuss more abstract issues or ideas.
T im etabling Listening, Reading and Writing must be taken on the same day, and in the order listed above
Speaking can be taken up to 7 days before or after the other modules.
Scoring Each section is given a band score. The average of the four scores produces the Overall
Band Score. You do not pass or fail IELTS; you receive a score.
IELTS and the Common European Framework of Reference
The CEFR shows the level of the learner and is used for many English as a Foreign Language examinations.
The table below shows the approximate CEFR level and the equivalent IELTS Overall Band Score:
CEFR descriptionCEFR codeIELTS Band Score
Proficient userC29
(Advanced)C17-8
Independent userB25-6.5
(Intermediate - Upper Intermediate)B14-5

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Expert user
8 Very good user
7 Good user
Competent user
Modest user
4 Limited user
3 Extremely limited
user
2 Intermittent user
1 Non user
0 Did not attempt
the testHas fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent
with complete understanding.
Has fully operational command of the language, with only occasional unsystematic
inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar
situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
Has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies,
inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles
complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
Has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies,
inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex
language, particularly in familiar situations.
Has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most
situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic
communication in own field.
Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in
understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.
Conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations.
Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.
No real communication is possible except for the most basic information using
isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate
needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.
Essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated
words.
No assessable information provided.
Marking
The Listening and Reading papers have 40 items, each worth one mark if correctly answered. Here are
some examples of how marks are translated into band scores:
Listening: 16 out of 40 correct answers: band score 5
23 out of 40 correct answers: band score 6
30 out of 40 correct answers: band score 7
Reading 15 out of 40 correct answers: band score 5
23 out of 40 correct answers: band score 6
30 out of 40 correct answers: band score 7
Writing and Speaking are marked according to performance descriptors.
Writing: examiners award a band score for each of four areas w ith equal weighting:
• Task achievement (Task 1)
• Task response (Task 2)
• Coherence and cohesion
• Lexical resource and grammatical range and accuracy
Speaking: examiners award a band score for each of four areas w ith equal weighting:
• Fluency and coherence
• Lexical resource
• Grammatical range
• Accuracy and pronunciation
For full details of how the examination is scored and marked, go to: www.ielts.orgv

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A IM S : Talking about family • Describing people • Pronunciation: /<5/ • Possessive adjectives • Skills
development: Understanding Part 1 • Exam practice: Part 1
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: Family
1 Look at Andrew’s family tree. Complete the sentences with the words below.
• brothers daughter grandparents husband m other parents sister sons w ife ;
1 Clare is A n d r e w 's .........................
2 A n d rew and Jon are C la re 's .........................
3 A n d r e w 's....................... are called Simon and Anna.
4 Anna is A n d r e w 's .............................................................. and S im o n 's
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5 Simon and Anna have three children - o n e ....................... and t w o ........................
6 Pat and Bill are A n d r e w 's .........................Bill is P a t's
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2 Read and complete the text about Andrew’s family.
My name’s Andrew. I’ve got one ( 1 )
...................... Her name is Clare. I’ve got one (2 )
...................... His name’s Jon. He’s a student. My ( 3 ) ......................’s name is Anna and
she’s a teacher. My ( 4 ) ......................’s name is Simon and he’s a doctor.
l / l / o ’ t c f c O u t /
Use the c o n tra c tio n 's in spoken English.
M y nam e's Andrew . M y name is-Andrew.
3 Rewrite the text in Exercise 2 to describe your family.Get Ready for IELTS: Speaking

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how to pronounce the words. Can you pronounce the / 6 / sound?
brother /'b r A c t e / father / ' { a i d e / grandfather / 'g r a e n d f a ic te /
^))) 5 Listen and repeat each word. Then listen again and write each word.
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/'brActe/.................... /'niActe/ .................... /'graendmAcfe/ ....................
Vocabulary: Describing people
6 Find nine personality adjectives below. Use your dictionary to help you. Which can describe you?
7 Complete the descriptions below with personality adjectives from Exercise 6.
1 M y m o th e r understands n e w things quickly. She's v e r y
....................................
2 M y fa th e r is v e r y .................................... He te lls me w h a t to do every day.
3 I ' m ...................................because I believe in m y ability. For example, I'm good at
speaking English!
4 M y siste r is never angry or w orried. She's a lw a y s
....................................
5 M y brother i s .................................... He enjoys m eeting people. He's
...................................too. He always makes people laugh.
Listen to three people describing someone in their family. Write the personality adjectives
that each speaker uses.
Speaker 1 ..............................................................................
Speaker 2 ...................................
Speaker 3 ..............................................................................
Listen again. Complete the gaps with the words you hear. Use the audio script on page 8 9 to
check your answers.
Speaker 1 S h e ...................................like her sister. They've both got curly hair.
Speaker 2 I d o n't have a n y ...................................or sisters. I'm an only child.
Speaker 3 But th e ir son is really funny! He's m y ...................................cousin.
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11 How w ould you describe your fa m ily ? Read th e d e scription o f A n to n y’s fam ily. Listen and
co m p le te the gaps w ith the w ords you hear.
My fam ily? Well, w e’re a big fa m ily actually. ( 1 )................. house is large! I ’ve got five
brothers. ( 2 )
................. names are Carlos, Gino, Luca, A le x and Marco. Carlos is 14 and
he’s the youngest. He’s good lo o k in g and very funny. M arco is 27 and he’s the oldest.
( 3 )
................. w ife teaches at m y college. ( 4 ) .................. name is Maria.
M y m other is an only child, so ( 5 )
................. fa m ily is very small. B ut ( 6 ) .................. father is
fro m a big family. He has three brothers. He looks lik e his brother, my uncle Georgio. They
are both bossy b u t kind. My uncle has f o u r children and one cat. ( 7 )
................. name is Lola.
Tell me about (8)
................. family.
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lo o k lik e = have the same appearance
I look like m y m other.
He looks like his father.
They look like th e ir father.
12 Com plete the ta b le below.
............ you he ............
my
............ ............ her
13 Answer th e questions below. W rite fu ll sentences.
1 Do you have any brothers or sisters? W hat are their names?
Example: Yes, I have tw o sisters. Their names are Ela and Liz.
2 W hat is your father's name?
3 W ho do you look like in your family? W hat is his/her name?
4 Have you got a pet? W hat is its name?
5 W ho makes you laugh in your family?
6 Is someone in your fam ily bossy?
1 4 Add one more sentence to your answers in Exercise 13.
Example: 1 Yes, I have tw o sisters. Their names are Ela and Liz. Ela looks like m y m o th e r
and they are both very kind.
15 How w ould you describe your fa m ily ? Record your answer.they
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The co m p le te Speaking te s t takes 11-14 m inutes. The exam iner asks questions and you
give answers. The answers are recorded.
Part 1: Introduction and in te rv ie w
• Part 1 takes 4 - 5 minutes.
• In th e introduction, th e exam iner introduces h im se lf/he rse lf to you. The exam iner
asks you to confirm your identity.
• Then the in te rv ie w starts. The exam iner asks you questions on general topics,
e.g. family, hobbies, studying.
• Part 1 te s ts your ability to give full answers and to give extra inform ation on general
topics w ith descriptions or explanations.
1 Read the Part 1 questions 1 - 5 below. Match each question with the correct topic a -e .
1Are you a student?aYour c o u ntry
2Describe your family.bYour fam ily
3W hich co u ntry are you from ?cYour hobbies
4W h a t do you do?dYour studies
5Do you do any sports?eYour w o rk
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W hat do you do? = W h a t is your job?
^ ))) 2 Read and listen to the examiner’s instructions in Part 1. Complete the gaps.
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Hello. M y ( 1 )......................... is Steve Smith. Could you tell me your ( 2 ) .................
.........................
. please?
Thank you. Can you sh o w me your ( 3 )
.......................... please?
I'd n o w like to ask you som e questions about yourself.
Tell me about your ( 4 )
...........................
W hat does your fa th e r ( 5 ) ......................... ?
(6 )
......................... much tim e do you spend w ith your family?
Are people in your ( 7 )
......................... close to their family?
Do you prefer to go o u t w ith your fam ily or your ( 8 )
......................... ?
W here do you ( 9 )
......................... at the m om ent?
^ ))) 3 Listen to a candidate answering a question from Exercise 2. Which question is it?
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1 The inform ation in the answer is re le v a n t/ n o t relevant.
2 The answer is very s h o r t / O K / ve ry long.
3 The candidate speaks w ith p a u s e s / a t norm al s p e e d / v e r y fast.
4 The vocabulary is relevant / n o t relevant to the topic.
5 The pronunciation is p o o r / O K / clear.
6 There are a lo t o f e r r o r s / o n e o r tw o e r r o r s / n o errors in the grammar.
5 Record your answer to the same question.
6 Listen to your answer and assess it. Choose the best description.
1 The inform ation in the answ er is re le v a n t/ n o t relevant.
2 The answer is very s h o r t / O K / ve ry long.
3 I speak w ith p a u s e s / a t norm al s p e e d / very fast.
4 The vocabulary is r e le v a n t /n o t relevant to the topic.
5 The pronunciation is p o o r / O K / clear.
6 There are a lo t o f errors / one o r tw o errors / no errors in the grammar.
7 How can you improve your answer? Choose one or two pieces of advice below to improve
your answer. Then record your answer again.
• Give a longer answer. Practise giving answers that are tw o or three full sentences.
• Imagine you are speaking to a friend and speak at your normal speed - not fast and
not slow.
• Go back to the Vocabulary sections and learn more w ords fo r family.
• Go back to the Pronunciation section or use your dictionary and practise saying
d iffic u lt words.
• Go back to the Grammar section and check you understand everything.
8 Choose one more question from Exercise 2 and record your answer. Assess your answer,
then try to improve it.
Exam tip
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1. Read the Part 1 questions. Record your answers to the questions.
1 W hich c o u ntry are you from ?
2 Do you have a large family?
3 W h a t does your m o th e r do?
4 Do you live w ith your family?
4 ))) 2 Listen to three more Part 1 questions. Write the questions. Then record your answers.
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Progress check
3 Listen to your answers to Exercises 1 and 2. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.
Do you ...
give a long answer?
speak at a normal speed?
use vocabulary for describing people?
use correct pronunciation?
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) +6 j 1 Talking about your free tim e • Expressing preferences • Present simple • Skills development:
Understanding Part 2 and the task card • Exam practice: Part 2
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: Free tim e activities
1 Match the photos A -D to four of the activities below.
: going shopping jogging listening to m usic playing co m p uter games
chatting online playing tennis reading magazines w atching a film
2 Complete the table with the nouns below. How many activities can you make?
( a DVD exercise football to th e gym nothing fo r w alks tennis TV j
doing
going
playing
watching
3 What do you think about the activities in Exercises 1 and 2? Write each activity next to an
adjective. Can you add any more activities?
1
boring.................
2
relaxing .............
3 interesting .........
4
exciting...............2A Get Ready for IELTS: Speaking

6d(a ') Write sentences for each activity. Use I like ... / 1 d o n 't lik e ... and an adjective from Exercise 3.
Example: I d o n 't like playing c o m p u te r games. I think it's very boring.
Vocabulary: Expressing preferences
4))) 5 Listen to three people answering the question ‘W hat do you like doing in your free tim e?’
08 What does each speaker enjoy doing? W rite the activities from the box.
/ doing nothing going fo r w alks going shopping
playing c o m p uter games reading magazines U3ing th e In te rnet
Speaker 1 Speaker 2 Speaker 3
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^ ))) 6 Listen to extracts from the answers in Exercise 6. Complete the gaps with the phrases below.
09 .......................................................................................................................................................... .
i I don't like I love I prefer I really like It depends M y favourite thing i
1 ...................................using the Internet.
2
.................................. chatting online w ith him.
3 ...................................doing nothing to doing exercise.
4 ...................................going to the gym.
5 ................................... S om etim es I like going fo r walks.
6 ................................... is going shopping.
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W e can use re a lly + verb to give emphasis. W e cannot use v e ry + verb.
I really like going to th e cinema. I-v ery l ike going to t h e c ine m a .
7 Write a short answer to the question ‘W hat do you like doing?’ Use the phrases from
Exercise 6 and the audio script on page 8 9 to help you.Free tim e 15

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8 Read the rule and look at the table. Use the information to choose the correct answer
(a or b) to questions 1 - 5 .
• Use the present sim ple to make general sta te m e n ts about your life.
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Ilikedon't like
Youlikedon't like
He/She/Itlikesdoesn't like
W e /Y o u /T h e ylikedon't like
1 Does your best friend play tennis?
a No, he doesn't play tennis but he likes playing co m p uter games,
b No, he not play tennis but he likes playing co m p u te r games.
2 Do you watch DVDs?
a Yes. I likes watch DVDs at the w eekend. But I d on't like w atching TV.
b Yes. I like watching DVDs at th e weekend. But I don't like w atching TV.
3 Tell me about som ething you like doing.
a I liking go to m useum s. It's ve ry interesting,
b I like going to m useum s. It's ve ry relaxing.
4 Do you do any exercise?
a Yes, I go to the gym every m orning at 6 a.m.
b Yes, I going to the gym every m orning at 6 a.m.
5 Do you like reading newspapers?
a It depends. S om etim es I read the newspapers on Saturdays,
b It depends. S om etim es I liking the newspapers on Saturdays.
9 Answer each of the questions in Exercise 8.
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o n + day. on Saturdays
a t + tim e: at 6 a.m.
a t + the w e e k e n d at the w eekend
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The c o m p le te Speaking te s t (Parts 1, 2 and 3) takes 11-14 m inutes. The exam iner asks
questions and the candidate gives answers. The answ ers are recorded.
Part 2: Individual Iona turn
• Part 2 takes 3 - 4 m inutes.
• The exam iner gives you a 'ta sk card' w ith w ritte n prom pts. The exam iner asks
you to talk about the to p ic and include the points on the card. The topic is about a
personal experience.
• You have one m inute to prepare your talk, and the exam iner gives you a pencil and
paper to make notes.
• You talk fo r one to tw o m inutes about the topic. You can use your notes to help you.
• Then th e exam iner asks you one or tw o m ore questions on th e same topic.
• Part 2 te s ts your ability to talk about a topic, develop your ideas about a topic, and
relevant vocabulary and grammar.
^ ))) 1 Listen to the examiner’s instructions for the task card below. What newspaper or magazine

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do you enjoy reading? W hat is the title?
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Describe a n ew spap er or m agazine you enjoy reading.
You should say:
w h a t kind of new spap er or m agazine it is
w hich parts of it you read
w h en and w h ere you read it
and explain w h v you enjoy reading it.
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H))) 2 Notice the underlined key words on the task card. Read the notes on each key word below.

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Listen to a model answer. Circle the notes that the speaker talks about.
1newspaper or magazine:< l ^0flzwAg>| newspaper
2w h a t kind:f a s h i o n | s p o rt | t r a v e l
3which parts:a d v e rts | In te r v ie w s | Letters | news
4w hen:every d a y | the w eekend | son/tetimes
5w here:home | school
6explain w hy:it's v e ry I n t e r e s tin g . | It's r e la x in g .slmm 43r mi

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Identify key words = important words which show you what to include in your answer
3 Match the sentences below to the key words in Exercise 2. Listen again and check.
a I enjoy reading a magazine called Fab Football.
b I prefer reading the interviews with famous players or the news..........................
c I read Fab Football every weekend..........................
d It's about sport..........................
e It's very interesting..........................
f Then I go home and read..........................
4 Look back at the task card in Exercise 1 and prepare your answer. Make notes for each
key word.
1 newspaper or magazine:...............................................................................................
2 what kind: ...............................................................................................
3 which parts: ...............................................................................................
4 when: ...............................................................................................
5 where: ...............................................................................................
6 explain why: ...............................................................................................
5 Make sentences from your notes. Use Exercise 3 to help you.
1 newspaper or magazine:...............................................................................................
2 what kind: ...............................................................................................
3 which parts: ...............................................................................................
4 when: ...............................................................................................
5 where: ...............................................................................................
6 explain why: ...............................................................................................
6 Record your answer to the task card in Exercise 1. Use your notes to help you.
Exam tip
Use a stopwatch to time your answer. You have one to two minutes to give your answer
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4 ) ) ) 1 Read the task card below and listen to the examiner’s instructions. Underline the key words.
Describe an activity you like doing.
You should say:
w h a t activity is it
w h ere and w h e n you do you do it
w h o you like doing it w ith
And explain w h y you enjoy doing it.
V __ ________________J
2 Plan your answer. Write notes for each of the key words. You have one minute for this
in the exam.
3 Record your answer. You have one to two minutes for this in the exam.
Progress check
4 Listen to your answer. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.
Do you ...
talk about all the key w ords on the task card?
use vocabulary fo r expressing preferences?
use vocabulary fo r free tim e activities?
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A IM S : Talking about special occasions • Connecting ideas • Pronunciation: Past tense endings
• Past simple • Skills development: Understanding Part 3 • Exam practice: Part 2 and Part 3
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: Special occasions
1 Look at the photos of special occasions. Which of the things in the box below can you see?
( balloons cake cards carnival costum e fam ily
\ fire w o rks friends parade presents traditional food
2 Complete the descriptions of special occasions with the words below.
! fam ily give make presents
In my country, w e celebrate name days. We (1).......................... cards and (2) .......................
traditional food. I enjoy visiting my (3 ) .......................... on my name day and I love receiving
(4)
.......................... !
fire w o rks parade watch w ear
N ew Year is a very special occasion. There's a (5 )
.......................... through the stre e ts and
people (6 )
.......................... beautiful costum es. W e (7 ).............................the parade and w e
celebrate th e sta rt o f a new year w ith (8 )............................xm4 tmcnb qyl iEAFgV gpmcj30;

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4 ))) 3 Read the description of Steven’s trip. Put a - f in gaps 1 - 6 . Then listen and check.
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a It was a special trip for me because ... d M y best friend w e n t too.
b but it w a s n 't very nice. e Then w e visited another city
c it w as ve ry exciting! f w e walked to the c ity centre.
Last year I travelled to Rio and visited m y cousin and his family. ( 1 ).......................... We
w e n t to my cousin's house and w e had a delicious traditional meal. After w e ate dinner,
( 2 ) ............................W hen w e saw th e carnival, ( 3 ) ............................W e danced and sang.
W e w atched th e parade. It w as fun, but w e w e re very tired. ( 4 )
.......................... and stayed
at a fam ous hotel ( 5 )
.......................... W e stayed fo r t w o days then w e w e n t home.
( 6 )
.......................... I travelled w ith o u t m y parents fo r the firs t tim e.
4 Look at the bold words in Exercise 3. Then choose the correct word to complete the sentences.
1 I enjoyed the parade and the carnival, b u t / because I was very tired.
2 W e w e n t to a local restaurant fo r lunch, then / b u t w e w e n t to vis it som e friends.
3 I g o t a present fro m m y parents. I g ot a present fro m m y brother a f t e r / t o o .
4 A ft e r / W h e n th e graduation ceremony, m y fa m ily m e t my friends fro m university.
5 I didn't enjoy the trip t o o / because I d o n't like travelling by bus.
6 When / b u t th e fire w o rk s started, w e w e re ve ry excited.
Grammar: Past simple
Read the rules and look at the table. Complete the past simple form of the irregular verbs
below. Use your dictionary to help you.
• Use the past sim ple fo r past actions th a t are finished.
• For regular verbs, add - d o r -e d .
• For irregular verbs, learn the d iffe re nt form s.
• For the verb be, learn the d ifferent fo rm s fo r d iffe re nt persons.
1
2Regular verbs
Irregular verbs
The verb be
eat
..........
give ..........
Infinitive
dance
sing
bePast simple +
danced
sang
was / were
3 make
4 m eetPast simple -
didn't dance
didn't sing
wasn't / weren't
5 w ear
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5 Complete the sentences with the words below.
! danced didn't stay graduated was w e n t w ere I
1 I w a s n 't at the carnival. I.......................... to my sister's w edding.
2 I
.......................... last year. M y parents came to England fo r the ceremony.
3 People w o re colourful costum es. I t
.......................... an exciting day!
4 W e watched the parade. We sang a n d
.......................... to the music.
5 I stayed w ith my friends. I
.......................... in a hotel.
6 W e didn't see the firew orks. W e
.......................... tired and w e n t to the hotel.
Pronunciation: Past simple verbs and -ed
^ ))) 7 The -ed ending is pronounced in three different ways. Listen to the different sounds and the
14 past simple verbs in the table below.
/ t // d // i d /
danced
stayedhated
watched travelled visited
4 » ) 8 Listen to six past simple verbs and add them to the table above.
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The -ed ending adds a sound to th e end. Som etim es it adds an extra syllable to
th e verb.
For example:
dance + -ed = danced (one syllable)
hate + -ed = ha-ted (tw o syllables)
9 Complete the sentences with the words below. Use the correct form of the verbs.
[ but
m eet
travel watch
I
................
a n d ...........
...... my friends in the park after the carnival. W e .
........... home. We had a great t i m e , .......................
......................the fire w o rks
. w e w e re very tired.
! see
playw ear
w hen
M y h o m etow n has a big festival each year. Last year, I
....................... a costum e
a n d .......................traditional music at the parade. M y parents w ere very
h a p p y ....................... t h e y
........................ the parade.kk Get Ready for IELTS: Speaking

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The c o m p le te Speaking te s t (Parts 1, 2 and 3) takes 11-14 m inutes. The exam iner asks
questions and th e candidate gives answers. The answers are recorded.
Part 3: Two-wav discussion
• Part 3 takes 4 - 5 m inutes.
• The questions in Part 3 relate to th e to p ic in Part 2.
• The discussion is b e tw e e n the exam iner and you.
• The exam iner asks you questions. You talk about d iffe re nt issues and ideas on the
topic.
• Part 3 te s ts your ability to talk about o th e r topics related to Part 2's to p ic and to
express and ju s tify your personal opinions and ideas.
Look at beginnings of Part 2 task cards 1 - 3 . Match each card with a general topic a -c .
Describe som eone in
your fam ily w h o you like.
You should say:
w h a t kind of person
he/sh e isDescribe an activity
th a t you like doing.
You should say:
w h a t activity is itDescribe a special
occasion in your life.
You should say:
w h ere this occasion
to o k place
a e v e n ts.................
b h o b b ie s .................
c p e o p le .................
Now match each question a -c with a task card 1 - 3 from Exercise 1.
a Do young people in your c o u ntry celebrate special o c c a s io n s ?
.................
b W h a t do you th in k are the differences b e tw ee n sports now and in th e past?
c W h a t is th e role of grandparents in your c u ltu re ?
.................
Exam tip
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8999 3 Look at the underlined key words in the Part 3 question below. Listen to two more Part 3
16 questions. Write the questions and underline the key words.
Do vou think co m p uter games are
1
2
^ ))) 4 Listen again and check.
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O Read the model answers to a question in Exercise 3. Which question do the answers match?
a
Yes, I think, yes. In my country, w e have one or tw o big festivals. We visit fam ily or w e
rem em ber people or events. It is im portant. It is a serious thing but it is fun. I like travelling
to o ther countries fo r festivals too. It is interesting to learn about the world.
b
I w e n t to a festival in my co u ntry last year and I enjoyed it. It was im portant to me because
I saw my friends and family.
6 Look at the model answers in Exercise 5 again. Answer the questions below for each
model answer.
1 Is the answer on the same general topic?
2 Is it relevant to the question?
3 Does it include the key w ord s or w o rd s similar to the key words?
4 H ow long is the answer?
Exam tip
Try to give an answ er w ith fo u r or m ore sentences. Do not give short answers.
7 Choose a Part 3 question from Exercise 2 or Exercise 3 and write your own answer.
8 Record your answer, then use the questions in Exercise 6 to check your answer.PA Get Ready for IELTS: Speaking

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Part 2
1 Read the Part 2 task card below and write notes for your answer. You have one minute for
this in the exam.
Describe a special occasion in your life
You should say:
w h ere this occasion to o k place
w h en it took place
w h o was there
and explain h ow your feelings on this
occasion.
2 Record your answer. You have one to two minutes for this in the exam.
Part 3
4))) 3 Read and listen to the Part 3 questions.
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W hat is an im po rta n t festival in your country?
W hat are your favourite parts o f th is festival?
How have special occasions such as w ed d ing s changed in your country?
Do you th in k special occasions and festivals are im po rta n t fo r a society?
4 Record your answers to each question in Exercise 3.
Progress check
5 Listen to your answers. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.
Do you ...
talk about all the key w ord s on th e task card in Part 2?
talk about the right topic in Part 3?
answer w ith four or m ore sentences in Part 3?
use vocabulary for special occasions?
use vocabulary fo r connecting ideas?
use the past simple?
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1 Complete the table with family words.
mother wife (2 )....... sister (4 } ......... granddaughter
father (1 )
........ son (3 ) ........ grandfather (5 ) .........
2 Circle the correct word to describe people.
1 A f u n n y / k in d person cares about o th e r people.
2 A bossy / frie n dly person tells o th e r people w h a t to do.
3 A calm / creative person uses th e ir imagination to make n ew things.
4 A co n fid e n t / happy person believes in th e ir ability.
5 A clever / frie n dly person likes m e e tin g n e w people.
3 Complete the sentences with possessive adjectives in the box.
( her his our my (x2) your ;
1 .............................name is Abdul. I am 19 years old.
2 I s .............................fam ily big or small?
3 M y grandm other is 8 0
.............................. name is Ana.
4 I'm not an only child. This i s
............................. sister Maria.
5 M y husband is fro m Australia...............................relatives still live there.
4 Read the sentences about free time activities. Cross out the incorrect options below. There is
one incorrect option in each sentence.
1 M y favourite thing is playing c o m p u te r games / tennis / the Internet.
2 I really like chatting online. It's b o rin g / e x c itin g / relaxing.
3 I don't like w atching DVDs / film s / magazines.
4 I love doing e x e r c is e /t o the g ym / nothing
5 I prefer going shopping / to the g y m / to music.’C\ lCotB m'c nOx/g{ gSCopdsL

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Listen and choose the correct sentence (a or b).
1 a It's boring.
2 a I like doing nothing.
3 a I d o n't like using the internet.b It's interesting
b I like doing exercise,
b I like using the internet.
Correct the errors with the present simple in the sentences below.
1 I like really playing c o m p u te r games.
2 Children in my c o u ntry d o n't like go shopping.
3 M y b rother and I likes going to m useum s.
4 I no like going fo r walks.
Complete the tim e expressions with the correct preposition: at or on.
1 I like doing n o th in g ............................. th e w eekend.
2 I play t e n n is ............................. Saturday.
3 I go to th e g y m ............................. 6 a.m. every day.
Match the verbs with the words in the box below to describe special occasions.
[ give vis it w atch w ear ] : a co stu m e fa m ily fire w o rk s presents ;
Connect the ideas in the sentences with the best word.
1 The journey w as very long, b............................. I was excited and happy.
2 We saw the parade on Saturday. T............................. w e visited friends on Sunday.
3 A............................. the firew orks, I w e n t home. I was very tired.
4 I made traditional food for my family. M y m other made som e food t...............................
5 ZV
.I arrived at th e restaurant, all m y fam ily w e re there.
6 We w o re n e w clothes b............................. it w as special day.
Complete the sentences with the past simple form of the verbs in brackets.
1 I ............................. England last sum m er. I t
.............................. great, (visit, is)
2 M y p a r e n ts .............................at th e parade, but t h e y
.............................. it. (are, not like)
3 W e .............................a n d
.............................. at the carnival, (sing, dance)
4 I ............................. last year a n d ........................ my firs t job. (graduate, get)
5 I ............................. to the restaurant because I .............................. very tired, (not go, is)
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A IM S : Talking about places in cities • Describing cities • Pronunciation: Syllables and word stress
• There is/There are • Skills development: Building fluency • Exam practice: Part 1 and Part 2
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: Places in cities
X Match photos A-C to the places below. There are three extra places.
( football stadium gallery harbour m arket m useum shopping mall j
2 Look at the photos again. What can you do in each place? Choose activities from the list.
( buy clothes go on a boat trip have a coffee see an exhibition ]
Example: You can buy clothes in a shopping mall.
3 In which place below can you do activites 1 - 5 ? Can you add more places?
! beach bridge cafe fa cto ry gallery hotel park river skyscraper theatre
1 eat or drink som ething
2 go fo r a w alk
3 relax and m e e t friends
4 w o rk
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Match the meanings of sentences 1 - 5 with a -e .
1 It's a busy city.
2 It's near the beach.
3 It's got d iffe re nt neighbourhoods.
4 It is fam ous fo r the m a rkets.
5 I really like it because the people
are very frie n d ly .I go s w im m in g there at the w eekend.
S om etim es w e go sailing too.
They are polite and th e y 're very happy
w h e n you speak th e ir language.
There's a lot o f tra ffic and people say th e
city never sleeps!
Tourists buy clothes or souvenirs. You can
even go on tours.
There's a financial district, a busy
d o w n to w n and quiet suburbs.
Replace the underlined words and phrases in Exercise 4 to make more sentences about
cities. Use the ideas below or your own ideas.
airport beautiful m useum s mountains traditional food
lots of tourist attractions modern the w eather is good
Example: It's a m odern city.
6 Complete the sentences below so they are true for your hometown.
1 It's a ..........................city.
2 It's near the ...
3 It's g o t ...
4 It is fam ous fo r th e ...
5 I really like it because ...
Pronunciation: Syllables and word stress
4))) 7 Look at the words in Exercise 3 again. How many syllables (different word parts) are there?
19 Complete the table, then listen and check.
one syllable tw o syllables three syllables
beach cafe
4 » ) 8 Listen to the words again and underline the syllable with the word stress.
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9 Listen to Sam describing a city. Write the words below next to the correct heading.
f accom m odation beach harbours markets
m useum people shopping malls tra ffic
There's a m u s e u m.............................
There isn't .................................................
There are ...................................................
There a r e n ' t .............................
10 Complete the table with the correct words.
+ There's (is)a museum.
(1)
............ some galleries.
-
There (2)
............ / is nota beach.
aren't / (3 )
............ any harbours.
?
Is
therea football stadium?Yes, there is.
(4)
............ any shopping malls? Yes, there (6) ............
No, there (7 ) ............
Ou>t/
Countable nouns have t w o forms:U ncountable nouns have one form:
There is a m useum , (singular)There is n 't any accom m odation.
There are tw o m useum s, (plural)There a re n 't any accom m odations;

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Read the text and complete each paragraph with the correct words.
( bridge fam ous got near skyscrapers
M y h o m etow n is ( 1 ) ..........................th e border. It's a busy city and it's ( 2 ) ...........................
fo r the different neighbourhoods. It's ( 3 ) ..........................a financial d is tric t w ith lots of tall
( 4 )
........................... You can w alk over a modern ( 5 ) ...........................into the harbour.
( are can favourite m e e t traditional
M y ( 6 ) ..........................place is the historic centre. You ( 7 )
........................... go to lots of small
restaurants and eat ( 8 )..........................food. It's delicious! It's a great place to
(9 )..........................friends. There (10)........................... always lots of people there. It's a
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Part 1 te s ts your ability to talk to people about everyday topics.
Part 2 te s ts your ability to talk about a sp e cific to p ic and to organize your ideas.
Part 1
Exam tip
Try to give long answers - not ju s t tw o or three w ords.
Speak at a natural speed - not fa st and not s lo w - w ith o u t lots o f pauses.
Use synonym s and s h o w your vocabulary.
Practise your gram m ar to help you use th e co rrect form s.
1 Read the Part 1 question and answer below. What are the good and bad points about the
answer?
A: H ow w ou ld you describe your hom etow n?
B: Busy. Dirty. I d o n't like it.
2 Prepare your answer to the question in Exercise 1. Make notes on the ideas below.
• location of th e c ity (area? country?) and size (population?)
• positive w o rd s to describe a city
• places to u ris ts visit
• your opinion and an example
3 Record your answer to the question. Use your notes to help you.
4 ))) 4 Listen to a model answer. Assess the answer in the table below.
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model answer your answer
Is the answer too slow or too fast?
Are there pauses?
Are there any grammar errors?
Are words repeated?
5 Now listen to your answer and complete the table above.
6 How can you improve your answer? Record your answer again and try to improve your
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In Part 2 of the exam, use the one m inu te to th in k and plan.
Identify the to p ic on the card.
Make notes on the three points and the s u m m a ry point. This organizes your answer.
Choose topic vocabulary and suitable gram m ar structures.
Then speak at a natural speed fo r tw o m inutes.
7 Read the Part 2 topic card and the candidate’s notes below. Which notes are not useful?
Why?
nfl/neofcltH (gt'iffllsh translation?)
descrvptloiA, o f cou.ntrj/1__________
It's near ... _________________________
It's g o t... /There's ... _______________
tourists - trui -food, tatee photos _____
w jt - relax, meet fr ie n d s , plan sports
other cities, I l l t e e _________________
w. 1 4 o p i n i o n a n d e x a m p l e
_______________________
8 Prepare your answer to the Part 2 task in Exercise 7. You have one minute to make notes.
Use the Exam tip box to help you.
9 Look at your notes again. Can you improve them? Now record your answer. You have two
minutes to give your answer.
10 Listen to your answer. Did you follow the points in the Exam tip box? How can you improve?
Record your answer again for extra practice.Describe an area of yo u r c o u n try you
k n o w and like.
You should say:
w here it is
w h a t its special features are
w h a t you and other people do in this area
And explain why you like it.wk Get Ready for IELTS: Speaking

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H))) 1 Read the Part 1 questions below. Then listen and match the answers a - g to the questions.
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1 Do you w o rk or are you a s tu d e n t?............
2 W hat do you like about your job? / W h a t do you like about studying?
3 W hen do you see your friends and fa m ily ?
............
4 W here is your h o m etow n lo c a te d ? ............
5 W hat do people in your to w n d o ? ............
6 Is it easy to travel around your h o m e to w n ? ............
3 Read the instructions for the Part 2 topic card below. You have one minute to make notes
for your answer.
4 Now record your answer to the task in Exercise 3. You have two minutes to give your answer.
Progress check
5 Listen to your answers to Part 1 and Part 2. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.7 Is th e re a good health system w h e re you live?
2 Record your answers to the questions in Exercise 1.
Part 2
Describe an in tere s tin g c ity you k n o w
and like.
You should say:
where it is
how you w ent there
w h at you did there
And explain why you found it so interesting.
Part 1
Do you ...
give extra inform ation or an example?
use topic vocabulary and phrases?
use the co rrect stress fo r th e w ords?
use correct grammar?Part 2
Do you ...
keep talking and not have to o many pauses?
use to p ic vocabulary and useful phrases?
use th e correct stress fo r th e w ord s ?
use correct grammar?
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A IM S : Talking about types of TV and radio programme • Describing programmes • Adverbs of
frequency • Skills development: Organizing your answers • Exam practice: Part 1 and Part 2
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary:Types of programme
1 Read the descriptions 1 - 6 of different types of programme. Match the descriptions with the
photos A -D above. There are two extra descriptions.
1 I love w atching docum entaries because w e can learn about n ew things. M y favourite is
a series about nature and animals.
2 I watch a game sh o w every w eekend w ith my family. I th in k the presenter is very
funny. I like it w he n the con te sta n ts w in big prizes.
3 I always listen to the news. I th in k it's im po rta n t to understand the events in your
c o u ntry and listen to business reports. You can find out about your sports team too.
4 I enjoy w atching soap operas because th e y are sim ilar to real life and I like the
characters. I usually watch TV on m y laptop in m y room.
5 I so m e tim e s watch talk s h o w s.T h e quests are really interesting. You can learn about
th e ir lives and n ew film s or ne w music.
6 I'm a sports fan so I watch a lot of sp o rt on TV. I enjoy listening to the experts talking
about the results, too.
2 Check the meaning of the underlined words in Exercise 1. Then answer the questions below.
1 Do you have a favourite TV presenter W h y do you like him/her?
2 W h a t is a popular d o cum entary series in your country?
3 Are there any characters in a soap opera you really like?
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4 ))) 3 Listen to three people talking about programmes they listen to or watch. Match the
24 speakers 1 - 3 with the type of programme they watch a -c .
a d o cum entary s e r ie s .............................
b drama s e r ie s .............................
c reality TV s h o w .............................
^ ))) 4 Read the sentences a -h below. Listen again and decide which speaker 1 - 3 says each
24 sentence. Which three sentences express an opinion?
a It's about clothes and fa s h io n.............
b It's se t in London .............
c It's presented by d ifferent m odels each w e e k .............
d It stars som e fam ous a c to rs .............
e The participants are fam ous pe op le .............
f It's very e x c itin g .............
g I th in k it's good e n te rta in m e n t .............
h The thing I like best is the hotel manager .............
5 Think about a programme you enjoy watching or listening to. Write sentences to describe it
and express your opinion about it. Use the sentences in Exercise 5 to help you.
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a c to r s = people w h o play characters in a story
c h a ra c te rs = people in a story
c o n te s ta n ts = real people in a game s h o w or reality TV s h o w
Grammar: Adverbs of frequency
6 Match sentences 1 - 6 to explanations a -f. Which sentences are true for you?
1I always w atch soap operas.aI'm not interested in any sports.
2
I usually listen to the news in thebI th in k th e y're very boring.
morning.
3I often watch game shows.
cI like it w he n co n te sta n ts w in big
prizes.
4
I s o m e tim e s w atch dramas.dI think the plots are s o m e tim e s
interesting.
5I rarely listen to sports program m es.eI w atch th e m every day. I never miss
an episode.
6I never w atch docum entaries.fI like listening to the business reports.Fu c0n lcn3y 35

f Look at the arrow and the adverbs of frequency. Put the words always, o fte n and ra re ly in
the correct position on the arrow.
never (1)..................... som etim es (2) ..................... usually (3)...............
O u t /
Put the adverb before the verb: I always w atch soap operas.
BUT put the adverb a fter the verb to be: I think the plots are so m e tim e s interesting.
8 Complete the prompts below so that they are true for you. Include an explanation.
1 I always watch ...
Example; I always watch dramas. I think they're exciting and I like the plots.
2 I usually listen to ...
3 I often watch ...
4 I som etim es watch ...
5 I rarely listen to ...
6 I never watch ...
9 Complete the texts with the words below.
1 i by contestants every favourite )
M y .............................programme is a quiz show called In, Out. I w atch i t ..............................
w eekend. T h e .............................are very clever. It's p re s e n te d .............................. a university
professor.
2 [ about actors interesting operas )
I enjoy watching d o c u m e n ta rie s .............................science. They are v e r y ................................
I rarely watch s o a p .............................because I think t h e .............................. are terrible.
3 f always exciting series stars ;
I like watching a d ra m a ..............................called School Time. I .............................. watch it
w ith my brother. I t .............................our favourite actor and it's a v e r y ..............................
programme.
4 ; contestants funny so m e tim e s talk ;
I lik e ..............................shows. The guests are usually v e r y ................................I like game
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Part 2 te s ts your ability to talk w ith o u t pausing and also your ability to plan and organize
your answer.
Read the Part 2 task card below. Look at the underlined key words. Match the key words to
the notes 1 - 5 below. There is one extra note.
Talk a b o u t a p r o g ra m m e you
learned s o m e th in g fro m .
You should say:
w hat t ype of programme it was
which were your favourite parts
who you watched it with
And explain what you learned from it.1 Interesting Interviews with the writer's
fayvultj at/id friends_________________
2 learned about the writer's, l i f t , t.c\. poor
f a m i l y no g ra tific a tio n s , lived In
d ifferen t countries, now lives In her
hometown.
try .Aha&tJLmita-
with m.# classmates
2 Read the example answer below. Answer true or false for sentences 1 - 3 .
I'd like to talk about a program m e I learned som ething fro m . I learned about the w rite r's
life. I learned she was fro m a poor family. I learned she had no qualifications fro m school.
Then she lived in d iffe re nt countries. I learned th a t she n o w lives in her h o m etow n and she
w rite s there.
I watched it w ith my classmates. W e w atched it at college in a seminar. Then w e talked
about her life.
It was a d o cum e n ta ry and it was about a fam ous w riter. I enjoy reading her books. She
w rite s about college students and th e ir lives.
1 All the key w ord s and notes are included. T ru e /F a ls e
2 The answ er fo llo w s th e order on the task card. T ru e /F a lse
3 The answ er is clear and easy to follow. T ru e /F a lse
Exam tip
Follow th e order of th e points on th e task card. These organize your answ er and help
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u Read the example answer below. Answer true or false for sentences 1 - 3 .
I'd like to talk about a program m e I learned som ething from .
The programme was a very interesting documentary and it was about a famous writer. I enjoy
watching this documentary series. It always has really interesting people or topics.
Firstly, I liked everything in the docum entary, but my favourite parts w ere the interview s
w ith her fam ily and friends. A good example of this is the in te rv ie w w ith her sister. She
talked about th e ir life w he n they w e re young children. She was very funny. There was one
old friend fro m the w rite r's school and th e y are still friends today. I liked learning about the
w rite r's personal life.
I watched it w ith my classmates. W e w atched it at college in a seminar. It w as part of the
course and then w e gave a presentation about her life.
I learned lots of things from the documentary. For example, I learned she was from a poor
family. I learned she had no qualifications from school and then she lived in different countries.
Finally, I learned that she now lives in her hom etown and she w rites there.
1 All the key w ords and notes are included. T ru e /F a lse
2 The answer fo llo w s the order on the task card. T ru e /F a lse
3 The answ er is clear and easy to follow . T ru e /F a lse
4 Read the example answer in Exercise 3 again. Find and underline two phrases for giving
examples and two phrases for organizing your answers.
5 Look back at the task card in Exercise 1. Plan your answer. Follow the points below:
• Make notes on each key w ord.
• W rite sentences using your notes.
• Include the underlined phrases fro m Exercise 3.
6 Record your answer. Use your notes to help you.
7 Listen to your answer. Can you improve it? Try to give your answer again. Refer to the task
card in Exercise 1 but do not use your notes this time.
Exam tip
R em em ber there are different topics and diffe re nt task cards in each IELTS exam. Do
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Part 1
1 Read the Part 1 questions. Record your answer to each question.
W hen did you last w atch television?
W hat do you usually w atch on television?
W h a t are som e popular program m es in your country?
W hy do you think som e TV program m es are popular?
Part 2
2 Read the Part 2 task card. Plan your answer. You have one minute for this in the exam. Then
record your answer. You have one to two minutes for this in the exam.
f \
Talk a b o u t a T V p r o g ra m m e you
e n jo y w a tc h in g .
You should say:
w h a t ty p e of program m e it is
which are your favourite parts
w h en and w h ere you w atch it
And explain w hy you enjoy watching it.
V __________________ J
Exam tip
Rem em ber to use phrases fo r expressing preferences. See page 15.
Progress check
3 Listen to your answers. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.
Do you ...
include all th e key w o rd s in your notes?
fo llo w the order on th e task card?
give an answ er th a t is clear and easy to follow ?
include phrases to organize your answer?
use vocabulary fo r describing typ e s o f program m e?
use adverbs of frequency?
use phrases fo r expressing preferences?Fu c0n lcn3y 39

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A IM S : Talking about the weather • Can / can't • Pronunciation: Vowel sounds
• Skills development: Expanding your answers • Exam practice: Part 1 and Part 2
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: The w eath er
B
1 Match two words with each picture A -D above.
! cold h o t rainy s n o w y s to rm y s u n n y w e t w in d y
2 Use your answers from Exercise 1 to complete the descriptions below.
Picture A In m y co un try, th e m o n s o o n season is fro m S e p te m b e r to Novem ber. It's v e ry .............................. a n d .................................
Picture B In m y c o u n try w in t e r la sts fro m D e c e m b e r to February. I t ' s ..............................
a n d ................................
Picture C W e ofte n have th u n d e rs to rm s in M arch or Ap ril in m y coun try. I t ' s ........
a n d ................................
Picture D The d ry season lasts fro m M ay u n til O c to b e r in m y coun try. I t ' s
..........
a n d ................................
3 Complete the table below with information about the seasons in your country.
season Months weather
autumn October and November cold and windy
dry season
rainy season
spring
summer
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4 Complete the sentences with the words and phrases in the box.
; fa v o u rite it's lasts m a ke s really like T here's
1 M y ............................. season is summer.
2 .............................lots o f rain during the m onsoon season.
3 In w in t e r , .............................w e t and sto rm y in m y country.
4 Hot w e a t h e r ...................................me feel really happy.
5 W in t e r .............................fo r tw o months.
6 I ............................. sto rm y w e a th e r because it's exciting.
l/l/a,tc& O u t/
l t ' s + adjective = It's rainy/snow y/w indy.
T h e re 's /T h e re a re + noun = There's lots o f rain/snow /w ind.
5 Complete the sentences below with your own ideas.
1 M y favourites season is ... 4
2 In summer, it's ... 5
3 There's lots of rain/sun during ... 6
Pronunciation: Vowel sounds
4 ))) 6 Listen to the vowel sounds and the words, and repeat them.
25
u: au a ei o: au
monsoon now summer favourite stormy cold
^))) 7 Listen to the words below and add them to the correct vowel sound in the table. Use a
26 dictionary to check the meaning of the words.
( April autumn drought humid June m onth
Novem ber outside rainy s n o w y sto rm y sunny
^ ))) 8 Listen and check. Then listen again and repeat the vowel sounds and the words.
27Sum m er /T h e dry season lasts f o r ...
Cold w e a th e r makes me feel ...
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9 Listen and complete the sentences with can or c a n ’t
1 Y o u ............................go to the beach in the summer.
2 Y o u ............................do anything w h e n the w ea the r is very hot.
3 Y o u ............................play tennis outside w hen it's rainy.
4 The rainy s e a s o n .............................last fo r w eeks.
5 Y o u ............................go skiing in hot and dry climates.
6 The w e a t h e r .............................change quickly in the mountains.
10 Read the rules about can and c a n ’t. Then complete the sentences with your own ideas.
• We use can to say th a t it is possible to do som ething.
• We use can't to say that it is not possible to do som ething.
• Put can or can't before the main verb.
• The form of the main verb doesn't change.
1 W hen it's sunny, you can ...
2 In cold w ea the r you c a n 't ...
3 In summer, you can ...
4 In th e rainy season, you c a n ' t ...
1 1 Complete the sentences with the words below. There is one extra word in each set.
1
; can it's makes season w ea the r j
M y fa v o u rite .............................is summer. I really like the sum m er b e c a u s e..............................
always hot and sunny. Y o u .............................do lots of sports or you can sunbathe and relax
w ith friends. The hot w eather a lw a y s .............................me feel happy and cheerful. I think
everybody likes the hot weather.
2 ; can't drought dry for monsoon }
A .............................means lots of rainy w eather! In my country, this season
la s t s .............................about three or four months. It's boring and y o u ..............................
do anything outside. It's humid and I don't like it. I prefer t h e .............................w eather
because I like being outside.
! can from sto rm y there's thunderstorm s !
In my country, it's very cold in w in te r
.............................. lots of snow and y o u ..............................
go skiing or visit the mountains. This is my favourite season. It la s ts .............................
November to February. It's different from sum m er because sum m er lasts for about six
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Part 1 te s ts your ability to understand general questions and to give relevant answers. It
also te s ts your ability to expand your answers.
Part 2 te s ts your ability to give a flu e n t and organized answer. It also te s ts your ability to
include extra inform ation using relevant language.
Part 1
1 Read the Part 1 questions and answers below. Choose the correct answer (a or b).
1 H ow many seasons does your co u ntry have?
a M y co u ntry has four seasons.
b There are many seasons in m y country.
2 W hat's your favourite season of the year?
a Hot and sunny. This is my favourite w eather,
b Summer. This is my favourite season.
3 H ow do rainy days make you feel?
a I feel very sad on rainy days.
b Yes, rainy days make you feel.
4 W h a t do you like doing w h e n it's hot?
a I like it w he n it's hot, yes.
b I like going to the beach.
4 ))) 2 Listen and check.
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Exam tip
Listen carefully to th e question and give a relevant answer. Then expand your answer,
fo r example give a reason or an explanation.
3 Read the correct answers again. Can you m ake the answers longer? Add a sentence to each
correct answer in Exercise 1.
1 I like it because the w e a th e r is hot and sunny.
2 The seasons are spring, summer, autumn and w inter.
3 You can go s w im m in g or you can m e e t friends there.
4 You can't go outside and do any sports.
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Read the task card and the example answer. What is the problem with the example answer?
a It includes lots of extra inform ation,
b It doesn't include extra inform ation.
Describe y o u r fa v o u rite t y p e o f w e a th e r.
You should say:
w h a t th e type of w e a th e r is
how often you experience this typ e of w e ath er
w h a t you like doing in this w e a th e r
And explain why it is your favourite type of weather.
7
8
9I'd like to describe my favourite typ e o f weather. M y co u ntry has three seasons and there
are lots o f types o f weather. ( 1 ).............................
Yes, w e t w e a th e r is my favourite. I like going shopping w hen the w ea the r is w e t because
the shops are all indoors. (2 ) .............................
I often experience this w e a th e r in o th e r countries. I like travelling in Europe and I always
take my umbrella w ith me. The w e t w e a th e r lasts for a long tim e there. (3 )...........................
This w e a th e r is good fo r relaxing. For example, you can stay at home and ju s t watch
television. ( 4 ) .............................
Read the sentences below. These all add extra information to the example answer in
Exercise 5. Read the example answer again and add a sentence to the end of each paragraph.
a You can chat to your friends online too.
b It is d ifferent fro m my co u ntry because the rainy season only lasts for tw o m onths,
c I also like cooking delicious meals fo r my fam ily w hen there's lots of rain,
d It is a d iffic u lt choice fo r me, but I th in k my favourite is w e t weather.
Add two more sentences to expand the example answer in Exercise 5. Choose where to add
the extra information. Then practise saying the answer.
Read the task card in Exercise 5 again. Plan your own answer. Remember to add extra
information to each part of your answer.
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Part 1
1 Read the Part 1 questions. Record your answer to each question.
1 H ow many seasons does your co u n try have?
2 W h a t's th e w e a th e r like in your country?
3 H ow do rainy days make you feel?
4 W h a t do you like doing w he n it's hot?
Part 2
2 Read the Part 2 task card. Plan your answer. You have one minute for this in the exam. Then
record your answer. You have one to two minutes for this in the exam.
Describe your favourite season in your country.
You should say:
w h en th a t season is from and to
w h a t th e w e a th e r is like
how it is different from o ther seasons in your
country
And explain why it is your favourite season.
V__________________________________J
Exam tip
You can also use vocabulary fo r fre e tim e activities w h e n you talk about th e weather.
See page 14.
Progress check
3 Listen to your answers. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.
Do you ...
give a relevant answ er and expand your an sw e r in Part 1 ?
add extra inform ation to your answ er in Part 2?
use vocabulary fo r talking about the weather?
use vocabulary fo r free tim e activities?
pronounce vowel sounds correctly?
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Find 1 2 places in cities below.
Match 1 - 5 to a - e to make descriptions of a city.
1 It's a a the people are very friendly.
2 It's near the b lots o f accom m odation fo r tourists.
3 It's got c airport.
4 It is fam ous fo r d modern city.
5 I really like it because e its university.
Write sentences with There is, There is n ’t , There are or There a r e n 't
There is a harbour.
1/a harbour
2
/lots o f people
3
Xmuch tra ffic
4
Xany markets
5
/ tw o m useum s
6
Xa beach
7
Xany shopping malls
8
/a football stadium
Add the words to the table.
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participants presenter reality TV sh o w soap opera talk show
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Complete the descriptions of programmes with the words in the box below.
about best good presented set stars j
1 I t ' s............................ a school.
2 I t 's ............................ in Australia.
3 I t 's ............................ by different people every w eek.
4 I t ............................. lots of great actors.
5 I t 's ............................ entertainm ent.
6 The thing I lik e ............................. is th e exciting plots.
Read the table which shows how often Matteo watches TV programmes. Write sentences
with an adverb of frequency.
100% sports programmes
Matteo always watches sport programmes.
80%documentaries
(1)
60% chat shows
Matteo often watches chat shows.
40% dramas (2)
10%reality TV shows (3)
0% soap operas(4)
Find four pairs of opposite words about the weather in the box.
i. cold drought dry hot m onsoon rainy sunny w e t
Choose the correct option for talking about the weather.
1 M y favourite season / w ea the r is summer.
2 W in te r lasts f o r / f r o m fo u r months.
3 In spring, it's ra in /ra in y .
4 Cold w ea the r makes me like / f e e l sad.
5 In my country, w e often have / i t ' s storm s.
Complete the sentences with can or c a n ’t
1 In cold weather, y o u ............................. go to the beach.
2 Y o u ............................go to the gym w he n it's rainy or w he n it's sunny.
3 The dry s e a s o n ............................. last fo r m onths in my country.
4 In the rainy season, y o u ............................. go outside because it's very w e t.
5 Y o u ............................go skiing w he n it's snowy.
6 Y o u ............................play tennis outside w hen it's windy.
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A IM S : Talking about studying • Using collocations • Pronunciation: Word stress • Present continuous *
• Skills development: Using a range of vocabulary • Exam practice: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: Academic subjects
1 Match four of the subjects below to the pictures above. Use your dictionary to help you.
art business studies co m p uter science engineering
\ history law linguistics literature m athem atics medicine
2 Listen to three students talking about their course. Complete each description with the
words below. Then listen again and check.
f course d iffic u lt director doctor interesting
I law law yer lectures medicine
1 I'm stu d ying................................... It's hard w ork and there are lots o f .................................
but I enjoy helping people. I'm in my first year and I'd like to be a
....................................
2 I'm doing a business s tu d ie s
.................................... It's about the d ifferent parts of a
business, like finance, people, or m arketing. It's re a lly
.................................... I'd like to
be a c o m p a n y
....................................
3 I'm s tu d y in g .................................... It's about the legal system in different countries. I
think it's a v e r y ...................................course and there are lots of deadlines. I'd like to be
a ....................................
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How many syllables are in these words?
b u s in e s s ............................. m athem atics
lite ra tu re ............................. u n iv e rs ity......
4 ))) 4 Listen and check. Then listen again and add the words to the correct stress patterns in the
31 table below.
1 [O o] 2 [O o o] 3 [o o O o] 4 [o o O o o]
^))) 5 Listen to the words below and add them to the table in Exercise 4.
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c h em istry college deadline engineering graduate graduation
\ h istory lecture medicine presentation project tim e ta b le
4 ))) 6 Listen and check your answers to Exercises 4 and 5. Listen again and repeat the words.
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Vocabulary: Collocations
Match the verbs 1 - 5 with the nouns a - e to m ake collocations about studying. Then match
the verbs 6 - 1 0 with the nouns f - j to m ake more collocations.
apply
be 1
2
3 do
4 get
5 givepresentations
fo r a scholarship
good results
my hom ew o rk
in my first/second/final year
6
7go
graduate
8 have
9 live
10 w ritef in halls / w ith my fam ily
g extra tuition
h to lectures / college
i an essay
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/ C om plete the sentences below w ith nouns fro m Exercise 7.
1 I hope I get g o o d............................ this semester.
2 I graduated f r o m
............................. last summer.
3 I'm in my f i n a l
............................ at university.
4 I don't like g iv in g ...............................
5 I'm w ritin g a n
............................. on international finance.
Grammar: Present continuous
4 ) ) ) 9 Listen to the three speakers. Complete the sentences with the correct names: Lara, Dee or
34 Marcel.
a .............................is filling out an application form .
b .............................is having extra tuition.
c .............................is preparing a presentation.
10 Look at the table and complete the rule.
• Use the present continuous to talk about an a ctivity happening in the p a s t / now.
I 'm 'm not
studying English this
H e / S h e / It 's 'snot semester.
You/W e/They 're 're not
* » ) l i Listen to the speakers again and read the texts below. Underline the twelve examples of the
34 present continuous.
1 I'm revising fo r an exam. It's my final year and I'm w orking very hard. I'm having extra
tuition and my grades are improving.
2 I'm visiting my brother at college. He's living in halls this year and he's having a great
tim e. I'm helping him w ith his coursew ork this se m e ste r and w e 're preparing a
presentation at the m om ent.
3 I'm thinking about doing another course next year. I'm applying for a scholarship at a
university in my h o m etow n and I'm filling out the application form now.
12 Complete the sentences below to describe what you are doing.
1 A t the m om ent, I'm ...
2 This s e m e ste r I'm ...
O ut/
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In Part 2, you talk fo r one to tw o m inutes about th e task card. Then th e exam iner asks
you one or t w o questions related to your answ er and this co m pletes Part 2. These
questions te s t your ability to give a relevant answ er w ith a range of vocabulary.
Part 2
4 ))) 1 Imagine you have completed your two-minute talk on the Part 2 task card below. The
35 examiner will ask you one more question to complete Part 2. Listen to an example answer.
Which question (1 or 2) does it answer?
Talk a b o u t a s u b je c t you are s tu d y in g .
You sh o uld say:
w h at subject you are studying
w hat the subject is about
how you feel about it
And explain why you are interested in it.
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361 W ould you like a job connected to the subject you are studying?
2 Are your friends or fam ily interested in the subject too?
Read and listen to the example answer again. Write T (true) or F (false) for sentences 1 - 3 below.
Yes, yes they are. M y father and my brother studied law at university, and they think it is a
very nice subject. M y m o th e r thinks it is nice and always asks me questions about law. I
have lots of friends on the course, and w e w a n t to get a nice job w he n w e graduate.
1 The answ er is relevant to the to p ic ...............................
2 The answ er includes all parts o f th e q u e s tio n..............................
3 The speaker repeats som e w o rd s ...............................
Look at the example answer in Exercise 2 again. Underline the three adjectives. Replace
each adjective with one of the adjectives below.
I good im portant interesting i
Listen and check. Assess the answer again using sentences 1 - 3 in Exercise 2. Which answer
has changed?
Exam tip
Use a range of adjectives (good, im portant, interesting). Try not to repeat w ords.g4dnb30; 51

, Record your answers to the questions in Exercise 1.
6 Listen to your answers and assess them.
• Are your answers relevant to th e topic?
• Do you answ er all parts of the question?
• Do you repeat any words?
• H ow many d ifferent adjectives did you use?
Part 3
Exam information
Part 3 te s ts your ability to express your opinion in a clear w ay and to use relevant
language and a range of vocabulary.
7 Read the three questions below. Then listen to three people answering the questions. Match
each question a -c to a speaker 1 - 3 .
a Is it a good idea to live w ith your fam ily w he n you are studying? .............................
b Compare your experience o f education to your parents' g e neration..................................
c Do you th in k your country has a good education system ? .............................
8 Look at three adverbs from the answers in Exercise 7. Match them to the correct meaning.
1 d e finite ly a I'm pleased about this.
2 fortunately b I'm not happy about this.
3 unfortunately c I agree com pletely.
Exam tip
Using adverbs show s the examiner you can express your opinion in d iffe re nt ways.
9 Look at the Part 3 questions in Exercise 7 again. Think about your answers and how you will
express your opinions. Which adverbs will you use?
10 Record your answers. Then listen to your answers and assess each one. Choose T (true) or
F (false) for the points below.
1 The answ er is four or more sentences long. T\ F
2 The answ er is relevant to the topic. T\ F
3 The answ er includes a range of adjectives and adverbs. T\ F
11 For extra practice, go to page 2 5 and answer the Part 3 questions again. Try to use a range
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4 ))) X Listen to five Part 1 questions. Record your answer to each question.
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Part 2
2 Read the Part 2 task card. Plan your answer. You have one minute for this in the exam. Then
record your answer. You have one to two minutes for this in the exam.
Talk a b o u t a s u b je c t you are s tu d y in g .
You s h o u ld say:
w hich subject you are studying
w h a t th e subject is about
ho w you feel ab o u t it
And explain w hy you are interested in it.
3 Answer the question below to complete Part 2. Record your answer.
W ould you like a job related to this subject?
Part 3
4))) 4 Listen to five Part 3 questions. Answer two of the questions and record your answer.
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Exam tip
Remember to include other relevant grammar like the past simple and the present simple.
Progress check
5 Listen to your answers. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.
Do you ...
answer all parts o f th e task in Part 2?
use a range of adjectives and adverbs in your answers?
give an an sw e r four or more sentences long in Part 3?
use vocabulary and collocations fo r talking about studying?
use study and learn correctly?
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A IM S : Talking about jobs • Describing your job • Have to • Skills development: Useful phrases
• Exam practice: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: Jobs
1 Which jobs can you see in the photos? Match four of the jobs below with the photos above.
businessman chef journalist lawyer nurse
\ police o ffic e r personal assistant teacher volunteer
2 Complete the descriptions below with the jobs from Exercise 1. Use your dictionary to
help you.
1 I'm a.................................. and I w o rk d iffe re nt shifts each week. M y job is to keep
people safe.
2 I w ork fo r a national newspaper. I inte rv ie w people and w rite articles. I'm a
3 I help my patients every day. I w o rk in a hospital and I'm a
....................................
4 I w o rk as a .................................... I w ork w ith animals and I have to look after them
every day. I don't get paid for my work.
5 I'm a
.................................. and I w o rk in the city. I w o rk w ith d ifferent companies and I
make lots of money.
6 I w ork in a school and my job is to help students pass exams. I'm a
..................................
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I w o rk in a hospital / the city / a school.
I w o rk f o r a national newspaper.w o rk w i t h animals / d iffe re n t companies.
Vocabulary: Your job
5 Read the different reasons for applying for a job below. In your opinion, which ones are
important to you for your next job?
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to w o rk for a w ell-know n company
to w o rk in a modern o ffice
to w o rk w ith d iffe re nt people
w orked during the sum m er?
w orked as a v o lu n te e r?.......
to earn a good salary
to help people
to travel the w orld
to use languages
Listen to three people talking about how they got a job. Which speaker (a, b or c)
1 w ro te to the com pany d ire c to r?
........... 3
2 had a part-tim e j o b ?
........... 4
Listen to the three speakers again. Choose the correct options below.
a I had a p a rt-tim e / te m p o rary job at th e com pany and I really enjoyed it. M y boss and
my colleagues w e re professional but very friendly. I v o lu n te e re d / applied fo r a full-tim e
job in my final year at university and I g o t it. The job is well-paid so I'm e a rn in g/ saving a
good salary and I also travel to lots of d iffe re nt countries. It's an exciting job.
b I w o rk as a personal assistant at a very w ell-know n c o m p a n y / office. I love my job. I got
my job last year. I w orked here as a volunteer to get w ork experience / a qualification.
I really enjoyed it, so I w ro te to the com pany d ire ctor and asked for a job. I use m y
languages / t r a v e l the w o rld regularly and I w o rk w ith d iffe re n t people / flexible hours.
c Two years ago, I w orked as a volunteer in a hospital because I w an ted to help p e o p le /
w ork w ith d iffe re n t people. I w e n t to university, but I w orked at the hospital each
summer. I d idn't w a n t to travel the w o r ld / w o rk in a m odern office, so I applied fo r the
job. N ow I'm w orking flexible hours / earning a g o o d salary and it's my dream job!
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M y brother has tw o jobs. He w orks in a cafe and he w orks a fitness instructor. = specific jobs
It's d iffic u lt fo r people to find w o r k in m y country. = general description
8 Think about a job you applied for in the past. Write a short description. Include answers to
these questions.
• Was it a fu ll-tim e or part-tim e job?
W h a t was the job?
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9 Read the rule and look at the table. Then read the interview below and complete the gaps
with the correct form of have to.
• Have to = there is an obligation or requirem ent to do som ething.
(present) have to don't have to
/W e/Y ou/T hey
H e / S h e / It(past) had to didn t have to work long hours,
(present) has to doesn't have to get 8 clua,i^ cation-
(past) had to didn't have to
A: W h a t do you do?
B: I'm a manager. I w o rk fo r a w ell-kno w n international company, so I often (1).................
travel to d iffe re nt o ffice s around th e world.
A: Did you have to get any qualifications or do any training fo r your job?
B: Yes, I did. I ( 2 )
................. com plete three training courses. Thankfully, I (3 )...................
revise for any exams because the assessment was an interview and giving a presentation.
A: Do you have to w ear a uniform or sm art clothes?
B: I ( 4 )
................ w ear a uniform, b u t I ( 5 ) .................. w ear a suit to m eetings.
A: Do you have to w ork long hours?
B: Yes. A t the m om ent, I need to w o rk hard to com plete a project.
A: W h a t does your job involve?
B: Well, I (6)
................. m eet lots of people, but I ( 7 ) ...................speak different languages
because w e all speak English. I often (8)
.................. prepare reports or give presentations.
10 Listen and check.

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Answer the interview questions in Exercise 9 about your job.
12 Complete the text with the words below. There is one extra word.
as fo r salary to use w ell-know n well-paid
I really like my job. I w o rk (1)
....................... a part-tim e manager in a university. I applied
fo r the job last year and then I had (2) ....................... go fo r an in te rv ie w w ith the manager.
W e talked about my w o rk experience and w h y I w anted to w o rk ( 3 ) ....................... the
university. The university d e partm ent is very ( 4 )
....................... all over the w orld and I
w anted to ( 5 )
....................... my languages and m eet new people. M y job isn't
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The Speaking te s t assesses your ability to speak coherently (to give answers th a t are
easy to fo llo w and understand) and flu e n tly (to keep talking w ith o u t repeating w ord s
and w ith o u t pauses).
Part 3
1 Read the Part 3 questions below and underline the key words.
1 Compare your experience of finding a job to your parents' generation.
2 Many people th in k th a t w o rk experience is th e best way to learn about a job. W h a t is
your point of view?
3 In your opinion, do people w o rk m ore n o w than in the past?
4 Do you th in k com panies need people to travel to an o ffice and w o rk there, or can
people w o rk fro m home?
2 Read the Part 3 questions again. What are the questions asking you to do?
a to give your opinion on an issue
b to com pare th e past to the present
3 Read the example answer below. Which question from Exercise 1 is it answering?
That's an ( 1 )................. question. Let me ( 2 ) .................... I d e fin ite ly think that w ork
experience is an im po rta n t w ay to learn about a job. I studied business fo r three years and
I graduated w ith honours. Then I got a good job, but it was really hard w o rk and tiring. I
( 3 ) th a t your firs t job is always d iffic u lt. I learnt lots in m y firs t year there. But
my course did help me, fo r example I understood lots of basic points about business and
finance. There are pros and ( 4 )
................. W ork experience is an excellent way to learn
about a job in real life, but education or training gives you tim e to learn the theories.
^ ))) 4 Look at the bold phrases in Exercise 3. Listen to the example answer and complete the gaps
43 in the phrases. How do the useful phrases help the speaker and improve the answer?
Exam tip
Including useful phrases in your answ ers gives you tim e to th in k and relax in the test. It
also sh ow s the exam iner you are speaking at a natural pace and w ith o u t pauses.:ylj 5 7

( 999 5 Listen to another example answer. Which question from Exercise 1 does it answer?
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6 Listen again and complete the useful phrases below.
1 T h a t's...................
2 Let m e ...................
3 I ................. t h a t ...
4 I'm n o t
...................
5 There are advantages a n d ...................
7 Look back at question 2 in Exercise 1. Think about your answer and which relevant useful
phrases you can include. Record your answer.
8 Listen to your answer. Does your answer sound natural? Practise saying your answer again
and sounding natural. Then record your answer again.
Exam tip
In Part 3, you can ask the exam iner to repeat the question if you d on't understand or if
you d o n't hear. Say: Can you repeat the question, please?
Listen to two Part 3 questions. Then answer the questions below.
a Do you have to give your opinion on an issue or to compare the past to the present?
b Which useful phrases can you include?
Close your book. Listen to the two Part 3 questions again. Record your answers.
Listen to your answers. Answer the questions below.
1 Do the answers sound natural?
2 H ow many pauses are there?
3 H ow many useful phrases are there?
12 Practise saying your answers again to improve your performance. Record your answers
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1 Read the Part 1 questions. Record your answer to each question.
1 W h a t do you do?
2 Do you enjoy your work? Why? W h y not?
3 Is there another typ e of w o rk you w ou ld like to do?
4 Describe th e com pany or organization you w o rk for.
5 Describe a typical day in your job.
Part 2
Read the Part 2 task card. Plan your answer. You have one minute for this in the exam. Then
record your answer. You have one to two minutes for this in the exam.
Describe a job you have now or had in the past. You should say:
how you got the job
w h at the job involves
why you wanted the job
And describe how well you do or did the job.
3 Answer the question below to complete Part 2. Record your answer.
W hat are / w e re your colleagues like?
Part 3
4 Read the Part 3 questions. Answer two of the questions and record your answer.
1 In your opinion, is it a good idea fo r fam ilies to w o rk together?
2 Many people th in k th a t w o rk experience is th e best w ay to learn about a job. W h a t is
your point of view?
3 In your opinion, do people w o rk m ore n o w than in th e past?
4 Do you th in k w orking fro m hom e is a good idea?
Progress check
5 Listen to your answers. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.
Do you ...
answer the Part 3 questions by speculating or comparing?
include useful phrases in Part 3 to give you tim e to think?
speak at a natural speed w ith o u t pauses?
use vocabulary fo r talking about your job?
use the correct propositions w ith work?
use have to to talk about an obligation?:yljIT

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A IM S : Talking about holidays • Using adjectives in descriptions • Be going to • Pronunciation: /a/
and sentence stress • Skills development: Using a range of vocabulary • Exam practice:
Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: Holidays
1 Match the photos to four types of holidays below. Use your dictionary to help you.
( a ctivity holiday beach holiday city break coach to u r cruise
\ fam ily holiday honeymoon learning holiday round-the-world trip safari
2 Put the words in the box with the correct verb in the table below.
day trips historical sites lessons or a course local festivals
ne w sports photos sightseeing sw im m in g in the sea
to u ris t attractions traditional restaurants w a te r sports
do
eat in
go
go on
learn
take
visit
watch
3 Write a short description of your last holiday. Use the expressions from Exercise 2 to
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4 Match the adjectives 1 - 6 to their opposites a -f.
1beautifula
traditional
2co m fortableb
unfriendly
3
deliciousc boring
4 excitingd
horrible
5 frie n dlye
disgusting
6
modernf
uncom fortable
5 Complete the sentences with a suitable adjective from Exercise 4.
1 The beaches w e r e..................and the w eather was lovely!
2 We stayed in a .................. hotel, it was lovely!
3 I learnt w ate r sports. It w a s .................. and I'd like to do it again.
4 We w e n t on a fam ily holiday last year and my m other c o o k e d
.................. meals.
5 I w e n t on a c ity break to N ew York City and the people w ere s o ....................
6 M y sister and I did an English course abroad and the teachers w ere v e r y ....................
7 There w as a short bus ride to the hotel, but th e journey was r e a lly ....................
Grammar: Future: Be going to
4 ))) 6 Listen to Richard talking about his holiday plans. Which activities is he going to do?
46 Put a / or a X in the table.
Richard my last holiday my next holiday
1 learn new sports
2 take lessons
3 go swimming in the sea
4 go sightseeing
5 visit local festivals
6 eat in traditional restaurants
7 go on day trips
7 Look at the activities in Exercise 8 again and complete the table with your own answers. Put
a / or a / for activities you did on your last holiday and activities you’re going to do on your
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• Use be going to + an infinitive.
• Use be going to fo r fu tu re plans.
I
H e / S h e / It
We /You /They'm /a m
's / is
're / are'm not / am not
isn't / is not
aren't / are notgoing to take lots of
photos.
going to visit Europe
next year.
Qu,t/
I'd like to travel th e w orld. = a hope fo r the fu tu re
Pm going to v is it Europe next year. = a plan or decision about the fu tu re
Pronunciation: l e i and sentence stress
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49Listen to the two sentences below. How is to pronounced - strong (with stress) / t u : / or
weak (no stress) / t a / ?
1 I'm going to study in America.
2 I'm going to study in America.
Read and listen to the sentences below. Pay attention to the underlined stressed words. The
listen again and repeat each sentence.
1 I'm aoina to visit England. 2 I'm not going to visit Spain.
Listen to the sentences below. Underline the stressed words.
1 I'm going to stay in a hotel.
2 I'm not going to take any photos.
3 I'm going to eat in traditional restaurants.
4 W e're going to visit historical sites.
5 W e're not going to learn a n e w sport.
6 W e're going to go sightseeing.
4») 12 Listen again to the sentences in Exercise 1 1 and repeat. Practise using the / a / sound and
49 using correct sentence stress.
Exam tip
/a / is a very com m on and im p o rta n t sound in English. Practise using /a / to improve your
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The Speaking te s t assesses your ability to use a range of relevant vocabulary to talk
about th e d iffe re nt IELTS topics.
Part 1
1 Match the topics 1 - 8 to the groups of words a -h .
1Familya
characters, dramatic, plots, series, soap operas
2
Free tim e activitiesb
accom m odation, busy, gallery, skyscraper, traditional food
3 Special occasionsc
colleague, office, part-time, salary, volunteer
4
Citiesd
business studies, grades, literature, medicine, university
5 TV and radioe boring, chatting online, doing nothing, m eeting friends,
program m esprefer
6The w e a th e r
fcostum e, dance, make, parade, presents
7 Studying
9bossy, funny, husband, look like, parents
8W ork hautum n, monsoon, November, season, s n o w y
2 Look at the topics in Exercise 1 again. Choose three topics. Can you say all the words
correctly? Can you use each word in a sentence? If not, go back to the relevant unit and
revise the vocabulary.
Exam tip
Revise your vocabulary regularly and practise using it. This helps you to re m em b e r your
vocabulary in th e te s t and to use your vocabulary w ith th e co rrect topics.
3 Use the topics in Exercise 1 to answer the Part 1 questions below. Record your answers.
1 Do you have a large family?
2 H ow often do you read newspapers?
3 Do you enjoy going to special occasions?
4 W here is your h o m e to w n located?
5 W h a t do you usually w atch on television?
6 W hat's the w e a th e r like in your country?
7 W h a t are you studying now?
8 W h a t do you do?
4 Listen to your answers. Go to the glossary on page 1 2 9 and tick the words you used. Could
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r.Aa ', Read the Part 2 task card below. Think and plan your answer. Which words and phrases
can you include to show your range of vocabulary? Which useful phrases can you include to
organize your answer?
f \
Describe a frie n d t h a t you like sp e n d in g t i m e w it h .
You should say:
when and how you met
how often you see this friend
w h at kind of personality your friend has
And say why you like spending tim e with this friend.
V _________________________ _________________________ y
Exam tip
Remember to use your one m inute preparation tim e to think about suitable vocabulary
and useful phrases.
6 Record your answer. Then listen to your answer. Could you include more vocabulary and
more useful phrases? Record your answer again and try to improve it.
^))) 7 Listen to a question related to the task card in Exercise 5. Record your answer.
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Part 3
^ ))) 8 Listen to four Part 3 questions. What is each question asking you to do? Write 0 (give your
51 opinion) or C (compare the past to the present).
1 2
....................... 3 ....................... 4 ...................
9 Which useful phrases below could you include in your answers? Can you think of other
useful phrases?
! I'm not sure. Let me see. That's interesting. There are pros and cons.
H») 10 Listen to the Part 3 questions in Exercise 8 again. Record your answers.
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i i Listen to your answers. Could you include more vocabulary and more useful phrases?
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^))) 1 Listen to five Part 1 questions. Record your answer to each question.
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Part 2
2 Listen to and read the Part 2 task card below. Plan your answer. You have one minute for
this in the exam. Then record your answer. You have one to two minutes for this in the exam.
' \
Talk a b o u t a special h o lid a y or trip .
You should say:
w h at it was
when and where you w ent
w h at you did
And explain why it is special to you.
V __________ J
3 Answer the question below to complete Part 2. Record your answer.
Are you going to go on a sim ilar trip in the future?
Part 3
^))) 4 Listen to four Part 3 questions. Answer the questions and record your answer.
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Progress check
5 Listen to your answers. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.
Do you ...
include a range o f vocabulary in all your answers?
understand Part 3 questions and compare/give your opinion?
use vocabulary fo r talking about holidays?
use adjectives to improve your descriptions?
use be g oing to to talk about future plans?
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1 Write the academic subject in which you learn about the things below.
1
calculations and form ulasm.............
2designing and building
e ...............
3 drugs and tre a tm e n t
m..............
4 ho w com puters w ork
c
............... ............ s
5
im po rta n t events in the pasth
...............
6the legal systemI ................
2 Choose the correct verb to complete the collocations about studying.
1 I'm a p p ly in g / w ritin g fo r a scholarship fo r university.
2 I feel very nervous before g iv in g / saying presentations.
3 It's im po rta n t to g e t / w r i t e good results in tests.
4 I h a d / w e n t extra tuition in m y final year.
5 I g ra d u a te d /p a s s e d fro m university in June.
6 I prefer applying / w ritin g essays to exams.
3 Complete the sentences with the correct present continuous form of the verb in brackets.
1 I .............................my best frie n d at college, (visit)
2 I .............................about studying overseas, (think)
3 M y g ra d e s .............................th is semester, (improve)
4 I .............................hard because I w a n t to pass my exams, (work)
5 W e
......................................... a presentation fo r my tutor, (prepare)
6 I
................................ about d iffe re nt cultures and languages, (learn)
4 Match the statements 1 - 8 with the jobs below.
i businessman chef journalist lawyer nurse police o ffice r teacher volunteer
1 I w rite articles fo r newspapers.
2 I d o n't g et a salary.
3 I catch criminals.
4 I help companies make money.
5 I w o rk in a hospital w ith doctors.
6 I use the legal system to help people.
7 I w o rk in a classroom.
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1 I th in k it's im po rta n t to e a r n / s a v e a good salary.
2 I had a te m p o ra ry j o b / w o r k in th e sum m er.
3 I'd like to be a v o lu n te e r/ p a rt-tim e overseas.
4 M o s t people like w orking flexible h o u r s / tim e .
5 I enjoy ta lk in g / using m y languages in m y job.
6 I did c a re e r/ w o rk experience before I g o t the job.
6 Write sentences with the correct form of have to or (d o n ’t) have to.
1 / I ..............................w o rk long hours in my job.
2 X I ..............................w ear a uniform .
3 / I ..............................take a course last year.
4 / M y colleague and I ............................. prepare reports.
5 / I ..............................give presentations.
6 / In m y job, y o u .............................use your languages.
7 Match the words to make places you visit or activities you do on holiday.
1historicala restaurants
2
localb sightseeing
3
goc
sites
4
to u ris td
attractions
5traditionale
sports
6w a te r f
festivals
8 Find five pairs of opposite adjectives in the box.
f beautiful boring co m fortable exciting frie n dly horrible
V modern traditional uncom fortable unfriendly
H))) 9 Listen and complete the sentences about Aftab’s holiday plans with I ’m g oing to or
54 I ’m n o t going to.
1 .................................. learn n e w sports.
2
.................................. go s w im m in g in the sea.
3
.................................. go sightseeing.
4
.................................. vis it local festivals.
5
.................................. eat in traditional restaurants.
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A IM S : Talking about healthy activities • Giving explanations • Pronunciation: Contractions
• should/ shouldn't • Skills development: Understanding questions in Part 1 and Part 3
• Exam practice: Part 1 and Part 3
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: healthy activities
X Match the activities below with the photos A-D.
j do sports eat w ell play board games sleep fo r eight hours every night j
W a , t c / l O u t /
Use an adverb w ith a verb.
Don't use an adjective w ith a verb.
It's important to eat well.
It's important to eat good.
2 Complete the table with the activities from Exercise 1 and the activities below.
do tae kwon do do yoga draw pictures have a healthy diet
play a musical instru m e n t play brain training games play table tennis
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good for your body
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( brain training games doing yoga good for important to makes me feel on my own
I like (1) ...................................and playing (2) .................................... I enjoy doing these
activities (3 )...................................because I w o rk in a busy, noisy o ffice every day. It's
(4 )...................................relax after a hard day. Yoga (5 )
.................................... relaxed and I
think brain training games are (6) ...................................my mind.
4 Write a short description of something you do to keep healthy. Say:
• w h a t it is
• how often you do it
• w h e re you do it
• w h o you do it w ith
Vocabulary: Giving explanations
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like doing and who do they do it with?
4 ))) 6 Listen again and write the words in the box next to the correct sentence beginnings.
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.............................................................................................................
( happy hard keep your mind active j
1 I t ' s
..........................................
2 It's im p o rta n t t o ..........................................
3 It makes me f e e l ..........................................
7 Match the words and phrases below to the sentence beginnings in Exercise 6.
( challenging great healthy interesting keep fit \
\ relax after college relaxed relaxing w o rk in a team J
8 Think of two healthy activities you do and give an explanation about why you like each one.
Use the expressions in Exercises 6 and 7 to help you.
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9 Circle the contraction (= two words made into one word) in each sentence.
1 It's good fo r you.
2 It isn't good fo r you.
3 It's really bad fo r you.
4 It's im portant to stay healthy.
5 You shouldn't eat junk food.
Listen and repeat each sentence. Pay attention to the contractions.
Exam tip
Try to pronounce contractions clearly to make your speaking sound natural.
Grammar: Should / shouldn't
11 Read the rules. Then choose the correct words to complete the sentences.
• Use sh ould or sh o u ld n 't to make a suggestion.
• Use s h ould to say som ething is a good idea.
• Use s h o u ld n 't to say so m e th in g is a bad idea.
• Put should and sh o uld n 't before the main verb.
1 I s h o u ld /s h o u ld n 't eat lots o f junk food. It isn't good fo r my body.
2 I s h o u ld / sh o uld n 't try to do more exercise. It's im portant to stay healthy.
3 Playing the piano makes me feel relaxed. You s h o u ld /s h o u ld n 't tr y it.
4 You s h o u ld / s h o u ld n 't study late at night. It's really bad fo r your health.
5 People s h o u ld / sh o uld n 't play board games, like chess. It's good fo r your mind.
6 You s h o u ld / sh o uld n 't ask your friend to do your hom ework. H») 10
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Part 1 te s ts your ability to a n sw e r d iffe re nt questions about your life. Part 3 te s ts your
ability to give your opinion on d iffe re n t topics.
Part 1
1 Read the Part 1 questions and answers below. For each question, choose the answer (a or b)
which is relevant.
1 Do you enjoy w atching sports?
a Yes, I enjoy w atching sports. I like w atching football and golf.
b Yes, I enjoy sports. I play football every w e e k and I th in k doing sports is good fo r
you.
2 Do you w o rk or are you a student?
a I'm a stu d e n t and I'm studying English. I'm in m y firs t year at university,
b I started studying English w hen I w as at school. It w as my favourite subject.
3 W hen do you see your friends and family?
a Every day. I'm living w ith my parents at the m o m e n t and I see m y friends at college
every day.
b Every day. I'm living w ith my parents at th e m o m e n t and I vis it my grandparents
every w eekend.
4 W h a t do you like doing in your free tim e?
a I d o n't have lots of hobbies because I w o rk long hours.
b I like m eeting my friends and relaxing. I really enjoy going to th e cinema and going
shopping.
2 Now read the questions in Exercise 1 again and record your answers.
3 Listen to your answers and assess them. Are your answers relevant to the question?
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58 issue, (b) to compare the past to the present or (c) to make a suggestion?
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2
3
Exam tip
Pay attention to the examiner's questions. Understand the type of question you have to
answer: opinion, comparison, or suggestion.
5 Read the three answers below. Match the answers with the questions 1 - 3 in Exercise 4.
a Definitely. I think relaxing is a very im portant part of being healthy. We are always busy.
W e're travelling to w o rk or college, w e 're m eeting friends, w e 're doing hom ework. So
in my opinion, I th in k it's im po rta n t to s lo w dow n and relax. It is good fo r our bodies and
our minds.
b That's a d iffic u lt question. Let me see. Unfortunately, in my country, young people like
playing co m p uter games, and they usually like eating junk food. W e should encourage
them to play game outdoors. For example, they could go to the beach and do w a te r
sports. We should encourage th e m to learn about food and cook som e healthy food
w ith their families.
c That's interesting. I think it's im po rta n t to play sports. There are lots o f d ifferent sports
now, and you can learn a ne w sport w herever you live. Sports people earn a good
salary. I think it's a good job. I'd like to be a professional golfer. But there are som e
boring sports. For example, I d o n 't like w atching m otor racing.
^ ))) 6 Listen and check. Then read the answers again and complete the table below.
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Answer a Answer b Answer c
1 Is the answer relevant to the question?
2 What is the opinion, comparison or suggestion?
7 Listen to the questions in Exercise 4 again and record your answers.
8 Listen to your answers and assess each of your answers.
• Is your answ er relevant to the question?
• W hat is your opinion, com parison and suggestion?
4 ))) 9 Close your book and listen to three Part 3 questions. Decide what the question is asking for
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4 ))) 1 Listen to five Part 1 questions. Record your answer to each question.
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Part 2
Read the Part 2 task card below. Plan your answer. You have one minute for this in the
exam. Then record your answer. You have one to two minutes for this in the exam.
D escribe an a c tiv ity you like d o in g to keep
healthy. You s h o u ld say:
w h a t it is
w h en and w h ere you do it
how it keeps you healthy
And explain why you like doing it.
Exam tip
R em em ber to use the Present sim ple to talk about things you like doing in your life.
3 Answer the questions below to complete Part 2. Record your answer.
1 Do your fa m ily like doing this activity?
2 W ould you like to spend more tim e on this activity?
Part 3
^))) 4 Listen to four Part 3 questions. Answer the questions and record your answers.
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Progress check
5 Listen to your answers. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.
Do you ...
include relevant points in your answer?
recognise th e d ifferent Part 3 questions?
use vocabulary fo r talking about healthy activities?
use vocabulary fo r giving explanations about w h y you like an activity?
use should and sh o u ld n 't to make suggestions?
pronounce contractions correctly?Pmca45 7 3

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A IM S : Talking about important events • Describing feelings • Pronunciation: Giving emphasis
• Comparing • Skills development: Using a range of grammar • Exam practice: Part 1,
Part 2, and Part 3
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: im portant events
1 Match the photos to the events below. There are two extra events.
com ing of age getting married getting your firs t job graduating fro m university
\ travelling on your own for th e firs t tim e w in n ing a sports co m petition
2 Listen to John talking about one of the events in Exercise 1. Answer the questions below.
1 W hat was the event?
2 W ho was there?
3 H ow did he feel?
3 Have you experienced one of the events in Exercise 1 or a similar event? How did you feel?
Make notes. Then write a short description and record your description.
• W hat w as the event?
• W ho was there?
• H ow did you feel?
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4 Put the pairs of adjectives below into the correct group.
bored/boring delighted excited/exciting relaxed/relaxing satisfied/satisfying
surprised/surprising te rrifie d /te rrify in g tire d /tirin g
negative feelings positive feelings
^)}) 5 Listen to Paul talking about an important event. Circle the adjectives from Exercise 4 that
64 you hear.
6 Complete the gaps with your answers from Exercise 5. Then listen again and check.
I was very nervous before the national championships. I fe lt ( 1 ).................. ! We travelled
to the city the night before and it w as a long and ( 2 )
.................. journey on the bus. We
w ere all really ( 3 )
.w he n w e w oke up the next day. Finally, our match started. I
was ( 4 )
.................. because some o f the players on my team w e re very ( 5 ) ..................... The
opposition w e re an excellent team and the match w as (6) ....................but th a n kfu lly w e
w on ! W e w e re all ( 7 )
.................. and I think our manager was (8) ................... w ith the result.
It was a really ( 9 )
....................... event fo r me.
O u t /
Use adjectives ending w ith -e d to describe your feelings. W e w e re all tired.
Use adjectives ending w ith - in g to describe a thing or an event. The match w as tiring.
Pronunciation: Giving emphasis
H))) 7 Listen to the sentences. Which word has the most stress in each sentence?
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1 I w as very bored at my brother's graduation.
2 I feel really tired at the end of the w eek.
3 I w as very surprised w hen I passed all my exams.
4 I fe lt really excited w hen I travelled on my own.
H))) 8 Listen again and repeat. Remember to stress re a lly and very to give emphasis.
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9 Listen to Peter comparing different events a student experiences. Match the sentence halves
below. Then listen again and check.
1 I think the m o st im portant event
2 It is more im portant than
3 Graduates are happier than
4 Finding a job is more w o rry in g than
10 Choose the correct word in each sentence.
1 It was the m o r e / m o s t exciting day (
2 I think graduation day is a m o re / m o s t im portant day than your firs t day at school.
3 In my opinion, studying in your h o m etow n is b e tte r t h a n / b e s t studying in another tow n.
4 I really like travelling w ith friends. It's m o r e / m o s t interesting than travelling alone.
5 M y m ore / m o s t im po rta n t event at university was passing my end-of-year exams.
6 I was h a p p ie r/ happiest w h e n I passed my driving te s t than w he n I passed my exams.
7 The firs t day in my job w as m ore / m o s t w orrying than my firs t day college.
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Learn th e d ifferen t form s of adjectives:
g o o d - * b e tte r (comparative form ) b e s t (superlative form )
n Read the statements below. Do you agree? Change the statements to make them true for
you.
1 Studying in your ho m etow n is better than studying in another to w n or country.
2 People w h o are getting married are happier than people w h o are com ing of age.
3 Travelling on your own is m ore boring than travelling w ith others.
4 Passing a driving te s t is more exciting than passing exams at school.
5 The m o st im portant event fo r a student is end-of-year exams.
12 Complete the paragraph with the words below. There is one extra word.
boring fe lt happier m o s t nervous than the w a s n 't younger
For me, I think (1 ).................. m o s t im portant event in my life was passing my driving test.
la m (2) .................. than all my friends and they all passed their te s t before me. I rem em ber
I was really (3 ).................. before each of my driving lessons. I (4 )
................... very good at
the th e o ry because I found it ( 5 )
................... I was (6) ................... driving a car (7 ) ...................
reading about the rules. But w hen the day of the te s t came, I (8) ..................confident. a undergraduates,
b taking exams,
c fo r a student is graduation day.
d end-of-year exams.
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The Speaking te s t assesses your ability to use a range o f relevant gram m ar to talk about
the d iffe re nt IELTS topics.
Part 1
Exam tip
Listen carefully to the exam iner's question in Part 1. W h a t is the gramm atical tense?
A n s w e r w ith the best tense: past, present or future.
1 Read the Part 1 questions and choose the correct answer (a or b). W hat is the mistake in
the other answer?
1 Did you play any sports w he n you w e re a child?
a Yes, I play lots of sports.
b Yes, I played lots of sports.
2 W h a t do you usually do on th e internet?
a I use the inte rne t fo r chatting online and buying things,
b I'm using the inte rne t for chatting online and buying things.
3 Do you like travelling?
a Yes, I love travelling. I'm going to go on a round-the-world trip next year and I'm
really excited.
b Yes, I love travelling. I'm going go on a round-the-world trip next year and I'm really
excited.
4 Are you a stu d e n t or do you have a job?
a I'm a student. I've been a student at university since tw o years,
b I'm a student. I've been a stu d e n t at university fo r t w o years.
H))) 2 Listen to five Part 1 questions and choose the best beginning (a or b) for each answer.
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1 a It w as in ... b It is in ...
2 a I w as ... b I am ...
3 a I w a tc h e d . .. b I w a t c h .. .
4 a I s tu d ie d . .. b I'm studying ...
5 a I c h o s e ... b I c h o o s e ...
3 Now listen again and answer the questions.
4 Listen to your answers. Did you use the best tense? Use your answers in Exercise 2 to help you.Im portant events 77

r.Aa ', Read the Part 2 task card below. Which grammatical phrases and tenses below would be
relevant in your answer?
present sim ple past sim ple there is/are there w as/w ere can/can't
\ present continuous have to be going to should present perfect
Describe an e n jo y a b le e v e n t you ex p e rie n c ed
w h e n you w e r e a t school.
You should say:
w hen it happened
w h a t was good about it
w h o w as there
And what made it enjoyable.
V ___________________ J
^ ))) 6 Listen to a model answer and read the audio script on page 97. How many grammatical
68 phrases and tenses are in the answer?
7 Plan your answer in one minute. Then record your answer. Try to talk for one to two minutes.
Part 3
8 Read the Part 3 question and answer below. Match the underlined phrases with the
grammatical tenses and phrases below.
1 obligation 3 comparing 5 future
2 present sim ple 4 present continuous
In your opinion, w h a t are the m o st im portant events at school?
That's an interesting question. I think there are lots of im portant events. For example, the
firs t day is an im portant event because you m eet new friends and your teacher. You have to
rem em ber lots of names and n e w things. Tests are im portant too. Tests are usually
more d iffic u lt at a new school. Finally, your last day at school is important. Thankfully, there
are no more te sts and y o u 're going to start a new job or go to university. In my opinion,
yo u 're starting a new life. It's an im portant day to celebrate.
9 Read the Part 3 question in Exercise 8 again and record your answer. Which grammatical
tenses and phrases did you use?
Exam tip
Listen to the grammatical tense in the Part 3 question and use this tense in the firs t
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1 Do you com e fro m a large family?
2 Did you have a favourite teacher at school?
3 Do you have any hobbies?
4 Describe your ho m etow n .
5 W hat's your experience of travelling to o th e r countries?
Part 2
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this in the exam. Then record your answer. You have one to two minutes for this in the exam.
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D escribe an im p o r t a n t e v e n t in y o u r life.
You should say:
w h a t th e event w as
w here and w hen it took place
w h o w as there
And explain what made it important to you.
V_______________ _ ________________J
3 Answer the questions below to complete Part 2. Record your answer.
1 Do you think it's im portant to rem em ber these types of event?
2 Do you think planned events are more enjoyable than events that aren't planned?
Part 3
^))) 4 Listen to four Part 3 questions. Answer the questions and record your answers.
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Progress check
5 Listen to your answers. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.
Do you ...
use a range o f grammatical phrases and tenses in your answers?
use vocabulary for talking about im portant events?
use the correct endings of irregular verbs?
use vocabulary for describing feelings?
use intonation for giving emphasis?
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A IM S : Describing objects • Pronunciation: linking words • Present perfect with /brand since • Skills
development: Using a range of grammar • Exam practice: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: objects
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Look at the photos above. Which of the objects do you own? Which would you like to own?
Why?
2 Match some of the words below to the objects in the photos.
( black glass green large leather metal modern
\ new old-fashioned plastic red silver small wood J
3 Add the words from Exercise 2 to the table below.
size age colour materialage colour
4 Listen to two people talking about their favourite possessions. What is the object? Which
words do they use to describe the objects?
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• age • material
Vocabulary: Describing objects
6 Match the sentence beginnings 1 - 6 with the groups of endings a -f.
1 I w ea r it a cotton / glass / metal
2 I g o t it fo r b carrying all m y things / downloading m usic /
studying and reading
3 It's made of c m y birthday / m y graduation / m y w edding
4 It's im po rta n t to me because d a brilliant holiday / a special day / m y co u ntry
5 I use it fo r e every day / fo r special occasions / w h e n I go on
long trips
6 It rem inds me of f I bought it on m y firs t trip overseas / I saved up to
buy it / m y best friend gave it to me
7 Complete the descriptions below with the beginning of a sentence ( 1 - 6 ) in Exercise 6.
1 One of my favourite possessions is my laptop.................................... chatting online or
w atching film s w ith my friends.
2 I w ear this necklace every day
.................................... my w edding day, because m y
husband bought it for me. It's very special.
3 I have a very large suitcase. I've had it since I w as e ig h te e n
....................................
I bought it fo r m y firs t trip to America.
4 M y mobile is im po rta n t to me, It's small a n d ...................................metal and plastic. It's
go t lots of things on it - music, apps, photos and internet.
8 Look back at your notes from Exercise 5. Use the notes and the phrases from Exercise 6 to
write a description.
Pronunciation: Linking words
^ ))) 9 Read and listen to the sentences below. Pay attention to the link u between the two words.
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1 It's m a d e o f leather. 4 It'^ im p o r ta n t to me b e c a u s e ...
2 I u ^ e j t for te x tin g my friends. 5 It rem inds m e o f ...
3 I li( 4 » ) 1 0 Listen again and repeat each sentence. Complete each sentence with your own ideas.
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Exam tip
Practise linking consonant sounds and vowel sounds in your sentences to help you
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H » ) 1 1 Listen and complete the sentences with the correct past participles and fo r or since.
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1 I 'v e....................... my m o b ile .................. about three m onths.
2 I 'v e
....................... this g u it a r ...................2002.
3 I 'v e
....................... this la p to p .................. a year.
4 I 'v e
....................... this photo in my b a g .................. my graduation.
5 I 'v e
....................... this w a t c h .................. years.
6 I 'v e
....................... a new c a r .................. I passed my driving test.
12 Answer the questions below. Use the present perfect with fo r or since in your answers.
W hat im portant object have you ...
... owned since you w ere a c h ild ?
... used fo r years?
... had fo r a fe w months?
... w anted since you w ere a teenager?
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Use the past simple for a finished event in the past.
I bought it last year.
13 Complete the text with the words below. There are two extra words.
/ bought carry favourite had im portant it
green modern possessions rem inds w ear
I've got lots of really great (1 )
......................... But I think my (2) ......................... possession
is my coat. I got ( 3 )
....................... fo r my graduation and celebrate getting my degree. I've
( 4 )
....................... it fo r tw o years. M y parents ( 5 ) .........................it for me and I was really
surprised. It's beautiful. It's a (6)
......................... black, leather coat. It's ( 7 ) ......................... to
me because I know my parents w e re very proud. It (8)
....................... me o f studying fo r my
degree and my tim e at university. I only ( 9 )
....................... it fo r special occasions because
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In each part o f th e te s t you are assessed on four main points: (1) fluency and coherence
(speaking w ith o u t pauses and in an organized way), (2) accuracy and range of grammar,
(3) accuracy and range of vocabulary and (4) pronunciation.
1. Complete the tips below on how to give answers with fluency and coherence.
natural notes organize pause
1 Try not t o................. w h e n you are answering - speak at a ...................pace.
2 M a k e
................. on each point on the task card.
3 Include useful phrases t o
................. your answer.
2 Read the Part 2 task card below and plan your answer for one minute. Use the tips from
Exercise 1 to help you. Then record your answer.
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D escribe a g ift you b o u g h t fo r s o m e o n e .
You sh o u ld say:
w h at it was
who you bought it for
why you bought it
And say how you felt when you gave the gift.
v
____________________ ____________________ y
3 Complete the tips below about how to demonstrate your range of grammar.
I carefully choose tenses
1 Revise different g ra m m a tic a l
....................... and phrases fro m earlier units.
2 L is t e n
....................... to the exam iner's questions a n d ........................ suitable tenses for
your answer.
4 Read the Part 3 questions below and think about your answers. Use the tips from Exercise 3
to help you. Then record your answers.
1 Do you th in k going shopping w ith friends is a good w ay to relax?
2 In your opinion, are there more advantages than disadvantages to studying in
another country?
3 H ow has looking fo r a job changed com pared w ith in the past?
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, Complete the tips below about how to demonstrate your range of vocabulary.
I adverbs describing repeat sim ilar topic
1 R e v is e....................... vocabulary fro m earlier units.
2 Do n o t
....................... w o rd s w he n you a r e .........................som ething.
3 Try to use w ord s w i t h
....................... meanings, e.g. adjectives o r ..........................
6 Read the Part 2 task card below and plan your answer for one minute. Use the tips from
Exercise 5 to help you. Then record your answer.
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Talk a b o u t a p h o to g ra p h you to o k .
You s h o u ld say:
when you took it
who was there
w hat it shows
And w hy you like this particular photograph.
7 Complete the tips below about how to demonstrate good pronunciation.
j clearly model pronunciation repeat stress suitable i
1 Listen to t h e
....................... answers in the book a n d ........................ the answers. Try to
sound like the speakers.
2 Learn the c o r r e c t
....................... and w o r d ........................ of all ne w words.
3 Practise u s in g
........................... intonation in your answers.
4 R em em ber to s p e a k
.......................... and at a natural pace.
8 Read the Part 1 and part 3 questions below and think about your answers. Use the tips from
Exercise 1 0 to help you. Then record your answers.
1 Can you describe your family?
2 W hat do you like doing in your free time?
3 Have you planned any holidays?
4 Do you think your country is good for tourists?
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this in the exam. Then record your answer. You have one to two minutes for this in the exam.
D escribe s o m e th in g you o w n w h ic h is v e ry
im p o r t a n t to you.
You should say:
w h at it is and w h at it looks like
w h at it is made of
how long you have had it
VAnd explain why it is important to you.
Answer the questions below to complete Part 2. Record your answer.
1 W ould it be easy to replace this object?
2 Do your friends like this object?
Part 3
^))) 4 Listen to four Part 3 questions. Answer the questions and record your answer.
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Progress check
5 Listen to your answers. Tick the boxes below to assess your answers.
Do you ...
d em onstrate flu e ncy and coherence in your answers?
include a range o f vocabulary and gram m ar in your answers?
use correct pronunciation and stress?
speak clearly and use suitable intonation?
use vocabulary fo r describing objects?
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Unscramble the words to make healthy activities.

1
do s tr o p s.................
5
play a sculiam in s tr u m e n t ..................
2 do o y a g ................. 6 play board s a g e m ..................
3 eat l e w l.......................................................... 7 play nirba training g a m e s .................
4 have a aheltyh d i e t ....................................... 8 sleep fo r e ight u shor every n ig h t
Cross out the incorrect word in each sentence.
1 I like doing yoga. It's h a rd / h e althy / keep your m in d active.
2 It's im portant to challenging / relax a fte r college / w o rk in a team.
3 It makes me feel g r e a t/ h a p p y / keep fit.
Match topics (a -c ) with two pieces of advice: one with sh o uld and one with s h o u ld n ’t.
a getting f it 1 Doing yoga makes me feel relaxed. You should try it.
2 You should always eat w ell,
b healthy diet 3 You shouldn't drive everywhere. You can w alk or cycle.
4 You shouldn't study late at night. It's bad fo r you.
c feeling stressed 5 You shouldn't eat junk food. It's bad fo r you.
6 You should tr y to do more exercise.
Complete the important events with the missing word.
1c .............. ..............o f age
2
9 ............................married
3
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4
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Add the words to the table.
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! are is more than th e ;
1 Students in th e ir final y e a r ............................. happier than students in th e ir firs t year.
2 W inning a sports c o m p etitio n is b e t t e r ............................. passing an exam.
3 Applying fo r college courses i s ............................. boring than applying fo r jobs.
4 Getting your firs t j o b .............................m ore exciting than starting college.
5 One o f .............................m ost im portant events fo r a student is the graduation ceremony.
Put the adjectives in the correct order to describe the objects.
1 A .................................. coat, (brown, large, leather)
2 A.................................. mobile phone, (modern, plastic, small)
3 A .................................. watch, (metal, new, red)
4 A .................................. necklace, (green, old-fashioned, small)
Complete the sentences with the words in the box.
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1 I t 's ............................. of w ood and glass.
2 I w ear i t .............................special occasions.
3 I .......it fo r my birthday.
4 I t 's ............................. to me because I bought it on holiday.
5 I
.... it fo r chatting online.
6 It r e m in d s
............................... o f my fam ily and m y country.
Correct the mistakes in the present perfect sentences. There is one correct sentence.
1 I've own it fo r five years.
2 I w anted a phone since I was ten years old.
3 I've w ore it every day since I got it.
4 I've use my com p uter for tw o years.
5 I've had it since three years.
6 I carry it in my bag since my graduation.
7 I've be to England three tim es.
8 I've had this coat since my birthday.
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791 Do you w o rk or are you a student?
2 Do you have a large family?
3 Describe your h om etow n.
4 W hat's the w ea the r like in your country?
5 W h a t are som e of your hobbies?
Describe a perso n w h o h e lp ed you.
You should say:
where you met the person
w h at relationship this person was to you
w h at was special about them
And explain how this person helped you.
Would you like to help someone in this way?
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1 Do you think w e can learn anything fro m older generations?
2 Compare the role of the fa m ily in today's w orld to the past.
3 Should w e ask our fam ily fo r help, or should w e try being independent?
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Unit 1 Family
Track 0 1
brother
father
grandfather
Track 0 2
brother
mother
grandmother
Track 0 3
1 My mother is very kind. She loves everybody!
She looks like her sister. They’ve both got curly
hair. My mum is a creative person. She makes
things all the time.
2 I don’t have any brothers or sisters. I’m
an only child. But I’ve got seven aunts! My
favourite aunt is called Betty. She’s very clever.
She’s a teacher and she helps me with my
studies.
3 My uncle is so bossy. He tells me what to
do all the time! He is married and his wife is
bossy too. But their son is really funny! He’s my
favourite cousin. We go to the same college.
Track 0 4
My family? Well, we’re a big family actually. Our
house is large! I’ve got five brothers. Their names
are Carlos, Gino, Luca, Alex and Marco. Carlos is
14 and he’s the youngest. He’s good looking and
very funny. Marco is 27 and he’s the oldest. His wife
teaches at my college. Her name is Maria.
My mother is an only child, so her family is very
small. But my father is from a big family. He has
three brothers. He looks like his brother, my uncle
Georgio. They are both bossy but kind. My uncle has
four children and one cat. Its name is Lola.
Tell me about your family.
Track 0 5
Hello. My name is Steve Smith. Could you tell me
your full name, please?
Thank you. Can you show me your identification,
please?I’d now like to ask you some questions about
yourself. Tell me about your family.
What does your father do?
How much time do you spend with your family?
Are people in your country close to their family?
Do you prefer to go out with your family or your
friends?
Where do you live at the moment?
Track 0 6
My father is a doctor. He helps people. He works in
a hospital. He’s very kind to people.
Track 0 7
What do you do?
How would you describe your family?
Who is important to you in your family?
Unit 2 Free tim e
Track 0 8
1 I love using the Internet. My brother is at
university in England, so I really like chatting
online with him. He’s very funny. I enjoy playing
computer games with my friends. My computer
is very important to me.
2 I study long hours every day, so I don’t have
much free time. I prefer doing nothing to
doing exercise. I don’t like going to the gym.
It’s boring. I enjoy relaxing and reading
magazines.
3 It depends. Sometimes I like doing exercise.
Sometimes I like going for walks. My favourite
thing is going shopping at the weekends. It’s
relaxing and good fun.
Track 0 9
1 I love using the Internet.
2 I really like chatting online with him.
3 I prefer doing nothing to doing exercise.
4 I don’t like going to the gym.
5 It depends. Sometimes I like going for walks.
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I enjoy reading a magazine called Fab Football. It is
about sport, of course, and it ’s my favourite sport. I
love watching football from different countries and I
love reading about it.
The magazine’s got lots of good information. I
don’t like reading the letters or adverts. I prefer
reading the interviews with famous players, or the
news.
I read Fab Football every weekend. I buy it on
Saturday morning and go home and read.
I enjoy meeting friends and reading the magazine
together. I don’t mind sharing it. We like chatting
about the news, the players. It’s very interesting.
Track 1 2
Now I’m going to give you a topic and I’d like you
to talk about it for one to two minutes. You’ll have
one minute to think about what you’re going to say
before you begin talking. You can make some notes
if you wish. Here is a pencil and some paper. I’d like
you to describe an activity that you like doing. You
should say what activity it is, when and where you
do it, who you like doing it with, and explain why you
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Track 1 3
Last year I travelled to Rio and visited my cousin and
his family. My best friend went too.
We went to my cousin’s house and we had a
delicious traditional meal. After we ate dinner, we
walked to the city centre. When we saw the carnival,
it was very exciting! We danced and sang. We
watched the parade. It was fun, but we were very
tired. Then we visited another city and stayed at a
famous hotel, but it wasn’t very nice. We stayed fortwo days then we went home. It was a special trip
for me because I travelled without my parents for
the first time.
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watched
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travelled
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visited
Track 1 5
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2 loved
3 started
4 studied
5 walked
6 wanted
Track 1 6
1 Is it important for a country to have festivals?
2 Are friends more important than family?
Track 1 7
What is an important festival in your country?
What are your favourite parts of this festival?
How have special occasions such as weddings
changed in your country?
Do you think special occasions and festivals are
important for a society?
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Track 1 8
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two syllables: cafe, hotel, river
three syllables: factory, gallery, skyscraper, theatre
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hotel
river
factory
gallery
skyscraper
theatre
Track 2 1
There is a museum, yes. It’s very famous. Culture
is important to my city. So there are lots of tourist
attractions such as galleries, tours, theatres, that
sort of thing. There’s lots of traffic in the centre.
Everybody has a car! There are some shopping
malls, which is good because I love going shopping
with my friends. There are always lots of people
in the malls. And there are some traditional food
markets. You can buy lots of strange food there.
There isn’t a beach but it doesn’t matter. And there
aren’t any harbours. One problem is that there isn’t
any accommodation for students. It’s very difficult to
study here.
Track 2 2
Yes, I like the capital city. I like this very much.
I live in the capital city. I know it very well. It is in
the north of my country. It is very nice. It’s got lots
of business and lots of tourists. There’s a beach in
the city and you can see mountains. People shop in
the city and people work in the city.
I like it because it ’s my hometown. It is clean. It is
modern. I like living there.
Track 2 3
a I’ m a student. I’ m studying Business.
b In my country, I see my family everyday. We all
live together. In London, it isn’t possible. I see
my uncle sometimes.
c There are many jobs. People can work in
factories, schools, or offices. There are lots of
international businesses, too.:0nF f H o m e to w ni The subject is very interesting. I want a good
job in my country and I can get a promotion with
this qualification. The exams are difficult but I’ m
improving.
e It’s OK. It’s the same as other countries, I think.
f Beijing is in the north of China.
g No, there is a problem with traffic. The roads are
always busy and pollution is bad.
Unit 5 TV and radio
Track 2 4
1 I enjoy listening to a programme called Fashion
Today. It’s a documentary series. It’s about
clothes and the fashion industry. It’s presented
by different models each week. I like learning
about the different fashions.
2 In my country, reality TV shows are very
popular. My favourite show is Hello Hotel. The
participants are famous people. They work
in the hotel. The thing I like best is the hotel
manager. He’s always angry.
3 I often watch a drama series called Patrol. It’s
set in London. It stars some famous actors. It’s
about the police. It’s very exciting. I think it ’s
good entertainment.
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Track 2 8
1 You can go to the beach in the summer.
2 You can’t do anything when the weather is very
hot.
3 You can’t play tennis outside when it ’s rainy.
4 The rainy season can last for weeks.
5 You can’t go skiing in hot and dry climates.
6 The weather can change quickly in the
mountains.
Track 2 9
1
How many seasons does your country have?
My country has four seasons.
2
What’s your favourite season of the year?
Summer. This is my favourite season.3
How do rainy days make you feel?
I feel very sad on rainy days.
4
What do you like doing when it ’s hot?
I like going to the beach.
Unit 7 Studying
Track 3 0
1 I’m studying medicine. It’s hard work and there
are lots of lectures, but I enjoy helping people.
I’m in my first year and I’d like to be a doctor.
2 I’m doing a business studies course. I’m
learning about all the different parts of a
business. This semester I’m learning about
finance and marketing. It’s really interesting. I’d
like to be a company director.
3 I’ m studying law, so I’m learning about the legal
system. It’s a very difficult course and there are
lots of deadlines. I’d like to be a lawyer.
Track 3 1
1 business, two syllables, business
2 literature, three syllables, literature
3 mathematics, four syllables, mathematics
4 university, five syllable, university
Track 3 2
chemistry
college
deadline
engineering
graduate
graduation
history
lecture
medicine
presentation
project
timetable
Track 3 3
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graduation
presentation
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university
Track 3 4
1 Marcel
I’ m revising for an exam. It’s my final year and
I’ m working very hard. I’m having extra tuition,
and my grades are improving.
2 Dee
I’ m visiting my brother at college. He’s living in
halls this year, and he’s having a great time. I’ m
helping him with his coursework this semester,
and we’re preparing a presentation at the
moment.
3 Lara
I’ m thinking about doing another course
next year. I’m applying for a scholarship at a
university in my hometown, and I’m filling out
the application form now.
Track 3 5
Yes, yes they are. My father and my brother studied
law at university and they think it is a very nice
subject. My mother thinks it is nice and always asks
me questions about law. I have lots of friends on
the course and we want to get a nice job when we
graduate.
Track 3 6
Yes, yes they are. My father and my brother studied
law at university and they think it is a very important
subject. My mother thinks it is interesting and
always asks me questions about law. I have lots of
friends on the course and we want to get a good job
when we graduate.1 No, I don’t think so. Unfortunately, I think lots
of changes were made to the education system
last year and teachers and professors aren’t
happy. They want more money for the schools
and universities, but the government can’t give
them more money.
2 Yes, definitely. I live with my family. I enjoy living
at home because I can relax and ju st study.
For example, my parents cook meals, wash my
clothes and clean my room. I can spend more
time studying and I think this is good.
3 My parents went to a school in my hometown.
The school is a very popular one and they
enjoyed it. I went to school in anther country
and I didn't like living away from home. My
father went to university but I don’t think there
were lots of universities in my country at the
time. Fortunately, there are lots of universities
and colleges there today. I’ m visiting different
universities at the moment because I’m
choosing which course to study next year.
Track 3 8
1 What are you studying now?
2 Why did you choose that subject?
3 Do you enjoy it? Why?
4 What is the best thing about studying?
5 Are there many jobs for you after you finish
studying?
Track 3 9
1 Do you think young children enjoy going to
school and learning?
2 Is it a good idea to live with your family when
you are studying?
3 Compare your experience of education to your
parents’ generation.
4 Many people think there are benefits to studying
in another country. Do you agree?
5 Do you think your country has a good education
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1 I’m a police officer and I work different shifts
each week. My job is to keep people safe.
2 I work for a national newspaper. I interview
people and write articles. I’m a journalist.
3 I help my patients every day. I work in a hospital
and I’m a nurse.
4 I work as a volunteer. I work with animals and I
have to look after them every day.
5 I’m a businessman and I work in the city. I work
with different companies and I make lots of
money.
6 I work in a school and my job is to help students
pass exams. I’ m a teacher.
Track 4 1
a I had a part-time job at the company and I really
enjoyed it. My boss and my colleagues were
professional but very friendly. I applied for a
full-time job in my final year at university and
I got it. The job is well-paid, so I’m earning a
good salary, and I also travel to lots of different
countries. It’s an exciting job.
b I work as a personal assistant at a very well-
known company. I love my job. I got my job
last year. I worked here as a volunteer to get
work experience. I really enjoyed it so I wrote
to the company director and asked for a job. I
use my languages regularly, and I work flexible
hours.
c Two years ago, I worked as a volunteer in a
hospital because I wanted to help people. I
went to university, but I worked at the hospital
each summer. I didn’t want to travel the world,
so I applied for the job. Now I’m earning a good
salary, and it’s my dream job!
Track 4 2
What do you do?
I’ m a manager. I work for a well-known international
company, so I often have to travel to different offices
around the world.
Did you have to get any qualifications or do any
training for your job?Yes, I did. I had to complete three training courses.
Thankfully, I didn’t have to revise for any exams
because the assessment was an interview and
giving a presentation.
Do you have to wear a uniform or smart clothes?
I don’t have to wear a uniform, but I have to wear a
suit to meetings.
Do you have to work long hours?
Yes. At the moment, I need to work hard to complete
a project.
What does your job involve?
Well, I have to meet lots of people, but I don’t have
to speak different languages because we all speak
English. I often have to prepare reports or give
presentations.
Track 4 3
That’s an interesting question. Let me think. I
definitely think that work experience is an important
way to learn about a job. I studied business for
three years and I graduated with honours. Then I got
a good job, but it was really hard work and tiring. I
suppose that your first job is always difficult. I learnt
lots in my first year there. But my course did help
me, for example I understood lots of basic points
about business and finance. There are pros and
cons. Work experience is an excellent way to learn
about a job in real life, but education or training
gives you time to learn the theories.
Track 4 4
That’s interesting. Let me see. I think my
parents didn’t have lots of choices. They worked
in their hometown or maybe the capital city. I
guess that they wrote letters to apply for jobs
advertised in the local newspaper. I don’t think
my parents’ generation usually travelled for work.
I’ m not sure. But I can apply for jobs anywhere
in the world. I look for jobs online and email
application forms from my laptop. So I think it ’s
easy for my generation. There are advantages
and disadvantages, because today I have lots of
different opportunities and it ’s sometimes difficult
to make a decision.
Track 4 5
1 In your opinion, do people work more now than
in the past?
2 Do you think companies need people to travel
to an office and work there, or can people work
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I’m going to go on an activity holiday next month. I’ m
very excited. I’ m going to America. I like Americans.
I think the people are very friendly.
I’ m going to learn new sports, like basketball
and American football. I think both sports are very
exciting. I’ m also going to take lessons in water
sports, but I’ m not going to go swimming in the sea
because I’ m not a very good swimmer.
I’m not going to go sightseeing, but I’ m going to
visit local festivals and I’ m going to eat in traditional
restaurants. The food is going to be delicious.
I’m going to go on day trips because there are
some beautiful places in America.
Track 4 7
1 I’m going to study in America.
2 I’m going to study in America.
Track 4 8
1 I’m going to visit England.
2 I’m not going to visit Spain.
Track 4 9
1 I’ m going to stay in a hotel.
2 I’m not going to take any photos.
3 I’m going to eat in traditional restaurants.
4 We’re going to visit historical sites.
5 We’re not going to learn a new sport.
6 We’re going to go sightseeing.
Track 5 0
Do you have lots of close friends?
Track 5 1
1 Do you think holidays and travelling were more
important in the past?
2 In your opinion, is it a good idea for families to
work together?
3 Many people think there are benefits to studying
in another country. Do you agree?
4 Compare your experience of finding a job to your
parents’ generation.Track 5 2
1 When was your last holiday?
2 Do you like travelling? Why? Why not?
3 What kinds of places do you like visiting?
4 Is there a country you would like to visit?
5 Do you think tourists enjoy visiting your country?
Track 5 3
1 Compare your experience of holidays and
travelling with your parents’ generation.
2 Many people think it is a good idea to go on
holiday in your own country. Do you agree?
3 In your opinion, is it important to speak the
language of the country you’re visiting?
4 Do you think travelling with friends is a good way
to travel?
Review 3
Track 5 4
1 I’ m going to learn new sports. I’d like to go
skiing.
2 I’ m not going to go swimming in the sea
because I can’t swim.
3 I’ m going to go sightseeing. There are lots of
tourist attractions.
4 I’ m not going to visit local festivals. I think
they’ve boring.
5 I’ m going to eat in traditional restaurants. I
enjoy trying new food.
6 I’m going to take lots of photos because I’ve got
a new camera.
Unit 10 Health
Track 5 5
I like doing yoga and playing brain training games.
I enjoy doing these activities on my own, because I
work in a busy, noisy office every day. It’s important
to relax after a hard day. Yoga makes me feel relaxed
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I like playing chess. I spend lots of time playing
chess with my father. I think it ’s good for you. It’s
good for your mind because it’s challenging and you
have to think and plan all the time. It’s hard! In my
opinion, it ’s important to keep your mind active.
Rosa
A healthy activity I enjoy doing is cooking. I cook
every day because I think it’s important to have a
healthy diet. You shouldn’t ’ eat junk food because it’s
not good for you. I like cooking at home and inviting
friends and family for dinner. It makes me feel happy
because everybody thinks the food is delicious.
Track 5 7
1 It’s good for you.
2 It isn't good for you.
3 It’s really bad for you.
4 It’s important to stay healthy.
5 You shouldn’t eat junk food.
Track 5 8
1 Compare the differences between sports now
and in the past.
2 In your opinion, do you think relaxing is an
important part of being healthy?
3 How can we encourage young people to be
healthy?
Track 5 9
1 Compare the differences between sports now
and in the past.
That’s interesting. I think it ’s important to play
sports. There are lots of different sports now
and you can learn a new sport wherever you live.
Sports people earn a good salary. I think it ’s a
good job. I’d like to be a professional golfer. But
there are some boring sports. For example, I
don’t like watching motor racing.
2 In your opinion, do you think relaxing is an
important part of being healthy?
Definitely. I think relaxing is a very important
part of being healthy. We are always busy. We’re
travelling to work or college, we’re meeting
friends, we’re doing homework. So in my opinion,
I think it ’s important to slow down and relax. It
is good for our bodies and our minds.3 How can we encourage young people to be
healthy?
That’s a difficult question. Let me see.
Unfortunately, in my country, young people like
playing computer games and they usually like
eating junk food. We should encourage them to
play game outdoors. For example, they could go
to the beach and do water sports. We should
encourage them to learn about food and cook
some healthy food with their families.
Track 6 0
1 In your opinion, what are the main advantages
of children’s games?
2 How can a school help students have healthy
lives?
3 Do you think there is more opportunity to learn
sports now than in the past?
Track 6 1
1 What do you like doing in your free time?
2 Do you enjoy watching sports?
3 Do you enjoy participating in any sports?
4 Which sports are most popular in your country?
5 How much time do you spend on your hobbies?
Track 6 2
1 Compare the differences between sports now
and in the past.
2 In your opinion, do people in your country eat
better or worse nowadays?
3 How can we encourage young people to be
healthy?
4 Do you think a country’s government should help
people to be healthy?
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Track 6 3
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journey on the bus. We were all really tired when
we woke up the next day. Finally, our match started.
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my team were very relaxed. The opposition were
an excellent team and the match was tiring, but
thankfully we won! We were all delighted and I think
our manager was satisfied with the result. It was a
really exciting event for me.
Track 6 5
1 I was very bored at my brother’s graduation.
2 I feel really tired at the end of the week.
3 I was very surprised when I passed all my
exams.
4 I felt really excited when I travelled on my own.
Track 6 6
I think the most important event for a student is
graduation day. It is more important than end-of-year
exams because you are celebrating the end of
university. I think graduates are happier than
undergraduates because there are no more exams.
Finding a job is more worrying than taking exams.
Track 6 7
1 When was your last holiday?
2 What do you do?
3 What do you usually watch on TV?
4 What are you studying now?
5 Why did you choose that subject?
Track 6 8
I’d like to talk about an enjoyable event I
experienced when I was at school.
It happened in my senior school and I was about
fifteen or sixteen years old. There was a story
writing competition in the local newspaper and my
teacher said I should enter it. I really enjoyed writing
stories and poems, so I wrote a story and I entered
the competition. I was very nervous, but thankfully I
won! I was really surprised.It was good because I won some money and
some books. It made me more confident about
studying, too. I applied for college after winning the
competition.
I went to the presentation ceremony in my
hometown. I went with my parents and my sister.
There were lots of people there, and there was a
photographer taking photos. It was one of the most
exciting days of my life.
Finally, it was enjoyable because my parents were
very proud and we celebrated with a party at home.
I often look at the photo from the competition. I’ve
had the photo on my bookcase
for about six years. It’s very special to me.
Track 6 9
1 Do you come from a large family?
2 Did you have a favourite teacher at school?
3 Do you have any hobbies?
4 Describe your hometown.
5 What’s your experience of travelling to other
countries?
Track 7 0
I’d like you to describe an important event in your
life. You should say what the event was, where and
when it took place, who was there at the time and
explain what made it important to you.
Track 7 1
1 Compare how important events, like weddings,
have changed compared to your parents’
generation.
2 In your opinion, how should people remember
important events from their country’s past?
3 How do schools in your country help pupils
prepare for events like sports competitions or
end-of-year exams?
4 Many people think photos are the best way to
remember special occasions. Do you agree?
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4 I’ve carried this photo in my bag since my
graduation.
5 I’ve worn this watch for years.
6 I’ve wanted a new car since I passed my driving
test.
Track 7 5
1 Which country are you from?
2 Which is the most popular place to go shopping
in your hometown?
3 How often do you shop online?
4 When did you last buy a present for someone?
5 What do you like doing when you go out?
Track 7 6
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1 In your opinion, do possessions make people
happy?
2 Compare the important possessions you have with
the important possessions your parents have.
3 Many people think that shopping is a good way
to relax. Do you agree?
4 Is it better to receive a present or to give a
present?
Practice test
Track 7 8
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me your full name please?
Thank you. Can I see your identification, please?
Thank you, that’s fine
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Do you work or are you a student?
Do you have a large family?
Describe your hometown.
What’s the weather like in your country?
What are some of your hobbies?
Track 7 9
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talk about it for one to two minutes. Before you talk,
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Do you understand?
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you. You should say, where you met the person,
what relationship this person was to you, what was
special about them and explain how this person
helped you.
Would you like to help someone in this way?
Track 8 0
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and now I’d like to ask you some more general
questions about people.
Do you think we can learn anything from older
generations?
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the past.
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Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: Family
Exercise 1
1 sister
2 brothers
3 parents
4 mother, wife
5 daughter, sons
6 grandparents, husband
Exercise 2
1 sister
2 brother
3 mother
4 father
Pronunciation: / 6 /
Exercise 5
brother
mother
grandmother
Vocabulary: Describing people
Exercise 6
bossy, calm, clever, confident, creative, friendly,
funny, happy, kind
S tude nts’ own answers.
Exercise 7
1 clever
2 bossy
3 confident
4 calm
5 friendly, funnyExercise 8
Speaker 1: kind, creative
Speaker 2: clever
Speaker 3: bossy, funny
Exercise 9
Speaker 1: looks
Speaker 2: brothers
Speaker 3: favourite
Grammar: Possessive adjectives
Exercise 11
1 Our
2 Their
3 His
4 Her
5 her
6 my
7 Its
8 your
Exercise 12
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my your his her its our their
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Exercise 1
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Exercise 1
Model answer:
1 I’m from Dubai. It’s in the United Arab
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2 No, it ’s a small family. I’m an only child. There
are my parents and my grandmother.
3 My mother is a manager in an office.
4 Yes, we live in a big flat in the centre of the city.
Exercise 2
What do you do?
How would you describe your family?
Who is im portant to you in your family?
Model answer:
1 I’m a teacher. I work in a language school.
2 My family is large. I have two brothers and
three sisters. My parents have got lots of
brothers and sisters too.
3 My father is important to me. He works every
day but he always helps me with my studies.
We like going for walks together./jj Get Ready for IELTS: Speaking

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Exercise 1
A chatting online
B reading magazines
C jogging
D going shopping
Exercise 2
doing: exercise, nothing
going: to the gym, for walks
playing: football, tennis
watching: a DVD, TV
Vocabulary: Expressing preferences
Exercise 5
Speaker 1: using the Internet, playing computer
games
Speaker 2: doing nothing, reading magazines
Speaker 3: going shopping, going for walks
Exercise 6
1 I love
2 I really like
3 I prefer
4 I don’t like
5 It depends
6 My favourite thing
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Exercise 2
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When: every weekend
Who with: my family
Why: relaxing, spend time with my family, eating
Exercise 3
Model answer:
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watching films. I watch DVDs every weekend and
sometimes in the week. I prefer watching films
at home to going to the cinema. I watch films at
my brother’s flat too. I like watching films with my
family. We cook a meal and then we enjoy eating
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Part 1: Language d e velo p m en t
Vocabulary: Special occasions
Exercise 1
A family, balloons
B fireworks
C carnival, costumes, parade
Exercise 2
1 give
2 make
3 family
4 presents
5 parade
6 wear
7 watch
8 fireworks
Vocabulary: Connecting ideas
Exercise 3
I d 4 e
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3 c 6 a
Exercise 4
1 but
2 then
3 too
4 After
5 because
6 When
Grammar: Past simple
Exercise 5
1 ate
2 gave
3 made4 met
5 wore
6 saw
Exercise 6
1 went
2 graduated
3 was
4 danced
5 didn’t stay
6 were
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Exercise 8
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liked
walked
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loved
studied
/ i d /
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wanted
Exercise 9
1 met, watched, travelled, but
2 wore, played, when, saw
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Exercise 3
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P a rt 3: Exam p ra c tic e
P a rt 2
Exercise 1
Model answer:
Special occasion: graduation
where: university, England
when: last summer
who: my family
explain how you felt: excited, nervous
Exercise 2
Model answer:
My special occasion was my graduation ceremony.
There was a parade with the professors and the
other students. Then we went into a hall for the
ceremony and we got our certificates.
I graduated in England from Oxford University. It
was last summer. It was very hot. My family flew
to England for the ceremony and we celebrated
together. I was very excited because my family
came to visit me. I was nervous too. It was a
very important day.P a rt 3
Exercise 4
Model answer:
What is an im portant festival in your country?
An important festival in my country is New Year.
There is a big parade and a carnival. Tourists
visit the city and watch the festival. It is a special
evening.
What are your favourite parts o f this festival?
My favourite parts of the festival are the music
and the clothes. I enjoy watching the parade and
the beautiful costumes. I really like singing and
dancing to the music. It’s fun.
How have special occasions such as weddings
changed in your country?
I think that weddings are the same. I live in
a traditional country and we have the same
traditions today. The family go to a special building
for the wedding ceremony. Then there are two or
three other meals for other family and friends.
Do you think special occasions and festivals are
important for a society?
Yes, it is important for people to learn about their
country. I think it is interesting to learn about a
different society too. When you go to a festival,
you remember special events in the past and you
celebrate. It is important to celebrate special
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5 grandson
Exercise 2
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3 creative
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5 friendly
Exercise 3
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Exercise 4
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give presents
visit family
watch fireworks
wear a costume
Exercise 9
1 but
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3 After
4 too
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Exercise 10
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Exercise 6
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There aren’t (any) harbours
Exercise 10
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2 is n ’t
3 are not
4 Are
5 No
6 are
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• clean, exciting, friendly
• museums, theatres
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one hour until the outskirts, then the traffic was
very bad. In Dubai, you have to take the car
everywhere. We relaxed and went to the shopping
malls, they are great, and the beaches. We
chatted mainly. We haven’t seen each other for
long time. And we went skiing! In the shopping
mall there is a slope. It was interesting because
it has many contrasts, because you have lots of
poor people and lots of very, very rich people.
There is no middle class there and the places
you go, there is gold, too much gold and, on the
other hand there are many people living there,
they are immigrants.
Exercise 4
The answer is too fast. There are some pauses.
There are no grammar errors. Some words are
repeated, e.g. capital city, I like, people.
Exercise 7
• description of my country
• other cities I like
The topic card does not ask fo r th is information
and it will waste tim e.
P a r t 3 : E x a m p r a c t i c e
Part 1
Exercise 1
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2 d 6 g
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Part 2
Exercise 4
Model answer:
Yes, last week I went to Dubai and I was there
because I was visiting my best friend. So what
I really like about Dubai was the fact that I was
there visiting my friend and I found it very, a very
great place. It’s not so far from my country, first
of all, and it is in the UAE. It is near Abu Dhabi
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P a rt 1: L a n g u a g e d e v e lo p m e n t
Vocabulary: Types of programme
Exercise 1
1 B
2 extra description
3 C
4 A
5 extra description
6 D
Vocabulary: Describing programmes
Exercise 3
a Speaker 1
b Speaker 3
c Speaker 2
Exercise 4
a 1
b 3
c 1
d 3e 2
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It’s very exciting.
I th in k it ’s good entertainm ent.
The thing I like best is the hotel manager.
Grammar: Adverbs of frequency
Exercise 6
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2 f
3 c
Exercise 7
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2 often
3 always5 a
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3 series, always, stars, exciting
4 talk, funny, contestants, som etim es
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t v o e o f p r o g r a m m e : 3
fa v o u r ite p a r t s : 1
w h o : 5
explain w hat: 2
extra note: 4
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explain w hat: I learned about the writer’s life. I
learned she was from a poor family. I learned
she had no qualifications from school. Then she
lived in different countries. I learned that she
now lives in her hometown and she writes there.
who: I watched it with my classmates. We
watched it at college in a seminar. Then we
talked about her life.
t v o e o f p r o g r a m m e : It was a documentary and
it was about a famous writer. I enjoy reading her
books. She writes about college students and
their lives.
3 False. The answer is out of order and
incomplete.
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2 True
3 True
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Exercise 1
Model answers:
When did you last watch television?
I watched television yesterday. I finished my
homework and I watched a couple of soap
operas with my friends.
What do you usually watch on television?
I usually watch reality TV shows or game shows. I
sometimes watch drama series too.
What are some popular programmes in your
country?
TV is very popular in my country. There are lots
of channels. Soap operas are very popular.
Everybody watches them.
Why do you think some TV programmes are
popular?
I think soap operas are popular because we like
watching characters in real life. The characters
are like friends or neighbours. It’s good
entertainment, because it is sometimes relaxing
and sometimes exciting.
Part 2
Exercise 2
Model answer:
I’d like to talk about a TV programme I enjoy
watching called Chat Chat.
It's a popular talk show and the guests are usually
famous actors or singers. For example, two Oscar
winners were on the show lat week.
Firstly, my favourite parts are the presenter
and the music. The presenter is very funny and
very good at is job. A good example of this is
when he interviews guests. He is very kind and
patient, so he can ask difficult questions and get
honest answers. There is always a music part at
the end of the show. A singer or group sing a song.
I usually watch this show on Saturday afternoons
when I’m at my cousin’s house. We love watching
this show and we eat some snacks and ju st relax.
Finally, I enjoy watching this programme because
it is funny, interesting and relaxing. I forget about
my studies and my problems, and I enjoy learning
about these famous people./jz Get Ready for IELTS: Speaking

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E x e rcise 1
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B cold, snowy
C stormy, windy
D hot, sunny
E xe r cise 2
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B cold, snowy
C stormy, windy
D hot, sunny
V o ca b u la r y : Talking a b o u t t h e w e a t h e r
E x e r cise 4
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2 i t ’s
3 There’s
4 lasts
5 makes
6 really like
P r o n u n c ia tio n : V owel s o u n d s
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a u : drought, outside
a: month, sunny
ei: April, rainy
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au: November, snowy
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E x e r cise 9
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3 can’t
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weather = extra
2 monsoon, for, can’t, dry
drought = extra
3 There’s, can, from, thunderstorm s
stormy = extra
Part 2: S k ills d e velo p m en t
Part 1
Exercise 1
1 a My country has four seasons. Answer b does
not say how many seasons.
2 b Summer. This is my favourite season. Answer
a is not relevant. The question is about the
season not the type of weather.
3 a I feel very sad on rainy days. In Answer b, the
speaker doesn’t say how h e /s h e feels.
4 b I like going to the beach. In Answer a, the
speaker doesn’t understand the question and
the use of like. He/She thinks the question is
Do you like it when it's hot?
Exercise 3
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2 answer l a
3 answer 4b
4 answer 3a
Exercise 5
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P a rt 1: L a n g u a g e d e v e lo p m e n t
Vocabulary: Jobs
Exercise 1
A nurse
B jo u rn a list
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D teacher
Exercise 2
1 police officer
2 jo u rn a list
3 nurse
4 volunteer
5 businessman
6 teacher
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Exercise 6
1 b
2 a
Exercise 7
a part-time, applied, earning
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flexible hours
c help people, travel the world, earning a good
salary
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Exercise 9
1 have to
2 had to
3 didn’t have to
4 don’t have to
5 have to
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7 don’t have to
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1 as
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Exercise 1
1 Compare your experience of finding a iob to
your parents’ generation.
2 Many people th in k th a t work experience is the
best wav to learn about a iob. What is vour
point o f view?
3 In vour opinion, do people work more now than
in the_past?
4 Do you think companies need people to travel
to an office and work there, or can people work
from home?
Exercise 2
a to give your opinion on an issue: 2, 4
b to compare past and present: 1, 3
Exercise 3
Question 2
Exercise 4
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2 think
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Part 1
Exercise 1
Model answers:
1 I’m a nurse. I work in a hospital near my home.
2 Yes, I enjoy my work. My job is great because I
help people every day.
3 No, I don’t think so. Maybe I can train as a
chef because I like cooking.
4 I work for a private hospital. It is very well-
known in my country. It is a friendly place to
work. We get lots of training and we can work
flexible hours. It’s a good company.
5 Well, I work different shifts so I start work at
different times. I get to the hospital and I talk to
the other nurses about what we have to do that
day. Then we visit all the patients and help them.
I prepare food and medicine for the doctors.
Part 2
Exercise 2
Model answer:
I’d like to talk about a job I had in the past.
When I was at college, I worked in an office as a
receptionist.
I got the job because I applied for it. I saw an
advert on a college notice board for a temporary
receptionist. It was well-paid and the office was
near the college. I emailed my CV and then I
visited the office for an interview.
The job involved computer work and talking
to people on the telephone. I liked using my
languages and I enjoyed working with different
people. I had to organize meetings and prepare
reports. I sometimes visited another office and
worked there.I wanted the job because it was well-paid and I
saved for a holiday. I also got work experience in
a busy and exciting company and I think that’s
important. I leant a lot.
Finally, I did the job well. They gave me a good
report for my college and they also brought me
some flowers and a card to say thank you. I’d like
to work there again.
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Model answers:
My colleagues were really nice. They were very
friendly and helpful. My boss was friendly too.
Part 3
Exercise 4
Model answers:
1 That’s an interesting question. In my opinion,
I don’t think it ’s a good idea for families to
work together. For example, I have to work very
hard in my job and I often feel sad or angry.
But then I go home to my family and it’s OK.
It would be difficult if I had an argument at
work, with my family, and then the argument
continued at home.
2 Maybe. I think that work experience is very
useful and you can learn a lot about the job.
For example, maybe you don’t like the job and
want to look for a different career. I think
it ’s also important to get a qualification and
to go to college, then you can learn about
background of the job.
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phones and lots of people work from home
today. It is normal. In the past, I think people
travelled to a company and worked there, and
then went home. All the work was done in the
company. Today the world is very busy and
people work more in their free time because they
need money or because they have to work hard.
4 I’m not sure. I think it ’s a relaxing way to do a
job because there aren’t any noisy colleagues
there. You can work flexible hours too which
is good. But you need a big house and a desk
and equipment, so it’s difficult and expensive.
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Vocabulary: Holidays
Exercise 1
A beach holiday C activity holiday
B coach to u r D safari
Exercise 2
do: new sports, water sports
eat in: traditional restaurants
go: sightseeing, swimming in the sea
go on: day trips
learn: new sports, water sports
take: lessons or a course
visit: to u rist attractions, traditional restaurants
watch: local festivals
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Exercise 5
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1 beautiful
2 com fortable / modern
3 exciting
4 delicious / disgusting
5 friendly / unfriendly
6 boring / friendly / unfriendly
7 com fortable / uncomfortable
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1 I’ m going to stay in a hotel.
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4 We’re going to visit historical s ite s .
5 We’re not going to learn a new sport.
6 We’re going to go sightseeing.
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Exercise 1
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3 F 6 H
Exercise 8
1 C 3 0
2 0 4 C
Part 3: Exam practice
Part 1
Exercise 1
Model answers:
1 My last holiday was last winter. I went on a
family holiday to Australia.
2 Yes, I like travelling. I like visiting new
countries or new places in my country, but I
don’t enjoy flying.
3 I like visiting friendly cities. I enjoy meeting
new people and making new friends. I like old
cities with traditional restaurants.
4 That’s an interesting question. Yes, I’d like to
visit Canada. I’d like to go skiing there.
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3 medicine
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5 history
6 law
Exercise 2
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6 writing
Exercise 3
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4 businessman
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6 lawyer
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6 work
Exercise 6
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Exercise 7
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Exercise 8
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exciting * boring
friendly * unfriendly
modern * traditional
Exercise 9
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Exercise 1
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Exercise 5
Charles: chess, father
Rosa: cooking, family and friends
Exercise 6
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It’s im portant to: work in a team / relax after
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Exercise 9
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Exercise 12
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Part 2: Skills development
Part 1
Exercise 1
1 a
2 a
Part 3
Exercise 4
1 b
Exercise 5
a question 2
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Exercise 6
1 Is the answer relevant?
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Part 1
Exercise 1
Model answers:
1 I like doing sports. My favourite sport is tennis.
I enjoy playing tennis outdoors when it’s hot.
2 It depends. Sometimes I watch important
football games on TV. I prefer listening to
sports on the radio or on my mobile.
3 Yes, I like playing golf. I always play at the
weekend with my friends. I often go to the gym
too. It’s important to keep fit.
4 In my country, the most popular sport is
football. Everybody loves it. Young boys
play football every day and they’d like to be
professional football players.
5 I spend four or five hours a week on my hobbies.
I’d like to spend more time on my hobbies and
interests, but my university course is very hard.
Part 2
Exercise 2
Model answers:
I’d like to describe an activity I like doing to keep
healthy. The activity is yoga.
I really enjoy doing yoga. I do yoga every week and
I do it in two different places. Firstly, I do yoga in
my bedroom. Sometimes I do it after a hard day
at university but I usually do it in the morning.
Secondly, I do yoga at a yoga centre near university.
In my opinion, it keeps me healthy in different
ways. It is good for my body because I have to be
strong and fit. It’s really challenging! It is good for
my mind too, because I have to focus my mind
on one thing. It’s good to forget about studying
and exams when you are tired.
Finally, I like doing it because it’s important to
keep fit and it makes me feel very relaxed and
calm. I don’t like going to gyms or noisy places, so
doing yoga at home or in a quiet class is great.Exercise 3
Model answers:
1 No. My sister likes doing tae kwon do. She
tried yoga but she didn’t like it. My brother
prefers playing football or cricket. He likes
team sports.
2 Yes, I’d like to do yoga every day. I’m going to
do more yoga after my exams finish. In fact,
I’m going on a yoga holiday in the summer.
Part 3
Exercise 4
Model answers:
1 That’s an interesting question. There are lots
of differences between sports now and in the
past. I think money is one big difference. For
example, big companies sponsor some sports
competitions and competitors can win lots of
money. Technology is another difference. For
example, motor racing is different compared
to the past. Today the cars are very fast and
drivers often make new records.
2 I’m not sure. I think some people eat better
because they have lots of money. They can buy
different fresh food or they can go to the best
restaurants. Cooking is a popular hobby for
some people. But there are lots of poor people
in my country and they don’t eat well. For
example, they have to eat cheap food or junk
food and this is bad for them.
3 That’s interesting. Firstly, I think we should
encourage young people to be healthy. It’s
important to stay healthy. We should use the
media and famous people to encourage young
people. For example, TV shows can show people
exciting sports. Famous people can describe
activities or healthy diets. Finally, parents should
show their children how to be healthy.
4 Yes, definitely. In my opinion, I think the
government should teach people about healthy
lifestyles. For example, give people information
about healthy diets so people can eat well.
They should describe different activities that
are good for your mind and for your body. Then
people in the country can be fit and happy and
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Part 1: Language development
Vocabulary: Important events
Exercise 1
A graduating from university
B getting married
C travelling on your own for the firs t tim e
D winning a sports competition
extra = coming of age, getting your firs t job
Exercise 2
1 travelling on his own for the firs t tim e
2 parents
3 very nervous, very excited
Vocabulary: Describing feelings
Exercise 4
negative feelings
positive feeliings
bored/boring
delighted
terrified/terrifying
excited/exciting
tired/tiring
relaxed/relaxing
satisfied/satisfying
surprised/surprising
Exercise 5
terrified, boring, tired, surprised, relaxed, tiring,
delighted, satisfied, exciting
Exercise 6
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2 boring
3 tired
4 surprised
5 relaxed
6 tiring
7 delighted
8 satisfied
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Exercise 7
really and very
Grammar: Comparing
Exercise 9
1 c 3 a
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Exercise 10
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5 most
6 happier
7 more
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Part 1
Exercise 1
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Exercise 5
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Exercise 6
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past simple
present perfect
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Exercise 8
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Part 1
Exercise 1
Model answers:
1 Yes, I have a large family. There is my mother,
my father, four brothers and one sister. My
parents are from big families too, so I’ve got
lots of cousins.
2 Yes, my favourite teacher at school was Mrs
Holder. She was very kind and she taught
English and French. Everybody enjoyed her
lessons. She was clever and funny.3 Yes, I’m a creative person, so I enjoy making
things. For example, I like drawing pictures or
making cakes. I make lots of traditional food
and I like eating out at restaurants.
4 My hometown is very small. It’s near the
border and it’s very pretty. There’s a beach and
a harbour. There aren’t many shops or offices.
It’s very friendly and it ’s famous for the old
bridge in the town centre.
5 I’ve been to lots of countries. I’ve been to
Europe three or four times. I’ve been to
America and I’ve been to Australia. I really
enjoy travelling. I think it ’s important to learn
about other countries.
Part 2
Exercise 2
Model answers:
I’d like to describe an important event in my
life. I’d like to describe my graduation from high
school.
This took place in 2010 and in my hometown.
I live near my school and my father went to the
school. My grandfather went to the school too
and my mother taught there when I was young.
It’s important to my family. The graduation didn’t
happen at the school. It happened at the town
hall. It’s a beautiful, old building and it opens for
special occasions.
My family were there. All of my friends from
school were there. There were some important
people from the town too. They made a speech
and gave me the graduation certificate.
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different reasons. Firstly, my grandparents
live in another town but they made the trip
to see my graduation. I was surprised to see
them. Secondly, I had extra tuition in my final
year at school and it was very challenging for
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1 Definitely. Life is very busy and it’s important
to remember special days. It’s good to talk
about it with your family and friends and look
at photos of the event. It makes me feel very
happy.
2 That’s a difficult question. Let me think. I think
planned events are more enjoyable because
planned events are usually bigger and more
important. For example, a graduation ro a
wedding.
Part 3
Exercise 4
Model answers:
1 That’s interesting. Let me see. Firstly, I think
people are getting married when they are
older now. People got married really young in
my parents’ generation. In my opinion, I think
organizing events is very different. Today we
can plan things using the internet at home, but
in the past people spent lots of time travelling
to shops or places to discuss events.
2 That’s an interesting question. There are lots
of ways to remember important events. I think
people should remember the most important
events by learning about the event and then
going to a celebration each year. In my country,
we have parades or festivals to remember
important events. I think this is a good way.
3 In my country, sports and exams are very
important. For example, there are lots of
schools with special departments that teach
sports and the teachers are sometimes
professional sports people. I think all schools
organize lots of extra tuition to help students
before exams. I had problems in my last year
at school and I had extra classes to help me.
It’s important to work hard.
4 Yes, definitely. I’ve got lots of photos on my
mobile and on my laptop. They make me feel
happy and they remind me of a special day
or a funny day. It’s one of the best ways to
remember special occasions. Some people
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Exercise 3
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Exercise 6
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Exercise 7
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Exercise 9
1 It’s made of leather.
2 I use it for texting my friends.
3 I like it because
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Exercise 11
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1 pause, natural
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1 sports
2 yoga
3 well
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5 musical
6 games
7 brain
8 hours
Exercise 2
1 keep your mind active
2 challenging
3 keep fit
Exercise 3
a 3, 6 b 2, 5 c 1, 4
Exercise 4
1 come
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4 graduate
5 travel
6 win
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1 A large, brown, leather coat.
2 A small, modern, plastic mobile phone.
3 A new, red, metal watch.
4 A small, old-fashioned, green, necklace.
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1 I’ve owned it for five years.
2 I ’ve wanted a phone since I was ten years old.
3 I’ve worn it every day since I got it.
4 I’ve used my computer for two years.
5 I’ve had it for three years.
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adj. = adjective
n. = noun
v. = verb
Unit 1
bossy adj. - A bossy person enjoys telling other
people what to do.
brother n. - Your brother is a boy or man who has
the same parents as you.
calm adj. - Someone who is calm is quiet and
does not show any worry or excitement.
clever adj. - intelligent and quick to understand
things
confident adj. - People who are confident are
sure of their own abilities or qualities.
creative adj. - Creative people are able to invent
and develop original ideas.
daughter n. - Someone’s daughter is th e ir female
child.
friendly adj. - If you are friendly to someone, you
behave in a kind and pleasant way to them.
funny adj. - causing am usem ent or laughter
grandparent n. - Your grandparents are your
parents’ parents.
happy adj. - feeling, showing, or producing
contentm ent or pleasure
husband n. - A woman’s husband is the man she
is married to.
kind adj. - Someone who is kind is considerate
and generous towards other people.
mother n. - Your mother is the woman who gave
birth to you.parent n. - Your parents are your father and
mother.
sister n. - Your siste r is a girl or woman who has
the same parents as you.
son n. - Someone’s son is th e ir male child.
wife n. - A m an’s wife is the woman he is
married to.
Unit 2
boring adj. - dull and lacking in terest
exciting adj. - making you feel happy and
enthusiastic
interesting adj. - making you want to know, learn
or hear more
Unit 3
cake n. - a sweet food made by baking flour,
eggs, fat, and sugar
card n. - a piece o f s tiff paper or plastic with
information or a message on it
carnival n. - a public festival with music,
processions, and dancing
costume n. - a set o f clothes worn by an actor
dance v. - To dance means to move your fe e t and
body rhythmically in tim e to music.
eat v. - To eat means to chew and swallow food.
family n. - a group consisting of parents and their
children; also all the people who are related
to each other, including aunts and uncles,
cousins, and grandparents
fireworks n. - small containers of gunpowder
and other chemicals which explode or produce
coloured sparks or smoke when litxayooclb 129

7AtAer n. - a line of people or vehicles standing
or moving together as a display
present n. - something th a t you give to someone
for them to keep
visit v. - If you visit someone, you go to see them
and spend tim e with them.
wear v. - When you wear something such as
clothes, make-up, or jewellery, you have them
on your body or face.
Unit 4
airpo rt n. - a place where people go to catch
planes
beach n. - an area of sand or pebbles beside the
sea
beautiful adj. - very attractive or pleasing
bridge n. - a structure built over a river, road, or
railway so th a t vehicles and people can cross
busy adj. - A busy place is full of people doing
things or moving about.
cafe n. - a place where you can buy light meals,
snacks, and drinks
factory n. - a building or group of buildings where
goods are made in large quantities
gallery n. - a building or room where works of a rt
are shown
harbour n. - a protected area of deep water
where boats can be moored
market n. - a place where goods or animals are
bought and sold
modem adj. - relating to the present tim e
museum n. - a building where many interesting or
valuable objects are kept and displayed
park n. - a public area with grass and trees
river n. - a natural feature consisting of
water flowing for a long distance between two
banksshopping mall n. - a large building th a t contains a
lot of shops all close to each other
skyscraper n. - a very tall building
theatre n. - a building where plays and
other entertainm ents are performed on
a stage
Unit 5
actor n. - a man or woman whose jo b is acting in
plays, television, or film s
character n. - The characters in a film , play, or
book are the people in it.
contestant n. - The contestants in a competition
are the people taking part in it.
documentary n. - a radio or television
programme, or a film, which provides
information on a particular subject
drama series n. - a television series which te lls a
serious story over several episodes
game show n. - a television show in which
contestants play a game, often to win
money
guest n. - someone, especially a famous
person, who is interviewed on a television
show
presenter n. - someone who introduces a
television programme
reality TV show n. - a television show which
shows ordinary people doing tasks and
reacting to each other
series n. - a se t of radio or television
programmes with the same title
soap opera n. - a popular television drama serial
about people’s daily lives
the news n. - a television or radio programme
which gives information about things th a t are
happening in the world/wj Get Ready for IELTS: Speaking

mde-_ ( ? autumn n. - the season between summer and
winter
cold adj. - having a low temperature
dry season n. - the tim e o f year in some parts o f
the world when there is very little rain
hot adj. - having a high temperature
last v. - If something lasts, it continues to exist
or happen.
monsoon season n. - the tim e of year in some
parts o f the world when there is very heavy rain
rain n. - water falling from the clouds in small
drops
rainy adj. - When it is rainy, there is a lot o f rain.
snowy adj. - When it is snowy, there is snow.
spring n. - Spring is the season between winter
and summer.
stormy adj. - When it is stormy, there is heavy
rain and strong winds.
summer n. - Summer is the season between
spring and autumn.
sunny adj. - When it is sunny, the sun is shining.
thunderstorm n. - a storm in which there is
thunder and lightning
wet adj. - If something is wet, it is covered in
water or another liquid.
windy adj. - If it is windy, there is a lot of wind.
winter n. - Winter is the season between autumn
and spring.
Unit 7
a rt n. - Art is the creation of objects such as
paintings and sculptures, which are thought
to be beautiful or which express a particular
idea; also used to refer to the objects
themselvesbusiness studies n. - the study of how to se t up
and manage businesses
computer science n. - the study of computers
and computer programming
engineering n. - Engineering is the profession
o f designing and constructing machinery and
electrical devices, or roads and bridges.
history n. - History is the study o f the past. A
history is a record of the past.
law n. - The law is the system o f rules
developed by the government of a country,
which regulate what people may and may not
do and deals with people who break these
rules.
linguistics n. - Linguistics is the study of
language and of how it works.
literature n. - Literature consists of novels, plays,
and poetry.
mathematics n. - Mathematics is the study of
numbers, quantities, and shapes.
medicine n. - Medicine is the trea tm ent of illness
and injuries by doctors and nurses.
Unit 8
businessman n. - a man who works in business
chef n. - a head cook in a restaurant or hotel
lawyer n. - a person who is qualified in law, and
whose jo b is to advise people about the law
and represent them in court
nurse n. - a person whose jo b is to look after
people who are ill
police officer n. - a member of the police
personal assistant n. - someone who works for
a senior person in an organization, and helps
them do th e ir job
teacher n. - a person who teaches other people,
especially children
volunteer n. - someone who does work for which
they are not paidxayooclb 131

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activity holiday n. - a holiday during which you do
sports or other physical activities
beach holiday n. - a holiday during which you
spend a lot o f tim e relaxing on a beach
city break n. - a short holiday to a city
coach tour n. - a tour of an area, travelling on a
bus
cruise n. - a holiday in which you travel on a ship
and visit places
day trip n. - a journey fo r pleasure to a place and
back again on the same day
honeymoon n. - a holiday taken by a couple who
have ju s t got married
safari n. - an expedition for hunting or observing
wild animals
water sports n. - sports th a t you play in water
Unit 1 0
challenging adj. - difficult in a way th a t is
interesting and enjoyable
interesting adj. - making you want to know, learn
or hear more
relax v. - If you relax, you become calm and your
muscles lose th e ir tension.
relaxed adj. - calm and not worried or tense
relaxing adj. - making you feel calm and not
worried or tense
Unit 1 1
bored adj. - If you are bored, you are im patient
because you do not find something interesting
or because you have nothing to do.
boring adj. - dull and lacking interestdelighted adj. - extremely pleased and happy
excited adj. - happy and unable to relax
exciting adj. - making you feel happy and
enthusiastic
relaxed adj. - calm and not worried or tense
satisfied adj. - happy because you have got what
you want
satisfying adj. - Something th a t is satisfying gives
you a feeling of pleasure and fulfilment.
surprised adj. - If you are surprised, you have
a feeling of surprise because something
unexpected has happened.
surprising adj. - unusual or unexpected
terrified adj. - extremely frightened
terrifying adj. - making you feel extremely
frightened
tired adj. - having little energy
tiring adj. - Something th a t is tiring makes you
tired.
Unit 1 2
black adj. n. - Black is the darkest possible
colour, like ta r or soot.
glass n. - Glass is a hard, transparent substance
th a t is easily broken, used to make windows
and bottles.
green adj. n. - Green is a colour between yellow
and blue on the spectrum.
large adj. - Someone or something th a t is large
is much bigger than average.
leather n. - Leather is the tanned skin of
some animals, used to make shoes and
clothes.
metal n. - Metal is a chemical element such as
iron, steel, copper, or lead. Metals are good
conductors o f heat and electricity and form
positive ions./wk Get Ready for IELTS: Speaking

mde-_ = ?, 8-cert+ adj. - relating to the present tim e
new adj. - recently made, created, or discovered
old-fashioned adj. - Something which is old-
fashioned is no longer fashionable.
photo n. - a photograph
plastic n. - a substance made by a chemical
process that can be moulded when so ft to
make a wide range of objects
red n. adj. - Red is the colour o f blood or of a
ripe tomato.
silver adj. n. - greyish-white
small adj. - Small means not large in size,
number, or amount.
sm art phone n. - a mobile phone on which you
can make phone calls and send texts, and also
use the internet
wood n. - Wood is the substance which form s the
trunks and branches of trees.xayooclb 133

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say, weight1
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mat, jam
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not, tin
i
seem, me
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near, beardr
run, read
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so o n ,b u s
au
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talk, bet
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van, love
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a
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