Oceans

Vocabulary – less common and idiomatic expressions for IELTS, CAE, CPE (TOEFL)   1 – How often do you go for a dip in the ocean? What about in a pool or river? 2 –Have you ever had a go at surfing? If yes, did you pull it off or did you fail miserably? If […]

News

Vocabulary – less common and idiomatic expressions for IELTS, CAE, CPE (TOEFL)   Do you stay / keep up-to-date with the latest news? Do your country’s newspapers help put you in the picture of what’s happening overseas? Do you find that, after a holiday, you have to catch up on the latest news? What are […]

Music

Vocabulary – less common and idiomatic expressions for IELTS, CAE, CPE (TOEFL)   1 -What is a song that you can’t get enough of? 2 – Are you an accomplished singer or a two-bit singer? 3  – Which singer is a household name in your country? How long did it take mthem to make their […]

Motivation

Vocabulary – less common and idiomatic expressions for IELTS, CAE, CPE (TOEFL)   1 – What do you think this means “As they say, where there is a will, there is a way.” Can you come up with some examples? 2 – Do you know someone who is prone to procrastinating? Why do they have […]

Libraries

Vocabulary – less common and idiomatic expressions for IELTS, CAE, CPE (TOEFL)    1 – What type of books do you enjoy getting into? 2 – Do you know any bookworms? 3 – When was the last time you hit the books for an exam? 4 – What’s generally true for children in your country […]

Languages

Vocabulary – less common and idiomatic expressions for IELTS, CAE, CPE (TOEFL)   1 – Do you wish you had taken up English earlier? 2 – How easy is it for you to pick up new words in English? 3 – Do English words often slip your mind? 4 – Do you find English grammar […]

Friends

Vocabulary – less common and idiomatic expressions for IELTS, CAE, CPE (TOEFL)   1 – How often do you meet up with friends? 2 – Do you usually catch up over a coffee, beer, or have them round? 3 – Do you have any intimate friends? 4 – What about long-standing ones? 5 – Have […]

Restaurants: Example Speaking Answers

Press play to listen to answers. Click for the answer texts (gapped) Want the full answer text for the speaking? Click here. Do people often go to restaurants in your country? Why? (Australian) http://lclanguages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Do-people-often-go-to-restaurants-in-your-country-Why.mp3 What are the advantages of having restaurants with different national cuisines? (Australian) http://lclanguages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/What-are-the-advantages-of-having-restaurants-with-different-national-cuisines.mp3 What are the key aspects of a good […]

Pets: Example Speaking Answers

Press play to listen to answers. Click for the answer texts (gapped) What animals are popular as pets in your country? (Australian) http://lclanguages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/What-animals-are-popular-as-pets-in-your-country-Australian.mp3 What are the advantages of having pets? (English) http://lclanguages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/What-are-the-advantages-of-having-pets-English.mp3 What are the disadvantages of having pets? (English) http://lclanguages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/What-are-the-disadvantages-of-having-pets-English.mp3 Should the government legislate pet ownership? (Australian) http://lclanguages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Should-the-government-legislate-pet-ownership-American.mp3

Newspapers: Example Speaking Answers

Click on play below each question to listen to an answer to that question Click for the answer texts (gapped) How popular are newspapers? (Australian) http://lclanguages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/How-popular-are-newspapers-Australian.mp3 What sections of the newspaper are the most popular in your country? (Australian) http://lclanguages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/What-sections-of-the-newspaper-are-the-most-popular-in-your-country-Australian.mp3 How reliable is information in newspapers? (American) http://lclanguages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/How-reliable-is-information-in-newspapers-American.mp3