Vocabulary - less common and idiomatic expressions for IELTS, CAE, CPE (TOEFL)

1 - If you could take the plunge and have a go at an extreme sport, which one would you have a go at? (skydiving, bungee jumping, free jumping, wolf hunting etc...)

2 - Do you hold people who are into extreme sports in high regard or believe they are one card short of a full deck?

3 - In which situation would you be willing to put your life at risk?

4 - Is there anyone who would risk life and limb for you?

5 - Are you closer to someone who is completely risk averse or to an adrenaline junkie?

6 - What things pose a threat to you in your life (think crime, health, financial security...)?

7 - Do you know anyone whose job exposes them to danger, risk, inclement weather or any other negative factors?

8 - Which animals scare you to death? (sharks, tigers, snakes...etc)

9 - What dangerous things do you / would you prohibit your children from doing?

Exam Speaking questions (IELTS, CPE, CAE)

1 - In which dangerous situations do people find themselves?
2 - How can they avoid being in this position?
3 - Why so some people do dangerous sports? (buzzle = text and downloadable audio)
4 - Do you think dangerous / extreme sports should be banned?
5 - Do you think the world will be more or less dangerous in the future?
6 - Should dangerous animals be killed? (text and video)
7 - Is the world more dangerous now? (video and text) What about the future?

8 - Which jobs involve danger?
9 - Why do people choose to do them?
10 - To what extent should such people be paid more money / given more benefits?


Long-turn (IELTS part 2)


talk about something dangerous you have done
- what was it
­- why did you do it
- why was it dangerous
how did you feel?


talk about a person you know who has a dangerous job
- what is it
- what do they do
- what makes it dangerous
what do you think about this?

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