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 in regard to reading.....

a - They have to be forced at gunpoint to read

b - You can get them to read, but need to offer some type of reward    as an incentive

c - A little bit of encouragement usually suffices

5 - Do you have easy access to a library?

6 - If you borrow books, do you return them before the due date? Are there hefty fines for those who don't?

7 - How much of the local library / one you know is devoted to computer space? Should it house more computers?

8 - Are libraries funded at a local level or at a higher level?

9 - What grassroots activities occur at the library?

10 - Do you think a library is a good place for private / extra-curricular tuition?

Exam Speaking questions (IELTS, CPE, CAE)

1 - Do children use the libraries in your country?

2 - In what way can libraries help children to read more?

3 - What different things are libraries used for in general?

4 - How has technology affected the popularity of libraries?

5 - What can the government do to help libraries?

6 - Are electronic libraries going to replace brick and mortar ones in the future?


Long-turn (IELTS part2)

Talk about a time you used the library

  • When was it
  • Why did you use it
  • How did you feel about it

Would you recommend it to someone else



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