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


  1. Do you stay / keep up-to-date with the latest news?
  2. Do your country's newspapers help put you in the picture of what's happening overseas?
  3. Do you find that, after a holiday, you have to catch up on the latest news?
  4. What are typical front-page news stories in your country?
  5. Do you prefer tabloids or broadsheets?
  6. Does news about technology receive a lot of coverage?
  7. Do you click on click-bait stories?
  8. When reading online, do you read below-the-line as well as above-the-line?
  9. Do you access different sources when checking out a news story?

Exam Speaking questions (IELTS, CPE, CAE)

1 - Which types of newspapers are popular in you country? Was this different before?

2 - How are online newspapers different from paper-based ones?

3 - Apart from newspapers, what are other sources of news?

4 - Which one(s) is / are the most reliable? (ted video

5 - Which types of newstories are most popular in your country?

6 - Should news content in different media be controlled in any way?

7 - How will the way we access the news change in the future?

Long-turn (IELTS part2)

Talk about a time you read about an interesting pieve of news

  • How did you find out about it?
  • What did you think as you were reading it?
  • How did it change your thinking after you finished

and did you tell anyone about it

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