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

  1. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
  2. By and large, do you get enough sleep?
  3. Do you always get up as soon as the alarm clock goes off, or do you catch some more sleep by hitting snooze?
  4. If you don't get enough sleep, do you feel completely drained, somewhat tired, or a bit flat?
  5. Did you used to hit the sack earlier than now?
  6. How often do you get to      sleep in?
  7. Have you ever overslept your alarm clock and missed something important? What could you have done to avoid it?
  8. When was the last time you burnt the midnight oil? Do you think you should have done so more often?
  9. Have you ever nodded off at an inopportune time?
  10. Do you know anyone who is prone to dozing off?
  11. Do you know anyone who suffers from sleep deprivation?

Exam Speaking questions (IELTS, CPE, CAE)

  1. How long do people in your country usually sleep?
  2. Is the time that most people go to bed more or less the same?
  3. Why are some people night owls and some early birds? Which is better? (also - short scientific  video here -   pay attention to generalizations when watching)
  4. Why are people sleeping less now?
  5. What are the consequences and what can be done?for this and previous question
  6. Will we be sleeping more or less in the future?
  7. How important are our dreams to our life? How can use them to help our lives? (5 minute video)

    Long-turn (IELTS part2)

    Talk about a time you had a bad dream

      • When was it
      • What did you dream about
      • Why did it make you feel bad

and how did you feel the next day?

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