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

  1. Do you know anyone who lives in cramped conditions?
  2. Which of the rooms in a house are more likely to be / become clutteredIn your experience, if you unclutter them, do they remain clutter-free?
  3. What's the best way to clear a cluttered mind?
  4. Do you know anyone who suffers from claustrophobia?
  5. When in public transport, do you feel like you're in a tin of sardines?
  6. Do people ever elbow others out of the way when in crowded conditions in your country?
  7. Do you have a knack for       elbowing your way through crowds? Have you ever shoved someone intentionally or unintentionally and wish you hadn't?

Exam Speaking questions (IELTS, CPE, CAE)

  1. In what situations are people in small spaces? What about big ones?
  2. How can small living spaces affect a person? (article about micro-living) What about big ones?
  3. How can clutter affect a person? Why do spaces become cluttered? What can be done?
  4. How important is space in a house compared to space in an office?
  5. What reactions can overcrowded transport cause in people?
  6. What can the government do to deal with the problem of overcrowded public transport?
  7. What causes population density?
  8. What are the positive and negative consequences to an individual and society when population density increases?
  9. What can the government do to overcome the problems?

Long-turn (IELTS part2)

talk about a time you were in a big space (big area).

  • Where was it
  • Why did you decide to go there
  • How did you feel about being there

and what did you do in the end


talk about a time you were in a small space

  • Where was it
  • Who was with you
  • Why were you there

and how did you feel about it

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