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How to pass the IELTS Speaking Test | Part 3
Top tips on how to respond to Part 3 questions in the IELTS speaking test
In section 3 of the IELTS speaking test, the IELTS examiner asks you some additional questions (follow up questions) related to the topic you speak about in Part 2 of the test (the Cue Card Topic). The time allowance for Part 3 in the IELTS test is 4 to 5 minutes.
How many questions you are asked will depend on the length of the answers you give to each question – around 40 seconds per question is a good guide.
The format of the questions in part 3 is as follows:
Part 3 consists of two main questions (Q1 and Q2), and each main question has three sub questions. Time management is important in this section of the test because if you spend 4 minutes answering the first question and the three sub questions – you will not be asked the second main question (Q2) and sub questions. Why is this important? Because instead of responding to six questions in total – you will respond to only three.
The IELTS examiner only allows for four minutes in total. Therefore, if you speak for four minutes in response to Q1 – you will have no more time available to try and answer any other questions. It’s possible that some of the other questions provide a better opportunity for you to talk.
For some test takers, it might be easier to give shorter answers (40 seconds) and attempt to answer all six questions.
Important: Part 3 questions are related to the topic you talk about in Part 2 of the IELTS speaking test. This means that if you receive a Part 2 Cue Card Topic about food, for example, then the Part3 questions will also be related to food, in general.
Part 3 Question Examples:
We have been discussing a popular type of food in your country, and now I’d like to ask some more questions about this subject in general.
Firstly, I would like to discuss what things make a specific kind or style of food become popular in a country. Can you suggest some things which make a certain type of food popular?
• Which types of food are the most popular in your country?
• Why do you think these particular types of food are the most popular?
• Do you think that other types of food might be popular in the future?
Now, let’s continue and talk about national variations in styles of food. Why do you think different types of food become popular in different countries?
• Do you think it is important to be able to correctly cook the national food of the country you are born in?
• What are some of the ways in which people can learn about and learn to appreciate food from different countries?
• Do you think it’s possible that there might only be one kind of global food sometime in the future?
Good luck in your IELTS Speaking Test!
+Maud Arrou-Vignod if a type of clothing is 'in fashion' it means that it is the popular style at the moment - it's not related to price - for example skinny jeans are fashionable at the moment - but you can buy cheap skinny jeans and also designer skinny jeans - so it's the style that is fashionable (trendy) not the price.
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