IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Idea: Life Improvement

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Talk about an idea you had to make your life better?
What is the idea?
When and where did this idea come from?
What do or did you need to make this idea a reality?
Why will this make your life better and how long will this take?
You will have one to two minutes to talk about this topic.
You will have one minute to prepare what you are going to say.

Topic = life improvement
Controlling Idea = for my own life…
***An idea – (What should you think of when discussing and idea?)
Source of the idea, significance, its manifestation, in reality, time, requirements, and results.
STEP 3 – Think of 2 to three ideas that are original and easy to talk about!
The better your response, the better your speaking band score!

Going to university, going abroad to study, joining a gym/fitness center, doing yoga regularly, taking the IELTS exam, buying a car, learning English, playing the piano


Even when you think of answers that many other candidates might choose, think about a more unique aspect that will give you an edge – allow you to give an original answer with great detail and vocabulary. Ex. Doing regular exercise -> doing fitness and mediation yoga regularly. Ex. Going to university -> Earning a master's degree in business administration Ex. Going abroad to study -> Going to Canada to major in toxicology Ex. Buying a car -> Buying a Tesla for everyday commute

This will give way to a lot more great ideas – luxury car, status symbol, environmentally friendly, trendy
***Remember that often when candidates think of very general concepts, they get stuck for ideas and they tend to repeat themselves. When they have more unique ideas, like buying a Tesla, this in fact helps to be more fluent.
“A great idea that I had to improve my life after I graduated high school was to go to university.”
Vs.
“A great idea that I had to improve my life after I graduated high school was to earn a master's degree in business administration over the course of the next five years.”

STEP 4 – Useful notes ***remember the cue card questions
Idea  Source + time, reason, requirements, outcomes, revisions
Neighbor red tesla, tv, internet ads
Tesla 3
Last summer of July
Comfort
Drive assistance/ bad driver
Eco-friendly
New job with charging station
Save money
120K USD loan credit source
License, insurance, reservation
Save time, prestige in society
STEP 5 – get your first sentence ready - ***BE very direct! – use the topic statement of the cue card!!!

One of the best ideas that I had of late was to purchase a Tesla 3 to enhance my quality of life. (think of your notes, your cue card, and the elements to answer questions about ‘ideas’…) This notion started brewing in my mind a couple of years back when I saw a luxury Tesla ad on TV. A last, this idea crystallized a year ago in July when I spent about 100 bucks fueling up at the petrol station after waiting 30 minutes in line to get to the pump. Afterward, I arrived at my destination, the downtown mall, and there was a beautiful Tesla 3 on exhibit. I then decided that I would get one of these cars as soon as possible. (Reason, why will this make your life better?) This beautiful electric car would not only enhance my social status, as it is luxurious and trendy, but it would also help me save time while doing my part in preserving the environment and leaving less of a carbon footprint than driving a gas-powered combustion engine. (What should you do at this point? – read the card + look at your notes) In order to get this car asap, I need to apply for a loan from the bank for about 120K US, get approved. Of course, I need to have a valid driver’s license which I have, fortunately. And, interesting, I may also need to make a reservation or pre-purchase as Tesla 3s are so popular that it’s difficult to buy one directly from a car lot. Certainly, I will have some insurance on the car as well. (when you elaborate in the remaining 30 seconds, think of the main topic and controlling idea – ex. the idea to make my life better) Definitely, once I have my Tesla, I will save at least half an hour each month not having to worry about fueling up. Also, I will keep about 200 bucks that I would have otherwise spent on fuel, and fortunately, there is a free electric charging station at my work. In addition, if my dream becomes a reality, my boss will see that I’m a very considerate person, and have high aims, and gives me a promotion so I can pay for my Tesla.

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