IELTS Masterclass Unit 11 Discussion questions

Worksheet 1- Speaking

 

Take turns asking and answering interesting questions from the list below.

 

Speaking Part One style questions

Are you interested in visual illusions? Which ones have you seen? Which one was the most striking? Would you describe any of them as uncanny?

Do you treat anyone’s house as if it were your own?

Does your workplace or university have a vertical management structure or a flat one?

Which is more annoying- a random sequence of noises from a neighbour or a regular repetitive noise? Why do you think that is so?

Do you like to have grammar explained to you, or do you prefer to find out for yourself?

Can you usually tell when a further twist is coming in the plot of a film, or are you usually caught by surprise?

Who in your family do you most resemble? (= Who are you most similar in appearance to?)

Do you have a good memory for complicated procedures? Can you give an example?

What sensations do you particularly love or hate?

Have you ever been mistaken for anyone else? Who was it? How were they similar or different to you?

What is the difference between a friend and an acquaintance for you?

Speaking Part Three style questions

Do offices in your countries tend to be open plan, have separate offices, have cubicles or have partitions? What are the advantages and disadvantages of that set up?

In some American states it is legal to carry a concealed weapon. What are the possible pros and cons of this law?

Is there a discrepancy between what politicians ask the public to do and their own behaviour? Do you think that this is a substantial problem? Why/ why not?

Have you ever been to the site of a major war, disaster or massacre? Do you think the incident was commemorated well? Why do you feel that way?

What trends are emerging in your country now?

What is the best way to overcome setbacks in your life, do you think?

What is the biggest threat to the environment/ economy in your country?

Do you think research in universities should be about things that have more practical applications? 

Do you think films can ever be as good as the books that they are based on?

How can you stop yourself making judgements about people too quickly?

Do you think most political policies are anchored in hard data or not? What makes you say that?


IELTS Masterclass Unit 11 Discussion questions

Worksheet 2- Language

 

Without looking back at Worksheet 1, fill in the gaps below (Sometimes nothing is needed)

 

Speaking Part One style questions

Are you interested _________ visual illusions? Which ones have you seen? Which one was the most striking? Would you describe any of them as uncanny?

Do you treat anyone’s house ______ if it were your own?

Does your workplace or university have ____ vertical management structure or ___ flat one?

Which is more annoying- ___________ random sequence of noises from _____________ neighbour or a regular repetitive noise? Why do you think that is so?

Do you like to have grammar explained to you, or do you prefer to find out _______ yourself?

Can you usually tell when _______ further twist is coming in the plot of a film, or are you usually caught __________ surprise?

Who in your family do you most resemble? (= Who are you most similar ___ appearance to?)

Do you have ___ good memory for complicated procedures? Can you give ______ example?

Have you ever been mistaken _______ anyone else? Who was it? How were they similar or different to you?

What is the difference ______  __________ friend and ____________ acquaintance for you?

Speaking Part Three style questions

Do offices in your countries tend to be open plan, have separate offices, have cubicles or have partitions? What are ________ advantages and disadvantages of that set up?

In some American states it is legal ______ carry _____ concealed weapon. What are ______ possible pros and cons _____ this law?

Is there a discrepancy __________ what politicians ask _______ public to do and their own behaviour? Do you think that this is ________ substantial problem? Why/ why not?

Have you ever been to the site of ___________ major war, disaster or massacre? Do you think the incident was commemorated well? Why do you feel that way?

What trends are emerging ___________ your country now?

What is ____________ best way to overcome setbacks in your life, do you think?

What is ___________ biggest threat to the environment/ economy in your country?

Do you think research _________ universities should be about things that have more practical applications?

Do you think films can ever be as good as ________ books that they are based ________?

How can you stop yourself making judgements ____________ people too quickly?

Do you think most political policies are anchored ________ hard data or not? What makes you say that?

Take turns thinking of and asking discussion questions with the vocabulary in italics above.

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