IELTS Speaking Parts One, Two and Three on media

Only use the back-up questions in brackets if the first answer is short. 

IELTS Speaking Part One on media

Where do you usually get the news from? (Why do you choose that medium?)

Do you regularly read any magazines? (What kinds of topics do they cover?)

Do you often read a newspaper? (Why/ Why not?)

In which kinds of circumstances do you usually listen to the radio? (Would you like to listen more often? Why/ Why not?)

IELTS Speaking Part Two on media

 Describe a television or radio station that you often watch or listen to. You should include:

       Why you choose that station

       What you like about it

       How other people feel about it

And say what you think could be improved about its output.



 Talk for one or two minutes about a publication that you often read. You should mention:

       Its contents

       Its appearance

       Where it is available

And say what the good points and bad points of this publication are.



IELTS Speaking Part Three on the media

Do large media organisations have too much influence? (What makes you say that?)

What is the most important medium for people in your country? (What about people your age?)

Do people in your country generally listen to the radio? (What kinds of things?)

How important are newspapers? (What is their future in the age of the internet?)

What could be the consequences of the decline of newspapers? (How important is it?)

How reliable are newspapers, television news and the Internet as news sources, do you think? (Which do you trust most?)

How much do you think the government should get involved in making sure the media are well balanced? (What could they do?)

Are the news sources available getting better or worse? (What about the content of an average newspaper or television channel?)

Do you think your government is doing enough to protect children from sexual and violent images? (What more could be done?)

What can be done to make the media better quality in your country? (Do you think that is likely?)

What are the advantages and disadvantages of people getting the news from the internet? (Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?)


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