IELTS Speaking Part Three on risk

IELTS Speaking Part Three questions on the topic of risk

Objective IELTS Advanced Unit 15

Take turns asking each other questions from below for three or four minutes. If your partner shows they don’t understand the question, repeat it and then rephrase it. As in the exam, you can extend the conversations if you like.

Student A

  1.     Are people in your country worried about the dangers of cycling?
  2.     Can you explain why governments have been so slow to act to stop global warming?
  3.     Can you give some examples of ways in which ordinary people are not good at assessing risks?
  4.     Do you believe that people your age in your country are too risk adverse?
  5.     Do you think it is possible to judge the risk of visiting somewhere before going there? (Why/ Why not?)
  6.     Do you think that people’s attitudes to risk are changing?
  7.     Do you think that teaching more statistics in school is a good idea?
  8.     Do you think your government is doing enough to educate people about AIDS? (Why do you think that?)
  9.     How popular are self-defence classes in your country?
  10. In what ways does being willing to take risks benefit people?
  11. What are your predictions for the level of crime in your country in the next few years?
  12. What could be the consequences of/ the effect of people thinking that violent crime is rising?
  13. Why do some people resist road safety measures like seatbelts and strict speed limits?

Student B

  1.     Are people your age in your country interested in adventure sports, do you think?
  2.     Can you contrast the dangers of driving with those of taking a plane?
  3.     Can you think of any bad effects of health scares?
  4.     Could you describe how people respond to news reports on new diseases?
  5.     Do you think it is okay for people to take part in danger sports? (Why do you have that opinion?)
  6.     Do you think people’s driving is getting better or worse? (What makes you say that?)
  7.     Do you think that people’s ideas of how safe or dangerous this city is are about right?
  8.     Do you think the government should tell people when there is a small chance of an earthquake the next day?
  9.     Do you think there is a danger that fear of infectious diseases could have a negative impact on people’s lifestyles?
  10. How have people’s ideas about violent crime changed over the last 50 years in your country?
  11. How important is teaching road safety to kids, in your opinion?
  12. What are the advantages and disadvantages of automatic speed limiters on cars?
  13. What is the biggest risk facing your country, do you think?
  14. What problems can be caused by false rumours of future natural disasters?

Make similar questions on the topic of “mind” (e.g. psychology, intelligence, character and ways of thinking), maybe using the questions stems which are underlined above.


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Related pages

IELTS Speaking Part Three page

Objective IELTS Advanced page

IELTS Speaking Part Three on the topic of minds (Objective IELTS Advanced Unit 16)

IELTS Writing Part Two on the topic of risk

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