Posts by Laurie Knox

IELTS Speaking Part 2 | Describe a journey that you remember well.

Describe a journey that you remember well.You should say:– where you went– how you travelled– why you went on this...

IELTS Speaking Part 1 | When did you last go to the beach?

Suggested Answer: I last went in October1. Even though the British weather isn’t really conducive2 to sunbathing, I still enjoy...

IELTS Speaking | Can I use contractions?

Short answer: Yes, you can. Long answer: The post below shows the most commonly used contractions in spoken English. Use...

IELTS Speaking Part 3 | How popular are electronic books in your country?

Suggested Answer: I think1 they’ve become pretty popular over the past decade but not as popular as many people predicted....

IELTS Speaking Part 1 | Have you ever learned to play a musical instrument?

Suggested Answer: No, I haven’t. I was never really the most artistic kid1 at school, so I did really badly...

IELTS Speaking Part 1 | Do you like the neighbourhood you live in?

Suggested Answer: Yes, I do.1 It’s not the most happening place in the world,2 but it’s perfect for a young...

IELTS Speaking Part 3 | Do you think cinemas will close in the future?

Suggested Answer: I think it’s inevitable that we’ll1 see a lot of movie theatres closing down over the next couple...

IELTS Speaking Part 1 | Do you have a large family or a small family?

Suggested Answer: My immediate family is pretty much the average size, as I have a wife, two children and one...

IELTS Speaking Part 2 | What if I speak for less than one minute?

Before we get started, let’s get one thing clear: for 11-14 minutes, your IELTS Speaking examiner is your god, and...

IELTS Speaking Part 1 | How long should my answers be?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked by IELTS students. I have two answers: a simple...