IELTS Speaking Part 2 – Band 9 Strategies – New York City

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Here are the Speaking part 2 questions that we covered in the past. Remember to practice your speaking by clicking, "Student Partner Speaking" in your My Student Account at www.gieltshelp.com/buy/

PART 2

Describe a visit to a different city than your hometown.

Which city did you visit and why?

Who did you go with?

What did you do when you were there?

What is your general opinion about this city?

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.

General topics of Part 2 will be one of the following categories: place, person, event, idea, object - *make sure to practice each of these categories at least a few times before your exam.

Today’s category = Place  1. Location, 2. Appearance 3. History 4. Attendees 5. Activities 6. Opinion

(These points in this order, considered along with the questions on the card – about a sentence for each, will get you the right structure and content for a high band – band 9)

Identify the most used tense in your response  past, past perfect, past continuous, present perfect.

Think about some possible choices – 2 to 3 unique ideas that you can EASILY talk about!

Mumbai, Beijing, New York, Tokyo, London, Moscow, Paris

New York – Big Apple

  1. Location, 2. Appearance 3. History 4. Attendees 5. Activities 6. Opinion

NOTES:
Northeast coast US, The empire state, State of New York. Atlantic coast.

A big metropolitan city with a lot of skyscrapers, many of the tallest buildings, concrete jungle, big Central Park, lots of inlets/water, many
bridges

Times Square statue of liberty

Sept 11, 2001, symbol of independence and freedom – Statue of Liberty

Financial/economic center of the US – it is a mix of world cultures a site of immigration from around the world.

Rich with world culture

People from around the world

Rich and famous

National monuments, shopping, and fashion, food/restaurants, go to famous universities, Broadway and theater, museums.

***Get your first sentence ready before your one-minute preparation time is up, so you can target the question AND begin speaking right away.

Back in 2017, I had the pleasure of visiting New York City with a couple of friends which is about 5K km from my hometown of Victoria, or better said a six-hour plane ride. The Big Apple is located along the northeastern seaboard of the US along the Atlantic coast in the state of New York. It is an incredible city and I have always wanted to go there. Not only does New York have many amazing skyscrapers, like the famous Empire State Building, but it also has a beautiful Central Park and many inlets which are crossed by massive bridges, like the Brooklyn Bridge. The city is inhabited by over 10 million people, made up of cultures from around the world, Italians, Jews, Indians, Chinese, Russians to name a few. I heard at least a dozen different languages during my two-week stay. Of course, New York has lots of rich and famous people also. In fact, I bumped into Alec Baldwin at a café just casually ordering a famous cup of New York brew. I both visited many interesting places in New York, like the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and several Museums with my good friends David and James, and we also enjoyed a lot of fantastic street food along the way. I loved every moment of my stay in the city that never sleeps and I would love to go back there someday and do some exploring. I even made a few new friends there who I keep in contact with. As well, I bought some fantastic souvenirs for my friends and family to take back home. Oh, and did I mention, I even had the chance to go see a New York Knicks basketball game.

Here are the Speaking part 2 questions that we covered in the past. Remember to practice your speaking by clicking, "Student Partner Speaking" in your My Student Account at www.gieltshelp.com/buy/

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