Quick Tips for Developing Ideas for IELTS speaking
Ask questions:You are given a topic – first, ask yourself some simple questions about the topic to help stimulate your mind and generate some ideas. Here is an example:
Simply by thinking about the problem like this you can begin to develop a clearer idea, or more ideas related to the topic.
Here’s an example from Part 3 of an IELTS speaking test:
Let’s talk about transport in your city. Are there any transport problems?
Yes, there are several areas which suffer from congested traffic and sometimes the traffic simply comes to a standstill. It’s serious because whole sections of the city grind to a halt at rush hour.
The main cause of these traffic jams is the fact that many of the old roads are just not wide enough to accommodate the quantity of traffic that is on the roads these days. Many drivers are stuck in traffic for a long time and this gives rise to road rage sometimes when tempers flare because of slow or stationary traffic.
It would be so much better if the local authorities would invest in widening the main roads into and out of the city and also banning commercial or heavy goods vehicles in the downtown area during rush hour because this would alleviate the traffic jams and help traffic flow uninterrupted through the city.
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