IELTS Speaking : Study

IELTS Speaking test

  • The IELTS Speaking test takes 11-14 minutes, and has three parts.
  • In Part 1, you answer questions about yourself and your opinions.
  • In Part 2, you speak for 1 to 2 minutes about a topic
  • In Part 3, you have a longer discussion about the topic from Part 2.
  • The three parts are always in the same order.

1The government wants to make it possible for most people to g onto higher education. (education at a university)

2He went to Oxford University, but I donít know which college he was at. (an independent institution which has its own teachers, students, and buildings)

3Iím in the department of sociology. (one of the parts into which a university is divided)

4You should start revising for your exam as soon as possible. Any delay will result in vital time being lost. (to read or study again something that you have learnt, especially when preparing for an exam)

5The candidate paced nervously up and down waiting to be called for the interview. (a person who is taking an exam)

6Unless you pull your socks up, you've got no chance of passing the exam. (to achieve necessary standard in an exam, test, etc.)

7He is the dean of the Arts Faculty. (the head of a faculty [a group of related departments in a university])

8The academic year begins in October. (the part of a year at university when students have classes and exams)

9Theyíre advertising a lectureship in the Sociology Department. (the position of a lecturer)

10I've just been appointed to the chair of/professorship of European History. (the position of a professor)

11She's giving a series of lectures on molecular biology. (to talk to a group of people on a particular subject)

12All the students have to give a seminar paper at least once. (a talk which is given for a seminar)

13She was my tutor at Durham. (a person who teaches a small group of students)

14My dissertation is being supervised by professor Holroyd. (to work as a supervisor)

15Iím not happy with the supervision Iím getting. (when you supervise someone)

16I'm doing some research into animal behavior. (to study something carefully and in detail)

17I'm a university student. (a person who is studying at a college or university)

18I'm doing an undergraduate course. (a student who has not yet taken his or her first degree)

19They have brought new computer facilities for the postgraduates in the department. (a student who is studying for a second degree at a university)

20I'm planning to spend a year abroad before I go to university. (to attend universe y regularly as a student)

21I got a place ace at Manchester University. (an opportunity to study at university)

22I live in hall. (to live in a hall of residence [university building where some students live])

23This course consists of six modules. (a part of a course [a complete series of lessons or classes])

24I need another four credits to complete this course. (a part of a course that a student has completed and that appears on his / her record)

25I have to take a Maths exam. (to take a written, spoken, or practical test of what you know or can do)

26I have to hand in an essay on biology. (a short piece of writing on one subject)

27You need to do well in your assignments as well as in the exam. (a piece of work that you are given to do by university teachers which counts towards your final degree)

28I'm writing my thesis at the moment. (a long piece of writing on something which you have studied or researched, especially as part of a university degree)

29I've got a degree in psychology. (a qualification gained by successfully completing an academic course at a university)

30I'm majoring in English. (to study something as your main subject at college or University)

31I've got a diploma in hotel management. (a qualification of a lower level than a degree)

32I'm a graduate in engineering. (a person who holds a (first) degree from a university)

33I graduated in History from Sussex University. (to receive an academic degree or diploma)

34After graduation, I plan to do a postgraduate degree. (the time when you complete a university degree course)

35I've got an upper second in politics from Surrey University. (grades for a university degree in Britain: first (class), (upper) second (class), third (class) e.g.: a first class honours degree)

36I've got an MA (Master of Arts) in English literature. (a degree taken after a first degree in an arts subject)

37 MSc (Master of Science) (a degree taken after a first degree in a science subject)

38 BA (Bachelor of Arts) (a first university degree in an arts subject)

39 BSc (Bachelor of Science) (a first degree in a science subject)

40 PhD, Dphill (Doctor-of Philosophy) / (doctorate) (the highest university degree e.g. to get a PhD, to work for a doctorate)

41I'm hoping to get a student grant. (money that is given (by the government) to help you for a university or college education)

42She's won a scholarship, to study music. (an amount of money that is given to a person who has passed an exam or won a competition in order to help pay for their studies)

43He started university but dropped out after two years. (to leave university without finishing your studies)

44I'll have to read up on (informal) the third chapter for my exam. (to read a lot about something so that you learn about it)

45I did (informal) Archaeology for two years at university. (to study a particular subject)

46I'm afraid I don't know much about that. It isn't my field. (a general area of study or knowledge)

47There are a lot of people with expertise in this field. (special knowledge or skill which a person has)

48She specializes in family law. (to give most of your attention to one subject)

49I've done a study of modern American society. (a piece of scientific research into a particular subject)

50I've collected a lot of statistics relating to air pollution. (information about something in the form of numbers)

51We are gathering data on graduates without jobs. (facts or information used in research)

52Data collection has already finished; I'm doing the analysis now. (studying or thinking about the different parts or details of something in order to understand it better)

53The theory needs to be tested by experiment. (a thorough test using scientific methods to discover how someone or something reacts under certain conditions)

54Joule carried out / performed a series of simple experiments to test his theory. (to do a task or something)