IELTS HOPECO Speaking Practice Test 3: Travel

8/20/2015 3:21:34 PM
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Part 1

    1. Which form of transport do you usually use?
    2. How do you prefer to travel on long journeys?
    3. Do people use public transport where you live?
    4. What are the benefits of public transport?
    5. Are there any problems with public transport?

Part 2

Describe an interesting journey you have been on.
You should say:

  • where you went
  • how you travelled there
  • who you went with
  • and explain what was so memorable about the journey.

Part 3

    1. What methods of transport are most popular in your city / country?
    2. What are some of the problems of long-distance travelling?
    3. Has the way people travel changed much in the last few decades?
    4. Do you agree that governments should do more to encourage greener methods of transport?
    5. What measures could be taken to reduce problems of congestion in cities?
    6. Do you think that transport problems are worse in urban or rural areas?

Useful Vocabulary

A. Popular methods of transport in cities
  • by metro
  • to go by bus
  • by tram
  • to catch the metro
  • by bus
  • to take the tram
  • by motorbike / scooter / moped       
  • to go on the motorbike
  • by bike
  • to cycle
  • on foot
  • to walk

B. Other methods of transport
  • by plane
  • by coach
  • by train
  • by boat / ferry
C. Transport problems
  • long delays (in airports)
  • traffic-jams / congestion
  • lost luggage
  • roadworks / diversions
  • cancellations (of flights / trains)
  • breakdowns / accidents
  • missed connections
  • pollution

D. Solutions to inner-city congestion
  • road access charges in city centres
  • more frequent buses
  • bypasses / ringroads
  • cheaper public transport
  • park and ride schemes                                 
  • more pedestrianised streets
  • free rental of city bikes
  • more electric trams
  • more cycle lanes
  • more accessible  metro system

Useful Linking Expressions

A. Giving examples
  • for example
  • like / as
  • for instance
  • another example / way
  • such as
 


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