THINGS TO REMEMBER
- In Part 3, you should aim for 3-5 sentences.
- You might notice that many of the Part 3 questions are similar to Task 2 essay questions. Organise you answer like an essay body paragraph (i) Main idea (ii) Explanation (iii) Link to new idea OR more explanation OR an example
- However, remember you are talking to a REAL person, so don’t speak like a robot. Make eye contact and speak normally, while trying to show some relevant vocabulary.
SAMPLE ANSWERS WITH TIPS
NOTE – Synonyms and advanced vocabulary are in bold. Linking vocabulary is in italics.
QUESTION 1 – What do people enjoy about going to the cinema?
SAMPLE ANSWER – “Going to the movies is a completely different experience from watching a film at home. Obviously, the screen is much bigger. Also, the sound system is a lot better. It creates the sensation that you are “in” the movie and it makes it more enjoyable.”
TIPS – Link your ideas with appropriate phrases. If you are saying something that everyone knows, then use words/phrases like “Obviously” or “Of course”. Don’t speak like a ROBOT!
QUESTION 2 – How have cinema-going habits changed in your country over the years?
SAMPLE ANSWER – “Um, I think the most significant change is that a lot more people go to the cinema. This is simply because people now have more disposable income to spend on leisure activities. Now, going to the movies is a regular activity, while in the past it was much rarer. In fact, many people had never been to the cinema before.”
TIPS – (1) Try to add some advanced vocabulary [like “disposable income”], but don’t force it. That means you need to have clear ideas BEFORE you worry about vocabulary (2) Add stronger explanation with phrases like “In fact”.
QUESTION 3 – What’s your opinion on Hollywood films?
SAMPLE ANSWER – “I think overall they’re great. They have huge budgets, so the special effects are normally amazing. However, there main purpose is to make money, so often there is not a lot of creativity or artistic types of film – just big blockbusters with lots of explosions and not much story.”
TIPS – Using some topic-specific vocabulary is a great way to boost your score. (2) Make your main idea/opinion clearer with words like “overall” or “generally”.
QUESTION 4 – Does your country produce films? How are Hollywood films different from films produced in your country?
SAMPLE ANSWER – “Yes, my country has a film industry. Although, it’s not very big. I think the main difference between it and Hollywood is the money available and the type of films. My country’s movie industry doesn’t have hundreds of millions of dollars to make a movie, so the scenes are normally more simple. Also, the films are more about traditional topics and stories as my country’s culture is still very conservative.”