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IELTS Speaking Practice: The News

In this post, we discuss IELTS speaking: topic The News with sample answers.

The first you need to review the vocabulary below:

IELTS Speaking Vocabulary : The News Media


IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions:

  • Do you often read the news?
  • Which magazines and newspapers do you read [Why?]
  • What kinds of articles are you most interested in? [Why?]
  • Have you ever read a newspaper or magazine in a foreign language? [When / Why?]

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Card:

Describe a newspaper or a magazine that you like to read. 
You should say:
– What the publication is
– What kind of information it contains
– How often you read it
And explain why you read it

Sample Answer

IELTS Speaking Part 3 Follow-up Questions

  • Why is it important to read the news?
  • Do you prefer to receive yours by reading it, or by listening to the news on the radio, TV or the internet?
  • Do you think newspapers and magazines might one day disappear?
  • What qualifications should a person have to work in a news corporation?
  • Would you say the media presents us with more good news than bad news, or vice-versa?
  • Should the government control what is in our newspapers?
  • Which news medium, TV, the internet, or mobile devices, do you think is best for broadcasting the news?
  • What kind of person can become a good journalist?
  • Is it easier to share news today than it was in the past?
  • In general, how do people share or communicate (good) news with others?
  • Which do you think is better for communicating (good) news, telling someone face-to-face or telling them on the telephone? 
  • How has modern technology affected the way people share information with others?

Sample Answer: Media & News


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