Welcome back to the ETC blog. For any students and teachers reading this, you are probably familiar with the IELTS exam. If you’re not familiar with it, then check out this website. https://www.ielts.org/
In the speaking part of the exam you may be asked to talk about a place you once visited. If this happens, don’t just talk about what you can see; remember to include all the senses! What did you hear, touch, smell or taste when you visited this place? Here’s an example.
“ One of the most interesting places I have ever visited in England is Corfe Castle, near Bournemouth. Although it is ruined, it looks magnificent, perched on top of a hill. I felt exhausted climbing the steps and my legs ached. At the top of the hill I could feel the sun and wind on my face and hear birds singing in the trees and the children playing in the picturesque village below. The aroma of the traditional fish and chips gave me quite an appetite and before I left, I tried the delicious home made ice-cream.”
Subconsciously, the examiner will probably award you higher marks because they will relate to some images more positively than other. We have lots of useful tips like this at ETC, tips which I can’t share on the blog, so come and visit us! 