IELTS Speaking band score 8 5 candidate: Nils

IELTS Speaking band score 8 5 candidate: Nils


How do you feel about the amount of advertising on television? I believe that nowadays there’s way too much advertising on television because if you’re looking… if you’re watching a movie or even a TV series, you might get a advertising interruption every 10 to 15 minutes, which kind of steals the… the fun you can have watching that movie because really cuts it usually at very specific moments when a… so the movie gets all your attention, then cuts, and then the advertisements get all your attention. So, yeah definitely, on our television programme, it’s way too much. When I was in Norway, I realised their advertisement are I think the best way to do it. It’s 30 seconds and you have three images, non-moving images. So that’s their way of doing advertisement. I think that’s good. In what ways has television advertising changed in the last 10 years? I think it’s… it’s gone… There’s advertisement for almost everything now whereas… I think it just followed the changes in society. So there’s a lot more advertising about electronic devices and… I don’t know, insurance policies, car policies, whatever, just following the trend that society is following. To what extent do you think people are influenced by the advertising they see on television? I think it depends heavily on who we’re talking about… but most people actually… feel that they might need what’s advertised. So advertisement use different techniques to try to touch more people and… so some people will just… If there’s a celebrity using that product, they will feel like I should do that as well, or just, you know, there’s a discount or whatever, they will go for it. So I think that’s… yeah… that’s the way it is right now, and that’s how they actually manage to affect all those people. Hi, my name’s Pete Jones, and with around 10 years’ experience as an IELTS examiner, I know what candidates need to do to get a high IELTS Speaking band score. Nils, who you’ve just seen answer some IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions on the topic of advertising, got a band score 8.5 for his speaking a couple of months before we made this recording, and what I’d like to show you now is how you can improve your IELTS Speaking band score by answering Part 3 questions in the way that Nils did. When Nils answered the IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions I asked him, he answered them in a way that were easy for me to follow and easy for me to understand his opinion. The way that he did this was to give his opinion first, and then explain why he had his opinion, and then give an example. Answering IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions in this way makes your answers coherent, that is, easy to understand and logically organised. And this is a requirement if you need to get an IELTS Speaking band score 8 or higher. As well as developing his answers coherently, Nils used some different words and phrases to introduce his opinion. He said ‘I think’, ‘I believe’ and ‘it depends heavily on’ to give his opinion, and he used some other words and grammar to introduce his explanations and examples. With an IELTS Speaking and Overall band score 8.5, the good news is Nils got the band score he needed to start a master’s course in the UK. If you need to improve your IELTS Speaking band score to study overseas, emigrate or get a better job, practice answering IELTS Speaking Part 3 questions in the way that Nils did, check out the tips in my other IELTS videos and subscribe to my channel now so you don’t miss my next one.

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