Unit 1: Understanding Speaking Test
Unit 3: Focus on Fluency & Coherence
Unit 3: Focus on Pronunciation
Unit 6: Focus on Lexical Resource
Unit 5: Focus on Grammatical Range & Accuracy

How to answer why do people like this?

Why do some people like cooking?
Why do some people enjoy reading?
Why do some people like gardening?

Language step I Types of People
Let’s look at how the two IELTS candidates, Alice and David, mention different types of
people.
Alice I think
people of all ages enjoy cooking, especially creative people… j
David Gardening is most popular with
middle-aged and elderly people, probably because ,
gardening is a very therapeutic and relaxing activity.
Members of the older generation are generally more patient and often prefer less energetic activities…
Notice that Alice and David do not talk about themselves and whether they like cooking
and gardening, but talk about the different types of people in society and say whether they
like cooking and gardening.
Remind yourself of some useful words to talk about types of people:
married couples
single parents
teenagers
adolescents
the elderly
the older generation
retired people
rich people
poor people

Language step 2 Personality Adjectives
Let’s look at how the two IELTS candidates, Alice and David, use personality adjectives.
Alice I think people of all ages enjoy cooking, especially creative people,..Even quite
conservative people like cooking…
David …Members of the older generation are generally more patient and often prefer less
energetic activities…
Notice that Alice and David use different personality adjectives to help them say why
different groups of people enjoy doing X-you should too.
Look at the following useful native speaker personality adjectives:
energetic
apathetic
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curious
studious
social
family-oriented
patient
creative

Language step 3 ActivityAdjectives
Let’s have a look at how the two IELTS candidates, Alice and David, use activity adjectives.
…For those who love to create new things, cooking provides a great way tp:express
themselves as they can experiment with different dishes arid ingredients…it can be
very Satisfying to successfully cook a whole meal From start to finish
David Gardening is most popular with middle-aged and elderly people, probably because gardening is a very therapeutic and relaxing activity. Members of the older
generation are generally more patient and often prefer less energetic activities
gardening is a good way to unwind whilst making their home more beautiful..
Alice
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Notice that Alice and David talk about the benefits people get from doing cooking and
gardening- this helps them explain why people like to do these activities.
Look at the following useful native speaker activity adjectives and the types of activity
they can be used to describe:
therapeutic-gardening, cooking, yoga, tai chi, meditation
relaxing- gardening, watching TV, listening to the radio, knitting, reading
healthy- going to the gym, doing physical exercise, running
good (for the mind)- crosswords, puzzles, detective stories, studying
informative- the news, blogs, reading books
inspiring-looking at art, watching live music, going to the theatre or cinema
rewarding-doing charity work, studying, raising money for a cause
fun- sports, games, card games, travelling
satisfying- painting, drawing, cooking, gardening

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