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IELTS Speaking Part 1: Interview (4-5 minutes)
Answer the following questions about your personal habits and preferences.
How large or small is your family?
What do you do together as a family?
Who are you closest to in your family?
Is yours a typical family?
Are there many different types of family in your country?
IELTS Speaking Part 2: Individual long-turn (3-4 minutes)
You have 1 minute to read the instructions in the box and prepare an answer. You can make notes. After your preparation time has ended, please speak for 1 to 2 minutes on this topic.
Describe a famous family in your country
You should say:
Who the family members are
How you know about them
Whether they get on well together
And say if you would like to be a member of this family
Follow-up question: Does your family resemble this one in any way?
IELTS Speaking Part 3: Discussion (4-5 minutes)
Give your opinion on some family issues. Support your opinion with relevant examples and make comparisons where possible.
What characteristics do elder siblings often have?
Is it better to grow up in a small family or a large extended family?
What role do grandparents play in a family?
Which are more important: family or friends?
What do you think about single parent families?
Should people be more accepting of alternative family types?
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