Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Michelle Kaplan
"The New York Radio Girl"

Today you’ll hear band 9 IELTS Speaking Part 3 answers about news and photography.

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A subscriber to our YouTube channel asked me to answer some IELTS Part 3 questions not just about media, but specifically news and photography.

The questions I answer in today’s video are:

1. What are the differences between a written news story and a story with photos?

2. What are the positive developments of news outlets asking people to send in their own photos of events as they are happening?

In the second answer, note how I talk mostly about the negative developments at first.

This is the nature of spontaneous speaking, as I do not plan my answers before I record the video, in order to make my answers spur of the moment, just as you have to do on your exam.

However, I do, at the end of that answer, bring it back around to address the positives, when I remembered that was the original question!

This would not lose any points on the exam. In today’s lesson, I also address some recent comments on the YouTube channel, disparaging over the fact that students could not attain the level of my answers.

Would you want to have lesser models? No.

My sample answers provide you a goal to reach for.

Do not compare your own answers with mine and be disappointed– I’m a professional speaker of English!

However, you should be trying to learn as much as you can from my samples, as far as vocabulary, ideas and pronunciation go.

Comment on today’s video with your own answers to today’s questions!

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