Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

What should you do if you get a broad topic like globalization on the IELTS Exam?

Today we’ll show you how to get specific quickly, for a higher Speaking score.

How should you prepare for the hot topic of globalization for the IELTS?

This is a huge topic!

Even for native speakers who believe in the culture of thinking it takes them a long time to figure out how to approach this topic because it’s so broad.

As we have said in a previous episode, it’s always good to go back to your personal stories when your mind goes blank on the IELTS.

Also, when you connect the separate ideas that come to mind on a topic like globalization you need to use great linking phrases.

If the questions ask you about both advantages and disadvantages, it’s great if you can link both ideas together and weigh both sides of the idea.

Listen to our examples in the episodes and listen to how we talk about globalization.

The most important thing to do is break it down into manageable chunks and examples.

Break it down into smaller pieces such as:

  • Shopping
  • Food
  • Religion
  • Language
  • Gender roles
  • Marriage
  • Exercise
  • Media and movies

Practice thinking about this.

Write down the above topics and compare your culture 10 years ago to your culture today.

We are sure that many of the changes will be due to globalization.

Write down some practice answers.

The key to mastering this topic is to be specific.

Grab onto a personal experience and a specific example and you will immediately feel much more comfortable.

DO NOT try to be general in your answer.

Your fluency and coherence scores will go up if you do this.

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How has globalization affected your country?

Let us know in the comments below.

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