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

Today you’ll hear band 9 Part 2 answers about concentration, a recent IELTS cue card.

Recently, a subscriber on our YouTube channel asked about this Part 2 topic:

Describe something you do that helps you concentrate.

Build out your Part 2 answers with context, such as examples, stories and description.

Notes on Lindsay’s answer:

  • clear my mind, without fail
  • AKA exercising
  • taken off on a Friday night
  • completely clear-headed
  • makes a massive difference
  • not being as antsy, being more settled
  • I find that if I’m struggling, all I have to do is…
  • the fail-proof method


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Notes on Jessica’s answer:

  • like nobody’s business
  • independent, autonomous person
  • a ritual I have 
  • the upcoming week
  • time investment
  • feel too scattered
  • tasks become vague in your head when not made concrete

Remember, you should try to tell a story; however, if you can’t think of one long one, mention multiple shorter stories, examples or memories.

If you can trace anything back to childhood, you’ll have a lot to describe.

Listen to more band 9 sample Part 2 answers:

How would you answer today’s IELTS Part 2 question?

Share your ideas in the comments section below!


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