Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll hear sample Part 3 answers about history, a challenging topic!

Recently, a student reported to me that she had some difficult questions about the topic of history in Speaking Part 3.

Whether you are interested in history or not, this could come up in Speaking Part 2 and Part 3 on your next IELTS Exam!

Remember, students, that in Speaking, especially, using examples from your own experience is key.

It is most immediately accessible, and giving answers quickly, without pausing to come up with impressive ideas, is vital for a high Fluency and Coherence score.



Sample IELTS Part 3 Questions about History

Do schools teach enough history?

Notable phrases from the sample answer:

For sure, I mean, take myself as an example…

AP Government class


Impact of the World Wars on borders


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How can children learn history outside school?

Notable phrases from the sample answer:

Field trips

Historical locale

Japanese internment camp

Shameful/embarrassing past


Now it’s your turn!

Try to use 2-3 of today’s words or phrases in your own answers to these Part 3 questions!

How would you answer today’s Speaking Part 3 questions?

Share your ideas in the comments section below!


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