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

Today you’ll learn four ways in which IELTS Speaking Part 3 is exactly like Writing Task 2.

You know that IELTS Speaking is not like daily conversation. You cannot talk as if you were speaking to a friend and expect to score highly.

Major differences can be seen in IELTS Speaking Part 3 as compared to normal speaking.

Knowing how this section is similar to Writing Task 2 will help you make your preparation more useful and efficient.



1. Question topics

Both Writing and Speaking Part 3 will ask about similar things, such as education, technology, or society.

Two questions you may see in either Speaking or Writing:

What are the advantages of working online?
What are the effects of social media?

Click here for sample Part 3 answers about the internet.


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2. Linking words

Even native speakers would not naturally use high-level, academic linking words in this part, but the examiner does listen for them.

Remember, all of our advice for Speaking and Writing is directly connected to the scoring system!

Examples of words you should use are moreover and nevertheless.

3. Vocabulary

As with linking words, you must use high-level words in Speaking Part 3.

For instance, instead of get, say obtain, and instead of use, say utilize.

4. Organization

In both Writing Task 2 and Speaking Part 3, you need to provide strong opinions, supported by clear and specific details and examples.

Also, remember to use a variety of examples, not just personal ones.

How would you answer a Speaking Part 3 question mentioned in today’s video?

Share your example with us in the comments section below!

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