IELTS Speaking Roleplays


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IELTS Speaking Roleplays

Choose one of the cards below and do that thing as you answer IELTS Speaking Part One
or Part Three questions that your partner asks you and/ or do IELTS Speaking Part Two
tasks that your partner sets you. Don’t tell your partner what is on the card. Continue until
they guess what your card says, exaggerating and/ or giving hints if they can’t guess
correctly. After they get it right, discuss together if each thing is good or bad, or if it doesn’t
matter one way or the other.

When you finish the game, look at the whole list and discuss if each thing is good or bad,
or whether you don’t have to worry about it.

ask questions back to the examiner (“Do you know…?”, “And you?” etc)

avoid eye contact

be critical/ sarcastic/ negative in your answers

be very positive/ enthusiastic about the things you talk about

change your mind halfway through your answers

check if you can or should talk about something before speaking

check if you have answered the questions

check the meaning of (many/ most) questions before you answer them

check what the questions were halfway through your answers

correct yourself when you make language mistakes

correct yourself when you say something that isn’t (exactly) true

don’t check the meaning of any of the questions – just answer what you imagine the

questions might be

express lots of doubt (giving weak opinions, not remembering exactly, etc)

fill all silence

give imaginary answers (= lie or use your imagination in your answers)

give very strong opinions

go off topic

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go off topic and then come back to the topic

just ask the examiner to repeat each time you don’t understand the questions (with

phrases like “Pardon?”)

make all your answers as long as possible

use lots of gestures

make lots of eye contact

say that you don't (exactly) remember in many different ways

say you don’t understand the questions, using the same couple of phrases each time

say “Let me think” and “Let me see” many times

smile a lot

speak as quickly as possible

think aloud (= say everything that comes into your head to fill silence)

use lots of informal spoken language (phrasal verbs etc)

use phrases with “That is a… question” many times

use words from your own language and then explain what they mean

Ask your teacher if there are any which you don’t know the advisability of.

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