Follow-up questions asked in the last part of IELTS speaking are as important as the other two sections. The way you answer a question has an influence on your overall band score. You need to keep in mind all the factors of assessment while giving your response. For this, you need good amount of practice. Fluency, coherence, cohesion, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation are the main areas upon which your English language would be assessed.
At the same time, you need to give your response that defines a clear opinion of yours. Other than this, you need to make efforts to speak without any kind of hesitation for content or words. You should also avoid self-repetition and try to use wide range of grammar with accurate usage of words. Making use of sentence connectors is important but that should look natural. Same rule is applicable for idioms as well. Naturally using connectives would not affect fluency. Hence, never pressurize yourself for this but do keep them in your mind.
So, let us now try to solve some latest questions asked in the IELTS speaking part 3 section to give you an idea of the kind of response you should give in order to get at least Band 7 and above.
What do you think are the impacts of tourism in your country?
I believe tourism has a huge impact in contributing towards the GDP of our country. When foreign tourists visit India, they bring foreign currency with them that adds value in the economy. Also, local residents of the tourist place get employment opportunities such as working as tourist guides to them or become sellers to them.
Do you think there are also negative impacts of tourism?
Yes, of course. There are various negative consequences of tourism that can negatively affect the local people staying in that place. If the foreign tourists do not take care of the historical places well, it would cause damage to these historical buildings and thereby, the loss of culture and heritage. Secondly, huge crowd of tourists can also affect the city, causing inconvenience to a number of local residents.
What kinds of tourists are likely to visit your country in the future?
I think it depends upon the way marketing strategies of our historical places are implemented. But considering the likelyhood, youngsters from foreign countries such as the UK, the USA and other such countries are also likely to visit India for gaining excellence in educational opportunities in the universities that can offer courses for students outside India.
Below are the useful words or phrases that you can use for the above IELTS speaking type of questions:
- I believe/I think/I agree/I don’t agree/I feel
- Yes, of course/Yes, definitely/Yes, surely
- Local residents
- Negative consequences
- Negatively affect
- Employment opportunities
- Educational opportunities
- Historical places
- Marketing strategies
- Gaining excellence