Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 3

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Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 3

Before starting this lesson, make sure you have completed Lesson 1 and Lesson 2.

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Talking about people in the IELTS speaking test lesson 3

Learning synonyms is a good way to enrich your English vocabulary, and this will help you achieve a higher IELTS band score. The two columns below contain two lists of adjectives.

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Try to match up a word from column one with a synonym in column two, in ten minutes or less.

                                                                   

Column One

1   amusing

2   diligent

3   easy-going

4   fearless

5   generous

6   intelligent

7   loyal

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8   optimistic

9   passionate

10 creative

11 rational

12 utopian

Column Two

a dedicated

b idealistic

c funny

d kind

e enthusiastic

f inventive

g faithful

h relaxed

i logical

j intrepid

k positive

l clever

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  1. amusing = funny
  2. diligent = dedicated
  3. easy-going = relaxed
  4. fearless = intrepid
  5. generous = kind
  6. intelligent = clever
  7. loyal = faithful
  8. optimistic = positive
  9. passionate = enthusiastic
  10. creative = inventive
  11. rational = logical
  12. utopian = idealistic

Now practice in a complete sentence.

Finish the sentences below with an appropriate adjective from Part One.

1. In order to be a successful artist you need to be __________.

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creative/inventive

2. John is such a _________ student, he studies for four or five hours every night.

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diligent/dedicated

3. Dogs are man’s best friend because they are so _________.

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loyal/faithful

4. Sandra’s grandfather is really __________ , he bought her a car for her birthday.

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generous/kind

5. In an ___________ world there wouldn’t be any suffering or unhappiness.

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idealistic/utopian

6. Sharks are naturally ___________ , they have no predators and killing is instinctive.

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fearless/intrepid

7. Maxine is so __________ about Italian movies, she’s decided to study Italian.

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passionate/enthusiastic

8. Mathematics requires a ___________ process of thinking.

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rational/logical

9. In New Zealand you can enjoy an __________ lifestyle.

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easy-going/relaxed

10. It is better to be an ___________ person – it is a much happier outlook on life.

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optimistic/positive

11. We watched a very _____________ comedian on TV last night.

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amusing/funny

12. Albert Einstein was an extremely ___________ scientist and mathematician.

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intelligent/clever

 

 

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