Using multi-words in IELTS Speaking

While on the subject of my last post on collocations, IELTS candidates may want to learn some expressions that they can use in different parts of the IELTS Speaking test.

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Here are some examples and a task for you:

Select an appropriate multi-word verb from the table below, which could replace the underlined parts of the sentences, and repeat the sentences while recording yourself. Make sure you put the phrasal verb into the correct tense.

Possible expressions for IELTS Speaking Part 1 or 2:

  1. I continued studying.
  2. I was worried, but in the end it was okay.
  3. My cousin resembles his father.
  4. My brother stopped smoking after 40 years!
  5. I’ve had the flu but I’m recovering from it now.
  6. The neighbours have quarrelled again.
  7. My husband likes his boss.
  8. Our meeting was postponed until the following week.
  9. I was careful not to mention my best friend’s problem at the party.

Possible expressions for IELTS Speaking Part 3:

  1. Children learn new languages unconsciously.
  2. People who lie, invent things that aren’t true.
  3. Some people don’t graduate from university, they leave before the end.
bring up give up drop out
get on with get over put off
turn out take after pick up
make up fall out carry on

Record yourself repeating the sentences here:

Please note the recording tools may not work on mobile devices.

Until next time!


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