*Robots smarter than humans by 2029 (link)
*World’s first flying car makes its debut (link)
*Electric car does 0 to 100kph in 2.8 seconds (link)
Conversation Questions on The Future (link)
The future What are your plans for the future?
Are you planning to change your job?
Would you ever consider changing your job?
How might your industry change in the future?
Why are you taking the IELTS test?
IELTS Speaking Part 2: future plans
Describe a future plan which is not related to work or study. You should say
- what the plan is
- when you thought of the plan
- who is involved in the plan
- and say how you think you will achieve the plan.
IELTS Speaking Part 3 Guide (link)
Different ways to talk about the future DC IELTS (link)
Writing Task 1
You are going to study in a college in the UK next year. You would like to stay in a college Hall of Residence.
Write a letter to the college giving your accommodation requirements. You should outline what your room and food needs are and also ask what alternatives are available if they cannot provide what you want.
You should write at least 150 words.
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
You do NOT need to write your own address.
General Writing Sample Task 1 #13 IELTS.net (link)
Academic Writing Task 1: Maps
Link to IELTS Advatage (link)
IELTS Liz Maps: Vocabulary and Sentence Structure with Video (link)
IELTS Liz Maps: Model Writing Task (Map Comparison): (link)
Pictures from The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS
Maps Question from IELTS Mentor (link)
Writing Task 2
*Genetic engineering is an important issue in modern society. Some people think that it will improve people's lives in many ways. Others feel that it may be a threat to life on earth. Discuss both opinions and give your opinion?
*Some people believe that robots will play an important role in future societies, while others argue that robots might have negative effects on society. Discuss both views and give your opinion.(link)
*We are becoming increasingly dependent on computers. They are used in business, hospitals, crime detection and even to fly planes. What things will they be used for in the future? Is this dependence on computers a good thing or should we be more suspicious of their benefits?
*The percentage of overweight children in western society has increased by almost 20% in the last ten years. Discuss the causes and effects of this disturbing trend.
NPR: What Predictions From 1984 Came True? (link)
Check out my lesson based on the NPR Lesson above: Lesson
Lesson link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6HKvrbcVsKySTF6QWF6Yk9MalE/view?usp=sharing
NPR Page: http://www.npr.org/2013/09/13/219719902/what-predictions-from-1984-came-true