Festivals are a common topic in IELTS speaking and writing.
What is a FESTIVAL?
1. a special day or period, usually in memory of a religious event, with its own social activities, food, or ceremonies:
a Jewish/Christian/Hindu festival.
2. an organised set of special events, such as musical performances:
- a folk/pop/rock festival
- The New Orleans Jazz Festival is held every year in the spring.
- the Cannes Film Festival
Get ready to express your general ideas on this topic of FESTIVALS as well as tell the IELTS examiner your personal stories!
Here is a video of a festival. It is part of my e-Course MC1 IELTS Speaking Test Part 2
(Check in the description below the video for the Cue Card.)
IELTS candidates are encouraged to record on their smartphones any material that could come up as a common topic.
Here is a link with some ideas and pictures to get you writing about Xmas.
It is a christian festival that is celebrated in many countries.
Do you celebrate Christmas?
Some people think that Xmas has lost its religious meaning and has become too commercial. What is your position?
What is your position?'
This is an academic way of asking for your general perspective on the topic, 'What is your opinion?' or 'What is your perspective?'
IELTS VOCABULARY 25%
Do not confuse these two verbs as their nuance (watch my video) is different:
celebrate (happy occasion)
commemorate (sad / official occasion)
Advanced writers of English choose their words carefully according to the context (watch my video) in which they are to be used. They know the nuance of each word!
Spelling: Notice that there are 3 x m in COMMEMORATE.
Incorrect spelling will reduce your marks in IELTS.
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