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IELTS Speaking: not academic or formal

 People doing the academic IELTS test are often misled by the word 'academic'. They think that they need to speak in a formal way using academic words.

But look at the following speaking questions / tasks:

- Do you like music?
- What's your favourite colour? Why?
- Describe a café you have been to.
- Describe a present you gave someone.
- Do you think it's more important to love your job or to earn a good salary?

I hope it's clear that these questions are not really formal or academic. So, instead of trying to use academic words, just aim to speak in a normal conversation style.

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