In the IELTS speaking test, you are often asked to make comparisons. You may be asked to compare Taiwan with another country you have visited or know about. For example, if you have been to France:
How is France different from Taiwan?
Try and think of as many different aspects of the country to describe as you can:
You need to practise certain key grammatical constructions for making comparisons.
- People in Taiwan are not as romantic as people in France.
- Generally, buildings in Paris are more attractive than in Taipei.
- There are not as many cheap places to eat out in France as there are in Taiwan.
- There are more taxis in Taipei than in Paris.
- Compared to Taiwan, France is not very humid.
- French hotels are quite expensive in comparison with those in Taiwan.
- If you compare public transport, you’ll see it’s more modern in Taipei.
You also often have to compare the past or future with now. You can use the same sentence patterns, but remember to change the tense.
Q:How has education changed since you were at school?
A:When I was young, schools were much stricter than they are now. And we didn't have as many hi-tech resources.
Q:How do you think transport will be different in the future?
A:Well, I think there will probably not be as many cars, because I imagine public transport will be a lot better than it is now.
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