One of the key aspects of any English speaking exam is the ability to give advice. All candidates need to be aware of the different grammar structures we can use to give advice.


Grammar structures:


For more key phrases, see our post of key phrases for speaking:

Speaking questions:

Ask and answer the questions, in order, as appropriate:

  1. If you could give your best friend one piece of advice, what would you tell them?
  2. If you were planning a trip, what should you plan in advance?
  3. If someone you know is having a hard time at work or university, what advice would you give them?
  4. If one of your friends were struggling with their relationship, what would you advise them to do?
  5. Should everyone go to university if they have the chance?
  6. What would you do if you were stuck in a job that you hated?
  7. Would you reveal a friend’s secret to someone else if you knew that you could help them out of a difficult situation?
  8. What advice would you give someone who was choosing a degree?
  9. What advice would you give someone who was just about to finish university?
  10. What is the most important piece of advice that you could give anyone?



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