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Speaking Part 2: Follow the Bullet-Points or Past Present Future (PPF)?



In this post I will discuss two of the most common ways of using the 1 minute of thinking and planning time as well as structuring your IELTS Speaking Part 2 talk.


I will give you my opinion on each strategy, as well as share what other IELTS teachers have said about each of them, before finally concluding what I think the best strategies is.


So, in this post, we will do the following:


  1. ๐Ÿ‘‹ Give a general introduction to the topic

  2. ๐Ÿ”Ž Describe the 'follow the bullet points' method and the 'PPF' method

  3. โš–๏ธ Discuss some different opinions on these methods

  4. ๐Ÿ’ก Share some Speaking Part 2 Pro-Tips


I think (1) is probably most useful for students who are preparing to take the exam and (2) is probably most interesting for other IELTS instructors!


In a future post, I will go into more detail about exactly