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Cancer – IELTS Speaking Practice

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CancerIELTS Speaking Practice

Related Audio/Video File:

Please listen to/watch this audio/video file (lecture, presentation, dialogue, audio-book, etc.) on our current subject before the class and try to answer the following questions:

  • File Name: What is cancer?
  • Lecturer: Dr. Adam Marcus at Emory University


Questions about the Video File:

  1. What are the building blocks of our organs?
  2. How is cancer developed?
  3. Why are cancer cells multiplied outrageously?
  4. How is a tumor formed?
  5. Where is all the vital information about each cell stored?
  6. What is mutation and what causes it?
  7. Please explain about the mechanism of metastasis.

Related Words, Idioms or Expressions:

  1. Benign
  2. cancerous
  3. Malignant
  4. metastasis

Argue for/against: 

Please take an either positive or negative position to the statement below. You cannot be neutral. If all students have the same idea, the teacher will play devil’s advocate to have a heated argument.

You don’t get cancer; instead, you cause it.

Photo Scanning:

Please examine the photo below and try to come up with as many reasons as you can in support of the following statement:

This patient will probably heal his cancer.

Cancer patient

Reaching a Conclusion: 

  • At the end of each session, we try to come to an informed conclusion on the selected issue.
  • The students are expected to take notes during the class and use their notes to reach a conclusion at the end of each session in around 2 minutes.

Call for Feedback:

Please help us to improve the quality of this class and our online community (LELB Society) by expressing your precious ideas about this question:

In our Round Table activity, the students are the main content developers of the class in the form of comments and replies in our comment forms. How do you compare this autonomy-raising activity with the one in which you exclusively respond to the teacher’s question, which is not prioritized in our online community?

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Hossein Hariri

1. How should we treat a person who has cancer?

Hossein Hariri

Among the following topics, which one do you prefer for the next session?
Please reply to this post.
1. Body-language
2. Charity
3. Criticism
4. Dealing with Death
5. Dreams
6. Extroverted vs. introverted
7. Feedback
8. Feng shui
9. Generosity
10. Intuition
11. Mindfulness
12. NLP
13. Placebo Effect
14. Satire
15. Self-discipline
16. Setting goals
17. Sixth Sense
18. Spirituality
19. Successful relationship
20. Taking Actions
21. Telepathy
22. Your Appearance

Hossein Hariri

7. Feedback



Mohammadreza Gholinezhad

Successful relationship

Hossein Hariri

Thank you for your comment. Please REPLY to the list of topics.

Mohammadreza Gholinezhad

2. What are the causes of cancer? Or what are the risk factors for cancer? Or maybe can we determine carcinogens?

Hossein Hariri



3. It is said that the offense at something or someone provokes the development of this disease. Do you agree?

Hossein Hariri

Great question, thank you.
Correction: Taking offense/offence at sb/sth

Reza Mousavi

4. In terms of cure, how different sort of cancers are classified?

Hossein Hariri

Thanks for your comment.
What different / various sorts / types of cancer have been classified?


5. How we can prevent cancer ? what is the impact of nourish and exercise on this illness ?

Hossein Hariri

Thanks for your comment.
How can we prevent cancer?
What is the impact of nourishment and exercise on this illness?


6. Mention some of the most dangerous elements that can cause cancer.

Hossein Hariri

Perfect. Thank you.

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