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IELTS Speaking Practice on People Skills

IELTS Speaking Practice on People Skills

IELTS Speaking Practice on People Skills

Use the audio player below to listen to the podcast of this session:

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: The Art of Asking
  • Lecturer: Amanda Palmer 


  1. What was humiliating about the speaker’s job?
  2. How did the speaker and her team make progress with their project?
  3. How did people react to their music band?
  4. What does this expression mentioned in the lecture mean: “pass the hat around”?
  5. What sort of criticism did she receive from some people?
  6. What lesson could you get from this presentation?
  7. Why is it difficult for artists to perform the art of asking?
  8. Do you approve of her special point of view in the business of music? Why?
  9. How is celebrity defined by the spokesperson?
  10. How differently do the speaker and other musicians look at their customers as the main source of money?

Related Techniques to Learn English to Live Better from the creator of the LELB Society:

  1. Be a student of those who are higher than you, a teacher of those who are lower than you, and a fellow-traveler of those who are at the same level. (Jack Canfield)

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.

Interpersonal communication is more important than intrapersonal communication.

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:

These people have great interpersonal and people skills.

People Skills

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:

Which one is more important to you: self-assessment (editing your own comments), peer-assessment (being corrected by your classmates) or teacher-assessment? Why?

About Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl is an English and Persian instructor, researcher, inventor, author, blogger, SEO expert, website developer, and the creator of LELB Society. He's got a PhD in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Study our guest posting guidelines for authors.

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