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Use of the Third conditional for IELTS speaking

The students who appear for IELTS speaking tests are expected to use good grammar structure. In order to achieve higher band score, the candidates should avoid minor grammatical errors. Third conditional being one of it.

FORMAT: if + past perfect, …would + have + past participle

USE: when one has to talk about some event in past that did not take place. This is often used to express regret or assume the result of something that did not occur hence also known as ‘unreal conditions’.

 EXAMPLE-

  • If she had taken her medicines on time, she wouldn’t have felt sick. (But she did not take her medicines, so she fell sick).
  • He would have caught the train if he had left the house on time.

 

The sentences with the third conditions seems a bit negative than the first and second condition. It is a common error for candidates to put ‘if’ and ‘would’ together. 

For example-  

  • If you had left on time, you wouldn’t have missed the train.  
  • If you had asked me, I would have helped you. ( for writing)
  • If you’d asked me, I’d have helped you (for speaking)

 

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IELTS Cue Card # Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time.

IELTS Speaking Task Cue Card

Describe an old object which your family has kept for a long time.

You should say:

  • what the object is
  • where it came from
  • how long it has been in your family
IELTS CUE CARD # DESCRIBE AN OLD OBJECT WHICH YOUR FAMILY HAS KEPT FOR A LONG TIME. Best IELTS Band 7 Coaching in dehradun
SAMPLE ANSWER-  

Ancestral belongings hold a special place in people’s heart. Here, I would like to tell about an antique chandelier in my house that has passed on from generation to generation. I remember during my childhood, I used to question my parents about that chandelier hanging in the living area. This object belonged to my ancestors and after they passed away, my grandfather kept it as a remembrance of their memory.

My great grandfather was an activist who largely contributed for the peace and harmony between India and Saudi Arabia. This chandelier belonged to my great grandfather who got it as a gift from Dubai long back. As my father had told me about its history, it was a souvenir presented to my great grandfather by a king of Dubai who was impressed by his achievements. Since then it has stayed in the family like a symbol of pride. I feel very proud narrating the story behind it to my friends when they ask me about it. 

According to my knowledge, this chandelier is more than hundred years old. It has a classic royal look and consists of multiple lamps hanged in a branched frame with minimalist design. Its gold finish has not faded and is still intact. Though it requires a lot of maintenance, my parents had never thought about getting rid of it. The chandelier is an heirloom and it is very close to my family and it would be a great honor for me to own in someday because of its priceless value. 

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