IELTS Preparation Series 3, Episode 9: Speaking Coherently
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Hello, and welcome to Study English, IELTS Preparation. I'm Margot Politis.
Today we'll look at some aspects of discussing a topic, which is something you are expected
to do in Part 3 of the IELTS Speaking Test.
In Part 3 of the Speaking Test you participate in a two-way discussion to test your ability
to discuss a topic in depth in a number of ways. These may include speculating,
comparing and contrasting or identifying a trend.
The speaker in the next clip identifies a trend. What is the trend?
The fastest-growing area of identity fraud is in internet services, such as people breaking
into Internet banking accounts, credit card fraud over the internet, people using fraudulent
credit cards, fraudulent identities to, essentially, break into other people's accounts and, essentially,
steal their money.
The trend he's identified is the fastest-growing crime in the world, identity fraud.
If we listen further he explains why it's a problem.
The traditional way to protect internet banking and other secure applications is through passwords
and PIN numbers. And these are totally inadequate in an area where identity-related fraud is
growing at such a high rate.
He tells us it's a problem because the traditional ways to protect internet banking are inadequate.
But he has a solution. Let's hear what it is.
What we've actually developed here is a technology that allows us to analyse a person's voice
- a person that is actually sitting at their computer screen accessing a secure website.
We're able to analyse their voice in order to confirm