I have to admit I’m not really an expert on that
(topic x) is not really my forte
(topic x) is not really my strong suit



A game to help

The rules of BBC Radio 4’s popular comedy panel show ‘Just a Minute’  can help with IELTS preparation:

– Speakers must speak on a simple topic (for example: bananas) for 1 minute

– They must not repeat words

– They must not deviate (start talking about non-related topics)

– They must not hesitate (say ‘err…umm…’)

If the speaker does do one of these then his/her turn is finished (in the radio show the person who points out a speaker’s failure gets a point and takes over the topic with the remaining time; whoever is speaking at the end of the minute also gets a point).