Personal Experiences in Part 3 Lesson 11 This lesson is about using personal experiences in Part 3 of the IELTS Speaking Test Students often make a mistake in part 3 of the IELTS test as they talk only about their personal experiences. This is usually the sign of a weaker candidate. Parts 1 and 2 of the speaking […]Continue reading "IELTS Speaking Part 3 - Talking about Personal Experiences"
IELTS Speaking Part 2 Lesson 1 In the IELTS speaking part 2, you will be given a topic by the examiner, and you have to speak for two minutes. The topic will be one that the examiner chooses and you cannot change it. They are always things that you should have some experience of and be […]Continue reading "IELTS Speaking Part 2 - Extending Your Answer"
IELTS Speaking Questions and Answers Lesson 2 This lesson is a quiz using IELTS speaking questions and answers to provide you with some general tips on successfully answering questions for part one of the IELTS speaking test. In part one of the test, you are asked general questions about yourself You'll be asked about 12 questions in part […]Continue reading "IELTS Speaking Part 1 - Improving your Responses"
Speaking About Change Lesson 3 Questions that will involve you speaking about change are common in part 3 of the IELTS test. Therefore you need to make sure that you are the grammar and phrases to be able to do this. Often you are asked to compare a situation now with the same situation in the past. Common time periods […]Continue reading "IELTS Speaking Part 3 - Describing Changes"
Will and Going to Lesson 4 Usually in part 3 of the speaking test you will be asked to talk about the future in at least one of the questions (some of the questions in part 1 may also be about the future). Will and going to are popular words to do this, so we will look at […]Continue reading "IELTS Speaking Part 3 - Talking about the Future"
IELTS Mind Map - Speaking Part 2 Lesson 5 This lesson introduces you to the idea of using an IELTS mind map to help you with your speaking for part two. There are different methods and techniques you'll come across for preparing for this part of the speaking test, so you really need to decide […]Continue reading "IELTS Speaking Part 2 - Mind Map: Structuring your talk"
IELTS Speaking Tone Lesson 6 When you do your speaking test, it is important that you get the speaking tone correct. In this lesson we'll look at how linking phrases can affect the tone. You are basically having a conversation with someone, so you want to sound natural. Some candidates think they have to sound very formal and academic. You […]Continue reading "IELTS Parts 1-3 - Formality & Getting the tone right"
Hypothetical Situation Lesson 7 Sometimes in part 2 of the speaking test you are asked to describe things that involve a hypothetical situation. If something is hypothetical, then it is an unreal situation in the future. It is just an idea or imagined. The grammar for this is connected to conditional type II 'if clauses'. Take […]Continue reading "IELTS Speaking Part 2 - A hypothetical situation"
Expressing Opinions in IELTS Speaking Lesson 8 Expressing opinions or giving your thoughts is an important part of the IELTS speaking test, especially in part 3 when you have a 2-way discussion with the examiner. You will also need to justify your opinion or explain why you have that opinion. By justifying your opinion you will be extending your […]Continue reading "IELTS Speaking Part 3 - Giving & Justifying Opinions"
Speaking Questions for IELTS Lesson 9 You can get various types of speaking questions for IELTS so it is important to understand how to reply to them properly. This lesson is particularly important if you are at a lower level of English, as those with weaker speaking skills often show that they have misunderstood the question when they […]Continue reading "IELTS Part 1 - Types of Speaking Questions for IELTS"