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Speaking Part 2: Storytelling
January 29, 2018 by Ashlee Hunter Ashlee Hunter
Once upon a time, there was a brilliant student who needed to pass a difficult test… Storytelling has been around since people could speak. Some people are good at it, while others struggle. Part 2 [...]
Functional Language: Expressions for Speaking
January 25, 2018 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
If you’re reading this, you’re probably getting ready to take the IELTS. Well done! This post will help you to prepare for the IELTS Speaking module by learning about useful language you can [...]
Improving your Pronunciation for the IELTS Speaking Test – Part 2
January 15, 2018 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
Welcome back! In this three-part series, we’re looking at ways to improve your pronunciation for the IELTS Speaking test. In Part One, we talked about three important aspects of English pronunciation: individual sounds, word [...]
How to Improve Your English Speaking Through Social Interactions
January 8, 2018 by IELTS IELTS
Getting together with English speaking friends is a great way to practice and improve your English speaking skills. However, simply showing up and listening to the conversation without participating will not help you. Rather, you [...]
What if I don’t have anything to say?
December 26, 2017 by Lyla Hage Lyla Hage
There are times during an IELTS speaking exam when candidates are asked a question that they don’t know how to respond to. This may happen for a variety of reasons, including nervousness, not understanding [...]
Improving your Pronunciation for the IELTS Speaking Test – Part 1
November 23, 2017 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
Do you want to improve your pronunciation for the IELTS Speaking test? Well, you’ve come to the right place. As you may already know, pronunciation is one of four criteria on which you will [...]
Making Your Speaking and Writing More Cohesive: A Look at Linkers
October 23, 2017 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
Many English learners believe that in order to speak and write in English properly, all they need is an extensive vocabulary and correct grammar: first they learn the words, then they use grammar to form [...]
Pronunciation and Word Stress: Why It's Important on the Speaking Exam
October 6, 2017 by Tony Rusinak Tony Rusinak
The 14 minute speaking exam is no time to be a robot. During this exam, your head may be running wild with a million ideas on how to ace the test. But you have to [...]
After the Short Talk: Speaking Part 3
July 12, 2017 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
If you’ve read our previous posts on the IELTS Speaking test, you probably have a good understanding of the Speaking test overall. You’re probably aware that the Speaking test takes the form of [...]
How To Deal With Tricky Questions In The Speaking Test
March 16, 2017 by Andrea Castro Andrea Castro
There's no denying that the IELTS Speaking test is hard work. This part of the test requires you to listen carefully to what you are asked in order to provide clear and extended answers to [...]

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