Speaking Posts

Everyday English & Test Day English: Is there a difference on the speaking exam?
March 14, 2018 by Tony Rusinak
Did you ever have to memorize the lines of a play? Did you ever have to remember all the words to a presentation? When you were in grade school, did you have to sing an [...]
Understanding English: Homographs
March 1, 2018 by IELTS
There are several different words in the English language that present challenges even for English speaking people. One category of English words are called homographs. These words are those that are spelled the same. Sometimes [...]
Speaking Part 2: Storytelling
January 29, 2018 by Ashlee Fisher
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 [...]