IELTS Speaking Topic: Childhood
May23

IELTS Speaking Topic: Childhood

Childhood is one of those somewhat common IELTS topics, and may appear in any of the three parts of the speaking exam. You can expect to be asked about your childhood memories, including ideas like friendship and hobbies, as well as more difficult questions about childhood in general. IELTS Vocabulary for Childhood There is not a lot of vocabulary that is essential for the IELTS speaking topic of childhood. Most of it is actually...

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5 ways to improve your pronunciation for IELTS at home
May14

5 ways to improve your pronunciation for IELTS at home

Today I’m going to tell you how you can improve your pronunciation for IELTS without the help of a teacher or study partner. By doing these five simple exercises, your pronunciation will get better, and as a result, your IELTS band score will increase. Why Does Pronunciation Matter? The IELTS speaking test is marked in four parts, and each of them are worth 25% of your speaking score. You guessed it, pronunciation is one of those four...

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IELTS Speaking Topic: Cooking
May06

IELTS Speaking Topic: Cooking

In past lessons, we’ve learned how to talk about food for IELTS. Food is one of those rather predictable IELTS topics that often pops up in part one of the speaking exam. Usually, you will see it in part one, but it can also appear in parts two or three as well. I’ve also seen food in the reading exam and even the writing task 2. Today, though, we’re going beyond the general topic of food to look more specifically at...

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IELTS Speaking Part…. Zero?
Apr09

IELTS Speaking Part…. Zero?

In today’s lesson I’m going to tell you how to impress the examiner in IELTS speaking part 0. That’s right, zero. Wait… you know there’s a part 1, 2, and 3… so what’s part 0? IELTS Speaking Part 0 By part zero we mean the bit at the very beginning of the IELTS speaking exam that isn’t exactly part one. It happens when you first walk in the door and begin the exam, but before the...

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Describe Your Favourite Room [IELTS Speaking Part 2]
Apr02

Describe Your Favourite Room [IELTS Speaking Part 2]

Today’s lesson looks at the IELTS speaking part 2. In it, we will think about the question: Describe your favourite room. I will show you how to read the cue card, make notes, and then answer the questions easily. I’m going to ask you to get up and get active in this lesson, so be ready to explore! Cue Card Of course, there are various possibilities for how the cue card may be written, but this is one: Describe your...

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Describe Your Favourite Season [IELTS Speaking Part 2]
Mar28

Describe Your Favourite Season [IELTS Speaking Part 2]

Here in China, the weather just turned very hot! Where I live, there is practically no spring. One day it is winter and the next is summer! Last week I needed to use my heating and this week it is almost time for air conditioning. It got me wondering about this IELTS speaking part 2 cue card: Describe your favourite season. (Or, to use the American spelling, Describe your favorite season.) Months and Seasons In English, we have a...

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