Speaking Test IELTS Preparation Course

Duration:  7 Consecutive Days
Attendance:  1 Webinar (60 –70 minutes) daily
Workload:  Homework (30-50 minutes) daily
Recommended Level of English: Minimum IELTS 4.5
Fee:  USD $99
Textbook Needed: None

Course Description

This course is suitable for test takers who need to score 7.0 or higher in the IELTS Speaking Interview. The course provides you with a model you can follow to answer different Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 questions. During the webinars you are shown how to answer the interview questions. Then, at home, you practice and extend the model answers. You record and submit the following work during the course:
1) a “first time/last time” question (Part 1) on Day 1
2) a “would” question (Part 1) on Day 2
3) a two-minute long turn talk on Day 4
4) a “positive and negative aspect” question on Day 6
5) a full IELTS Speaking Test on Day 7
You receive detailed feedback on the tasks you submit.

Upcoming Speaking (Academic & General) Courses

November 17—23,
Webinar Time: 6.00—7.30 PM. Eastern Time Zone (USA and Canada)

December 3 – 9,
Webinar Time: 10.00 – 11.30 AM. Eastern Time Zone (USA and Canada)

Reasons to attend this Course

We provide you with model answers for different Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 IELTS speaking questions

You practice the model answers for IELTS questions, record yourself, and send us your own answers

We check your work to make sure you are following the model and provide you with expert advice

You attend the first webinar FREE. You only register for the course if you like the approach

Course Structure

DAY 1

Webinar Focus:

Overview of the format of the IELTS Speaking Interview

A model to answer “habitual action” questions (Part 1)

A model to answer first time/last time questions (Part 1)

Homework:

1. Applying the speaking models (Further practice for “first time/last time questions” and “similarity and difference” questions)

Submissions:

1. Record a “first time/last time” question and submit it by email

DAY 2

Webinar Focus:

A model to answer “how long” questions (Part 1)

A model to answer “would like” questions (Part 1)

A model to answer “warm-up questions” (Part 1)

Homework:

1. Applying the speaking models (Further practice for “how long”, “would like” and “warm up” questions)

Submissions:

1. Record a “would” question and submit it by email

DAY 3

Webinar Focus:

A model to answer similarity and difference questions (Part 1)

Strategies to come up with ideas (Part 2)

A model to answer the first part of the long turn interview (Part 2)

Homework:

Applying the models (Further practice for “habitual action” questions and answering the first part of the long turn interview.

Submissions:

1. Record the first part of the long turn and submit it by email

DAY 4

Webinar Focus:

Strategies to speak for two minutes (Part 2)

Strategies to improve coherence and cohesion

A model to answer the second part of the long turn interview (Part 2)

Homework:

1. Further practice to improve your coherence and cohesion

2. Further practice to answer the second part of the long turn interview

Submissions:

1. Record a two-minute long turn talk and submit it by email

DAY 5

Webinar Focus:

A model to answer “from personal to general” questions (Part 3)

Strategies to improve pronunciation

Strategies to use advanced grammar structures in your speaking

Homework:

1. Further practice to improve your pronunciation and grammar

2. Further practice to answer “generalization” questions (Part 3)

Submissions:

1. No task due for submission.

DAY 6

Webinar Focus:

A model to answer “past and future” questions (Part 3)

Strategies to extend your vocabulary

A model to answer “positive and negative aspect” questions (Part 3)

Homework:

1. Further practice to extend your vocabulary

2. Further practice to answer “past and future” questions

Submissions:

1. Record a “positive and negative aspect” question and submit it by email

DAY 7

Webinar Focus:

No webinar taking place.

Homework:

A full IELTS Speaking Test (10-14 minutes)

Submissions:

Submit the completed test within the deadline by email.

Information about the Speaking Test

Format

Format: 1-1 (i.e. one examiner and one test taker)

Length: 11—14 minutes

Parts: 3

Level of difficulty: Increases from Part 1 to Part 3

Did you know?

The speaking interview can take place on the same day you take the listening, reading, and writing tests or on another day. This changes from one centre to another.

Part 1: Introduction and Questions on familiar topics

Length: 4-5 minutes

Questions asked: 10-12

Question samples: What kind of food do you like?

Did you know?

If you do not give the reason for doing something or enjoying doing something, the examiner will continually ask you “Why?”

Part 2: Individual long turn

The examiner gives you a cue card with a topic and 4 questions. You have 1 minute to prepare (you can make some notes if you wish). You should speak for two minutes without further clues.

Sample Question: Describe an older person you enjoyed spending time with as a child. You should say:

  • Who this person was
  • How often and when you used to spend time with this person
  • What you learned from this person
  • and explain why you enjoyed spending time with this person

Did you know?

Although the examiner says “You will have to talk about this topic for one to two minutes”, test takers have to speak for TWO minutes during the individual long turn.

Part 3: Two-way Discussion

The examiner asks a number of more abstract questions thematically related to Part 2. There is no time given to test taker to prepare for their answers.

Length: 4-5 minutes

Question samples:

  • How are the elderly treated in your country?
  • Do you think this will change in the future?

Did you know?

The examiner does not assess your ideas. Only HOW you express your ideas. Therefore, as long as you justify it, you can say whatever you want when asked for an opinion on an issue.

Four Assessment Criteria

Did you know?

Each of this criterion accounts for 25% of the total mark.

Common Errors in Speaking Test

Error 1

Giving simple answers to simple questions

During Part 1, the examiner asks a number of simple questions, such as “Do you work or are you a student?”, to make you feel at ease. It is wrong to give simple answers to these questions as the examiner assesses everything you say.

Error 2

Answering the question without understanding it

If the examiner asks you about a certain thing and you give an answer which is not related to the question (most likely because you did not understand the question), the examiner will penalize you.

Error 3

Too much hesitation

Taking long pauses to find the words to express your thoughts will lower your score in Fluency & Coherence and Lexical Resource.

Error 4

Memorizing whole sentences

IELTS examiners are trained to recognize answers that are prepared in advance. You will score 0 if the examiner suspects that you have memorized your answers.

Error 5

Not being willing to give details

Examiner’s Question: What kind of food do you like to eat?

Test taker’s answer: Mainly Italian food.

Although the test taker is answering the question, he/she is not giving enough details. Therefore, you should avoid giving short answers during the IELTS speaking test.

Error 6

Not telling the truth during Part 2

It is strongly recommended that test takers describe their own life experiences during Part 2. If they tell the truth, they only have to think of how to describe their memories. When they lie, in addition to the language, they will also have to think of what lie to tell next. This is too much pressure on their brain!

Error 7

Speaking incoherently

If you do not organize your ideas logically and/or properly link them to each other, you will score LOW in Coherence & Cohesion.

Speaking Test Interview Sample

Full IELTS Speaking Interview

Instructions:
Click on the video to watch the full interview.
The Part 2 Question given to the test taker is shown below.

PART 2

Describe an older person you enjoyed spending time with as a child.

You should say:

  • Who this person was
  • How often and when you used to spend time with this person
  • What you learned from this person and explain why you enjoyed spending time with this person

Click to watch the full IELTS Interview

Improve your Awareness of the IELTS Speaking Test

1)  Has the text taker given short or full answers?
2)  Are the answers clearly linked to the questions asked?
3)  Is it easy or difficult to follow the test taker’s answers?
4)  Has she used a range of vocabulary items in her answers?
5)  Has the test taker used the proper vocabulary to answers questions?
6)  Has she taken long pauses?
7)  Has she used accurately range of grammar structures?
8) Has she used pronunciation to convey and enhance meaning?

Speaking Test Assessment

Fluency and Coherence 6.0

 

Lexical Resource 6.0

Did you know?

Students who register for the IELTS Speaking Test course receive detailed feedback on:
1) a “first time/last time” question
2) a “would” question
3) a two-minute long turn talk
4) a “positive and negative aspect” question
5) a full IELTS Speaking Test

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