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What if I don’t know the Topic?

What if I don’t know the Topic?

Many students worry about not knowing what to say in part 1 of the speaking test. We regularly get asked the following questions by students. What should I say if I don’t know anything about the topic? What should I say if I don’t have any relevant...
Linking Ideas when Speaking

Linking Ideas when Speaking

​In part 1 of the IELTS speaking test you must answer questions about yourself. We will first look at some questions and example answers, then identify the useful linking words that join the ideas in each answer. Read the following questions. How would you...
Talking about Abilities

Talking about Abilities

In this free lesson, we look at a common type of question that examiners ask in Part 1 of the speaking test: Your abilities. ​In order to effectively answer this type of question, it is important that you can accurately speak about what you can and can’t...
Past Habits and Routines

Past Habits and Routines

​Questions about your habits and routines are extremely common in the first part of the speaking test. In this free class we are going to look at how to talk about your past habits and routines. Exercise 1 | Know the Question Read the following set of questions...
Talking about Experiences

Talking about Experiences

​In both part 1 and part 2 of the speaking test the examiner is likely to ask you questions about your personal experiences. These types of questions invite you to talk about something which happened to you in the past. Exercise 1 Which of the following...
Speaking Part 2 Topics

Speaking Part 2 Topics

In part 2 of the 3 part speaking test you are expected to talk for 2 minutes on a topic after 1 minute of preparation.  Here you will find a list of IELTS Speaking Test part 2 topic cards. ​   For each one: Take 1 minute to make notes (not full...
How to Prepare

How to Prepare

In part 2 of the test you have 1 minute to prepare and 2 minutes to talk about a topic. We have already looked at What Part 2 is and Part 2 Topic Example Cards. In this lesson we will study how to use that 1 minute to prepare a great talk. Exercise 1 Read the cue card...