IELTS Speaking topics are often related to global issues. Right now, the biggest global issue is health and the coronavirus and this could be a discussion topic in a future Speaking test. In the video below, you will hear a sample discussion on this topic for Part 3 of the Speaking test.…
In today's post, we are going to watch Part 3 a Band 8 answer. In the video, the candidate is asked questions about famous people and the media. Notice that to get Band 8, you can still make a few mistakes, but overall you need to speak quite fluently, connect your ideas well and avoid unnatural hesitation.
In Part 3 of the IELTS Speaking test, you will be asked a few discussion-type questions. To get Band 7 or higher, you need to use a good range of vocabulary, linking words and phrases (I would say, as I said, etc.), a variety of simple and more complex grammar structures and clear pronunciation. To get Band 7, you can make a few more mistakes compared with higher bands. Check out this Band 7 sample answer from the IELTS official YouTube channel.
In the IELTS Speaking test, questions about your home town or city are very common in Part 1 and also Part 3. Watch this video of native speakers talking about where they live. Pay attention to the language that they use. Below the video, I will present some useful vocabulary that you can use in the IELTS test.
In this post I’m going to share a video of a ‘possible Band 8-8.5′ candidate answering a question about the role of parents in part 3 of the IELTS Speaking test. This is a good example of a high-band answer because the candidate uses many of the tips and strategies that I discuss in my posts and in my preparation materials. Below the video, I’ve included my comments.
I have written in previous posts that 25% of your score is based on how well you can express yourself using a wide range of words and phrases. If you are aiming for Band 6, you just need to use simple words -- but correctly. If you are aiming for Band 7 or higher, you need to show that you can use some 'less common' vocabulary, including less common synonyms of common words. In this post I'm going to show you an example of this.