I received an email from Gurpreet in India. Gurpreet writes: "How can I get band 6+ in speaking?". This is a very general question and cannot be answered in one blog post. So I'm going to rephrase it as: "How good does my English need to be to get band 6+?"
Not everybody knows that there are quite a few differences between British and American English in terms of vocabulary, spelling and even grammar. If you have learnt English from a British, American or Australian English speaker, you probably want to know if your type of English is acceptable. In this post, I will answer this question.
Learning how to speak English fluently as an adult is difficult, especially if you don't live in an English-speaking country. Your time is limited, and you need to use all your available opportunities. Here are some tips for improving your English if you don't have much free time for learning.
So, you have your IELTS Speaking test soon and you have limited opportunities or budget to practise with native speakers? What can you do? Well, it is still possible to improve your speaking. Here’s how.
In this post I’m going to share a video of a ‘Band 5.5′ candidate answering questions in Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test. This example shows you why it is important to extend your answers if you want to get a high band. Below the video, I’ve included the examiner's comments.
Tomorrow is the beginning of a new year. It is a time when people around the world make resolutions (decisions to do or not to do something in the future). In this post, I'm going to suggest five New Year's resolutions to improve your speaking skills for the IELTS Speaking test.