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.
If you need to achieve Band 7 or higher, it helps to know what the examiner is looking for. The graphic below shows the main scoring criteria as well as some suggestions for improving your speaking.
I've created a video presenting a few simple but practical tips for performing well in Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test. This video is useful for all candidates, including those aiming for Band 7 or higher. It includes some simple but practical vocabulary and grammar tips. In order to watch or download the video, you just need to click the 'Like' button below the video.
Today’s post is for candidates who are aiming for higher than Band 7. I’m going to share a video of a tourist travelling in a very unusual destination -- North Korea. He is going to describe his experience, so pay attention to the words and phrases that he uses. Some of them may be helpful for you in the IELTS Speaking test, especially if you are aiming for a very high band.
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.
Have you ever wondered what a Band 9 candidate sounds like? Listen to this sample answer. As you listen, pay attention to the natural way that she speaks.