Are you worried about not being able to talk for 2 minutes in IELTS Speaking Part 2? Have you read my post on how to use the preparation time in IELTS Speaking Part 2 but still find it difficult to talk for long enough? If so, here are three ways to develop your ideas in Part 2 of the Speaking test so that you can talk for longer and get a higher band score.
20 December, 2021
Do you know how best to use the one-minute preparation time in IELTS Speaking Part 2? Well here’s a step-by-step guide to help you use this time so you’re ready to start talking when you need to. I’ve also included some advice about what not to do based on my experience as an IELTS teacher and examiner.
10 November, 2021
I’m sure you’d really like to know how long you need to prepare for IELTS and get the band score you need. You may be wondering if one month is enough time to prepare or whether you need longer. You may have already booked your test or are wondering when you should. You may want to start planning life after IELTS and need to know when that will be.
3 November, 2021
When was the last time you asked a person (not your phone or computer) for directions? If, like me, it was a long time ago, you may need help following the directions or description you hear when answering map or plan questions in Part 2 of the IELTS Listening test. The good news is that we have 10 tips on how to answer these types of questions and some IELTS Listening practice too. IELTS Listening map and plan questions
15 September, 2021
To be as prepared as possible for your IELTS test, it’s important to stay motivated and focused during your preparation. But how can you do this when you find IELTS difficult, when you experience setbacks along the way or when you’re busy with work or family commitments? There’ll almost certainly be times when you don’t feel like doing what you need to do, make excuses or find ways to avoid doing any preparation.
8 September, 2021
Which of these skills do you feel most confident with: listening, reading, writing or speaking? Which do you feel you most need to improve? Understanding your strengths and weaknesses is essential if you want to focus your IELTS preparation on the right areas and maximise your study time.
30 April, 2021