IELTS Speaking


Below are lots of resources to help you prepare for the IELTS speaking test.

IELTS Speaking Part 1

In part 1 you will be asked questions on familiar topics such as your hometown and your family. Click below for lots of sample questions and answers.

Part 1 Common Topics and Sample Answers

Simple yet effective ways to extend your answers in Part 1 of the Speaking test.

Easy Ways to Extend Your Answers

10 quick tips on what you should and shouldn’t do in Part 1.

Part 1 Dos and Don’ts

IELTS Speaking Part 2 

This part of the test allows you to speak for longer on a given topic.

You will be given a card with a particular topic on it, and this will include key points that you should talk about.

You will be given one minute to plan and then you will talk for between 1-2 minutes.

Below are some tips that I give to all of my IELTS Speaking classes:

Speaking Part 2 Tips

Click below for a strategy you can use each and every time.

Speaking Part 2 Strategy

IELTS Speaking Part 3 

In part 3 test the examiner will ask further questions which are linked to the topic talked about in part 2.

This part of the test is designed to give you the opportunity to talk about things in a more abstract way.

Part 3 The Ultimate Guide

Below are the most common questions that examiners ask in Part 3.

Part 3 Common Questions

Below are some tips about the psychology of Part 3 and how to mentally prepare for that part of the test.

Part 3 Tips

Speaking Tips

Asking the Examiner Questions

Speaking Marking Criteria

Examiner Approved IELTS Speaking Tips 

How to Prepare for IELTS Speaking

Speaking Topics 

Formal or Informal?

Examiner-Approved IELTS Speaking Tips


IELTS Pronunciation Guide 

10 English Words Even Native Speakers Find Difficult to Pronounce 

Practice Pronunciation at Home for Free 


IELTS Idioms 

7 Ways Idioms Can LOWER Your Score

IELTS Speaking- Vocabulary

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  2. Mahmoud says

    Hello Chris,

    I’m Mahmoud from Egypt.. My exam was on 10th December 2016 and It was the Academic version..
    I’d like to express my deep thanks and gratitude to you.. I’ve relied on your tips and instructions during my preparation for IETLS Academic.. Thankfully, I’m over the moon because I was able to get band 8 in speaking !!

    Honestly, your website is a great help and I promise to recommend it to everyone..


    1. israa i.m mahmoud says

      congratulations mahmoud and pray for us taking exams next week.

  3. Maksim says

    Thank you for sharing so much useful information. I wish I had found your website before my exam. Luckily, I’ve passed IELTS scoring 7. Will definitely recommend you other test takers. Do you provide online classes to prepare for speaking test? I would also appreciated it if you recommend someone. Thanks, and all the best!

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