Lessons for IELTS – Advanced Speaking, The IELTS Speaking test can be challenging even for the most advanced speakers because, at higher levels, it requires not only accuracy but also flexibility, appropriacy subtlety and fluency.
This course provides advanced-level students with language and practice activities which will lead to higher band scores in the IELTS Speaking test. The course also contains tips and advice for engaging in a conversation-style test, where the skills of listening to the questions and responding appropriately are very important.
The course includes practice activities for Part 1, 2 and 3 of the IELTS Speaking test. However, the main focus will be on Part 2 and 3. You are advised to use the activities in Part 1 as a speaking warm-up for each lesson. These parts will give you a powerhouse of vocabulary and ideas that you can use to make you own answers for typical IELTS Speaking test questions.
In each unit, the focus in Part 1 is on:
Breadth of coverage
Natural answers and language
Listening to the questions and answering appropriately
Fluency, speed, and quick reactions
The exercises in Part 2 focus on:
Coherence and linking ideas
Personalizing your story
Describing your reactions, feelings and emotions
Avoiding hesitation and repetition
In Part 3, the focus is on:
Complex language to express sophisticated ideas
The examiner may ask you to clarify or develop your ideas in Part 3 of the test. Therefore, you need to demonstrate flexibility and control of language as you discuss possibilities and ideas, as these skills are key to gaining a higher-level score in the IELTS Speaking test. This course provides extensive practice of these important language areas within a conversational context so that you will feel confident to speak naturally, fluently and accurately in the test situation.