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Get 7-9 in IELTS Speaking: IELTS Speaking Masterclass

Improve your fluency, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation in preparation for the IELTS Speaking test.
Instructor:
Nestor Kiourtzidis
9,720 students enrolled
English [Auto-generated]
Use advanced vocabulary and synonyms.
Improve your grammar and pronunciation
Give opinions and connect your ideas.
Deal with difficult questions.
Improve your speaking confidence.
Develop your answers and manage your time.
Answer any question, even if you don't know what to say!

Do you need Band 7, 7.5, 8 or higher in the IELTS Speaking test? 

Most universities and immigration departments require a score of Band 7 or higher. Yet according to official IELTS statistics, the average score around the world is less than 6.5.

But you can do better than the average candidate.

And you don’t need a long time.

The IELTS Speaking Masterclass course will teach you essential language skills and preparation methods to help you achieve your target band. Faster than you think.

In the course, you will:

  1. Study some effective strategies.

  2. Learn special words, phrases and structures to impress the examiner.

  3. Observe a model candidate putting everything into practice.

Many students have achieved their target band with the help of this course. And you can too.

Just read some of the reviews below.

Besides the lectures, the course includes:

  • 20 model answers for Part 2 of the test.

  • 5 videos that teach and show you how to use synonyms to improve your speaking.


Bonus material

In Lecture 47, you also get a free 70-page ebook:

Correct your English: Learn to Speak More Like a Native (worth $12.99 on Amazon!).

The Masterclass lectures will improve your speaking confidence and listening skills for life. So even after you take the IELTS test, you will understand English speakers better. And you will be able to express yourself more like a native speaker. 

Join over 8000 students! Take this course today and start improving your band.

Basics and Preparation

1
What is the IELTS Speaking test?

If you are not familiar with the format of the IELTS Speaking test, please read this first before starting the lectures.

2
How the Speaking test is scored

In this video, I explain how the IELTS Speaking test is scored and what skills are needed to get a high band.

3
General Do's and Don'ts

In this video, I talk about "do's and don'ts" -- things you should do and things you shouldn't do if you want a high band in the IELTS Speaking test.

4
General preparation
This video presents some ideas for improving your speaking in your spare time if you don't have the opportunity to practise with a teacher.
5
Dealing with nerves
In this video, I give you a few tips on how to avoid getting nervous or stressed before the exam.
6
IELTS Basics and Preparation quiz

Test your knowledge on the IELTS Speaking test format, scoring system and preparation methods.

7
Sample questions

In Part 1 (and also Part 3) of the IELTS Speaking test, the examiner will ask you questions on familiar topics, such as home life, family, work, studies, travel, culture and interests. This list includes nearly 500 sample questions. You can record yourself and listen to your answers, or you can practise the questions with a speaking partner.

Vocabulary tips

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Vocabulary for Band 7-9
To achieve a very high band in the IELTS Speaking test, you need to show that you can use less common vocabulary, including synonyms, collocations, adjectives, etc. In this video I give examples of less common vocabulary.
2
Synonyms 1
In this video, I present some useful synonyms for adjectives that are often used in the IELTS Speaking test. Using some less common synonyms of common words can help you get a high band.
3
Synonyms 1 quiz

Test your knowledge on synonyms. For each synonym in bold, choose the best meaning.

4
Synonyms 2
In this video, I present some more useful synonyms for adjectives that are often used in the IELTS Speaking test. Using some less common synonyms of common words can help you get a high band.
5
Synonyms 2 quiz

Test your knowledge on synonyms. For each synonym in bold, choose the best meaning.

6
Synonyms 3
In this video, I present some more useful synonyms for adjectives that are often used in the IELTS Speaking test. Using some less common synonyms of common words can help you get a high band.
7
Synonyms 3 quiz

Test your knowledge on synonyms. For each synonym in bold, choose the best meaning.

8
Synonyms 4
In this video, I present some more useful synonyms for adjectives that are often used in the IELTS Speaking test. Using some less common synonyms of common words can help you get a high band.
9
Synonyms 4 quiz

Test your knowledge on synonyms. For each synonym in bold, choose the best meaning.

10
Paraphrasing
It is normal to forget words in the exam. In this video, I show you how to paraphrase -- describe what you want to say using different words.
11
Asking for clarification
In this video, I teach you what to say if you didn't understand the examiner.

Expressing your opinions and ideas

1
Giving opinions
In this video, I show you how to express your opinions in the IELTS Speaking test.
2
Expressing opinions quiz

Test your knowledge on how to express opinions. Complete each opinion with a suitable word.

3
Connecting ideas
In order to get a high band in the speaking test, it is important to develop your ideas in a logical way. In this video, I show you how to do that.
4
Using connectors quiz

Test your ability to use connectors. Complete each sentence with a suitable connecting word.

5
Giving examples
In Part 3 of the IELTS speaking test, you can extend your answers and make them more interesting by giving personal examples to support your points. In this video, I show you some examples.
6
Being spontaneous
It is important to sound natural in the IELTS Speaking test. In this video, I show you how to speak naturally by being spontaneous.

Grammar and pronunciation

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Grammar for Part 1
In this video, I give you some grammar tips for Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test.
2
Grammar for Part 3
In this video, I present some grammar tips for Part 3 of the IELTS Speaking test.
3
Grammar quiz

Test your grammar knowledge. Choose the best structure to complete each sentence.

4
Questions for grammar practice

In Lectures 18-19, you reviewed some key grammar structures that you may need to use in the Speaking test. This resource presents lists of questions that you can practise answering to help develop your range of grammar.

5
Pronunciation tips
In this video, I give you some pronunciation tips to help you get a higher score for pronunciation.

Time management

1
Developing your answers
In this video, I show you how to develop your answers in Part 1 to get a better Band score.
2
Using conversation fillers
In this video, I show you how to avoid silent pauses by using conversation fillers, words and phrases like 'umm', 'let's see', 'well', 'you know', etc.
3
Buying time
In this video, I show you how to 'buy time' in Part 3 of the Speaking test -- in other words, how to gain time in order to think of what to say next.
4
If you don't have an opinion
In this video, I teach you what to say if you don't have an opinion on the topic of the examiner's question. This is very useful because you will lose points for fluency if you are too silent.
5
Difficult questions

Study this list of potentially 'difficult' questions. Practise answering any difficult questions using the strategies presented in the previous lecture.

6
Time management in Part 2

Model answers for Part 2

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eBook: 30 Incredibly Useful Phrases for Part 2
In Part 2 the IELTS Speaking test, it helps to give a well-organised answer, connect your ideas, thoughts and opinions, as well as avoid hesitation. This makes a very good impression on the examiner. If you can do this using natural expressions such as those presented in this eBook, you can get a good score for this part of the test. Study the phrases in this book and listen for them in the model answers in this section of the course.
2
A special occasion
In this video, the candidate talks about a birthday party she attended.
3
A book
In this video, the candidate talks about her favourite book.
4
An item of clothing
In this video, the candidate talks about her favourite item of clothing.
5
A collection
In this video, the candidate talks about a postcard collection.
6
A decision
In this video, the candidate talks about an important decision.
7
A dish
In this video, the candidate talks about her favourite dish.
8
A dream holiday
In this video, the candidate talks about a dream holiday.
9
Family
In this video, the candidate talks about a family member.
10
An enjoyable activity
In this video, the candidate talks about her favourite activity -- watching films.
11
A free day
In this video, the candidate talks about a place she visits when she has a free day.
12
An ideal home
In this video, the candidate describes her ideal home.
13
A meal

In this video, the candidate talks about an enjoyable meal.

14
A photograph
In this video, the candidate talks about a memorable photo.
15
A school
In this video, the candidate talks about a school she went to.
16
A sporting event
In this video, the candidate talks about a sporting event.
17
A TV show
In this video, the candidate talks about a popular TV show in her country.
18
A useful object
In this video, the candidate talks about her iphone.

Typical mistakes and course review

1
Typical Mistakes in IELTS Speaking
In this video, I show you some typical mistakes that IELTS candidates make in the Speaking test. Try to avoid these mistakes.
2
Review
In this final video, I briefly review what you have learnt in this course.
3
Reminder list

Extra resources

1
eBook: Correct your English: Learn to Speak More Like a Native
Find out what mistakes you make when you speak English. This eBook presents, explains and corrects 101 typical mistakes that even advanced learners make without realising.
2
Tenses for Speaking + eBook

In this article, I present a list of all the tenses we use in English. In the resources section you can download a self-study eBook which presents and explains each structure with some exercises for practice.

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