IELTS Booster and Beyond Premium Course 2-Note-taking skills

Speaking Part 2: Practical 1 minute approaches to note-taking strategies to boost your IELTS from a 6 to a 7 or beyond
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Students will boost their IELTS speaking score from 6 to 7 or beyond with the help of experienced IELTS Instructors with over 20 years of experience, using original content never taught before anywhere else.


  • Have a knowledge of IELTS and a score of 5.5 or higher
  • These lessons are for students looking to boost their score to a 7 or higher in IELTS within the minimum amount of study time. Our goal is to maximize your learning potential to get the best IELTS score possible.


One of the big struggles for many students in the speaking exam is the Part 2 note-taking. You have one minute to make notes for your part 2 speech and that time used wisely can really work to your advantage. Helping to boost your score from a 6 to a 7 or beyond.

Lesson 1-The Cue Card: 5 prompts. Making mental and written notes. Visualizing

Lesson 2-TNT: Topic specific vocabulary, Nature of the question-Narrative vs. Non-Narrative, and Tense.

Lesson 3-Weighing the Husband and 5 Wives: Using the prompts to boost your score

Lesson 4-The Story: The tangential untrue story with a double boost

Lesson 5-Note-taking: The structured Student-Narrative

Lesson 6-Note-taking: The Creative Thinking Student-Non-Narrative

Lesson 7-2P=3C: Dave's secret formula for boosting the end of your answer

Lesson 8-Overview of the 3 Booster and Beyond speaking programs: SCORE-Premium, STRIKE-Advanced, and IMPACT-Deluxe.

When you've finished our course you will be an expert in note-taking and you'll have some tips and strategies that you can use to really boost your speaking part 2 speech. We will also have 2 more original courses dealing with tips on how to boost speaking part 2, followed by 2 courses for boosting speaking part 3.

PREMIUM COURSE 3: STRUCTURING PART 2.-Giving a good structure to your Part 2 talk helps with the coherence score (FLU COH) and gives you confidence.

PREMIUM COURSE 4 DISCOURSE MANAGEMENT-The ability to show your listener where you are going is essential for fluency.

PREMIUM COURSE 5 : COMMENTING-You can have a good structure with many discourse markers but a really rich talk is one which adds interesting comments and supplementary topics. Using the concept of FACE we introduced in the last course, we develop ways to supplement your prompts.

PREMIUM COURSE 6 : SPEAKING PART 3-A detailed look at the different types of questions you'll find in speaking part 3. Speculation and Hypothesis, Compare and Contrast, Giving your opinion, Reason and Result, and Evaluation and Solution.

PREMIUM COURSE 7 : THE A IN GRA-Speaking with few grammar errors is essential for at least 6.5 . In this course we look at some areas of grammar which may be confusing for students. Note we assume your tenses and knowledge of grammar structures are generally at a good level already.

PREMIUM COURSE 8 : THE GR OF GRA : GRAMMAR RANGE-You can have very few grammar errors but in order to attain a 9 score in GRA you have to impress the examiner with a wide range of grammar skills. In this course we look at some colourful examples of strategies you may wish to try to include in your speaking.

PREMIUM COURSE 9: PRONUNCIATION (PRO The segmental part of the English Language)-Being able to be aware of the pitfalls of pronunciation is a great way to ensure a 9 in IELTS for the PRO score. But remember this includes tone and stress as well.

COURSE 10 : FLUENCY AND COHERENCE-Course 10 fluency and coherence : The Suprasegmental booster part of English.

So continue to join us as we do a deep dive into the IELTS speaking exam. You will be getting a 7 in no time with Booster and Beyond.

Who this course is for:

  • IELTS students looking to boost their score from a 6 to 7 and beyond.
  • Specifically designed for students looking for original skills in IELTS speaking which will impress the examiner using an extensive range of tips and strategies developed exclusively by Nate and Dave.


IELTS Instructor
Nathaniel Jensen
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 146 Reviews
  • 15,142 Students
  • 2 Courses


I have been living and teaching IELTS in Vietnam for 10 years. I love being a teacher. I also read copious amounts of books, write poetry, and make IELTS videos for Udemy with my good buddy Dave. Together we have developed an excellent IELTS course that will really help students to achieve their goals of reaching 7 or higher on the IELTS exam.


Dave is a colleague of Nate at Broward College, teaching Business and Literature courses as well as teaching EFL AND IELTS courses at American Academy Schools in Saigon. He enjoys giving workshops in teaching IELTS at various venues, as well as teaching EAP courses at Broward College. He has taught IELTS in Denmark for 5 years, in  China (6 years) as a Programme co-ordinator, and in Vietnam for 5 years. He is based in Cambridge, where he took his CELTA and has over fifteen years experience teaching IELTS at various Cambridge schools with experienced Cambridge authors. He has a long list of successful happy IELTS students.

He holds a BA and MA Hons in English Literature. He has published a few articles on synchronicity in Literature.

David  is British and presently lives in Saigon and is 22 years old (+40).

In his free time he teaches Nate how to speak proper English (Actually Nate speaks proper English, American English, and still hopes Dave will start to speak properly in the future).

Dave is also an award winning scriptwriter for the Booster and Beyond Programmes (in our dreams).

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