IELTS Speaking - Improve your Language for Bands 7.0+
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IELTS Speaking - Improve your Language for Bands 7.0+

Learn Complex Language, Ways to Increase Grammatical Range and Strategies for the IELTS Speaking Test
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Last updated 7/2020
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  • 206 downloadable resources
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn complex language to help you achieve Band 7+
  • Learn complex grammatical phrases to help you achieve Band 7+
  • Ideas for answering many current Part 1 and Part 2 speaking topics
  • Please watch the preview videos before buying so you know exactly what you are getting
Requirements
  • A good level of English IELTS 5.0 or above
  • Commitment and focus to complete the course
  • If you can print off the model answers before watching the videos, that would be useful
Description

IELTS Speaking - Improve your language for Bands 7.0+

**PLEASE WATCH THE PREVIEW VIDEOS BEFORE BUYING - THEY ARE FREE TO WATCH**

This IELTS Speaking course by a former IELTS examiner and a native speaker of English will help you prepare for the IELTS Speaking exam for both General and Academic by teaching you complex words and phrases. Even good speakers of English often fail to get high band scores because they are not using the language the IELTS examiner needs to hear to give you a high band score.

This course teaches you complex lexical resource and useful grammatical structures that are essential for getting a high band score in the IELTS Speaking exam. As a former IELTS essential examiner, based on my experience, these are the areas that you need to focus on to get a high band score.

This course includes:

  • The Essentials section with 50-page downloadable PDF that covers lexical resource, grammatical range and phrases for structuring your answers

  • A huge selection of Part 1 and 2 videos that will help to expand your lexical resource

  • Over 30 hours of video lessons

  • Downloadable resources

  • Lots of quizzes

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

  1. Please note not all current Part 1, 2 and 3 topics are included, as the course would be hundreds of hours long, but you will be able to study lots of topics to give you a range of vocabulary to use. Some topics are very similar to other topics so although it may not look like there is a video for 'Describe a Party', there is a video for 'Describe a time visitors came to your home', which describes a party so you can use the ideas and vocabulary for the 'Describe a Party' topic as well.

  2. Memorising model answers is not the best way to get a high band score - you need to improve your grammar and vocabulary so that you can use complex language and grammar. IELTS examiners will penalise memorised answers.

  3. This is an online course and we are unable to offer one-to-one speaking practice as part of the course.

What students have said about this course:

"I'd 100% recommend this course based on my own IELTS exam experience. The first trial of my IELTS exam, I got a 9(L), 9(R), 8.5(W), and 6(S). I was so embarrassed because I've been living in the US for 7 years. Maybe I was overconfident so I actually didn't prepare anything. However, after I took this course, I suddenly realized what my problem was. The key element for IELTS speaking test is: It doesn't matter whether you are a native speaker or vice versa, when you are in IELTS speaking test, there are always something the examiners are expecting you to say. Only if you could say them, you'd get the better score. For my second test, my speaking was 8. I believe I'd do it better if I could practice more, but 8 is enough for me. Finally, I want to express my great gratitude to the instructor. She does know IELTS exam, and she definitely can help you. Take this course, practice more, and I believe you will get the score you want." (Yanlai)

"Thank you ever so much for this unbelievable course. I have gone through it many times and I understand how every word was chosen carefully to impress the IELTS examiner.   Thank you so much." (Maher)

"I am so impressed with this course. Thank you so much for creating it." (Arya)

"This is the most detailed IELTS course out there." (JK)


Who this course is for:
  • This is aimed at candidates aiming for bands 7, 8, and 9
Course content
Expand all 230 lectures 35:30:55
+ Introduction
1 lecture 08:11

In this video, I will give a brief introduction to the course.


Preview 08:11
+ The Essentials
19 lectures 02:12:08

Please download (and print off if possible) this PDF and make notes as you watch the videos in the Essentials section.

The Essentials PDF
00:05

It is highly likely that you be asked questions about your hometown or place you are living at the moment so you MUST prepare some language to use for this topic.

After watching the video, prepare some answers that you will use for these questions.

Part 1 - Hometown
09:00

Revise the vocabulary from the video in this quiz.

Part 1 - Hometown - Quiz
10 questions

It is highly likely that you be asked questions about your work or study so you MUST prepare some language to use for this topic. If you don't work then you don't need to watch this video, you can watch the study one.

After watching the video, prepare some answers that you will use for these questions.

Part 1 - Work
13:31

Revise the vocabulary from the video in this quiz.

Part 1 - Work - Quiz
10 questions

It is highly likely that you be asked questions about your work or study so you MUST prepare some language to use for this topic. If you work then you don't need to watch this video, you can watch the work one.

After watching the video, prepare some answers that you will use for these questions.

Part 1 - Study
11:48

Revise the vocabulary from the video in this quiz.

Part 1 - Study - Quiz
10 questions

In IELTS Speaking Part 1, you are often asked 'How often do you...?' Watch this video to learn some useful phrases to replace 'often' and 'not very often'.

Part 1 - How often do you...?
03:35

Often in IELTS Speaking Part 2, you need to describe a person. In this video, you will learn lots of useful language for describing people.

Preview 08:04

Revise the vocabulary from the video in this quiz.

Describing People - Quiz
10 questions

Often in IELTS Speaking, you need to describe a place. In this video, you will learn lots of useful language for describing places.

Describing Places
07:19

Revise the vocabulary from the video in this quiz.

Describing People - Quiz
10 questions

Often in IELTS Speaking, you need to talk about likes/dislikes. In this video, you will learn lots of useful language for expressing likes/dislikes in a much more complex way.

Likes and Dislikes
14:47

Revise the vocabulary from the video in this quiz.

Likes and Dislikes - Quiz
10 questions
Part 2 - How to make notes effectively
04:45

Often in IELTS Speaking Part 2, you are asked 'when' you did something or 'when' it was. In this video, I give you a useful strategy for answering this bullet point that helps to increase your grammatical range and helps with lexical resource.

Part 2 - The 'When' Bullet Point
04:46

Often in IELTS Speaking Part 2, you are asked 'how you felt about something'. In this video, I give you some useful phrases for answering this bullet point that help to increase your lexical resource.

Part 2 - The How You Felt About It Bulletpoint
06:59

Filler phrases are useful to give you thinking time or to finish off what you are saying. In this video, I use some useful filler phrases that focus on different grammatical phrases to try to expand your grammatical range.

Useful Grammatical Filler Phrases
07:54
Part 1, 2 and 3 - Using Intensifiers
04:41

In this video, you will see how the phrase 'mind you' can be used in the IELTS Speaking test.

Part 1, 2 and 3 - Useful Discourse Marker - Mind You
07:13

Often in Part 3, you are asked about the future. Rather than just using 'in the future', try to use more complex language. These phrases can be used in IELTS Writing as well.

Part 3 - The Future
01:30

In IELTS Speaking Part 3, you need to be able to give long and detailed answers. In this video, you will learn how you can structure your answer.

Part 3 - Structuring your answer
04:21

In Part 3, you often need to talk about the advantages/disadvantages of something. Here are some words/phrases to use instead of repeating advantages/disadvantages.

Part 3 - Talking about advantages/disadvantages
02:50

In this video, you will learn three useful phrases that can be used at the start of many Part 3 answers.

Part 3 - Useful phrases for Part 3 answers - Video 1
10:01

In Part 3, the questions can be quite tricky and sometimes you wouldn't even know what to say in your own language. Rather than saying 'I don't know', here are some other more complex ways of saying it.

Part 3 - Ways of Saying 'I don't know'
08:59
+ Sample Answers for Part 1 Essential Topics
4 lectures 43:03

It is highly likely that you will be asked about your hometown so this video shows you some sample answers for this topic.

Part 1 - Hometown
12:40

It is highly likely that you will be asked about the town or city where you live now so this video shows you some sample answers for this topic.

Part 1 - Town or city where you live now
11:35

It is highly likely that you will be asked about work so this video shows you some sample answers for this topic. If you are a student, watch the study video instead.

Part 1 - Work
08:07

It is highly likely that you will be asked about study so this video shows you some sample answers for this topic. If you work and are not a student, watch the work video instead.

Part 1 - Study
10:41
+ Understanding the Band Descriptors
3 lectures 26:03

In order to achieve a high band score in IELTS Speaking, it is essential that you understand what IELTS examiners are listening for so in this video we will focus on what you need to do to score highly in Fluency and Coherence.

Fluency and Coherence
07:06

In order to achieve a high band score in IELTS Speaking, it is essential that you understand what IELTS examiners are listening for so in this video we will focus on what you need to do to score highly in Lexical Resource.

Lexical Resource
12:07

In order to achieve a high band score in IELTS Speaking, it is essential that you understand what IELTS examiners are listening for so in this video we will focus on what you need to do to score highly in Grammatical Range and Accuracy.

Grammatical Range and Accuracy
06:50
+ IELTS Speaking Part 1 Speaking Topics
57 lectures 06:05:16

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Corona Virus
05:38

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Preview 04:37

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Wild animals
05:50

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Museums and art galleries
04:53

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Running
04:19

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Science Classes
05:00

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Pens and Pencils
04:28

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Scenery
05:09

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Laughter
04:52

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Numbers
03:57

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Cake
04:13

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Preview 06:38

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Walking
06:27

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Languages
04:33

In this video, you will learn useful vocabulary for talking about friends. These words/phrases/idioms can also be used in other topics.

Part 1 - Friends
06:07

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Tiredness
05:43

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Concentration
06:37

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Hair
04:12

In this video, you will learn lots of useful language for this topic.

Part 1 - Litter/Garbage
06:28

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Bags
05:24

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Music
06:45

In this video, you will learn some useful vocabulary for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Perfume/aftershave
06:29

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Smiling
05:07

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Crowded places
05:48

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Trust
08:02

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic.

Preview 05:18

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Amusement Parks
06:48

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Islands
06:18

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Social Networks
06:10

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Sunshine
05:06

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Morning routine
07:49

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Markets
06:07

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Makeup
04:11

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Sky
04:41

In this video, you will learn how to answer Part 1 questions about teachers.

Part 1 - Teachers
09:18

In this video, you will learn some useful vocabulary for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Money
06:07

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Colours
05:07

In this video, you will learn some useful vocabulary for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Sunglasses
04:00

In this video, you will learn some phrases for talking about writing.

Part 1 - Writing
04:27

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Parks and gardens
09:17

In this video, you will learn some phrases for talking about space travel and useful vocabulary for other tricky topics.

Part 1 - Space travel
06:04

In this video, you will see how you can answer some Part 1 questions on shoes. 

Part 1 - Shoes
05:32

In this video, you will see how you can answer some Part 1 questions on paintings.  

Part 1 - Paintings
05:43

In this video, you will learn how to answer Part 1 questions about maps.

Part 1 - Maps
06:14

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Mathematics
07:50

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Sharing
04:14

In this video, you will learn some useful complex language for talking about families.

Part 1 - Families
05:21

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic.

Part 1 - Tea and coffee
03:28

In this video, you will see how you can answer some Part 1 questions on dictionaries.

Part 1 - Dictionaries
07:05

In this video, you will learn some language for talking about gifts.

Part 1 - Gifts
07:04

In IELTS Speaking Part 1, one of the current topics is newspapers. It is important, therefore, to know lots of complex vocabulary to talk about this topic. In this lesson, you will learn lots of useful words and phrases that will impress the IELTS examiner.

Part 1 - Newspapers
10:35

Now, complete the following quiz.

Newspapers - Quiz
10 questions

In IELTS Speaking Part 1, one of the current topics is computers. It is important, therefore, to know lots of complex vocabulary to talk about this topic. In this lesson, you will learn lots of useful words and phrases that will impress the IELTS examiner.

Part 1 - Computers
12:08

Now, complete the following quiz.

Computers - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn how to talk about free time activities.

Part 1 - Free time
12:27

Now, complete the following quiz.

Part 1 - Free time - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn words and phrases connected with transport.

Part 1 - Transport
11:20

Now, complete the following quiz.

Part 1 - Transport - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about travel.

Part 1 - Travel
09:50

Now, complete the following quiz.

Part 1 - Travel - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about festivals.

Part 1 - Festivals
10:22

Now, complete the following quiz.

Part 1 - Festivals - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about clothes.

Part 1 - Clothes
11:59

Now, complete the following quiz.

Part 1 - Clothes - Quiz
10 questions
+ Part 2 Model Answer and Quiz
29 lectures 04:17:13

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and others.

Foreign food
09:59

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Foreign food - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and others.

Educational visit
10:25

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Educational visit - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and others.

Polluted place
10:00

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Polluted Place - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and others.

Preview 10:40

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Apology - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and others.

Preview 09:05

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Activity prevented because of weather - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and others.

Animal
08:05

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Animal - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and others.

This video can also be used for:

Describe a project you worked on in your school/college or office

What the project was

Who else was involved in it

How long it took to be completed

And explain what you learned from this project.

Team
09:44

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Team - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics. I have seen this sometimes written as 'goal' and sometimes as 'challenge'. You can use this for either because they are basically the same thing.

Challenge
09:45

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Challenge - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Film
13:01

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Film - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Health Article
07:55

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Health Article - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Something that was difficult to use at first
08:15

Revise the language from the video in this quiz

Part 2 - Something difficult to use at first - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Important piece of news by text
07:15

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Important piece of news by text - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Uniform
08:38

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Uniform - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Not use mobile phone
08:01

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Not use mobile phone - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Time you lost something and got it back
07:53

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Time you lost something and got it back - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Crowded place
08:38

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Crowded place - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Job you would NOT like to do in the future
08:48

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Job you would NOT like to do in the future
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Advice when choosing your major or job
08:28

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Advice when choosing your major or job - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

This model answer can be adapted and used for:
Describe a dinner you enjoyed with friends

Achievement celebration
09:01

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Achievement celebration - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Performance
08:03

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Performance - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Family member you spend most time with
09:23

Revise the language from the video in this quiz.

Part 2 - Family member you spend most time with - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Change you would like to see in your local area
08:29

Revise the language from the video with this quiz

Part 2 - Change you would like to see in your local area - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Product popular in your region
08:27

Revise the language from the video with this quiz

Part 2 -Popular product in your region - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Leisure activity you do with your family
10:03

Revise the language from the video with this quiz

Part 2 - Leisure activity you do with your family - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Interesting bird
08:55

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Part 2 - Interesting bird - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

School
07:49

Revise the language from the video with this quiz

Part 2 - School - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Time you met someone for the first time
07:42

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Part 2 - Time you met someone for the first time - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Important journey delayed
07:22

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Part 2 - Important journey delayed - Quiz
10 questions

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics.

Time you borrowed something from a friend or family member
07:24

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Part 2 - Time you borrowed something from a friend or family member - Quiz
10 questions
+ Part 2 Topics (some of them have a bonus Part 3 Question or two)
112 lectures 21:06:31

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

This video can also be used for:

Describe a person who taught you something important

Piece of advice
13:24

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

This model answer can be adapted and used for:
Describe a dinner you enjoyed with friends

Time went out with friends
12:34

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

A person who often travels by plane
11:20

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Sky
10:00

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Practical skill learned recently
12:53

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

The Part 2 model answer in this video can also be adapted and used for:

Describe a person in the news that you would like to meet

Female leader you would like to meet
12:32

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Preview 13:22

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

This model answer can be adapted and used for:
Describe a time you were sleepy but had to stay awake

Time you had to get up early
15:58

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Photo
09:55

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Colourful place
09:53

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Time you got bored when you were with others
14:53

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Interesting conversation
11:25

In this video, you will learn useful words and phrases for talking about this topic.

Favourite band or singer
16:44

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Place you go to read or write
11:39

In this video, you will learn useful vocabulary for talking about this topic.

Piece of clothing you enjoy wearing
15:00

In this video, you will learn useful language connected with this topic.

This video can also be used for:

Describe a successful small business you know (just remove 'family')

Family-run business
18:16

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Newly built public facility
15:02

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

This video can also be used for:

Describe a situation or a time when you helped someone

Teach Old Person
13:40

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Appliance
08:56

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Artificial Intelligence
11:41

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

A piece of software that you use often
15:29

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Time you taught something to a younger person
11:52

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Person who often helps others
12:14

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Person with interesting ideas or opinions
12:23

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Advertisement
13:03

In this video, you will learn useful vocabulary for talking about this topic and any other 'Describe a person who...' topic.

Person who made you laugh as a child
14:39

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Time given wrong information
12:22

In this video, you will learn useful vocabulary for this topic.

Solved a problem through the internet
13:01

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Prize you would like to win
12:29

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Something bought at tourist attraction/on holiday
12:31

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Historical Building
08:47

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic.

The vocabulary in this answer can also be used for: Describe a city

Beautiful city
14:54

In this video, you will learn useful vocabulary for talking about this topic.

The Part 2 model answer in this video can also be adapted and used for:

Describe an important journey that was delayed

Vehicle Breakdown
14:58

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Water sport you would like to try in the future
11:54

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Quiz or game show that you like
10:35

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Person who speaks a foreign language well
14:44

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

This model answer can be adapted and used for: Describe a time when you did not tell the truth

Time someone didn’t tell you the truth about something
14:46

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Someone you would like to study or work with
12:03

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Intelligent person you know
14:15

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Interesting old person
14:05

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Something lost by others but found by you
16:18

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Time you heard someone talking on a mobile phone
13:57

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Grandparent's job
15:08

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Piece of good news you heard (TV or Internet)
13:33

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Successful thing that your friend has done
14:48

In this video, you will learn lots of useful language for talking about this topic.

Place that you would like to travel to
14:37

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Time you received bad service
12:54

In this video, you will learn useful language for this topic and other describing people topics.

Person you wanted to be similar to growing up
17:02

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Subject used to dislike
13:15

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Food people eat during a special event
13:28

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Historical period you would like to know more about
15:12

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Activity you do when alone
13:32

In this video, you will learn lots of useful language for talking about this topic.

Piece of equipment of yours was broken
14:24

In this video, you will learn some useful vocabulary for talking about happy events and experiences.

Happy experience
05:25

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Something that you were given that you needed
17:02

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about houses.

Dream home
07:22

In this video, you will learn complex language to talk about this topic.

Person you would like to meet
10:11

In this video, I go through the model answer for describing a toy, which is a difficult topic to do.

Toy
06:46

In this video, you will learn some useful phrases for talking about this Part 2 topic.  

Something you made and gave to someone else
09:17

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics.

The vocabulary in this model answer can also be used for: Describe an important technological product you bought

Piece of technology
09:16

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics. This can be used for the unusual experience of travelling topic.

Car journey/Unusual experience travelling
07:50

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics.

It can be used for these topics:

Describe a time you visited a place with friends

Describe a free day when you did not need to study or work

Special day that did not cost a lot of money
09:14

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Interesting talk/lecture
12:03

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics. This is very similar to the topic 'Describe a person who encouraged you to achieve a goal'.

Time when someone gave you positive suggestions/Person who encouraged you
08:03

In this video, you will learn vocabulary for talking about this topic.

Beautiful/handsome person
10:20

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic. This can also be used for 'Describe something you bought and don't use often'.

Something you bought and never used/not used much
12:23

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic.

Good law in your country
12:53

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about sport and activities.

Activity you do to keep healthy
07:58

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about places.

Park or garden
07:48

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Concentrate when you are working or study
09:17

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics.

This video is also useful for:

  • Describe a party you enjoyed

  • Describe a special day that made you happy

Time when visitors came to your home
07:09

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for other writing and speaking topics. 

Important plant in your country
09:52

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics. This is very similar to the topic 'Describe a time you gave advice to others'.

Time you helped someone
07:34

In this video, you will learn useful vocabulary and grammar for talking about plans.

Plan you made and changed
11:50

In this video, you will learn some useful language for talking about this topic.

Someone gave you money as a gift
09:15

In this video, you will learn some useful words and phrases for talking about this topic.

Looked for some information
10:35

In this video, you will learn how to answer this Part 2 topic.

Something a friend has done and you haven't
09:34

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.

Website you use frequently
10:22

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics. 

Shopping in a street market
07:36

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.   

Indoor or outdoor place where it is easy for you to study
08:47

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about films and TV programmes.

Exciting book
08:34

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics. 

Building that you like
11:43

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics. 

A time you had some medicine
09:40

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for other writing and speaking topics. 

Trip using public transport
09:02

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.  

Interesting job
09:05

In this video, you will learn some useful vocabulary for talking about this topic.

Time arrived early for an appointment
10:48

In this video, you will learn some useful phrases for talking about this Part 2 topic.   

Something that you own and want to replace
09:21

In this video, you will learn some useful phrases for talking about this Part 2 topic. 

Best friend from your childhood
08:56

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.  

Made a complaint
12:11

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic.   

Person who helps to protect the environment
08:29

In this video, you will learn lots of useful vocabulary for talking about holidays and places.

Perfect holiday
11:53

In this video, you will learn some useful phrases for talking about this Part 2 topic.

Useful skill you learned in a maths class
07:15

In this video, you will learn useful words and phrases for talking about songs.

Favourite song
10:32

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic and other topics connected with people.

A teenager
11:57

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics.

Photo of you taken by someone
09:50

In this video, you will learn vocabulary that is useful for talking about magazines.

Magazine
06:15

In this video, you will learn some useful vocabulary and grammar for talking about relocating to a new country/city.

Country/city you would like to live/work in
09:42

In this video, you will learn useful language for talking about this topic. 

Foreign language you would like to learn
09:34

In this video, you will learn how to answer this tricky topic of an important river, lake or piece of water in your country. The video focuses on how it is not necessary to know all the geographical details of the river that you are talking about, but just to be able to keep talking.

River/lake/piece of water
08:14

In this video, you will learn some useful words and phrases for describing comic actors.

Comic actor
09:47

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics.

Unusual meal
07:40

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about people.

Famous athlete
10:43

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about places.

Favourite season
10:34

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about places.

Public place that needs improving
09:21

In IELTS Speaking Part 2, one of the current topics is this one. This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about people and relationships.

Good parent
08:09

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about people.

Popular person
10:20

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about events.

Important event
09:59

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about people and friendships.

Interesting person from another country
11:59

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for other writing and speaking topics.

School rule
10:08

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about places.

Place that you visit in your hometown
09:08

This video will not only help you prepare for this particular topic, but will also teach you useful words and collocations for talking about other topics.

A time you were happy with your mobile phone
06:49

In this video, I will go through the vocabulary that you can use for describing a piece of furniture.

Piece of furniture
04:52
+ Downloadable 165-page PDF with more model answers for Part 2 and 3
1 lecture 00:16

Although the topics in this document may not all be current ones, the language is still useful for the IELTS test. It is impossible to predict what topic you will get so you need to ensure that you have plenty of complex language to help you talk about lots of topics. This workbook will help build your vocabulary in preparation for the IELTS Speaking test.

Downloadable 165-page PDF with more model answers for Part 2 and 3
00:16
+ Extra Resources - Topic Vocabulary
4 lectures 32:13

In this video, you will learn lots of useful collocations/idioms for talking about the weather.

Weather
10:47

In this video, you will learn useful and complex vocabulary for answering questions connected with advertising.

Advertising
07:22

In this video, you will learn useful and complex vocabulary for answering questions connected with school and education.

School/Education
07:15

In this video, you will learn complex language connected with the word 'patience'.

Patience
06:49