IELTS Speaking 7 Plus [Quickly Increase your Score]
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IELTS Speaking 7 Plus [Quickly Increase your Score]

Preparation for the IELTS Speaking test with quick, fun lessons to supercharge fluency (British instructor).
4.3 (125 ratings)
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Created by David Morris
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Quick tricks to charge fluency and gain confidence in English.
  • Top vocabulary and language to get bands 7+ in your speaking test.
  • The core language skills that the examiner wants to see.
  • Speak for longer whilst staying interesting and clear.
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Requirements
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to learning.
  • A reasonable level of spoken English.
  • Paper and a pen.
Description

This IELTS Speaking course will teach you top tricks and techniques to help you understand all the core skills needed in preparation for IELTS speaking task 1, task 2 and task 3. You can score band 6, band 7, band 8 or higher.

"My vocabulary is too basic"

"I run out of things to say"

"I'm really nervous"

"I don't have enough time to study!"

These are common worries IELTS students often have in preparation for their test. I'm sure you might have felt like this, too. But I can tell you that there is absolutely nothing to worry about.

Lots of IELTS courses offer long, boring lectures - but this online course gives you EXCITING, FAST and EASY to learn lessons that will quickly supercharge your score. Don't waste your time on hours of boring, sluggish courses. IELTS Speaking 7 Plus will give you everything you need in a fraction of the time. Practice and rehearse whichever skill you feel you need to improve the most.

Lessons demonstrate the top vocabulary and language that you must use. Steal it, rehearse it, own it! The course gives you the language required to confidently talk about any topic; even better it's modeled by a highly qualified UK instructor and former IELTS students. Watch your mentor and IELTS graduates use real-life, high scoring language to answer real life test questions and task 2 topic cards.

The IS7Plus mentor (David Morris, UK) has years of experience in international education and understands exactly what you need to improve. That's why lessons are full of quick, easy to understand language tips - guaranteed to boost your score within a few hours of practice.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking to boost their IELTS speaking scores.
  • Learners looking for QUICK, speedy lessons that are fun and simple to understand.
  • Students who want to increase their fluency in English speaking.
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
02:17:40
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Introduction
6 Lectures 19:20

Congratulations on beginning your learning journey.

Preview 03:13

Learn and understand the 3 sections of the IELTS speaking test (and what you will need!)

Test Overview
02:34

Once you know how the examiner grades your scores, you'll easily be able to score higher!

How am I scored?
02:48

Check these top tips to easily supercharge your score. Make sure you listen closely!

IELTS Study Tips and Tricks
01:56

Have you wondered what the test day is like? Listen a real student's experience to prepare for your own test day.

Preview 03:18

Frequently Asked Questions

                                         It’s normal to have lots of questions about the IELTS Speaking test; don’t worry, you’ll do fine! I’ve collected a list of questions I’ve heard many times over the years. Students are often really worried about taking the test, when in all honesty, they needn’t be. Have a read through this Frequently Asked Questions article. If there is something not answered, you can message me or add your questions to the Question and Answer section of this course. See you soon!


How is the IELTS Speaking test score calculated?

There are three parts to the IELTS Speaking test. All three parts are scored equally, meaning that you shouldn’t ignore one part of the test. However, if you find that are weaker at answering topic cards, you could spend more time practicing topic cards to make sure all parts are strong. Work through this course and try and steal as much language as you can. This will give you confidence in all three test parts and you will worry less about your speaking skills.

How is my complete IELTS score calculated?

As we all know, the IELTS test is made up of four sections: Writing, reading, speaking and listening. Each of these parts are given a final score up to 9. The examiner then adds all four scores together and divides by 9. Therefore, if you score 8 in reading and writing, a 6 in speaking and a 6 in listening (total 28 divided by 4) you would score 7 overall. This would be your final IELTS score.

What can I do if I don’t understand a question?

No need to panic! Often students will find a word or phrase in a question difficult to understand. This is very normal and there’s an easy way to move forward. You can ask the examiner a question to clarify meaning. For example, if the examiner asked you, “What kind of vocation would you like in the future?”, you can clarify the meaning of vocation by asking, “could you please clarify what you mean by vocation?”. Then the examiner will give you an answer. I believe that asking the examiner questions (if appropriate) can actually boost your score! There’s a whole video lesson on this topic later in the course.

Can I ask to change the Topic Card in Task 2?

In a perfect world, you could choose the topic card and prepare to your heart’s content. However, it isn’t possible to change your topic card.  There’s a few reasons why you shouldn’t be worried about this.

In this course, you’ll be looking at a lot of example questions, topic cards and answers. IF you work carefully through this course and record language you want to use, you’ll have a huge bank of ideas to answer any topic you can. A top tip I have for Task 2 Topic Cards is to use the 5 w’s. I discuss this technique further later in the course, but it will really help you structure your ideas fluently and with confidence.

Can I ask how I performed at the end of the test?

Unfortunately, the examiner will not be able to discuss your score at the end of the test. I’m sure every student who has completed the test wanted to know quickly, but you’ll have to wait for the official marks – this usually takes around 2 weeks but could be slightly less.

What accent should I try to use?

This is a big misconception with many students. I’ve often seen IELTS candidates worry about their accent for months when they didn’t have to. Your accent does not have to be from any country. You have your own accent and that is fine. As long as your speaking is clear and easily understood, you will be okay to take the IELTS speaking test.

Should I give short or long answers?

You’ll see as you move further through the course, that I always encourage to give details in almost every answer during the IELTS Speaking test. Replying to questions with short, two or three word answers won’t earn you the marks that you deserve. Try to expand your answers and give ideas and thoughts using language you use throughout this course.

Can I start speaking before the 1-minute preparation in task 2?

During the topic card activity in task 2, you will have one minute to prepare some notes to help you answer the question given. If you feel you are ready before the one-minute time is complete, you can of course begin your answer, but let the examiner know you are ready by saying, “okay, I’m ready to give you my answer now”.  Do make sure you use this one-minute time wisely and make notes using the 5 w’s. Again, this is covered in the course.

What kind of topics will I be asked about?

There are hundreds of topics that could come up in the IELTS Speaking test. Lots of the common ones are covered in the IELTS Speaking 7 Plus course; but I also give you the language skills to discuss topics that you may know less about. It’s better to prepare by understanding how to tell stories and organize ideas than practicing every single possible topic that may arise.

How should I greet the examiner?

When you walk into the exam room, the examiner will greet you and ask you a few simple questions. Make eye contact, be friendly and create a nice environment for you to show off your language skills. In the Task 1 Language Focus lesson, we’ll look closely at this part of the exam.

What’s the difference between part 1 and part 3?

Part 1 of the test is considered an introduction and general conversation about common topics. Many of the questions in part 1 are scripted; making it easier to know what you will be asked. Questions are general and often about family, home life, jobs or studies. In part 3, the examiner will open up questions to broader topics, which makes part 3 more like a discussion. In part 3, your answers should be longer and more detailed.

How long will the speaking test take?

The speaking test will take around 12-13 minutes. Part 1 is 4-5 minutes. Part 2 is 3-4 minutes and part 3 is 4-5 minutes.

If you have any other questions, not answered in this article, please message me or add your questions to the Q+A section on the course website.


FAQs
05:31

Introduction
8 questions
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Fluency and Grammar
8 Lectures 29:58

You might be surprised to hear some simple tricks can buy you thinking time and extra points. Check out this lesson to learn how.

Preview 04:09

Asking the examiner questions requires you to be confident. This lesson teaches you easy steps to check understanding and ask for explanations.

Checking Understanding
02:14

Openers as an easy to learn and guaranteed method of scoring highly. I give you my top opinion openers in this lesson.

Opinion Openers
02:54

It's as easy as pie. Well, not really, but all will become clear in this lesson on "Idiomatic Language"!

Idiomatic Language
03:58

To score highly in the fluency assessment criteria, connecting ideas inna variety of ways is key. Don't you worry, I've got all the skills and ideas you need.

Connecting Ideas
04:46

Do you ever feel like you run out of things to say? I give you my personal, awesome technique that will get you talking about any topic for an age.

Describing in Detail
04:35

How to easily discuss things that haven't yet happened using the magic word "IF".

In the Future...
04:04

An easy explanation of the "present perfect tense" that will definitely score you highly in the test.

Present Perfect Simple
03:18

Fluency and Grammar
8 questions
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Vocabulary + Pronunciation
5 Lectures 26:00

My unique 4 step method, proven to help you to learn any vocabulary in a short period of time. 

Jargon Jumping
04:12

Boost your vocabulary and express your ideas with a variety of amazing words and vocabulary. A lesson you can't miss!

Synonyms
05:13

Synonyms 2
04:19

Some words just want to be together. Knowing which vocabulary work well side-by-side guarantees you to score well.

Collocations
05:14

A big variety of easy to use tips and quick, simple tricks that will speedily superpower your speaking skills.

Preview 07:02

Vocabulary + Pronunciation
5 questions
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Task 1, Task 2 and Task 3 Focus
9 Lectures 44:49

A masterclass in all thing IELTS Speaking Task 1. See model example answers and top language tips for you to steal and use.

Task 1 Language Focus
09:46

Task 2 Topic Card - Special Occasions
02:44

Task 2 Topic Card - Presents and Gifts
02:43

Task 2 Topic Card - Elders
02:56

An extended dialogue with a super useful teacher assessment. Don't miss these Extended Dialogue lessons and resources!

Task 3 Extended Dialogue - Memories (Student)
03:06


Task 3 Extended Dialogue - Pets and Animals (Student)
04:05

Task 3 Extended Dialogue - Travel (Student)
04:53

Here are 8 sample IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Cards for common, recent topics. It's really important you practice a range of Cue Cards in preparations for the IELTS Speaking test and specifically to improve your Part 2 speaking skills.

Write down any language from the example answers you like. Try and re-create your own version of the answers. Practice repeating them again and again until it feels natural to use them in different sentences. Whatever you do, keep studying!

If you have any questions, please go to the Q+A section of the course.

See you soon,

David

IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Cards with Answers (Top 7)
11:33
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Bonus Resources
4 Lectures 18:11
Top 4 Vocabulary Tips!
03:15

Taken from the IELTS Speaking 7 Plus YouTube channel. Subscribe for more videos!

IELTS Speaking Part 2: Topic Cue Cards for Food with Answers
06:01

Taken from the IELTS Speaking 7 Plus YouTube channel. Subscribe for more videos!

IELTS Speaking Part 2 - Master ANY Topic Card with the 5Ws
04:16

Taken from the IELTS Speaking 7 Plus YouTube channel. Subscribe for more videos!

Vocabulary Masterclass: IELTS Speaking Part 1 - Friends (6 Top Phrases)
04:39
About the Instructor
David Morris
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Super Teacher - Passionate for your learning needs

A BIG HELLO! My name is David and I'm your new learning mentor. I'm really glad you're here because I want to help you charge your skills and achieve your goals. I'm lucky enough to have helped students from many different backgrounds, cultures and interests - it's definitely taught me a lot. Now it's time to share my skills with YOU.

I have over 8 years experience in teaching, am CELTA qualified and have a Post-Graduate Degree in Education. I believe learning must be engaging, fun and challenging and that's exactly what I'll give to you. I'm delighted you've joined me here and can't wait to get started supercharging your learning. See you in the course,

David.

P.S - That's not my dog in the picture ;)