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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.
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Last updated 8/2016
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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!
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Requirements
  • You just need a computer or mobile device and Internet access.
Description

Do you need Band 7, 7.5, 8 or higher in the IELTS Speaking test in 2016? 

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.

Take this course today and start improving your band.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for IELTS Speaking candidates who need Band 7 or higher.
  • Your current level should be at least Band 6-6.5.
Curriculum For This Course
50 Lectures
03:43:26
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Basics and Preparation
6 Lectures 21:54

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

What is the IELTS Speaking test?
02:04

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

Preview 05:49

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.

General Do's and Don'ts
06:54

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.
General preparation
04:46

In this video, I give you a few tips on how to avoid getting nervous or stressed before the exam.
Dealing with nerves
02:21

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

IELTS Basics and Preparation quiz
10 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.

Preview 14 pages
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Vocabulary tips
7 Lectures 20:46
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.
Vocabulary for Band 7-9
03:13

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.
Synonyms 1
03:23

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

Synonyms 1 quiz
10 questions

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.
Synonyms 2
03:22

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

Synonyms 2 quiz
10 questions

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.
Synonyms 3
03:00

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

Synonyms 3 quiz
10 questions

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.
Synonyms 4
02:32

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

Synonyms 4 quiz
7 questions

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.
Paraphrasing
01:46

In this video, I teach you what to say if you didn't understand the examiner.
Asking for clarification
03:30
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Expressing your opinions and ideas
4 Lectures 12:40
In this video, I show you how to express your opinions in the IELTS Speaking test.
Giving opinions
02:30

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

Expressing opinions quiz
9 questions

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.
Preview 06:35

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

Using connectors quiz
15 questions

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.
Giving examples
01:53

It is important to sound natural in the IELTS Speaking test. In this video, I show you how to speak naturally by being spontaneous.
Being spontaneous
01:42
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Grammar and pronunciation
4 Lectures 17:02
In this video, I give you some grammar tips for Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test.
Grammar for Part 1
03:24

In this video, I present some grammar tips for Part 3 of the IELTS Speaking test.
Grammar for Part 3
04:29

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

Grammar quiz
10 questions

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.

Preview 6 pages

In this video, I give you some pronunciation tips to help you get a higher score for pronunciation.
Pronunciation tips
09:09
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Time management
6 Lectures 16:49
In this video, I show you how to develop your answers in Part 1 to get a better Band score.
Preview 01:55

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.
Using conversation fillers
02:24

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.
Buying time
03:17

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.
Preview 03:16

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

Difficult questions
3 pages

Time management in Part 2
05:57
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Model answers for Part 2
18 Lectures 26:19
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.
eBook: 30 Incredibly Useful Phrases for Part 2
6 pages

In this video, the candidate talks about a birthday party she attended.
A special occasion
01:17

In this video, the candidate talks about her favourite book.
Preview 02:00

In this video, the candidate talks about her favourite item of clothing.
An item of clothing
01:39

In this video, the candidate talks about a postcard collection.
A collection
01:34

In this video, the candidate talks about an important decision.
A decision
01:48

In this video, the candidate talks about her favourite dish.
A dish
01:23

In this video, the candidate talks about a dream holiday.
A dream holiday
01:21

In this video, the candidate talks about a family member.
Family
01:19

In this video, the candidate talks about her favourite activity -- watching films.
An enjoyable activity
01:47

In this video, the candidate talks about a place she visits when she has a free day.
A free day
01:36

In this video, the candidate describes her ideal home.
An ideal home
01:47

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

A meal
01:32

In this video, the candidate talks about a memorable photo.
A photograph
01:31

In this video, the candidate talks about a school she went to.
A school
01:17

In this video, the candidate talks about a sporting event.
A sporting event
01:30

In this video, the candidate talks about a popular TV show in her country.
A TV show
01:14

In this video, the candidate talks about her iphone.
A useful object
01:44
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Typical mistakes and course review
3 Lectures 08:13
In this video, I show you some typical mistakes that IELTS candidates make in the Speaking test. Try to avoid these mistakes.
Typical Mistakes in IELTS Speaking
06:06

In this final video, I briefly review what you have learnt in this course.
Review
02:07

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Extra resources
2 Lectures 00:53
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.
eBook: Correct your English: Learn to Speak More Like a Native
68 pages

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.

Tenses for Speaking + eBook
00:53
About the Instructor
Nestor Kiourtzidis
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Language learning innovator, WordPress enthusiast

I've been a freelance English language teacher, writer, self-taught web enthusiast and e-learning content creator for over 12 years. I have a Bachelor degree from University College London as well as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). I've co-founded a major language learning and teaching website (Linguahouse) and I have built several WordPress blogs for teaching online and selling learning resources.