Welcome to the course!
These 10 Hacks will give you a great start to understanding & preparing for the IELTS Speaking Test. Don't forget to prepare and practice!
Welcome to the Course!0:27
What do I need to do on Test Day?
This lesson will cover a couple of simple yet crucial tips that will keep your stress level down for the big day!
How is the IELTS Speaking Exam structured?
Do you know each part of this exam and how to prepare accordingly? Let's break down each component!
Hack 1: Know the 3 sections and their time limits.3:58
Am I being recorded during the IELTS speaking test?
Did you know that a recording starts the minute you walk into the exam room?
Why are you caught on tape before the test starts, and even after the test is complete?
The IELTS Speaking Test: Hack 2 – Caught on Tape!1:54
Am I able to ask questions during my speaking test?
You can and cannot ask questions during the IELTS speaking test - this will depend on which part you are in at the moment.
The IELTS Speaking Test: Hack 3 – The Exam is Always Scripted1:09
How do I know if I should keep talking or not?
Many test-takers are uncertain about how long they should talk. Should you stop when you feel you've covered the topic? How will the examiner let you know if you spoken long enough?
The IELTS Speaking Test: Hack 41:22
3 Ways to Drop a Band Instantly
Be careful of speaking pitfalls that will cause you drop a band easily.
The IELTS Speaking Test: Hack 5 – Avoid these 3 Habits2:54
Should I always answer honestly on the IELTS speaking test?
This is a great question, as many test-takers feel it's better to lie on the given topic.
But is this always the best option?
The IELTS Speaking Test: Hack 6 – Telling the truth is easier than lying.0:56
Should I memorize various responses for my speaking exam?
Although you may feel that having some stock responses stored away in your memory may be beneficial, this can be a sure-fire way to drop a band. Let's find out why...
The IELTS Speaking Test: Hack 7 – Avoid Scripted Responses0:51
Is the speaking thematic, or is it just a random collection of questions and topics?
Let's look at how two of the components in the speaking test are linked, and what this means for you as a test-taker.
The IELTS Speaking Test: Hack 8 – Parts 2 & 3 are always connected.1:34
Should I speak on myself for Part 3 of the speaking test?
Let's look at a common problem for Section 3 of the speaking exam, and what you can do to be better prepared.
The IELTS Speaking Test: Hack 9 – Section 3 is not all about you.1:25
How will I be evaluated for IELTS Speaking?
Many candidates fail to take the the time to know each of the 4 criteria comprising the IELTS speaking test rubric. Knowing these areas and how your score is totaled will give you an edge and know how to plan accordingly.
The IELTS Speaking Test: Hack 10 – Do you know HOW you will be evaluated?2:33
So, you can see there's a bit more to it than just showing up for the Speaking Test!
So, you can see there’s a bit more to it than just showing up for the Speaking Test!00
A closing word from Chris…
Congratulations for finishing the course!0:39