Activities and suggestions to help students deal with the speaking component of the IELTS exam.
My own students have often come to me after having taken the IELTS exam and said such things as “I could have done better” or “I just couldn’t think about what to say at the time” - some admit to having been overcome by nerves. The speaking test can be both frustrating and nerve wrecking for candidates.
IELTS candidates are assessed on their actual performance in an interview that shouldn’t last any longer than 14 minutes. To someone having to do a speaking test in a foreign language, 14 minutes may seem like a long time but in fact it is a very short time for a candidate to really show off their English speaking ability and perform at their best.
These classroom activities have been designed to help candidates for all parts of the speaking test.
IELTS speaking activities
This section aims to give students an overview of what they will encounter in the speaking exam.
This section aims to prepare students on what kind of questions to expect in part one of the speaking test
This section aims to prepare students to talk for between one and two minutes on a given topic.
This section aims to prepare students to discuss more abstract issues discussed in the given topic.
This section aims to summarise the IELTS speaking practice section.