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IELTS: Speaking

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

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Readers' comments (11)

  • Hi Quyen,

    Many thanks for your feedback. It has been passed on to our commissioning team.

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Dear Web Editor,

    I do hope that you can help us with activities for speaking part 1 on topics-based way. That way would really helps us, as new teachers of IELTS, have a better picture of speaking part 1 of IELTS.

    Hope to hear very soon from you.

    Best Quyen

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  • Please do let us know which activites you are looking for or trying to find and we will do our best to help you.

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  • Activities I need today, and I cant find them. I am sure other providers have them, I think I will make a change today.

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  • This page is an article page, so the activities can be found directly on the page and there are no lesson plans attached. For example, the information for Part 2 of the speaking test can be found on the page ‘IELTS: Speaking 3: Preparation for part 2’. I hope this helps. If this is not what you were looking for, please let us know.

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  • There is not any lesson plan or detailed activity for a single topic in Speaking Part 2!!!
    Please fix this soon (although this website section was warned of bad quality three years ago...)

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  • Previously, the five pages you can now see above these comments were placed below them, making them difficult to find (although, Sazzleberry did point this out - thanks!).
    We have now managed to make changes to the site so your ratings and comments always appear at the bottom of every page - so they will no longer push our resources down to a place where you can't see them.

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  • Could someone respond to Dave's comment, please (above) as there are still no activities and like Dave, I also paid for this website, so get your finger out!

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  • I cannot find the activities I need quickly. I am looking for IELTS Speaking activities for my students and I am having great difficulty navigating my way around your site!

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  • try looking below :)

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