How to practice IELTS Speaking

In this lesson, we are going to provide ideas on how to practice speaking no matter what your situation is.

What's the best way to improve your speaking skills before exam day?

The answer to that question really depends a lot on your situation. Are you around a lot of native English speakers and you have many opportunities to practice your English speaking? Or is it really difficult for you to find opportunities to practice your English? 


The goal is to have as much opportunity to really practice your speaking skills before exam day so you can be as fluent as you can possibly be. This is the best thing you can do to practice speaking. As you can guess, having lots and lots of conversation in English is really the best thing you can do.


Conversations, where you're using only English, are also best. In other words, conversations where you're not relying on your native language at all to translate things. When you do that, what you're doing is you're filling in gaps in your knowledge of English with words and phrases and sentences from your native language. If you don't have the ability to do that, if you can't rely on your native language, you'll have to force yourself to use English to try your best to communicate your ideas.


That work, that difficult work, of trying to communicate in English and using only English is really one of the best things you can do to improve your skills. Obviously, speaking with native speakers is best. Are there native speakers where you live? If you don't live in an English-speaking context, maybe you'll have to do some work to find some native English speakers.


Can you join a club? Are there places where English speakers might be found? Go seek them out. If you can make friends with some people or if you can join some type of group where English is the primary language.


You can read things in your own language or listen to things in your own language but then respond to them or respond about them in English. You can summarize them. You can take what you heard or read and don't look or don't go back and listen to it many, many times just try to summarize what you heard in your own words. It's a great activity.


It's a wonderful practice is to practice your speaking is to find native speakers. If you can't find native speakers, find some people who you can at least practice English with, and to use English with, as the only means of communication.


More tips and tricks are provided in the below video (will be updated later):