Why do many students fail to get 7 or 7+ in IELTS Speaking?

Do you think the reasons below are preventing you from getting a Band 7 and above?

Fluency and Coherence

The main reasons why candidates would get a Band 6 for Fluency and Coherence.

  • They hesitate a lot while thinking about words or grammar. Their hesitation is often in the middle of a phrase or sentence.

  • Their coherence is lost at times as a result of hesitation and self-correction, especially in Part 2 and 3.

  • They tend to overuse "and", "so", "but", "when", "because", rather than use a variety of connecting words.

  • They sometimes manage to link and organise their ideas well, but not always.

Lexical resource

The main reasons why candidates would get a Band 6 for Lexical resource.

  • Candidates do not use vocabulary flexibly to discuss a variety of topics. Their vocabulary resource tends to be quite simple. To get a Band 7 for Lexical Resource, they need to use less common vocabulary and be aware of style and collocation.

  • There are sometimes inaccuracies in word choice and collocation.

  • Candidates are generally able to paraphrase successfully.

Grammatical range and accuracy

The main reasons why candidates would get a Band 6 for Grammatical range and accuracy.

  • Candidates produce a mix of simple and complex sentences, but there is limited flexibility. To get a Band 7 for Grammatical range and accuracy, they need to be able to use a range of complex structures with some flexibility.

  • Candidates are often incorrect with verb tenses, leave out words such as articles and verbs. There tend to be errors in subject-verb agreement as well. To get a Band 7 for Grammatical range and accuracy, they need to frequently produce error-free sentences.

Pronunciation

The main reasons why candidates would get a Band 6 for Pronunciation.

  • Mispronunciation of individual words or sounds causes lack of clarity.

  • Rhythm is sometimes affected, especially when candidates hesitate.

  • Candidates can generally be understood throughout the Speaking test.

Who is this course for?

  • This course is designed for anyone preparing for the IELTS Speaking test.

  • This course is for anyone who wants to improve their IELTS Speaking score.

  • Your English should be at least level B1 (around Band 4.5 or higher) to be able to understand the content provided in the video lessons.

In this course, you will get:

  • access to the IELTS Speaking Part 1 topics and questions given since May 2018.

  • access to the IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3 topics and questions given since April 2019.

  • useful language to help you organise your Part 2 and 3 answers.

  • sample answers for each part of the Speaking test.

  • grammar for IELTS speaking.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

  • 2

    Grammar for IELTS Speaking

    • IELTS Speaking Part 1 & 2 - Expressing Likes, Dislikes & Preferences

    • IELTS Speaking Part 1, 2 & 3 - Frequency Phrases to Talk about Habits

  • 3

    IELTS Speaking Part 1 - 39 Topics - 225 Questions (+ Answers & Vocabulary)

    • Instructions for Part 1 (How to practise)

    • IELTS Speaking Part 1 – NEW TOPICS (May 2020)

    • IELTS Speaking Part 1 Topics - May 2018 - January 2020 - 81 Topics

    • IELTS Speaking Part 1 - 676 Questions by Topic - May 2018 - January 2020

    • 1. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Home town - 7 questions (20:14 min)

    • 2. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Home - House or Apartment - 7 questions (19:08 min)

    • 3. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Work - 7 questions (13:54 min)

    • 4. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Studies - 6 questions (12:57 min)

    • 5. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Languages - 7 questions (18:43 min) - NEW TOPIC - September 2019

    • 6. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Being organized - 5 questions (11:14 min)

    • 7. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Concentration / Being focused - 7 questions (20:40 min)

    • 8. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Morning routine - 4 questions (9:35 min)

    • 9. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Sleep - 6 questions (9:59 min)

    • 10. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Weather - 7 questions (17:47 min)

    • 11. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Sky - 5 questions (7:42 min)

    • 12. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Sunglasses - 6 questions (9:53 min)

    • 13. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Haircut & Hairstyle - 7 questions (20:01 min) - NEW TOPIC - September 2019

    • 14. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Perfume - 7 questions (16:57 min)

    • 15. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Free time - 6 questions (10:44 min)

    • 16. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Spending time by yourself - 3 questions (8:51 min) - NEW TOPIC - January 2020

    • 17. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Friends - 4 questions (8:44 min)

    • 18. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Sports - 7 questions (17:27 min)

    • 19. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Cinema - 6 questions (10:06 min)

    • 20. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Music - 7 questions (11:51 min)

    • 21. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Voice - 6 questions (13:01 min) - NEW TOPIC - September 2019

    • 22. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Reading - 7 questions (22:09 min)

    • 23. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Writing - 6 questions (12:52 min)

    • 24. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Emails - 5 questions (9:06 min)

    • 25. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Photographs - 6 questions (12:41 min)

    • 26. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Water - 4 questions (4:30 min)

    • 27. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Plants - 5 questions (5:30 min)

    • 28. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Pets - 5 questions (8:16 min)

    • 29. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Public parks - 3 questions (4:09 min)

    • 30. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Maps - 4 questions (7:23 min)

    • 31. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Travel - 5 questions (10:26 min)

    • 32. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Cooking - 5 questions (11:03 min)

    • 33. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Jeans - 6 questions (17:26 min) - NEW TOPIC - September 2019

    • 34. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Shoes - 6 questions (10:40 min)

    • 35. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Colours - 9 questions (13:21 min)

    • 36. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Patience - 5 questions (6:49 min)

    • 37. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Feeling bored - 5 questions (6:01 min)

    • 38. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Sharing - 5 questions (6:56 min)

    • 39. IELTS Speaking Part 1: Smile - 7 questions (16:11 min) - since May 2019

    • Recent Part 1 Topics

    • Part 1 Chat

  • 4

    IELTS Speaking Part 2 (Overview, Tips, Students' answers)

  • 5

    IELTS Speaking Part 2 (Notes & Sample Answers)

    • How to prepare for Part 2 (+ PDF Planner)

    • Part 2 - Organising your answer - Useful language

    • How to talk about a book you enjoyed reading (+ PDF Planner)

    • Describe a book you read that you enjoyed (10:42 min)

    • Sample answer with notes: Describe a book you read that you enjoyed (PDF Download)

    • Describe a language other than English that you would like to learn (10:54 min)

    • Sample answer with notes: Describe a language other than English that you would like to learn (PDF Download)

    • Describe an indoor or outdoor place where it is easy for you to study (14:34 min)

    • Sample answer with notes : Describe an indoor or outdoor place where it is easy for you to study (PDF Download)

    • Describe a person who helps to protect the environment (14:11 min)

    • Sample answer with notes: Describe a person who helps to protect the environment (PDF Download)

    • Describe a park you like visiting (15:16 min)

    • Sample answer with notes: Describe a park or garden you like visiting (PDF Download)

    • Sample answer with notes: Describe a practical skill you have learned - Version 1 (PDF Download)

    • Sample answer with notes: Describe a practical skill you have learned - Version 2 (PDF Download)

    • Recent Part 2 Topics

    • Part 2 Chat

  • 6

    Part 2 and 3 Exam Topics and Questions

    • IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3 Topics - April 2019

    • IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3 Topics - June 2019 - 28 Topics

    • IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3 Topics - July 2019 - 29 Topics

    • IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3 Topics - August 2019 - 23 Topics

    • IELTS Speaking Part 2 and 3 Topics - September 2019 - 32 Topics

  • 7

    IELTS Speaking Part 3 (Overview & Types of questions)

    • Useful Language for Part 3 Questions - 14 pages

  • 8

    IELTS Speaking Part 3 - 37 questions (Answers & Vocabulary)

    • IELTS Speaking Part 3: The importance of reading - 3 questions (9:24 min)

    • IELTS Speaking Part 3: Books and technology - 3 questions (10:38 min)

    • IELTS Speaking Part 3: Environment - 5 questions (16:05 min)

    • IELTS Speaking Part 3: Leisure and age - 3 questions (8:53 min)

    • IELTS Speaking Part 3: Living in a city - 5 questions (23:08 min)

    • IELTS Speaking Part 3: Mobile phones - 3 questions (11:34 min)

    • IELTS Speaking Part 3: Money and society - 4 questions (16:01 min)

    • IELTS Speaking Part 3: Advertising and shopping in general - 5 questions (20:20 min)

    • IELTS Speaking Part 3: Parks - 6 questions (20:55 min)

    • Recent Part 3 Topics

    • Part 3 Chat

  • 9

    Before you go ...

    • After you have finished your exam ...

You do not pass or fail IELTS. You get a Band Score between 1 and 9.

📌 The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. An overall IELTS band 7.0 will meet the language requirements of most university courses. This score shows that you have an advanced level of English. If you need IELTS for work, you may be required to score 7.0 in all 4 papers.

FAQ

  • How can I join?

    To join the course, you need to create an account using your email address or LinkedIn profile. You can see what is inside the course by clicking on the 'Free Preview' button. Some sections allow free access to some of the content before buying the course.

  • Why should I take this course?

    This course covers all three parts of the Speaking test. You will get all the topics and questions given in the last 12+ months. You will get grammar explanations and vocabulary notes, as well as model answers. Another benefit is that you will get PDF files with useful language for Part 2 and 3.

  • How can I contact the instructor if I have any questions while taking the course?

    There is a discussion section where you will be able to ask your questions.

  • How can I pay for the course?

    You can purchase the course using PayPal.

  • Will I lose access to the course?

    No. You will be able to revisit the course site.

  • Can I get a refund?

    You can watch the preview videos before buying the course. In this course, you will be able to get access to all exam questions given in the last 12+ months. You can take advantage of the free preview option. Once you pay for the content, you will not be able to ask for a refund due to the digital nature of the course and the valuable lessons provided in it.

  • What if I have additional questions or concerns?

    You can send your questions via email to yourenglishsuccesstoday@gmail.com.

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