Talking about likes and dislikes in part 1 speaking

You can expect to get asked questions in part 1 speaking about what you like and dislike and it is important to be prepared for them. In this lesson I show you examples of the types of question you’ll be asked useful words and phrases for talking about preferences...

How to improve fluency in IELTS speaking

This is a review lesson on different ways you can improve fluency in IELTS speaking. To see what you already know try my quick quiz on fluency and then read on about the topics you need help with. Fluency and IELTS speaking Start Understand what fluency is It is quite...

A quick guide to sentence stress

Sentence stress is one of the keys to better pronunciation. In this lesson I give you give you a very quick guide to it explain why it matters show you helpful links for more detailed learning give you a quick exercise to help you learn the skill In general it’s a...

A quick guide to weak forms

Weak forms are a key part of English pronunciation and knowing how they work can improve the way you sound a good deal. In this lesson I show you why they matter what they are how to practise them places to learn more about them Why you should learn to use weak forms...

How to talk about a person in IELTS

You frequently need to talk about a person in IELTS and in this lesson I suggest different ways you can do this fluently.  The keys are using your preparation time structuring your answer – with extended answers to each point thinking about specific examples –...