New IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topics-May-December 2020

Hi,  IELTS speaking topics have finally been updated for part 2 and many of these topics will be in use until December 2020.  This list should help you to prepare, but try not to focus on memorising answers. A better strategy would be: 1) Think about an idea for each of the prompts (this could […]

New IELTS Speaking Topics Part 1-May-December 2020

It seems that IELTS is starting come back in many countries and finally we have some speaking questions that have been reported by students. As always there is an eclectic mix of topics and I’d advise checking that you know some basic vocabulary for all of them. I hope that you are all staying safe and […]

Full IELTS Speaking Test-May 2020

Hello again,  It has been a little difficult to find real IELTS speaking tests in May 2020, but luckily two of my students from Taiwan took the exam last weekend and they were both asked very similar questions. I’m planning to add some updated speaking questions in the next week, so if you have been […]

Best Netflix Shows for IELTS Preparation in 2020

I decided to do something a little different today and recommend some Netflix shows that can help with your performance in IELTS or that you could talk about in a conversational English class with your teacher. I’ll try and explain why I think they are a good choice for IELTS students and give you something […]

How to Expand IELTS Part 3 Speaking Answers

There are several different types of questions that you might receive in part 3. This document will outline some of the most common and will give suggestions about how to extend your answer.  Identify The Type of Questions  A) Suggest Cause and Effect B) Analyse past and present C) Make a Prediction D) Compare and […]

IELTS Part 2 Speaking Topic List Jan-April 2020

Hello again,I was looking through my website today and realised that I hadn’t posted the IELTS part 2 speaking topics for Jan-April 2020 (sorry for that). Even though it is likely that some of these topics will change in May, it could be a little more difficult than normal to find out the new questions […]

IELTS Full Speaking Test-April 2020-Weather

Hello again, Firstly, I hope that you and your family are safe and healthy. This is a crazy time and everyone has been affected in different ways. I teach students from all around the world and I have to say that there is genuine hope from China that this situation won’t last forever.  Anyway, I’ve prepared […]

IELTS Speaking Vocabulary Builder-Cakes

It has been a while since I have added an IELTS vocabulary list to help improve your speaking skills, so here is a new one about cakes. It is a topic that can be difficult to speak about and it is appearing frequently in IELTS speaking tests in 2020. This IELTS topic will be used […]