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What are our best tips for getting a good IELTS score?

We have helped hundreds of IELTS students to get the grade that they deserve with our one-to-one and small group classes.  The test consists of four parts:  listening, reading, writing and speaking.  In this article, we are going to take a look at the speaking test and provide you with some advice on how to get better marks.  


First Steps

The first part of the speaking test concentrates on introductions and general 'small talk' about topics that should be close to you.  Learn the English to describe what you do.  Explore vocabulary and expressions that relate to it so that when you introduce yourself you can show a good command of English.  Do not overlearn the language as you do not want to sound like a robot.  


Learn the language

You will be asked your opinion on various topics, so become aware of the types of language that people use when prefacing their opinions.  These are called discourse markers, and you can learn more about them by clicking on the link.  Watch the news on tv and listen to the radio to understand what is happening in the world today.


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Take a few IELTS lessons if possible.  A few focused one-to-one lessons will allow your IELTS trainer to point out any weak areas that you  have and convert them into strengths.


Practise English with friends if you are in a non-native country.  Above all, remember that you must keep using the language as frequently as you are can.




Unique Languages offers one to one preparation courses for students taking the IELTS exam.  For further information, please call us on 020 3566 0145, e-mail or fill in the form on this screen.  



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