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IELTS Speaking: The psychological aspects

The psychological aspects of the IELTS Speaking test are almost as important as the content. Here are some things to consider when you enter the exam room.

Andrew Stokes, IELTS specialist, ClarityEnglish

IELTS Speaking: What is the examiner looking for?

In this post, Andrew Stokes breaks down what IELTS Speaking examiners are looking for and looks at how you can use this information to achieve your best band score.

Andrew Stokes, IELTS specialist, ClarityEnglish

IELTS Speaking: Opinionated discourse markers

Eyad Darras explains what discourse markers are, how to use them, and how they can improve your IELTS band score.

Eyad Darras, Language Assessment Consultant, British Council China

IELTS Speaking: Improve your vocab with entertainment

Eyad Darras suggests two resources, with accompanying exercises, that can help improve your vocabulary for your IELTS test and general English.

Eyad Darras, Language Assessment Consultant, British Council China

IELTS Speaking: The grammar challenge

Kishore Roy looks at a common misconception about grammar in IELTS Speaking, and how you can get a better score by practising your grammatical devices.

Kishore Roy, Exams Manager, British Council Egypt