Key information

  • Delivery

    Online, Self-Study

  • Estimated study time

    8 hours

  • Length of access

    6 months

Speak with confidence

This course will give you an in-depth overview of what you can expect when attempting the IELTS Speaking paper. Learn about the different speaking tasks, how long they have to complete these, and tips and tricks on how to prepare for them.

What you'll learn

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the speaking section of the IELTS exam.

  • Speaking Test Structure

  • Marking Criteria (including speaking Band Descriptors; Fluency and Coherence; Grammatical Range and Accuracy)

  • Speaking Parts and Strategies (including speaking practice examples)

  • Enhancing your Skills (including Pronunciation guide; Vocabulary guide)

How you'll learn

This course is fully online and self-paced, allowing you to study when it’s convenient for you. We expect this course to take a minimum of 8 hours to complete. Learning content includes comprehensive explanations, activities and short videos. There are no formal assignments required for this course, however, all participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    IELTS Explained: Speaking

    • Introduction Video

    • Welcome

    • Course Contents

  • 2

    Module 1: Speaking Test Structure

    • Introduction Video

    • About IELTS

    • About IELTS Speaking

    • Sample Papers

  • 3

    Module 2 : Marking Criteria

    • Introduction Video

    • IELTS Marking

    • Speaking Band Descriptors Overview

    • Fluency and Coherence

    • Lexical Resource

    • Grammatical Range and Accuracy

    • Pronunciation

  • 4

    Module 3 : Speaking Parts and Strategies

    • Introduction Video

    • Part One: Introduction and Interview

    • Part One Strategies

    • Part Two: The Long Turn

    • Part Two: The Long Turn Audio Example

    • Part Two Strategies

    • Part Three: Discussion

    • Part Three Discussion Audio Example

    • Part Three Strategies

    • Speaking Practice Examples

  • 5

    Module 4: Enhancing your Skills

    • Introduction Video

    • Pronunciation Guide

    • Vocabulary Guide

    • Increasing Your Band Score

    • Vocabulary List

    • Remarking

    • Resources

  • 6


    • Survey: Please Complete