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  • IELTS Preparation 0309 - Speaking Coherently

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    IELTS Preparation 0309 - Speaking Coherently

    Road to IELTS Speaking 13

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 13

    IELTS Preparation 0302 - Writing Task Response

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    IELTS Preparation 0302 - Writing Task Response

    Road to IELTS Speaking 05

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 05

    IELTS Preparation 0211 - Mangroves

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    IELTS Preparation 0211 - Mangroves

    Road to IELTS Speaking 18

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 18

    IELTS Preparation 0214 - Termites

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    IELTS Preparation 0214 - Termites

    IELTS Speaking - Example Interview 1

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    IELTS Speaking - Example Interview 1

    IELTS Preparation 0109 - ADHD

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    IELTS Preparation 0109 - ADHD

    IELTS Speaking - Sample Interview 2

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    IELTS Speaking - Sample Interview 2

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    IELTS Preparation 0101 - Electronic Crime   >>  Take Test

    Test Yourself
    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn writing skills and listen to people talking about certain topics.
    These lessons will introduce possible topics that will come up on the IELTS tests.
    This series is about vocabulary building.

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    IELTS Preparation 0102 - Vitamin D   >>  Take Test

    Test Yourself
    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn how to discuss a topic stating your facts and opinions.
    Distinguish the language used for factual questions and opinion-based questions.

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    IELTS Preparation 0103 - Company Growth   >>  Take Test

    Test Yourself
    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn about how to talk about businesses and discuss certain financial and economic information.
    In formal academic writing, keep your language impersonal and objective. Keep it impersonal.

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    IELTS Preparation 0104 - Rising Dollar   >>  Take Test

    Test Yourself
    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review on how to make comparisons and comparative adjectives in discussing the Australian economy.
    Note that these videos are very out of date when it comes to economic information- they are from 2004.

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    IELTS Preparation 0105 - Global Warming   >>  Take Test

    Test Yourself
    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn brainstorming, note-taking, and idea developing strategies.
    Learn how to further discuss the Global Warming phenomena in detail.
    Strengthen your skills is translating pictures/visuals into written notes.

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    IELTS Preparation 0106 - Greenhouse Gases   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Further develop your language and skills regarding Global Warming and greenhouse gases.
    Develop your skills in determining causes, effect, and implications.

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    IELTS Preparation 0107 - Enviro-Loo   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Continue strengthening your knowledge about the environment and environmentally-friendly technologies.
    Understand how to talk about a process of how a system works.

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    IELTS Preparation 0108 - Crocodile Tourism   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    LOok at confusing relative pronous- that, which, and who.
    Also review certain pronunciation errors.

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    IELTS Preparation 0109 - ADHD   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn the difference between acronyms, abbreviations, and names.
    This is a good basic lesson on psychology and medicine.

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    IELTS Preparation 0110 - Solar House   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn how to connect ideas using conjunctions like and, or, but, therefore, and more.
    This is a good review about environmentally-friendly technologies and energy.

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    IELTS Preparation 0111 - Recounting the Past   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking Review past tenses and learn how to form compound and complex sentences - combining two or more ideas in one long sentence. This lesson is about the medical problem of having a stroke.
    Please take the test at the end of the video to see if you understand the main points.

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    IELTS Preparation 0112 - Carbon Cycle   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn to talk about cycles. Review certain phrasal verbs and correct punctuation.
    This video explains the role of mushrooms and fungi in the Carbon Cycle.
    Take the quiz at the end of the video to test your knowledge.
    Please take the test at the end of the video to see if you understand the main points.

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    IELTS Preparation 0113 - Under the Sea   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review indefinite articles - a and an - compared to the definite article - the.
    This video shows an oceanographer describing monsoon predictability.

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    IELTS Preparation 0114 - Junk DNA   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review conditional sentences in the context of junk DNA and how they are actually quite important in to living species.
    Please take the test at the end of the video to see if you understand the main points.

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    IELTS Preparation 0115 - Sea Floor   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review adjective use and order when comparing and describing.
    This video talks about one of the last unexplored frontiers - the sea floor.
    Take the quiz at the end of the video to test your knowledge.

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    IELTS Preparation 0116 - DVT   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review how to talk about future possibilities.
    Learn about the dangers of sitting still on an airpline - this a condition called Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT.

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    IELTS Preparation 0117 - Water and Aging   

    Part - riting, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review the features of formal written English.
    This video is about how one man believes that water is the key to a healthy life.

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    IELTS Preparation 0119 - Weather Report   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review how to talk about places, locations, and directions.
    This article is about the geographical features of demographic information about the Torres Strait in Australia.

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    IELTS Preparation 0120 - Torres Strait   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review how to talk about places, locations, and directions.
    This article is about the geographical features of demographic information about the Torres Strait in Australia.

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    IELTS Preparation 0121 - Watching Birds   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review the continuous tense and practice sentence stress.
    This video is an interview with the hobby of bird watching.

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    IELTS Preparation 0122 - Finanace Report   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Listen to a finance report including numerical data using decimals, fractions, and currencies.
    This report compares the currency fluctuation of the Australian dollar.

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    IELTS Preparation 0123 - Octopuses   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review how to describe the appearance and character of animals and people.
    This video describes the strange phonology of octopuses.

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    IELTS Preparation 0124 - Perfect Siesta   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn about intonation - using rising and falling tones of voice.
    Also review on how to use commas.
    This video is about the benefits of an afternoon nap and its correlation to productivity.

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    IELTS Preparation 0125 - Copyright   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review the simple present tense, definitions, and technical vocabulary.
    These skills are required to write a report.

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    IELTS Preparation 0201 - Eye Testing   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review pronouns, homonyms, and suffixes.
    This video is about health care problems of the poor blind individuals in rural areas.

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    IELTS Preparation - 0202 - Ginseng   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review on how to use the word -say- to give an example, to narrow down, to quote, and to use as a filler.
    This video is about the anti-cancer qualities of the plant - ginseng.

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    IELTS Preparation 0203 - Jarrah Forest   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn about how to describe spacial relationships and a few proverbs.
    This video is about the Jarrah Forest in Western Australia.

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    IELTS Preparation 0204 - Clouds   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review how to construct paragraphs. A paragraph is a group of sentences that organizes ideas.
    The video is about an interview with a meteorologist talking about the scientific significance of clouds.

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    IELTS Preparation 0205 - Virtual Doctor   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review on how to link in spoken English. Then, review the uses of the word - there.
    This video is about new technologies in medicine.

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    IELTS Preparation 0206 - Lasers   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn about how to structuring a description of how something works.
    Review some color vocabulary.
    This video is about lasers- what they are and how they work.

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    IELTS Preparation 0207 - Mars   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review the differences between some and any.
    Increase your vocabulary about space and astronomy.
    This video is about a planetary geologist talking about the possibility of life on Mars.

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    IELTS Preparation 0208 - Air Archive   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review grammar tenses present perfect and simple past.
    Also, hone your skills on using adverbs of time.
    This video is about greenhouse gases stored in ice in the continent of Antarctica.

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    IELTS Preparation 0209 - Whale Sharks   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review using contractions in spoken English.
    Contractions are short forms in speech.
    This video is about tourists helping scientists study whale sharks off the coast of Australia.

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    IELTS Preparation 0210 - Durians   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review the use of pronouns - personal pronouns, possessive pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, and reflexive pronouns.
    This video is about durian orchards.

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    IELTS Preparation 0211 - Mangroves   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn about the language of speculation and speculating about the future.
    Learn how to identify and use the future tense.
    This video is about the mangrove goana, and an animal that may be threatening mangrovs - the cane toad.

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    IELTS Preparation 0212 - Cane Toads   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn about how to express attitude. Review the uses of so and such.
    This video is about toxic cane toads and the threats they cause to humans and other animals.

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    IELTS Preparation 0213 - Welding   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review word form groups - noun, verb, and preposition phrases.
    Also, learn about some words that can be used as both nouns and verbs.
    This video is about the art of welding in the manufacturing process of cars.

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    IELTS Preparation 0214 - Termites   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review the tenses and different ways of making comparisons.
    This video is about an ecologist talking about termites in tropical Australia.

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    IELTS Preparation 0215 - Astronomer   

    Part - Reading, & Speaking
    This video focuses on the reading and speaking tests with focusing on a video of an interview with an Astronomer.
    Learn how to structure your answers by ordering points logically and using linking words.

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    IELTS Preparation 0216 - Glass Artist   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn about how English users convey negative meanings through the use of - not.
    Learn about the ancient art of glass blowing, which dates back to ancient Egyptian times.

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    IELTS Preparation 0217 - Naturopathic Medicine   

    Part - Reading
    This video focuses on developing your reading skills.
    The article is about naturopathic medicine.

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    IELTS Preparation 0218 - Outback Tourism   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Practice using hyphens in sentences.
    Review how to show contrast by using - despite, although, and but.
    This video is about a tourism in the Outback of Australia.

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    IELTS Preparation 0219 - Old Trees   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn the meanings and functions of sentences.
    This video is about the function and importance of trees through an interview with a horticulturalist.

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    IELTS Preparation 0220 - Zoos   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review infinitive verbs and conversation markers.
    This video is about a man who designs natural habitats for zoo animals.

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    IELTS Preparation 0221 - Health   

    Part - Listening
    This video overview the Listening section of the IELTS test.
    Develop your previewing and predicting skills to increase your chances of a better score and listening comprehension.

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    IELTS Preparation 0222 - Phonics   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Learn how to increase your vocabulary through guessing word meaning.
    Use context (words, phrases, and sentences) and root words to guess meanings.
    This video is about how to help children how to read.

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    IELTS Preparation 0223 - Ecosystems   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Practice pronunciation by focusing on words with consonants, and focus on the letter - H.
    This video is about an area in Melbourne previously home to the growling grass frog.

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    IELTS Preparation 0224 - New Training   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    Review the use of adverbs. Adverbs describe actions, events, and situations.
    This videos describes the problem of there not being enough skilled workers and Australia.

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    IELTS Preparation 0225 - Academic Writing   

    Part - Writing
    Learn strategies on how to answer Task 1 IELTS academic questions.
    Learn how to plan an essay and plan answers.
    Task 1 asks students to describe data - do not interpret or comment on the data.

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    IELTS Preparation 0226 - General Task Writing   

    Part - Writing
    Learn skills on how to write formal and informal letters.
    IELTS Task 1 in the General Training Module asks students to write a letter.

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    IELTS Preparation 0301 - IELTS Assessment Criteria   

    Part - Writing, Reading, Listening, & Speaking
    This video discusses how to score better on the IELTS in addition to skills needed to pass the IELTS test.
    There are four modules in the IELTS test - Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening.
    There are two IELTS tests - the Academic Test for tertiary students and professionals, and the General Test for immigrants and people going on vacation or traveling for training.

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    IELTS Preparation 0302 - Writing Task Response   

    Part - Writing
    IELTS essay topics are of general interest and relate to current issues in society.
    Topics include - the media, education, environment, health, communication, technology, and society.
    Listen to more news stories from media sources like the BBC.

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    IELTS Preparation 0303 - Coherence and Structure in Writing   

    Part - Writing
    Learn how to organize your ideas in the Writing section of the IELTS exam.
    Establish your main point in the topic sentence. Provide supporting details and examples.

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    IELTS Preparation 0304 - Sentence Types   

    Part - Writing
    Grammatical range and accuracy are criteria IELTS examiners will assess you on.
    Sentence types include simple sentences, descriptive clauses, and compound sentences.

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    IELTS Preparation 0305 - Vocabulary Range   

    Part - Writing Both Academic and General tests ask students to write essays. Topics include - media, censorship, privacy, the influence of advertising, education, testing, computers, public and private education, environment, eco-tourism, global warming, pollution, health, obesity, alternative medicine, exercise, diet, communication, the internet, mobile phones, society, youth issues, juvenile delinquecy, and aging populations.

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    IELTS Preparation 0307 - The Speaking Test   >>  Take Test

    Test Yourself
    Part - Speaking
    There are three parts to the Speaking Test. Examiners record interviews for later review.
    Part 1 is to make you relaxed. You will be asked familiar topics like studies, travel, sport, family, food, and exercise.
    Part 2 is about a topic on a prompt card to talk about for 1 to 2 minutes. You will have 1 minute to prepare notes. These are general topics including important things, festivals, architecture, and more.
    Part 3 is a discussion about the topic in Part 2. The examiners look for interviewees who can talk about a topic in depth.

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    IELTS Preparation 0308 - Speaking Fluently   >>  Take Test

    Test Yourself
    Part - Speaking
    Fluency is speaking at a natural pace. This does not mean to speak very quickly.
    This video includes an interview with a professional golfer.

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    IELTS Preparation 0309 - Speaking Coherently   >>  Take Test

    Test Yourself
    Part - Speaking
    Learn how to discuss a topic. This skill is in Part 3 in the IELTS Speaking Test.
    Skills include speculating, comparing and contrasting, and identifying a trend.
    This video talks about internet crimes.

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    IELTS Preparation 0310 - Vocabulary for Speaking   >>  Take Test

    Test Yourself
    Part - Speaking
    Learn how to express your meaning in the Speaking test.
    Learn how to talk around an idea if you do not know exactly how to answer a certain question.
    This idea is circumlocution - talking around an idea.
    This is a skill assessed in by the test givers.

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    IELTS Preparation 0311 - Intonation   >>  Take Test

    Test Yourself
    Part - Speaking
    Intonation means the change in pitch in your voice and conveys meaning of a sentence.
    This is one of the assessment criteria in the Speaking test.

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    IELTS Preparation 0312 - Reading Skills   

    Part - Reading
    You are required to answer 40 questions within 60 minutes.
    You are also required to answer three different essays of about 900 words each.
    You must use skills to read information quickly in a text.
    Learn scanning and skimming techniques for this part of the test, since there is not enough time to read the passages in detail.

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    IELTS Preparation 0313 - General Training Reading Module   

    Part - Reading
    There are 2 IELTS Tests - the Academic Test and the General Training Test.
    The difference between the test is that the General Test topics are more related to daily life.
    Section 1 has up to 3 short texts.
    Section 2 has 2 work-related passages.
    Section 3 has a longer text.

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 01   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    See an example interview given by the British Council
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 02   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    This is a short example test in the IELTS Speaking interview.
    British English

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    Road to IELTS speaking 03   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    See another example of how people respond to the question - What do you do to keep healthy?
    British English

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    Road to IETLS Speaking 04   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    In this very short clip, see another example of how people respond to the question - What do you do to keep healthy?
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 05   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    This is the second part of the IELTS exam. You have 1 minute to prepare on paper given. Talk about a familiar topic for 1 to 2 minutes. Note - this was not edited, so you have to wait through the student preparing and taking notes.
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 06   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    Hear another answer to answering the familiar topic - What are common social problems in your country?
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 07   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    A student answers the question - What kind of activities do people do with their families?
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 08   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    A student responds to the secnd part topic - Do you think positive thinking can cure illness?
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 09   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    This student makes a mistake as she does not understand the question given. Be careful, as some test givers will not explain to you the meaning of their questions.
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 10   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    This student talks about the transportation system in her country.
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 11   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    A student answers the general topic about city life - What changes have occurred in urban areas or cities in the last 20 years?
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 12   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    A student answers the question - How does your lifestyle compare to that of your grandparents? This students answers the question very fluently and comfortably.
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 13   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    Another student compares her lifestyle with that of her grandparents. The test giver has to ask the question again. Be sure to keep speaking.
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 14   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    The test giver shifts from a personal question to more of a general topic - What types of problems occur between different age groups?
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 15   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    The test giver moves from personal issues to the general topic - What changes have happened in the cities over the last 20 years?
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 16   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    This student asks the personal topic question - IS your lifestyle different from that of your grandparents? This student answers very fluently and eloquently. There are very minor errors, but these are not counted in the overall score. Notice, she is using more of a British accent, which will actually help her score (despite what some teachers say).
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 17   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    How do you think city life will change in the next few decades. This student answers very clearly, despite his native language accent. Notice the comfort of the test giver.
    British English

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    Road to IELTS Speaking 18   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    This student also answers the question - How do you think city life will change in the next few decades? This student struggles a bit with her answer, and pauses to think for more reasons. This will cause the scorer to dock some points.
    British English

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    IELTS Speaking   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    This is about Part A - Familiar topics. These are general topics you should be familiar with, like family, school, hobbies, and more.
    British English

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    IELTS Speaking - Tips   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    This is about part 3 of the speaking section. You are given a topic and will be asked to talk about this for 1-2 minutes.
    British English

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    IELTS Speaking - Coherence   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    Use summary sentences. Be careful of your plurals. The teacher who recorded this does not have native English, so be careful of his broken English - ex- friend-li-er, sin-gu-lar.
    British English - However, this teacher speaks American-style English.

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    IELTS Speaking - Elaborate   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    Learn how to give complete and fluent answers on your IELTS exam. Do not just give one word or simple answers, but elaborate with plenty of detail.
    British English - However, this teacher speaks with an American accent.

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    IELTS Speaking - Example Interview 1   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    This is a sample of how an IELTS speaking interview will go.
    British English

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    IELTS Speaking - Sample Interview 1   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    This video shows a full IELTS speaking interview. This student is very fluent in English. She does make a few grammatical errors, but she has very high confidence and is very fluent.
    British English

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    IELTS Speaking - Example Interview 2   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    In this part, you will be given a familiar topic. You will have 1 minute to prepare and paper you can write notes. You have 1 to 2 minutes to speak.
    British English

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    IELTS Speaking - Sample Interview 2   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    The interviewer in this video is an American. The student gives rather short answers. Be sure to expand and elaborate your answers. Do not say that you have not thought of a certain answer - the test is the time to think and talk about the answers! Do not say you cannot think of any answers at the moment!
    British English

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    IELTS Speaking - Parts 2 and 3   

    Test - IELTS
    Part - Speaking
    This video shows a student answering questions from the Speaking section.
    British English