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Understanding IELTS: Speaking

British Council via FutureLearn

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Prepare for success in your IELTS Speaking test

The British Council’s four Understanding IELTS courses give you a complete guide to everything you need to know as you prepare for the IELTS test.

This course focuses on the speaking test. You’ll look in detail at the three parts of the test and learn about the four criteria that will be used to assess your spoken English.

The tips and techniques will help you improve your English speaking and build techniques to help you succeed. Through practice activities, you’ll build confidence and feel fully prepared on test day.

This course is designed for anyone preparing for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. IELTS teachers will also find it useful.

This course is part of the program Understanding IELTS, you can sign up here

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Chris Cavey

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Understanding IELTS: Speaking Based on 371 reviews

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Rui M
by Rui completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Here's a quick recap and hope this list could help you prepare for the IELTS test. This 3-week IELTS course provided the British Council is helpful in: (1) Offering practical tips of dos and don'ts for each part of the test. Part 1: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts-speaking/1/steps/459388 Part...
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Anonymous
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I appreciate this course, though I still haven't finished it. I find I have learned a lot from this course.

The educators always reply the answers very patiently and then help us improve English speaking step by step.They also offer very good resources such as the websites that we can consult when necessary.

All the comments are also worthwhile reviewing, if there's something interesting and instructive in your comments, the teachers will pinned your comments and that will greatly inspire you.

And there's also a dynamic language study atmosphere, all the course mates are making great effort to improve speaking English, And We will be naturally inspired to study hard to.

Thanks to all the educators and the course mates.

Thanks to FutureLearn

Thanks to British Council.
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Anonymous
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This course has shown a great desire of tutors to share the precious information and help people who are willing to get a good band score in IELTS Speaking Test. I am now during the 3rd week of learning, and I can firmly say that my knowledge is increasing with each course. I have taken 3 courses before. They were listening, reading and writing. I am so glad I've found this website with tons of essential information, tips and useful links. Also there is a chat below each lesson where we can share our opinions, ideas and give examples as well as help other people with an advice. Moreover I've found out about the cool app which is called SpeakPipe where I can record myself and save it on the source for further listening, but there is a limit: we can keep our audio there just for a month, after it will be deleted.
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Omolara G
by Omolara is taking this course right now.
I am really grateful for coming across this website, I don't know how that happened but I'm glad that I found my way here. The educators have been really helpful, my speaking skills have greatly improved, I now know what words to say and not to say. I'm convinced that if I practice more, and use the tips provided, I'll make my required band score. I would also like to appreciate the educators for the links to some useful resources shared, they were really helpful. Lastly, I'll like to implore anyone interested in improving their English or preparing to take the test to subscribe for this course. Thank you
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The IELTS understanding speaking test course is a very good platform to learn and prepare for the test.They give us lot of easy technique that we can gain our expected band score.There are some virtual test that we can make ourselves and get more confidence for the exam.everyone can share their opinion and problem and educator will try to solve their problem or give some valuable suggestion .In addition to they do in every section. Educators are trying to give us something that we can learn from here.I just thanks to British Council for giving us such opportunity and specially thanks to our educator who are always right behind us as a true friend.
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Anonymous completed this course.
Firstly, I would like to thank all educators for this amazing course.

I was so nervous at the beginning but as I progressed I started to feel more relaxed.

Moreover, I have learned how importance is to consider our English range. That is why I have been practicing with the advices given in the articles. And also, a good strategy that I would like mention is the use of the Skypipe as a tool for our recording audios practice.

To summarize, I am so glad for have been participated in this course in which I have learned so much.

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Anonymous completed this course.
Dear educators,

I would like to thank you all for the time you spend on managing the online speaking course. I found this course very informative and useful. I believe it provides critical key points for a foreign language learner to pass the IELTS speaking test with a higher score. Besides that, many amazing sites have been introduced over the course that, undoubtedly, will help students improve their understanding of the English language.

Best of all,

Sami
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Anonymous
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I have no doubt in my heart that when I walk in for my IELTS test come 2020 its going to be flawless for me. Why is because, the educators have done so well to put their brilliant ideas together. Also, I'm not leaving out all participants who have contributed and shared their ideas in one way or the order according to their capacity and knowledge. So far so good I'm smiling :-). Great job guys!
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Rathin B
Rathin completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Right now I feel sad. When I joined the Speaking Course in mid-November, I started off in right earnest, completed a few of the activities and left, thinking that I would get back in time and complete the rest of the course. Just a few days back, I received an email from FutureLearn informing me that...
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Abena A
Abena is taking this course right now.
The course teaches all there is to know about IELTS speaking exams.I'm honoured to be a part of this class.Although i'm halfway through,the information i have received from the educators has boosted my confidence level and i know i will pass the exams this time around.Thanks for the course.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I really like the course and appreciate Your hard work. Thanks all the educators and organizers.

I'd prefer have more exercises like in the step 2.19 which seems realistic and I feel my self taking an exam right now.

I'd suggest You to have a section special like that one.

Thank You so much.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
It is an excellent course, so useful, I believe it will help all young people to pass the exam and do whatever they are looking for; either to continue their undergraduate, postgraduate degree or to work overseas. I would recommend it to all ambitious young adults
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Anonymous
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It was a wonderful course designed smartly , which helps learners understand better. They highlighted the requirements of IELTS exam's requirements and prepared us by different exercises.
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Thank you for this very good introduction into IELTS exame. It is helpful for preparation. A good thing would be more time for questions and nobody knows if answers or notes are correct. But I really enjoyed the course. Thank you.
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The course is very useful and full of benefits ,although the time is short . The educators are very helpful and friendly.Please do not stop preparing like this courses and I am so happy to be a part from this course .
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In spite of the short time , the course was useful and full of benefits .The educators were helpful and friendly and their tips were excellent .Please do not stop doing like this courses .
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I've really been enjoying this course. There are a lot of tips usefull to the test and everything well planned and organized, I mean, makes studying by yourself easy.
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well, I Loved the course it was really good and gives me the benefit . I didn't finish yet but I'm really excited how my english will be get better
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Ankit K
by Ankit completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I really appreciate all mentors and panelists to presenting this beautiful course for us as free. I never seen this course in my entire life for preparation of ielts. The course contains all specific thing including practice for speaking ae well as wonderful free resources to prepare well. This course...
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Anonymous
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Candidly, I appreciate all the topics that I've gone through so far. It was easy to understand and I enjoyed the different activities that need to accomplish like do a self recording, listen to others recording and give your own comment about what you heard. I have now a full understanding about speaking that you don't need to be anxious about your answer whether the examiner will agree or not because what matters most is how you able to express yourself. I like the way educators encourage their participants/students on this course. They let the students express themselves without being judge of your grammar or how you wrote your sentence, because of that I was engaged as well to write my opinion or to give my thoughts about the topic. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the educators for giving their time and passion to impart their knowledge and experience for those who wanted to improve their English and to have better understanding about IELTS.
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