Lessons for IELTS Advanced Speaking (PDF + Audio)

Download Lessons for IELTS Advanced Speaking (PDF + Audio)

The IELTS Advanced Speaking test can be challenging even for the most advanced speakers because, at higher levels, it requires not only accuracy but also flexibility, appropriacy subtlety and fluency.

The Lessons for IELTS Advanced Speaking course provides advanced-level students with language and practice activities which will lead to higher band scores in the IELTS Speaking test. The course also contains tips and advice for engaging in a conversation-style test, where the skills of listening to the questions and responding appropriately are very important.

The course includes practice activities for Part 1, 2 and 3 of the IELTS Speaking test. However, the main focus will be on Part 2 and 3. You are advised to use the activities in Part 1 as a speaking warm-up for each lesson. These parts will give you a powerhouse of vocabulary and ideas that you can use to make you own answers for typical IELTS Speaking test questions.

Lessons for IELTS Advanced Speaking

The examiner may ask you to clarify or develop your ideas in Part 3 of the test. Therefore, you need to demonstrate flexibility and control of language as you discuss possibilities and ideas, as these skills are key to gaining a higher-level score in the IELTS Speaking test. This course provides extensive practice of these important language areas within a conversational context so that you will feel confident to speak naturally, fluently and accurately in the test situation.

In each unit, the focus in Part 1 is on:

  • Breadth of coverage.
  • Natural answers and language.
  • Listening to the questions and answering appropriately.
  • Fluency, speed, and quick reactions.


The exercises in Part 2 focus on:

  • Coherence and linking ideas
  • Giving examples
  • Personalizing your story
  • Describing your reactions, feelings and emotions
  • Avoiding hesitation and repetition

In Part 3, the focus is on:

  • Complex language to express sophisticated ideas
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Developing ideas
  • Thinking quickly


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