IELTS Study Tips and Skills



Hello Zeeshan!
I'm afraid we don't have a direct method to practice speaking here at the moment, but here are a few suggestions to help you prepare for the speaking part of the IELTS.

Use the comments section here to practice grammar and vocabulary. It's writing, but still useful.

  • Have a look at the speaking tips page on LearnEnglish and on the British Council IELTS site.
  • Try to record yourself. Choose some IELTS speaking questions and think about your answers. Then go to a site like, record your answers, and playback your recording – what mistakes did you make? What do you like about your answer?
  • Keep listening to our recordings. One of the best ways to improve speaking... is listening!
  • Finally, remember you don't have to have a native speaker to talk to. Maybe a friend or colleague wants to talk English – ask around, and find someone who wants to practice.

However, please remember our house rules ask you not to share personal information, including Skype. This is to protect you and everyone else who uses our site.
Have fun, and enjoy your stay on LearnEnglish!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Bdur!

That's a very big question! Have a look around our site and read some of the comments from learners to get some good ideas and find practice material for the test. You can also find some tips on the British Council IELTS page. You might like to think about taking classes, too – there's a lot to learn for the exam, and a good school will advise you on what you need to work on before the exam. Don't forget that general English practice will also help you – it doesn't have to be IELTS specific! Our Business and Work section and Magazine section both have lots of articles and listenings that will help your IELTS performance.
Good luck!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team