Are you stuck at Band 6 in speaking?

ielts focus‘Why can’t I get Band 7 in speaking?’

Updated: September 2023

There are a lot of IELTS students out there stuck on a Band 5 or Band 6 in the speaking section and are frustrated. Many of you are near to giving up on hitting a Band 7.

Some people get the wrong advice, poor feedback, or are promised a high score by their teacher just to keep them happy. It is important to be realistic about this.

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IELTS Speaking Part 2 Strategy

A useful technique when presented with a difficult topic in IELTS speaking part 2.

In the IELTS speaking test part 2, you are given a cue card and have to give a 2-minute talk where you must ‘Describe’ something or some situation.

Often this can be stressful for people during the exam, many people just go blank and cannot think of ideas or many people may have no experience of the topic presented to them. This can be a cause for anxiety but in fact, you do not need to worry. There are 2 ways to deal with this.

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