Why am I stuck at Band 6 in Speaking?

ielts focusThis is one of the most common questions I get asked about in IELTS .

‘Why can’t I get Band 7 in speaking?’

There are a lot of IELTS students out there stuck on a Band 5 or Band 6 in the speaking section and are getting 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

Useful technique when presented with a cue card 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 may have no experience of the the topic presented to them. There are 2 ways to deal with this.

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