Splendid Speaking

Splendid Speaking

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Splendid Speaking supports advanced learners of English who want to develop their top-level speaking skills and communication strategies. Each podcast features a recording of non-native speakers of English carrying out short tasks individually or in pairs such as making presentations or taking part in discussions. Each recording contains expert feedback on the speaker's performance. Also, visit the Splendid Speaking website at splendidspeaking.com to subscribe to our newsletter which gives automatic access to transcripts of all podcasts. Students studying for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge CAE, CPE or BEC will find these recordings useful in preparation for their Speaking exam. We also publish a weekly task sheet giving you the chance to try a similar task and a daily quiz consisting of three colloquial expressions.

Episodes

IELTS Language Lab: Test 18  

Welcome to the IELTS Language Lab, brought to you by Peter Travis from ieltsspeaking.co.uk. In this episode we’re going to listen to Andrei who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. The task was Speaking Practice 18: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-sample-speaking-test-187/ Describe a time when you bought something for someone. You should say when this was what is was you bought who you bought it for and say how you felt about buying it for them.

IELTS Language Lab: Test 17  

Welcome to the IELTS Language Lab, brought to you by Peter Travis from ieltsspeaking.co.uk. In this episode we’re going to listen to Mohamed who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. The task was Speaking Practice 17: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-sample-speaking-test-17/ Describe a time when you experienced extreme weather conditions. You should say when this was where you were what the weather was like and say how you felt about the experience.

IELTS Language Lab: Test 13  

Welcome to the IELTS Language Lab, brought to you by Peter Travis from ieltsspeaking.co.uk. In this episode we’re going to listen to Graciela who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. The task was Speaking Practice 12: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-sample-test-13/ Describe a business you know that you admire. You should say what this business is what the business sells how long you have known about the business and say why you like it so much.

IELTS Language Lab: Test 12  

Welcome to the IELTS Language Lab, brought to you by Peter Travis from ieltsspeaking.co.uk. In this episode we’re going to listen to Peter who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. The task was Speaking Practice 12: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-12/ Describe a teacher you once had who you enjoyed being taught by. You should say who this person was when they were your teacher which subject they taught you and describe what it was about their character that you liked.

IELTS Speaking Podcasts 11 Clothes and Fashion  

Welcome to the IELTS Language Lab, brought to you by Peter Travis from ieltsspeaking.co.uk. In this episode we’re going to listen to Amy who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. The task was Speaking Practice 11: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-12/ Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in. You should say: - what kind of accommodation it would be - where it would be - who would live there with you and say why you would enjoy living in this place.

IELTS Language Lab: Test 10  

Welcome to the IELTS Language Lab, brought to you by Peter Travis from ieltsspeaking.co.uk. In this episode we’re going to listen to Baya who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. The task was Speaking Practice 9: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-9/ Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in. You should say: - what kind of accommodation it would be - where it would be - who would live there with you and say why you would enjoy living in this place.

IELTS Speaking Podcast: Books and Films  

Welcome to the IELTS Language Lab, brought to you by Peter Travis from ieltsspeaking.co.uk. In this episode we’re going to listen to Le who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. The task was Speaking Practice 9: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-9/ Task Describe a book you have read or a film you have seen. You should say: what this book or film was when you read it or saw it why you decided to see the film or read the book and say if you enjoyed it and why.

IELTS Language Lab: Test 8  

This is the eighth in our series of podcasts aimed at students preparing for the IELTS Speaking exam. The IELTS Language Lab uses the IELTS assessment criteria to examine recordings of students trying IELTS-style Speaking tests. In this episode we’re to going to listen to Amy who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. You can find out more about our free materials for IELTS Speaking preparation at our website: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk

IELTS Speaking Language Lab: Test 7  

This is the seventh in our series of podcasts aimed at students preparing for the IELTS Speaking exam. The IELTS Language Lab uses the IELTS assessment criteria to examine recordings of students trying IELTS-style Speaking tests. In this episode we’re to going to listen to Andrea who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. You can find out more about our free materials for IELTS Speaking preparation at our website: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk

IELTS Language Lab: Test 6  

This is the sixth in our series of podcasts aimed at students preparing for the IELTS Speaking exam. The IELTS Language Lab uses the IELTS assessment criteria to examine recordings of students trying IELTS-style Speaking tests. In this episode we’re to going to listen to Monica who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. You can find out more about our free materials for IELTS Speaking preparation at our website: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk

IELTS Language Lab: Test 5  

This is the fifth in our series of podcasts aimed at students preparing for the IELTS Speaking exam. The IELTS Language Lab uses the IELTS assessment criteria to examine recordings of students trying IELTS-style Speaking tests. In this episode we’re to going to listen to Peter who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. You can find out more about our free materials for IELTS Speaking preparation at our website: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk

IELTS Language Lab Test 4  

This is the forth in our new series of podcasts aimed at students preparing for the IELTS Speaking exam. The IELTS Language Lab uses the IELTS assessment criteria to examine recordings of students trying IELTS-style Speaking tests. In this episode we’re to going to listen to Bashar who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. You can find out more about our free materials for IELTS Speaking preparation at our website: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk

IELTS Language Lab Test 3  

This is the third in our new series of podcasts aimed at students preparing for the IELTS Speaking exam. The IELTS Language Lab uses the IELTS assessment criteria to examine recordings of students trying IELTS-style Speaking tests. In this episode we’re to going to listen to Sadia who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. You can find out more about our free materials for IELTS Speaking preparation at our website: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk

IELTS Language Lab Test 2  

This is the second in our new series of podcasts aimed at students preparing for the IELTS Speaking exam. The IELTS Language Lab uses the IELTS assessment criteria to examine recordings of students trying IELTS-style Speaking tests. In this episode we’re to going to listen to Clara who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. You can find out more about our free materials for IELTS Speaking preparation at our website: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk

IELTS Language Lab  

This is the first in our new series of podcasts aimed at students preparing for the IELTS Speaking exam. The IELTS Language Lab uses the IELTS assessment criteria to examine recordings of students trying IELTS-style Speaking tests. In this episode we’re to going to listen to Sara who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. You can find out more about our free materials for IELTS Speaking preparation at our website: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk

Working Together to Reach Agreement  

Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This recording features Ekaterina and Lachesara from Bulgaria. In this interview we looked at the skill of reaching agreement.

Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Structuring a Short Talk  

Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This podcast features Alejandro from Argentina and looks at how to structure a short, two-minute presentation.

Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Using an Anecdote to Make a Point  

This recording features Raluca from Romania and Genevieve from France. In this interview we looked at the skill of using anecdotes to make a point.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Making a Spontaneous Talk  

This podcast features Corina from Romania. In this interview we looked at the skill of giving aspontaneous talk.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Structuring a short talk  

This podcast features Ioana from Romania and looks at how to structure a short talk when reviewing a film.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

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