IELTS Speaking Success Strategy

The Easiest Way to Get a 7 on the IELTS Speaking test




The easiest way to get a 7 on the Speaking test is to use intonation in your voice.

On the Speaking test you are graded on four things:

  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency and Coherence
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation


How can you get a 7 on Speaking?

The quickest way to get a 7 on the Speaking test is to use intonation in your voice.

This will help you relax. It will make you sound confident.

If you have feeling in your voice you’ll get a 7 for pronunciation and it might pull up your other scores.



More IELTS Speaking Tips


Do you want to know 4 contrasting phrases that the examiner wants to hear?

In IELTS Speaking Part 3 and also on the Writing test you need to use high-level grammatical structures that show contrast.

In this episode we give you four of those phrases and we show you exactly how to use them with examples.

How can you use these on your exam? Practice by describing the pros of cons of living in your city to a friend.

Click here to listen to the episode.


Do you want to know how to be the highest-scoring IELTS candidate ever?

One key strategy to increase your speaking score is to exaggerate in your speaking answers.

Why should you exaggerate?

It will automatically put more feeling and intonation into your voice which will increase your pronunciation score.

It will also allow you to use more advanced and specific vocabulary words which will increase your vocabulary score plus complex grammar constructions. This will be great for your grammar score.

Ready to learn more? Click here to listen to the episode


Do you want to score a “9” on IELTS Speaking?

In this episode you’ll get four sample questions and answers for the Speaking test.

Lindsay and Jessica will demonstrate how to use a varied tone of voice, natural idioms, interesting vocabulary, and how to cite personal examples.

You need to do all of these things to get a 7, 8 or a 9 on the Speaking test.

Listen to these samples then create your own answers.

Click here to listen to the episode.


What are the most common Speaking Part 1 questions?

You have a 50% chance of getting questions about your hometown in Speaking Part 1.

We recommend you practice answering these questions using interesting vocabulary such as idioms and a varied tone of voice to get a higher pronunciation score.

In this episode we give you the questions and a few sample answers. Use this episode to practice!

Click here to listen to the episode


Five Artsy Idioms for Questions about Art and Museums

On the Speaking test you might get a question about art or museums.

In this episode we give you five awesome idioms that you can use to answer these questions.

Why should you include these idioms?

It makes your vocabulary more interesting and interesting vocabulary gets you a higher score!

Click here to learn how to use the idioms.


Six Speaking Idioms for Questions about Parties and Celebrations

We already know that using idioms is the fastest way to increase your vocabulary score on the IELTS Speaking test.

In today’s article we give you six excellent idioms that you can use when you get questions about parties.

We’ll show you how to pronounce these idioms, what they mean, and how to put them into your answers for that 7 or higher.

Click here to get the 6 speaking test idioms


Seven Wonderful Work Idioms for the Speaking Test

If you want to score a 7 or higher on IELTS you need to use interesting vocabulary on the IELTS Speaking test!

What kind of vocabulary?

You need idioms.

One of the most common questions types on the Speaking test is questions about work.

In this episode we give you seven natural and native idioms that you can use to push your score higher.

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How to Get Synonyms for the Speaking test

If you can use interesting vocabulary words on the IELTS Speaking test and the IELTS Writing test then you can get a 7 or higher.

That means that you need synonyms! Do you feel like your vocabulary is limited?

How do you build your vocabulary so that you can throw in these synonyms at the right moments?

In this episode we show you synonyms for 3 common speaking questions including travel, food, and global warming.

We also show you how to come up with your own synonyms using the right study routine and the right tools.

Listen to the episode now.



Do you know how to use your body language to bump up your speaking score?

Even though it’s not written in the examiner’s notes, it is clear that nonverbal communication and messages can influence your IELTS score because the examiner is human.

You can use this to your advantage if you know what gestures could help you and what gestures could hurt you.

Click here to read more about body language on the Speaking test.



Do you want to avoid wasting money preparing for the speaking test?

Many IELTS students waste time and money doing the wrong things when it comes to Speaking test preparation. Don’t immediately seek out a native speaker to get speaking practice.

First, you need to learn speaking strategies that will help you get that 7.

After you understand the speaking strategies you need to find an IELTS professional who can give you feedback and you also need to speak with natives for general fluency practice.

Read more here about how to prepare for IELTS Speaking.



What should you do if you run out of ideas on Speaking Part 2?

On Speaking Part 2 if your mind goes blank you need a 2-step process to take action.

Here is what you should do:

  • Step 1: Be honest and articulate what’s happening. Try to use an idiom or expression and this will bump up your score.
  • Step 2: Use your personal experiences to think of something to say.

Read more here about what to do in Speaking Part 2 if your mind goes blank.



  1. This topic was very interesting, Lindsay you inspired me with talking about life and the way we see it, actually this matter always gets me thrilling.
    I’ve been trying to be optimistic, focus in the bright side..
    Thanks a lot.

  2. 3 Keys IELTS is your torch to enlighten your goals . Better to light the way now than curse the failure . One awesome system / course is enough ! Let it wake you up !

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