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Splendid Speaking

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.

IELTS Language Lab: Test 13 2016/01/05, 23:41
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: <br>http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-sample-test-13/<br><br>Describe a business you know that you admire. You should say<br>what this business is<br>what the business sells<br>how long you have known about the business<br>and say why you like it so much.

IELTS Language Lab: Test 12 2015/12/15, 18:13
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. <br>The task was Speaking Practice 12: <br>http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-12/ <br><br>Describe a teacher you once had who you enjoyed being taught by. You should say<br><br>who this person was<br>when they were your teacher<br>which subject they taught you<br><br>and describe what it was about their character that you liked.<br><br>

IELTS Speaking Podcasts 11 Clothes and Fashion 2015/12/09, 01:49
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. <br>The task was Speaking Practice 11: <br>http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-12/ <br>Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in. You should say: <br>- what kind of accommodation it would be <br>- where it would be <br>- who would live there with you <br>and say why you would enjoy living in this place.

IELTS Language Lab: Test 10 2015/12/02, 11:40
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: <br>http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-9/ <br><br>Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in. You should say: <br>- what kind of accommodation it would be<br>- where it would be<br>- who would live there with you <br>and say why you would enjoy living in this place.

IELTS Speaking Podcast: Books and Films 2015/11/24, 01:13
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:<br>http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-9/<br><br>Task<br><br>Describe a book you have read or a film you have seen. You should say:<br><br>what this book or film was<br>when you read it or saw it<br>why you decided to see the film or read the book<br><br>and say if you enjoyed it and why.<br>

IELTS Language Lab: Test 8 2015/10/22, 18:48
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 2015/10/22, 13:15
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 2015/10/16, 18:46
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 2015/10/15, 15:06
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 2013/10/22, 17:16
IELTS Language Lab Test 4

This is the forth in our new series of podcasts aimed at students preparing for the IELTS Speaking exam.<br><br>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.<br><br>You can find out more about our free materials for IELTS Speaking preparation at our website:<br>http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk