Online Self-study Courses

IELTS Speaking Course

Study for IELTS in your own time, at your own pace.


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About this course

Course Description

With this Self-paced Online IELTS speaking course, you won't need to leave home and go to class for your IELTS preparation! Instead, by taking this online IELTS speaking course, you will learn from your video tutor, interactive exercises and receive educational support from an international team of experienced IELTS experts.

This course is for anyone who...

  • is at an Intermediate level or above.
  • wants control over their learning times.
  • needs to prepare for IELTS in a short time.
  • is looking for high quality private education at a low cost.

By the end of the course, you will...

  • have watched many model IELTS interviews.
  • get familiar with the three sections of IELTS speaking test.
  • learn the common topics used in IELTS speaking test.
  • be given vocabulary practice for the three parts.
  • master note taking during the 1-minute preparation time in part 2.
  • learn how to buy time.
  • get familiar with IELTS speaking assessment criteria (band descriptors).
  • have tons of speaking practice with video exercises.
  • be given any tips, strategies and practice you need for success at IELTS.

What are the requirements?

  • A computer (recommended) or a smartphone/tablet
  • Average speed Internet connection

Speaking Course Syllabus

1    Introduction

1.1    The Speaking Test Layout

1.2    Model Speaking Part 1

1.3    Model Speaking Part 2

1.4    Model Speaking Part 3

2  IELTS Speaking Part 1

2.1    What happens in Part 1

2.2    How to answer

2.3    Common Topics

2.4    General Tips for Part 1

3  IELTS Speaking Part 2

3.1    What happens in Part 2

3.2    The 1-minute Preparation Time

3.3    Model Notes

3.4    How to Speak

3.5    Language for part 2

3.6    How to Practice

3.7    General Tips for Part 2

4  IELTS Speaking Part 3

4.1    What happens in Part 3

4.2    How to Buy Time

4.3    How to Link Your Ideas

4.4    General Tips for Part 3

5  IELTS Speaking Assessment Criteria

5.1    Fluency and Coherence

5.2    Lexical Resource

5.3    Grammatical Range and Accuracy

5.4    Pronunciation

6  Speaking Practice

6.1    Cambridge IELTS 6 Test 1

6.2    Cambridge IELTS 6 Test 2

6.3    Cambridge IELTS 6 Test 3

6.4    Cambridge IELTS 6 Test 4

6.5    Cambridge IELTS 7 Test 1

6.6    Cambridge IELTS 7 Test 2

6.7    Cambridge IELTS 7 Test 3

6.8    Cambridge IELTS 7 Test 4

6.9    Cambridge IELTS 8 Test 1

6.10    Cambridge IELTS 8 Test 2

6.11    Cambridge IELTS 8 Test 3

6.12    Cambridge IELTS 8 Test 4

7  Interviews with Candidates

7.1    Speaking Tips from Other Candidates

About the Instructor

Mehdi Safavi is a Cambridge certified English teacher (CELTA Grade A), IDP Education Australia certified IELTS expert, Sussex Downs College TESOL and British Council TKT with 16+ years of teaching & teacher training experience. Read more about him →

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is this IELTS speaking course?

This is a self-paced course, so you can study at your own pace! For example, if you study every day, you may finish this IELTS speaking course in about a week, but if you can only study the lessons on weekends, it can take you about 30 days to complete. However, to make sure you can finish your courses at your convenience, we keep your access to the Academy open for 70 days (more than twice the time you actually need to complete the course!)

Will I have a live teacher?

No, but there is a teacher in pre-recorded video lessons on the IELTS Juice website. You will receive the tips and strategies from video tutor and practice them with lots of online exercises. Although there is no live teacher to explain things, our educational support team will always be happy to answer the questions you ask under each lesson.

Is a high speed Internet connection necessary?

Not really. The good news is that the video lessons are prepared in a way that even very low-speed Internet users are able to view them with no problems.

How many days/hours do I have to study?

You can study any time of the day and as long as you can! In self-paced courses, you won’t have to go online at specific times. But generally, we recommend about 2-4 hours of studying each day if you are aiming for a high score in the IELTS speaking test. Don't forget to one day off in a week to take a break :).

Will I need any books to study during this online IELTS speaking course?

Nothing except Cambridge IELTS books 6-11 which should be used as your practice material. Everything else is provided by the IELTS Juice Online Academy. There are interactive online exercises and downloadable materials that will be more than enough for your IELTS preparation.

What if I have questions during the course?

Don't worry! In each lesson, there is a Questions and Answers section where you can write your questions and get answers. Our educational support team will reply to your comments as soon as humanly possible.

Do you have any other questions?