Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. With a little effort, you will notice big improvements. Keith Speaking Academy © All rights reserved. I just lay on my bed for hours and hours and spent time binge-watching my favorite TV series. And the reason this is so effective is you’re getting feedback directly instead of having someone else say it to you. Well, advanced students have to work on their pronunciation to be able to pass the IELTS speaking test. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); And that’s all for IELTS Speaking Part 1 Weekend recent topic! A chunk, in this case, is a group of words. If I want to watch movies, I often do it online or I do the traditional one which is buying or renting a DVD from a shop and enjoy watching it in the comfort of my room. So how does a Band 9 student develop their vocabulary? Indulge [verb] – to allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of something, Shopping spree [noun] – a short period of time in which someone buys a lot of things, Commercialized [adj.] And they do that so that if in the test they are hit with a completely unknown topic, they are used to making up stories. Let me know in the comments below which tip or activity you find the most useful for you. Do you have any questions or comments? This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Even a dollar can be a huge help. So students who aim for a Band 9 in IELTS Speaking have to be patient because they are at an advanced level. Your email address will not be published. As a beginner or at lower levels, you learn very quickly. Yes but I go to the cinema only when there’s a great movie that’s just released or when my friends invite me. So you can see, different words have different connotations! So these are the things that most successful IELTS speaking students do. Band 9 students understand the different stages you go through in learning vocabulary: You have to be ready to make mistakes so you can learn how to use it properly. One thing that Band 9 students do is they’ll ask a question multiple times but practice giving a different answer every time. You could answer this differently every time, like, “I really enjoy cooking at the weekends when I get some free time.”. That means that they need to be able to combine shorter and longer chunks as they speak, and it becomes a natural part of their speaking. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. This emphasis on vocabulary, colocation and learning in context was popularised by the work of Michael Lewis in his lexical approach. I have breakfast. And it’s planned out at least for the time that they have decided to prepare for the IELTS speaking exam. This is a really important skill to build as it makes language learning easier. But unfortunately these days, we’ve decided to minimize meeting outside just for safety purposes. No, Band 9 students realise that it’s about learning a language. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Do you mean famous or notorious? You also have time to listen and think. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Check out this simple but effective study plan for IELTS Speaking. Well, by reading and listening to a wide range of resources. And my grandpa will turn 80 next month so I’d like to celebrate his birthday in advance as I don’t know if my schedule will be available on his birthday. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. Required fields are marked *. Your mother tongue accent will be there and that’s okay, so long as what you are saying can be understood. As we can all agree, it takes a long time to attain fluency, pronunciation, and grammar. Oh yeah, I baked a banana cake after watching some baking videos on Youtube. However, developing vocabulary is the one area you can probably make the biggest impact in the shortest time.