How to improve your confidence in speaking English

Around the world, non-native speakers now outnumber native speakers by three to one. In Asia, an estimated 350 million people speak English. English has become the language of globalization and of international business, so why is it so many students are reluctant to speak English in class? There could be many reasons, but frequently they lack confidence, do not want to make mistakes and sometimes cannot find the words to express the ideas the teacher wants them to. Here is Read more

IELTS Speaking Practice

For students who would like some extra practice, here is a long list of IELTS speaking questions, organised by topic. Link to PDF file

Family & Relationships

Part 1

  1. Tell me something about your family.
  2. What do you like doing most with your family?
  3. Who are you close to in your family?
  4. In what way is your family important to you?

Part 2

Describe a close friend.

You should say:

  • How long you have known this person
  • How you met
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