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In the speaking section of the IELTS, part one takes about eighteen minutes.

There is a different speaking task for those taking the general training module. They get easier questions than the academic module.

There are usually two topics covered in part one of the speaking task.

There are only two things that you are marked on in the speaking section of the IELTS: Vocabulary and Pronunciation.

To do really well on the speaking part of the IELTS, your English must be perfect.

Which of the following will help you do well on the IELTS?

"I like shopping." "I like watching TV." You should use "I like" often to get a high score on the vocabulary mark.

You should expand your answers. This may mean...

Cuisine is another word for:

Is it okay to make some things up on the IELTS? For example, I don't like sports, but I think if I lie and say I do like sports, I will have more to say on the topic.


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123 Comments on “IELTS Speaking Task 1 – How to get a high score”


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Hey Emma, It’s good to see you again..
wish I can get the IELTS but unfortunately it doesn’t available in my country..thanks a lot for your great efforts..
I have a question: can you or anyone tells me why you often saying “Could I get” instead of saying “Can I get” although Could is the past of Can, plus what’s the difference bettween “My father works at the hospital” and “My father works in the hospital..thank you once again

Respectfully,
Taha

Friday, May 17th 2013

    They use “Could I get” because this expression is more polite.

    “at” refers to a location, whereas “in” refers to the inside. The former, “at”, could refer to either the outside or the inside of a building. Both of these are correct.
    Speakers might use “at” instead of “in” when location itself is more important than being inside that location and doing something.

    For example,
    I’m at the HOSPITAL, waiting for the doctor.
    I’m in the hospital, WAITING for the doctor.

    Friday, May 17th 2013

      How are you doing Jerry,
      I really appreciate your explanation but what if I said “I tried my best but I couldn’t” and “I tried my best but I can’t” the different so big, the same thing with Could I get and Can I get so can you explain a little bit more…

      regarding to “at” and “in” it’s pretty clear now, Thanks

      Respectfully,
      Taha

      Saturday, May 18th 2013

        Very good explanation, Jerrychen!

        Hey, Taha, here’s some explanations about this whole thing “CAN”

        “CAN” is one of the most commonly modal verb used in English. It’s used to express: ABILITIES, OPPORTUNITIES, TO REQUEST or OFFER PERMISSION and SHOW POSSIBILITY or IMPOSSIBILITY.

        Here are some examples:

        #1. I CAN speak English beautifully. (Ability)

        #2. We CAN buy it when it’s in OFF. (Opportunity)

        #3. He CAN hang out with his friends as soon as he finishes his homework up. (Permission)

        #4. Mom, CAN I now hang out? I’m already done with my homework! (REQUEST)

        #5. You CAN get sick if you have much junk food! (Possibility or impossibility)

        USING “CAN” IN THE PAST AND IN THE FUTURE.

        PAST: COULD/TO BE ABLE TO
        FUTURE: TO BE ABLE TO

        However, your sentence fits in the option ability.

        Look closely.

        Your sentences:

        I tried my best, but I couldn’t do my test all by myself.*

        I always try my best, but I can never do a test all by myself.**

        * In the first one you used the main verb (to try) in the past, so the modal verb (can) must come also in the past. You made an attempt, you tried, but you didn’t manage doing the test.

        ** the second one the main verb (to try) is in the present, so the modal (can) must be also in the present in order to make sense!

        Hope it helps, see you around…

        Sunday, May 19th 2013

          Hey Thalinho,
          I really appreciate your help, It’s pretty clear now..your examples made it easy to understand.
          With deep respect and appreciation

          Sincerely,
          Taha

          Saturday, May 25th 2013

        hey taha,
        sorry for the intervention, but from my humble opinion, i think that when you say could i get it’s the same of can i get but the first sentence is more pullied.
        then when you say i tried my best but i couldn’t is the right way cause you are refering to something in the past that you couldn’t do then when you say i tried my best but i can’t it dosen’t make sence cause you are talking about the past and present in the same time but you can say i tried my best but i can’t do that any more here is the right way cause you are refering to some thing you did in the past and you can’t repeat it refers to the present.

        Monday, June 10th 2013

          Hey Alani,
          that is very kind of you.

          thanks a lot my brother,
          Taha

          Monday, June 10th 2013

    where r u from?

    Friday, June 7th 2013

    Hello Taha. You could approach me if you need help. I would be honored to help you.
    Warm Regards,
    Victoria ❤

    Tuesday, July 30th 2013

Hey Emma, It’s good to see you again..
wish I can get the IELTS but unfortunately it doesn’t available in my country..thanks a lot for your great efforts..
I have a question: can you or anyone tells me why you often saying “Could I get” instead of saying “Can I get” although Could is the past of Can, plus what’s the difference between “My father works at the hospital” and “My father works in the hospital..thank you once again

Respectfully,
Taha

Friday, May 17th 2013

Thank you, Emma!

I used some of your tips when I had an interview, where I spoke English. I got the job.

Friday, May 17th 2013

Hi If you pleas
If continuance that explain task two and task three

Friday, May 17th 2013

Your explanation is clear and you use all detail to show the especial points. thank you.

Friday, May 17th 2013

my favorite teacher

Friday, May 17th 2013

Thanks a lot Emma! You always have prepared a lot before teach us. I love it and really appreciate!

Friday, May 17th 2013

How easy English is with you Emma ! ! !
Would you please show us a written form of the interview between both parties. next month i am going to have a work interview, i hope your lesson will help me getting the new job.
Thants alot.

Saturday, May 18th 2013

    Hi Mansour,
    I am masum. sorry for intervention. I would like to inform that you can practice to friends or relative about your work Confrontaion, traits, Enthusiasm, work ethic, dedication etc.Can you practice to me. this is my skype;masumdsbc

    Sunday, July 13th 2014

Hi Emma,
Thank you so much,Your explanation is so informative with suitable examples…i appreciate you..

Saturday, May 18th 2013

Thanks!!!

Saturday, May 18th 2013

Hi Emma,
I still beginner in english , But i want to know what’s the difference between American english and British english , what one do you teaching.
I wish that all my comment is correct. Respect Emma from Morocco , you’re the best Teacher in engvid.

Saturday, May 18th 2013

yes 100% :)

Saturday, May 18th 2013

    NICE BABY

    Thursday, June 6th 2013

hi Emma.very interesting lesson. thanks for the recommended.

Sunday, May 19th 2013

I am a new user of engVid. Is there any way to communicate with you? Because I have a question, actually many, that what is the meaning of “it sucks”. I know its a slang. But I have to know it because you (English people) use it frequently. I am sorry to get you into embarrassing situation.

Sunday, May 19th 2013

thank you.it’s very helpful for me.

Sunday, May 19th 2013

Hello,Emma

I have a question here that may not belong to this lesson but really confused me, anyway the question is
1.Can I ask a question ?
2.Could I ask a question ?
which one is correct and which can be more polite so please reply me
I will be thankful
so please reply me

Sunday, May 19th 2013

Excellent video, Emma, as you ever do!

Sunday, May 19th 2013

Thank You Very Much..

Sunday, May 19th 2013

Mohibms,
Both questions are ok. My husband who is American, says that to his ear, it sounds a little more polite with could.
I hope this helps you.

Sunday, May 19th 2013

i feel very difficult to speak in english what is the way that makes me to improve my communication?

Monday, May 20th 2013

hi emma…could you please make more videos on most used english phrases to help us in speaking and listening… ^_^

Monday, May 20th 2013

Dear Emma,
I would greatly appreciate it if you kindly help me. Firstly, I get confused when someone says smth like “I’m feeling better”. Is this sentence grammatically correct? As I know we only use “feeling” as a noun, but not a pres. continious verb.

Secondly, my another question refers to using of “have have” in sentences with verbs in the past perfect form. For example, which of the sentences are preffered to use if I want to say that I ALREADY have a particular book:
“I’ve already have this book” or simple “I’ve got this book.”
Thanks in advance!

Monday, May 20th 2013

    sorry, I meant using verbs in the present perfect form when we say about possession.
    Which is preffered: “I’ve already had this book” or “I’ve got this book”?

    Monday, May 20th 2013

Emma, thanks, this video really helped improve my english.

Tuesday, May 21st 2013

nice video .. very helpful teacher :)

Tuesday, May 21st 2013

this lesion is very useful for me) Thank you so much, Emma.

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013

Thanks Emma really a good video
and unfortunately i don’t have people speaking English to encourage me practice with them and i forgot a lot of phrase and vocabulary
and i can’t speak english quickly as the level that i want to be at

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013

This is a very good lesson not only for the IELTS but for everyone who wants to improve their skills in English language. Thank you and greetings from Athens.

Friday, May 24th 2013

I just wanna say HI 2 u,dear prof.
:) Regards!

Friday, May 24th 2013

thank you for lesson my teacher

Saturday, May 25th 2013

thanks Ms. Emma i hope you can give more video lesson for new member. cheers :-)

Saturday, May 25th 2013

Thank you

Sunday, May 26th 2013

Hi I am a novice in English Can you help me

Sunday, May 26th 2013

OH emma for the first lesson i realy inderstand it the way u make us focus it is imbelivebale thank you so much :)

Sunday, May 26th 2013

thanks Emma can you give lessons for TOEFL

Monday, May 27th 2013

Hello Emma
Thanx for video.I did not get someting which i wanna learn.
You used ”make things up” when you talk about lie in this video.But What exatly does it mean ? or it can be meant an other thing as well ?

Monday, May 27th 2013

Thank you!

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

thanks a lot

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

Hello Emma. When should I use the simple future and when going to?

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

Great lesson Emma, I´ll take my exam soon and it was very usefull for my, thanks

Wednesday, May 29th 2013

My exam is coming soon, so thinks for your video!

Thursday, May 30th 2013

when i download this video it’s voiceless if some one know how can i fix it please tell me as soon as you can

Sunday, June 2nd 2013

thanks Emma You’re best teacher I’ve a problem with listening but I understand you well
All of your lesson are excellent

Monday, June 3rd 2013

that was incredibly interesting, thanks for that

Tuesday, June 4th 2013

sorry, but i have a question
where i can download this video

Wednesday, June 5th 2013

thanks emma you are really a good teacher i understand from you

Thursday, June 6th 2013

I intend to do IELTS test
I made ​​a lot of spelling mistakes while writing How can I improve my writing quickly

Saturday, June 8th 2013

Thank you so much. The phrase “you don’t need to be perfect to get a band of 9 in an IELTS is exam” enlightened me. :)

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

Hi Emma, thanks you very much fo such great videos. i just wanted to know what if we don’t really know how to answer a question, can we change the subject, for e.g Am not keen of sports but i rather like to play games at home or enjoy with my friends. Thank you

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013

thank you so much :)

Saturday, July 6th 2013

Hello Emma, I really love you style to teach english, I’m enjoying each video and I can understand very well, Thanks for teach me.

Friday, July 12th 2013

Hi Emma , i really appreciate your help and i would like to thank you and all EngVid team for these great efforts .

Ali

Sunday, July 14th 2013

Hi Emma,
i wish if i can meet friends speak clearly as you .. lol
warm regards
tott

Thursday, July 25th 2013

i recognized some my mistakes when i see this video. thanks for advice <3

Friday, July 26th 2013

Hello Ms Emma, I am Victoria. I’m currently living in Singapore and I would like to request you to do a video on oral communication. I really enjoy this website a lot and thank you so much.
Love,
Victoria ❤

Tuesday, July 30th 2013

Hi Ms Emma! this video is pretty helpful to me. Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

thanks mam giving instruction for IELTS. But I have one confussion if in the speaking task examiner ask me question and I am not understand the question the I would ask the examiner for repeat or tell me question again?

Thursday, August 8th 2013

hi emma
i really enjoy your lesson thnks alot, keep going ^_^

Thursday, August 8th 2013

Good morning Emma, Thank you so much for this class ! Obviously you really enjoy teaching and because of that it is almost impossible not to learn quickly from you ! Have a nice day, best regards from Argentina.
Javier.

Saturday, August 10th 2013

Dear Emma,

I really love your lessons.
Thank you very much.

Sunday, August 11th 2013

Thank you very much! You’re fantastic teacher. :x :)))

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

Dear Emma, thank you for the lessons.

Friday, August 16th 2013

this graet emma but i need the one for toefl

Thursday, August 22nd 2013

Hi Emma. I’m very glad to know about you.
You gave a lesson very clearly and made me understand about what you say. I hope that i can get move with step by step.
I really enthusiastic about your lesson.

Saturday, September 7th 2013

    Hai … Dina ,, could you teach me english ? Im a beginner, i do not know where i should start, Please give me recommendations. Thanks

    Sunday, September 15th 2013

thank you madam for your valuable tips

Monday, September 9th 2013

this is best English training Website I scanned for free. Thank all team guys’ effort.

Thursday, September 12th 2013

There were a lot of useful tips for me in this lesson.
I got 10 correct out of 10.

Thank you Emma

Thursday, September 19th 2013

hi
how are you?
and where are you from?

Thursday, September 19th 2013

Emma,
I enjoyed a lot this lesson!
Thank you

Monday, October 7th 2013

excellent explanation Emma
many thanks .
taha there Ielts exam in Erbil and also Baghdad
you can check this web site for more information
https://ielts.britishcouncil.org/iraq
thanks
zinah

Saturday, October 12th 2013

Hi Emma how are you . you know Emma u are best teacher . I want to make test with Can I

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

nice

Monday, November 11th 2013

Hii! Emma, you’re really an excellent teacher! What I like best is your glamourous way to express yourself! Would be glad to learn from you again and again! Hopeful, with your help, I’ll finally pass IELTS in 2014)) With you, it doesn’t seem that undoable)) Great respect in your precious job you’re doing for us! Thank you, dear!

Sunday, November 24th 2013

Thank you

Saturday, November 30th 2013

Thanks Ms Emma, I got 80%.

Monday, December 9th 2013

Thanks for the lesson and tips :)

Friday, December 13th 2013

It was ery nice for me to have joined to you my dear friends at Emma’s online teaching with your comments. I am a researcher and i have been learning english by myself since my 44 years old, here there are no english courses or someone to practice. So i do all my progress in inglish with the help of internet. Great thanks to them, who help with learning english online free.
It would be so appriceated if someone help me with my english, particularly in writing science paper for international journals.
hope to hear from you soon,
Bakhytbek

Sunday, December 29th 2013

Dear Emma,

Thank you so much for these videos !
I got my IELTS(academic) results today.
S-7.0
W-7.0
L-8.0
R-6.5
Overall band score-7.0

I followed your every tip as much as I can. This is my first time taking IELTS and I came up with successful results ! Thousand times thank you …. thank you !!!

Thursday, January 2nd 2014

Thanks :)

Thursday, January 2nd 2014

thanks emma

Tuesday, January 7th 2014

hello emma. i loved to your explanation style in all the topics of ilets my speaking test will be tomorrow………….. thank u for making awesome classes on this web <3 LOVE YOU <3

Thursday, January 9th 2014

Thanks Emma, lovely session about part 1 IELTS speaking. You have done excellent job. Now on I make sure I will follow these instructions without breakdown.

Monday, January 13th 2014

really useful!! thanks a lot!

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

really useful!! thanks a lot!

Tuesday, January 21st 2014

I enjoy ur way of teaching Emma .

Saturday, January 25th 2014

hey guys,

I will get IELTS exam on 15th of February. But I’m not pleased my speaking part. If someone is interested to improve language ability. just contact me? Good luck

Saturday, January 25th 2014

thank you

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

Thanks Emma. you are doing wonderful job.
just love your teachings. Thanks a lot :)

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Thanks Emma. you are doing wonderful job.
just love your teachings. Thanks a lot :)

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Thanks so much for the lessons and tips !

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

hi my teacher thank you for you do best to teach us i hope i can like you fluent and cinfident

Sunday, February 16th 2014

thank you my instructor for all of your advises. next month i have IELTS examination. if anyone help me i appreciate. i am studying at English university, and i have to get more than 5.5 from IELTS to pass this year.

Saturday, March 1st 2014

Thank you Emma
What is the best way to improve my vocabulary and grammar simultaneously?

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

Easy Quiz :D 10/10

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Hi Emma, i benefit a lot from this lesson. I have an inquiry. you said that we should use different tenses, the problem is that the first section of IELTS speaking is concerning facts about my life, therefor i am forced to use present simple most of the time. What do you think?

Monday, March 17th 2014

Hi Emma!
Well…I have done all these things you mention, really help but somehow I used Japanese while interview( i mean for some vocab but not the whole sentence)accidentally. Rare but it really happened…Quite sad as my language system seems become chaos

Monday, March 31st 2014

In God willing,I’m going to have IELTS next fortnight,I hope to do well.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

thank you Emma i really interest

Sunday, May 4th 2014

Emma you are a great teacher, thanks
i got 100% understanding :)

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

well-done Emma, but you said you would present more lessons about task 1and describing the other forms of charts…. .I hope you record a vid about this part. thanks loads.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Hiiii my name is jay and I am only here to speak about Emma , if anybody remember then yes the sweet speaker on engvid’s videos. She is an amazing tutor even I have found many easy tips about IELTS from Emma’s videos.
I would like to say her ,keep doing it and you are doing brilliant job here .
Thanks

Thursday, June 26th 2014

hi dear Emma , you are realy cine. I enjoy it

Sunday, July 6th 2014

+100 ;)

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

I enjoyed it, thanks EMMA

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Thanks Emma you are a great teacher.

Sunday, July 20th 2014

thank a lot emma. you are really wonderful teacher. i wish may you live long.

Friday, July 25th 2014

hi, emma ,
i listen your lecture here on video, i really appreciate your speaking style , your good impression ,your smiling face ,

thanks

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

Hi Emma. I started with engvid with IELTS speaking because this would help me a lot in my work. I love how the way you presented it. I can’t wait to see the next one. Thanks! :-)

Sunday, August 10th 2014

Pretty good session. Thank you for such free modules.

Monday, August 11th 2014
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