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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 a ...
 
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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 Andrei who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. The task was Speaking Practice 18: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-sample-speaking-test-187/ Describe a time wh…
 
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 Mohamed who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. The task was Speaking Practice 17: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-sample-speaking-test-17/ Describe a time wh…
 
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: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-sample-test-13/ Describe a busine…
 
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. The task was Speaking Practice 12: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-12/ Describe a teacher…
 
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. The task was Speaking Practice 11: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-12/ Describe a house or …
 
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: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-9/ Describe a house or a…
 
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: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-9/ Task Describe a book yo…
 
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 ie…
 
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 th…
 
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 …
 
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 i…
 
This is the forth in our new 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 Bashar who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on …
 
This is the third in our new 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 Sadia who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on t…
 
This is the second in our new 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 Clara who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on …
 
This is the first in our new 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 Sara who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on th…
 
Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This recording features Ekaterina and Lachesara from Bulgaria. In this interview we looked at the skill of reaching agreement. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension question…
 
Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This podcast features Alejandro from Argentina and looks at how to structure a short, two-minute presentation. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task…
 
This recording features Raluca from Romania and Genevieve from France. In this interview we looked at the skill of using anecdotes to make a point. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task shee…
 
This podcast features Corina from Romania. In this interview we looked at the skill of giving aspontaneous talk. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar…
 
This podcast features Ioana from Romania and looks at how to structure a short talk when reviewing a film. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk …
 
This podcast features Joao from Brazil and Werner for Germany, who take part in a role-play similar to those found in English exams like CAE and CPE. The focus of this discussion is how to work collaboratively in a task like this. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speak…
 
Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This week we’re listening to Arturo from Italy. This recording looks at the skill of using an anecdote to make a point. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a we…
 
Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This podcast features Ana from Austria and Jonas from Switzerland and looks at working cooperatively when carrying out role plays. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension ques…
 
Structuring a Short Talk This podcast features Isabelle from Switzerland and looks at how to structure a short talk. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a sim…
 
Hi and welcome to the latest podcast from Splendid Speaking. In this recording we're going to break with tradition and feature an interview with someone who's been using Flo-Joe's new writing critique and correction service for CAE, that's the Certificate in Advanced English. I'm speaking with Giada from Italy and at the time of the interview Giada…
 
This recording features Werner from Germany. In this interview we looked at the skill of captivating your audience with a memorable introduction. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet …
 
Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This podcast features Otavio from Brazil and looks at how to captivate your audience by referencing topical issues in a talk. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions…
 
This recording features Andrzej from Poland. In this interview we looked at the skill of describing photographs, a task that appears in the CAE examination. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly …
 
Do you face the challenge of giving a short presentation? If so, you'll want to make sure you grab your listeners' attention. This podcast features Victoria from Belarus, who gives a short talk on the importance of learning a second language. Listen to Victoria's talk and note how she uses an anecdote to give the presentation personal significance.…
 
How good are you at making conversation with a complete stranger? Do you find it easy thinking of things to say or questions to ask? This podcast features Anca from Romania and Laurent from France and this was the first time they’d spoken together through Skype. Free Transcripts! Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the curren…
 
If you'd like to improve or practise the skills involved in making presentations then this podcast will be of interest to you. This week we’re listening to Eun-Kyung from South Korea. In this Skype interview, Eun-Kyung was asked to describe a place in her country she would recommend to tourists. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcript…
 
If you're an advanced speaker of English and would like to improve or practise the skills involved in taking part in a discussion and describing events then this podcast will be of interest to you. In this task Solange from Brazil and Arturo from Italy had to compare the way Christmas is celebrated in their two countries. Free Transcripts! At Splen…
 
This recording features Ekaterina from Bulgaria and Teodoro from Chile. In this interview we looked at the skill of responding to questions. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to he…
 
This podcast features an interview with Ekaterina from Bulgaria, who at the time interview was preparing for CAE. In this interview we looked at the skill of describing photographs. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehen…
 
Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This recording features Solange from Brazil. In this interview we looked at the skill of giving full answers to questions. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a…
 
Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This podcast features Sylvia from Romania and looks at signposting short talks. The transcript for the most recent podcast, comprehension questions and a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk are sent to subscribers of our mailing list when the podcast is published each week. You can sign…
 
Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This podcast features Stefania from Italy and looks at how to speculate and hypothesise in a short talk. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet…
 
This recording, which features Vucosava, looks at the skills of expressing and justifying opinions when making a presentation. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare…
 
Facing an examination and need to speak with someone you've never met before? Perhaps you're just looking to improve your advanced English conversation skills. This podcast features Ana and Jonas and the focus of the task was on their ability to ask questions about each other’s interests, studies, or careers, and to listen and respond naturally to …
 
Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This week we’re listening to Solange from Brazil. This recording looks at the skill of making a spontaneous talk. Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly t…
 
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