There are a number of ways you can practise for IELTS speaking. The most important thing is to speak – and to use the language as often as you can. This means looking for opportunities at work and at home. This is hard for many people I know who don’t have friends who speak English.
FIND A FRIEND!
If you want to find an online speaking partner please see my facebook page about this: https://www.facebook.com/speakielts/
You can also practise the precise skills you need for IELTS speaking by recording yourself. You can work on your fluency and coherence at home and perhaps record yourself. Most phones nowadays allow you to do that. This is a good idea as it really does help your pronunciation to sound out the words aloud. Listen to yourself. If you don’t like the way you sound, try re-recording yourself. In my experience, you won’t like the sound of your own voice – few people do. You will find yourself automatically trying to improve the sound of your voice. That’s good. Pronunciation is 25% of your speaking score remember.
LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLE SPEAK
The idea here is that the people who listen best also learn how to speak best. This is a skill from general communication that you can apply in IELTS both in your preparation and the test itself.
MOCK TEST WITH AN EX-EXAMINER
Have a mock speaking test with me to find out your level and get feedback on how to increase your score.
I can give you the inside track on how to answer the examiner’s questions and how to show high-level
language to the examiner.