How to Improve Your Speaking

How to Improve Your Speaking

  • By Lidia

The vast majority of our medics are fluent in English, i.e. they express ideas clearly and easily during IELTS classes. Nonetheless, despite their good oral skills, the IELTS speaking exam still represents a challenge, mainly due to pronunciation, vocabulary and time constraints.

Here are a few fun tips that will significantly improve your communication and help with your preparation for the IELTS speaking exam. Please do enjoy yourself whilst practicing!

  1. Listen

Start your day by listening to the morning news. We recommend BBC news for its high quality content, which can be curated according to your personal interests and preferences. For instance, you may wish to shortlist scientific programmes, podcasts or eBooks.

Listening is a great way to expand your vocabulary and most importantly, improve your pronunciation. Pay close attention to the meaning and the sound of words.

  1. Record yourself

Choose a topic, set a timer a timer for 2-3 minutes and record yourself speaking. You could also read aloud. Subsequently, listen the recording and evaluate your performance.

How was your volume? What about the pace? Keep track of when you used words like “um” or “like”.

  1. Make friends

One of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your speaking is by communicating with as many people as possible i.e. both natives and learners. Feel free to share your experiences and voice your thoughts, just like you would whilst having coffee with a friend. Do your best to use vast vocabulary.

At IELTS Medical, we promote a warm and friendly environment which enables our like-minded healthcare professionals to connect and build relationships. See The Story of the Lucky Pen.

We offer Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Speaking lessons for medical professionals seeking to improve their speaking skills.

Get chatty with us… Call 02036376722.


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