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What can I do to improve my speaking?

If you want some tips to improve your English speaking skills, watch this short video from British Council tutor, Rob.

Listen to Rob talking about things you can do to improve your speaking skills.

Add your own ideas in the comments below.

Here are links to some online resources to help with some of the areas Rob mentioned:


The Phonemic Chart – hear the sounds of English by clicking on the symbols, then hear sample words including the sounds and try practice activities.

Pronunciation activities to practise problem sounds.

The Sounds of English from the BBC.

Sentence stress – activities to help you understand and practise how sentence stress can affect meaning.

Record yourself

Vocaroo is one of the easiest ways to record yourself online and share recordings with others. You will have a chance to try this out later this week.

Test advice

These Exam speaking videos from LearnEnglish Teens give useful tips, vocabulary and practice in a range of tasks.

Our IELTS Interview Skills videos take a lighthearted look at some of the common problems and mistakes people make during the interview.

IELTS Practice Speaking Test

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