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IELTS Speaking: Advanced!

Face the IELTS Speaking exam with confidence!

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"I will definitely recommend it to my students interested in taking the exam. Extremely helpful!"
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Is your spoken English about to be assessed for IELTS?

The thought of facing an English speaking exam can be quite frightening: having your speaking skills assessed by experts is not something that happens often and many students worry that they won’t perform at their best on the big day.

At some point during your preparation you’ve probably wondered ‘What if I speak too much?’ ‘What if I can’t answer the question?’ ‘What if I find myself making a mistake?’ And worst of all, ‘What if my mind goes completely blank and I can’t think of anything to say?’

Now imagine a different situation

  • You sit down opposite the examiner knowing exactly what to expect during the Speaking test.
  • You get the exam off to a great start by answering the introductory questions in style.
  • You make use of strategies that guarantee you carry out the Part 2 question fully AND showcase your English.
  • And you answer the more challenging Part 3 questions with absolute confidence.

The question is how do you learn all the skills you need to make this possible in time for your Speaking exam?

Well, that’s exactly why we’ve developed our new Speaking course for IELTS students. It’s called:

IELTS Speaking: Advanced!

IELTS Speaking: Advanced is now FREE with IELTS Speaking One-to-One: Boost


‘IELTS Speaking: Advanced’ is a 10-unit course which covers everything you will need to face the examiner with total confidence. The self-study course is packed with highly-effective speaking strategies, grammar and vocabulary exercises and lots of practice tests to help you prepare thoroughly for the exam.

How IELTS Speaking: Advanced will help

Let’s see what you need to face the Speaking exam with total confidence:

  • Have a thorough understanding of what’s required of you in the Speaking exam.
  • Know effective strategies that will guarantee you perform at 100%.
  • Know the IELTS assessment inside out so you know which areas to work on during your preparation.
  • Learn how to avoid the typical language mistakes made by advanced learners.
  • Know the functional language you’ll need in the exam to speculate, compare and contrast, agree and disagree effectively, use fillers etc.
  • Have the topic vocabulary to answer the examiner’s questions confidently.

Well, that’s exactly what ‘IELTS Speaking: Advanced‘ offers you:

  • Easy-to-remember strategies to make sure you won’t be lost for words in the exam.
  • Practice tests to help you master these strategies.
  • Recordings of advanced students: use the IELTS assessment criteria to evaluate the speaker’s performance, and get a clear understanding of the exam requirements.
  • Error-correction activities and grammar lessons to help you avoid the language mistakes made at advanced level.
  • The chance to learn the important functional language you’ll need during the exam with our FREE ‘Functions Toolkit’.
  • Topic vocabulary tests to make sure you have the language you need to answer questions fully

Using ‘IELTS Speaking: Advanced’ you will:

  • discover 4 great ways to answer Part 1 and Part 3 questions using the REDS method
  • learn our secrets to showcasing your use of English and fluency skills throughout the exam
  • find out how signposting can help you deliver a coherent long turn in Part 2
  • discover how the ACE method will guarantee you give TOP answers to the Part 3 questions
  • learn our strategies to deal with common problems such as dealing with mistakes or feeling lost for words.

User’s feedback

“Your new learning tool is very useful for both students and educators. It highlights the typical problems of candidates and gives clear examples, explanations that help students to be more aware of these issues during the preparation. The media tool is attractive and easy to use so working with it was a pleasure.”
Kóródi, Hungary

“I think it’s fabulous! I’m really impressed with the lesson I’ve just done…You are doing such a wonderful job to help us with English…THANK YOU!!!”
Lubchik, UK

‘It gave me very useful tips about the exam I wasn’t thinking about. This helps me alot in my preparation for the exam.’
Ghada, Egypt

“Splendid Speaking is giving me the tools and the confidence to improve my speaking skills, providing explanations and tips on the best approaches to answering a question.”
Solange, English language student, Brazil
“What to say more than: absolutely helpful!…Excellent preparation for the speaking part of an exam.”
Vucosava N., English Language student, Portugal

“Very useful tasks, complete with appropriate vocabulary!”
Tuula Jantunen, Finland

Login anytime, anywhere!

First, there’s nothing to download or install. ‘IELTS Speaking: Advanced‘ is an online course so all you need is a web browser and an Internet connection. (You will need Flash to view the units). With ‘IELTS Speaking Advanced‘ you can fit your Speaking exam preparation around your own busy lifestyle.

  1. Choose the length of your subscription, 13 weeks, 26 weeks or 52 weeks.
  2. Sign up for a username and password account.
  3. Log in from any computer – at work, at home or at the Internet cafe.

Live support!

To help you stay on track with your exam preparation we invite course members to join us and other students on one of our live monthly ‘askthetutor’ tutorials. (Times are advertised on the course homepage.) Each tutorial will focus on a key Speaking skill covered in IELTS Speaking Advanced and try to answer any questions you may have. And members who can’t attend a session can email us their question and we’ll try to help.

Complete preparation for all parts of the exam

Click here to download the full syllabus (PDF file).

But that’s not all … Functions Toolkit

Subscribers to IELTS Speaking: Advanced will also get free access to our ‘Functions Toolkit’: interactive quizzes to help you learn key functional language such as ‘speculating’, ‘using fillers’, ‘modifying levels of agreement’ etc. essential language for the IELTS advanced candidate.

Plus …

Special Offer ... Splendid Expressions

Purchase a subscription to ‘IELTS Speaking: Advanced‘ and get a FREE subscription to ‘Splendid Expressions’, our three-stage approach to learning HUNDREDS of English expressions. (Normal price $13 for 3 months)

Save $$$s the longer you need

The costs of an individual student subscription are as follows
(Prices below do not include VAT)

  • 3 months subscription – $35
  • 6 months subscription – $55 (Save $15!)
  • 12 months subscription – $70 (Save $70!)

(Contact us if you’re a teacher and would like to purchase multiple subscriptions for ‘IELTS Speaking: Advanced‘).

Your Instructor


Peter Travis
Peter Travis

I've been teaching English, both online and face-to-face for well over 20 years. My teaching career began in Coimbra, Portugal back in 1991. I moved on to Greece the following year and then took on a full-time post in a further education college in the UK. I am fully qualified with a Trinity College TEFL Certification and the Dip TEFL (Diploma in Teaching TEFL). During my career I have taught English at all levels and gained extensive experience in helping students prepare for their exams, including IELTS, Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE.

It was a combination of my background in EFL, and a growing interest in e-learning, which ultimately led to me co-founding the award-winning Flo-Joe website, and later forming my own company, ‘Splendid Learning’ which publishes online courses for IELTS and CAE.

I’ve also worked with Harper Collins to author ‘Practice Tests for PET‘ (Cambridge English Preliminary) and ‘Practice Tests for FCE‘ (Cambridge English: First). I have also co-authored 2 further titles for Harper Collins, ‘IELTS Practice Tests‘ & ‘IELTS Practice Tests 2‘.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts the moment you create your account. You can work through the course at your own pace. Access to the course will last for the duration of time you have subscribed for, either 3, 6 or 12 months. When your subscription comes to an end you will no longer have access to the course.
Do I get help from a teacher through Skype or email?
No, IELTS Speaking Advanced is a self study course. If you would like to work with Peter through Skype, check out the One-to-One service.
Are there any special technical requirements?
There’s audio throughout the course so you’ll need a reasonably good Internet connection and the content is developed using Flash and you’ll need Flash Player 7 or later.
Is IELTS Speaking Advanced free with your One-to-One courses?
Yes. We offer a 3 month subscription to 'IELTS Speaking: Advanced' to everyone who signs up to 'IELTS Speaking One-to-One Boost'.

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