Where can I find reliable resources to prepare for the IELTS?
Enrich your daily skills vocabulary for the ielts
BBC's 6-min English podcast
Your first stop shoud be at the BBC's 6-min English podcast.
Speakers talk about a topic and include definitions of the words they say in a fluid, easy to follow, and sometimes fun conversation!
English Lessons with Adam
Watch these great videos from A US teacher to review grammar and vocabulary on youtube.
They are called English Lessons with Adam.
Once you feel comfortable, you can start watching talks on ted.com.
TEDex and Ted.com
This organisation offers an outlay to many influential and successful people to expose their take on life.
TEDex and TED.com provide a wide variety of talks (discours) from key economic actors an other many topics in English. Chose anyone you like, and watch it once without the subtitle taking notes. Then check out the transcripts which you can download on the website.
One of the most famous speech given as part of a Ted talk, is the one given by the founder of UBER which you can find HERE
Watch it once without the subtitles and try to take notes. Watch it again with the subtitles to make sure you’ve understood all the words.
You may even download the speeches in mp4.
And start practicing now with the following questions about the talk you've just heard.
Resources that can help you improve your vocabulary for the IELTS
In the speaking part of the IELTS you will be required to answer personal (but not intimate) questions about yourself, your family, the place where you grew up, the reasons why you want to take the IELTS.
This may all be summed up in one single question: Please describe yourself briefly.
My only advice here is to talk as much as you can. Say as many things about you as come to your mind. What matters is not what you're saying but your ability to express yourself fluidly and make yourself understood by any other English speaker.
Stop only when the examiner interrupts you to jump on the next part.
The worse thing you can do during the IELTS speaking part is to wait for the examiner to ask questions answer an open question with a yes or a no without further developping or
There are frequent test dates, usually on Thursdays or Saturdays.
Fees are set by test centers and vary from one country to another.
Expect to pay around £115, €220.
Click here for the next available IELTS dates in France.
Requis par: Universités et Services d'immigration en Australie, Nouvelle Zélande, au Canada et au Royaume-Unis
Oral: oui (entretien avec un examinateur)
Écrit: oui, manuscrit (essai et synthèse de données brutes - type tableau)
Tarif (fee): 220€
Prochaines dates: cliquez sur ce lien pour consulter les prochaines dates de l'IELTS en France.
Start practicing now and try to answer the following questions about the UBER Talk
1 What is the talk about?
2 Who is Travis Kalanick?
A.The founder of UBER
B.A problem solver
C.The founder of the Jitney
D.A nice guy.
3 According to the speaker, how can we cut pollution?
A.By using public transportation
B.By putting more people into fewer cars
C.By putting cars into fewer people
D.By putting cars in skyscrapers
5 What does the term “congestion” refer to?
6 What are duplicate rides?
A.A ride back and forth
C.Multiple rides going to the same place
7 How was the growth of the jitney altered?
A.By regulations and licenses
B.Demand for jitney decreased
C.There were too many drivers
D.The backseat light didn’t work properly
8 When was the Jitney invented?
9 Pick a synonym for jitney?
10 What does the term "idle" mean?
11 How many cars transit through Los Angeles per day?
12 Where is the speaker from?
13 Where does the speaker reside at the time of the talk?
A. San Francisco
B. Los Angeles
C. New York