A book on Speaking! Sounds awkward right?
That’s true. Not only because learning speaking through a book may be difficult but also because the material of a good speaking book can only be curated by a specialist in that field. The IELTS Speaking Marathon Book is a comprehensive collection of concepts and methods using which one can prepare for IELTS Speaking Exam.
The speaking section of IELTS has three rounds in which the following of your skills will be checked:
While these parameters might not be very difficult for native English speakers to follow through with, non-native speaker tend to falter at many places unknowingly. IELTS Speaking Marathon helps its readers with all the sections and emphasises the differences of various parameters. This increases understanding and enables one to form correct and good sentences. Fluency comes only with practice but Coherence is a concept which one can become better at by reading more content. When speaking of Vocabulary, it is important to use relevant vocabulary while speaking which enhances one’s answers. Grammatical excellence comes with reading and listening to a lot of content. IELTS Speaking Marathon teaches how to brainstorm when you see a cue card, create pointers in the given time and form effective communication.
IELTS asks questions in a particular pattern and of a particular genre. The more number of questions you go through the better idea you will get about what kind of questions can be asked. Based on this knowledge you can formulate answers while practising and hence you will get a good flow and idea about how you can formulate your answers.
Is there any resource that provides with such a huge source of questions?
Where can you find a preparation method?
You will be able to get fluency in your speaking tasks only when you have a strong active vocabulary. IELTS Speaking Marathon has a pool of sample questions with model answers which will enable you to understand the kind of vocabulary that can be used in your speech. The vocabulary should not look forced and should be relevant to the context. This is where most of the people falter. The book will focus on how to include words and phrases in your spoken English. By the time you finish reading the book, you would have accumulated a good vocabulary.
There are many Practice Prompts for practice in the book. The best way would be to practice them with a trainer if possible. However, this can be done with a friend as well. Having a trainer would be ideal as it can create an exam like atmosphere for you while also point out your mistakes. Any specific grammatical flaw, a better paraphrase of a sentence can be done well by a professional trainer for you.
The book is available on Amazon.
For those who have enrolled with us at IELTS Ninja, the book is included in the course and you will receive an e-copy once you’ve joined with us. To all those who have enrolled get the opportunity of discussing all the exercises with their personal mentors and stay up to date with the updates in the book (if any).
Best of luck!