English Speaking Test exam prep materials

The following site is an excellent resource that can be useful to help prepare oneself for a number of English language speaking tests such as the IELTS or CELPIP (for citizenship)

British Council – Questions for Speaking – Examples

Here are some examples of typical speaking tasks to help prepare for Language Exams. In addition to the video clips showing students talking, there are tips on what to say and not say, commonly used phrases and vocabulary, true and false questions to check your comprehension, ordering questions, worksheets and downloads, and a copy of the video transcript.

There are also links to video clips of students talking about the following topics commonly asked during speaking exams, also accompanied with exercises:

  • Describing a photo or picture
  • Discussion
  • Information Gap activity
  • Tell a story or personal anecdote
  • Oral presentation