Two days ago, I got a letter from a student of mine. She recently took the IELTS exam and got 8.0 in speaking with an overall score of 7.5. This is a fantastic speaking mark for a student from Vietnam, as Vietnamese students often have problems with the speaking part. In her letter, she told me that she really appreciated my tip:
Now, by natural, I do not mean too informal or too relaxed. You need to understand the exam very well, be prepared, and know how to score well in all areas: Fluency and Cohesion, Vocabulary, Grammar and Pronunciation.
I taught this student in Vietnam for one IELTS course and then she took another course with another teacher. I worked with her in many areas of her speaking, including my special pronunciation course which helps st