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GLOSSARY
Intonation
Voice goes up and down to show rhythm
Stress
Some words are longer and louder to show they are important
Rhythm
The natural pattern of speaking, including stressed words, unstressed words, and some pauses

Day 1: IELTS Speaking Part 1

Intonation for Neighbors and Neighborhoods

DAY 1 LESSON

1. Intonation is when your voice goes up and down, in order to express emotions and feelings. The IELTS Examiner MUST hear expressive intonation for a 7+ for Pronunciation. Watch the video. Pause approximately every 5 seconds and try to copy Jessica, focusing on the intonation.

2. Write down these phrases: 

  • I adore my neighborhood. I absolutely love it.
  • Within a stone’s throw of
  • Ride my bike a bunch
  • So, yeah, I actually love my neighborhood.

3. Watch the video again, and copy the way Jessica says those phrases.


4. If any of those words are new to you, look them up in the dictionary, and then add them to your vocabulary notebook.

DAY 1 HOMEWORK

1. Answer this IELTS Part 1 question out loud: Do you like your neighborhood? (Focus on being descriptive, and use expressive intonation.)

2. Record a video of yourself answering that question, showing expressive intonation.

3. Post the video on the All Ears English Facebook page, or on your Instagram with #ieltsenergy and #allearsenglish. Find the All_Ears_English Instagram page.


Dat 2: IELTS Speaking Part 1

Movie Answers

DAY 2 LESSON 

1. For a 7+, you should have a natural English rhythm, and we do this by stressing some words (making them longer and louder), and pausing sometimes as well.

2. Watch the video. When you hear Jessica say the phrases at the beginning of her answers, pause the video and mimic her pronunciation.

Stress the capitalized words (they are longer and louder), and slightly pause when you see a /.

  • Answer 1: UnFORTunately I DON’T GO very often these days because I am SUPER BUSY, with LIFE, and TASKS, and / responsaBILITIES, BUT / I go as OFTEN as POSSIBLE/ which, I guess boils DOWN/ to / maybe ONCE a MONTH.
  • Answer 2: Um/ you know / LOOKING BACK / I DON’T feel like we DID go that OFTEN, but / again, movies have ALWAYS been a passion of mine.
  • Answer 3: Well / THESE DAYS I’m ALL about the Marvel Universe / what can I say, I AM / ALL / IN / for comic book movies.
  • Answer 4: OH / for SURE, I/ literall
3. Listen to this episode about how to pause for better Pronunciation scores. While you listen, take notes on when and why you should pause. Then, check your answers by reading the transcript.

4. Look at the words below. These are all phrases from the sample answers. For any words that you don’t know, look them up in the dictionary, and then add them to your vocabulary notebook.


  • Boils down to
  • Second-run movies
  • Directly related to
  • Hilarious
  • All about (something)
  • Supreme fan
  • Zeitgeist
  • Like a kid in a candy stor
DAY 2  HOMEWORK

5. Record audio of yourself answering this question: When was the last time you went to the cinema? (Focus on stressing important words and pausing for emphasis.)


6. Upload your recording to SoundCloud, or any online platform of your choice. Then, share a link to it on the All Ears English Facebook page.


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Day 3: IELTS Speaking Part 2

Describing Objects

DAY 3 LESSON 

1. Yesterday, you practiced stress and pausing. Today, we’ll continue looking at this, so you can develop an expressive and natural rhythm when you speak English. 


2. Watch the video below. When Jessica starts her Speaking Part 2 answer, pause the video every 5 seconds and try to copy exactly how she sounds. Focus on the stressed words, the pauses, and nailing the overall rhythm of her speech.


3. Describing objects in Speaking Part 2 is tough! Here is some vocabulary from the video. Watch the video again and copy how Jessica says these phrases. For any words that you don’t know, look them up in the dictionary, and then add them to your vocabulary notebook. 

  • Most utilized device
  • I can’t tell you what a relief it was to get this phone
  • Clumsy / accident-prone
  • Obsessively keep track (of something)

DAY 3  HOMEWORK

4. Your turn! Take notes on how you would describe a device, like a mobile phone, for example. Describe these details: Why you bought it/ where you bought it/ when you bought it The appearance What you use it for specifically.


5. Record a video of yourself talking about this device for 2 minutes. Upload your video to YouTube, and post a link on our All Ears English Facebook page, or on your Instagram, #ieltsenergy.



Day 4: IELTS Speaking Part 2

Connecting Your Words When You Talk About Shops

  • Assimilation
  • Elision
  • Catenation
  • Intrusion
DAY 4 LESSON

When natives talk, we connect a lot of our words. There are actually rules for this! They are called the rules for connected speech. Listen to the episodes from All Ears English and take notes on the rules. Then, read the transcripts for the episodes and add to your notes for each rule.

2. Watch the video. While Jessica gives her Part 2 answer about her favorite shop, read the transcript. Try to circle any words that are connected. (You can watch the video more than once, and pause the video at any time.)


3. Watch the video again. While Jessica gives her Part 2 answer, pause approximately every 5 seconds and copy the way she talks. Focus on connecting the words while you speak.

4. Look at the words below. These are all phrases from the sample Part 2 answer. For any words that you don’t know, look them up in the dictionary, and then add them to your vocabulary notebook.

  • Pinpoint
  • Brick and mortar
  • Second-hand
  • Rambling (structure)
  • Choppy (rooms)
  • Marvelous
  • Merchandise
  • Spanning (a wide variety)
  • Medieval
  • Nightgown
DAY 4  HOMEWORK

5. In IELTS Speaking Part 2, you may have to describe an object, a person, an event or experience, or a place. When you describe a place, try to picture it in your mind and describe absolutely everything you see. Think of an interesting shop you have been to. Take notes on all the details you could talk about when you describe it.


6. Record audio of yourself describing this shop for 2 minutes. (Focus on connecting some of your words, following the rules you learned today.)


7. Upload your recording to SoundCloud, or any online platform of your choice. Then, share a link to it on the All Ears English Facebook page.



Day 5: IELTS Speaking Part 3

Intonation and Social Media Questions

DAY 5 LESSON

1. Speaking Parts 1 and 2 are usually about more light-hearted, personal topics. So, your intonation will be more positive, with your voice going up more often, and you can speak at a faster speed.

However, in Speaking Part 3, when the topics get more serious, your intonation will also be more serious. This means your voice will go down more often. Also, you will speak more slowly, as these are answers you have to think more about.

These are the same variations that a native speaker would show- faster and more upbeat for easy topics, slower and more serious for tougher topics.


2. Watch the video with Jessica’s Part 3 answers about the internet and social media. Pay attention to her intonation and speed.


3. Watch the video again, and mimic how she says these introduction sentences:

  • Answer 1: You know, this is an interesting question. I think it, I think it has to do with instant gratification. Because, when we experience gratification, or happiness, it releases certain chemicals, certain hormones, that make our brains happy and our bodies feel nice.
  • Answer 2: Hmm. That, that honestly stumps me. That puzzled me, because, even though it really hasn’t been around that long, when we look at the length of human history, um, it is very difficult to imagine our lives without it.


4. Look at the words below. These are all phrases from the sample answers. For any words that you don’t know, look them up in the dictionary, and then add them to your vocabulary notebook.

  • Instant gratification
  • Physiological response
  • Stump
  • Integrated
  • Backtrack
  • Purely hypothetical
DAY 5  HOMEWORK

1. Write out your answers to these Speaking Part 3 questions. Try to include specific examples in each answer. These examples can be from your life, from your knowledge/observations of society, your country/culture, and/or from news you’ve read or heard.

  • Do you think people spend too much time on social media these days?
  • Should the internet play a role in children’s education?


2. Record a video of yourself answering the Speaking Part 3 questions. Focus on slowing down a bit, and use more serious intonation. Upload your video to YouTube, and post a link on our All Ears English Facebook page, or on your Instagram, #ieltsenergy #allearsenglish.


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