Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Orginally Mark scored a 6.5 on his speaking test but after going through our 3 Keys IELT course and our speaking module he also met with Jessica for a VIP private coaching session to practice the speaking test.

During the VIP session he was able to get reassurance and review what he had learned in the course for a last-minute check in.

The three things that Mark did to jump from 6.5 to 8.5 on Speaking:

  • He relaxed and used his personality: Many students incorrectly believe that they need to speak like a robot with no emotion to show respect and be formal on the exam. They usually don’t have interesting ideas or a fun tone of voice. If these students talked with more energy in their voice and used their personality they would increase their speaking score with better pronunciation and fluency scores. This is what Mark did. He used his real personality and increased his score. In our course we show you what the examiner is looking for in terms of formality and informality in different parts of the Speaking test.


  • He invested in a system that works: He entered the 3 Keys IELTS Success System and went through most of the lessons. This is where he built his basic foundation of strategies that we crucial to his success.


  • He did a lot of extra fluency practice: He used a lot of our suggested outside activities and found resources based on his own interests to improve his vocabulary. He also lives in Australia and he participates in English-language activities regularly so he has made English a big part of his life.


Remember guys, if you don’t live in an English-speaking country there are still ways to practice English regularly. Currently many of the students in our course are getting together on Google Hangouts to practice together.

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