Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll get invaluable historical resources for IELTS, one of the toughest topics!

IELTS candidates have been flustered recently by questions about history on the Speaking Exam.

You can prepare for this situation first by listening to this podcast episode of IELTS Energy:

IELTS part 2: Describe a historical event in your country

And watching this IELTS Energy TV video:

IELTS Speaking Part 3 sample answers about history

Still, though, you need to do preparation on your own so you have something to say in your own answers.

Plus, this research and these materials will also aid you in coming up with ideas for Writing Task 2, giving you excellent, real-world examples to add to your body paragraphs.

History Podcasts

Stuff You Missed in History Class– This show features two female hosts that talk through very specific events in the past, imparting thought-provoking and entertaining details.


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Revisionist History– Hosted by the famous Malcolm Gladwell, every episode reveals surprising perspectives on historical events, and sometimes draws parallels with the modern era.

The Memory Palace– This show is fascinating! It offers deep looks into world history, especially details that aren’t taught in normal history textbooks.

History Websites

The Bowery Boys– This site focuses specifically on surprisingly detailed looks into the history of New York City.

The History Chicks– This site gives power to everyone, by teaching them real facts about the past. They also have an amazing podcast!

Try out one of today’s resources.

Then, comment below about what you learned!


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