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Splendid Speaking

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Splendid Speaking supports advanced learners of English who want to develop their top-level speaking skills and communication strategies. Each podcast features a recording of non-native speakers of English carrying out short tasks individually or in pairs such as making presentations or taking part in discussions. Each recording contains expert feedback on the speaker's performance. Also, visit the Splendid Speaking website at splendidspeaking.com to subscribe to our newsletter which gives automatic access to transcripts of all podcasts. Students studying for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge CAE, CPE or BEC will find these recordings useful in preparation for their Speaking exam. We also publish a weekly task sheet giving you the chance to try a similar task and a daily quiz consisting of three colloquial expressions.

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Splendid Speaking supports advanced learners of English who want to develop their top-level speaking skills and communication strategies. Each podcast features a recording of non-native speakers of English carrying out short tasks individually or in pairs such as making presentations or taking part in discussions. Each recording contains expert feedback on the speaker's performance. Also, visit the Splendid Speaking website at splendidspeaking.com to subscribe to our newsletter which gives automatic access to transcripts of all podcasts. Students studying for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge CAE, CPE or BEC will find these recordings useful in preparation for their Speaking exam. We also publish a weekly task sheet giving you the chance to try a similar task and a daily quiz consisting of three colloquial expressions.

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27 Ratings
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Congratulations

By Sueclaire - May 18 2012
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I really enjoy listening and refreshment my knowledges with your programs.

best language course

By liveinwa - May 30 2009
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It's one of the best language learning programs I have ever heard! Splendid!

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
14
7
3
2
1

Congratulations

By Sueclaire - May 18 2012
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I really enjoy listening and refreshment my knowledges with your programs.

best language course

By liveinwa - May 30 2009
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It's one of the best language learning programs I have ever heard! Splendid!
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Splendid Speaking

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Splendid Speaking supports advanced learners of English who want to develop their top-level speaking skills and communication strategies. Each podcast features a recording of non-native speakers of English carrying out short tasks individually or in pairs such as making presentations or taking part in discussions. Each recording contains expert feedback on the speaker's performance. Also, visit the Splendid Speaking website at splendidspeaking.com to subscribe to our newsletter which gives automatic access to transcripts of all podcasts. Students studying for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge CAE, CPE or BEC will find these recordings useful in preparation for their Speaking exam. We also publish a weekly task sheet giving you the chance to try a similar task and a daily quiz consisting of three colloquial expressions.

Rank #1: Responding to Questions

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Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This recording features Solange from Brazil. In this interview we looked at the skill of giving full answers to questions.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Jul 18 2009

8mins

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Rank #2: Delivering STAR Stories

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This recording features Eun Kyung from South Korea. In this interview we looked at the skill of describing a personal achievement so that you showcase your strengths and abilities. Transcripts for ALL podcasts including this one are available to subscribers of our mailing list. Visit the Splendid Speaking Website to sign up and to download the transcripts and our weekly task sheets to help you prepare for a similar talk.

Sep 14 2008

12mins

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Rank #3: Structuring a Short Talk

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This podcast features Isabelle from Switzerland and looks at how to structure a short talk.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Dec 05 2009

10mins

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Rank #4: Describing Photographs

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This recording features Andrzej from Poland. In this interview we looked at the skill of describing photographs, a task that appears in the CAE examination.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

May 22 2010

7mins

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Rank #5: Making a Spontaneous Talk

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This podcast features Corina from Romania. In this interview we looked at the skill of giving aspontaneous talk.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Jul 09 2011

6mins

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Rank #6: IELTS Language Lab: Test 10

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Welcome to the IELTS Language Lab, brought to you by Peter Travis from ieltsspeaking.co.uk. In this episode we’re going to listen to Baya who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. The task was Speaking Practice 9:
http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk/ielts-speaking-practice-test-9/

Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in. You should say:
- what kind of accommodation it would be
- where it would be
- who would live there with you
and say why you would enjoy living in this place.

Dec 02 2015

9mins

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Rank #7: STAR Stories

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This recording features Eun Kyung from South Korea. In this interview we looked at the skill of describing a personal achievement so that you showcase your strengths and abilities. The transcript for the most recent podcast, comprehension questions and a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk are sent to subscribers of our mailing list when the podcast is published each week. You can sign up to the newsletter from Splendid Speaking.
Preparing for an English speaking exam? Find out how Splendid Speaking can help you develop the skills you need to pass with flying colours: The Splendid Speaking Course.

Mar 14 2009

12mins

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Rank #8: IELTS Language Lab

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This is the first in our new series of podcasts aimed at students preparing for the IELTS Speaking exam.

The IELTS Language Lab uses the IELTS assessment criteria to examine recordings of students trying IELTS-style Speaking tests. In this episode we’re to going to listen to Sara who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website.

You can find out more about our free materials for IELTS Speaking preparation at our website:
http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk

Mar 21 2013

8mins

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Rank #9: Active Listening

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Facing an examination and need to speak with someone you've never met before? Perhaps you're just looking to improve your advanced English conversation skills. This podcast features Ana and Jonas and the focus of the task was on their ability to ask questions about each other’s interests, studies, or careers, and to listen and respond naturally to what their partner had to say.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Nov 14 2009

11mins

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Rank #10: Using an Anecdote to Make a Point

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This recording features Raluca from Romania and Genevieve from France. In this interview we looked at the skill of using anecdotes to make a point.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Jul 31 2010

10mins

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Rank #11: Taking Part in Discussions

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If you're an advanced speaker of English and would like to improve or practise the skills involved in taking part in a discussion and describing events then this podcast will be of interest to you. In this task Solange from Brazil and Arturo from Italy had to compare the way Christmas is celebrated in their two countries.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Mar 20 2010

14mins

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Rank #12: Working Together to Reach Agreement

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Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This recording features Ekaterina and Lachesara from Bulgaria. In this interview we looked at the skill of reaching agreement.

Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Feb 28 2012

16mins

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Rank #13: Responding to Questions

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Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This recording features Solange from Brazil. In this interview we looked at the skill of giving full answers to questions.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Jan 16 2010

8mins

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Rank #14: Acknowledging Your Partner’s Contributions

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Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This podcast features Ana from Austria and Jonas from Switzerland and looks at working cooperatively when carrying out role plays.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Apr 02 2011

11mins

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Rank #15: Acknowledging Your Partner's Contributions

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Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This podcast features Ana from Austria and Jonas from Switzerland and looks at working cooperatively when carrying out role plays.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Oct 03 2009

12mins

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Rank #16: Structuring a Short Talk

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Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This podcast features Alejandro from Argentina and looks at how to structure a short, two-minute presentation.

Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Aug 20 2011

11mins

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Rank #17: Spontaneous Talks

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This recording features Corina from Romania. In this interview we looked at the skill of making a spontaneous talk. The transcript for the most recent podcast, comprehension questions and a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk are sent to subscribers of our mailing list when the podcast is published each week. You can sign up to the newsletter from Splendid Speaking.
Preparing for an English speaking exam? Find out how Splendid Speaking can help you develop the skills you need to pass with flying colours: The Splendid Speaking Course.

Feb 06 2010

9mins

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Rank #18: Essential Signposting

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If you'd like to improve or practise the skills involved in making presentations then this podcast will be of interest to you. This week we’re listening to Eun-Kyung from South Korea. In this Skype interview, Eun-Kyung was asked to describe a place in her country she would recommend to tourists.
Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Mar 27 2010

15mins

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Rank #19: Working Together to Reach Agreement

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Welcome to the Splendid Speaking podcast. This recording features Ekaterina and Lachesara from Bulgaria. In this interview we looked at the skill of reaching agreement.

Free Transcripts! At Splendid Speaking the transcripts for the current podcasts are FREE! Sign up to the Splendid Speaking newsletter and receive transcripts, comprehension questions, a weekly task sheet to help you prepare for a similar talk AND a vocabulary worksheet to record our 'Splendid Expressions' daily quiz. Sign up to the newsletter from the main Splendid Speaking website.

Feb 27 2010

16mins

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Rank #20: IELTS Language Lab: Test 6

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This is the sixth in our series of podcasts aimed at students preparing for the IELTS Speaking exam. The IELTS Language Lab uses the IELTS assessment criteria to examine recordings of students trying IELTS-style Speaking tests. In this episode we’re to going to listen to Monica who tried one of the free Part 2 practice tests we’ve published on the ieltsspeaking website. You can find out more about our free materials for IELTS Speaking preparation at our website: http://www.ieltsspeaking.co.uk

Oct 16 2015

7mins

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