Updated August 28, 2020
Note: Written August
Due to ill-health, I am suspending this service. In other
words, I can no longer do this service for you.
Feedback Service for Recorded Answers
- If you send me MP3 (or similar) recordings of yourself
speaking some answers, I will give you my feedback within a a few days This
feedback will also be in the form of audio recordings (or, one long
recording ) from me.
- The most convenient way for us to exchange our MP3
recordings is on Wechat or Skype but you can send them to me
by email if you prefer. My Wechat ID is IELTS-Chris; My Skype ID is
chris.green4976 (with a dot between "chris" and "green") and my email
- I will give you an approximate Band score for your
answer, tell you about any major English mistakes you make, and possibly give you any
suggestions that would help you make your answer better.
- You can do this for all the parts of the test – Part 1,
Part 2 or Part 3.
- Try to speak quite close to your microphone so that I can
hear you clearly.
- Overall, in all of your answers, try to speak in a
conversational style, not a "speech-giving" style.
- I'm sorry but I am not prepared to give feedback if your
average speaking level is obviously below Band 5.0. Answers that are spoken
at a level below that will require me to spend too much time both listening
to you, and in giving you my feedback.
- The best idea is to send me answers to four questions for
each Part 1 topic, as shown by the screenshot below, which someone sent me
on Wechat. But you can also send me your recordings via email or Skype.
- Try to keep the average length of your
answers within each topic at about 20 seconds. That is, if you give a 10
second answer for one question, you probably should balance that with
another answer that is close to 30-seconds. That is how you should manage
your time in the real test.
- I very much prefer that you use questions from my
website, not from some other source but I am not strict about this.
- Make this recording STRICTLY between 1.5 and 2.0
- I strongly suggest you do not write
a "speech" or story and then read it in your recording. Remember, in the
real test you have only one minute to read the question and prepare for a
Part 2 answer. Instead of writing a complete answer and then reading it
word-for-word, I suggest you simply make some notes in less than 5 minutes
and then try to make the complete sentences as you speak in the recording.
That is coming close to the real test situation. For those of you who do
write a full answer like an essay, you should turn your answer over and try
to speak it from memory, not read it. However, examiners don't like answers
that you have prepared and memorized before the test and they usually can
detect such answers. When they detect such answers, quite often they will
reduce your overall score and also ask you especially difficult Part 3
questions, just to teach you a lesson.
So, to repeat, I suggest you do not spend more than 5
minutes preparing your answer and I suggest you try to speak almost as if it
were a real test.
- Please only use the Part 2 question wording that
is on this
- This can be done in a similar way to Part 1, i.e., with 4
answers for each Part 3 sub-topic. But if you want, you can do more than 4
answers for each sub-topic.
- Your answers should not be shorter than 15 seconds and
usually not longer than 40 seconds. Make most answers 25 to 30 seconds long.
- I very much prefer you use questions from this
website. This is because if you answer a question that is written in poor or
erroneous English then it makes my job of giving you feedback more
| Part 1
$8 (Australian) or 39 RMB (Chinese) for
each set of 4 answers
Minimum $8 or 39 RMB
|$7 (Australian) or 34 RMB (Chinese) for each set of 4
answers if you pay for 5 or more sets of 4 answers each Minimum 20 answers.
Minimum $35 or 170 RMB
| Part 2
||$9 (Australian) or 43 RMB (Chinese) for
each Part 2 answer
or 43 RMB
|$7.50 (Australian) or 36 RMB (Chinese) for each Part
2 answer if you pay for 5 or more answers.
Minimum $37.50 or 180 RMB
| Part 3
||$3 (Australian) or 14 RMB (Chinese) for
each Part 3 answer. Minimum of 4 answers.
Minimum $12 or 43 RMB
|$2.50 (Australian) or 12 RMB (Chinese) for each
Part 3 answer. if you pay for 10 or more answers.
Minimum $25 or 120 RMB
- You can pay on Wechat or using PayPal (to firstname.lastname@example.org)
but since PayPal's fees are quite high now, you will definitely save on the
PayPal fees if you pay for several at one time, not pay for several of them
- Those people who enrol in my group Speaking test lessons
on Wechat get this service included in the cost of the group class and they
can get feedback on 10 Part 2 recordings. See