19. IELTS Speaking: band descriptors introduction

Before I go into detail about the speaking descriptors, I’d like you to analyse them carefully yourself - click here to download a copy of the table with some key phrases highlighted.

Here’s a list of the phrases that I highlighted:

  • willing to speak at length

  • coherence

  • repetition, self-correction, hesitation

  • connectives, discourse markers

  • uses vocabulary reso…

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