Speaking: How to make a recording for me

To get feedback on your Speaking and Pronunciation, simply record a short video or audio on your phone or computer on the Flipgrid app.

Choose a topic (scroll down) and record yourself speaking. You can re-record it until you’re happy.

I’ll give you feedback as soon as I get the notification. Please let me know if you don’t hear from me within 48 hours.

What are the benefits of Flipgrid?

Flipgrid is designed for Speaking feedback, to allow students and teachers a lot more possibilities:
  • I can record and send you my video response so you can hear what the examiner hears.
  • You can see a caption version (see below) so you can learn how the computer picks up your voice, which helps identify pronunciation areas.
  • It keeps everything in one place and I can refer back to your earlier videos, which helps us track progress.
  • Peer learning – you can see other people’s examples (the feedback is private) and get ideas from them.

If you’d rather not show your face, that’s fine! Just switch off the camera.

Try out the captions on Flipgrid.

In this video you can see how the CAPTIONS work.

They could really help you see how clearly you’re speaking (how does the caption-generator pick up what you say?)


Essential topics: you have a 50/50 chance of being asked about your job/studies and home, so make sure you practise these.

Talk about where you live.

Learn more about this topic in the Speaking Course Day 2.

Talk about your job or studies.

Learn more about this topic in the Speaking Course Day 3.

Recent Part 1 topics


We practise these 2-minute long turns in the Tuesday morning Speaking class. Here’s the notebook we use to make notes (2022).

Learn more about Part 2 in the Speaking Course (Day 9).

A charity which is important to you.

A gift for a friend.

An article about a health topic.

A leisure activity near water.

An interesting town in your country

A picture or painting you like

Returning something to a shop

An interesting building

A crop grown in your country

A time when you were late

A funny mistake that you made.

A language you’d like to learn

An event that made you feel happy

An advertisement you like

A school event

An environmental problem near you

A local news story.

Storytelling and Past Tense practice.


Part 3 lasts 4-5 minutes but you don’t need to make a 5-minute video. The aim of this flipgrid is to practise talking more academically and argumentatively about a more controversial ‘less familiar’ topic.

Learn more about Part 3 in the Speaking Course Day 16.

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