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?
- 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?)
PART 1 TOPICS
Essential topics: you have a 50/50 chance of being asked about your job/studies and home, so make sure you practise these.
Recent Part 1 topics
PART 2 TOPICS
A job you would NOT like to have.
A performance you enjoyed watching.
An art exhibition you visited.
An activity you’d like to do near the sea.
A time you spent more than expected.
An art or craft project you did at school.
Something you saw on social media.
An argument your friends had.
The best holiday you’ve ever had.
A funny mistake you made.
A line from a poem or song
A charity which is important to you.
An article about a health topic.
An interesting town in your country
A picture or painting you like
Returning something to a shop
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
An environmental problem near you
Storytelling and Past Tense practice.
PART 3 TOPICS
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.