[Review + PDF] 31 High-Scoring Formulas to Answer The IELTS Speaking Questions

31 High-Scoring Formulas to Answer The IELTS Speaking Questions is one of the few best speaking practice books to help you prepare for the IELTS Speaking test.

I highly recommend it!

Who should learn this book?
No matter who you are, starting at any level (beginner to learn IELTS, learn for a while), this book was born to serve all of you.

The book is suitable for those who have an English background, have just started to practice IELTS or want to improve the speaking test score.

Well, but wait, if you are an English-native, you shouldn’t use this book. Instead, focus on consolidating your IELTS grammar first by studying the Grammar for IELTS book yourself or to save time and gain efficiency. Sign up for an ultra-compact and lightweight IELTS Online course gentle (Of course quality must be the first priority then)

This book is worth reading!

31 High-Scoring Formulas to Answer The IELTS Speaking Questions
31 High-Scoring Formulas to Answer The IELTS Speaking Questions

Believe me, just after you finish the 368 pages of knowledge (though quite thick) in this book, your IELTS Speaking level can be called to another level (I’m not talking too much) if like you really work hard and learn methodically.

The two authors of the book (Jonathan Palley-Adrian Li Oliver Davies) will guide you through each lesson and make sure to provide you with the three most useful things below:

  • An effective strategy for all 3 Parts
  • Formula to answer all kinds of questions (sentence structure, grammar …)
  • Indigenous vocabulary recommended to eat points

Content overview of the book

Before starting the main section of the book, it will always be a general introduction to the IELTS Speaking test (test structure, scoring, etc.) and how to use the book. This is the most effective → This is the important information you need to know to have a good start before going deeper into the test (Especially for beginners to study IELTS).

Next, the author will add the book into 3 parts, equivalent to 3 parts of the speaking test.

  • Part 1: Contains 20 formulas to answer Part 1 of the test
  • Part 2: The answer formula for the 4 most common topics in Part 2: Person, Place, Object & Past Event
  • Part 3: 7 formulas for developing Part 3 speech are listed and analyzed by the author

At the end of 3 parts, the book also provides advice on “what should and should not do” in the speaking test too → These can be extremely valuable tips written and drawn from the author. experience. This will help us avoid the minor mistakes that cause us to lose points or the Tips to make the examiner impressed us with the speech. So take advantage!


The knowledge content of the book goes from Part 1 to Part 3, very easy to learn

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What is the good point of this book?

If you look through the book, you will see that there are two parts to each knowledge topic: Language steps & Native speaker words.

Language steps: These will be short, clustered, simple sentence structures, while ensuring its effectiveness. As you can see, the author has taken an extremely useful step when analyzing the whole grammatical structure of these sentences.

Native speaker words: This is my most impressive part. Unlike books that merely provide common vocabulary, in this book, the author prioritizes the list of vocabulary words used by native speakers, but even many dictionaries are not necessarily listed. enough and right for you. ⇒ These words are categorized from words (Noun, Verb …) & explain the meaning is extremely easy to understand, simple that anyone can understand, along with the example sentence.

⇒ This is the brightest point of the book, with the vocabulary you learn from the book, your speech will be greatly appreciated, creating a natural way of speaking. The examiner always likes you to use the words that they are also using.

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Wiki Study English’s personal assessment of the book

  • Content suitable for Vietnamese learners of IELTS Speaking

As the name implies, all the questions are said by the ‘formula’ step 1, then how to use the vocabulary, how to connect the ideas, how to close the speech … super specific. The book also has many examples, so it’s easy to learn and easy to understand.

Maybe you did not know anything about IELTS Speaking before or you were not confident in speaking English, so the book is still suitable.

  • However, the amount of practical exercises is quite small

This book is a little bit ‘theoretical’ and does not provide enough practical knowledge. You should simultaneously update the questions that are applied in the real test and have a high rate of winning the cupboard.


I would like to emphasize again: This is a book worth learning, very worth learning. You can find yourself really improving your skills, confidence and language skills on the IELTS Speaking test every day.

Please experience and let me know how you feel about the book.