IELTS SPEAKING STRATEGIES

Achieving advanced grade in the IELTS speaking test is the tremendous achievement. However, to obtain it without great deal of effort is quite unrealistic. In many cases, some candidates are disoriented about what they have to prepare before taking the test. Which aspects of speaking do you need to improve? How can you get the practice you need?

  • Maintain the flow of your speech

In order to gain high score, the candidates have to speak fluently and spontaneously. It is more important to speak in a good flow of speech rather than in a rush. Be fluent and liberated.

  • Be coherent

Use linking words and structures! The use of subordinate conjunction (like although, unless, since, in order that), and the use of word and phrases like however, nevertheless, moreover, etc. will enrich your score

  • Mind the grammar

Grammar is one of the aspects that will be graded based on your performance. Using the right type of grammar when expressing ideas or opinions during the test will escalate the score.

  • Involve your emotion

Deliver your ideas with some expressions and emotions. It will ultimately develop your score during the test. The main difference between the experienced speaker and beginners is the tone of the speech. However, don’t be over reactive; just express your feelings in an accepted way

  • Extend your speech

This is the most important strategies candidates have to know before taking the test. Try to speak at least more than the examiner. Never use short answer or uncommunicative replies! For example, if your examiner asks about your interest in sports. Even though you didn’t like to do any exercises at all, don’t say “I don’t like to do sports at all” and stop there without giving any further details. In contrast, you might say, “I don’t like to do sports, because I have some bad experiences during Junior High school. For example, when I was asked to…

To achieve the highest score in IELTS Speaking Test, familiarize yourself with the test format and questions. Take a lot of time to practice with your peers to test your fluency during the test. Ask the feedback from your peers about your performance to strengthen your weaknesses. Good luck!

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