IELTS Speaking Tips

ielts speaking tips

Most of the candidates feel the IELTS peaking test is a difficult one because you have to speak to a person’s face to face and it is somewhat like a face to face interview. Most of the time the test takers will be nervous to take up the test because they are scared that they will not be able to answer the questions asked by the examiner according to the examiner’s point of view. There are few IELTS speaking tips that will help you to speak without hesitation in the speaking test.

Be fluent

Be fluent while speaking, do not be nervous, it’s ok even if you do not use much vocabulary but mind your fluency while speaking, do not give much of pauses and grammar should be properly used in the sentences. Do not speak too fast that the examiner does not understand what you are speaking and be clear in your words while speaking. Also, try to speak slowly so that you can also manage your time properly.

Practice Sample Questions

There are a lot of sample question papers which you can use for practicing your speaking test. Pick a topic from the sample question paper and try speaking, record whatever you are speaking then identify your mistakes and plan how to overcome those mistakes accordingly.

Ask Questions with the Examiner

If you dint understand the question that is asked by the examiner, there is nothing wrong with asking him to repeat the question, but you have to make sure that you do not ask the question to be repeated multiple times that the examiner gets irritated. If you have any confusion regarding the question asked, you can clarify it by asking the examiner to repeat, you will not lose any marks for asking the doubt.

Bring Emotions in your Speech

While taking the speaking test do not speak with one tone of speech at a stretch, keep on changing the tone or bring emotions while speaking. Try to put emotions and feelings in your speech. Like how you change the tone of speech while speaking in your native language in the same way you also have to put emotions while speaking in the English language too.

Extend your Speech

If the examiner asks you to speak about some topic, do not end your speech in one sentence. At least speak more sentences than the question asked by the examiner. If the examiner asks you the question of one sentence, try to answer the question in two or more sentences. Do not break the sentence in between try to explain more about the topic. 

Do not panic if a mistake happens

While speaking if any mistake happens, do not get scared instead try to correct the mistake without making the examiner understand, if you cannot correct the mistake continue speaking. There will be no deduction of marks until you continue your speech.

Keep a separate time to think for an answer

Listen to the question asked by the examiner carefully and if you do not understand how to answer the question or if you are unsure about the answer tell it frankly to the examiner so that he goes to the next question. Or ask for some extra time to think about the answer. The examiner may not refuse to give you the extra time.

Do not learn the answers by heart

When you are practicing for the speaking test, do not byheart the topics that are in the sample question papers. Instead of byhearting try to make your own content which is innovative and which the examiner feels impressive. The examiner will come to know by the way of your speech that whether you have byhearted the answer or it is your own content.

Focus on what is important

If you are bad with pronunciations you van try to improve your pronunciations by reading more and more vocabulary. Practicing the things that you are not great with is really important. More important is finding out what are the most common mistakes that you tend to while speaking.

Stick on to the topic

It is very important to extend your answers but while extending the answers do not divert from the topic, stick on to the topic and speak for it. Diverting from the topic may cause loosing of marks

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