IELTS Speaking Tips 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the speaking test consist of?

The test consists of three parts. They are : Part 1: Introduction about yourself and general questions about familiar topics like family, home etc. Part 2: The examiner will give you a task card/cue card which will have a particular topic. You will be given one minute to prepare and make notes. You will then be asked to talk for 1-2 minutes on the topic. Part 3: The examiner will ask you more elaborate questions connected to the topic of Part 2.

How long will the speaking test be conducted?

11 – 14 minutes

What is the marking criteria for the speaking test?

Fluency and cohesion – 25% Vocabulary – 25% Grammar – 25% Pronunciation – 25%

How to improve my speaking abilities?

Choose a topic from the practice tests and speak on it. Record what you speak. This will help you identify the mistakes you made. Identify the mistakes and try to avoid them, next time.

Can I memorise the answers for the recently asked questions?

It does not help. You have to be spontaneous while talking. Another drawback in memorising is, you will panic if you forget something and this will lead to fillers like “Umm’ and “Aah” which will lead to poor scores.

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Janet had been an IELTS Trainer before she dived into the field of Content Writing. During her days of being a Trainer, Janet had written essays and sample answers which got her students an 8+ band in the IELTS Test. Her contributions to our articles have been engaging and simple to help the students understand and grasp the information with ease. Janet, born and brought up in California, had no idea about the IELTS until she moved to study in Canada. Her peers leaned to her for help as her first language was English.

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Posted on Jan 4, 2021

Mam have u taken ielts class online????


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