Improve your IELTS band by working on Speaking skills: Part 2

Many students fear speaking section in IELTS. This is not because they have poor Language skills but because they have not practiced well. Here are few pointers for the speaking test of IELTS. This is in continuation of previous post “Improve your IELTS band by working on Speaking skills”.

  • Do not memorize speech for the interview. It doesn’t make good impression. How would you like talking to a tape? Remember memorized talk doesn’t sound natural and the examiner will easily recognize it. Instead, prepare for familiar topic but point wise. Topics in this section would be similar. Create your own strategy.
  • Nobody likes to talk to Woodstock. Although your English is good enough for Band 9, you will hurt your score by being passive in the conversation. Show some interest in the conversation and be willing to talk. Practice positive body language. Positive posture will automatically improve your voice. Do not give one word answers with yes or no. Elaborate your answer with details, examples, etc.
  • Always speak directly to the examiner, not to the recording equipment. Many students become conscience and start concentrating on their part of the conversation. This makes them attentive towards the recording equipment. In this scenario examiner may feel neglected.
  • If you find it difficult to elaborate your answer or explain it in detail, then you can add examples. State your point and then explain it with example. Thus not only your answer is elaborated but also you do not have to take mental effort in explaining your opinion.

There are many more tips that can help you to increase your band score. Tune in every Wednesday to know more

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Improve your IELTS band by working on Speaking skills

Many students fear speaking section in IELTS. This is not because they have poor Language skills but because they have not practiced will. Here are few pointers for the speaking test of IELTS.

  • Get familiar with the British accent.

Try to reduce your local accent. Correct pronunciations and intonations are very important to deliver your speech clearly; it affects overall band score. It’s a fact that ¼ of your Band score depends on how you pronounce English words. The trouble is, we are more concerned with what we say, than how we say it. We rarely give our pronunciation a second thought, even though the way we pronounce words can make a perfect sentence sound like nonsense.

  • Go through the list of recent exams and familiarize yourself with the latest questions.

The best chances to get the same questions as before are good. So make it a habit of practicing at least one topic every day. Work on different answers to the same question. This will help you during the interview, in case an unfamiliar topic is asked, you will be able to come up with an answer quickly.

  • If you don’t understand the question do not hesitate to ask.

This is a speaking test and not a listening test. If you don’t understand the question, request the examiner to repeat or explain it. It would not be that affecting to your score. If you try to answer a question you do not understand, you will almost certainly become incoherent which definitely will affect your score.

  • Do not use hi-fi language.

In an attempt to do so students sometimes use incorrect or unrelated words, which is a mistake. Also in doing so they spend time trying to think of words due to which they do not sound fluent.

There are many more tips that can help you to increase your band score. Tune in every Wednesday to know more.

Have Great Evening!!!