IELTS tips and techniques for the speaking section
1 Become familiar with the common topics that come up in the speaking exam such as family, places, the environment, education etc
2 If you don’t know it, don’t use it. If you’re not sure about a piece of grammar or vocabulary before you go into the exam, don’t use it.
3 If you know you’ve made a mistake, correct it.
4 In Part 1, try to give as much information as possible. As a general rule, add one more piece of information to your usual answer.
5 In Part 2, write brief notes for your answer to help you give a coherent answer.
6 In Part 3, you need to justify your opinion so give reasons and examples for your points.
7 Listen carefully for the question words and tense of a question to help you answer it effectively.
8 If you don’t understand, try to paraphrase what the examiner said. Eg. ‘Do you mean…?’
9 Watch Youtube clips of the speaking exam to make sure you know what to expect.
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