Succeeding in the IELTS Speaking Test : Talk a lot!

July 27, 2018

Succeeding in the IELTS Speaking Test : Talk a lot!

The IELTS Speaking Test involves a 15 minute one-on-one conversation between the test-taker and the examiner.

The most important path to success is to speak as much as you can. You should try to speak in paragraphs, linking ideas sentences together and developing your ideas. Don’t stick to just one word or single-sentence answers. Expand as much as possible giving details and reasons for your answer.

The test is divided into three parts of 3-5 minutes each:

Part One – Getting Personal

 The first part of EILTS Speaking test consists of a series of personal questions, either about your occupation or about where you live. If you are a student, you should practice describing your major, your academic interests, and why you are studying what you do. Also, think of how you might describe the place where you come from, your city, region or country. Also think about how you might describe the place where you live, your house, its rooms, and its location in the city.

 

 

Part Two – The Monologue

In this section, you will have to answer a question at length, speaking for one to two minutes by yourself about a topic. You may be asked to describe a place, tell a story about an event in your life, or describe an activity such a hobby, trip, or interest of yours.

You will have one minute to prepare, during which you can takes notes. Make good use of this time. Students who write notes during this part of IELTS Speaking test and refer to them do better than those who don’t, because they are better able to keep going. It’s a good idea to note down linking words (examples: and then, and so, in the end, etc.) that you can use during to make your speech flow naturally.

Part Three – The Discussion

In the last part of the speaking test, the examiner will try to have a more balanced back and forth conversation with you about discussion questions. In this part, it is important that you show that you can back up opinions with reasons. This is where you will have to show that you can link ideas together and make logical arguments.

Practice for this section by thinking about your own opinions about social issues such as media, ecology, and education, as well as more general issues like family, work, and travel. Why do you have these opinions? What reasons can you give to support them? 

As long as you can keep going, while using a variety of grammar and vocabulary, you will do well on the Speaking test.

 




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