- Education and Science»
- English as a Foreign or Second Language
25 Useful IELTS Speaking Tips
25 IELTS Speaking Tips
IELTS(International English Language Testing System) is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Below are some sample questions and answers for this topic.
1. Do not speak too fast thinking that is fluency. Actually you may be lowering your score because you are skipping sounds or the examiner did not hear what you said.
2. If you do not understand the question make sure you get the examiner to repeat or rephrase (part 3 only) the question.
3. Remember to answer every point you make with details. A simple “yes” or “no” is not sufficient.
4. Lying is ok if it would help you use some good vocabulary. It’s not like they are going to call your mother and check if what you have said was the truth.
5. Use stress and intonation when speaking, don't speak like a machine.
6. Look at the examiner, smile and remember to use hand gestures.
7. Remember you need to be confident and positive. So make sure you speak up so the examiner can hear you.
8. Speak to the examiner and not the recorder.
9. Do not ask for your score once you are finished.
10. Never say “I hope to see you again”
11. Never say “I hope to never see you again”
12. Only give good comments to questions like “tough question”. Saying “stupid question” may upset the examiner.
13. Never call the examiner stupid
14. Sit after your examiner does and do not cross your legs.
15. Wait outside before going in. The examiner will come out and get you.
16. If you cannot remember a word just paraphrase (say it another way)
17. Do not expect the examiner to tell you that you gave a good answer or a bad one.
18. Do not think out loud or repeat the question
19. Never say "pardon" or "what!" Instead say “can you please repeat the question?”
20. Never wait and look at the examiner if you don't know the meaning of the question.
21. Silence is not golden in the IELTS so make sure you are talking about 70% of the time
22. Do not repeat the question in your answer
23. Do not ask questions with the way you answer
24. In part 2 make sure you use a lot of adjectives
25. Saying something interesting may be helpful to your score